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Orlando Science Center

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Address: 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
Phone Number: +1 407-514-2000
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Thu - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: For more than 50 years, Orlando Science Center has been a place that...
For more than 50 years, Orlando Science Center has been a place that inspires curiosity and exploration. Truly one of the great activities for Orlando families, the Science Center encourages learning in a fun way. There's no better place that combines fun and knowledge all under one roof! For visitors from out of town, Orlando Science Center is a must for your "things to do in Orlando" list. With four floors of exciting exhibits, amazing giant screen and 3-D films as well as engaging live programming, the Science Center is the perfect family destination. We're also the ideal rainy day escape!
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Great exhibits, no supervision

My toddler had a blast at all the hands-on exhibits when we went. However, its pricey for a museum. It's similar to Disney in that it is very crowded. The most popular exhibit... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Cincinnati
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

You have to see it to believe it. You will learn about the sea. You will like the presentation of facts and how it is put together. This is many for all levels to understand and it achieves that. This is an important teaching took and you may be surprised how little you were taught I school.

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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Kids had all kinds of things to check out and can keep them busy here 2-3 hours easily. Added bonus when we went was we stayed for the movie in the evening.

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Melbourne, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Honestly it seemed like there was a contest to put together the minimum amount of things and be able to call it a science center.....and they came in last place. There weren't that many exhibits and everything looked neglected.it is possible that the entire science center was doing a post apocalyptic exhibit of a neglected science center, but I doubt... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As a kid I enjoyed the science center very much. Now that I'm in my twenties I have to say its definitely a kids place. There were a few school groups with kids running around and occupying everything. I know this is not the science centers fault! I just would have enjoyed it more if it was less crowded. A... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My toddler had a blast at all the hands-on exhibits when we went. However, its pricey for a museum. It's similar to Disney in that it is very crowded. The most popular exhibit involved an orange tree exhibit. My son couldn't do it because parents weren't watching their kids and they also weren't leaving so that other people could try... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Took my son and his friend today and they had a ball. The center is very informative and a perfect place to expose your children to basic science. The exhibits were very in testing and informative and the staff were very pleasant. One place food subway on the 1st floor. The boys was not to interested in the theater shows... More 

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DeLand, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is so much fun that we took a group of French exchange students there! Lots of things to learn and experience, all with the format of play and messing around.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were visiting Orlando, & a couple of our kids had sunburn, and didn't want to be outside at the Parks. Instead, we decided to go to the Orlando Science Center, and it turned out to be a good decision. The kids, who were initially grumbling about going to a science center thinking it would be boring they ended up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is definitely a perfect place for kids to learn about sciences like physics but also areas like weather or dinosaurs are well explained and many interactive experiments help to understand how science works.

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Sebring, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Orlando Science Center was a fantastic getaway/field trip for an elementary schooler's gifted program. I will say, though, after visiting world class museums around the US, this may pale in comparison.

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