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Orlando Science Center

777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
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Ranked #47 of 198 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: From the time you arrive at the Orlando Science Center, you are immersed in cool science, like walking across the glass bridge into the 3-story open... more »
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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
16 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Being members we have come here many times over the years. Wether you're a local or tourist there's much to enjoy here with your young children. Watch an IMAX theater or a 3D film in either of their state of the art theaters.

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Jacksonville, FL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have been to many science 'museums' around the country, and this one is quite nice. There are four floors of exhibits, including dinosaurs, live alligators (you can feed them!), an observatory, a science park, kids town, a very nice cafeteria, and an awesome gift shop. The OSC is surrounded by beautiful lawns, and stands right next door to two... More

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118 reviews 118 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We decided to pay a visit here as my boyfriend is a scientist so thought it might be something fun to do to make a change from the parks. Unfortunately we were very wrong! This place is more like a kids play area than a science centre and it is so expensive for what it is! There is nothing much... More

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Haifa, Israel
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We enjoyed several hours, and they liked almost all the activities, experimented, and had fun as well as learnt new things. Highly recommended this quality activity. When we left the kids said they liked it more than Epcot - I agree.

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Winter Garden, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I am a teacher here in Orlando and have taken my class and my son to the center many times. Although it may not be the most comprehensive science museum I have been to, my son enjoys the hands on exhibits and because he wants to be a scientist when he grows up, we thought it would be a great... More

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OrlandoScienceCenter, Public Relations Manager at Orlando Science Center, responded to this review

We appreciate and value the opinion of our guests and customers, and apologize if you had a negative experience. There appears to have been a miscommunication as we are very understanding of those who have allergies, and life-threatening ones at that. In fact, safety is our utmost concern at Orlando Science Center, which is why we offered to allow a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been meaning to take my 4 year old dinosaur fan to the Orlando science center for a while. I am glad we did it this week because my son loved seeing the bats. Well my Dino fan loved Dino digs of course. One of the volunteers Ed. S imparted so much knowledge about dinosaurs. He was extremely passionate and... More

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Bowie, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We went to the center during pirate week. My 4 year old son was able to participate in a treasure hunt and make a pirate bracelet. After that he was able to pet a baby alligator. He really enjoyed the turtles and making a boat race faster by creating barriers. My husband and I really enjoyed the film on the... More

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Lincolnton, Georgia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I took my 6 year old Granddaughter here along with her Mother and Mema. We all had a great time, my Granddaughter loved it. Our only disappointment was that we arrived late in the day and only had a couple of hours there. We were able to visit two floors and my Granddaughter did not want to leave when closing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

My kids love it..they are 9 & 17..Love the staff, exhibits, movies..observatory..loved it so much that we purchased year passes that can be used at other Science Centers also and they also gave ys 4 guest passes...I am astonished by poor review's...

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Beckley, West Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I took my little girl there today and was very pleased at al the hands on activities for children. Parents if you want to find a great place to get your kids into science this is it. Also has things for us big kids too.

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