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Orlando Science Center

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Address: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803-1291
Phone Number: +1 407-514-2000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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For more than 60 years, Orlando Science Center has been a place that...

For more than 60 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!

Please note, on Fridays and Saturdays through March 27, 2016 Orlando Science Center has extended hours for Star-Studded Evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Digital Adventure Theater films and the Crosby Observatory (weather-permitting) only. After 5:00 p.m. exhibit halls will be closed.

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Could have been better set up Lil more team work help the guest but not bad better parking or take that of the coast

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Rob K
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Could have been better set up Lil more team work help the guest but not bad better parking or take that of the coast

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Thank Rob K
Orlando, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The OSC is amazing. Displays, hands on experiences for the young and young at heart. Joined for a year so we can go back as much as we want. Looking forward to a year of fun education.

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Thank Harlan S
Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have taken my grandchildren to this museum for over 20 years. It has an IMAX as well. It is interactive and good for 3-4 hours, which is good especially if it's raining. Nature, science, etc. a memorable visit. There is a restaurant as well.

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Allen, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the week in Aug. There were so many interactive activities for the kids to do. My kids are 5 and 3 and there were several age appropriate learning experiences for them. Most activities need explanation from an adult for true learning. Without adult supervision, the kids are just playing and not knowing what they are doing or... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All three kids had fun there (8, 6, 1). It's an all day thing. I'd recommend going on a day when it is open late b/c it clears out after 6pm. Love the orange factory and the dinosaur bones. Definitely a must do - everyone had fun.

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Thank capples19
Brandon, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with my boyfriend for their Science Night out, and boy were we disappointed. Parking was a nightmare, the lines were longer than they were at Disney, minimal food and drink options, overall way too crowded. There were too many people let onto the observation deck and you could barely see Jupiter the telescope was bouncing so much. I've... More 

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

Hello Janelle, Thank you for your feedback about our February Science Night Live event. That was our highest attended event to date and we have since put in a lot of measures to ensure that all guests have a great experience at future events. We take feedback from our visitors very seriously. We received comments about challenges created by the... More 

Braintree, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last time you went the crowd was so massive the kids didn't have time to enjoy every thing. Try this. Plan on a Sunday at end of July. School is out. No summer camps . Kids can get to all exhibits. The line at subway is not bad - (but better to pre order before lunch time.)

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have young children and have found that the Orlando Science Center is a reasonably priced place that provides hours of entertaining fun for the whole family. New exhibits arrive on a regular basis. We love going there so often that we went ahead and purchased annual family passes. Great for a rainy day or when it is too hot... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My oldest son, with his girlfriend and two kids ages 8 and 1, went to the Orlando Science Center today and had a whole lot of fun. It's all hands on learning and even the adults have a great time. It's not all easy and can stump the smartest among us. You and your kids will have a great time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The traveling exhibits are great. The bat exhibit was great informative and educational. Has some great animals such as gators, fish, turtles and snakes. IMAX theatre is also a plus.

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