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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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Attended this event last night. What a great venue for an event. The outdoor top level area was very nice and pretty with lights. This was a great event that was woven thru the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Winter Springs, Florida
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I took my 4 year grandson last week and was so impressed! We got a family membership! There's so much to do and they are adding more! We didn't have time to see it all but it was a perfect day! We will make it a monthly trip! The hands on activities are endless! We loved the gift shop...I didn't... More 

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Thank alyjoe529
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've always enjoyed booking field trips here for our K-8th graders. Being a home school group can be challenging to find activities that appeal to a diverse group of students and ages, but they manage to keep everyone interested. I do wish that you could stay an extra hour after the scheduled few exhibits are finished because when you bring... More 

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Thank Christy R
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666 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attended this event last night. What a great venue for an event. The outdoor top level area was very nice and pretty with lights. This was a great event that was woven thru the exhibits. I look forward to attending more events here.

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Thank Nancy L
Kissimmee, Florida
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My granddaughter celebrated her 6th Birthday at The Orlando Science Center. She invited 8 friends and parents. The party itself was held in a private room with pizza, lemonade, chips and a birthday cake. She chose the dinasour theme. The aides that worked the room held a scientific experiment. The kids were thrilled with that. The party lasted two hours,... More 

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Thank gmroseWestChester_PA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the science center on a Sunday afternoon on my own. When I received the schedule, I looked it over and decided what I would see and when. I walked through KidsTown, but since I didn't have any children, I didn't spend much time here. Those guests who were here seemed to be having a good time, though. Two... More 

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Thank Cyd827
Orlando, Florida
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72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic non-amusement park experience for kids (big and small) in Orlando! My 6 and 4 year old had a blast exploring the exhibits. Logistically, it is great that the movies are included in the price - makes for easier planning. The parking garage is connected to the museum via an enclosed walk-way, making it a perfect rainy day... More 

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Thank Amy E
Omak, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the OSC and were amazed at all the exhibits. There is something for all ages. We liked the Dinosaur exhibit and loved the excavation site for the kids. The animal exhibits were also interesting. The area for the younger kids with the kitchen, orange grove and water table construction exhibit was fun and educational too. Our group consisted... More 

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Thank Ella R
DeLand, Florida
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have something for all ages here, and it is often something new each time. From dinosaurs, to learning about the planet, solving experiments, to virtually walking on Mars, everyone will have fun. Plus checkout a 3D movie about animals or explorer the wonders of the Earth and space beyond with a giant movie on their eight story dome theater... More 

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Thank James S
Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Jennine M, Public Relations Manager at Orlando Science Center, responded to this review

Hi Rob, thank you for review. We appreciate all feedback and would like to implement yours in the future so if there is anything specific regarding teamwork that you would like us to address, please let us know! Thank you! More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
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29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 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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