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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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Very Nice Museum for Kids

I wasn't to sure as to what we'd find, as I've only visited the Children's Museum in Houston, Texas. Getting into the museum was a little tricky at first. We couldn't find a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Orange, Texas
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Orange, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't to sure as to what we'd find, as I've only visited the Children's Museum in Houston, Texas. Getting into the museum was a little tricky at first. We couldn't find a place to park. However, we noticed the signage on the parking garage across the street advertising parking for the Science Museum. We pulled into the garage, paid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has had a pass for this museum for a few years now we enjoy going. My daughter loves this place and I feel good knowing she is doing so much hands on learning.

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Thank Carrie D
Gotha, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming to this science center for well over 20 years (even back when it was in a different building). I have seen many exhibits come and go, some better than others, and a few downright amazing. Anyone else remember the Star Trek and Dinosaur exhibits a long time ago? The Mummy experience last year was absolutely amazing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok look, this isn't a theme park , but I went 3 days in a row lol it's fun! I love watching the shows in the Cinema...thingy. Summer time this is a great spot for kids. There's always something to do. And watching the Laser Beam light show was just too cool. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Ericka C
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The science center was my favorite place to go as a child from the children's section to the tornado simulator. I always enjoy seeing the huge plastic tree that extends to all the floors of the building. At the bottom of the center are alligators and turtles and other captive wildlife. If you or someone you knows loves science (... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am big on making sure an attraction will be fitting for my 3 year old to enjoy, I have to say that I was skeptical about this one as it is a "science" museum. We stopped by as a last minute change of plans (rain) and we were very pleasantly surprised on the fact that this place is really... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The science center has a wide variety of activities for children, from engineering, building, weather, Movies in 3D and dinosaurs. It would bean excellent place for a family day of learning and adventure. The movies are high quality 3D productions by National Geographic and the BBC. The Titles are Extreme Weather, Wild Africa, and Little Giants. Excellent viewing for the... More 

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa in 2015 and have to say that if you have a choice, I would prefer Glazer's. OSC just opened a Kids Town which is great for smaller (up to 7yrs) kids and makes it worthwhile to visit with the entire family.

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Be sure to let them know if you are a teacher or veteran. The kids were engaged pretty well at 10 yo I wasn't sure what to expect from them, but they had a good time. I got a little bored with a few exhibits. We did not do any of the shows we only had 3 before we had... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We just experienced the new Kids Town. We travel all over the country and visit museums in all forms. The Orlando Science Center was one of the best. Now, I think it is the best. The new additions are stellar. We are members for life.

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