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Orlando Science Center

Closes in 3 min: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Our favorite weekend activity

If you have not had the opportunity to enjoy all the wonders of The Orlando Science Center you are... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Orlando, Florida
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Kid-oriented but good for adults too

Up-front I'll tell you this science center is targeted at kids, but there's plenty for adults to do... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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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...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have not had the opportunity to enjoy all the wonders of The Orlando Science Center you are missing out! With 5 floors of different adventures, The Science Center is a great way to spend a day. You can dig for dinosaur bones, stand...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Up-front I'll tell you this science center is targeted at kids, but there's plenty for adults to do too. The exhibits are almost all interactive and when we visited they were all fucntional and clean. The center is broken up into different themed areas -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Orlando science center was a nice detour from all the other tourist stuff we did during the week. Our family has a membership for our local science museum, which the OSC honors, since we are more than 90 miles away. The are part of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sweetlyaimless
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

I was not a child anymore while I visited this museum. But it still interested me. I saw a lot of kids enjoying their time in it.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 329GraceFu
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Most of the staff is very nice, but I have run into a staff member by the kids climbing area that was beyond rude, yelling out that kids are not to run!!! Well, first of all, aside from being rude and bossy, it's a given...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank pplt1921
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Even though we had all been there before, we had a good time. I was visiting from my home in NJ. My two grandsons (ages 6 & 3) live just outside of Orlando, Because they are members, admission was free. We all had an awesome...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Carol E
Reviewed September 25, 2018

If have never been to a science museum I suppose it is ok (for young kids) however if you have been to many (Canberra -Aus, Taiwan, Amsterdam, Sydney-Aus Powerhouse science museum etc ) then a visit to this museum will be a great disappointment. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank ricwolt
Jennine M, Public Relations Manager at Orlando Science Center, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hello Ricwolt, We're sorry your visit wasn't up to your expectations. During the week, we typically have less visitors and the museum is quite busy during holidays and on the weekends. Regarding the incorrect information on the website, can you please let us know what...More

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Our 6, 4 and 2 year olds love this place. There is always way more for them to do there than we have time for. An annual pass is excellent value for money and gains you access to other science centers across the country.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank marktraynor
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Not as big as some larger cities. But there is plenty to do for an afternoon and there is always a special exhibit that changes often.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Nanette G
Reviewed September 4, 2018

My husband and I went with no kids and still spent 3 hours there. Ate lunch at Subway inside the Museum which was great. We did not view any of the shows or do the interactive activities provided but we had a blast just browsing....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Jen C
August 4, 2018|
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Response from dupuica | Reviewed this property |
Not in my mind. Plenty to see and do but would have to do the things with them. Obviously each person had different thoughts. My kids were to young To do certain things.
Keysha M
March 4, 2018|
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Response from Jennine M | Property representative |
In addition to Subway on the first floor, we are opening a coffee shop inside of the Science Center later this month. The coffee shop will serve drinks and healthy snacks.
December 28, 2017|
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Response from Jennine M | Property representative |
Hi Beth. Monday and Tuesday typically have the lowest field trip attendance. You can call us before your visit and we will provide an estimate of the attendance since most groups book far in advance.
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OK so I have a rough draft of our itinerary. Before I go any further I will say that our children are 9 years apart (DS 15, DD 6) and DD can have meltdowns so we tend to split up. Also my husband gets sick on rides so I have to do all the fun rides with the kids!!!! :D So we have actually reserved 2 cars for the 10 days in Orlando, and just 1 for the 4 days in Indian Rocks/Tampa. May 31 Thu- arrive, have dinner, grocery shopping June 1 Fri- Animal Kingdom for DD and myself, ADR lunch at...More
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sounds like you have it worked out very well for your family..the only thing i was woundering about is why rent two cars.most places have unlimted milage.
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July 12, 2008|
Response fromtravelswithjojo|
We saw this on I drive and it was brilliant - it has since moved to the science centre so I cannot say how the set up is there - we did see it in the science centre in Paris and was very similar. Very interactive and informative - everyone knows the story and it is great to get a deeper insite into it and how truly cold it was (won't say anything else dont want to ruin it for you). It was nice to do something different from the usual Orlando attractions