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“Fun for Children and early teens”

Orlando Science Center
Ranked #52 of 442 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed December 9, 2013

This place is more for children ages 3-14, but we went anyways. Admissions was a whopping $19 for adults-which I thought was a little pricey! Did ask if they gave military discounts...negative. The place was filled with fun facts. Most of this stuff is more appealing to young children. So if you have kids BRING EM! They can play in the dirt (fake dirt) and look for artifacts or even make boats and play in the water. I would suggest maybe bringing extra clothes for them to change into just in case. The lowest level was the most interesting with the alligators and snakes and other insects that I do not wish to see outside of their case. If anyone does get hungry they do have a Subway in their cafeteria with lots of tables. On another note, good luck finding a place to park because we did not find a parking area for this attraction. We did park at the hospital across the street. Must of not looked hard enough OR there were insufficient amount of signs!

2  Thank Amandaj1718
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

I love taking the kids to pleasant little surprises like OSC. I hate theme parks. Near the interstate and other downtown things to do.

2  Thank Fl0ridab0y
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

We were looking for something a bit different to do than the normal theme park activity on our vacation. We are members of a couple of science museums in Atlanta and decided to check out their counterpart in Orlando. It was well worth the drive over to see it. I have a 13 year old science nut and a curious 5 year old. Some museums can't appeal to both of them, but this one does. There are multiple floors of interactive activities, play areas, hands on science experiments and exhibits that capture the attention of little kids, teens and adults. The museum accepts reciprocal memberships from other museums which helped with the cost. If you are going as a family and aren't a member at another museum, it might be a great idea for you to get your membership here on the day you visit because of the benefits it gives you at museums around the country.

We didn't end up doing an IMAX movie this day. I was surprised to see that they were showing not just the educational movies, but also some feature length films like Dispicable Me 2. They even have a little concession stand they open to sell items to take into the theater. If you don't decide to eat at the Subway on site, the community around the museum has a number of wonderful places you can eat within a walk or a short drive.

2  Thank AndrewW3
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Wonderful science museum with many different kinds of hands-on experiences for children. Live crocodiles. Well organized. Handicapped accessibility is good - elevators, wide hallways, etc.

Limited lunch menu - subway sandwiches, pizza, etc. But, we also saw families who brought their own picnic lunches and were eating in the dining room - which is a wonderful option and a way for families to eat healthier/cheaper.

1  Thank ClevelandJP
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We were traveling with our grand daughters ages 6 and 10. They both loved it! This is a great place to spend the day. So much to do. Plenty of activities for ages toddler to preteen. The Cine Dome was a new experience for us. If we lived in the area, we would definitely get an annual membership. We ate lunch there at Subway and it was good.

1  Thank Janet P
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