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Orlando Science Center

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Address: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803-1291
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+1 407-514-2000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
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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Great steady exhibits and constant new happenings.

We have been members for years enjoying the ongoing attractions on hot or wet days and the traveling exhibits when the are in town. The center does a nice job providing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We have been members for years enjoying the ongoing attractions on hot or wet days and the traveling exhibits when the are in town. The center does a nice job providing experiences for children from toddlers through teens with the focus on the under 12 set.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Absolutely love the science center, they are constantly updating their exhibits and we have always enjoyed ourselves. Great asset to Orlando !

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

we enjoyed the fun facts, fun play areas for the kids to explore and play and all the while learning- love this place, we've been back 3 times since!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

I really like this place for young kids. I was say between 2-7/8 years old. They always change it so it's nice. We had season passes to this place and when the kids had off we would go. During the week it's not busy but on the weekend can be packed. It's also nice that I can read a book... More 

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Escucha, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

the whole family visited the science enter today, my son in law and I found it very interesting I think it was not much good for the kids. some of the exhibits were amazing

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Minneola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

OSC is a must-see in Orlando. Children and adults will have plenty to see and do. In addition to traditional visits, OSC has ongoing after-school, summer, and special programs for students. Adults will enjoy special evenings such as The Science of Wine. OSC also hosts traveling exhibits such as Mummies of the World. The planetarium is extraordinary, as are the... More 

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Cabarete, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

We went for the Mummy Exhibit the Science Center was having and were pleasantly surprised. Of course like any any museum, you should go slowly to really enjoy the artifacts. The exhibit was set up nicely and organized. The rest of the center was fun to explore, I could see how someone who lives in Orlando would want a year... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Orlando Science Center is on of the last hold-outs that don't fall in lock-step to the usual attraction offerings to the south. There are a myriad of activities and they chance focus often enough that a resident of the area can find and interesting theme every couple of months. If you live in the area, consider a membership to... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

For those you have visited other "hands on" museums with their children, you might find a day here not worth the price of admission. Which I think is a bit steep at around $30 per adult. I didn't see much to do as an adult or child. However, the small collection of dinosaurs was nice. When I went there was... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Great shows, great displays, extremely safe and clean for families with small children. Near theaters and other Orlando attractions. Subway inside for eating and gift shop too. If you'll be in the area more than once consider annual pass. Parking is free for pass holders otherwise you can find street parking.

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