Orlando Science Center
The Orlando Science Center stands in sharp contrast to the Orlando theme parks. Instead of finding rumbling roller coasters or splashy water rides, you will find dozens of hands-on exhibits. Exhibits that demonstrate the principles of physics, mathematics, anatomy, and many other scientific fields of study. You will wish that high school science could have been this fun!
Worth Spending a Day On?
It is easy to wonder whether this exhibit dedicated to science could be worth spending a day on. However, the Orlando Science Center is consistently rated as a visitor favorite attraction. Far from the dusty chemistry labs that many of us remember, the Science Center is every bit as entertaining as it is educational. From exciting planetarium shows to trippy laser light shows, the Science Center is fun for the whole family.
What Is There To Do at the Orlando Science Center?
The short answer is everything! An entire day can be filled as you play and explore throughout the fully hands-on permanent and traveling exhibits. Plan to spend a full day to have time to not only view but work with each hands-on interactive exhibit.
Parents with small children will appreciate KidsTown, a permanent exhibit that is entirely dedicated to children under 48 inches tall. Kids are welcome throughout the Science Center and are free to interact with all exhibits under parental guidance. KidsTown is specifically designed to provide both education and excitement to children. By teaching at their level with elements that are exciting for kids. Climb a tree, crawl underground or simply sit back and enjoy a glass of orange juice that you have squeezed yourself.
In addition to the exhibits, the Orlando Science Center offers a full complement of live shows, all of which are included in your daily admission charge. From electricity to magnetism to simple machinery, the shows are both informative and hilarious, demonstrating a wide range of scientific concepts. The shows are highly recommended for all guests regardless of age.
Stargazers will appreciate the Observatory, home of Florida’s largest publicly available refractor telescope. The Observatory is open for stargazing on Friday and Saturday nights (call ahead to confirm hours) and for solar observation on the first Saturday of each month. Special events take place periodically and the Observatory is also available for private party rental.
*Please note that the Observatory is Temporarily Closed at the moment.
Orlando Science Center, Both Fun & Accessible
The Orlando Science Center truly makes science both fun and accessible to the average visitor. While the exhibits are designed to make you think, the excitement and energy level have kept pace with the theme park trends. The Science Center is a highly recommended addition to any Orlando area vacation. Plan to spend at least one full day, with a possible evening return visit for a laser or planetarium show or to enjoy the Observatory.