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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Otronicon, loved it!

We brought the family of three kids over 12 to the Otronicon robot and gaming convention and they absolutely loved it. We will have to go again next year!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We brought the family of three kids over 12 to the Otronicon robot and gaming convention and they absolutely loved it. We will have to go again next year!

Thank Mandi S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great for family fun, educational, it has a movie science theater, great fun activity. Great price, affordable fun, something better than just Disney, something to do on a weekend fun with kids and family

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm 66, my son is 40 and my granddaughter is 6. Not sure which one of us liked the Science Center best because it holds so much for visitors of every age. As a biologist by education, I loved the explanations that accompanied the exhibit. The science was sound, and phenomena were explained in a way that made them "digestible"... More 

Thank Linda S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It has four floors of different activities with staircase spiraling in the center around an aquarium of small alligators and turtles native to the area. They even feed them during the day. The exhibits are fun and interactive but are designed mostly for younger elementary kids. It was not entertaining for my teenager. But we have been to lots of... More 

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My two kids (7 and 8) loved this place. We spent 4 hours here and could have stayed longer but my husband was ready to go. They were having a blast the whole time. They had a science show called kaboom that was all about combustion and it was great. Lots of fire and loud noises that my kids loved.... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From start to finish this day out did not disappoint. It was about 15 dollars or so entrance fee and it was SO worth it. Over 3-4 levels of exploration for all ages I cannot recommend enough. I was pleasantly surprised from the moment I entered to the moment I left. There was live animals, to space exploration activities which... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Orlando Science Center for the first time in about 9 years today. It has really changed and all for the better! I took a 2 year old and two 19 year olds with me and we all had a blast. One of the 19 year olds has special needs and he was able to enjoy everything... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The science center is a great family destination with lots to see and do for everyone . There is connected parking for a small fee. Park in the third floor to walk over to the center. Love the movies and star gazing !

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was thoroughly impressed by the science center in Orlando. I couldn't believe that there were four levels of exhibits for all ages! My daughter played, learned and experienced for 4.5 hours. Unbelievable place! Will definitely return.

Thank shawnmclane
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to various observatories before, I was looking forward to interesting talks about the night sky and seeing some of the stars through telescopes. The booking fee was 10 Dollars. It is pretty badly signposted, but found the place eventually. First you get to a shop that is fine if you are interested in plastic and junk. Pity no... More 

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Jennine M, Public Relations Manager at Orlando Science Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Crosby Observatory at Orlando Science Center. We understand that we didn’t meet your expectations during this visit. Our programming is certainly geared more to the casual sky watcher and since our observatory is only open seasonally, we often only focus on what is visual in the night sky over... More 

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