Fascinating Orlando Museums!
Are you tired of the heat, the crowds, the lines and the expense of a day out in Orlando?
If so, then make sure to visit the Orlando Science Center for a cheap, educational and fun day out at one of the best Orlando museums.
The Orlando Science Museum is a great place to spend a day or afternoon.
Explore the natural environments and eco-systems of central Florida. Realistic Cypress swamps, Pine Flatwoods and lakes are home to a variety of insects, animals, birds, reptiles and plants. You can even get up close to real alligators here – presentations are frequent throughout the day.
This is where the kids will get involved in digging up dinosaur bones in the DinoDig pit. You can learn about the ancient reptiles that used to roam the earth and seas. Compare different dinosaur bones and see how dinosaurs are related to our present day reptiles.
Exhibits more great hands-on interactive stuff for kids. Learn about light, magnetism, sound waves and electricity. Test out a giant Tesla coil – that makes lightning bolts! Discover how earthquakes happen and experience what it would be like to in one on the Orlando Science Center’s earthquake generator and ‘shake table’.
Under 48″ tall kids are free to explore this miniature town. Activities include making orange juice at the Orange Processing Factory, servicing cars at the local automotive store and learning about how water is used in towns.
Dr Phillips CineDome
Step inside this massive 8-storey film theater and planetarium.
Grand Canyon Adventure
Take a journey down the majestic Colorado River. This film follows three intrepid explorers through raging rapids and flying through huge canyons. This documentary narrated by Robert Redford highlights the importance of such a river and its water to the natural environment.
Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure
Presented by National Geographic, you’ll discover the many prehistoric reptiles that used to live in the depths of the oceans.
These lesser-known dinosaurs have been re-created by using fossils found from archaeological digs combined with realistic animation.
From this information, National Geographic have pieced together what weird and wonderful creatures used to inhabit the dark depths of the sea.
See the real Giant Squid, a school of Ammonites and the fearsome Tylosaur (the T-Rex of the sea!)
See the movie trailer and photos here
Orlando by Night
This live planetarium show takes place every first and third Friday of the month. Sit back and watch the stars and planets revealed in the night sky.Experts from the near-by Crosby observatory will guide you through the wonders of the sun, moon and the various constellations over Orlando. After the show you can continue to explore the skies using the telescope.
Call ahead for all show times (407) 512-2000
Orlando Science Center Info
Open Sunday through Tuesday 10am – 5pm
Open Thursday through Saturday 10am – 5pm
Wednesdays are currently closed for maintenance.
- Adults: $17
- Children: Aged 3-17 years $12
- Seniors and Students $16
- Children under 2 years go FREE.
Orlando Science Center Website.
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando Fl 32803