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Orlando Science Center

  • 777 E. Princeton St. Map It
  • Lake Ivanhoe
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

A new and very popular Kids Town and a new gift shop were opened in 2016, part of an ongoing $30-million renovation of the museum, which opened in 1997. With exhibits about the human body, mechanics, computers, math, nature, the solar system, and optics, the science center has something for every child's inner geek. Traveling shows include an astronaut experience, the science of human anatomy, and the annual interactive technology expo called Otricon.

The four-story internal atrium is home to live gators and turtles and is a great spot for simply gazing at what Old Florida once looked like. The 300-seat Dr. Phillips CineDome, a movie theater with a giant eight-story screen, offers large-format iWERKS films and planetarium programs. The Crosby Observatory and Florida's largest publicly accessible refractor telescope are here, as are several smaller telescopes.

Adults like the science center, too, thanks to events like the annual Science of Wine and Cosmic Golf Challenge; evenings of stargazing in the Crosby Observatory; and the very popular First Wednesdays wine and music gatherings.

Sight Information

Address:

777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, Florida, 32803, USA

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Phone:

407-514–2000

Website: www.osc.org

Sight Details:

  • $19.95; parking $5
  • Closed Wed. (except for 1st Wed. evenings)

Published 07/06/2017

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