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Indoors Activity -- Orlando Area with 2year old

Indoors Activity -- Orlando Area with 2year old

Feb 24th, 2010, 07:56 PM
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Indoors Activity -- Orlando Area with 2year old

Help -- its freezing in the Orlando area!!
I am in the Villages (1 hour north of Orlando) and looking for an indoor activity nearby that would amuse a 2year old.
So far Im thinking about the Orlando Science Center or the Florida Aquarium. The Science center looks pretty interesting -- but Im not totally sure that its appropriate for such a young one.
Any and all help would be greatly appreciated!
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Feb 24th, 2010, 09:08 PM
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Can't believe I'm suggesting this, but what about Chuck E Cheese?
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Feb 24th, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Or a nearby YMCA?
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Feb 25th, 2010, 06:29 AM
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hmmm, was hoping for something a bit more exciting for us. Anyone have input on the Science Center.
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Feb 25th, 2010, 06:51 AM
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hey, we're here this cold week too and we have a 2+ year old ... we're about 1 hour north of tampa along the coast and these items below are all within 15-20 minutes of us:
a big hit, and cheap was the butterfly place ($7 per person) in homossasa (http://www.homosassabutterfly.com/) - they let u release a live butterfly into their free butterfly area ... and it's 3 milse south of the homossasa water park and 10 miles north of the weeki wachee mermaid show.
have fun!
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Feb 25th, 2010, 06:59 AM
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The Orlando Science Center would be fun. I haven't been to the Florida Aquarium but aquariums generally work well for that age.

I think Starrs was trying to be helpful in that 2 year olds usually have short attention spans and just want to run around. If you are trying to tire out a house or hotel bound toddler, see if you can find an indoor play center- one of those places like Monkey Joe's that are filled with inflatable jumping balloons. A MyLittleGym or Gymboree might fit you in for a class as well.
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Feb 25th, 2010, 07:28 AM
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Thanks padams. That is what I thought. I thought she wanted a warm indoor play space - and there's not a lot to choose from near her location. I spent some time looking for ideas less than an hour from her location.

But, I was wrong
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Feb 25th, 2010, 07:57 AM
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Im not dissing anyone -- just looking for an activity (not necessarily a playspace) that the 2 year old can enjoy and that won't be totally boring for me and mom.
Not a big deal.
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Feb 25th, 2010, 03:57 PM
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The Orlando Science Center might be what you're looking for - it has a "kids-town" exhibit designed especially for littler kids. http://www.osc.org/index.php?option=...id=5&Itemid=13 and it has a good dinosaur area where kids can dig for "fossils." It's some thing like $16 or 17 a person, but kids 2 and under are free.

It's a shame the weather is so cold, because Green Meadows Farm is always great for kids that age.
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Feb 25th, 2010, 05:18 PM
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Wonderworks would be perfect! http://www.wonderworksonline.com/html/

It has something for the whole family - even the adults will love it. All kids love this place and find it fascinating to explore this "upside" attraction. Plus, it can be very educational. Who can beat fun and educational for the kids, with some fun for the adults? Enjoy your stay!
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