Fodor's Expert Review Orlando Science Center

Central Orlando Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

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... READ MORE

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.

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Quick Facts

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

407-514–2000

www.osc.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $19.95; parking $5, Closed Wed. (except for 1st Wed. evenings), $20.95; parking $5, Closed Wed. (except for First Wednesday evenings)

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