The Orlando Science Center (OSC) is a private science museum located in Orlando, Florida. Its purposes are to provide experience-based opportunities for learning about science and technology and to promote public understanding of science.
The Orlando Science Center is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) and is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC). The Orlando Science Center is member supported and sponsored in part by United Arts of Central Florida, Inc., the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Nathan Palubicki | Mar 3, 2018
My girlfriend and I went to the Orlando Science Center together for the first time this past February. While I did enjoy the experience I found that I probably will not go back if I have to pay for admission (we got in for free using our Bank of America cards). I went with an open mind but I felt that there was not enough exhibits to hold my interest for longer than an hour. I will add that we did go during a time when half the building was under renovation and we therefore only had access to three floors (one of which was catered specifically to children 🤷🏻♂️). Still though, it’s worth a visit if you haven’t been yet!
Estrella M | Feb 21, 2018
A m a Z I n g. We loved this place so much. We brought our three kids here 5,2, and 1 and they all had a great time. So much to see, do and experience. The staff are so helpful, friendly and engage with the children. My 5 year old LOVED the dinosaur exhibit and the simple machines exhibit and we intend on visiting more often. The gift shop has well priced items for budding scientist. For families who receive snap food assistance there is a generous discount that helps make this experience accessible to all in the community.
Laura Leòn | Mar 2, 2018
Highly recommended. I have visited museums all around the country and this is my favorite museum to visit with kids so far. My kids really enjoyed every part and exhibition of the museum. In the first story there is a factory with lot of yellow balls (oranges) that was just enough for my little one to fall in love with this place. In the four story Dinosaur skeletons and digging area that will keep them very engage as well. Second and third stories as enjoyable as the other ones.
Drew Potter | Feb 19, 2018
The permanent exhibits here are minimal but the bottom level is cool. Staff for the most part very helpful/friendly. The interactive exhibits were poorly stocked/staffed. Top floor was closed off for private event so could not see dinosaur exhibit. Ticketing was horrifically slow and charged full price even though all exhibits not available. Great exhibits for kids, seems like a cool place, bit lacking in experience.
Beth Nehme | Jan 2, 2018
Wow, I visited with a friend who has a 2 1/2 year old. I was immediately struck by how much better a destination this is for that age than the theme parks. There is a special section just for kids and he had a wonderful time playing with interactive exhibits that had him chasing balls and scarves. I saw a one year old entertaining herself, as well as kids up to 10 or 12 - and adults as well, though you aren't allowed in that section without a child. Meanwhile, in the rest of the museum the toddler enjoyed digging for fossils, the adults enjoyed trying to make it through the laser maze ( a temporary exibit), constructing s building with blocks, building balanced trolleys, experiencing hurricane winds and many other things. Really a delight and we didn't even get to visit the complimentary theater.
Justine Haima | Mar 31, 2018
My six, four, and one year old loved this place while we were visiting. The play structure on the first floor was quite elaborate. Turtles and Gators were in a pond area in the center of the large spiraling staircase. Mind Bender exhibit was interesting, but a bit above my kids heads. Lots of construction on the third floor. Fourth floor had dinosaurs with a really neat fossil digging area with recycled rubber tire bits as the dirt. The weather area was impressive with lots of technology simulations. My son loved the tornado simulator. The employee in charge of the planet movie on the giant sphere was knowledgeable and patient with my enthusiastic son who asked far too many questions. A Subway restaurant on the first floor cafeteria was perfect for lunch. Expensive place, but we spent four hours there and got our money's worth. Would go back!
Erin Cary | Mar 25, 2018
My (now) husband and I had our wedding at the Orlando Science Center in March of 2018, and it was absolutely amazing! We worked with Megan and Helen initially, then had Laura as our day of coordinator. They were all incredibly responsive and helpful during the planning process. Laura was AMAZING day of and ensured everything went smoothly. The ceremony and reception were breathtaking, and the coordinators set everything up beyond our expectations! HIGHLY recommend this venue, it was absolutely gorgeous and made planning ourselves easy!
Glenn Patnaude | Apr 1, 2018
Took the family to this place that I remember as a kid. They sure don't spare any expense as far as entertainment for the children. Great parking options as well as a couple different food options. They have a designated area for birthday parties to although that was not going on at the time I went. The gift shop has reasonable pricing and lots of selection. We spent about 5 hours there and could have spent longer. A lot of Hands-On activities and cool play rooms and other things like a multi-level jungle gym full of all kinds of obstacles in a maze. My girlfriend had to stop me from going on myself LOL. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a day of fun indoors without having to pay the cost of a theme park. It obviously doesn't have as many things as a theme park but offers plenty to do for a family trying to enjoy a good learning experience. We will probably be back yearly or bi yearly. There was actually a few different activities that I enjoy it as much as the kids. One of the cool things I had was a mock-up of a weather news caster job. It puts you on the TV screen and it appears that you are doing the weather report definitely a fun part of the day. Thank you Orlando Science Center.
Dianne Moore | Mar 21, 2018
Wow! We recently took my two grand-daughters there and both the kids and we adults had a wonderful time! So many hands-on activities kept all four of us engaged all day. What a great place to spend the whole day! The only thing that could improve is a choice of food vendors there. The Subway was good, but we stood in line for 45 minutes to place our order. Still, we would go back again. The girls LOVED it!
Sean Walls | May 3, 2018
We are annual pass holders, and we love the science center! It's a great place to go if it's raining, or if it's just too hot outside for the kids. The new kids area is a great addition, and we appreciate that they rotate out the movies and special exhibits regularly. The dinosaur area is a bit....old, and is the area the kids are least interested in. I know there are more improvements coming in the future, and we look forward to seeing what else the Orlando Science Center has in store.
d Perkins | Apr 25, 2018
Whole family went and it was great! Very friendly for little kids with lots of activities. There is a water section and a climbing section for little ones. The animal section had just a few animals like snakes and fish. There was a lot of interactive things to learn from. You can also find dinosaur “fossils” but digging them up. There is a huge subway also if you get hungry! Parking deck was very big, so parking is not an issue. Only thing is it costs $5. Membership is worth the price if you plan on going more than once.
Valeria Perez | May 16, 2018
One of my favorite places in Orlando. My daughter and I love to go here specially when they have kid related events. It's always fun and the staff is very friendly. The Hollywood theater has to be one of my favorites. They have newer movies and if you are willing to wait for movies to be release to the public you can still see it at a theater and can save tons of money if you get the membership.
Jessica Bricka-Sullivan | May 29, 2018
We had so much fun at the Orlando science center. There are bathrooms on every floor which makes it really great for kids. There is a Subway on the bottom floor which is nice for food. We had so much fun doing all the activities that we never had a chance to watch a show so I can't speak for that but the lines indicate that it was also a good experience to be had.
Megan Boebinger | May 26, 2018
Have been going to OSC for years, and I've always had an amazing experience! The employees are very knowledgeable and involved, and the exhibits are great for every age. I wish the prices were a little lower, but I understand why they're about $25 a person. Parking is never usually an issue, and the location isn't too far from downtown Orlando, which is nice!
J Rust | Jul 8, 2018
Really impressive selection of fossils and live animal exhibits. Enjoyed the Bank of America freebie entrance on the first weekend of the month. Great calendar of events and shows through the day. Lots of interactions for kids and learning modules. Very impressed by the Hive crafts and building section. Could easily spend a day here with everything to do for families.
Stephen Franciosa | Jul 6, 2018
Brought our almost 3 yr old granddaughter here for a visit. This is a truly most interesting place. Well organized and so interactive. All i saw for the 4 hrs there were happy smiling faces of all ages. From the kids to the parents and us old folk. Will go back again for sure!
Krystle Teague | Jun 26, 2018
I'm from out of state and member of a sister museum. So I had some expectations. This place blew them out of the water. It was amazing! I wish ours was this cool! I could spend days in here with my family. They had something for everyone. My kids loved the water stuff, the orange farm, the animals, etc.
Christie B | Jul 12, 2018
There were just 2 adults this trip, and we had fun! Lots of interactive fun. Would recommend for all ages. So much to see & learn. Downfall was the parking. It took awhile just to park. Must have patience.
Teddy Dover | Jun 20, 2018
The Orlando Science Center is great! Multiple floors of exhibits and areas for exploration. It is aimed towards children, but there are fun things to do everywhere and they're constantly adding new things. The Hive is a really creative space with multiple 3D-printers and tools for building. And the flight simulator room is just wild. Good stuff here!
Kristy Elliott | Aug 18, 2018
My whole family loves going to the science center so much we became members. A lot of different types of exhibits, and one exhibit that changes regularly through the year. We always have lunch at the subway right in the museum. It makes for a great day. Parking is convenient at a parking garage across the street and only $5 if you aren't a member.
carissalt10 | Aug 6, 2018
There is so much to do there! It was my first time, but my son has been there a few other times. We had such a good time! My recommendation is to get there early and spend the entire day there. We got there in the early afternoon and didn't get to see everything. But what we did see was amazing! I may get an annual pass! Enjoy 🙂
Ruthie Baker | Jul 27, 2018
Great place for adults and kids! Lots of interesting and educational exhibits. I wish they had more options for dining...the only food they offer is subway. Also, sometimes their "featured" exhibits cost extra to get in to. The price for admission is already kind of high in my opinion and should include everything. I think we paid close to $80 for a family of 4 to get in plus they charge extra for parking.
Izzo's Blue Light Productions | Jul 15, 2018
The Science Center had always been a great place for kids and adults. Within the last year though, they’ve really stepped up their game with more interactive exhibits for everyone and a great new STEAM area. They also have a few Sundays a year that they do Sensory Sunday! That’s very helpful if you have children with Sensory difficulties. I’d recommend coming and seeing the Super Hero exhibit that is there now
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