We recently made a trip over to explore & discover at the Orlando Science Center! It is located in Orlando, FL and was a fun little homeschool field trip. It had been many, many years since the hubs and I had visited there last so it looked like a totally different place to us. Not in a bad way though since OSC is always adding new and exciting exhibits all the time!
The Orlando Science Center has been around for about 60 years. They offer fun, hands-on experiments as well as live-action science demos. There are 4 floors of exhibits, giant screen movies, and live action programming for all ages.
From having so much hands-on fun, I totally missed out on taking tons of pics like I usually do and the ones I did get weren’t that great from the kids running from place to place! I had just got my new phone days before and hadn’t even had a chance to really learn how to use it.
Explore & Discover at the Orlando Science Center!
When you arrive at the center, you park in a parking garage then can either take the elevator (teen & I opted for stairs) to go up to the main entrance. Once up top, you walk across a bridge over the road below that is completely surrounded by glass, minus the floor. The teen had a hard time walking through it because she hates heights so much so she grabbed my arm while we walked in the middle of it as fast as we could. It was actually really funny!
Once you pay for admission, you receive an armband for each person, which I assume allows you to exit the center and return. We didn’t leave until we were ready to go so I can’t confirm this.
Orlando Science Center has many Traveling Exhibits and we were able to see 2 while we visited: Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ and The Wizard of Oz™ Educational Exhibit. Each one was fun and the hubs enjoyed the Harley Davidson one, of course.
Admission price is a bit typical when it comes to museums and such:
- Adult $19.95
- Youth 3-11 $13.95
- Senior 55 up $17.95
- Student with ID $17.95
- 2 & Under FREE
Admission Prices and content are subject to change.
They also offer a Science for All – General Admission Access Program where EBT recipients can receive $3 admission per person for up to six individuals.