Accessibility

Orlando Science Center strives to provide necessary accommodations by offering ADA and Limited English services to make our experience enjoyable.

The Science Center may also make accommodations, with enough advance notice, to expedite the check-in process for sensory sensitive people.

 

For more information regarding these services, please call 407.514.2029 or email dgordon@www.osc.org.

Download our Sensory Social Story to preview a typical Science Center visit before you arrive!


Sensory Social Story

Accessible Parking

  • Accessible parking spaces located on all four levels of our parking garage. Main entrance located on Level 2 across the Sky Bridge.
  • Oversize vehicles 8’ or less in height may find accessible parking on the ground level. Vehicles parked in these locations must display a State issued disable parking permit.
  • A garage elevator located on the North side is available to access the Level 2 entrance into our facility.
  • There is a $5 charge per vehicle to park or we offer free parking to Orlando Science Center Members.

Accessible Equipment

  • Wheelchair Access: A limited number of wheelchairs are available at the time of admission, free of charge. Please contact a Guest Services Representative at the Admissions Desk for details.

Communication Access

  • Large print daily program schedules available upon request at the Admission Desk located on Level 2.
  • The Dr. Phillips CineDome, an eight-story domed theater, offers printed theater scripts for large format films. Scripts available upon request, please notify the usher prior to entering.
  • Speaker phones are available for use upon request, please contact a Guest Services Representative upon arrival for assistance.
  • If an American Sign Language Interpreter is requested, a two-week advance notice is needed to secure the service. For additional information call 407.514.2029 or email dgordon@www.osc.org.

Theater Access

  • The Dr. Phillips CineDome, an eight-story domed theater, is accessible via Level 1 entrance and our wheelchair access located via Level 3. You may access the Level 3 wheelchair entrance by taking the elevator to Level 3. Limited companion seating is also available.

Restrooms

  • Restrooms available on all levels of the facility and are accessible to guest with disabilities. Private baby changing rooms located on Level 1 and Level 3.
  • Private nursing lounge located on Level 3.
  • Gender-neutral, single-stall restrooms are available on Levels 2, 3, and 4.

Service Animals

  • Service animals are permitted.
  • Please check in with a Guest Services Representative on Level 2 so we may notify our NatureWorks Team that a service animal is on property.
  • “Service animals” are defined as an animal that is trained to perform tasks for an individual with a disability.
  • The tasks may include, but are not limited to, guiding, alerting, pulling, assisting, retrieving or performing other special tasks for someone with a disability.
  • A service animal is not a pet.

Title VI and Section 504 Statement

  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. Programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance are covered by Title VI. The U.S. Department of Justice is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title VI.
  • It is the practice of Orlando Science Center to provide language access services to populations of persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) who are eligible to be served by our programs. Such services will be focused on providing meaningful access to our programs and services.
  • If you suspect that you have been discriminated against, please contact our office at 407.514.2029, dgordon@www.osc.org or gservices@www.osc.org.

Sensory Sundays

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

On select Sundays once a quarter, Orlando Science Center becomes more accessible by providing new sensory friendly experiences. This sensory-friendly experience will allow our visitors a chance to visit select exhibit halls at quieter volume settings. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a movie with softer volume and more ambient light in our theater.   Sensory Sundays are included with General Admission and are free to Science Center members. Please check our calendar for upcoming event dates.
Orlando Science Center is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for all guests.

Holiday Fun at the Science Center

Orlando Science Center has holiday fun down to a science! Join us all month long for our Winter Science Spectacular featuring Dinos In Lights and "cool" holiday activities like ice cream-making workshops, a live liquid nitrogen show, gift-making activities, winter-themed experiments, and more!

 

Dinos In Lights

Add some sparkle to the holiday season and see some of your favorite creatures from the Cretaceous in a whole new light with the all-new Dinos In Lights show at Orlando Science Center! 

Join Stan the T-Rex and his fossil friends in DinoDigs as they show off their twinkling talent in a festive display of music and light. Each family-friendly show will run for four minutes and concludes with a wintry surprise.

This dazzling light show is included in general admission for a limited time so don't miss out! Be sure to see it multiple times on your visit as the experience is different from every angle. Shows begin every 30 minutes between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily through January 6. 

 

Winter Science Month Programming

All December long we’re celebrating the holidays with science! Enjoy special winter-themed activities like Gingerbread Engineering Workshops, holiday experiments, gift-making activities in The Hive: A Makerspace, Cool Science liquid nitrogen shows, and more!


Plus – celebrate New Year’s Eve with the whole family at our Noon Year’s Eve celebration on December 31 where we'll countdown to the ball drop at noon!

 

View the Science Live! Schedule before you arrive for a list of that day's special activites. 

 

Festive Films & Shows

Catch a Holiday-Themed Laser Light Show in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, see your favorite Ice Age characters in Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, and join Olaf and Elsa during Frozen Sing-A-Long all included in general admission! 

 

These festive features are available select days and times so please view the theater schedule before arriving. 


*All activities and film times are subject to change, make sure to get a daily schedule upon arrival. 


Last Chance To Stop In and See Our Traveling Exhibits!

If you haven’t seen our fall traveling exhibits Zoo In You, Human Plus and The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards yet, now is your last chance as these exhibits will be leaving the Science Center the first week of January!

 

Learn all about how mighty the human body is at Zoo In You where you’ll explore the millions of microorganisms that work every day to keep you happy and healthy. At Human Plus you’ll hear real-life stories from engineers and the people they’ve helped through designing tools to enrich their lives. Try to monoski down the slopes or DJ in a wheel chair!

 

Then head to The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards to laugh like a hyena at 41 high-resolution pictures that capture animal’s expressions and comical coincidences. You and your family can make a game out of your visit by seeing who can come up with the best caption!


Want to experience Winter Science Month all season long? Consider becoming a member so you can come back as often as you'd like to participate in all of the holiday programming. Gift Memberships are also available so you can take care of your holiday shopping list too!