Enjoy a COOL Summer of Science at Orlando Science Center

a collage of people doing science: An explosion on stage, kids building with blocks, a staff member giving a tour of a bird house, and two kids on jet ski simulators
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With four floors of air-conditioned exhibits, live shows, and more, spend your summer doing science!

Safety  Guidelines

Limited capacity, timed-entry ticketing, face coverings, social distancing, and frequent sanitizing of exhibits help us provide an engaging environment for everyone while maintaining a focus on health and safety. 


For more information on our health and safety guidelines, please review our full health and safety plan here.


Brand New Exhibits

a life-sized helicopter simulator

RESCUE

Level 2


Scaling down a sheer cliff face, communicating under thunderous chopper blades, squinting through the glare of flashing warning lights...

When disaster strikes, will YOU have what it takes to be a hero?

Whether you’re an anchor breaking the news of a disaster, or part of a search and rescue mission, put your skills to the test!
 
 
A gallery wall with a row of paintings about the enviornment

Fusion: A STEAM Gallery

Level 3

Climate scientists and environmental experts show that when we focus on restoring our Earth, we can solve multiple issues at once. Artists are the ultimate translators of the human condition and can hold deep empathy for the natural systems around us that support our survival.

This multi-media art exhibit highlights a diversity of voices concerned for the future of our planet.


Timed Experiences

Audience in a movie theater

Larger-Than-Life Theaters 

The domed giant-screen Dr. Phillips CineDome and high-definition Digital Adventure Theater both offer educational films daily, and all films are included with general admission.
 
Cool Science live show with liquid nitrogen demonstration super cooling Peeps in a beaker.

COOL Science Shows

From wild animal talks to StoryTime to some literally cool liquid nitrogen demonstrations, check the daily schedule to see all of the exciting live science programming!

Feed Your Mind

Take a break and take a bite with Food Heroes! 

Built and designed to complement the new 4Roots Cafe, this exhibit explores the complexities of our food system and how we can make it more sustainable and healthier for everyone.

Mark Your Calendars

Don't miss these exciting upcoming events:

  • Learn the skills you need to feel empowered to create! Whether you’re a professional maker or exploring a new hobby, everyone has something exciting to learn during Make Fest sponsored by Burns & McDonnell on June 19 & 20!
  • Blast off with Mars Fest on July 17 & 18 as we celebrate the past, present, and future of Mars exploration with astronomy and engineering-themed activities around the Science Center. 
  • If you really dig dinosaurs, join us August 28 & 29 for a Paleontology Party! We’ll learn that the Old West wasn’t all about mining for gold and how some scientists spent their lives searching for undiscovered dinosaur fossils in the American frontier!
Kids acting like dinosaurs