The Best Educational Gifts in Orlando for Science Lovers!

Tired of gifts that will be outgrown or outdated in 3 months? Check out these gifts instead. They may be hard to wrap, but learning and discovery never go out of style!

Are you having trouble finding a gift for that hard to shop for person on your list? We all have *that* person and we have the perfect gift for youThis year, skip the shipping, and gift a fun and educational experience you can purchase and print right at home! 

When you share an experience from Orlando Science Center, you're not just giving a gift. You're making a memory. You're supporting your local community. You're making a difference.  

Whether they're an animal lover or an aspiring scientist, here are some of the most engaging, educational, and unforgettable experiences in Orlando! 

Get, gift, or renew a membership

We've got fun down to a science! Orlando Science Center members receive a multitude of benefits like unlimited general admission and free parking, and admission to special events like Otronicon and Science Night Live. Plus discounts on food and beverages, merchandise, camp programs, events, and more! 

Already a member? Consider gifting or renewing a membership! Members receive a 10% discount on gifted memberships and early renewals. 

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Private Experiences

Private Experiences are more than tours… they’re fully immersive and hands-on adventures that allow you to take a deeper dive into the inner workings of your Science Center!

Become a maker and bring your imagination to life in The Hive: A Makerspace, have a wild adventure in NatureWorks while getting to know one of our Animal Ambassadors, or enjoy a night beneath the stars in our iconic Observatory! 

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Kids Night at the Museum

Kids Night at the Museum is the coolest event of the holiday season! Youth ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to chill at OSC for an evening of fun.

Join us Saturday, January 8, for enhanced programming, exploring exhibit halls, and dinner, and a live show, and more!

This event has a limited capacity and SELLS OUT, so add this awesome early gift for the little scientist on your list! 

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Raise a glass to a good cause

Craft beer connoisseurs 21+ are invited to hop(s) into Science on Tap benefiting Orlando Science Center on January 29 for an evening of brews, food, and science while supporting a good cause!

Whether you’re a stout stout drinker or a cider sipper, over 30 local breweries from around Central Florida will be sampling some of their best brews.

Sip your way through interactive science demos, check out live music, challenge your friends in a game of cornhole or giant jenga, and more! 

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Lights, Camera, Action

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.

Or, get into the holiday spirit with a festive Laser Light show in the Dr. Phillips CineDome!

These dazzling light shows are included with general admission for a limited time. Check out the daily schedule for showtimes and other exciting activities around the building!  

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Adopt-A-Star

Give a gift that really shines! If you are seeking a unique and meaningful gift idea that supports a cause, consider adopting a star in a loved one’s name.

Each of the stars in our Adopt-A-Star Program is visible from Orlando at some point throughout the year and bright enough to be seen in the night sky.

This year give a gift that will last a lifetime. Give the gift of science! Plus, your generous support will help us to continue inspiring science learning for life for curious minds of all ages. 

Adopt A Star Brochure

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Stomp In For a Dino-mite Holiday Season at Orlando Science Center!

Holidays at Orlando Science Center are positively prehistoric!        

Celebrate this winter season with our dynamic dinosaur displays, featuring our Dinos In Lights festive show, the world famous Poozeum collection, and Dino Dana 2D!

Dinos In Lights

Come see our collection of Cretaceous creatures in a whole new light during the annual Dinos In Lights show at Orlando Science Center!

Join STAN the T-Rex and his fossil friends in DinoDigs as they show off their sparkling personalities in a stunning light display set to seasonal music. Stop by throughout your visit and experience this four-minute family-friendly show from every angle! Shows begin every 30 minutes between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this dazzling display! DinoDigs will be decked out for a limited time, running from November 13, 2021, to January 4, 2022. Dinos In Lights will be included with General Admission and FREE for OSC members.

Drop into the Poozeum

Want to get to know our fossil friends on a more...intimate level? Plunge into the fascinating specimens of coprolites and dinosaur poop from the world-famous Poozeum, now on display at Orlando Science Center!

Coprolites, also known as fossilized feces, are pieces of prehistoric poop that come in a variety of shapes and sizes dating back 11,700 to 200 million years ago. The Poozeum is a collection of some of the largest coprolites ever found, discovered on every continent and even right here in Florida!

These dino dumps provide direct links to prehistoric animal diets, behaviors, and environments that help scientists identify what kind of animal created them. The prized poo of this collection is Barnum, the Guinness World Record Holder for “world’s largest fossilized excrement from a carnivore,” currently on loan from the George “King of Fossilized Feces”  Frandsen himself.

Admission to the Poozeum is included with General Admission and FREE for OSC members. Don’t hold in your excitement! This fabulous fecal display is at Orlando Science Center for a limited time only.

Dino Dana 2D

What if you could see dinosaurs in the real world? Now you can at Orlando Science Center’s Digital Adventure Theater!

From 3:15 p.m. to 3:40 p.m., watch 10-year old Dana, her older sister Saara, and their new neighbors Mateo and Jadiel go on a scientific journey to find all the kid dinosaurs.

This 20-minute movie is included with General Admission and FREE For OSC Members.

We've got holiday shopping down to a science! 

Stock up on stocking stuffers while supporting your local Science Center! Don’t forget to stop by The Science Store to get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Are you a member? Show your Membership card at The Science Store and receive 10% off your purchase!

Gift Memberships are also available so you can give the gift of science all year long!

cartdboard cutout of a t-rex with christmas lights