Looking for a great way to spend an entire day out of the hot weather? Maybe you’re wanting to find something entertaining as well as educational. Look no further than the Orlando Science Center.

With so much to do and see, it is no wonder why the Orlando Science Center is the perfect summer attraction to visit. There are four floors of exciting exhibits, amazing giant screen movies and engaging live programming. From summer camps for kids to cocktails and cosmos for adults, this Orlando attraction has something for everyone.

On level two, the touring exhibit “Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked the World” will be on display until September 11. This 5,000 square foot exhibit explores the history and evolution of the guitar-from lutes and lyres to modern high-tech instruments. It also shows how the instrument became the cultural symbol it is today.  The permanent display “Our Planet, Our Universe” is also a facinating look at space as well as elements found right here on Earth.

On the giant screen at the Orlando Science Center everyone will enjoy “Animalopolis” a film that will take you on a voyage into the magical world of animals. Also showing is “The Ultimate Wave Tahiti” and “Wild Champanzees” – two extraordinary films. Take in one film upon your arrival and you should be able to view another later in the day. There is certainly plenty to do in between!

Activities and exhibits at the Orlando Science Center can certainly fill an entire day, and now on Saturdays, you can stay on through the evening for their laser light show. Playing from 7pm to 10 pm every Saturday starting July 1 and continuing through August 19, this rock n’ roll experience has been brought back by popular demand. This year’s schedule is:

  • 6:00 p.m. – Legends of the Night Sky: Orion* – PG
  • 7:00 p.m. – Laser Beatles – PG
  • 8:00 p.m. – Laser Vinyl – PG-13
  • 9:00 p.m. – Laser Zeppelin – PG-13
  • 10:00 p.m. – Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon – PG-13

Please note that content during the Laser Light Show may not be suitable for children ages 11 and younger. Parental discretion is advised. Please be aware that these shows are very loud. Ear plugs are available from the show attendants. There is also a family-friendly planetarium-based show at 6:00 p.m.

So get out of the heat and enjoy one of Orlando’s lesser know gems. The Orlando Science Center is fun, educational and a sure bet. If you’re looking for another sure bet, join Al and the gang in our air conditioned theater for dinner and a show. We’re open every night of the year at Capone’s Dinner & Show. Be sure to save a night for Capone’s; you’ll be glad you did.