Spring break is close at hand, and if you're like a lot of parents, you're looking for something to do with the kids. Ideally, in addition to keeping them busy, you'd like them to learn a few things. There are many fun things to do in Central Florida that also have an educational benefit. Here are some suggestions:
The Orlando Science Center. You'll find four floors of fun and educational exhibits at the Orlando Science Center, including exhibits, hands-on activities, events, and even movies. If you plan your visit to include Friday and Saturday evenings, you can get it some stargazing with the Crosby Observatory's telescopes. The Center also has a busy calendar of special events, workshops, camps, and more, so visit their website and see what's on the schedule.
Wilderness Explorers at Disney's Animal Kingdom®. This interactive, educational, and fun way to explore Disney's Animal Kingdom lets your children learn animal facts and nature skills. This self-guided adventure lets your kids can collect more than 30 badges to place in their official Wilderness Explorer field guide, available in several locations at the park.
SEA LIFE Orlando. Your family will take an interactive journey under the sea, encountering more than 5,000 sea creatures, during your visit to SEA LIFE Orlando. The aquarium is part of I-Drive 360, a group of attractions that includes SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled (see below). SEA LIFE Orlando features a 360-degree ocean tunnel that lets you see sea life up close. Your children will learn about the different kinds of animals and the conservation efforts that are underway to preserve them. You can also experience feeding time and interactive dive shows. Visit the SEA LIFE Orlando website for information and times.
SKELETONS: Animals Unveiled. Your children will get an unforgettable look at the internal structures of more than 400 animals. The skeletons are organized by regions, types, and species, and posed to illustrate how the creatures move and live in their natural environment.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!® Orlando Odditorium. Your kids will find an amazing array of displays and artifacts that feature the odd and bizarre. There are 16 unique galleries of weird and unusual relics, and your kids can take a self-guided tour to experience the fascinating and interactive exhibits.
WonderWorks. You'll find education and entertainment at WonderWorks. The attraction features more than 100 hands-on exhibits, including physical challenges like a rope course and laser tag, natural disasters, space discovery, and much more.
It doesn't matter if you've got teenagers or toddlers, you'll find a lot of activities to keep them busy during spring break in Central Florida. To find out more about other attractions, museums, and activities, visit experiencekissimmee.com.