With so many great theme parks in Orlando, Florida, it can be difficult to fit in anything else during your holidays to Orlando. However, many ticket options these days allow unlimited access to Orlando’s great parks, meaning that you can afford to break the day up with a bit of culture.
So why not include some of these great museums in your holiday itinerary, where you can learn endless amounts about the city’s culture, history and wildlife?
1. Orlando Country History Center
This amazing museum is a piece of history in itself, as the beautiful old building was originally a Orange County Courthouse before being transformed into a museum in 1942.
This great history makes it the perfect setting for a museum that tells the story of how the local area came to be the thriving metropolis it is today. Covering five floors, the museum has information on all different aspects of Orlando history, from citrus groves to cattle rearing.
2. Orlando Museum of Art
Visited by people from all over the world, this museum is a prominent feature in the art world.
Covering art and architecture, this museum also hosts the largest collection of African art and art of the ancient Americas in the entire South East of the country.
It regularly hosts current and contemporary exhibitions, as well as being the home of a number of programs celebrating art in Orlando.
3. Orlando Science Center
The Orlando Science Center is the city’s answer to a day out that entertains both adults and children. From the events detailing the science of wine for the grownups to interactive displays for children where they can have fun and learn at the same time, this museum caters for all tastes.
4. Kennedy Space Center
Needing no introduction, the Kennedy Space Center is one of the area’s most popular attractions alongside the likes of Disney and Universal.
See where astronauts take their last steps on earth before heading to outer space and discover why the great attraction welcomes millions of visitors each and every year.
Just a short journey from the city centre, the Space Center includes a state of the art IMAX theatre, the Astronaut Hall of Fame and space simulators so you can feel what it’s like to be a spaceman yourself.
5. Dinosaur World
Should Mickey and his friends somehow grow tiresome, or the kids just fancy a change for the day, then Dinosaur World can show them a whole new group to play with. The attraction is home to over 150 life-size dinosaurs where there are rides, fossils, caves, dinosaur eggs and more to discover.