Discovering the Wonders of Science & Learning Through Play
Orlando Science Center
The Orlando Science Center is a dynamic educational facility designed to meet the needs of Central Florida for many years to come. The 193,000 SF facility incorporates 42,000 SF of exciting, interactive exhibit space which includes 8,000 SF allotted for national and international traveling exhibits.
The facility contains 12,000 SF of classrooms, meeting and assembly areas for educational programs, which will serve students in a six-county area, including an extensive Teacher Resource Center and Comprehensive Teacher Training Institute for pre-service and in-service training of teachers. The Center also features a state-of-the-art 320-seat, 79-foot domed planetarium and IWERKS large-screen format theatre. In addition, there is an 800 SF observatory, a 2500-seat science demonstration theater, which features daily live performances. The facility has incorporated a 400-seat dining facility as well as a café for a quick snack.
Due to site constraints, a parking garage was built across the street from the Science Center and is directly connected by an enclosed pedestrian bridge. The 150-foot “Sky Bridge” is the main pedestrian link between the Science Center second floor main entry and the parking garage. The glass-enclosed and air-conditioned bridge overlooks four lanes of traffic along Princeton Avenue.