As the theme park capital of the world, most people do not associate Orlando with educational opportunities. However, this central Florida paradise boasts an abundance of fun and interesting things to do that are both entertaining and informative. Regardless of your age and interests, you are sure to find something that sparks your educational curiosity. Here are a few things to consider as you plan your educational Orlando journey:
No Shortage of Things to See and Do
This Disney theme parkis known for its focus on technological innovation and celebrating the cultures of the world. Visitors can visit an aquarium, soar into space, and take a global tour of some of the world’s most loved destinations such as Paris and a genuine German village. An extensive array of international dining options to round out this day of education.
Animal enthusiasts will delight in this marine park. Not only can you satisfy thrill lovers with the Mako and Kraken roller coasters, but you can also teach your kids valuable lessons in conservation and the importance of animal rehabilitation. For a one-of-a-kind experience, head to the Discovery Cove to swim and play with dolphins in a warm lagoon.
Orlando Science Center
This comprehensive science center features a variety of informative exhibits designed to inspire learning. Explore nature, engineering design, dinosaurs, and outer space all under one roof!
Great Places to Stay
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Guests at this premium resort are dropped into a replica of an authentic African village. Some guest rooms overlook a savannah featuring animals such as giraffes and zebras. This educational experience is unlike anything else you have ever seen.
Hyatt Place Orlando/Convention Center
As one of the most convenient hotels near the Orlando Convention center, the Hyatt Place offers easy access to some of Orlando’s most visited attractions. The heated outdoor pool is the ideal way to relax after a busy day exploring the area.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal
Step into a replica of Portofino, Italy at this lovely themed hotel located on the grounds of the Universal Resort. Enjoy authentic Italian food and three inviting pools all while being steps away from the fun of the Universal theme parks.
Many Amazing Dining Experiences
Its location rightat Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Kidani Village, this unique restaurant is a truly immersive experience. Dine on Indian specialties such as spicy Durban shrimp, butter chicken, and pitas with an extensive array of dipping sauces. Don’t be surprised to see animals such as ostriches, impalas, and zebras right outside your window as you dine.
Up-Close Dining at Shamu Stadium
Go underwater and dine with Shamu and friends at this SeaWorld restaurant. The all-you-can-eat buffet features sustainable and locally grown foods. Before you dine, guests will learn about the incredible rescue story of four pilot whales.
Found in the Disney Springs entertainment complex, this family-friendly restaurant takes you back in time to the prehistoric era. Guests will delight in getting up close and personal with life-sized dinosaur animatronics and a variety of hands-on educational activities. A myriad of American classics with a twist fills the expansive menu, guaranteed to satisfy every taste.