Orlando Area Arts & Culture
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Although Orlando is renowned for its theme parks, it's also a hub for entertaining museums geared toward family fun as well as rich artistic and cultural destinations and venues. From museums and galleries to the hottest acts performing today, Orlando offers excellent cultural outlets for the discriminating art fan. Contact us at 1-866-808-8833 for information on area attractions.
Hands-On Museums for the Whole Family
Who says museums have to be boring? Orlando offers several museums that allow kids of all ages to explore science and history through hands-on fun. Visit the sites below and discover the excitement an Orlando museum can inspire.
Orlando Science Center
Encouraging learning through fun interaction with the environment, the Orlando Science Center is a hands-on science museum featuring exhibits about dinosaurs, the human body, ecosystems and the mysteries of outer space among many others. Watch how bees build their hive, observe live alligators in a typical swamp ecosystem and discover the newest species of stingray, then head to the museum's Dr. Dare's Lab exhibit and use advanced equipment to conduct your own experiments under the guidance of a trained instructor. The Orlando Science Center is not to be missed!
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium offers odd and unbelievable artifacts from around the world, presenting them all in a fun and educational extreme museum experience. Wonder at the seven-legged sheep and shrunken human head as you meander through this 10,000 square foot cabinet of curiosities.
WonderWorks is Orlando's upside-down museum of science and wonder. Featuring an indoor ropes course, a space shuttle exhibit, an earthquake simulator and virtual sports, WonderWorks is packed with hours of fun for the entire family.
Art Museums and Galleries
During your Orlando visit, enrich yourself with a stroll through collections of sculptures, paintings and historical objects in the area's fine galleries and museums.
Orlando Museum of Art
The Orlando Museum of Art grew out of a small group of artists who, in the 1920s, met to display and critique each other's work. Since then, it has grown into one of the region's leading cultural institutions. This grand gallery holds an extensive collection of early and contemporary American art as well as African art.
The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
The Morse Museum boasts the most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany art in the world. Featuring examples of Tiffany's art from every medium into which he delved, the museum offers exhibits of his windows, mosaics, marble, jewels, glass, stone and furnishings.
LG Art Gallery
Specializing in modern and contemporary art, the LG Art Gallery features art from the 1950's through the 1990's. The gallery shows various styles of contemporary art including Illusion Art, Abstract Art, Realism, Impressionism and Pop Art.
The Terrace Gallery & The Mayor's 2nd and 3rd Floor Gallery
The Terrace Gallery is part of the city's Public Arts program and features work from renowned Florida artists as well as that of artists from around the world. Also an effort by Orlando's Public Arts program, the Mayor's 2nd and 3rd Floor Gallery exclusively shows work of Central Florida Artists and has exhibitions throughout the year. Both galleries are free to the general public and are located at the Orlando City Hall.
In the mood for an entertaining play or outstanding musical performance? Orlando is a town for great performances and tends to attract top acts. From Broadways shows to sensational musical performances, this is the town for must-see live entertainment.
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
401 West Livingston St.
Orlando, FL 32801
400 West Church St.
Orlando, FL 32801
House of Blues
1490 East Buena Vista Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Cirque Du Soleil
Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
812 East Rollins St.
Orlando, FL 32803