family weekend events – About Orlando https://aboutorlando.com Insider Tips for Orlando Florida Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:15:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Central Florida Zoo https://aboutorlando.com/central-florida-zoo/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:19:37 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=4921 Get back to nature and avoid theme park lines at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford Florida. The kids will love all the zoo has to offer.

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The Central Florida Zoo
3755 NW Hwy 17-92
Sanford, FL
407-323-4450

There is so much to see and do at the Central Florida Zoo in Sanford FL. See more places to take kids in the Orlando area, visit AboutOrlando.com

There is more to see and do at the Central Florida Zoo than ever before!  A few of my favorites:

Prior to opening its doors as the Central Florida Zoo in 1975, the zoo has undergone a handful of name and location changes since it was first established as the Sanford Zoo in 1923. Currently situated in a 116 acre blackwater river floodplain swamp, a very important habitat along the St. John’s River, the Central Florida Zoo is dedicated to the environment and the animals.

Looking for a unique venue for your next gathering? The Zoo provides rental facilities for business functions, parties and even weddings.Unforgettable birthday parties for your child can be had at the Central Florida Zoo! The zoo offers a unique environment for children’s celebrations.

Yes, Monkeys love to eat fresh roses! Find out interesting facts about the animals at The Zoo. Check out the giant air plant, Tillandsia Utriculata, an endangered species, just one of 800 plant species sharing a home with the animals.

Special Exhibits You Won’t Want To Miss:

  • Alligator and Crocodile Exhibit
    Want to see some big teeth, long claws and threatening eyes? (And I don’t mean your teacher) Your Family should prey on the Alligator and Crocodile Exhibit with it’s glass viewing deck.
  • Spider Monkey Exhibit – A favorite among zoo goers!
    Although there is more to a monkey than a tail, the tail deserves applause. A Spider Monkey’s tail is sometimes longer than the body. It is muscular and tactile and is used as an extra hand. When swinging by the tail the hands are free to gather food. A one arm stride can swing a monkey up to forty feet.
  • Aldabra Tortoise Exhibit.
    The Aldabra tortoise is the second largest tortoises in the world! The life span of this tortoise is somewhere around 100 years. It is believed that tortoises are the longest lived of all animals.
Next Page: Camps, Volunteering, Education and Parties at the Zoo

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Orlando Theme Park Discounts https://aboutorlando.com/orlando-attraction-discounts/ Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:34:48 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=1219 Where to find Orlando Theme Park Discounts, Free Admission & Discounted Tickets. Deals for Florida Residents, Military and Teachers at Orlando Attractions.

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For attractions, water parks, and Orlando area museums that you have been wanting to visit. Find out what deals and discounts are currently available for Florida residents and visitors. Always be sure to call ahead to verify the promotion and to ensure that you bring proper id. Some tickets require an on-line purchase for the discount.



#OrlandoDiscounts #FloridaResident Current discounts and deals at Orlando Theme Parks, Water Parks, Museums and Orlando Dinner shows.

 

Orlando Attraction Discounts and Deals for 2016:

Wet 'n Wild Florida Resident Discount. AboutOrlando.com

Discounted admission and annual passes for Florida Residents at Orlando area water parks. Discounted tickets are available for 2016. Proof of residency is required.

Discounted tickets for Orlando Dinner shows

Most Orlando dinner theaters offer online discounts that are available to everyone, not just for Florida residents. Promotions change throughout the year, so check back often for what is currently being offered.

Museums on Us Free admission to the Orlando Museum of Art.  Preview blown glass sculpted by Dale Chihuly.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Free admission for Cardholders of Bank of America or Merrill Lynch. Free admission to four Orlando area museums and centers on the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month.

Orlando Theme Park Discounts including the Orlando Eye on International Drive in Orlando.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

One of the best package deals going! Experience the Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds, SEALIFE and LEGOLAND for only $99 (plus tax). That’s a 33% discount off of regular admission prices. Other package deals are also available.

Orlando Theme Park Discounts including Legoland Florida.  More Orlando Attraction Discounts at AboutOrlando.com

Visit the LEOGLAND Florida website for discounted tickets when purchasing on-line. Current promotions includes a 2-park annual pass for $99.

Orlando Theme Park Discounts including Gatorland Florida.  More Orlando Attraction Discounts at AboutOrlando.com

Online printable discount tickets along with Florida Resident deals for daily admission and annual passes. Current promotion for FL Residents is 50% off the regular admission price.

Orlando Theme Park Discounts including the Kracken at SeaWorld Orlando.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Florida Residents 2016 Fun Card where you pay for a day and get unlimited general admission through December 31, 2016 for $99 (plus tax).

Orlando Theme Park Discounts including the SeaWorld.  Exotic Lion Fish.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Troops of the Armed Services are honored through SeaWorld’s Waves of Honor program with one complimentary park admission each year.

Certified K-12 Florida Grade School Teachers receive unlimited admission until the end of 2016 through the Teacher Study Pass program.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park.  Free admission in 2014.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

If you have never visited the Cornell Museum at Rollins College, now is the time with free admission courtesy of Dale Montgomery ’60. The Museum will offer free admission throughout all of 2016. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday.

Orlando Theme Park Discounts including Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction discount.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

More Online Discounts for Orlando Attractions

> Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
> WonderWorks
> Blue Man Group

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Museums On Us https://aboutorlando.com/museums-on-us/ Sun, 18 Aug 2013 19:34:38 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=723 Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Cardholders - Free admission to Orlando area museums the first weekend of the month.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

A monthly deal that can’t be beat! If you have an account at Bank of America or Merrill Lynch, you can receive free admission to area museums on the first full weekend of each month through Museums on Us ®. This would be the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday of the given month. This is not just for museums and centers in your hometown, but anywhere in the US.

Be prepared to show a photo ID and a valid Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card. Call the museum before heading out to be sure that it is open and accepting the promotion for that month as special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events are excluded.

As always, please call ahead to verify as promotions have been known to change

PARTICIPATING ORLANDO AREA MUSEUMS:

Museums on Us Free admission to the Orange County Regional History Center historic clock.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Be sure to request the audio-tour of the History Center’s permanent exhibits – it is included for free. Since you’ve saved a few bucks on the admission, be sure to check out the fabulous little gift shop on the way out. It’s loaded with fun Florida themed items.

Museums on Us Free admission to the Orange Museum of Art #Chihuly glass.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Preview the galleries of American Art including areas containing contemporary graphics and ancient Americas.

Museums on Us Free admission to the Orlando Science Center.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Free admission to the museum and a free movie! Select one of the Hollywood movies or all of the educational presentations. Check on-line to see the weekend features.

Museums on Us Free admission to the Mennello Museum of American Art.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Admission to the museum and grounds is included. Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the lake front. Be sure to take a few minutes to marvel at the 300 year old Southern Live Oak that is there.

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Orlando Science Center https://aboutorlando.com/orlando-science-center/ Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:40:06 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=710 See whats going on at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park this weekend. Find out when the Free Admission days are to the Science Center.

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Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park.  More at: AboutOrlando.com

Orlando Science Center

777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803-1291
407-514-2000 — 888-OSC-4FUN

GOOD TO KNOW:
  • Partners with the Association of Science and Technology Museums nationwide.
  • Best Value – Family Membership is less than $12 per month.
  • Admission to the museum is under $20.
  • Senior (55+) and Student discounts are available.
  • Free admission for Florida Teachers with valid school credentials.
  • Participates with the monthly BOA, Museums on Us program.
  • Museum is open on most holidays except for: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Museum can be rented out for special events.
  • Family programs and summer camps are offered.
  • A small but interesting gift shop is open during regular museum hours.
  • Convenient parking can be found at the Orlando Science Center’s parking garage for $5. Free parking is available in the Loch Haven lot that is next to the Science Center.
  • Annual Fundraising Event: Science of Wine
DIRECTIONS:

The Orlando Science Center is located in Loch Haven Park. From I-4 take the Princeton Street Exit (#85), east. The parking garage is on the right across from the Science Center, the Loch Haven parking lot is on the left, just after the Science Center.

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Orange County Regional History Center https://aboutorlando.com/orange-county-regional-history-center/ Sun, 14 Jul 2013 21:34:38 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=738 A historic building (1927 Orange County Courthouse) has been transformed to a state of the art history center showcasing important events and people of the city.

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Orange County Regional History Center historic courtroom.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com
Orange County Regional History Center
65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL 32801
(407) 836-8500
GOOD TO KNOW:
WHAT’S NEARBY:
DIRECTIONS:

The History Center is located on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Central Blvd. in Downtown Orlando. Parking is available in the garage across from the Orange County Public Library on Central Blvd. Be sure to consult a map for directions as many streets in the downtown area are designated one way.

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