Orlando Science Center is a glistening structure that looks like the product of a meeting between Greek-Roman architects and Star Trek engineers. The analogy applies to the activities inside as well. The museum strives to teach kids (and adults) about classical science using modern, hands-on, sometimes high-tech activities. The museum houses themed exhibit halls where patrons can explore the human body, modern technology, the solar system and other topics. The exhibits often change, so you can always learn something new. Its eight-story CineDome is billed as one of the world's largest movie theaters where they show large-format nature/technology films.
Ripley's operates 35 oddity museums worldwide, and the experience of visiting one is a bit like devouring a pint of ice cream; you know it's not really good for you, but boy is it fun! The Orlando collection is housed in a Bavarian-style building, deliberately dis-proportioned to look like part of it has disappeared into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes. Inside, you'll find such oddities as a statue of a 1,069-pound man, torture devices from the Spanish Inquisition and a replica of a 1907 Rolls Royce built from more than a million matchsticks. Check website for further details.
The CityArts Factory is situated in the Downtown Arts District and displays one of the largest art collections in Orlando. This is not your typical art gallery, since there are astounding presentations of visual and performing arts. The CityArts Factory building contains six independent art galleries on the first level, with the SAK Comedy Lab located on the second level. Special events are held every third Thursday of each month.
The Waterhouse Residence Museum gets its name from the late accomplished architect and skilled carpenter himself called William H. Waterhouse. The house simply reflects the unique abilities of the carpenter and is filled with some rare antique and artifacts of his age. The Museum lets you witness the wonderful period furniture, antiques and some great tools. This historical house is located right on the ground of the lovely Lake Lily park, where in you can also spend some time walking around the park area.
Popularly known as the Frank Evens Center, the Lake Mary Chamber of Commerce Building is a beautiful historical building that features all the commercial structures and offices of the Lake Mary Chamber. Currently running as a historical Museum it features the exhibits about the local history, people, art and culture.
The Museum of Military History was founded with the intent of bringing awareness and education to the visitors on American history by means of static displays and interpretative exhibits. The museum opened its doors to public in the year 2012 and is dedicated to veterans and soldiers who lost their lives in battles. The museum is spread over an area of 10,000 square feet (3048 meters) and features exhibits right from the Civil War period, World War I and II, the Korean War, the Gulf War to the recent Afghanistan and Iraq Wars. The highlights being modern and old guns and rifles, old cannons and military vehicles used over the years by the military. Visitors interested in military products can buy field gears, uniform items and helmets etc. The museum has a reading library where visitors can sit and read books.