5 I-Drive Attractions to visit for a new learning experience!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Learning from experiences is invaluable, and here on I-Drive, there are many opportunities to learn without even realizing that you are! From museums and aquariums, to some amusement parks just for the mind; there a few attractions that you must check out during your next visit to I-Drive. Enjoy the pleasure of gaining knowledge on something you never knew while enjoying experiences that you’ll remember for a lifetime! Here are our top 5 attractions to experience on I-Drive.


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SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology houses over 500 real skeletons that are creatively posed throughout the museum. Some include Florida wildlife, reptiles, marsupials and so many more! If you learn best from hands-on, fun activities, you’ve hit the jackpot! SKELETONS is always a fun place to stop for a visit during a day on I-Drive, but many might not know that they also are always running educational events and a variety of educational programs for all ages! We’re talking from pre-k all the way up to adults; there is something to engage, inspire, and motivate everyone!

2. SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at ICON Orlando 360 (formally I-Drive 360)

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Jump into the magical underwater world where you’ll be dazzled by various amazing creatures! The SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium doesn’t just have stunning sights and creatures to observe but is also packed with opportunities to learn about the deep blue sea and all of it’s wonders! Explore everything under their ocean without ever having to get wet when you step inside of Florida’s only 360-degree tunnel! Enjoy unique dive shows where you’ll meet experienced divers who will teach you all about the sea creatures, as well as diving! Stroll over to the Indian Ocean Exhibit to meet Ted, a turtle who helped develop the Turtle Extraction Device! Float with the Jellyfish at the Jellyfish Wall Exhibit and even get behind the scenes of all the action in one of the guided tours offered! We are sure you’ll walk away from your visit here with a whole new appreciation and understanding of the underwater world!

3. WonderWorks

Everything on I-Drive is about the experience – so as you’re exploring, make sure you save some time for a visit to the upside-down attraction! WonderWorks is beloved by both visitors who travel far to come to I-Drive and Orlando Florida locals! With 35,000 sq. ft. featuring over 100 hands-on science exhibits, your visit will surely give your mind a good challenge and spark some imagination in your heart! As you make your way through the inversion tunnel to realign yourself, get ready to explore six wonder zones for loads of adventure and fun! The six wonder zones include natural disasters, physical challenge zone, light and sound zone, space discovery, the imagination lab and finally the far-out gallery. Finish your visit with a 4D stimulator ride, a game of laser tag, or by taking part in an indoor ropes challenge!

4. Believe It or Not!

In the spirit of indulging the mind in some much-needed puzzles, Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a must-see destination on I-Drive! Come see for yourself why many refer to this destination as the WEIRDEST place in Orlando! Step inside the 10,000 sq. ft odd-itorium, and don’t worry, it only appears to be falling into a Florida sinkhole! Once inside, you’ll find hundreds of fascinating interactive exhibits. As you make your way through self-guided and self-paced tours of the 16 galleries, you’ll be amazed by the variety of artifacts and displays that you’ll find; each paying tribute to everything odd, bizarre, and unbelievable. So, during your next trip to I-Drive, come discover that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

5. The sweet side of learning

The Chocolate Museum & Café is the first Chocolate Museum of its kind and will surely leave a sweet taste in your mouth! Stand in awe as you view 25 solid chocolate sculptures of some of the world’s most famous landmarks and people. Take a journey back in time to see the origin of what many know as the world’s most loved sweet treat, dating back to the Olmecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Spanish explorers, Monks and even Royalty! During the guided tours you will also learn all about how chocolate is made and about the plant itself, from bean to bar! And of course, your trip to the one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum & Café just wouldn’t be complete without a tasting of some of the world’s finest chocolates!
International Drive is full of new learning experiences! So, next time you’re here, be sure to checkout some of these hot spots to get the brain juices flowing and enjoy an unforgettable experience!