Everyone is getting revved up for the new
school year, and with summer break coming to an end, many of us are facing
difficulty getting back into ‘school mode.’ But fear not, there are many
on I-Drive that will remind your kiddos just how fun it is to learn new things!
This weekend, take a break from the screen,
and have some fun with hands-on learning at these awesome educational
attractions on I-Drive!
We all know the upside-down building on
I-Drive, but what’s housed on the inside is even more astounding. They offer
over 100 interactive exhibits, earning itself a name as an “amusement park for
Whether you’re experiencing a 5.3 earthquake,
touching 100,000 volts of electricity, bringing home the ‘W’ in one of their
virtual sports games, designing your very own rollercoaster, climbing their
three story indoor ropes challenge course, experiencing 4 dimensions, bursting
in their bubble lab, or competing in laser tag, there is no doubt that you’ll
be having a blast and learning a bunch!
2. Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Welcome to what is easily the weirdest place
on International Drive. Ripley’s Believe It or Not
pays tribute to the odd, bizarre, and unbelievable, with a variety of
eye-popping exhibits. Be prepared for your curiosity to be sparked as you make
your way through their 16 galleries that contain hands-on activities, photo
ops, and a large collection of weird, unusual relics and rare treasures.
Pose with the world’s tallest man, lose
yourself in some mind-boggling visual illusions, see a vampire killing kit,
explore incredible artwork, stand in awe at shrunken heads and other incredible
artwork in their odditorium; whatever you chose to explore during your self
paced tour, come prepared to discover that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
3. SeaLife Orlando
Do you have an animal lover
on your hands? The deep blue sea is full of extraordinary animals that your
child will enjoy learning about as they dive deep at SeaLife Orlando
! During your visit you’ll come face-to-fin with sharks,
stingrays, sea turtles and more! There is so much to discover here, from the
curious and the rescued, to the rare and the enigmatic. You’ll get closer to
the glittering scales, humongous tentacles, and razor sharp teeth of the
creatures that call the deep blue sea home, than ever before! Plus, they have a
360 degree ocean tunnel that will allow you to see the ocean from a whole new
It’s an experience that is
sure to be full of new experiences, learning, and discovery.
Maybe a little sweet
incentive will help for a day of learning outside of the classroom?
If your kid has a sweet
tooth, they will thoroughly enjoy learning all about chocolate in the Chocolate
Kingdom’s Factory Adventure Tour
. It offers guests an interactive journey that uncovers how
chocolate transforms from bean into the creamy, dreamy chocolate bar that we
all know and love.
But of course, no good tour
goes without characters; their personal tour guide joins forces with a handsome
Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse,
a one-of-a-kind Chocolate Museum, a Mythical River of Chocolate and a Micro
Batch Bean-to-the-Bar Factory utilizing old world machinery. Let’s just say,
the day will be full of sweet surprises.
P.S. For those in your
group over 21, don’t forget to ask about their wine pairing experience.
The story of the Titanic is
known by most, and if your child is a little older, they probably have seen the
movie. Take a step back into time, April 1912 to be exact, and stand just feet
from over 300 authentic artifacts that have been recovered from the Titanic.
When you step inside the
exhibit, you’ll quickly realize that this is not your average exhibit, but so
much more! Enjoy performances from costumed actors and even full scale room
recreations to explore. Touch an Iceberg to experience the cold of that fateful
night, and even snap your very own picture on the iconic grand staircase.
You’ll leave this
destination with knowledge of the Titanic, and some awesome new experiences.
Getting back into the
groove can be hard after a long summer break, but a trip to these 5 educational
here on I-Drive is sure to remind your kiddos just how
fun learning is! So put your thinking cap on and get ready for some fun. We
know this school year is going to look a little different than it has in the
past, but together we’ll make it though!