WonderWorks bills itself as a museum "where science has gone crazy." While not as cerebral as some other area attractions, ... More
WonderWorks bills itself as a museum "where science has gone crazy." While not as cerebral as some other area attractions, such as the Orlando Science Center, this attraction will amuse both children and adults and they can pick up some quirky scientific information along the way. This bright upside-down establishment offers more than 100 hands-on exhibits, including the Bridge of Fire walk-through, simulating the power of 250,000 watts of electricity, a Mystery Labin which water flows up, against the force of that pesky gravity and the Earthquake Experience simulation room. Visit for a quirky and educational experience.
Although my 8-year old daughter seemed to enjoy, my 4-year old son was a bit freaked out by some of the loud, noisy or dark exhibits. I was very disappointed. I agree with everyone else's critiques- the outside was the very best part, very cool to look at; but the inside was old looking, several games did not work, some exhibits were too detailed with instructions that little ones can't comprehend, and customer service is at an all time low (except at the register when you buy tickets). But after paying almost $60.00 for a family of 4 (no dinner included), I was determined to make the best of it for the kids. Really wished we had just taken pics of the outside and went somewhere else!
Place looks cool from the outside. The inside has a number of interesting displays, but most of it you would find in a science museum. Unfortunately, too many of the displays were broken. For what it offers, admission is pricey.
I was SO excited to go in the upside down house, but the exterior of the house was, sadly, the best part of WonderWorks. Many of the games and experiments were broken or in very poor condition. I think they should take some of the money they charge at the door (and it's a LOT) and fix the place up. There were some Escher type photographs that were cool, but meh.....I wouldn't go back.
This place is for kids of all ages, from 3 to 93. It has interesting historical trivia & things for adults to ponder, & great hands on exhibits for the kids.
It was easy to find from our timeshare, & the price was reasonable for the value. You could get through all of it in one day, & it has a snack bar & gift shop too.
Even the older teenagers found it to be "cool", & coming from a teen, that's a great recommendation.
I would recommend it to families who don't want to do the whole theme park experience, but are looking for a fun, relatively inexpensive place to go that even teaches you to learn & enjoy doing it!
My boyfriend and I were visiting my family in FL around Christmas time and really didn't have enough time to visit theme parks and such so we decided to stick with little things. I had been to FL many times before, and had always driven past the big upside down building wondering when I would finally get a chance to see if the inside is as "cracked up" as the outside portrays itself. In addition we attended the Out of Control all you can eat dinner show which we payed $30 to eat stale popcorn out of a plastic hat and a slice (two if you're lucky) of gross pizza. The desert was some type of chocolate cake which smelt so bad that I refused to venture upon trying it. The soda's were flat, far and few in between.
Their "attractions" are obviously cheap. Big bubble wands, out of order games, and pictures that you are forced to take even when you know you could take far better if you were taking it yourself. They had this one attraction, that was possibly the stupidest of them all. It was supposed to be as if you were in the midst of a hurricane or the eye of one. They put you inside this partially closed in room with a metal floor and two poles. We were in it with another couple when we turned around and saw this fan. All the thing was, was a giant fan blowing pretty average speed winds at you. I would definitely not recommend going there. The outside is the best part of it. Sad but true because we are really open to things especially when it comes to that. Put you're money toward a ticket to MGM or Universal.
This place was wonderful and great for kids. It is a little expensive but well worth the money. My family liked it so much we went twice over the course of our trip. The exhibits were very engaging and interesting. The only complaint i would have is it needs more simulators ( there is a very fun one in the museum which i wish they had similar ones too it.) It is a must see for any orlando vacation.
I was disappointed. If only the inside was as good as the outside. Many of the games were broken and not working. Baseball game had no baseballs, bubble section had no bubble mix and the water game was broken.
I say skip it - Disney Quest is soo much better.
I really enjoyed this place. We visted Wonder Works on a rainy day and they were pretty busy but they helped us through the ticket process very well (we only had cash). The staff is very polite and will answer any question. The exibets are fun and interesting. It is a MUST-SEE!
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