The Learning Never Stops in Central Florida! Educational Tours in Florida

 Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the kids – and adults – have to stop learning! Instead of “vegging out” in front of the TV, or playing endless hours of video games, many families are booking holidays now to take advantage of the many educational things to do in Central Florida! With so many options, one must plan carefully.

When booking their trips, educated consumers are taking advantage of vacation rental homes in Central Florida such as those offered by Especially given the trend of extended families vacationing together, a growing number of travelers are opting for the added space, affordability, ease of parking, and full-size kitchen and laundry conveniences that vacation homes offer over traditional hotel rooms.

An added benefit is the vast selection of vacation rental homes available that allows families to choose the best option in close proximity to the learning and educational destinations they wish to visit.

Whether it’s animals and nature, science, or history, there is something to satisfy everyone’s interests – young and old – in Central Florida. Here are several of the most popular venues and attractions for educational things to do in Central Florida:


Animal Attractions in Orlando

 It’s no surprise that Central Florida is home to some world class animal and nature attractions. In no particular order, let’s start with Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Animal Kingdom is Walt Disney World’s® signature effort at providing an authentic park dedicated to conservation

  • The park is host to over 1,700 animals representing more than 250 wildlife species
  • Rafiki’s Animal Watch® is the jewel of the Animal Kingdom Park as it relates to nature and educational awareness. Activities and exhibits highlight current animal issues.

SeaWorld and Discovery Cove

Perhaps their slogan says it best – “The Voyage Begins”! This favorite tourist spot is now featuring “Summer Nights at SeaWorld®” and a new exhibit Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. Perfect for aquatic animal lovers, the park is a wonderful educational resource, especially for those wanting to learn more about Animal Rescue and Animal Care. And the educational entertainment doesn’t end here…


Science and Technology Attractions in Central Florida


Science enthusiasts and “techies” will surely love to visit these tech museums in Central Florida:

  •  Kennedy Space Center – Currently featuring the Space Shuttle Atlantis Exhibit, this favorite destination is the ultimate source to learn about our history, present, and future in space exploration.

  •  Orlando Science Center – This is a “hands-on” experience for all ages! Creative camps galore for teaching children, and state-of-the-art exhibits for all. Now featuring National Geographic’s Digital Adventure Theater,” Adventures with Clifford, Blue Man Group Exhibit, and many more! This is certainly our top for “top local” educational things to do in Orlando – the  Orlando Science Center.

Although animals, nature and science are interesting, history makes the region even more appealing.


Historical Attractions in Central Florida


  •  Warbirds Museum – This Military Aviation Museum features restored, airworthy WWII aircraft! Great for children that love planes and for those military history buffs! The Warbird Museum was featured in a recent blog post and is located minutes from many vacation home communities in Kissimmee.
  •  Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida – Located in Maitland, this is an invaluable resource for learning and educating all generations about this tragic time in our world’s history.

Other attractions worth mentioning for educational things to do in Central Florida include:

  • Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Located on ever-popular International Drive, this favorite tourist destination is an excellent educational stop, especially for children and those who enjoy experiencing the strange and bizarre!
  •  Gatorland  Located in south Orlando, the park features a new Florida Panther exhibit! It is also among the best exhibits to visit for native animal education.

Regardless of which destinations your family chooses this summer, the main objective is to have fun and to never stop learning!


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