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School Science Trip to Orlando Florida

Inspire the scientists of the future with an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime science school trip to Orlando, Florida!

With a worldwide reputation as the land of fun and sun, Orlando is a great destination to combine fascinating and valuable science activities with the fun and excitement of theme parks. 

Visit the Disney parks and enjoy the Disney Youth Educational Series (YES programme), or visit Universal with their STEAM programmes. And, of course, the Kennedy Space Center is a must for any science group! Here you can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, and even view a launch (subject to schedule).

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Sample itinerary
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Kennedy Space Center

Visit the Kennedy Space Center!

Tour the Kennedy Space Center, enjoy a shuttle launch experience, take part in an astronaut encounter and much more as you explore the history of spaceflight.

The Kennedy Space Center is NASA’s primary launch centre for human spaceflight, so this is an incredibly exciting visit and a must-do on a science school trip to Orlando!

The visitor centre is divided into mission zones organised by chronological era, so it’s easy for your students to follow the history of space exploration!

Did you know?

In the 1960s the public could enjoy self-guided tours in their own cars along a predetermined route through Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The popularity of this led to the development of the visitor centre complex, which offers a much more immersive experience of US space exploration!

Orlando Science Center

Visit Orlando Science Center!

The Orlando Science Center offers four floors of exciting exhibits, incredible giant screen movies and engaging live programming!

The centre’s mission is to provide exciting experiences of science and technology, thereby promoting public understanding of science. This makes it the perfect choice for a science school trip to Orlando.

Your students can learn all about artificial intelligence, ‘hike’ through Florida’s ecosystems and find out how life on Earth is possible!

Did you know?

The centre also hosts regular live science shows and events to help bring the subject to life and make science even more exciting!

Universal Studios, Orlando

Visit Universal Studios!

‘Ride the movies’ at this incredible theme park!

Universal Studios invites guests in to go behind the scenes of world-famous movies and boasts numerous attractions, rollercoasters and live shows!

The park is organised into eight themed areas, that are all centred around  a lagoon – Production Central, New York City, San Francisco, London/Diagon Alley, World Expo, Springfield, Woody Woodpecker’s Kidzone and Hollywood.

Did you know?

Universal Studios is a working film studio with a back lot consisting of six sound stages – so, if you’re very lucky, you could be recruited as an extra!

Day 1
Morning Flight from UK to Orlando
Afternoon Transfer to accommodation on arrival
Evening Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Day 2
Morning

Visit to one of the Disney theme parks with a session in the YES programme

Afternoon E.g. Properties of Motion Physics Lab - explore the effects of centripetal force and test Newton's First Law of Motion
Evening Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Day 3
Morning Visit to SeaWorld with optional behind-the-scenes tour to see how the animal experts care for sharks and penguins
Afternoon Continue visit to SeaWorld
Evening Optional evening meal at local restaurant
Day 4
Morning Visit to the Kennedy Space Center with the Space Pass Plus option including a tour and shuttle launch experience
Afternoon Continue visit to the Kennedy Space Center
Evening Spend an evening at Wonderworks, including the Outta Control Magic Show Dinner
Day 5
Morning Visit to one of the Disney theme parks with a session in the YES programme
Afternoon E.g. The Evolution of Technology - explore the attractions of Future World at Epcot to understand how human needs drive the development of tech
Evening Optional evening meal at a local restaurant
Day 6
Morning Visit Universal and take part in a STEAM programme
Afternoon E.g. Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Science - students learn a heartpounding lesson in physics to see what makes rollercoasters so thrilling
Evening Optional evening meal at a local restaurant
Day 7
Morning Visit the Orlando Science Center for some interactive fun
Afternoon Transfer to accommodation
Evening Overnight flight to the UK
Day 8
Morning Arrive back in the UK
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  • tick icon2-day Disney park ticket with 2 YES programmes
  • tick icon6 nights' bed and breakfast accommodation
  • tick iconAirport coach transfers with return via local mall
  • tick iconAll flights including tax
  • tick iconComprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • tick iconDaily park transfers
  • tick iconDetailed information pack
  • tick iconFree staff place ratio 1:10
  • tick iconItinerary planning service
  • tick iconKennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission
  • tick iconVAT

Activities

Disney's Magic Kingdom Park

Disney's Magic Kingdom Park

Follow your Disney dreams to a place where storybook fantasy comes to life for children of all ages. Seek out adventures… Read more

Kennedy Space Center

Kennedy Space Center

A science tour to Orlando is not complete without a trip to Kennedy Space Center. Just 45 minutes from Orlando&… Read more

Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center

For over fifty years, the Orlando Science Center has been a place that inspires curiosity, exploration and encourages… Read more

Sea World

Sea World

Florida’s SeaWorld Orlando is beyond anything you could ever imagine in a theme park. The whales will take you to … Read more

Universal Studios

Universal Studios

You’re the star at Universal Studios, the number one movie and TV based theme park in the world. At this real film and … Read more

WonderWorks, Orlando

WonderWorks, Orlando

WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction… Read more

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Accommodation

Comfort Inn International Drive
La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando I Drive/Conv Center
Comfort Inn International Drive

Get going with a great breakfast. Start your morning in Orlando with our free hot breakfast offering everything from eggs, waffles and meat to healthy options like yogurt and fresh fruit.

All of our clean, comfortable, well-appointed guest rooms feature TVs, refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers and coffee makers, along with premium bedding and more.

All our guests can also enjoy free WiFi and the use of our refreshing outdoor pool.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando I Drive/Conv Center

The La Quinta Inn and Suites is located near to all the main sites of Orlando.

Room amenities include free high speed internet access, a coffee maker, ironing board, alarm clock and a TV with 30 channels of HD programming, premium cable and Plug-and-Play.

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, spa, a fitness center and a delicious breakfast where you can choose from waffles, bread and muffins, hot and cold cereal, fresh fruit, bagels, milk and all-you-can-drink coffee and juice. 

This hotel offers a great base for our student groups with bright and fresh feeling rooms in an excellent location.

Reviews

Northampton High School, February 2019

The trip was a success. Thanks to all those who helped it to be so. The modern hotel in particular worked well for us and the staff were exceptionally helpful; all bookings for visits etc. proceeded very smoothly, as did the transfers.

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Zoe Campbell - Tour Adviser

Don’t hesitate to contact me for any advice or further information on how your school trip can be tailored to your requirements.

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