The sun has definitely returned to Orlando. With such great weather, who doesn’t want to get out and have some family fun. If you are looking for things to do in Orlando this weekend, there are a lot of activities taking place to fit a variety of interests. You can go star gazing at the Orlando Science museum, take in a musical, go back to the pioneer days, celebrate the Lunar New Year, create a work of art or more.
Things to do in Orlando this Weekend – Multiple Days
Join us this fall and winter for Star-Studded Evenings! This is your chance to experience some of Orlando Science Center’s programming after dark. Stargaze in the Crosby Observatory and see a feature-length film for just $10 per person (free for OSC members (Friday and Saturday)
Flora loves comic books, so it’s no surprise when an unassuming squirrel named Ulysses gets sucked up in the vacuum cleaner and pops out as a superhero – who can fly – and write poetry. Doubting adults have lots to learn from Flora, Ulysses, and their new friend, William, as they navigate matters of the heart in this 2014 Newbery Medal-winning eccentric adventure from Kate DiCamillo, adapted for the stage by John Glore. (Saturday and Sunday)
The Pine Castle Pioneer Days festival honors significant people and/or events in the history of Pine Castle. At the festival, there will be early and mid-18th century military encampments including a medical area with demonstrations, Native American dancing, wild west shootouts, outstanding live music and carriage rides all day. (Saturday and Sunday)
Giraffes strut. Birds swoop. Gazelles leap. The entire Serengeti comes to life as never before. And as the music soars, Pride Rock slowly emerges from the mist. This is Disney’s The Lion King, making its triumphant return to Orlando. (all weekend)
Things to do in Orlando this Weekend – Friday, February 23, 2018
Bring your friends and family to Celebrate Love and Friendship at our Family Night Out Swim at Goldfish Swim School. Don’t miss this special event with pizza, raffles for goodies and an open swim. This event is FREE for Goldfish Swim School – Winter Park members.
“Bring your kids over any Friday at 6:00 PM for plaster painting, pizza and fun! Each child may choose two plaster pieces to paint. Also included is pizza and juice or water to drink.
Parents, enjoy the night out while the kids jump, flip, and twist the night away in our supervised trampoline area complete with 4 Olympic style trampolines, a foam pit, double mini trampoline, rod floor and tumble track. Our certified coaches will be on hand to ensure proper safety and correct jumping technique.
Things to do in Orlando this Weekend – Saturday, February 24, 2018
If you have a budding artist, then you will want to sign them up for a Between the Brushes Art Class. Classes are held each Saturday at the Art Room and each week is a different theme. This week’s theme is Burch Cat.
Learn to draw from former Walt Disney Studios animator and the author/illustrator of Third Grade Mermaid, Peter Raymundo. Peter will show you how to draw mermaids and ocean creatures with Crayola crayons! Books available for purchase and can be signed after the workshop.
Go to family night at Astro Skate for 3 hours of skating fun for the entire family.$20 for a family of 5 with one adult/$7 for an individual. Prices do not include skate rental.
Family workshops at the Orlando Museum of Art are shared art experiences for children and their families. Activities are inspired by exhibitions at the Museum, and each workshop is led by certified art educator and/or practicing artist. In this artistic hands-on setting, families have the opportunity to learn new skills while bonding. This week learn about Florida Treasures.
Put on your lab coat and explore the science of everyone’s favorite treat! In this class we will learn through hands-on activities the mechanics of yeast, how cheese is made, and what gives crust that crispy, crunchy texture. We will end the class with a slice of homemade pie!
Things to do in Orlando this Weekend – Sunday, February 25, 2018
Put on your wellies and hop into American Girl Orlando for a special WellieWishers Friendship Tea Party! Parties will take place through October and include a special menu, crafts, fun WellieWishers-inspired conversation cards, and a cupcake-decorating activity.
Annie tells the extraordinary story of a little orphan who spends ends up in the lap of luxury with Depression-era billionaire Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage, spunky Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So when Mr. Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real mom and dad instead, and he agrees. Warbucks’ whopping reward for Annie’s parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take the $50,000 reward. But don’t fret: This classic family musical has a happy ending for Annie, Daddy Warbucks and the whole gang.
Come out and celebrate the New Year with a Dragon Parade and Lunar New Year Festival. The festival will feature Asian entertainment including Dragon dancing, Lion Dancing, cultural dances, martial arts, taiko drummers, arts and crafts and Asian food.
Bring the entire family to watch free movies on a big screen. Old Town will play family-friendly movies and classics every Sunday night. Bring a chair, grab some snacks at your favorite Old Town store, and spend the night watching a movie underneath the stars. Movies are every Sunday night beginning at dusk. This week’s movie is Despicable Me 3.
The Orlando Science Center is becoming more accessible by providing new sensory friendly experiences on select Sunday mornings. This sensory friendly experience will allow our visitors a chance to visit select exhibit halls at quieter volume settings with more light. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a movie with softer volume and more ambient light in our theater.