You know it’s touristy because the facade looks like someone ripped a mansion out of the ground and turned it upside down. But the inverted motif doesn’t continue beyond its doors. Instead, you get about 100 hands-on curiosity exhibits not unlike what you’d find at a science museum or an arcade—cubicles simulating earthquakes and hurricanes, a bubble-making area, a kiosk where you can use Google Earth to find your house, lots of posters of optical illusions—all decently maintained and cheerful. Bring the Purell because exhibits get smeary, bring your patience to combat field trip swarms, and bring lots of cash, because there’s a slate of add-ons like a ropes course, and a “4-D” simulator chair, and an arcade that aren’t included in admission. Adults may find it cheesy but young kids love it, especially if they have a nascent interest in science—then again, they have no concept of the value of your hard-earned dollar. It’s mostly for rainy days.
9067 International Dr., Orlando
Our Rating Hours Daily 9am–midnight Phone 407/351-8800 Prices $34 adults, $25 seniors over 54 and kids 4–12, Extra charges for laser tag, ropes course, motion-simulator ride, games Web site WonderWorks