Discover orlando

Discover the Magic of Orlando

Orlando is known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World” and is home to great parks such as Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Studios Florida®.

Orlando Overview

Take a trip to Orlando, a vibrant and lively city located in central Florida, known for its world-renowned theme parks, beautiful weather, and endless entertainment options. From the magical world of Disney to the thrilling roller coasters of Universal Studios, there are adventure-packed activities for all ages.

More than meets the eye

The Theme Park Capital of the World… And Much More!

Although Orlando’s claim to fame is being the Theme Park Capital of the World, that’s certainly not all this city has to offer. Beyond the theme parks, Orlando is home to a thriving arts and culture scene, a bustling downtown area, and some of the best shopping and dining experiences in the state.

Even if you’re looking for a Florida field trip to get away and enjoy the outdoors, Orlando is home to beautiful and naturally diverse parks and waterways that are excellent places for hiking, birding, kayaking, and more within an hour’s drive from the city. You can even explore outer space or watch a rocket launch at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in nearby Merritt Island!

With its year-round warm weather and long list of exciting attractions, Orlando offers something for every type of traveler. As one of our most popular destinations, we consider Orlando to be the perfect destination for performance and educational trips in Florida.

A world of adventure

Make Their Dreams Come True at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World isn’t just a theme park – it’s multiple unique theme parks rolled into one larger-than-life experience! It would probably take over a week to see every attraction, which is why Walt Disney World is the perfect destination if you want endless entertainment in a single location. Visit the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Splash all day at Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach Water Parks.

Walt Disney World offers special opportunities for student groups like performance opportunities inside the park, behind-the-scenes tours, and workshops. Send student musicians and vocalists to a workshop about developing soundtracks, introduce future artists or engineers to theme park design and the advanced technology used to bring parks to life, or encourage young leaders at workshops about leadership and innovation. Disney invites your band, orchestra, choir, dance or other student group to a professional workshop to hone their skills, give them a chance to perform in front of a live audience, then reward their hard work with a day of fun at a theme park!

Make it extra crazy

Take them to the Big Screen at Universal Studios Florida

Three theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay – come together to create Universal Orlando Resort. Immerse yourself in the movies you know and love in a way you can only do here in Orlando. Enjoy themed rides, live shows and many dining options.

Universal Orlando Resort offers special opportunities for student groups like stage performances, parades for marching bands, and workshops. Young musicians can learn about the art of sound design and even score a film, while dancers can choose from several workshops led by Universal choreographers. You’re invited to bring your marching band, dance team, orchestra, or other performance group to join a professional workshop where students can refine their talents, showcase their skills to a live audience, and conclude the trip with a day of fun at a theme park as a well-deserved reward!

Travel Out of This World

Show Them the Stars at Kennedy Space Center

It’s only an hour’s drive from Orlando to the Eastern coast of Florida, which is where you’ll find the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Merritt Island.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is organized into Mission Zones where attractions and tours are grouped by chronological era. From the dawn of space exploration to current and ongoing missions, you can get an up-close, hands-on feel for the story of humans in space.”

Orlando Field Trip Attractions & Ideas

Although known for its magical and awe-inspiring theme parks, there are plenty of educational things to do in Orlando and surrounding areas! Here are some top educational attractions in Orlando, Florida that provide opportunities for learning and exploration, making them ideal destinations:

Located on Florida’s Space Coast, about an hour’s drive from Orlando, the Kennedy Space Center offers a fascinating educational experience about space exploration, NASA’s history, and current space missions. Visitors can see real spacecraft, interact with exhibits, and even meet astronauts.

Situated in downtown Orlando, the Orlando Science Center offers hands-on exhibits, live demonstrations, and engaging educational programs covering topics such as astronomy, physics, biology, and more. It’s a great place for families, students, and curious minds of all ages.

While primarily known for its entertainment, Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando also offers educational opportunities. Epcot, in particular, features attractions like Spaceship Earth, The Seas with Nemo & Friends, and Mission: SPACE, which offer insights into technology, innovation, and the natural world.

Similar to Disney, Universal Orlando Resort offers entertainment alongside educational experiences. Universal’s Islands of Adventure features attractions like Jurassic Park River Adventure and Skull Island: Reign of Kong, where visitors can learn about dinosaurs and mythical creatures, respectively.

This museum features a diverse collection of art from around the world, spanning various periods and styles. It offers educational programs, workshops, and exhibits that can enrich visitors’ understanding and appreciation of art.

While located in Tampa, about an hour and a half drive from Orlando, the Florida Aquarium is worth mentioning for its educational value. It showcases a wide range of marine life, conservation efforts, and interactive exhibits that educate visitors about ocean ecosystems and environmental conservation.

SeaWorld offers educational experiences focused on marine life conservation and animal welfare. Visitors can learn about marine animals through exhibits, live shows, and behind-the-scenes tours.

Located just a short drive from Orlando, Gatorland is a unique wildlife park and educational center dedicated to alligators and crocodiles. Visitors can learn about these fascinating reptiles through live shows, hands-on experiences, and informative exhibits. Gatorland also offers opportunities for visitors to observe other native Florida wildlife, making it an educational and entertaining destination for families and animal enthusiasts alike.