Arts & Culture
Orlando has rich cultural experiences that rival those of far larger cities. Attracted by an atmosphere of creativity, more than 360 arts and cultural organizations call Orlando home, giving life to museums, live theater, music, dance, art, film and more. Orlando Museum of Art features traveling exhibitions and permanent collections of American and African art. Orlando Science Center, located close to downtown Orlando in the 45-acre Loch Haven Park near the Orlando Museum of Art, provides family fun with four floors of exciting exhibits, amazing giant-screen movies and engaging live programming. And Orange County Regional History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, explores 12,000 years of the area’s rich history with interactive exhibits, artifacts, archives and special shows/
In addition, the opulent Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opened in downtown Orlando in November 2014. It has showcased some of the best international, national and local artists, including Broadway, ballet, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, jazz, rock, pop, dance and more. The Phillips Center of Arts & Wellness offers innovative arts education and wellness classes and programs engaging everyone from 3 to 103.
Orlando Science Center
In downtown Orlando, offers an observatory, giant screen and 3-D theaters and hundreds of hands-on exhibits on four floors, which offer opportunities to explore, experiment and discover.
The Orlando Museum of Art
Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art, north of downtown, is a favorite meeting and event site for many local, national and international businesses. Other museums that get accolades are The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, which boosts the largest collection of Tiffany glass in the country, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, located on the historic Rollins College campus in Winter Park.
Orlando also hosts an impressive calendar of cultural events and festivals each year, many of which are nationally renowned. All disciplines-performing arts, visual arts, music, film and heritage-are equally represented.