Things to Do in Orlando: Arts and Culture
Orlando has a thriving arts and culture scene worth setting aside time for the next time you visit.
Here are a few places for you can add to your itinerary:
The Orlando Museum of Art, just minutes away from downtown Orlando, is a repository of art during the 1920s, as well as pieces from America’s contemporary artists, sculpture to photography. There are also many sidewalk art festivals around the metropolitan areas.
The Orlando Science Center has engaging exhibits and a huge green screen for an exciting 3D experience that the whole family will love.
The Orlando Ballet is captivating. Catch a show as dancers blow you away by their thought-provoking and emotionally charged performances.
The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre has a schedule of classic and contemporary performances. Or, watch a musical or play at the Mad Cow Theatre, which also offers educational seminars and various special events.
Cirque du Soleil – La Nouba enthralls with extraordinary circus entertainment brilliantly choreographed by international acrobats and performance artists putting on a show at an amazing theater especially built for them.
The stunning Leu Garden allows you to soak in the sun while appreciating its flora and fauna. You can also make it a romantic date night at the garden, which screens outdoor movies in an area with a view that overlooks the lake.
The garden also offers a fine example of public art, where the Garden House Gallery regularly showcases art with a botanical theme.
The park gallery is run by the city’s Public Art department which oversees two other galleries in City Hall: the 2,400-square-foot Terrace Gallery features many local and international artists, plus Florida’s renowned artists. The Mayor’s 3rd Floor Gallery is a circular space that focuses on Central Florida artists and where works are on exhibit for three months before they’re changed.