History museums’ acquisitions always instill wonder in children who have become bored with their own closets full of skeletons. Discover a body of knowledge with today’s Groupon to Orange County Regional History Center. Choose from the following options:
- For $9, you get two admissions (up to an $18 value).
- For $25, you get a one-year individual membership (up to a $50 value).
- For $35, you get a one-year family membership for two adults and up to six children (up to a $75 value).<p>
With a collection sprawling across three floors, the Orange County Regional History Center divulges 12,000 years of Central Florida history through permanent and limited-run exhibits. Follow Orlando’s transition from small town to Disney command center, or explore aviation marvels including a WWII B-17 bomber and Kennedy Space Center snapshots of NASA’s nighttime sun landings. In addition to unlimited admission, members receive reciprocal privileges, such as free or discounted admission, at 208 museums and historic sites across the country. Additional member perks include access to invite-only events and gift-store and program discounts, and parking is available in the adjacent library garage.
Orange County Regional History Center
Orange County Regional History Center showcases the area's past inside a building steeped in Orange County history: the 1927 Courthouse. Today, visitors can explore the grand courtroom where the murderous Ted Bundy was allegedly arraigned. Such recent events, however, barely scratch the surface of the 12,000 years worth of history encompassed within the center's permanent exhibitions. Spanning Native American and Spanish roots to the meteoric rise of Walt Disney World, the museum illustrates Orange County's vast lineage.
The museum has four floors which house permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions and materials for traveling exhibitions that highlight Florida history throughout the country. An Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum also plays host to programs for all ages, from lunchtime speaking engagements to educational programs designed to spark the imagination and satisfy curiosity. The museum shop offers one-of-a-kind gifts reflecting the cultural history of Central Florida including rare vintage photographs, quirky Florida souvenirs, and delicious Florida treats.