If you have a little artist, dancer or scientist at home, Orlando has rich cultural experiences to add to your vacation itinerary. More than 360 arts and cultural organizations call Orlando home, giving life to museums, live theatre, music, dance, art, film and more. Most of these stops are a short drive away from Nickelodeon Suites Resort.
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- Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of Louis Comfort Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, windows, lamps and assorted objet d’arts.
- Orange County Regional History Center
Affiliated with the Smithsonian, the History Center uses art, artifacts and interactive exhibits to tell the story of how modern Orlando came to be.
- Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Central Florida’s resident professional orchestra, appearing in more than 125 performances each season.
- Orlando Ballet
Central Florida’s only fully professional ballet company, performing at the Bob Carr Theatre.
- Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden
A historic 3-acre Spanish-Mediterranean estate in Winter Park, which showcases the more than 200 works of the Czechoslovakian-born sculptor in galleries and throughout the grounds.
- Mennello Museum of American Art
Tucked away on the picturesque shore of Lake Formosa in Loch Haven Park, showcasing changing exhibitions featuring American art of all genres and time periods, including originally curated and traveling shows.
- Orlando Museum of Art
Nationally accredited facility with a permanent collection of African, American, Ancient American and contemporary American art and graphics, also located in Loch Haven Park.
- Orlando Science Center
Located close to Downtown Orlando in the 45-acre Loch Haven Park, the Science Center provides family fun with four floors of exciting exhibits, amazing giant screen movies and engaging live programming.
- Blue Man Group
An indescribable live celebration of art, technology and music, performed in the custom-built Sharp-Aquos theatre at Universal Orlando.
- Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba
Located in Downtown Disney, this is one of the most energetic shows in America, performed by a colorful cast of gymnasts, aerial acrobats, dancers and clowns.
- Mad Cow Theatre
One of Orlando’s most respected professional theatre companies, with a passion for both classic and contemporary plays and musicals.
- Orlando Shakespeare Theater Partnership
Local actors perform Shakespeare classics, contemporary plays and theater for young audiences year-round.
- Sak Theater
A nationally recognized improv troupe, performing at a 200-seat theater in Downtown Orlando.
- Broadway Across America – Orlando
The finest national touring Broadway shows performed at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre in Downtown
- Theater Downtown
Now in its 18th season, Theatre Downtown has produced hundreds of plays – from classic to cutting-edge productions.