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Nighttime Family Adventures

Heat up family fun when the sun goes down! Classic nighttime entertainment can always be found at arcades, bowling alleys, community theatres, and miniature golf courses, but we’re shining light on some other attractions & adventures that are best enjoyed after dark!

Bioluminescent Boating

During the cool months, bioluminescent comb jellyfish (which do not sting) congregate in the Indian River Lagoon. Rent a kayak or bring your own vessel for a two-hour bioluminescent eco-tour starting at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge to see these and other peculiar creatures glow in the water!

Gator Gazing

Gator Night Shine takes reptile lovers, armed with a flashlight and hot dogs, along the winding wooden walkways of Gatorland’s Alligator Breeding Marsh. Hundreds of hungry, glowing red-eyed creatures watch as swamp educators shine light on the wonders of Florida’s alligators.

Moonlight Movie

Enjoy an outdoor film on the stunning property of Leu Gardens. Guests are welcome to bring blankets/chairs and picnic basket or purchase refreshments from onsite vendors. Some featured flicks are better suited for a date night, while others ─ like the showing of Insurgent starring Shailene Woodley & Theo James ─ are ideal for families.

  • Price: $6 adult, $3 child (K-12th grade), free for Leu members |

Night Flight

Get a bird’s-eye view of Central Florida when you take to the skies in the evening. Take in the picturesque beauty of the sun’s setting rays at 1,100 ft. above Earth on a 30-minute ‘sunset’ tour, or experience the bursting colors that ignite over local theme parks with the appropriately named ‘fireworks’ tour.

Night Hike

Experience the sights and sounds of the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens during this exciting nocturnal adventure. Hosted on select nights during the year, families can venture alongside a guide and experience special animal encounters.

Pirate Voyage

Hop aboard and set sail with your crew from the Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Enjoy pirate party snacks and watch as Captain Hook & Mr. Smee seize the ship in search of new recruits! While floating on the pontoon boat in the Seven Seas Lagoon, soak up the fireworks display booming over Cinderella’s Castle.

SeaWorld Sleepovers
Cozy Up Next To Your Favorite Animal

You and your group are invited to experience an exciting night of exploration, discovery, wonder, and education on a SeaWorld® Orlando sleepover. Led by our team of animal experts, your group will dive right into adventure as they tour SeaWorld’s animal habitats after hours. Based on the animal venue your group chooses for the night, you and your group may be exploring the icy mysteries of the north and south poles, discovering the myths of the ocean’s most fearsome predators, or even learning the plight of Florida’s most endangered marine animals and what SeaWorld is doing to help.

  • Price Starting at $99 |

Space Out

Join astronomers for SkyWatch on Fridays & Saturdays, 5 – 9 pm through February 28, in the Crosby Observatory of the Orlando Science Center to explore views of celestial objects. Peer through the powerful, 10-inch lens of the refractor telescope to see Jupiter, Mars, and Venus and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas, and more.

  • Price (included in general admission): $19.95 adult, $13.95 child 3-11, $17.95 seniors/students, free for 2 and under |

Starlight Ziplining

Many animals are most active at night, and thrill-seekers can head to Forever Florida in St. Cloud to soar through the dark mystique of the pines on Saturday nights. Take in 4,700 acres of this beautiful conservation area, which is home to native Florida wildlife including alligators, black bears, white-tailed deer, and the endangered Florida Panther.