STEM Orlando: The Science Behind the Rides With Your Grandchild

Science and excitement come together in Universal Studios as you and your grandchild thrill on park rides and then head behind the scenes to learn what makes the roller coasters run.
Program No. 23715RJ
6 days
Starts at
1,499 / ADULT
1,199 / CHILD

At a Glance

The thrill of a roller coaster doesn’t have to end when you step off the ride. Keep riding the wave of excitement as you take on science workshops with your grandchild at Universal Studios! Go behind the scenes to see what makes the Rip Ride Rockit run, find out how technology keeps the park operating and learn how movie makers re-create cinematic special effects on park rides! Then, throw your hands up and shriek with delight as your grandkid helps you feel like a kid again on some of your favorite rides in Universal Studios.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking and standing up to three hours, riding theme park rides.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • At Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Science, find out the science behind this thrilling coaster, and take part in two other behind-the-scenes science workshops at the park.
  • Experience Transformers: The Ride-3D and learn about how bodies move in 3-D space, and then try your hand at synchronizing the ride movement with animation.
  • Engage in a LEGO Mindstorm-based STEM activity and build working robot models of theme-park rides and learn about the principles of physics and robotics.
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