HARRY P. LEU GARDENS,trails and botanical collections, butterfly garden: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily with Plant Sale Saturday and Sunday;1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando; $10 adults, $3 children (free 9 a.m.-5 p.m. first Mondays monthly); 407-246-2620.
BOK TOWER GARDENS, with carillon tower and Visitor Center. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; 3 miles north of Lake Wales at County Road 17A and Tower Boulevard; $12 adults, $3 children ages 5-12; 863-676-1408.
LUKAS NURSERY & GARDEN: Features a large selection of landscape, patio, and indoor plants as well as a butterfly conservatory. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; (with "Lukas Nursery & Butterfly Encounter Annual Fall Festival" today and Saturday) 1909 Slavia Road, Oviedo; 407-365-6163.
ORLANDO WETLANDS PARK: hiking, biking and tram tours: sunrise to sunset daily,25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas; free; 407-568-1706.
WEKIWA SPRINGS STATE PARK: 8 a.m.-sundown daily; 1800 Wekiwa Circle, Apopka; $6 for 2-8 person vehicles, $4 single occupant vehicles, $2 pedestrians or bicyclists; 407-884-2008.
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX, with "Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted," Shuttle Launch Experience, Astronaut Encounter from 9 a.m. daily (closing times vary by season); east of U.S. Highway 1 on NASA Parkway, 5 miles south of Titusville; $50 plus tax adults, $40 plus tax ages 3-11; 877-313-2610 or KennedySpaceCenter.com.
ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTERinteractive exhibits, Crosby Observatory, giant screen movies, planetarium, permanent exhibits including "Dr. Dare's Laboratory," "NatureWorks," "KidsTown": 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday and Thursday-Saturday (with Sesame Street Presents: The Body exhibit opening Saturday and available until Jan. 5) along with the Orlando Mini Maker Faire, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando; $19 adults, $13 ages 3-11 ($5 parking); 407-514-2000 or osc.org.
U.S. SPACE WALK OF FAME MUSEUM, space-exploration history organized by former Kennedy Space Center workers: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 4 Main St., downtown Titusville; free; 321-264-0434.
ANIMAL KINGDOM, 500-acre home to more than 1,000 animals plus shows and rides: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. today and Saturday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday ("Mickey's Jammin' Jungle Parade" at 3:45 p.m. daily); Walt Disney World, off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $14, one-day pass $90 plus tax general, $84 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
BUSCH GARDENS, African-themed park and zoo, Sheikra roller coaster, Sesame Street Safari of Fun and other attractions (with Howl-O-Scream: 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. today and Saturday) call for hours; 8 miles northeast of downtown Tampa at 40th Street and Busch Boulevard; $89 general, $81 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 813-987-5082.
DISCOVERY COVE, interplay with dolphins, exotic birds, fish, stingrays: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily; adjacent to SeaWorld Orlando, off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; $199 and up plus tax with dolphin interaction; $129 and up plus tax, must be age 6 and older to participate in dolphin swim (includes lunch, swim gear and 14-day pass to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica, or Busch Gardens), "Trainer for a Day" packages available starting at $398 plus tax; Florida resident admission includes "Dolphin Swim Day Resort" package for $219 plus an unlimited admission pass to SeaWorld and Aquatica until Jan. 31, 2014; 1-877-434-7268.
DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow, Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, The American Idol Experience: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. today; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday; 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday (with "Fantasmic" performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. today and Sunday; 7:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday); off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $14, one-day pass $90 plus tax general, $84 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
EPCOT, showcase of technology and foreign cultures, with The Kinsey Collection of American artifacts: Future World, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; World Showcase, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. today and Saturday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday (with "Illuminations: Reflections of Earth" at 10 p.m. today and Saturday; 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday) along with the 18th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival presented by Chase, today-Nov. 11;also enjoy Eat to the Beat! concert series at 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily featuring Survivor "Eye of the Tiger" today; 38 Special "Caught Up in You" Saturday and Sunday; Smash Mouth "Walkin' On the Sun" Monday and Tuesday; and Spin Doctors "Two Princes" Thursday; off Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; parking $14, one-day pass $90 plus tax general, $84 plus tax ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger; 407-824-4321 or disneyworld.com.
THE HOLY LAND EXPERIENCE, "living biblical museum" including musical dramas, presentations, indoor model of Jerusalem and crucifixion re-enactments daily: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 4655 Vineland Road, Orlando; $45 adults, $30 ages 6-18, $15 ages 3-5; 407-367-2065 or holylandexperience.com.
ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE, themed areas including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Super Hero Island and more: from 9 a.m. daily; at Universal Orlando, Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; one-day admission $92 adults, $86 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger ($15 parking, free for Florida residents after 6 p.m.); 407-363-8000.
LEGOLAND, with coasters, rides, Miniland USA and water park and newest attraction: The World of Chima : 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Monday and Thursday; 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday (waterpark 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday); also with Halloween event Brick or Treat every Saturday and Sunday; 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven; $75 plus tax adults, $65 plus tax ages 3-12 or ages 60 and older (additional $12 for water park); 877-350-5346 or legoland.com.
SEAWORLD ORLANDO, marine and adventure park with "One Ocean" show, Journey to Atlantis and Manta rides, TurtleTrek: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. today, Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (with Halloween Spooktacular, fun for the whole family; noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday); Off BeachLine Expressway at Interstate 4 southwest of Orlando; one-day admission $92 adults, $84 ages 3-9; 407-351-3600.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS, movie-TV park with The Simpsons Ride, Revenge of the Mummy, Transformers and others: from 9 a.m. daily (Halloween Horror Nights at 6:30 p.m-2 a.m. today-Sunday; 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Thursday; general admission is $91.99; Interstate 4 and Kirkman Road, Orlando; one-day admission $92 adults, $86 ages 3-9, free age 2 and younger ($15 parking, free for Florida residents after 6 p.m.); 407-363-8000.