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Spring Fever festival, radical reptiles, and $10 day at the Science Center – the icFlorida ‘Fun 3’
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Spring Fever festival, radical reptiles, and $10 day at the Science Center – the icFlorida ‘Fun 3’

Spring Fever festival, radical reptiles, and $10 day at the Science Center – the icFlorida ‘Fun 3’
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Spring Fever festival, radical reptiles, and $10 day at the Science Center – the icFlorida ‘Fun 3’

With absolutely gorgeous weather and whole bunch of fun events happening around town, this is going to be an ideal weekend to get out and have a great time.

icFlorida’s Estee Martin paid a visit to Orlando’s Morning News with Joe Kelley early Friday morning to go through the weekend’s best bets when it comes to leisure time fun. 

The icFlorida Fun 3: 

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Winter Garden

Kick-start your garden into high gear and celebrate the arrival of spring with a variety of outdoor activities and beautiful plants at the Bloom & Grow Garden Society’s 17th Annual Spring Fever in the Garden, this weekend in downtown Winter Garden. Festival highlights include the Natural Marketplace, seminars, live music, a kids’ zone, and the popular Chalkin’ It Up sidewalk chalk art showcase. 

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Orlando Science Center

Photo Credit: Daniel James Grant

Join Orlando Science Center for a special opportunity to engage in science learning and fun for the discounted price of just $10 on Sunday. Take a trip out of this world and explore the cosmos with the Astronaut traveling exhibit, and enjoy all four floors of exhibits, giant-screen and 3-D educational films like Dream Big Film, and live programming. 

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Repticon Lizard

Get up close with fascinating animals from all over the world at ReptiCon Orlando, Saturday and Sunday at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park. The exciting and educational family-oriented event features a lineup of informative presentations and vendors and breeders with hundreds of reptiles, amphibians, spiders, and small exotic animals. 

REPTICON IMAGE GALLERY HERE 

Weekend events weather forecast by WFTV meteorologist Rusty McCrainie here.

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