Free Activities in Orlando in January

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It’s right after Christmas, and we understand that after buying our little dears what they wanted (and needed) for Christmas, the activity budget might be sort of low. We are her to help! Here are free activities in Orlando this January.

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Getdown Downtown

FREE event with live music, family fun zone with sports themed activities and more. Wear your team colors. 
Date: January 3
Time: 6pm to 9pm
Location: Downtown Maitland, Independence Lane

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

Show your Bank of America card to get free admission to participating museums.
Date: January 4 & January 5
Time: During museum operating hours
Location: Various (check website)

Old Town Movie Night

Bring the entire family to watch free movies on a big screen. Old Town will play family-friendly movies and classics every Sunday night. Bring a chair, grab some snacks at your favorite Old Town store, and spend the night watching a movie underneath the stars.  Movies can be watched on the patio next to A&W Restaurant. 

January 5 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
January 12 – Brave
January 19 – Christopher Robin
January 26 – Toy Story 4

Time: 7pm
Location: Old Town, Kissimmee

Please note movies may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Check website for up-to-date information

Take a look at our list of recommended sites, that can help you save money on event tickets and more.

Rollins Free Museum Tour

Visit Rollins this Saturday for an art tour at The Cornell Fine Arts Museum. Meet your docent in the front education gallery at 1 p.m. Free admission courtesy of PNC Financial Services Group. No reservations required.
Date: January 11
Time: 1pm to 1:45pm
Location: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College

Stars and Science

Presented by AdventHealth, join Waterford Lakes Town Center for an educational evening filled with Stargazing, Crafts, Demonstrations, and More!
Date: January 11
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Waterford Lakes Town Center

Related Post: 20 Fun Things To Do With Kids in Orlando

On the Road to Otronicon – Create Your Own Galaxy with Tynker Solar System (ages 10+)

In partnership with Orlando Science Center and on the road to Otronicon; This free two-hour workshop where students ten and older use block coding to program a moving model of the Solar System with Tynker. Students learn coding concepts to make their own unique Solar System model.
Date: January 11
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Microsoft Store at Millenia Mall and Florida Mall

Live, Virtual & Constructive Basketball Training in the OHoops Lab

The OHoops Mission is to advance the image and ability of potential basketball players, by promoting, motivating, training and instructing. Intense repetition of proper fundamental and advanced skills, while having fun, is how kids mentally and physically prepare to compete at their highest potential.
Date: January 12
Time: 1:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Orlando Hoops

Family Funday

Go to the museum on Family Funday and enjoy free admission, a free miniature fine art project and free docent touring. Each Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibition in the museum. This month is Floral Painting.
Date: January 12
Time: 12 to 2:30 pm (museum stays open until 4:30pm)
Location: Mennello Museum of Art

Free Entrance Days in National Parks

Enter National Parks for no charge.
Date: January 20
Time: All Day
Location: National Parks

Movie Under the Stars

Come out and watch Toy Story 4 in Avalon Park.
Date: January 24
Time: At Dark
Location: Town Park, Avalon Park

Please check back during the month for updates to this post. Enjoy your free activities in Orlando this month!

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