Central Florida and Orlando Attractions Offering Free Preschool Passes

Meet animals from around the world at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens
Meet animals from around the world at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Photo courtesy of Busch Gardens

Three Central Florida attractions are offering free preschool passes for the entire calendar year, so it’s a great time to be a preschooler in Orlando! Kids can meet Elmo and his friends, enjoy animal interactions, and explore space at these fun attractions with these free preschool cards. But hurry, Florida residents have a limited time to take advantage of these great offers. Read on for all the details!

child looking at dolphins at SeaWorld
Preschoolers have a great time visiting all the sea animals at SeaWorld. 

SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Card

SeaWorld Orlando offers the FREE Preschool Card for kids ages 5 and under (for Florida residents only). This card provides child with free admission to SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando throughout the calendar year of 2023 with no blockout dates. Preschoolers will have a great time visiting all the sea animals and exploring Sesame Street Land, filled with preschool-friendly rides and interactive play elements.

Child must be registered online by February 3, 2023, and pass must be activated in person (at either park) by February 28, 2023. Child must be 5 years or younger at the time of activation. A copy of a certified birth certificate or passport is required to verify age prior to entry, and parent or guardian should have proof of Florida residency.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Preschool Card

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offers the FREE Preschool Card for children 5 and under, available only to Florida residents. Similar to SeaWorld, Busch Gardens has Sesame Street themed kid-friendly rides and play areas perfect for preschoolers, as well as animals from all around the world.

Card provides child with free entry to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay as well as the Adventure Island water park through December 31, 2023 with no blockout dates. Register online by February 26, 2023, and visit either park by March 13, 2023 to activate. 


Little ones are sure to love the multi-level indoor play area, Planet Play, at the Kennedy Space Center.

Kennedy Space Center Junior Space Explorer Pass

Kennedy Space Center introduced a Junior Space Explorer Pass for kids 5 and under (Florida residents only). With this pass, kids can enjoy complimentary admission to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 2023. Little ones are sure to love the multi-level indoor play area, Planet Play, plus a new Lego Build to Launch experience.

Register your child online by February 19, 2023. Once registered, you can visit anytime during the year to redeem (however, child must be under the age of 6 at the time of redemption). Note that you must bring the child’s birth certificate or other age-identifying document, along with Florida resident verification, to Will Call or the Information building at the Space Center. Blackout dates do apply for launches and special events. 

Find more fun at Orlando theme parks and attractions using our Orlando Theme Parks and Water Parks Guide.

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