This Summer, Explore Science After Sundown at Orlando Science Center

Enjoy stargazing in the observatory, the Hall of Heroes exhibit, retro science fiction films, Laser Light Shows and four floors of hands-on fun!

Fridays & Saturdays, July 6 through August 11
Open late until 11 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2018) — This summer, when the sun goes down, your IQ goes up as you experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises, during late nights at Orlando Science Center.  On Fridays and Saturdays through August 11, the Science Center will host “Science After Sundown” with stargazing in the observatory, retro sci fi movies in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open until 11 p.m.
With OSC open late, visitors will enjoy more time for exploration, inspiration and imagination. Plus, experience the Science Center with fewer crowds than the busy daytime hours. Come later in the day and stay through the evening, or just stop by after dinner for a few hours of casual brain-bolstering.

Evenings will provide quality time in the Hall of Heroes summer exhibit. Discover your own superpowers by visiting activity stations that examine your own special skills and abilities. Then check out classic memorabilia and props, including a replica of the Batmobile from the 1960s “Batman” TV show, while surrounded by iconic heroes like Superman, Iron Man and the Hulk. Hall of Heroes is only here for the summer, so don’t miss out!
Whether you’re having a “nerd night out” with friends or a quirky date night, get immersed in The Hive: A Makerspace Presented by The Isaacs Family. This new permanent experience at OSC will enable you to turn your creative ideas into a reality with access to 3D printers, a laser cutter, and an eclectic array of other cool tools. Follow one of our experienced makers on a group project, or try your hand at designing something uniquely your own.
Science After Sundown is your chance to get stellar views of the night sky by joining our expert sky-watchers in the observatory.  Peer through the powerful 10-inch lens of Florida’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope to view the planets, moons and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and double stars. These late nights offer the best views!

You’ll see other “stars” on display as well, with a celebration of retro sci-fi cinema. A different classic movie will be screened each weekend. Bring your friends and experience old-school movie mania with a lineup of interstellar awesomeness that will take you to the far reaches of the galaxy and back again.
Screenings are at 7:50 p.m., and all films are included with general admission to the Science Center:
July 6-7: War of the Worlds (1953)
July 13-14: The Forbidden Planet (1956)
July 20-21: The Last Starfighter (1984)
July 27-28: Men in Black (1997)
August 3-4: The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
August 10-11: Galaxy Quest (1999)

All activities during Science After Sundown (exhibits, movies, observatory and more) are included with general admission to Orlando Science Center. OSC members enjoy free admission. Science After Sundown is appropriate for all ages, but beer and wine will be available for purchase for guests over 21. For more information, call (407) 514-2000 or visit

Located in Orlando, Fla., interactive learning and discovery await within the Science Center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs, labs, films and planetarium shows. The Science Center provides educational opportunities both within and outside its walls including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers, and other outreach.

Orlando Science Center's mission is to inspire science learning for life. The Science Center strives to create lasting impacts on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and develop the next generation of creative innovators. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Science Center ranks as one of the most popular museum destinations in the region. Having served more than 627,000 people in the past year alone, the Science Center offers rich resources for lifelong learning.