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November 3, 2018

Glimpse the future and get inspired at Maker Faire Orlando


Family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness returns Nov. 10-11
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (October 30, 2018) – Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. On Nov. 10 and 11, people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 7th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
 
Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘Makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees and includes 300 local exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as, green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops and competitions.

October 16, 2018

Brevard Zoo opens registration for winter camps


MELBOURNE, Fla., October 15, 2018 — Elementary schoolchildren are invited to explore the history of Florida wildlife and animal adaptations as part of this year’s winter break camps at Brevard Zoo.

This winter, the Zoo is offering two themed camps: Florida Wildlife Expedition and Amazing Animals. Both are broken up for children in kindergarten through second grade and third through fourth grade.

The first camp, which will run January 2–4, invites children to uncover secrets of Wild Florida as they compare local critters to animals of the past and around the world. The second camp will run January 7–9 and allow campers to explore a variety of habitats and discover what adaptations animals need to survive in their environments.

More information and registration is available at www.brevardzoo.org/zoo-winter-camps.

Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at www.brevardzoo.org.

Treetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available at www.treetoptrek.com.

July 17, 2018

“Space Out” This Weekend at Orlando Science Center’s Space Exploration Weekend Event


Enjoy space-themed demos and experiments, Science on a Sphere presentations & more
Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHAT:
July is Space Exploration Month, but you don’t have to leave Earth to experience the fun. Orlando Science Center is celebrating with a full weekend dedicated to all things space!

Each day there will be special programming throughout the building, which show the science and technology of space travel. Space explorers can enjoy screenings of “Journey to Space,” Science on a Sphere presentations, Mars colony building from recycled materials in The Hive, and space-themed demos and experiments around the building.
WHEN:
Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
Space Exploration Weekend is included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit http://www.osc.org/space-exploration

June 28, 2018

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.

June 27, 2018

Come to Orlando Science Center for Some Star-Spangled Science

Enjoy special themed activities and demonstrations for the Fourth of July
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHAT:
This Fourth of July, the Science Center is combining history and science in a series of activities that bring out the best of this patriotic holiday!

Simulate Paul Revere's midnight ride in the Sphero arena, make your own quill to sign a giant Declaration of Independence, and more! Guests will still have access to all four floors of interactive exhibit halls and theaters.

Plus, see the live show “Kaboom!” to learn about the science of fireworks!

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
The Fourth of July Science Celebration is included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org

June 8, 2018

Fly Over to Orlando Science Center for Superhero Week!

KidsTown will be transformed into a superhero metropolis with Superhero Training Camp, Superhero Olympics, Live Shows & More
Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17, 2017
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHAT:
Orlando Science Center is turning beloved KidsTown into a superhero metropolis for Superhero Week! Come and learn what it takes to be an everyday superhero at home and in the community.

During this special themed event, little learners can participate in many events that allow them to discover their own superpowers and those held by community heroes. Challenge yourself in the Superhero Olympics interactive gameshow, make your own superhero accessories, enjoy story times with special guests and lots more!

Guests are strongly encouraged to come dressed as their favorite hero! You can also meet some of your favorite heroes in person on Saturday, June 16, like Batman, Green Lantern and the Flash.

WHEN:
Thursday, June 14 through Sunday, June 17, 2017 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
PARKING:
Limited parking is available in the Orlando Science Center parking garage, located directly across the street from the Science Center, for $5 per vehicle.
COST:
Superhero Week activities are included with general admission, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for students and seniors, $14.95 for youth (ages 3–11), and free for children 2 and under. Admission includes access to all four floors of exhibits, giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, 3D films in the Digital Adventure Theater and live programming.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or go to osc.org.

June 4, 2018

Dive into Orlando Science Center’s World Oceans Day Celebration

Join this annual global event honoring the ocean with special activities and educational experiences at Orlando Science Center
Saturday, June 9, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHAT:
Orlando Science Center is bringing the community together to celebrate and honor the ocean. Community partners will educate guests on ocean conservation and inspire them to create a better future.

Look forward to special ocean programming throughout the building during the event. Learn how we can protect and nurture our shared ocean as you check out reef restoration and Seafood Watch activities, special demos in the NatureWorks exhibit, a recycled marine debris art display and much more!

Plus, dive even deeper with special screenings of ocean-themed films in the giant-screen Dr. Phillips CineDome! Films include “Dolphins,” “Chasing Coral,” “The Living Sea” and more. For full schedule, go to www.osc.org/theater-schedule

This event is presented by SeaWorld.
WHEN:
Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
World Oceans Day is included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11). All films are also included with general admission.

Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit http://www.osc.org/world-oceans-day

May 28, 2018

Get Inspired to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle at Orlando Science Center’s Summer Art Exhibition


RelevancEcology teaches guests that although waste in the environment is a problem, it can be transformed into something beautiful.
Friday, May 25—Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Open Daily

WHAT:
Orlando Science Center is installing a new traveling art exhibition, “RelevancEcology,” just in time for summer. Artist German Lemus has found a new way to reuse and recycle by turning plastics, cardboard, bags and paper into works of art. German has found inspiration for his art through a passion for solving ocean.
“RelevancEcology” includes pieces by Lemus and other local upcoming artists. Their work reminds guests that we can find other uses for our waste – and that’s not limited to making art! There are ways to reduce our waste by simply being creative with it. These little steps help create a better future for our planet.
“RelevancEcology” is now on view in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery at Orlando Science Center.
WHEN:
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 25 through Tuesday, August 7, 2018.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
Fusion: A STEAM Gallery is included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit http://www.osc.org/experiences/fusion-a-steam-gallery/

STEAM Summer Camp Combines Science and the Arts


Cultural institutions in Loch Haven Park are collaborating for an
interdisciplinary approach to summer camp.
Monday, June 4 - Friday, June 8 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
And Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.*
*Early and late care included in tuition

WHAT:
School is out for summer – but that doesn’t mean the learning has to end! Join Orlando Science Center, Orlando Museum of Art and Orlando Shakespeare Theater for a full week of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

This program allows campers in grades 3 to 5 to discover the unique intersections of science, theater, and visual arts as they learn about history, storytelling, dance, artworks and ecosystems. They will spend a full day at each of the participating organizations.

Space is limited, so register today at www.osc.org/steam-camp
WHEN:
Monday, June 5 - Friday, June 9 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
Orlando Science Center is the morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up location.
COST:
Orlando Science Center Members: $280
Non-Members: $310
INFO:
Register at osc.org/steam-camp

For more information on Orlando Science Center summer camps, please call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

May 14, 2018

LAST CHANCE: Final Weekend for Mindbender Mansion Exhibit


Exercise your brain with 40 individual brainteasers and five full-body group puzzles in this traveling exhibit before it’s gone!
Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHAT:
You’re invited to enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion! This unconventional exhibit takes the concept of brainteasers to a dizzying new level with interactive challenges guaranteed to test the brain power and problem-solving skills of even the most experienced puzzlers.

Become a member of the eccentric Mindbender Society by gathering hidden clues and secret passwords that can only be found by solving key puzzles in different rooms of the mansion!

Mindbender Mansion is closing tomorrow, so this weekend is your last chance to see it!
WHEN:
Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
Mindbender Mansion is included with general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 to 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, and live programming.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit http://www.osc.org/mindbender-mansion

April 12, 2018

FLORIDA - FIFTH GRADERS NATIONWIDE TO RECEIVE FREE ADMISSION TO NASA’S KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX

Explore a Universe of Fun for Free through December 31, 2018

 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (April 11, 2018) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –  Fifth graders nationwide have just landed a free trip to space. For the second consecutive year, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering a front row seat to NASA’s future of space exploration with an invitation for a full-day of adventure and fun for FREE!

Current and incoming fifth graders (for fall 2018*) who visit with a full-admission-paying-adult**, will receive free, one-day admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The ticket is available via the following link:https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/info/tickets#SpecialOffers. The ticket can be printed and then presented at any ticket window, along with one of the following as proof of age: a fourth- or fifth-grade report card, a passport or birth certificate. The offer will run through December 31, 2018.

April 5, 2018

Orlando Science Center Hosts $10 Admission Day


Enjoy everything the Science Center has to offer for just $10 per person
Sunday, April 15, 2018
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHAT:
Join Orlando Science Center for a special opportunity to engage in science learning and fun for a discounted price of $10, but only on Sunday, April 15! Limited tickets are available, so get yours in advance online before they’re gone.

Explore four floors of interactive exhibits, catch a giant-screen or Hollywood film, enjoy live experiences and more! Plus, see our newest traveling exhibit, Mindbender Mansion, which features 45 eccentric brain-teasing activities, allowing guests to collect clues and earn their way onto the Mindbender Wall of Fame.
WHEN:
Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
Purchase $10 Day admission tickets to Orlando Science Center at www.osc.org/10-dollar-day. Admission is always free for OSC members.

Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org/10-dollar-day.

March 15, 2018

Spring Break Camps Next Week at Orlando Science Center


Give your children a productive and fun way to spend their days off school
 Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early & late care available
WHAT:
When school’s out, break camps are in at Orlando Science Center!

Full-day school break camps are offered for elementary students when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session.

This spring break, camp topics are The Earth & I (Preschool), Who Loves Robots? WEDO! (Grades K-2) and Mindbender Mansion (Grades 3-5). Campers will participate in hands-on science activities and explore the Science Center’s exhibits.

To register for break camps, please go to osc.org/breakcamps. Walk-in registration will be open if space is still available.
WHEN:
Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early and late care are provided at no additional cost. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
Cost varies depending on how many days of camp are purchased in a given week. To see all pricing options, please visit osc.org/breakcamps.
INFO:
For more information, please call (407) 514-2112, email classes@osc.org,  or visit osc.org/breakcamps

March 14, 2018

Your Chance to Be a CSI Detective at Orlando Science Center Next Weekend


Top Secret Weekend lets you analyze evidence in the lab and
solve the case of the missing fossil!
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHAT:
A fossil has been stolen from DinoDigs at Orlando Science Center! We have eyewitness descriptions and clues left at the scene. Make your detective badge, review the evidence, and head on over to Dr. Dare’s Detective Lab to solve the case!

You’ll get to analyze the evidence with real-world forensic technology and techniques, like chromatography, soil analysis, and fingerprinting!

Plus, after you figure out who stole the fossil, participate in a building-wide puzzle using a cipher that will help you determine the secret password to unlock a hidden page on our website. Fun surprises await!
WHEN:
Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE:
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
COST:
Top Secret Weekend activities are included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
INFO:
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit www.osc.org/top-secret-weekend

September 2, 2017

iFLY Stimulates Minds with STEM Education Program

iFLY promotes STEM education with mind-blowing learning experience to broaden students’ interest in math and science for K-12 and beyond


AUSTIN, TEXAS – Sept 1, 2017 – iFLY, the world’s largest indoor skydiving operator, is aiming to encourage K-12+ students to pursue careers in the fields of math and science with an innovative in-tunnel STEM Education program.  

iFLY allows its participants to engage in hands-on experiments to safely enjoy the thrill of flight while applying integral math and science skills to the experience. The educational program has been programmed and developed by local educators to align with what students are learning in the classroom today.  

“iFLY is proud to partner with local educators across the country, as well as select corporate partners to create customized curriculum and provide scholarships for students to engage in the iFLY STEM program field trips,” said Jenn McClain-De Jong, iFLY Chief Marketing Officer.