Featured Experiences in February

By OSC on January 30, 2018 in What's New
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What’s New at OSC

This month, we’re featuring different engineering careers by highlighting Engineering Design Challenges that you can participate in around the building. On the last weekend of February, we’ll celebrate National Engineers Weeks with a variety of local engineering groups and activities.

 

Traveling Exhibit: Mindbender Mansion

Open now through May 13
Enter the wonderfully puzzling world of Mindbender Mansion! This eclectic exhibit that 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!

 

Star-Studded Evenings 

Fridays & Saturdays: February 2 & 3; February 9 & 10; February 16 & 17; February 23 & 24
5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory, weather permitting. Our 10″ Byers refracting telescope is used to look at various celestial objects. Check out our Hollywood films schedule and catch a movie while you’re here!

Please note that exhibits are closed during Star-Studded Evenings.

 

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

Saturday and Sunday, February 3 & 4
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free admission to Orlando Science Center. Cardholders will also receive 10 percent off a membership if they purchase on these two days. These deals apply to the cardholder only and do not include guests or children.

 

Homeschool Program

Monday, February 5
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Join us monthly during the school year for a hands-on STEM workshop for homeschooled students, designed for your student’s grade level. The program also includes an educational film and time to explore our exhibit halls. Advance registration is recommended to secure your place.

 

Open for 1st Wednesdays

Wednesday, February 7
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Orlando Science Center is closed most Wednesdays during the school year, but we’re open the first Wednesday of every month for guests to enjoy their favorite exhibits in a quieter setting! The building will be open to the general public, but we do not book any field trips on 1st Wednesdays.

 

Pint-Sized Science Drop-Off Program: Powered Up!

Friday, February 9
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Pint-Sized Science is a drop-off program designed for children ages 3-5 to explore science with their friends. During this three-hour program, they will discover and learn about a range of science topics, from bubbles to physics to machines and more! They will be guided through simple lessons accompanied by hands-on activities and science-infused play. Registration required.

 

Young Maker Workshops: Engineering with Hydraulics

Saturday and Sunday, February 10 & 11
11:30, 1:30 & 3:00
Learn about hydraulics systems as you engineer a bridge, a lift, or a new structure!

This workshop is recommended for guests ages 8 and up. Guests under 12 must bring an adult. Workshops last 30 to 40 minutes and space is limited. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Solar Viewing

Saturday, February 10
3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

Head up to the Crosby Observatory and get a more in-depth look at the closest star to the Earth — our sun! After checking out the sun, learn about the telescopes that let us explore the solar system. Please remember that observing outer space requires good weather here on Earth.

 

STEM Day

Tuesday, February 13

Orlando Science Center staff will be traveling to Tallahassee to discuss the importance of STEM education with state legislators. For updates, follow OSC on Twitter!

 

Curtis Kinetic Science Competition

Saturday, February 17

Orlando Science Center hosts a competition each year in which students in grades 5-8 transform ordinary objects into a kinetic system. Their projects will be on display around the Science Center for the public to enjoy. Click here for details.

 

Engineers Week

Sunday through Sunday, February 18-25

Meet local engineers and participate in engineering design challenges throughout the week. For details, go to our Facebook event.

 

School Break Camps

Monday, February 19
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Give your child a productive and fun way to spend their time off from school with a program that offers students in grades K through 5 the chance to learn more about STEM in an exciting, interactive environment. Register early to secure your spot!

 

Little Explorers

Mondays,  February 19, February 26 & March 5
Or Tuesdays, February 20, February 27 & March 6

These 45-minute workshops are designed for children 18 to 36 months with an accompanying adult. We will actively explore diverse topics in science through hands-on science activities, experiments, songs, movement and more. Come join us in this unique opportunity for you and your toddler to learn and grow together as you explore the wonders of the science world! Registration required.

 

Little Learners 

Thursdays, February 22, March 1 & March 8
These 60-minute workshops are designed for children 3-5 years with an accompanying adult. We will actively explore diverse topics in science through hands-on science activities, experiments, songs, movement and more. Come join us in this unique opportunity for you and your preschooler to learn and grow together as you explore the wonders of the science world! Registration required.

 

Pint-Sized Science Drop-Off Program: Fun with Forces

Friday, February 23
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Pint-Sized Science is a drop-off program designed for children ages 3-5 to explore science with their friends. During this three-hour program, they will discover and learn about a range of science topics, from bubbles to physics to machines and more! They will be guided through simple lessons accompanied by hands-on activities and science-infused play. Registration required.

 

Sensory Sunday

Sunday, February 25
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The Orlando Science Center is becoming more accessible by providing new sensory-friendly experiences on select Sunday mornings. Visit select exhibit halls at quieter volume settings with more light. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a movie with softer volume and more ambient light in our theater.

 

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