What’s New March

By OSC on February 28, 2017 in Events Calendar, What's New
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Get ready for Math Madness! This March we’re bringing our “A” game and delivering a host of special math challenges around the building. Help us put the M in STEM!

 

New Traveling Exhibit Astronaut!

Open through Sunday, May 14
Our newest traveling exhibit will take you on an out-of-this-world journey! Astronaut consists of 26 interactive exhibits that investigate the reality of the job that modern day space travelers face. From training to take off to daily life in microgravity, discover what real-life space explorers have to go through.

 

Summer Camp Registration is Open!

Register now before we’re full!
Our Summer Camp strives to provide a safe, fun, nurturing environment that promotes hands-on learning while fostering excitement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). New this year is a satellite camp location in Seminole county! Check out our Summer Camps Guide and register now before space fills up!

 

KidsTown Celebrates Dr. Seuss Week!

Monday–Sunday, February 27 – March 5
Join us in KidsTown for a spectacular celebration of Dr. Seuss! Enjoy games, stories, and crafts as we explore the whimsical world of Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and more!

 

Open for First Wednesday

Wednesday, March 1
Orlando Science Center will be open to the public this Wednesday to the general public and have not booked school field trips. The building will be closed all other Wednesdays in March.

 

2017 Abilities Tech Expo

Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4
Orlando Science Center is happy to host The Abilities Tech Expo, presented by CECO, for its second year. This expo seeks to combine education, rehabilitation and technologies that help meet the needs of persons with cerebral palsy and other motor disabilities. Check out the technological innovations that assist those with motor disabilities in becoming as independent as possible!

 

Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5
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 on membership if they purchase on these two days. These deals apply to the cardholder only and does not include guests.

 

Observatory Sun Watch

Saturday, March 4, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Get a more in-depth look at the closest star to the Earth – our sun! Take a peek into the great beyond and learn about telescopes in the process! Please remember that observing outer space in the Crosby Observatory requires good weather here on Earth.

 

KidsTown Celebrates Mo Willems!

Monday–Sunday, March 6–19
Join us as we celebrate some of our favorite stories from Mo Willems and follow the adventures of Knuffle Bunny, Elephant & Piggie, and that silly bus-driving Pigeon! Come ready to enjoy crafts, challenges, stories, and more!

 

K-8 Homeschool Program

Monday, March 6
This March, discover your scientific side with some of your hands-on homeschool programs for grades K–8. Jump into the engineering process by building bridges or learn about solar power!

 

Young Maker Workshop: Geometric String Art

Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12
This March, Young Makers will celebrate Math Madness Month by creating their own Geometric String Art. They’ll practice using tools, such as a hammer and nails, as well as measuring skills as they create art based on the mathematics of shapes.

 

Member Monday

Monday, March 13
Create musical instruments and get in the musical madness spirit at this boisterous Member-only event! Read the Microscope e-newsletter that will be sent on March 2 for more details on this month’s theme. Want to attend exclusive Orlando Science Center events? Become a Member today!

 

Pi Day

Tuesday, March 14
It’s time to celebrate everyone’s favorite irrational number: Pi (3.14259265359…)! Pi Day is the annual celebration of this mathematical constant – join us for never-ending festivities!

 

School Break Camps

Weekday, March 17 – 24
When school is out, science is in! Dive into the ocean, dig into the Earth, discover the STEM in fairy tales or learn the language of code! New this month is Brain Busters Academy: grades 3-6 will put their brains to the test to defeat puzzling problems and lead their team to victory! Learn more and register here.

 

KidsTown Celebrates Eric Carle!

Monday–Sunday, March 20 – April 2
Explore the colorful world of Eric Carle with us in KidsTown! We will be celebrating some of his most beloved works such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Mixed Up Chameleon, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me with games, crafts, engineering challenges, and more.

 

Rex Cottontail’s Easter Workshop

Saturday, March 25
Oh no, the Easter Bunny is sick! Can T. Rex Cottontail save the day? Grab your preschooler and hop on over to the science center to find out and learn about eggs along the way in this hands-on  Pre-K Holiday Workshop!

 

Little Explorer’s Workshop: World of Opposites

Monday Series: March 27, April 3 & 10
Tuesday Series: March 28, April 4 & 11
Up is down, big is small, and hot is cold! Help us sort out these confused opposites and explore their world as we measure, move, and feel. Join the Little Explorers Workshop for an exciting learning experience for you and your toddler (18-36 months).

 

Little Learner’s Workshop: Simple Machines & Gears

Thursday Series: March 30, April 6 & 13
Pull, push, and roll – these tasks would be a lot harder without the help of some simple yet very important machines and gears. Come discover the endless possibilities with the Little Learners Workshop for you and your preschooler (3-5 years old).

 

Pint-Size Science: Simple Machines & Gears

Friday, March 31
Pint-Size Science is a new drop-off program designed for children ages 3-5 to explore science with their friends. During this 3-hour program, they will explore how simple machines and gears make many tasks easier!

 

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