What's New

Check out the new 30-second spot for Otronicon 2014! The event seems to grow every year. This year includes many of our existing partners, as well as exciting new ones. Most importantly, the event is focusing more each year on how interactive technology and digital media impact how we live, learn, work and play!


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These photos are from a workshop held at Lake Como Elementary School as part of the OUC AWESOME Project. Students worked in teams to design and build green roofs. In order for their green roof to be deemed a success, they had to lower the internal temperature of the apartment building, ensure it was leak-free and gather some of the rainfall into a cistern. Students worked within a budget to buy the materials for their creation.

The OUC AWESOME Project is a five-year initiative that is a partnership between Orlando Utilities Commission and Orlando Science Center. This initiative allows the Science Center to reach every fifth grader in OUC’s service territory with messages surrounding water efficiency and renewable energies. This year, the Science Center upgraded the program to incorporate STEM and 21st-century learning skills.


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Families got into the holiday spirit and, perhaps, a sugar rush too in the Gingerbread House Workshops at Orlando Science Center.

Parents and their children constructed houses, palaces and even castles made of gingerbread, frosting, candy canes and more in Dr. Dare's Lab. Guests also took fun in making rock candy in the shape of snowflakes and Christmas trees.


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PLAYGROUND Magazine has recognized Orlando Science Center as the "Fave Museum for Kids" in their Winter 2013 issue. With 80 percent of the vote, the Science Center was chosen by Central Florida residents as their favorite museum in the region.

In addition, readers voted the Science Center as top educational activity and best birthday location.

Thank you for your support!


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Exhibit Encourages Youth to Solve Puzzles on Infrastructure Preservation

Orlando Science Center and partners have been recognized in the team creation and development of Corrosion: The Silent Menace.

The National Training and Simulation Association presented a team award for training to the Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, the University of Akron, Bruno White Entertainment and Orlando Science Center during the 2013 NTSA Modeling and Simulation Awards ceremony held on Dec. 4 at the Interactive/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando.

Reinforcing science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) skills at the middle and high school level using 3-D mapping technology, Corrosion: The Silent Menace spotlights the natural phenomena that lead to corrosion and material degradation. Visitors can choose from a menu of virtual experiences that graphically depict the science of corrosion, while also performing interactive experiments that show how engineers preserve drinking waterways, bridge and highway systems, and vital forms of public and private transportation.

"The causes of corrosion on our bridges, highways and pipelines are rooted in complex scientific processes, and this corrosion science exhibit unlocks the secret of those processes and how they can be mitigated," said Daniel J. Dunmire, director of the DoD Corrosion Office.

Besides the principal installation developers, Dunmire credited several DoD partners for their contribution to the exhibit, including Battelle Memorial Institute; CorrDefense.org; MVE Systems, Inc.; NASA; Reading Rainbow; NACE International; NACE International Foundation; SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings; Ninjaneer Studios; and Echo Artz.


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Need some holiday gift-giving inspiration? Come on down to the Science Store! Discover our wide selection of mind-bending puzzles, interactive science kits, colorful apparel and other out-of-this-world gift ideas!

To help you, we've compiled a list of 15 science stocking stuffers for under $15. Shop for all of your friends and family this holiday season at the Science Store located on Level 2.

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Members got their rhyme on Monday at, you guessed it, Member Monday!

Humpty Dumpty, Lil Bo Peep and Hickory Dickory Dock were just some of the nursery rhymes featured in MicheLee Puppets’ production, “Rhyme Time.” After the show, the little ones made their very own puppets to take home.

Join us for the next Member Monday on January 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. Your child has permission to get messy at this ooey-gooey event, so dress appropriately!


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