The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.

Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.

The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.


Student Teams Create Quirky Moving Sculptures with Found Objects

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Competition from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FLFebruary 10, 2012 – The Orlando Science Center hosts the Kinetic Challenge on Saturday, February 18 - a science competition geared toward 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders in eight Central Florida counties. Kinetic Challenge allows students to use their creativity and science knowledge to win money for their science class or club. View the entries from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Science Center’s clubhouse on level 1 (across from the Dr. Phillips CineDome). The awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m. will be held in the Science Center’s Darden Theater on level 2 and is open to the public.

Projects at the Kinetic Challenge resemble those made famous by American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Machines are assembled using household, store-bought and found items and are designed to perform a simple task in complex fashion. By utilizing kinetic energy, a single action sets events in motion that result in a domino effect. Kinetic sculptures must include movable parts powered by an independent energy source and be no larger than three feet wide by six feet wide by eight feet high.


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Central Florida Families can enjoy Science Center, Mission Nutrition 5,
Bob the Builder™ – Project: Build It! and more for just $5 per person

Sunday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FL - (February 6, 2012) - The Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, has announced the next “Walmart $5 Day” will be Sunday, February 12. Thanks to Walmart’s generous support, all guests to the Science Center on February 12 will enjoy exhibits, films and live programs for the significantly discounted price of $5. General admission fees are usually $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11).

Walmart $5 Day provides admission to all the Science Center’s exhibits, films and programs, including a special day of activities and displays on health and wellness. For many, this event presents the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time. This year marks the third year for this partnership between the Science Center and the Walmart Foundation.


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Explore Health and Wellness During Heart Awareness Month

Sunday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FLFebruary 2, 2012 – During the 5h annual Mission: Nutrition, guests will experience demonstrations and displays showcasing medical technology, nutrition and fitness and how they impact heart health.

During the event, guests can also interact with SimMan – a state-of-the-art patient simulator. SimMan represents the breakthrough technology being used to train today’s medical professionals. SimMan talks, functions and reacts like a real patient. SimMan is made possible through the generous support of Workforce Central Florida. Also, representatives from Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc. and FLAME, the Art of Cooking, will be on hand demonstrating heart-healthy food preparation.

Florida Hospital for Children will transform the Darden Adventure Theater into a surgical amphitheater, featuring a heart surgeon performing a beef heart dissection. This live demonstration will vividly explain to guests how the heart works. Back by popular demand, the Physical Challenge Arena will be open for competitors at Mission: Nutrition. Sponsored by the President’s Challenge and the Amateur Athletic Union, participants will find activities for all ages plus information on health, nutrition and ways to stay active.


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Orlando Main Stay Carlos DeSoto Launches Trio of Performances Next Week

Tuesday, December 27, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

WHO: Talented and versatile, Carlos DeSoto is a guitarist proficient in rock, jazz, pop, funk and R&B jams. He's opened for Journey, The Knack, Eddie Money and Sugar Ray to name a few. He is the founder and lead guitarist for The Rules, a band with a sound best described as a mix between video game music, TV show themes and post-rock. DeSoto is an active member of the Orlando music scene.

WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803
DeSoto will perform on the stage within the GUITAR exhibit.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 27 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

GUITAR: This performance celebrates the final days of GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World. This world premiere exhibit offers journeys through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of 60 classic and contemporary guitars plus hands-on activities that examine the science of sound. Discover why the guitar is one of the most widely recognized cultural symbols of our day. This is the last chance to experience GUITAR before it closes to the public in early January.


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Guitarist Plays Tomorrow - Saturday, December 17 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in the Orlando Science Center’s Guitar Exhibit

Plus A Cappella Versions of Holiday Favorites with the Orange Blossom Chorus - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Science Center Cafe

WHAT: Arte Tedesco has performed extensively around the county with gigs in Pittsburgh, New York, Los Angeles and Orlando, including an appearance with Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He has been delivering energetic and soulful performances for more than four decades and he brings his emotionally charged voice and “machine gun” acoustic style to the Orlando Science Center.

WHERE: GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World exhibit, Level 2 - Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803

WHEN: Saturday, December 17, 2011 – performances at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

ALSO: Enjoy a cappella renditions of yuletide favorites when the Orange Blossom Chorus performs in the Science Center’s café on Level 1 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. You can find more info on them at

GUITAR: This exhibit provides a journey through the history and evolution of the guitar with displays of guitars plus activities that examine the science of sound.

COST: Both Arte Tedesco’s appearance and the Orange Blossom Chorus are included in general admission to the Orlando Science Center. General admission is $17 for adults, $12 for youth ages 3 to 11. General admission also includes access to the Guitar exhibit as well as all four floors of interactive exhibits, giant screen films, and live science demonstrations.

DOWNLOAD FREE TUNES: Download songs from Arte's last two albums FREE! Go to, and click on the CD Baby icon! 19 Songs!

INFO: Please call 407-514-2000 or visit

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