What's New

It's been said that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. They're also tomorrow's innovators and inventors, and the ones who can help create new opportunities for our local economies to prosper and flourish.

To inspire our local youth to develop new ideas that can change the world, Bright House Networks is proud to present "Bright Ideas STEM from Today’s Youth" — a multi-state competition where high school students show how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can bring their idea to life!

Want to get your students' inner geniuses going? We've put together a few ideas and a list of resources that can help you focus your students on using STEM to solve some of today’s challenges.

Whether big or small, your students’ Bright Ideas can change the world!

Download the Bright Ideas Institute Kit to get the tools and instructions you need to participate. This kit includes:

  • The Bright Ideas 60-second promotional video
  • A list of programming networks with STEM-related content
  • Some suggested activities for generating Bright Ideas entries

For more information or to enter the competition, visit www.brighthouse.com/brightideas.

 bright-ideas-graphic


Bookmark and Share

Rob Mies is the executive director for the Organization for Bat Conservation and curator of the Science Center’s newest traveling exhibit, Bats: Myths & Mysteries. WUCF-TV, Central Florida’s PBS station, spotlighted Rob and the exhibit in a segment for their Emmy Award-winning magazine show, ONE.

Get to know Rob — or as many like to call him “Batman” — and prepare to be fascinated by the flying mammal. And don’t be surprised if, by the end, Rob’s enthusiasm for bats rubs off on you!


Bookmark and Share

Opportunity to join the most exciting museum in Orlando!

Effective October 2014

 

Apply by emailing resume to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Read more...


Bookmark and Share

Member-Only Event

Sunday, October 26, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The spookiest time of the year is approaching! Join us for a night of spooktacular fun, no full moon necessary, at our 11th Annual Spooktacular Science Extravaganza.

Participate in themed activities for the entire family. Come dressed in your own cute or clever costume and trick-or-treat through the halls while participating in a scavenger hunt.

The event will take place indoors, so trick-or-treating and themed activities will happen regardless of the weather. Admission is free to Science Center members. Member guest passes will be accepted.

Spooktacular


Bookmark and Share

October 4, 2014 - May 2, 2015
First Saturday of every month, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Safely gaze upon the closest star to our home planet - the Sun. Our astronomers take aim at the sun to reveal the secrets hidden behind its glare. Take a peek at the Sun’s surface to see what kind of day the sun is having. Sometimes the surface is placid and serene but more often than not, it is boiling with sunspots and solar flares.

Please check the Science Live! Calendar for scheduled dates.

Crosby Observatory is included in Orlando Science Center Admission.


Bookmark and Share

On September 20 the Orlando Science Center premiered the Bats: Myths and Mysteries traveling exhibit. Members got a first glance of the creatures from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in their very own exclusive preview. They had an up-close look at 25 live bats while learning fun facts about these crepuscular creatures.

Guests also got the chance to make their own paper bats to take home and put on display. The Organization for Bats Conservation were on-site sharing their knowledge on how to enjoy our bat friends in the wild. If you didn't get a chance to visit this interactive exhibit yet, come check it out check before it flies away.​

 


Bookmark and Share

Celebrating innovation, invention, and DIY, Orlando Science Center hosts the third annual Maker Faire Orlando!

This community-based learning event aims to inspire the public through do-it-yourself science, technology and art; hands-on workshops; panels; and more. The 2014 event featured more than 200 one-of-a- kind projects from local Makers.

Makers are DIY-enthusiasts who demonstrate their creativity and knowledge through personal creations. They come from all ages and backgrounds, ranging from techies to crafters to scientists to garage tinkerers. Each shares a common passion for innovation and creativity, as well as an educational spirit to inspire and encourage new Makers.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

Bookmark and Share

777 E. Princeton Street • Orlando, Florida 32803 • Phone: 407.514.2000 • TTY: 407.514.2005 • Toll Free: 888.OSC.4FUN • Email: gservices@osc.org
  Orlando Science Center is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts.
This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. Privacy Policy • Accessibility

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER, A FLORIDA-BASED NONPROFIT CORPORATION (REGISTRATION NO. CH2342), MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE OR VISITING THEIR WEBSITE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.