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On June 21 and June 22, Orlando Science Center hosted the next installment in the Young Maker Workshop series. Kids learned the basics of Arduino programming, using this open-source electronics platform to create interactive projects. By programming an Arduino to perform a number of tasks, they were able to power LED lights and servo motors.

Once a month as Maker Faire Orlando approaches, the Science Center is hosting Young Maker Workshops. The idea is to engage your little one in Maker-inspired activities with local professionals, while children and families work together to build and collaborate.

The Young Maker Workshop series will be offered at the Science Center on select weekends in Dr. Dare’s Lab. No registration is required. These workshops are included with paid admission or membership to the Science Center.


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Blow that whistle! Another Safety Week has come and gone at Orlando Science Center but not before families went home with new knowledge on how to keep each other safe.

KidsTown visitors had many opportunities to talk about what to do in case of an emergency as well as had chances to meet our local emergency service men and women. This week of safety was filled with fun activities and crafts designed to teach little ones about how to stay safe at home, outside and on-the-go!


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Members enjoyed exclusive time in ‘Curious George: Let’s Get Curious’ and got a special meet-and-greet with George himself! It was a morning of exploration and fun with coloring and make-your-own pinwheel crafts. Catch the exhibition now through end of summer.

 

Join us for the next Member Monday event on July, 14 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. where water will be the theme of the day. It will surely make a splash so come prepared to get your hands wet. 

For more information, call 407.514.2158. Not a member yet? CLICK HERE to learn about other member benefits and to join.


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Orlando Mini Maker Faire Not So Mini Anymore

Event Expands to Two Days & Attains “Featured” Maker Faire Status
Maker Faire Orlando at Orlando Science Center
September 13 – 14, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 18, 2014) — After two years being designated as a Mini Maker Faire, Orlando’s premiere event for DIY enthusiasts has received “featured” status and will now be known as “Maker Faire Orlando.” It joins the growing list of cities including Paris, Tokyo and Atlanta that host a “featured” Maker Faire. As such, the event will expand to two days, Sept. 13–14, 2014, and receive promotional support from Maker Media — the group that produces the annual flagship Maker Faires in San Francisco and New York City. Maker Faire Orlando is an ongoing collaboration between The Maker Effect Foundation and Orlando Science Center as well as members of the local maker community, most notably FamiLAB.

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Spend Your Summer Nights at Orlando Science Center

Laser Light Shows, Nighttime Telescope Viewing and Hollywood Films Highlight Extended Hours
Fridays & Saturdays Beginning June 13

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 10, 2014) — For a limited time, Orlando Science Center will remain open late on Friday and Saturday nights this summer. Beginning Friday, June 13, guests will have more time to immerse in a laser light show; see moons and planets in the Crosby Observatory; explore their athletic abilities in "Sportsology"; choose from one of two Hollywood feature-length films; and explore four floors of exhibits. Now through August 16, the Science Center will be open until 9 p.m. while the captivating lights and sounds of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome can be experienced at 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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It was a rockin' good time at the summer installment of Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center! The adults-only event was highlighted by live band TWITCHY (composed of Florida Institute of Technology faculty) and the return of laser light shows!

TWITCHY showcased their musical brilliance during two sets in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience. Led by FIT President Anthony Catanese and featuring former NASA astronaut Winston Scott, the band performed hits such as "Happy" and a science-inspired rendition of "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

Guests were treated to a Science Center staple with the return of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. On this night, Beatlemania took hold with three shows featuring The Beatles.

FamiLAB offered their services in Dr. Dare's Lab to show people how to solder. Guests went home with a LED robot pin of their own handiwork.

Of course, adults could act like kids again with four floors of exhibits, science demonstrations, hands-on activities and trivia.

Join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014!

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez


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June 13 - August 16, 2014
Every Friday & Saturday Evening, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Join our astronomers in the Crosby Observatory for a night full of wonder. Enjoy views of the celestial objects while you take in the glittering Orlando skyline. Our telescopes will expand your horizons to places like Jupiter, Mars and Venus and beyond.

Please check the Science Live! Calendar for scheduled dates.

Crosby Observatory is included in Orlando Science Center Admission.


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