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Another Walmart Foundation $5 Day has come and gone, as guests of all ages experienced all the Science Center has to offer for only $5 per person.

Certainly, families left inspired having enjoyed fall's traveling exhibit Sesame Street Presents: The Body; giant-screen and 3D films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome and Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; current live show High Voltage; and all four floors of exhibits.

The Walmart Foundation, once again, went above and beyond in allowing the Central Florida community to enjoy Orlando Science Center. Thank you to all those who volunteered and participated!

All photos courtesy of RF Photography.


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Music was heard through the halls of the Science Center at October’s Member Monday! Member’s played instruments and paraded through KidsTown to the beat of Mark DeMaio’s hand drum.

Every second Monday of the month, the Science Center is open strictly for members from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Join the fun at our next Member Monday on November 11 when families can learn more about keeping their bodies healthy with special programming in Sesame Street Presents: The Body, locally sponsored by Florida Blue with additional support from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.


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Fall into a Day of Discovery with Walmart $5 Day

Enjoy All the Science Center Has to Offer For Only $5 Thanks to the Walmart Foundation
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2013) — Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, has announced that the next Walmart $5 Day will be Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

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"If you make it, they will come."

That was certainly the case this past Saturday when thousands attended Orlando Mini Maker Faire at Orlando Science Center.

Local Makers showcased their one-of-a-kind creations and shared how they made them with the public.

Works included the Human-Powered Snow Cone machine, FIRST Robotics' frisbee-flinging robot and a homemade pinball machine!


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Award-winning blog Central Florida Top 5 was at the most recent Science Night Live and captured the evening's festivities. Videographer Jen Vargas followed Science Center spokesman Mark Schaub to get a tour of the adults-only offering.

Relive the fun or see what you missed in the video below! And don't forget — the next Science Night Live is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.


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On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Orlando Science Center hosted 26 elementary school teachers from Orange, Lake and Seminole counties as well as two engineers for Engineering is Elementary training sponsored by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. Training was centered around the EiE unit "A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape."

Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit highlights the field of geotechnical engineering and the challenge of designing a bridge along a river. Activities included core sampling, structural testing and the effects of erosion and compaction.

EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.


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Yes, you read the title correctly. Just let that sink in for a moment.

This is not simply a machine controlled by a dog creating cute chaos. Dog Powered Robot is a theatrical performance where the star happens to be a dog sitting in the chest of a blue robot, acting as its power source. The show combines cardboard-constructed suits and larger-than-life characters and props, all from what would be the perspective of a child’s imagination. The show has successfully been presented at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

DogPoweredRobot KristenWheeler-KHphotographics

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