20 September 2013
Posted in Press and Media
Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!
Archeology of Sex Presentation, “Penguins 3D” and Star Gazing Highlight Adults-Only Evening at Orlando Science Center
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2013) — Come see how grown-ups do the Science Center! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. with grown-up-inspired programming. Guests can enjoy a presentation about the archeology of sex with University of Central Florida’s Dr. Pete Sinelli; experience “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; view stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory (weather permitting); conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and engage in science trivia to win prizes.
Discover why scientists study sex, how sex impacts economic resources and how societal rules are developed in “The Archeology of Sex,” a presentation by UCF’s Dr. Pete Sinelli. In this unique talk, learn about the cross-cultural concepts of sex, sexuality and sexual intercourse throughout human history from an archaeological perspective.
See the “coolest” 3-D film ever, “Penguins 3D”, in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience. Narrated by veteran filmmaker and renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough, “Penguins 3D” celebrates the destiny of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. This is an unforgettable tale of one penguin’s journey through his species’ central rite of passage.
Visitors can examine the night sky in the Crosby Observatory through the use of the 10-inch refractor telescope — one of the largest in the state available to the public. View moons, planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. In addition, enjoy an unobstructed view of the downtown Orlando skyline from the sixth-floor terrace. This activity is weather-permitting.
Embrace your inner scientist in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory! Learn the methods used by forensics and crime scene investigators like how to test for fingerprints, identify unknown substances and use forensic lab techniques like chromatography.
Enjoy scrumptious foods and adult beverages available for purchase courtesy of Tuxedo Catering and Events. Menu items include pulled Kalua pork on Kaiser sweet rolls served with Maui sauce, gourmet meatloaf burgers, coconut shrimp and much more. Top it off with a delectable assortment of dessert. Cash or credit cards are accepted. ATMs are on-site for your convenience.
Indulge in all four floors of exhibits including “NatureWorks”; “Science Park”; “Engineer It!”; “Our Planet, Our Universe”; and “DinoDigs.” And don’t forget to check out our newest traveling exhibit, “Sesame Street Presents: The Body” presented by Florida Blue with support from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The 5,000-square-foot exhibit shows how to maintain a healthy lifestyle with the help of Big Bird, Elmo and Oscar the Grouch, just to name a few.
And get your competitive juices flowing with some bar-style science trivia! Test your science knowledge in the categories of everyday elements, famous scientists and sports to win prizes. Experience Science Night Live at the special evening rate of $15. Admission includes access to all four floors of exhibits, live programming and presentations, “Penguins 3D,” and night-time viewing in the Crosby Observatory. Parking is free in the Science Center parking garage. Members can enjoy Science Night Live at no charge.
Join us and see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center! Must be 21 and older. While the Science Center has lots to offer kids and families during regular hours, Science Night Live is exclusively for grown-ups. Dress code is casual attire.
For more information, call 407.514.2000 or visit www.osc.org/snl.