Exhibits

 

Orlando Science Center's exhibit halls feature a vast array of exciting interactive experiences! Learning has never been so fun with these hands on educational exhibits. From down to earth explorations in natural science to the high-tech world of simulation technology, everywhere you look, you'll find educational and entertaining opportunities to explore, experiment, and discover.

 

Traveling Exhibits

The Orlando Science Center is home to some of the most exciting traveling exhibits in the country. When these exhibits are in town they are only here for a limited time, so don’t miss the opportunity to see them!

 

Exhibit Halls

As great as our traveling exhibits are, there are some exhibits that are the staple of the Orlando Science Center. NatureWorks will have you up close and personal with some of nature’s most fascinating reptiles. At DinoDigs, you’ll step back into the prehistoric age. Discover the dynamic forces and systems that shape our Earth, as well as other planets in Our Planet, Our Universe. Explore such concepts as electricity and magnetism, lasers, soundwaves, and nature’s forces in Science Park. No visit to the Science Center is complete without a trip to KidsTown, an interactive world dedicated to our smaller explorers.

 

Science Live! Programs

What’s the difference between a great visit to a Science Center and a memorable visit? Live programs. Our exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and exploration, our Science Live! programs are designed to bring the exhibits to life. Whether it’s a show in the Digital Adventure Theater or a one-to-one interaction with a volunteer at the Crosby Observatory, our live programs create the kind of impact that can last a lifetime.

 

Science Stations

Looking for little more “hard science” in your next Science Center visit? Look no further than the Science Stations located throughout the facility. Science Stations are a cross between exhibits and live programs in that they’re exhibits that typically include a live program to truly bring the experience to life. Science Stations provide an in-depth look at their respective subject matter in an entertaining way. Be sure to check your program schedule to see which Science Stations are conducting demonstrations on the day of your next visit.

 

Crosby Observatory

The aluminum-domed Crosby Observatory atop Orlando Science Center houses Florida's largest publicly accessible refractor telescope. This one-of-a-kind custom-built telescope, along with several smaller scopes, are available at selected times for solar and night sky viewing.

 

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!


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Exhibit Encourages Youth to Solve Puzzles on Infrastructure Preservation

Orlando Science Center and partners have been recognized in the team creation and development of Corrosion: The Silent Menace.

The National Training and Simulation Association presented a team award for training to the Department of Defense Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, the University of Akron, Bruno White Entertainment and Orlando Science Center during the 2013 NTSA Modeling and Simulation Awards ceremony held on Dec. 4 at the Interactive/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference in Orlando.

Reinforcing science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM) skills at the middle and high school level using 3-D mapping technology, Corrosion: The Silent Menace spotlights the natural phenomena that lead to corrosion and material degradation. Visitors can choose from a menu of virtual experiences that graphically depict the science of corrosion, while also performing interactive experiments that show how engineers preserve drinking waterways, bridge and highway systems, and vital forms of public and private transportation.

"The causes of corrosion on our bridges, highways and pipelines are rooted in complex scientific processes, and this corrosion science exhibit unlocks the secret of those processes and how they can be mitigated," said Daniel J. Dunmire, director of the DoD Corrosion Office.

Besides the principal installation developers, Dunmire credited several DoD partners for their contribution to the exhibit, including Battelle Memorial Institute; CorrDefense.org; MVE Systems, Inc.; NASA; Reading Rainbow; NACE International; NACE International Foundation; SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings; Ninjaneer Studios; and Echo Artz.


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Gasps of awe and wonder as children enter DinoDigs will now be joined by another sound — squeals of delight — as they uncover fossils in Jurassic Ridge, a 540-square-foot excavation site.

Most dinosaur exhibits have a look-but-don’t-touch policy, but Jurassic Ridge encourages hands- (and feet-) on learning. Become an honorary paleontologist and carefully explore this fragile dig site to help Orlando Science Center discover unique fossils from the Jurassic period.

Photo Credit: RF Photography

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On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, Orlando Science Center unveiled the new enclosure for Teddy the Tegu in a special presentation reserved for the project’s donors.

Thanks to their support and a 50% match by OUC, $4,550 was raised this past summer which resulted in a new habitat for Teddy. Contributors were invited for a light breakfast to learn about Teddy’s new home from Science Center staff and get up close with the reptile.

The general public can meet Teddy the Tegu when he officially moves in early next year.


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Some people are lucky enough to experience all four levels of Orlando Science Center. If you’re Maker Doug Rhodehamel, you’re lucky enough to have your art displayed on all four levels.

Our resident artist began working at the Science Center as a contractor in 2008, and has been gracing the building with his artwork since 2010. Each of Doug’s works incorporates his passion for nature and talent for recycled mediums.

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