Science comes alive at Orlando Science Center!
Through exhibits, demonstrations, events, camps, and workshops, both within and outside our walls, everyone involved with the Orlando Science Center is dedicated to our mission: inspire science learning for life.
Fiscal year 2013 was one of great achievement and success. Within the pages of our 2013 Community Impact Report, you'll get a firsthand look at our impact throughout Central Florida.
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19 February 2014
Posted in Community Impact Report
Welcome to 2014! As I look ahead to the many possibilities of the new year, I'm compelled to also look back on the achievements of the previous 12 months. We have been busy at the Orlando Science Center and the past year saw some incredible milestones.
In 2013, the Science Center was visited by over 413,000 people – the greatest attendance since the grand opening of the "new" building in 1997. Membership households swelled to over 8,000 – a record for us, encompassing over 34,000 parents, grandparents and children.
I'm thrilled by these numbers, but the figures I’m most proud of are the 70,000 individuals who enjoyed free or reduced price experiences like summer camps, field trips, family science nights or exhibit visits – thanks to our generous Community Request Fund donors.
A new addition to this effort, the "Science for All" family membership was piloted in 2013 to reach out to struggling families by providing them with 12 months of engagement at the Science Center at a greatly reduced price. Thanks to a handful of dedicated corporate partners, 140 families have now joined the Science Center family and that number continues to grow.