The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.

Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.

The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.


Spooktacular Science Extravaganza

A fun, safe place to trick or treat for the whole family
Sunday, October 30, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Orlando, FLOctober 21, 2011 - If you are looking for a safe environment for the little ones during the spookiest time of the year, look no further than the Orlando Science Center. Celebrate a family-friendly Halloween event at the Eighth Annual Spooktacular Science Extravaganza on Sunday, October 30. From 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., experience activities to captivate the entire family. Come dressed in your ghoulish (or cleverest) costume and roam the hallways in search of candy…and so much more!

Trick or treating will take place on every floor supported by themed activities. Keep an eye on the strange new creatures that emerge from the NatureWorks lagoon and watch out for the giant stilt walker towering over you. Get creative while decorating your own mask, enjoy face-painting or learn makeup tricks with fake scars and bruises or play a round of Bloody Bingo.  Channel your own mad scientist with demonstrations featuring liquid nitrogen and dry ice.


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Orlando Science Center Hosts Teacher Workshops on Life Science

More than 60 Orlando Teachers Learning How to Make Science Come Alive With Bugs!
Saturday, October 22

Sessions at 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at the Orlando Science Center
Presented by Terminix, Audubon Institute and the Orlando Science Center

Who: Over 60 teachers from all over Orlando attending workshops with Brenda Walkenhurst, Director of Education at the Audubon Institute. They are learning a new life science curriculum with free lesson plans developed around the new exhibit, Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World!

What: Harry’s Big Adventure: My Bug World! is an exhibit developed by Terminix with the Audubon Insectarium that uses audio, video, live insects and more to give guests a better appreciation for the impact these tiny creatures have on our lives. Explore freestanding habitats such as a cropland, forest, meadow, swamp and even a house to see how insects impact their surroundings, the environment and ultimately human lives.

Terminix has developed a life science curriculum available for local teachers to use in collaboration with field trip visits to the Orlando Science Center to see this one-of-kind interactive exhibit. Plus, they will learn about opportunities to utilize insect experts that will bring live bugs to their own classrooms.


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World Premiere Exhibit Extends Its Stay at Orlando Science Center

GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World on Display until January 2

Orlando, FLSeptember 13, 2011 – The National GUITAR Museum and the Orlando Science Center have reached an agreement to extend the stay of the world premiere exhibit GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World. The 5,000 square foot display explores the history and evolution of the guitar and shows how the instrument became the cultural symbol it is today.

Since its premiere on June 10, 2011, the exhibit has been driving strong attendance and getting raves from guests which encouraged all parties to keep it on display through the end of the year. GUITAR will wrap up its run in Orlando on January 2, 2012 and then head to the Louisville Science Center. The exhibit is part of a national tour of 15 cities in five years before it settles into its yet to be determined permanent location.

“We have been thrilled with the performance of GUITAR,” says JoAnn Newman, President and CEO of the Orlando Science Center. “Our attendance this summer was up over 20% as compared to the prior year, plus the exhibit constantly provided opportunities for events and promotions. It offers a unique combination of music and science. ”


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Sunday, August 28, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FL - (August 28, 2011) – The Walmart Foundation and the Orlando Science Center will host “Walmart $5 Day” at the Orlando Science Center on Sunday, August 28. All guests will enjoy everything that the Science Center has to offer for the significantly discounted price of $5. General admission fees are usually $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11). For many, this event provides the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time.

“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are dedicated to making an impact in communities where our employees and customers live and work,” said Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida, Rick Tomb. “We are very proud of programs like Walmart $5 Day because we immediately see the result on the faces of the visitors to the Orlando Science Center.”


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Dads Get Free Admission on Father’s Day to Orlando Science Center

Sunday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Photo courtesy of Michael Van Gelder.

Who: Dads rock! So, this Father’s Day, the Orlando Science Center is offering a full day of rockin’ fun for all fathers. On Sunday, June 19, Dads can explore the new exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World and everything else the Orlando Science Center has to offer for free.

What: GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World features entertaining, and educational displays specific to the guitar, including historical artifacts, models, posters, video screens, interactives, and kiosks. Dads can check out ancient stringed instruments like the Persian Tanbur, the Indian Sitar and the Chinese Pipa. See dozens of iconic guitars from industry giants like Gibson, Fender and Rickenbacker, including some famous pieces played by Johnny Winter, Vic Flick, Adrian Belew, Steve Vai and Joe Bonamassa. There are also interactive kiosks exploring the science of sound at work within the guitar and a display featuring the world’s largest playable electric guitar, measuring 43.5 feet long and 16 feet wide.


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