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.


Board of Trustees Full of Fresh Faces

Orlando, FL - October 22, 2010 - The Orlando Science Center’s Board of Trustees has announced the election of ten new members.  Freshman trustees include Linda Ferrone, Vice President of North Highland; Robert Finfrock, Owner of Finfrock Industries; Mike Furey, Vice President of Finance for Universal Parks and Resorts; Nabil May, Senior Vice President of Hancock Bank; Jeff Sharon, Director of the Southeast US Philanthropic Management for the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch; Sam Miller, Senior Attorney at Akerman, Senterfitt; and Brian Shields, Meteorologist for WFTV, Channel 9.  Cindy Lou Hartig, Osceola County School Board member and Jacki Churchill, Chief Financial Officer of Orlando International Airport will serve as ex-officio trustees.

In addition, the Board of Trustees re-elected six members for another term. They are Stewart Clark, Vice President of Discovery Cove; Norbert Dean, Director- Sourcing and Procurement for Disney Worldwide Services, Inc; Steven Goldman and Jeffrey S. Pridmore, Vice President of Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. Joie Cadle, Orange County School Board and Lydia Gardner, Orange County Clerk of Courts will continue to serve as ex-officio trustees.

In the same meeting, Jeff Pridmore was elected Chair of the Science Center Board of Trustees. Joining him on the executive committee are Renato Barbon, Vice President of Darden Restaurants (Vice Chair); Scott Wilson, Audit Partner at RSM McGladrey (Treasurer); Peggy Smith-Herbst, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief Science and Health for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Secretary). Gretchen Penton, Director, Pediatric Primary Care Service Line Development and Strategic Planning, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Stewart Clark of Discovery Cove will serve as at-large members of the executive committee.  Sam Miller has agreed to serve as Board Council.  Ted Bradford, Senior Vice President of First National Bank of Central Florida will continue on the executive committee as immediate past chair of the board.

The Orlando Science Center is one of the most popular cultural institutions in Central Florida, which promotes learning and growth through hands-on experience and play to an average of 300,000 guests each year. The interactive exhibits, live programs, giant screen CineDome shows and Observatory make the Science Center a haven for discovery and fun. The Science Center also provides educational opportunities outside its walls, including field trips and outreach activities at schools and community centers.


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Explore the Science of Monsterology

A fun, safe place to trick or treat for the whole family
Sunday, October 31, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Orlando, FL - October 22, 2010 - Are you looking for a safe place to take your children during the spookiest time of the year? Kick off Halloween with a fun filled family event at the Orlando Science Center’s Seventh Annual Spooktacular Science Extravaganza. On Sunday, October 31, from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., come join us for a whole days’ worth of activities and events that provides a safe environment for little phantoms to explore the science of Monsterology.

Experience the true essence of Halloween by coming to the Orlando Science Center dressed up in your scariest, creepiest and most ghoulish costume. Listen to Halloween music throughout the building as you learn how to make “Ghost Goop”, have an educational team demonstration about snakes and scorpions, witness a Gator creature feeding, learn all about blood, scabs and bruising and let out your inner spooky scientist as you watch experiments about dry ice and liquid nitrogen.


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It’s Also Walmart $5 Day! See Everything at the Science Center for Only $5

All the exhibits, films and live programs plus all the eco-friendly activities, thanks to the Walmart Foundation
Saturday, October 16 only, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

WHO: Guests coming to the Orlando Science Center for Greenovations will get to make cookies using solar ovens!

WHAT: During Walmart $5 Day, all visitors get in for only $5 and get access to all the Science Center’s engaging exhibits and films plus enjoy activities and displays during Greenovations - a day-long exploration of renewable energy and green living.

WHEN: Saturday, October 16 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 East Princeton Street, Orlando - Solar Ovens will be set up on the fourth floor terrace.


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Fun Activities, Electric Cars, Segways, the Worm Lady and Much More

Saturday, October 16, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
See how you can start erasing your carbon footprint

ORLANDO, FL - October 08, 2010 - Join the Green Revolution at Orlando Science Center on Saturday, October 16. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., exhibits, seminars, workshops, speakers, films and more will highlight the fast-developing world of clean, renewable energy, recycling and energy efficient technology. Activities and displays on the various levels of the Science Center will help educate and provide examples of alternative behaviors and resources to live a “greener” life. Greenovations is presented by OUC - The Reliable One with support from many community partners.


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Premiering September 25 with Our Planet, Our Universe

Orlando, FL - September 17, 2010 - The Orlando Science Center and WFTV Channel 9 have partnered together to create the Severe Weather Center 9 interactive exhibit experience. This exhibit, presented by WFTV Channel 9, is a replica of the station’s weather center that is seen on television. Interactive multimedia presentations featuring WFTV’s Chief Meteorologist, Tom Terry, and the Channel 9 weather team explore the skills and technology at work to predict severe storms.

“We are excited to bring this exhibit to life,” commented WFTV Vice President and General Manager Shawn Bartelt.  “Our entire weather team has contributed to the content that includes everything from weather basics to how to become a meteorologist and even offers the visitor an opportunity to create their own weather forecast and deliver the weather on OSC TV for other visitors to see,” she continued.

This interactive weather display will be a featured component of Our Planet, Our Universe, which is an original exhibit on astronomy and earth science, developed by the Orlando Science Center. New interactive experiences from planetary rovers to black holes lets visitors explore such themes as Earth Wind and Sky, Planets and Portals, and Gravity, Waves and Warps. Together with returning favorites such as Science on a Sphere, the Hurricane Simulator, Make a Tornado, and Gravity Well, visitors will discover the dynamic forces that shape our planet, and our universe.

“WFTV Channel 9 has enabled us to engage people in scientific exploration by using the very relevant topic of our community’s weather,” said Science Center President and CEO, JoAnn Newman. “We all have a vested interest in meteorology. It’s a science that has a direct impact on our lives every day.”


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