Most people look at the Science Center as a fun and educational place to go on a Saturday afternoon...

What they might not realize is that we’re also trusted partners to the school systems of the areas we serve. Our educational programs supplement traditional classroom learning with a valuable informal education and serve to build on the foundation of knowledge kids gain in school. Most importantly, they further the mission of increasing competency in S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) competency.


Our educational programs include:
  • Field Trips
  • Off-Site Programs
  • School Break Camps
  • Summer Camps & Academy
  • Science Competitions
  • Homeschool Programs
  • Scout Programs
  • And much more


These activities enhance classroom experience and provide students with a different way of looking at science, math and technology.

On Saturday, March 15, Orlando Science Center held the 2014 Science Challenge! The Science Challenge encourages excellence in science education and provides an intermediate event between the county science fairs and the state science fair.

Participants are the first place winners in the physical science competitions in county Science Fairs in the nine surrounding counties (Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia). These middle and high school students bring their A-game as they strive to win top honors.

Once again, we extend a huge thanks to our presenter, Bright House Networks. Without your continued support, it would not be possible to celebrate this young community of scientists.

Photo Credit: Rachael Moore

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Junior Division – Evan McLoughlin, Polk County, Lakeland Christian School
Senior Division – Nirva Vassa, Seminole County, Seminole High School

Computer Science
Junior Division – Kunal Upadya, Lake County, The Villages Charter School
Senior Division – Owen Kelly, Volusia County, Spruce Creek High School

Earth & Space Science
Junior Division – Jonathan Sepulveda, Seminole County, Sanford Middle School
Senior Division – Breanne Williams, Sumter County, South Sumter High School

Junior Division – Jordan Lindquist, Orange County, Lake Eola Charter School
Senior Division – Hunter Stafford, Marion County, The Villages Charter School

Environmental Science
Junior Division – Alexandra Gabrielski, Brevard County, McNair Magnet Middle School
Senior Division – Divya Ravinder, Polk County, Bartow High School
Junior Division – Muhammad Abdulla, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School
Senior Division – Madison Greco, Seminole County, Oviedo High School

Junior Division – Leah Perry, Orange County, Lake Eola Charter School
Senior Division – Shane Visram, Orange County, Lake Highland Preparatory School

Team Projects
Junior Division – James Henderson & Sean Kennedy, Brevard   County, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
Senior Division – Elijah English, Sydney Mann & Lachonda Lacey, Sumter County, South Sumter High School

Best in Fair Winner
Rashad Abdulla, Brevard County, West Shore Jr/Sr High School
Project Title: On the Fine Classification of Periodic Orbits of Continuous Endomorphisms on the Real Line with Application in Chaos Theory, Year II
*Rashad was also the Best in Fair Winner for 2011!

Teacher Award
Paula Ladd – West Shore Jr/Sr High School

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