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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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Science came alive for 96 fourth graders from Tavares Elementary School as they built bridges and competed in science challenges during a free field trip at Orlando Science Center on December 6, 2013.

The day began with a discovery lab in which students teamed up and designed a bridge to withstand the heaviest load. After that, they ventured to the exhibit floor to apply the engineering skills they learned in the lab to solve problems and evaluate results.

Through a $75,000 grant, Duke Energy will help bring more than 3,500 students from its service area to the Science Center to engage them with fundamental engineering principles, excite them with STEM topics and inspire them about future careers.

A giant thanks goes out to Duke Energy for their involvement and support to encourage STEM learning. See what the first field trip accomplished in the video and slideshow below!


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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 Veterans Day, Orlando Science Center, Vision of Flight and the City of Orlando dedicated the first monument in the nation to honor the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The monument celebrates the past and inspires the future. The Red Tail pilots battled adversity and prejudice and demonstrated that all things are possible.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

Photo Credit: RF Photography

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Orlando Science Center members and their little ghosts and goblins got to enjoy the spookiest time of year! It was a night of spooktacular fun, no full moon necessary, at our Tenth Annual Spooktacular Science Extravaganza.

Members participated in themed activities for the entire family. Dressed in their own cute and clever costumes, everyone enjoyed trick-or-treating through the halls while participating in a scavenger hunt.


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Microsoft Corporation bestowed Orlando Science Center with a $300,000 grant for computer software Tuesday at the Microsoft Store grand opening at the Mall at Millenia. In addition, the Science Center received $5,000 in Microsoft store credit. These gifts will enable the Science Center to better serve Central Florida youth and inspire science learning for life.

Hundreds attended the grand opening ceremony including Science Center staff. Also in attendance were Congressman Daniel Webster and Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan. Arthur Filip, Microsoft’s Vice President of Sales, Worldwide Services, distributed contributions totaling over $1 million dollars to four community organizations (Orlando Science Center, BETA Center, Give Kids the World and the National Academic Foundation.

Orlando Science Center thanks Microsoft Corporation and looks forward to a fruitful partnership in the years to come.


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Music was heard through the halls of the Science Center at October’s Member Monday! Member’s played instruments and paraded through KidsTown to the beat of Mark DeMaio’s hand drum.

Every second Monday of the month, the Science Center is open strictly for members from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Join the fun at our next Member Monday on November 11 when families can learn more about keeping their bodies healthy with special programming in Sesame Street Presents: The Body, locally sponsored by Florida Blue with additional support from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.


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