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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.

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Science Center guests had fun participating in a weekend full of aviation-inspired activities prior to the unveiling of the nation’s first monument honoring the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Egg Drop Challenge was a fan-favorite during the weekend-long event. The contest was designed to emphasize the engineering design process and demonstrate an understanding of aviation concepts such as gravity and lift.

See some of the innovative safety devices our creative guests engineered in the slideshow below!


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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

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We didn't just raise money for youth education programs at Neanderthal Ball on Saturday — we also crowned a new Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Champion!We think these contestants were ready to go “clubbing.” Do you agree?

Check out their (pre)historic looks here:

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An event 600,000 years in the making, the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball this past Saturday was a huge success! Proceeds benefited youth education programs at the Science Center.

Special thanks goes to our incredible community partners and supporters including presenting sponsor Starwood Vacation Ownership, Harriett’s Charitable Trust, Bright House Networks, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and all of our silver, bronze, dinner, dessert, décor and audio/visual sponsors.

Witness the pageantry, celebration and charity in the accompanied slideshow.


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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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