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Some people are lucky enough to experience all four levels of Orlando Science Center. If you’re Maker Doug Rhodehamel, you’re lucky enough to have your art displayed on all four levels.

Our resident artist began working at the Science Center as a contractor in 2008, and has been gracing the building with his artwork since 2010. Each of Doug’s works incorporates his passion for nature and talent for recycled mediums.

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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Archeology of Sex Presentation, “Penguins 3D” and Star Gazing Highlight Adults-Only Evening at Orlando Science Center
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2013) — Come see how grown-ups do the Science Center! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. with grown-up-inspired programming. Guests can enjoy a presentation about the archeology of sex with University of Central Florida’s Dr. Pete Sinelli; experience “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; view stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory (weather permitting); conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and engage in science trivia to win prizes.

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There’s a new addition to Orlando Science Center’s KidsTown exhibit hall!

Imagination Playground, an innovative playspace concept by Rockwell Group, is a portable playground made of lightweight foam pieces. Loose parts of unique shapes and sizes foster creativity and design, allowing children to build anything they might imagine. Children of all ages can enjoy creating countless settings and scenarios, animals, robots and more with the kid-friendly, eco-friendly foam.

Through Imagination Playground, deep learning concepts such as critical thinking and problem solving are developed and strengthened. Little ones have fun while also "building" on skills that will give them a competitive advantage in school and one day, a career. As your child imagines, designs and creates, they develop an understanding of balance and other STEM concepts.

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Members enjoyed a private jam session with children's musician Mr. Richard on Saturday! Exclusive member events are just one of the many benefits of being an Orlando Science Center member.

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Weather was the topic of attention at August's Member Monday! Members enjoyed the Science Center one hour before it opened to the public while participating in activities such as creating weather books and making clouds. Parents also received DIY weather projects to do at home.

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 September 9. Parents will learn tips on how to take the best photos with their cell phones and point-&-shoot cameras, and the children will make their own photo frame!


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On Tuesday, August 6, Orlando Science Center welcomed Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, director of the Museum of Science, Boston. Dr. Miaoulis is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) advocate and has testified on the importance of K-12 engineering education in 2009 before the U.S. House of Representatives Research & Science Education Subcommittee and in 2010 before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Dr. Miaoulis spoke about STEM education and how the current school curriculum focuses very little on how our human-made world is made. He also discussed major initiatives to promote technological literacy to children in front of an audience of elected officials, educators and community influencers.




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JP Morgan Chase has awarded Orlando Science Center $90,000 to continue the Science Literacy Program at Evans High School in Orlando. Now in its fourth year, the program will focus on chemistry education and strive to increase the number of students who seek further education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Orlando Science Center’s Kellen Nixon, Director of Educational Development, said, “We are extremely grateful for the educational partnership we’ve established with JP Morgan Chase. Together, we are positively changing student attitudes toward science learning at Evans.”

The Evans Science Literacy Program works with both students and their teachers through hands-on workshops and teacher professional development classes. Student workshops include interactive demonstrations and experiments that tie to real world applications and careers.

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