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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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Another Walmart Foundation $5 Day has come and gone, as guests of all ages experienced all the Science Center has to offer for only $5 per person.

Certainly, families left inspired having enjoyed fall's traveling exhibit Sesame Street Presents: The Body; giant-screen and 3D films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome and Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; current live show High Voltage; and all four floors of exhibits.

The Walmart Foundation, once again, went above and beyond in allowing the Central Florida community to enjoy Orlando Science Center. Thank you to all those who volunteered and participated!

All photos courtesy of RF Photography.


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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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Fall into a Day of Discovery with Walmart $5 Day

Enjoy All the Science Center Has to Offer For Only $5 Thanks to the Walmart Foundation
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2013) — Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, has announced that the next Walmart $5 Day will be Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.

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"If you make it, they will come."

That was certainly the case this past Saturday when thousands attended Orlando Mini Maker Faire at Orlando Science Center.

Local Makers showcased their one-of-a-kind creations and shared how they made them with the public.

Works included the Human-Powered Snow Cone machine, FIRST Robotics' frisbee-flinging robot and a homemade pinball machine!


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Award-winning blog Central Florida Top 5 was at the most recent Science Night Live and captured the evening's festivities. Videographer Jen Vargas followed Science Center spokesman Mark Schaub to get a tour of the adults-only offering.

Relive the fun or see what you missed in the video below! And don't forget — the next Science Night Live is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.


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