Three thousand runners and walkers of all ages laced up their running shoes on Saturday to beat feet for science! Check out these great photos of all the dedicated people who came out for the Track Shack’s Celebration of Running 5K presented by Florida Hospital.

Proceeds of the event, courtesy of the Track Shack Foundation, support the Orlando Science Center’s educational programs and our mission to “inspire science learning for life.” Runners and walkers started at the Orlando Science Center and then enjoyed a scenic 3.1 mile course that wound through some of Orlando’s most beautiful, historic neighborhoods. For more information on the race, visit www.trackshack.com.


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More than 1,500 Running to Support the Orlando Science Center

August 13, 2011

Saturday, August 13 kicked off Track Shack’s annual Grand Prix series with the Celebration of Running 5K at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park. What you may not know is proceeds from this event benefit the Orlando Science Center and help us promote science education and provide engaging experiences for all ages in the community.

More than 1,500 runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic route through the lovely neighborhoods surrounding Loch Haven Park. Proceeds benefit the Orlando Science Center through the Track Shack Foundation and will be used to promote science education and provide engaging experiences for all ages in the community.

Presented by Florida Hospital and the Track Shack Foundation, the Annual Celebration of Running 5K is the launch of a month long celebration (and sale) at the Track Shack, which commemorates 33 years of business, and kicks off the famous Grand Prix series of races.


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More than 1,700 Running to Support the Orlando Science Center

August 14, 2010

Saturday, August 14 kicked off Track Shack’s annual Grand Prix series with the Celebration of Running 5K at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park. What you may not know is proceeds from this event benefit the Orlando Science Center and help us promote science education and provide engaging experiences for all ages in the community.

More than 1,700 runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic route through the lovely neighborhoods surrounding Loch Haven Park. Proceeds benefit the Orlando Science Center through the Track Shack Foundation and will be used to promote science education and provide engaging experiences for all ages in the community.

Presented by Florida Hospital and the Track Shack Foundation, the Annual Celebration of Running 5K is the launch of a month long celebration (and sale) at the Track Shack, which commemorates 32 years of business, and kicks off the famous Grand Prix series of races.

 


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It was a rockin' good time at the summer installment of Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center! The adults-only event was highlighted by live band TWITCHY (composed of Florida Institute of Technology faculty) and the return of laser light shows!

TWITCHY showcased their musical brilliance during two sets in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience. Led by FIT President Anthony Catanese and featuring former NASA astronaut Winston Scott, the band performed hits such as "Happy" and a science-inspired rendition of "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

Guests were treated to a Science Center staple with the return of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. On this night, Beatlemania took hold with three shows featuring The Beatles.

FamiLAB offered their services in Dr. Dare's Lab to show people how to solder. Guests went home with a LED robot pin of their own handiwork.

Of course, adults could act like kids again with four floors of exhibits, science demonstrations, hands-on activities and trivia.

Join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014!

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez


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It was a shockingly good time when grown-ups took over Orlando Science Center for Science Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 22. Guests celebrated Thomas Edison’s birthday with Edison and Nikola Tesla impersonators; witnessed the electrifying “High Voltage” live show; gazed at Jupiter and its moons from the Crosby Observatory; and more!

Check out the photos and be sure to join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, June 7!

Photo Credit: Phelan Ebenhack


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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Saturday, Feb. 22, 8:00  – 11:00 p.m.
Adults-Only Event Provides Fun and Discovery for the Inquisitive Night Owl

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2014) — Come see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live! Guests can celebrate Thomas Edison’s birthday by interacting with the man himself and witnessing the electrifying "High Voltage" show; experience the premiere of "Flight of the Butterflies" in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; view stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory; 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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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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On Saturday, Sept. 28, adults packed the Science Center for the second-ever Science Night Live!

Guests were treated to a presentation by UCF’s Dr. Pete Sinelli about “The Archeology of Sex”; “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; stargazing in the Crosby Observatory; fun in the newest exhibit “Sesame Street Presents: The Body”; and more!

Check out the photos and mark your calendars for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014!


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Didn't you "hear?" Science Night Live is all the rage at Orlando Science Center!

Don't just "listen," watch this video and find out what you missed at the June 2013 event which included sounding off in Blue Man Group — Making Waves, Music By The Numbers presented by UCF's Dr. Scott Warfield and a showing of U2 3D in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.

Circle your calendars for the next Science Night Live happening on Saturday, Sept. 28!




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Adult swim is that time in the evening when kids are ordered out of the pool so that grown-ups can have it all to themselves.

Swap out the pool for Orlando Science Center and you get SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE!

This past Saturday night, adults enjoyed U2 3D, the Crosby Observatory, exhibits on all four floors, trivia contests, live science demos, and a presentation by UCF professor Dr. Scott Warfield.

Get ready for the next SNL on Saturday, Sept. 28!




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Blow that whistle! Another Safety Week has come and gone at Orlando Science Center but not before families went home with new knowledge on how to keep each other safe.

KidsTown visitors had many opportunities to talk about what to do in case of an emergency as well as had chances to meet our local emergency service men and women. This week of safety was filled with fun activities and crafts designed to teach little ones about how to stay safe at home, outside and on-the-go!


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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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