02 October 2010
Posted in Membership
We opened three exhibits in one day! Check out the pictures from our Members only preview!
Members of the Orlando Science Center were invited to a special opening of the Science Center’s newest exhibits, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure, Get the Message and Our Planet, Our Universe.
From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we held an exclusive preview for our members to get a glimpse of our two new travelling exhibits, ‘Get the Message’ and ‘Charlie & Kiwi’. Attendees were able to explore the fascinating realm of verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as discover evidence of evolutionary connections between dinosaurs and birds. Members were also able to get a first peek at our new permanent exhibit, ‘Our Planet, Our Universe’, which utilizes hands-on, interactive exhibits to provoke discovery about our planet and the cosmos. NASA and the Central Florida Astrological Society (CFAS) came out to provide entertainment, knowledge and to help inspire learning. If you didn’t get a chance today, make sure you stop by for new discoveries!
If you were unable to attend the preview here is a brief description of our three new exhibits!
Explore Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure while playing games, working puzzles and participating in hands-on activities that enhance understanding of evolutionary concepts. Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure exhibit focuses primarily on modern day birds and explain how dinosaurs are their pre-historic gigantic ancestors. While viewing a giant digital storybook video screen, Charlie, a curious young boy, will take audiences back in time and find out just how dinosaurs became birds.
Get the Message is an exhibit all about communication. It will feature 15 area stations that let guests create and experiment with the various ways humans communicate such as secret messages, satellite’s or even their own body! This exhibit is designed for family interaction, with hands-on experiences letting you try your brush at virtual cave art, signal a crane operator, puzzle over expressions, send a message in Morse code, and more.
Our Planet, Our Universe is the Science Center’s permanent exhibit focusing on astronomy and earth science. The exhibit is a combination of new interactive experiences and classic favorites that provide hands-on exploration of the dynamic forces that shape our planet and our universe Also apart of Our Planet, Our Universe is the Severe Weather Center 9 presented by WFTV. It includes, interactive multimedia presentations featuring WFTV’s Chief Meteorologist, Tom Terry, and the Channel 9 weather team exploring the skills and technology at work to predict severe storms.