20 August 2012
Posted in Press and Media
Enjoy All The Orlando Science Center Has To Offer For Only $5 Thanks To The Walmart Foundation
Sunday, August 26 – 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. (August 13, 2012) – The Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, has announced the next Walmart $5 Day will be August 26. On that day, guests can enjoy exhibits, giant screen films and live programs for the significantly discounted price of $5. General admission fees are usually $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11). For many, this event presents the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time.
“Walmart is dedicated to giving back to the communities where our employees and customers work and play, said Steven Daniel, Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida. “Walmart $5 Day is special to us because it provides families a very fun and engaging activity while, at the same time, encourages learning and discovery.”
Enjoy all the Science Center has to offer including live swamp critters in NatureWorks, dinosaur fossil replicas in DinoDigs and pinewood derby races in Science Park. And for the littlest learners, KidsTown enables preschool-aged children to explore their world in a town designed just for them. Hands-on interactives include an automotive garage and an orange juice processing plant that invites the joyful, creative play that is so important to the cognitive development of young children. And open all day is Dr. Dare’s Lab; become a scientist for the day and perform hands-on experiments under the guidance of a trained instructor.
In between checking out the exhibits, experience movies on the enormous eight-story screen in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Our newest giant screen film, Rescue, plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster. And don’t miss your last chance to see Arabia: a journey to the Middle East that combines contemporary scenes of everyday life in today’s Saudi Arabia with Hollywood-style recreations of the Arabian past.
This also gives visitors one of their last chances to experience the traveling exhibit PLAY. Immerse yourself in six larger-than-life clubhouse games – backgammon, billiards, bowling, die, dominoes and foosball – and become part of unique multi-sensory experiences that examine relationship dynamics such as friendship, collaboration and empathy. Each game also explores a science concept that supports the activity.
“Thanks to the Walmart Foundation’s generous support, it’s easier for families to enjoy a day of discovery and wonder,” said JoAnn Newman, President and CEO of the Orlando Science Center. “As it’s been known to happen, one day at the Science Center can inspire a person for the rest of their life.”
For more information on Walmart $5 Day on August 26, please call 407.514.2000. For more information on the Walmart Foundation, please visit www.walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/203.aspx.