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Gasps of awe and wonder as children enter DinoDigs will now be joined by another sound — squeals of delight — as they uncover fossils in Jurassic Ridge, a 540-square-foot excavation site.

Most dinosaur exhibits have a look-but-don’t-touch policy, but Jurassic Ridge encourages hands- (and feet-) on learning. Become an honorary paleontologist and carefully explore this fragile dig site to help Orlando Science Center discover unique fossils from the Jurassic period.

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On Veterans Day, Orlando Science Center, Vision of Flight and the City of Orlando dedicated the first monument in the nation to honor the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The monument celebrates the past and inspires the future. The Red Tail pilots battled adversity and prejudice and demonstrated that all things are possible.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

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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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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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On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Orlando Science Center hosted 26 elementary school teachers from Orange, Lake and Seminole counties as well as two engineers for Engineering is Elementary training sponsored by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. Training was centered around the EiE unit "A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape."

Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit highlights the field of geotechnical engineering and the challenge of designing a bridge along a river. Activities included core sampling, structural testing and the effects of erosion and compaction.

EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.


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