The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.

Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.

The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.

 

Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Musical Guest "TWITCHY" Headlines Adults-Only Evening at Science Center
Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2014) — Come see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, June 7 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Guests can enjoy a concert by live band TWITCHY; experience the return of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; discover one of this summer’s new traveling exhibits "Sportsology"; view stars and planets from the Crosby Observatory; conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and so much more!

The summer installment of SNL is highlighted by two live performances from TWITCHY: a rock 'n' roll band led by faculty of the Florida Institute of Technology including President Anthony Catanese and former NASA Astronaut Captain Winston Scott. TWITCHY is an acronym for the names of its original faculty players. These professors-turned-performers will play sets at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. followed by question-and-answer sessions.

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He’s Back! Curious George Returns to Orlando Science Center

Get Curious with Everyone’s Favorite Monkey with Exhibit and Feature-Length Movie
Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 17

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 12, 2014) — The insatiable curiosity of Curious George — the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years — comes to life Saturday, May 17 at Orlando Science Center. The exhibit, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!”, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun and meaningful math, science and engineering-based adventure. The exhibit will be on display at the Science Center through the summer.

Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. The “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” exhibit is sponsored by 3M, and locally presented by Florida Blue with support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Orlando Science Center Awarded $20,000 in Disney Grants Support

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 30, 2014) — Orlando Science Center recently received $20,000 from Walt Disney World Resort as part of the company’s 2014 Disney Grants program. The organization will use the funding to enhance mission-enabling projects including teacher professional development, classroom workshops and family engagement — each as it relates to early childhood learning — for communities in need.

"Orlando Science Center and Disney have both long been dedicated to serving our community through engaging experiences for families that inspire curiosity and wonder," said JoAnn Newman, Orlando Science Center President and CEO. "Disney’s generosity will enable the Science Center to extend our reach while creating positive learning environments for young children."

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Drink Wine and Learn About It, Too

The Science of Wine Returns to Orlando Science Center

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 29, 2014) — One of the largest collections of wines of any Orlando event is coming to Orlando Science Center on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting as well as the opportunity to sample 150 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions.

This event is a fundraiser for Orlando Science Center and is presented by Akerman for the fourth consecutive year; Southern Wine & Spirits also returns as the exclusive wine provider. Luis Torres of the Constellation Academy of Wine as well as Tim’s Wine Market are education partners, providing presentations and workshops on the Science of Wine.

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Third Time is the Charm for Local Teenage Science Wiz

Brevard County’s Zachary Loeb Wins Orlando Science Center Competition For Finding Solutions to Prevent, Eliminate Chemical Pollutants in Waterways

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 28, 2014) — Zachary Loeb, a senior from Brevard County’s Viera High School, took home the top prize in the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition, an annual event hosted by Orlando Science Center. Loeb won a trophy, a $5,000 cash scholarship plus $1,000 awards for his science teacher and his school. It was his third consecutive year competing in the contest and his first time taking the grand prize.

Since 1999, philanthropist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Nelson Ying has worked with Orlando Science Center to encourage the outstanding scientific accomplishments of our community’s teens. Projects submitted are required to have the ultimate goal of benefiting humanity.

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