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We got messy for the first Member Monday of 2015! Member families exercised their creativity by painting using balloons as paint brushes! Also, Nemours Brightstart! offered free reading readiness screenings for the 3-to-5-year-olds.

Join us on Monday, February 9 for our next Member Monday event!

Not a member yet? Call 407.514.2158 or CLICK HERE to learn about member benefits and to join.


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SkyWatch

Fridays & Saturdays, November 7 - February 28, 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Join our astronomers in the Crosby Observatory for a night full of wonder. Enjoy views of the celestial objects while you take in the glittering Orlando skyline. Peer through the powerful, 10-inch lens of the refractor telescope to view the planets like Jupiter, Mars and Venus and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. This activity is weather-permitting.

Crosby Observatory is included in Orlando Science Center general admission price.

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Guests had a yabba dabba doo time at the eighth annual Neanderthal Ball!

The most unique gala event this side of the stone age, patrons examined real fossils, chiseled their marks in the live and silent auctions, and witnessed the latest in prehistoric fashion in the third annual Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Contest.

Proceeds from this event benefit youth education programs at Orlando Science Center.

Photo Credit: Michael van Gelder of Gelderland Productions

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Orlando Science Center Earns ACA-Accredited Camp Status

ACA Accreditation is Highest Recognition Bestowed Upon a Camp Operation

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2014) — The American Camp Association announced today that Orlando Science Center has received ACA-Accredited Camp status for summer 2015. Of approximately 12,000 camps nationwide, only one in five is ACA-accredited, according to the organization.

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JoAnn Newman (President & CEO of Orlando Science Center) and Sara Brady (President & CEO of Sara Brady Public Relations) hosted a private, social gathering for Women of the World on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at the Science Center.

The ladies mixed-and-mingled in Bats: Myths & Mysteries while engaging in live science demos.

Thanks to all the women who attended!


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It was so much fun that it was scary at the 11th annual Spooktacular event!

Member families came dressed in their best costumes for a safe Halloween adventure that included trick-or-treating, face painting, spooky science demos and hands-on activities.


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It's been said that today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. They're also tomorrow's innovators and inventors, and the ones who can help create new opportunities for our local economies to prosper and flourish.

To inspire our local youth to develop new ideas that can change the world, Bright House Networks is proud to present "Bright Ideas STEM from Today’s Youth" — a multi-state competition where high school students show how STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) can bring their idea to life!

Want to get your students' inner geniuses going? We've put together a few ideas and a list of resources that can help you focus your students on using STEM to solve some of today’s challenges.

Whether big or small, your students’ Bright Ideas can change the world!

Download the Bright Ideas Institute Kit to get the tools and instructions you need to participate. This kit includes:

  • The Bright Ideas 60-second promotional video
  • A list of programming networks with STEM-related content
  • Some suggested activities for generating Bright Ideas entries

For more information or to enter the competition, visit www.brighthouse.com/brightideas.

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