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Spend Your Summer Nights at Orlando Science Center

Laser Light Shows, Nighttime Telescope Viewing and Hollywood Films Highlight Extended Hours
Fridays & Saturdays Beginning June 13

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 10, 2014) — For a limited time, Orlando Science Center will remain open late on Friday and Saturday nights this summer. Beginning Friday, June 13, guests will have more time to immerse in a laser light show; see moons and planets in the Crosby Observatory; explore their athletic abilities in "Sportsology"; choose from one of two Hollywood feature-length films; and explore four floors of exhibits. Now through August 16, the Science Center will be open until 9 p.m. while the captivating lights and sounds of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome can be experienced at 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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It was a rockin' good time at the summer installment of Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center! The adults-only event was highlighted by live band TWITCHY (composed of Florida Institute of Technology faculty) and the return of laser light shows!

TWITCHY showcased their musical brilliance during two sets in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience. Led by FIT President Anthony Catanese and featuring former NASA astronaut Winston Scott, the band performed hits such as "Happy" and a science-inspired rendition of "Don't Worry, Be Happy."

Guests were treated to a Science Center staple with the return of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. On this night, Beatlemania took hold with three shows featuring The Beatles.

FamiLAB offered their services in Dr. Dare's Lab to show people how to solder. Guests went home with a LED robot pin of their own handiwork.

Of course, adults could act like kids again with four floors of exhibits, science demonstrations, hands-on activities and trivia.

Join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014!

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez


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Walmart Foundation $5 Day was once again a huge success. Visitors of all ages engaged in an inspiring and educational adventure through the Science Center for only $5!

Guests were able to experience this summer’s traveling exhibits "Sportsology" and "Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!", as well as watching things blow up in the live "KaBoom!" show.

None of this would have been possible without the Walmart Foundation’s constant support. Thank you to all those who volunteered and participated!


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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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On Friday, May 23, 2014, second grade students at Castle Creek Elementary imagined, planned and created windmill blades.

The workshop was the next installment in the “Engineering Our Future” initiative sponsored by Lockheed Martin in partnership with Orlando Science Center. The program utilizes the nationally recognized curriculum “Engineering is Elementary” and combines it with teacher support in the classroom as well as in-classroom student workshops provided by Orlando Science Center.

The Science Center recently earned their endorsement to become an official EiE collaborator through Museum of Science, Boston.

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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On Wednesday, May 21, the Orlando Science Center Preschool Class of 2013-2014 celebrated with song and dance in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.

Friends and family looked on as the little learners sang and boogied to songs like "My Florida Alphabet."

The preschool and education staff thank their students and families for another fantastic school year!

If you would like to enroll your child in Orlando Science Center's Preschool Program or would like to learn more, please call 407.514.2112.

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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At Member Monday: Dino Adventure, Stephanie, a personified paleontologist, led the children on a tour of the most fascinating prehistoric creatures known to man — dinosaurs! As for hands-on activities, children made new discoveries by digging up fossils in the massive dig pit known as “Jurassic Ridge” and colored cutout dinosaurs to take home.

 

Mark your calendars for the next Member Monday on June 9 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. where you will get exclusive member time in Curious George: Let’s Get Curious. Enjoy early childhood programming geared directly toward your little ones inside the exhibition

For more information, call 407.514.2158. Not a member yet? CLICK HERE to learn about other member benefits and to join.


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