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123 Area Students Create Kinetic Sculptures From Discarded Junk During the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge

February 20, 2010 - Competition runs from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. / Award Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.

Orlando, FL - Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 120 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties will display their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.

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A Themed Museum Explores the History, Technique and Cultural Significance of Chocolate

Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2010

WHAT: The Festival of Chocolate is coming soon to the Orlando Science Center and bringing with it a one-of-a-kind artistic chocolate-themed museum, which will house displays introducing guests to the rich history of chocolate. Interactive displays will bring to life the chocolate production process while other areas will explore chocolate's impact on art, traditions and culture.

 

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Saturday, February 20, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00p.m.

WHAT: The event dinosaur fans have been waiting for finally returns to Orlando Science Center’s Annual Fossil Fest Four! This Scienterrific Saturday is a celebration of dinosaurs, fossils, paleontology and all things prehistoric.

In the shadows of dinosaur skeletons in the DinoDigs exhibit, join the Florida Fossil Hunters as they share specimens unearthed on Florida expeditions. Marvel at special DinoDigs activities and experiences, and meet some of the world’s last living dinosaurs with the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. And look out for a special appearance by DEXTER the Dinosaur from T-REX at Downtown Disney!

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Saturday, February 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

What: Come join us at the Orlando Science Center as we celebrate Valentine's Day, the next holiday featured in our special Holiday Workshop series. An interactive workshop will engage your preschooler (3-5yo) and you in Valentine’s Day activities while still learning through science.

Who: Each participant will take home a certificate, handmade holiday craft, and memories of a day of fun and discovery. The workshop will also include a snack and a story. After the workshop, parents and child are free to explore the hands-on fun waiting in the rest of the Science Center.

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Take a Journey Along the World's Mightiest River

AMAZON premieres on February 20 during a South American-Themed Cocktails & Cosmos event

ORLANDO, FL - (February 2, 2010) - Take a journey along the world’s mightiest river when Amazon comes to the giant screen at the Orlando Science Center. Witness a breathtaking world of beauty and mystique along a body of water that is considered the lifeblood for whole civilizations. The film will premiere during a Cocktails & Cosmos social event on Saturday, February 20, 2010. After its premiere, Amazon will screen daily in the Dr. Phillips CineDome through Summer 2010.

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Frogs exhibit features 80 live amphibians on display, representing 20 species

Opening Day is Saturday, February 6, 2010

Orlando, FL - January 27, 2010 - Some are as big as dinner plates. Others as tiny as a dime. From multi-colored to well camouflaged, frogs and toads have occupied our fairy tales, mythology, and even advertising. And now, frogs are the topic of a major touring exhibit, arriving at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, February 6. Developed by the Audubon Nature Institute, Frogs features over 80 live frogs and toads representing 20 species from around the world. The exhibit will be on display through September 6, 2010.

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Science Center Getting Full Replacement of A/C System By Spring 2010

Get ready to chill out because the Orlando Science Center is in the process of fully replacing our air conditioning system. As you may know, we have had our share of challenges over the years with the old system. We are grateful to the support of many friends and partners who have helped make this replacement possible, especially the City of Orlando, Orange County, the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council and Irvine Mechanical.

This new system will be completed and installed by Spring 2010 - just in time for summer. It will be more energy efficient and is the first step in our journey to becoming a "green" building. Other initiatives will include retrofitting the interior lighting, implementing a recycling program and installing solar panels on our roof (thanks to Orlando Utilities Commission, the Darden Restaurants Foundation/Darden Environmental Trust and Azur Solar).

These modifications will make the Science Center a working example of "green" technology in our community. Our operations will become a living exhibit that will help educate visitors about the real world applications and benefits of renewable energy and energy conservation. We'll be updating you frequently on this website as we make progress with the "Green Building Project" so please visit often for news. In the meantime, please know that the Science Center is working hard to be the "coolest" place in town...in more ways than one.

 


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