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Celebrating innovation, invention, and DIY, Orlando Science Center hosts the third annual Maker Faire Orlando!

This community-based learning event aims to inspire the public through do-it-yourself science, technology and art; hands-on workshops; panels; and more. The 2014 event featured more than 200 one-of-a- kind projects from local Makers.

Makers are DIY-enthusiasts who demonstrate their creativity and knowledge through personal creations. They come from all ages and backgrounds, ranging from techies to crafters to scientists to garage tinkerers. Each shares a common passion for innovation and creativity, as well as an educational spirit to inspire and encourage new Makers.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

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Mark DeMaio, local music enthusiast, led our youngest members in a KidsTown jam session at September's Member Monday. Children danced while playing drums, tambourines, shakers and other instruments. The event also included a musical parade around the exhibit hall and a coloring activity.

We invite you to join us at our next Member Monday on Monday, October 13 from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Spend one hour in our newest exhibition, Bats: Myths and Mysteries, and participate in a special craft and activity. Kick off the autumn season by getting an up-close and-personal look at the real, live bats who will be temporarily inhabiting the Science Center.

Also, Nemours Brightstart! will offer FREE reading readiness screenings for three, four and five-year-olds during Member Monday. Screenings typically last five to 10 minutes and are followed by a discussion about your child's results. For more information on screenings or to schedule an appointment, please contact Nemours BrightStart! at 407.650.7731.

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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Saturday, September 20 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Be the first to encounter real, live bats in Bats: Myths and Mysteries! The exhibition will include a full bat enclosure housing 25 - 50 different specimens of bats including: straw-colored fruit bats from Africa, big brown bats from North America, Egyptian fruit bats, and short-tailed fruit bats from South America. Special activities and programming will take place in the hall, so bring the entire family for a morning of hands-on experiences.

Reservations are not required. Member guest passes are accepted.


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Maker Faire Orlando Celebrates Innovation, Invention and DIY Spirit in Central Florida

Family-Friendly Event Is Part-Science Fair, Part-County Fair and Part-Something Entirely New

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The ultimate form of show and tell, Orlando Science Center hosts the third annual Maker Faire Orlando (formerly Orlando Mini Maker Faire) on Sept. 13–14, 2014. This community-based learning event aims to inspire the public through do-it-yourself science, technology and art; hands-on workshops; panels; and more. This year’s event is bigger than ever before with more Makers, crazier creations and not one but two whole days to experience it! Maker Faire Orlando takes place on every floor of the Science Center as well as outside in Loch Haven Park.

The 2014 event features more than 200 one-of-a- kind projects from local Makers. Makers are DIY-enthusiasts who demonstrate their creativity and knowledge through personal creations. Makers come from all ages and backgrounds, ranging from techies to crafters to scientists to garage tinkerers. Each shares a common passion for innovation and creativity, as well as an educational spirit to inspire and encourage new Makers.

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This is how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live!

In partnership with the Astronaut Scholarship Fund, guests were able to enjoy presentations from former NASA astronaut Robert L. Crippen and Lockheed Martin’s Jules Schneider, the project manager for NASA’s new human exploration spacecraft. In addition, visitors rocked out to the sounds of live band Beemo; experienced a laser light show in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; discovered the science of sports in “Sportsology”; viewed stars and planets from the Crosby Observatory; conducted lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delighted in food and adult beverages courtesy of Vital Flair; and so much more!

Join us for the next Science Night Live February 21, 2015!

Photo Credit: Phelan Ebenhack


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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Discover the Future of Space Exploration and Enjoy All the Science Center Has to Offer at Adults-Only Event

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2014) — Come see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

In partnership with the Astronaut Scholarship Fund, guests can enjoy presentations from former NASA astronaut Robert L. Crippen and Lockheed Martin’s Jules Schneider, the project manager for NASA’s new human exploration spacecraft. In addition, visitors can take in the sounds of live band Beemo; experience a laser light show in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; discover the science of sports in "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!

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Kids gotta rock!

Upbeat tunes filled the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience last Saturday when Mr. Richard came back to rock the house. A fan favorite among members, Mr. Richard had no problem getting our youngest members on their feet dancing to his rock n’ roll tunes. His album hits "Airplane" and "Cheese" got the kids singing and interacting with one another – definite crowd pleasers!

Click here for Mr. Richard performances in the local community.


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