13 February 2012
Thousands Pack Science Center for Walmart $5 Day - Experience Mission: Nutrition 5, Bob the Builder™ and More!
Thanks to Walmart’s generous support, more than 3,800 guests to the Science Center on February 12 enjoyed exhibits, films and live programs for the significantly discounted price of $5. General admission fees are usually $17 for adults and $12 for kids (ages 3-11). For many, this event presents the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time.
On February 12, guests participated in the fifth annual Mission Nutrition featuring displays and demonstrations on medical technology, nutrition and fitness. Several chefs were on hand to host cooking demonstrations for healthy eating. Returning this year was the Physical Challenge Arena with activities like Wii Sports active video games and hula hooping. The Darden Adventure Theater was transformed into a surgical amphitheater where a heart surgeon dissected a cow’s heart to explain how it works.
During this day of reduced admission, guests also explored the new exhibit, Bob the Builder™ – Project: Build It. Based on the characters featured in HIT Entertainment’s top-rated television series, this exhibit explores the themes of construction and teamwork and encourages children to “build” their knowledge through hands-on activities, discovery-based learning and play.
“Walmart $5 Day is an incredible partnership that helps the Orlando Science Center to introduce itself to new audiences and also reconnect with those who haven’t visited in a while,” said Science Center President JoAnn Newman. “We really enjoy the energy of these events as we engage our guests in hands-on discovery. The Science Center provides a wonderful opportunity for families to connect with one another as they explore science concepts.”