The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.

Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.

The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.


31st Annual Cosmic Golf Challenge to Benefit Orlando Science Center

Thursday, March 13, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 11, 2014) — Orlando Science Center is proud to announce its annual Cosmic Golf Challenge at the OMNI Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on Thursday, March 13. Sponsored by Bright House Networks, the event returns for its 31st year with proceeds supporting Orlando Science Center and its educational programs.

During the Cosmic Golf Challenge, corporate teams and individual players will come together to swing for science over 18 holes of four-person scramble tournament play. Players will enjoy lunch, dinner, an awards ceremony, prize drawings and more. Many sponsor-level opportunities are also available from hole sponsorships to food-and-beverage sponsorships to help raise funds for the event.


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Enjoy All the Science Center Has to Offer For Only $5 Thanks to the Walmart Foundation

Sunday, March 2, 
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 24, 2014) — Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, has announced that the next Walmart $5 Day will be Sunday, March 2, 2014.

On that day, guests can enjoy exhibits, giant-screen and 3D films, and live programs for the significantly discounted price of $5. General admission fees are usually $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3-11). For many, this event presents the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time.

Discover the latest traveling exhibit, “Zoom into Nano”; see the newest 3D film “Mysteries of the Unseen World 3D”; catch the giant-screen spectacular “Flight of the Butterflies”; and experience four floors of hands-on exhibits and live activities that will engage your family and inspire their curiosity. 

In our newest traveling exhibit, “Zoom into Nano,” discover how scientists view and make things that are too small to see. Look inside a butterfly wing, build a carbon nanotube or stretch a molecule. Learn how scientists are using nanotechnology to develop new tools and materials that may affect our lives today and in the future.


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Fall into a Day of Discovery with Walmart $5 Day

Enjoy All the Science Center Has to Offer For Only $5 Thanks to the Walmart Foundation
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2013) — Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, has announced that the next Walmart $5 Day will be Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.


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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Archeology of Sex Presentation, “Penguins 3D” and Star Gazing Highlight Adults-Only Evening at Orlando Science Center
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2013) — Come see how grown-ups do the Science Center! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. with grown-up-inspired programming. Guests can enjoy a presentation about the archeology of sex with University of Central Florida’s Dr. Pete Sinelli; experience “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; view stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory (weather permitting); conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and engage in science trivia to win prizes.


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Do-It-Yourself TV Project Takes Home Ying Prize

Brevard County’s Sarah Van Sickle Wins Orlando Science Center Competition For Fractal Antenna That Receives TV Signals Anywhere

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 29, 2013)—Sarah Van Sickle, a senior from Brevard County’s Satellite High School, took home the top prize in the Dr. Nelson Ying Science Competition, an annual event hosted by the Orlando Science Center. Van Sickle won a trophy, a $5,000 cash scholarship plus $1,000 awards for her science teacher and her school. In addition, Seminole County’s Nirva Vassa and Polk County’s Divya Ravinder were given $1,000 fellowships.

Since 1999, philanthropist, scientist and entrepreneur Dr. Nelson Ying has worked with Orlando Science Center to encourage the outstanding scientific accomplishments of our community’s teens. Projects submitted are required to have the ultimate goal of benefiting humanity. Van Sickle’s winning research was the continuation of a multi-year effort that created an antenna the average person could build to receive free TV signals. Last year, she won second prize in this competition for an earlier phase of this research.

Her efforts improved on the design of the antenna, which is based on fractal geometry and receives both UHF and VHF frequencies for less money than the cost of a commercial device. Since broadcast television is an important communications tool, this research could enable everyone to have access to multiple over-the-air transmissions at a fraction of the cost. This research would be especially valuable for those living in remote areas, Third World countries or people in post-disaster areas where cable or satellite transmissions are inaccessible.


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