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.


Orlando Science Center and National Geographic Partner on New Digital Theater

Premieres Meerkats 3D On Saturday, March 2

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2013)—The Orlando Science Center will partner with National Geographic Cinema Ventures (NGCV) to rebrand their newly-renovated Digital Adventure Theater as the “Digital Adventure Theater, Presented by National Geographic.” The partnership will launch on Saturday, March 2 with the premiere of “Meerkats 3D.” With this branding partnership, the Science Center will gain special access to one of the world’s largest giant-screen film libraries that includes award-winning films in 2D and 3D digital formats.

As part of the partnership, National Geographic Cinema Ventures will produce or release two new titles each year, allowing the Science Center a first look at films in development and the opportunity to be among the first to release them. The Orlando Science Center will become a premiere location for NGCV films with exclusivity in Central Florida. NGCV will also provide marketing support to the theater.


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Experience The Polar Express 3D in new Digital Adventure Theater, Build Your Own Gingerbread House, Enroll Kids in Winter Break Camps and Enjoy Live Musical Performances

Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 - Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2012) – Kids are out of school and families are home for the holidays; what better gift than to partake in festive activities at Orlando Science Center? From Dec. 19 to Jan. 6, the Science Center has just what the family needs to get in the yuletide spirit with showings of The Polar Express 3D in the new Digital Adventure Theater, build-your-own gingerbread house workshops, winter break camps and performances by handbell ensembles.

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Experience the Best 3D Theater in Orlando!

Revamped Theater Features Cutting-Edge 3D Technology, Hollywood Releases, 4K Resolution, New Seating & Flooring

ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 13, 2012) – The Orlando Science Center brings Hollywood magic and cutting-edge technology to its visitors this week when it unveils its new Digital Adventure Theater on Friday, Dec. 14. Guests will see educational documentaries and Hollywood features all in stunning, immersive 3D and ultra high definition 4K resolution.

Originally built for live programming and presentations, the 226-seat theater has been revamped to exhibit digital content and is one of only a handful of theaters in the Orlando area that features a 4K resolution projection system – capable of producing an image nearly four times the quality of standard high definition.



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After-School STEM Workshops Receive AT&T Contribution

Orlando Science Center Provides Title I Students with Tools for Future Success

The AT&T Foundation awarded a $25,000 grant to the Orlando Science Center to support new “Destination: STEM” After-School Workshops for 50 underserved Orange County middle school students. Orlando Science Center will develop and present forty 90-minute hands-on workshops that introduce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines and career paths, focusing on engineering and modeling/simulation.

These fields were chosen because the Central Florida region is a hub for technology-based industries and innovation. Metro Orlando is the 26th largest metropolitan area in the United States and boasts a gross domestic product of more than $100 billion dollars.

“AT&T and the Orlando Science Center have teamed up to bring engineering and simulation activities as well as career options in science and engineering fields to middle schoolers,” said JoAnn Newman, President and CEO of the Orlando Science Center. “Learning about STEM and the opportunities that exist will not only help today’s youth, but also our country’s future.”


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Discover What Goes Up Doesn’t Always Come Down

Film Premieres Saturday, September 8 During Cocktails & Cosmos Event
Screening Daily in the Dr. Phillips CineDome Beginning Monday, September 10

ORLANDO, FL (August 28, 2012) - With media headlines repeatedly warning us of debris falling from the skies, orbital debris – or “space junk” – has finally risen to the forefront of social consciousness. But what is space junk, how did it get there and just how serious is the problem?

On Saturday, September 8, discover the answers to these questions when Space Junk premieres in the Dr. Phillips CineDome at the Orlando Science Center. Its premiere marks the return of Cocktails and Cosmos, the Science Center’s social event where it opens its doors to an adults-only crowd for a night of entertainment and discovery. Following premiere screenings that evening, Space Junk will become part of the daily schedule in the Dr. Phillips CineDome on September 10. It will be screening at the Science Center through February 2013.

Narrated by Academy Award® Nominee Tom Wilkinson, Space Junk is he first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet’s orbits. Harnessing the magical imagery of the giant screen, director Melissa Butts takes us soaring – from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits, 22,000 miles above earth.


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