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.
08 June 2012
Press and Media
Summer Nights at the Orlando Science Center!
Exhibits, Giant Screen Films, Observatory and More!
Friday and Saturday Nights – Now through August 18
BEGINNING TONIGHT - For a limited time, the Orlando Science Center will remain open late on Fridays and Saturday nights this summer. Beginning Friday, June 8, guests will have more time to explore four levels of exhibits, check out a giant screen film in the Dr. Phillips CineDome or head up to the Crosby Observatory. Now through June 28, the Science Center will be open until 9:00 p.m. with added screenings of films like Rescue and Tornado Alley. From June 29 to August 18, guests will enjoy the retro cool and audio power of laser light shows when hours are pushed until 10:00 p.m.
The Science Center’s extended hours coincide with the start of summer night sky viewing in the Crosby Observatory. Each Friday and Saturday night through August 18, visitors can witness the wonders of the night sky as they observe moons, planets and other astronomical events using our refractor telescope – one of the largest available to the public in Florida! Astronomy experts and volunteers will be on hand to make sure you get the best view possible. And on the observation desk, check out an unobstructed view of the beautiful downtown Orlando skyline. Whether you are gazing through the giant refractor or one of the smaller telescopes, the Crosby Observatory offers a stellar evening for amateur astronomers of all ages
10 April 2012
Press and Media
Central Florida Families can enjoy hands-on exhibits, Tornado Alley, Bob the Builder™ – Project: Build It! and more for just $5/person
Sunday, April 15, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ORLANDO – (April 10, 2012) - The Orlando Science Center, in partnership with Walmart, has announced the next “Walmart $5 Day” will be this Sunday, April 15. Thanks to Walmart’s generous support, all guests to the Science Center on this day will enjoy exhibits, giant screen 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).
This marks the third year for this partnership between the Orlando Science Center and Walmart. Walmart $5 Day provides admission to all the Science Center’s exhibits, giant screen films and live programs, including a special day of DNA activities throughout the building. For many, this event presents the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time. Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida Rick Tomb said, “Walmart $5 Day is a wonderful opportunity to connect with our customers in a very engaging atmosphere. These are the types of community programs we are proud to sponsor for our Central Florida neighbors.”
13 February 2012
Press and Media
Student Teams Create Quirky Moving Sculptures with Found Objects
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Competition from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Awards Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
ORLANDO, FL – February 10, 2012 – The Orlando Science Center hosts the Kinetic Challenge on Saturday, February 18 - a science competition geared toward 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th graders in eight Central Florida counties. Kinetic Challenge allows students to use their creativity and science knowledge to win money for their science class or club. View the entries from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Science Center’s clubhouse on level 1 (across from the Dr. Phillips CineDome). The awards ceremony at 1:00 p.m. will be held in the Science Center’s Darden Theater on level 2 and is open to the public.
Projects at the Kinetic Challenge resemble those made famous by American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg. Machines are assembled using household, store-bought and found items and are designed to perform a simple task in complex fashion. By utilizing kinetic energy, a single action sets events in motion that result in a domino effect. Kinetic sculptures must include movable parts powered by an independent energy source and be no larger than three feet wide by six feet wide by eight feet high.
06 February 2012
Press and Media
Central Florida Families can enjoy Science Center, Mission Nutrition 5,
Bob the Builder™ – Project: Build It! and more for just $5 per person
Sunday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ORLANDO, FL - (February 6, 2012) - The Orlando Science Center, in partnership with the Walmart Foundation, has announced the next “Walmart $5 Day” will be Sunday, February 12. Thanks to Walmart’s generous support, all guests to the Science Center on February 12 will enjoy 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).
Walmart $5 Day provides admission to all the Science Center’s exhibits, films and programs, including a special day of activities and displays on health and wellness. For many, this event presents the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time. This year marks the third year for this partnership between the Science Center and the Walmart Foundation.
02 February 2012
Press and Media
Explore Health and Wellness During Heart Awareness Month
Sunday, February 12, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
ORLANDO, FL – February 2, 2012 – During the 5h annual Mission: Nutrition, guests will experience demonstrations and displays showcasing medical technology, nutrition and fitness and how they impact heart health.
During the event, guests can also interact with SimMan – a state-of-the-art patient simulator. SimMan represents the breakthrough technology being used to train today’s medical professionals. SimMan talks, functions and reacts like a real patient. SimMan is made possible through the generous support of Workforce Central Florida. Also, representatives from Hebni Nutrition Consultants, Inc. and FLAME, the Art of Cooking, will be on hand demonstrating heart-healthy food preparation.
Florida Hospital for Children will transform the Darden Adventure Theater into a surgical amphitheater, featuring a heart surgeon performing a beef heart dissection. This live demonstration will vividly explain to guests how the heart works. Back by popular demand, the Physical Challenge Arena will be open for competitors at Mission: Nutrition. Sponsored by the President’s Challenge and the Amateur Athletic Union, participants will find activities for all ages plus information on health, nutrition and ways to stay active.