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World Premiere Exhibit Extends Its Stay at Orlando Science Center

GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World on Display until January 2

Orlando, FLSeptember 13, 2011 – The National GUITAR Museum and the Orlando Science Center have reached an agreement to extend the stay of the world premiere exhibit GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World. The 5,000 square foot display explores the history and evolution of the guitar and shows how the instrument became the cultural symbol it is today.

Since its premiere on June 10, 2011, the exhibit has been driving strong attendance and getting raves from guests which encouraged all parties to keep it on display through the end of the year. GUITAR will wrap up its run in Orlando on January 2, 2012 and then head to the Louisville Science Center. The exhibit is part of a national tour of 15 cities in five years before it settles into its yet to be determined permanent location.

“We have been thrilled with the performance of GUITAR,” says JoAnn Newman, President and CEO of the Orlando Science Center. “Our attendance this summer was up over 20% as compared to the prior year, plus the exhibit constantly provided opportunities for events and promotions. It offers a unique combination of music and science. ”

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Sunday, August 28, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


ORLANDO, FL - (August 28, 2011) – The Walmart Foundation and the Orlando Science Center will host “Walmart $5 Day” at the Orlando Science Center on Sunday, August 28. All guests will enjoy everything that the Science Center has to offer 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 provides the opportunity to experience the Science Center for the first time.

“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are dedicated to making an impact in communities where our employees and customers live and work,” said Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida, Rick Tomb. “We are very proud of programs like Walmart $5 Day because we immediately see the result on the faces of the visitors to the Orlando Science Center.”

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Dads Get Free Admission on Father’s Day to Orlando Science Center

Sunday, June 19, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of Michael Van Gelder.

Who: Dads rock! So, this Father’s Day, the Orlando Science Center is offering a full day of rockin’ fun for all fathers. On Sunday, June 19, Dads can explore the new exhibit, GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World and everything else the Orlando Science Center has to offer for free.

What: GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World features entertaining, and educational displays specific to the guitar, including historical artifacts, models, posters, video screens, interactives, and kiosks. Dads can check out ancient stringed instruments like the Persian Tanbur, the Indian Sitar and the Chinese Pipa. See dozens of iconic guitars from industry giants like Gibson, Fender and Rickenbacker, including some famous pieces played by Johnny Winter, Vic Flick, Adrian Belew, Steve Vai and Joe Bonamassa. There are also interactive kiosks exploring the science of sound at work within the guitar and a display featuring the world’s largest playable electric guitar, measuring 43.5 feet long and 16 feet wide.

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Rock Legend Roger McGuinn Set to Speak, Guitarists Larry Coryell and Vic Flick Also in Attendance

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World Has World Premiere in Orlando on June 11


ORLANDO, FL – June 2, 2011 – The Orlando Science Center hosts legendary guitarist Roger McGuinn on Friday, June 10 for a unique evening celebrating more than 50 years of music history. This special event is a part of the celebration for the world premiere of Guitar: The Instrument that Rocked World. He will be joined by members of the National Guitar Museum, including acclaimed musicians Larry Coryell and Vic Flick, who will honor McGuinn for his unforgettable contributions to the music industry.

The evening event begins with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m. McGuinn takes the stage at 8 p.m. providing guests with a rare opportunity to get an insider’s view of some of the most significant moments in rock and folk music. McGuinn, Grammy Winner and Co-Founder of The Byrds, will share how he got his start as a songwriter in the legendary Brill Building, describe the moment he decided to “put a Beatle beat to folk music” and what inspired him to invent the HD-7, a guitar with a second G-string. Following his presentation, he will be receive a lifetime achievement award by Harvey Newquist, executive director of the National Guitar Museum. Newquist will be joined by special guests Larry Coryell and Vic Flick.

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Come See What Makes You Uniquely You

Saturday, May 7, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FL - May 3, 2011 - Discover the surprising similarities in our human blueprints during a day of DNA at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, May 7! Thanks to the support of the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Orlando Science Center presents its first ever Annual DNA Day Celebration! Learn all about this amazing molecule during this day-long event featuring activities, speakers, tours and presentations that explore DNA through four basic ideas: health, research, everyday life, and careers.

See your own genetic blueprint and add your own imprint to the Orlando Science Center’s real-time, growing virtual helix. Witness genetic science unwrap a 3000 year old forensic case in Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs on the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Tour the exhibition of DNArt where several staff members have poured their blood, sweat and cheek swabs into these personal portraits. Also, check out DNA art from local VIPs, including Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. Plus, create genetic jewelry, including bracelets and pendants representing your own DNA.

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