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Members enjoyed a private jam session with children's musician Mr. Richard on Saturday! Exclusive member events are just one of the many benefits of being an Orlando Science Center member.

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Another Walmart Foundation $5 Day has come and gone, but many guests, no doubt, left inspired by the science they had learned.

Hundreds of families visited and experienced all the Science Center has to offer including summer's traveling exhibits Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog and Blue Man Group — Making Waves; giant-screen and 3D films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome and Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience, respectively; live shows like KaBoom!; and all four floors of exhibits.

Of course, a giant "thank you" is extended to the Walmart Foundation for making it easier for the Central Florida community to enjoy Orlando Science Center.


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Weather was the topic of attention at August's Member Monday! Members enjoyed the Science Center one hour before it opened to the public while participating in activities such as creating weather books and making clouds. Parents also received DIY weather projects to do at home.

Every second Monday of the month, the Science Center is open strictly for members from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Join the fun at our next Member Monday on September 9. Parents will learn tips on how to take the best photos with their cell phones and point-&-shoot cameras, and the children will make their own photo frame!


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Track Shack's 22nd Annual Celebration of Running 5K presented by Florida Hospital is officially in the books! More than 2,400 runners took part to kick off the running season, with this event's proceeds benefiting Orlando Science Center.

It was also host to JoAnn Newman's 5K Challenge, in which the Science Center's President & CEO challenged the community to beat her time for a chance to win a family membership.

Run through the photos and remember that it's never too early to start training for next year!


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On Tuesday, August 6, Orlando Science Center welcomed Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, director of the Museum of Science, Boston. Dr. Miaoulis is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) advocate and has testified on the importance of K-12 engineering education in 2009 before the U.S. House of Representatives Research & Science Education Subcommittee and in 2010 before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Dr. Miaoulis spoke about STEM education and how the current school curriculum focuses very little on how our human-made world is made. He also discussed major initiatives to promote technological literacy to children in front of an audience of elected officials, educators and community influencers.




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JP Morgan Chase has awarded Orlando Science Center $90,000 to continue the Science Literacy Program at Evans High School in Orlando. Now in its fourth year, the program will focus on chemistry education and strive to increase the number of students who seek further education in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.

Orlando Science Center’s Kellen Nixon, Director of Educational Development, said, “We are extremely grateful for the educational partnership we’ve established with JP Morgan Chase. Together, we are positively changing student attitudes toward science learning at Evans.”

The Evans Science Literacy Program works with both students and their teachers through hands-on workshops and teacher professional development classes. Student workshops include interactive demonstrations and experiments that tie to real world applications and careers.

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Members enjoyed one-on-one time with Clifford as well as participated in story time with our favorite Birdwell Island friends at July’s Member Monday event.

Every second Monday of the month, the Science Center is open strictly for members from 9 – 10 a.m.

Join the fun at our next Member Monday on August 12. Guests will learn about the weather with live demonstrations and hands-on activities.

PLUS — hear about the future creation and development of the Center for Early Childhood Learning and how it will impact members.




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