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Last Sunday March 14, 2010, the Science Center hosted it’s third Walmart Foundation $5 Day. Guests got full access to our exhibits, films and programs for only $5. We thank the Walmart Foundation for their generosity.


Walmart Foundation $5 Day photos on Flickr

 


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Here a video about the last Walmart Foundation $5 Day on Sept. 26, 2009. The next one will be this Sunday, March 14, 2010. For just $5, you get admission to all of the exhibits, films and programs the Science Center has to offer!



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Central Florida Families can enjoy the Orlando Science Center for $5/person

Walmart Foundation $5 Day Returns on Sunday, March 14 only - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

ORLANDO, FL - (March 9, 2010) - The next “Walmart Foundation $5 Day” at the Orlando Science Center will be Sunday, March 14. Thanks to the generous support of the Walmart Foundation, all guests to the Science Center on that day 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 Foundation and Walmart Stores continually look for opportunities to give back locally,” said Steven Daniel, Walmart Market Manager for Central Florida. “We have been very pleased with the response of the last two Walmart Foundation $5 Days at the Orlando Science Center. The previous events provided families with a full day of engaging fun at a greatly reduced price. These are the types of community programs we are proud to sponsor for our Central Florida neighbors.”

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Taste Exotic Foods Dipped in Chocolate During “Double Dare You” at The Festival of Chocolate

Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2010

WHO: The Festival of Chocolate “double dares you” to experience the wild side of chocolate with tastings of exotic foods dipped in chocolate. Can you handle it?

WHAT: The “Double Dare You” activity at the Festival of Chocolate will feature colorful creations like chocolate-dipped jalapeno peppers, pork rinds, pop rocks and gator jerky. Combine an old favorite with some distinctive new tastes as delicious chocolate embraces spicy, savory and a few downright odd flavors. Don’t miss the chocolate-covered Gummy “zits.”

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Perfect for Your Little Ones

Melanie Turner is one of those people that can brighten up any room she walks into. She is the Early Childhood Interpreter here at the Orlando Science Center who adores her job and the kids she gets to work with. I have the privilege to get to know her a little better and learn about her experiences here at the Science Center.

Melanie started babysitting at the age of 11 where she found a natural love for working with kids. In her college years she volunteered at a preschool where she was able to get her hands on more of an educational aspect. During this time one of her friends told her about a summer camp with the Boy Scouts of America where parents are able to learn and do activities with their family while their young ones are being watched. She jumped on this opportunity and became the Small Fry Director (Preschool Director) at the camp for three years.

Melanie has been with the Orlando Science Center for almost two years now. She loves all of the hands on opportunities she gets to share with the kids. On of her favorite experiences here was Pirates Week. There are many workshops and events like Pirates Week that kids can take part of!

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The Festival of Chocolate Brings Fun Competitions to the Orlando Science Center Judged by a Panel of Local Celebrities, Chefs and Self-Proclaimed Chocoholics

“Best Of” Chocolate Indulgence Competitions on Saturday, March 6, 2010

WHAT: Who’s the best? That’s the question to be answered at the Festival of Chocolate’s “Best of” Chocolate Indulgence competitions.

Central Florida’s only all-inclusive chocolate competition has recruited our region's most masterful chocolatiers to showcase and recognize the best in seven categories of chocolate creations. Categories include brownies, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, confections and truffles.

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Presented by Stephen H. Goldman Foundation
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Motivating students to stretch the capacity of their unlimited imaginations, the Orlando Science Center challenged students to transform ordinary and found objects into artistic kinetic sculptures. More than 100 students in 30 teams from six schools in Orange, Seminole, Lake, and Polk counties displayed their movable works of art on Saturday, February 20 during the Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge.

Students in grades 5th to 9th were asked to create unusual sculptures and wacky inventions using combinations of movable parts, everyday objects, and independent sources of energy. Teams used objects found, donated, or purchased for less than $100 dollars in the engineering and construction of their sculptures. The competition requirements incorporate the Florida Sunshine State Standards for Science. The Orlando Science Center Kinetic Challenge is presented by The Stephen H. Goldman Foundation, Inc.

 

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