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Award-winning blog Central Florida Top 5 was at the most recent Science Night Live and captured the evening's festivities. Videographer Jen Vargas followed Science Center spokesman Mark Schaub to get a tour of the adults-only offering.

Relive the fun or see what you missed in the video below! And don't forget — the next Science Night Live is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.


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On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, Orlando Science Center hosted 26 elementary school teachers from Orange, Lake and Seminole counties as well as two engineers for Engineering is Elementary training sponsored by Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division. Training was centered around the EiE unit "A Stick in the Mud: Evaluating a Landscape."

Teachers engaged in hands-on, interactive STEM-based engineering design challenges. This particular unit highlights the field of geotechnical engineering and the challenge of designing a bridge along a river. Activities included core sampling, structural testing and the effects of erosion and compaction.

EiE was developed by the Museum of Science, Boston and aims to increase students' interest in and confidence about engineering. EiE's 20 units present fun, engaging engineering challenges that allow students to apply science knowledge.


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Some people are lucky enough to experience all four levels of Orlando Science Center. If you’re Maker Doug Rhodehamel, you’re lucky enough to have your art displayed on all four levels.

Our resident artist began working at the Science Center as a contractor in 2008, and has been gracing the building with his artwork since 2010. Each of Doug’s works incorporates his passion for nature and talent for recycled mediums.

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On Saturday, Sept. 28, adults packed the Science Center for the second-ever Science Night Live!

Guests were treated to a presentation by UCF’s Dr. Pete Sinelli about “The Archeology of Sex”; “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; stargazing in the Crosby Observatory; fun in the newest exhibit “Sesame Street Presents: The Body”; and more!

Check out the photos and mark your calendars for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014!


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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Archeology of Sex Presentation, “Penguins 3D” and Star Gazing Highlight Adults-Only Evening at Orlando Science Center
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013; 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 18, 2013) — Come see how grown-ups do the Science Center! Orlando Science Center is reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. with grown-up-inspired programming. Guests can enjoy a presentation about the archeology of sex with University of Central Florida’s Dr. Pete Sinelli; experience “Penguins 3D” in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience; view stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory (weather permitting); conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and engage in science trivia to win prizes.

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There’s a new addition to Orlando Science Center’s KidsTown exhibit hall!

Imagination Playground, an innovative playspace concept by Rockwell Group, is a portable playground made of lightweight foam pieces. Loose parts of unique shapes and sizes foster creativity and design, allowing children to build anything they might imagine. Children of all ages can enjoy creating countless settings and scenarios, animals, robots and more with the kid-friendly, eco-friendly foam.

Through Imagination Playground, deep learning concepts such as critical thinking and problem solving are developed and strengthened. Little ones have fun while also "building" on skills that will give them a competitive advantage in school and one day, a career. As your child imagines, designs and creates, they develop an understanding of balance and other STEM concepts.

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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.

Not a member, but want to be? Click here to join the fun!


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