Science Center Hosts Celebration of Nerd Music and Culture

Saturday, August 8, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Sunday, August 9, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Orlando Nerd Fest is a celebration of all things nerdy and will be hosted at Orlando Science Center this year. This music festival features two concert stages with nerd-related musicians whose genres include Nerdcore, VGM, Chiptune, Steampunk, Anime, J-Pop, K-Pop, LMNOP-Pop, Comedy and more! In addition to live music, the festival will include artwork displays, cosplay, video games, Sci Fi and Fantasy vendors, as well as admission to Mummies of the World: The Exhibition.

This event will be a different experience for regular Science Center visitors with more than 24 nerdy musical acts and multiple displays set up throughout the building. It will appeal to more of an older crowd with bands hitting the stages at scheduled times on Saturday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

There will be 50 vendors and exhibitors will be positioned around every floor of the Science Center except for in All Aboard, NatureWorks and KidsTown. Other exhibits will be relocated to accommodate the event. Orlando Nerd Fest will also include a 21 and up lounge after 6:00 p.m.

Avoid the lines and purchase presale tickets by visiting Orlando Nerd Fest tickets can be purchased for $27 each or $50 for a 2-day pass. In addition to Nerd Fest performances, vendors, gaming and lounges, ticket holders will have access all four floors of exhibits at Orlando Science Center, including the blockbuster exhibit Mummies of the World, giant-screen educational films, and live programming. Proceeds from Orlando Nerd Fest ticket sales support Orlando Science Center’s mission to “inspire science learning for life.”

For more details on Orlando Nerd Fest, visit their website at

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Saturday, August 15, 2015, 7:30 a.m.

Presented by Florida Hospital and the Track Shack Foundation, the 23rd Annual Celebration of Running 5K will be held at Orlando Cultural Park across from the Orlando Science Center.

Participants from all fitness levels are invited to walk or run the 3.1-mile course located throughout quaint neighborhoods on the outskirts of downtown Orlando. Paid entrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, ice-cold refreshments, Florida Hospital’s interactive health screenings and special prizes awarded to significant finishers at the end of the race.

There will also be a Healthy 100 Kids' Run. Kids' runs are free for all children. Distances range from 100 yards to one mile and children will be placed in age-appropriate groups. The first 125 registered participants will receive a T-shirt.

Enjoy a scenic route as you celebrate running with Track Shack and support Orlando Science Center at the same time. 

For more info and to register, visit the event page at


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9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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The Orlando Science Center is becoming more accessible by providing new sensory friendly experiences on select Sunday mornings. This sensory friendly experience will allow our visitors a chance to visit select exhibit halls at quieter volume settings with more light. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a movie with softer volume and more ambient light in our theater. Free to Science Center members.

The Orlando Science Center is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for all guests.

Download our Sensory Story Guide

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Guests had a yabba dabba doo time at the eighth annual Neanderthal Ball!

The most unique gala event this side of the stone age, patrons examined real fossils, chiseled their marks in the live and silent auctions, and witnessed the latest in prehistoric fashion in the third annual Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Contest.

Proceeds from this event benefit youth education programs at Orlando Science Center.

Photo Credit: Michael van Gelder of Gelderland Productions


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The results are in! The winning team of the second annual Otronicon Game Jam is... Sandwiches are Delicious!

Each winning team member received their own Intel® RealSense™ Technology development kit. Thank you to all the presenting organizations: the University of Central Florida School of Visual Arts & Design, Intel® RealSense™ Technology, E2i Creative Studio and Chronospien Interactive.

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It was a "shockingly" good time during day two of Otronicon!

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

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Otronicon After Dark featured special programming on Friday and and Saturday evenings including presentations and panels featuring Dan Barstow, Jim Brazell, Dr. Kelly Hale and Dr. Steve Fiore; chiptunes performances from Kawaii 8 Bit and Ben Briggs; skywatching in the Crosby Observatory; and more. Guests also enjoyed food courtesy of Sus Hi Eatstation.

Photo Credit: Gelderland Productions

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Can you believe this is the 10th Otronicon?! How time flies.

Enjoy day 1 photos from Orlando's greatest showcase of interactive technology!

Photo Credit: PME Photography

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Happy 10th anniversary, Otronicon!

More than 300 guests joined Orlando Science Center in celebrating 10 years of Otronicon and Orlando's emerging technology sector. The event, presented by PNC Bank, featured opening remarks by Science Center President & CEO JoAnn Newman; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; PNC Bank Senior Vice President Joe Vetter; and Lockheed Martin Vice President Jon Rambeau.

Otronicon v.10 is open to the public Jan. 16 – 19, 2015.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell engaged in a video game showdown this afternoon to celebrate 10 years of Otronicon!

They played "Super Smash Bros.," "Dance Central 3" and "Madden 15." It was a rematch from their first faceoff at Otronicon v.1 in 2006.

Photo Credit: RF Photography

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