More than 1,700 Running to Support the Orlando Science Center

August 14, 2010

Saturday, August 14 kicked off Track Shack’s annual Grand Prix series with the Celebration of Running 5K at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park. What you may not know is proceeds from this event benefit the Orlando Science Center and help us promote science education and provide engaging experiences for all ages in the community.

More than 1,700 runners and walkers enjoyed the scenic route through the lovely neighborhoods surrounding Loch Haven Park. Proceeds benefit the Orlando Science Center through the Track Shack Foundation and will be used to promote science education and provide engaging experiences for all ages in the community.

Presented by Florida Hospital and the Track Shack Foundation, the Annual Celebration of Running 5K is the launch of a month long celebration (and sale) at the Track Shack, which commemorates 32 years of business, and kicks off the famous Grand Prix series of races.


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It was a shockingly good time when grown-ups took over Orlando Science Center for Science Night Live on Saturday, Feb. 22. Guests celebrated Thomas Edison’s birthday with Edison and Nikola Tesla impersonators; witnessed the electrifying “High Voltage” live show; gazed at Jupiter and its moons from the Crosby Observatory; and more!

Check out the photos and be sure to join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, June 7!

Photo Credit: Phelan Ebenhack

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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Saturday, Feb. 22, 8:00  – 11:00 p.m.
Adults-Only Event Provides Fun and Discovery for the Inquisitive Night Owl

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 22, 2014) — Come see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live! Guests can celebrate Thomas Edison’s birthday by interacting with the man himself and witnessing the electrifying "High Voltage" show; experience the premiere of "Flight of the Butterflies" in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; view stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory; 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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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, 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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Didn't you "hear?" Science Night Live is all the rage at Orlando Science Center!

Don't just "listen," watch this video and find out what you missed at the June 2013 event which included sounding off in Blue Man Group — Making Waves, Music By The Numbers presented by UCF's Dr. Scott Warfield and a showing of U2 3D in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.

Circle your calendars for the next Science Night Live happening on Saturday, Sept. 28!

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Adult swim is that time in the evening when kids are ordered out of the pool so that grown-ups can have it all to themselves.

Swap out the pool for Orlando Science Center and you get SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE!

This past Saturday night, adults enjoyed U2 3D, the Crosby Observatory, exhibits on all four floors, trivia contests, live science demos, and a presentation by UCF professor Dr. Scott Warfield.

Get ready for the next SNL on Saturday, Sept. 28!

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On March 15 and 16, Orlando Science Center hosted the first Young Maker Workshop of the year. Centered around the Raspberry Pi, kids learned about the credit card-sized single-board computer and basics of computer science.

Once a month as Orlando Mini Maker Faire approaches, the Science Center is hosting Young Maker Workshops. The idea is to engage your little one in Maker-inspired activities with local professionals, while children and families work together to build and collaborate.

The Young Maker Workshop series will be offered at the Science Center on select weekends in Dr. Dare’s Lab. No registration is required. These workshops are included with paid admission or membership to the Science Center.

Photo Credit: Michael King

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"If you make it, they will come."

That was certainly the case this past Saturday when thousands attended Orlando Mini Maker Faire at Orlando Science Center.

Local Makers showcased their one-of-a-kind creations and shared how they made them with the public.

Works included the Human-Powered Snow Cone machine, FIRST Robotics' frisbee-flinging robot and a homemade pinball machine!

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Yes, you read the title correctly. Just let that sink in for a moment.

This is not simply a machine controlled by a dog creating cute chaos. Dog Powered Robot is a theatrical performance where the star happens to be a dog sitting in the chest of a blue robot, acting as its power source. The show combines cardboard-constructed suits and larger-than-life characters and props, all from what would be the perspective of a child’s imagination. The show has successfully been presented at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

DogPoweredRobot KristenWheeler-KHphotographics


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There is one universal truth about 3D printing and that is: IT-IS-COOL.

The team of Makers behind the newest 3D printing technology, DeltaMaker, have taken this truth to all a whole new level and you can see it at Orlando Mini Maker Faire.

This Kickstarter-funded project is the brainchild of four individuals, each with their own unique engineering background. It is with the thoughtful skill of a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, software engineer and aerospace engineer that this elegant personal printer came to be. All together, this team has experience in engineering, product design and development, consulting, business management, and entrepreneurship. They also have extensive experience professionally in their fields working for such companies as Lockheed Martin, IBM, Raytheon and FLIR Systems.



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The wait is finally over. Guilt-free treats, here we come!

Human-Powered Snow Cones are the brainchild of dreamer and inventor Joe Donoughe. This Maker has put his attraction in the hands (and feet) of those who use it. Using his homemade Ice Age snow cone wheel, Joe has enabled any individual the ability to be the “Maker” of their own masterpiece!



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