It was a BOO-tastic time!

Monsters, goblins and ghouls took over the Orlando Science Center on Sunday, October 31st at the 7th annual SPOOKTACULAR event where children discovered the secrets behind some of the most famous mythological and mysterious monsters. This fun-filled family event allowed over 1,200 members and guests to experience an entire days’ worth of activities, live shows, frightening costumes, scary experiments and of course, a lot of candy.

Little phantoms braved cobwebs and creepy crawlers that hung in the trees in KidsTown, while learning the truth behind “fairy tales” such as, Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs, and Peter and the Wolf. Children were able to take a whack at Halloween inspired piñatas that were filled with delicious treats and fun prizes. In NatureWorks, a Gator feeding frenzy took place, as well as an educational team demonstration about snakes and scorpions.

DinoDigs was transformed into a spooky playground where guests of all ages were able to take a spin at the ‘wheel of dares’. If you weren’t so lucky, you may have had to touch a hissing cockroach, a bearded dragon or even eat a bug! Children explored hieroglyphics - one of the oldest recorded forms of writing - as well as the historical importance of the Rosetta Stone. Guests participated in an exciting bingo competition, face paintings and a dig activity where little ones could dig for spooky spider rings.

Outside of the exhibits halls, guests learned all about blood, scabs and bruising, while letting our their inner mad scientist, as they watched experiments about dry ice and liquid nitrogen.

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We opened three exhibits in one day! Check out the pictures from our Members only preview!

Members of the Orlando Science Center were invited to a special opening of the Science Center’s newest exhibits, Charlie and Kiwi’s Evolutionary Adventure, Get the Message and Our Planet, Our Universe.

From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. we held an exclusive preview for our members to get a glimpse of our two new travelling exhibits, ‘Get the Message’ and ‘Charlie & Kiwi’. Attendees were able to explore the fascinating realm of verbal and non-verbal communication, as well as discover evidence of evolutionary connections between dinosaurs and birds. Members were also able to get a first peek at our new permanent exhibit, ‘Our Planet, Our Universe’, which utilizes hands-on, interactive exhibits to provoke discovery about our planet and the cosmos. NASA and the Central Florida Astrological Society (CFAS) came out to provide entertainment, knowledge and to help inspire learning.  If you didn’t get a chance today, make sure you stop by for new discoveries!


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Don't forget Pirate Week....

Hello Members! I just wanted to take a quick moment and remind everyone that during the week of September 14-19 the Orlando Science Center is proud to present Pirate week—a week filled with pirate adventures in Kids Town. There will be pirate crafts, games, songs and prizes. You can make your own eye patch, search for hidden treasure, enjoy pirate stories, and even meet some of the most wretched crew the seas have to offer.

The best part will be on Saturday September 18th and the first 100 guests will receive a certified Disney “Pirate of the Caribbean” Ships lithographs. The little buccaneers have lots to look forward too such as learning stage combat from the masters themselves, black powder demonstrations, musical sea shanties, pirate tails and the most awesome part of all- special giveaways and prizes.

Grab your boots, your hats and your swords and join us for an exciting week. We also have fun in store for you at our “Get the Message” exhibit starting September 18th.

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