The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.
Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.
The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.
New Original Exhibit Promotes Earth and Space Science Through Hands-On Displays
Permanent Display Begins on September 25, 2010
Orlando, FL - September 20, 2010 - Our Planet, Our Universe is an original exhibit on astronomy and earth science, developed by the Orlando Science Center, which premieres as part of the Science Center’s permanent collection on September 25. The exhibit is a combination of new interactive experiences and classic favorites that provide hands-on exploration of the dynamic forces that shape our planet and our universe.
In addition, the Science Center has partnered with WFTV Channel 9 to create the Severe Weather Center 9 interactive exhibit experience, which will be displayed within Our Planet, Our Universe. This exhibit, presented by WFTV Channel 9, is a replica of the station’s weather center that is seen on television. This display was fabricated by the FX Group, the same designers that put together WFTV's actual weather center. Interactive multimedia presentations featuring WFTV’s Chief Meteorologist, Tom Terry, and the Channel 9 weather team explore the skills and technology at work to predict severe storms.
Cocktails, Magicians, Stilt Walkers, Comedians, Film Premieres and More!
Saturday, September 11, 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Orlando, FL - September 6, 2010 - It’s some serious circus fun for the young at heart during Cocktails & Cosmos at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, September 11. From 6:00 to 10:00 p.m., this event will feature live entertainment and the premiere of Forces of Nature on the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Indulge in Downtown Orlando’s most scientifically unique and socially inclined experience with Happy Hour food and drink specials, followed by an evening of music, art, and film.
August 14, 2010, Begins 7:30 a.m. at the Science Center
WHAT: Presented by Florida Hospital and the Track Shack Foundation, the Annual Celebration of Running 5K will be held at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park on August 14, 2010. The Celebration of Running 5K is part 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.
New Healthcare Exhibit Premieres on Saturday, April 17
ORLANDO, FL - (April 8, 2010) - Have you ever wondered what the everyday life of a nurse or doctor would be like? Or perhaps you just wanted some information on the variety of careers possible in the expanding healthcare industry. Careers for Life, premiering on Saturday, April 17 at the Orlando Science Center, was created to showcase the high demand careers dedicated to saving and helping the lives of others.
This new exhibit offers information and education presented in an interactive experience with a focus on opportunities within the growing healthcare field for everyone. Careers for Life is an addition to the Science Center’s collection of permanent exhibits. It forms the basis for a larger health and wellness exhibit, currently in development.
New Summer Camps Being Offered, Now Enrolling for Grades PreK-9
Engaging Science Available Weekly From June 14 - August 20
(Orlando, FL) - May 18, 2010 - School may be ending but that doesn’t mean the learning does! The Orlando Science Center’s summer camp program has an exciting and creative roster available for kids to enjoy, including hands-on exploration in science and nature, space and astronomy, archeology, math, computers, robotics, and even cooking! During the hottest days of the summer, kids will enjoy each full-day, weeklong session in air-conditioned comfort (thanks to a new A/C system) with special access to Science Center exhibits and films.
Camps are offered weekly this summer from June 14 to August 20. New camps have been added to this year’s roster of opportunities for children in grades K-6. Campers can experience the joys of cooking while experimenting with different elements and creating their own favorite concoctions. If cooking isn’t their passion, kids can get fizzy with the science of bubbles. Another new addition includes an engineering camp where children can design their own racecars and create contraptions to perform everyday tasks.