It was an event 65,000,006 years in the making as Orlando Science Center held the sixth annual Neanderthal Ball on Nov. 3, 2012!
Guests partied like cavemen as they examined real fossils, chiseled out their mark in the silent auction and witnessed the latest in prehistoric fashion in the first-ever Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Contest! This annual gala benefits youth education programs at the Science Center.
Check out photos from the greatest event this side of the Stone Age!
It was a ROCK-in' evening on Saturday when we hosted the sixth annual Neanderthal Ball presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children!
Special to the event was the first-ever Harriet Lake Caveman Couture Contest! Guests were invited to go full-on cave dweller or add a dash of prehistoric flair. Look at the contestant photos below. Which is your favorite?
It was close to sundown and something not-so-scary was lurking in the dark. Under the roof of the Orlando Science Center, families saw spiderwebs on the walls, spiders hanging from the ceiling and candy stations around every corner. Kids screamed not with terror, but with joy for the Wall of Dare, face painting tables and the chance to get scabs and warts. Members started to freeze, as the trick-or-treaters were, for the most part, treated to fun only the Science Center could provide.
For this was Spooktacular - a night where members could enjoy science-themed Halloween activities from the safety of their favorite Science Center. Check out the photos from the ninth annual event!
The first-ever Member Monday was highlighted by the appearance of local mural artists Juli Simon and Kay Story. Juli and Kay painted a wall graphic in KidsTown and needed some help coloring it in! Thanks to the help of little artists, a meadow came to life from right inside the Orlando Science Center!
Check out these photos from the event.
Remember - Member Monday happens the second Monday of the month!
The mysterious and invasive ant known as the “Rasberry crazy ant” now has a scientific name. The ant was first discovered near Houston, Texas in 2002 by a local exterminator named Tom Rasberry, who first noticed the increasing problem the ants had been causing. Individually, these little critters seem much like any other harmless species of ants, but don’t let that fool you! In groups, these ants form large colonies that congregate near outlets and wires causing important electrical equipment to fail, overheat or even short out.