Orlando Science Center's exhibit halls feature a vast array of exciting interactive experiences! Learning has never been so fun with these hands on educational exhibits. From down to earth explorations in natural science to the high-tech world of simulation technology, everywhere you look, you'll find educational and entertaining opportunities to explore, experiment, and discover.
The Orlando Science Center is home to some of the most exciting traveling exhibits in the country. When these exhibits are in town they are only here for a limited time, so don’t miss the opportunity to see them!
As great as our traveling exhibits are, there are some exhibits that are the staple of the Orlando Science Center. NatureWorks will have you up close and personal with some of nature’s most fascinating reptiles. At DinoDigs, you’ll step back into the prehistoric age. Discover the dynamic forces and systems that shape our Earth, as well as other planets in Our Planet, Our Universe. Explore such concepts as electricity and magnetism, lasers, soundwaves, and nature’s forces in Science Park. No visit to the Science Center is complete without a trip to KidsTown, an interactive world dedicated to our smaller explorers.
Science Live! Programs
What’s the difference between a great visit to a Science Center and a memorable visit? Live programs. Our exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and exploration, our Science Live! programs are designed to bring the exhibits to life. Whether it’s a show in the Digital Adventure Theater or a one-to-one interaction with a volunteer at the Crosby Observatory, our live programs create the kind of impact that can last a lifetime.
Looking for little more “hard science” in your next Science Center visit? Look no further than the Science Stations located throughout the facility. Science Stations are a cross between exhibits and live programs in that they’re exhibits that typically include a live program to truly bring the experience to life. Science Stations provide an in-depth look at their respective subject matter in an entertaining way. Be sure to check your program schedule to see which Science Stations are conducting demonstrations on the day of your next visit.
The aluminum-domed Crosby Observatory atop Orlando Science Center houses Florida's largest publicly accessible refractor telescope. This one-of-a-kind custom-built telescope, along with several smaller scopes, are available at selected times for solar and night sky viewing.
19 March 2012
Posted in DinoDigs
The Orlando Science Center hosted Fossil Fest 6 on Saturday, March 17 – a celebration of dinosaurs, paleontology and fossils. Guests mingled with the Florida Fossil Hunters and the Central Florida Shell Club as they shared specimens found on Florida expeditions.
Peter L. Larson, founder and president of Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Inc. located in South Dakota, chatted with guests via Skype during a seminar on extinction theories for the K-T extinction – the one that killed the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago.
Little fossil hunters also enjoyed designing their own triceratops hats and paper dinosaur models plus making their own fossils. Guests were also submerged into prehistoric times with screenings of National Geographic’s Sea Monsters on the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
Dr. Dare’s Lab on level 4 hosted geology and paleontology experiments and a new program entitled Jr. Paleontologist was also launched, making this Fossil Fest unforgettable.