August 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Calling all Homeschoolers! You are cordially invited to join us for Homeschool Open House at Orlando Science Center.

Spaces is limited. Admission is restricted to immediate household. Please register by calling 407.514.2112 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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August 30, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Live Shows, CineDome Films, Exhibits and more!

Please join us for an evening of science, fun and exploration! The Science Center recognizes your commitment and dedication to your students and the community.

Spaces is limited. Admission is restricted to teacher and three guests. Central Florida Educators must present I.D. at admission. Please RSVP at 407.514.2112 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


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We are taking August to celebrate awesome animals with some fun activities!

  • Study squid anatomy on select weekends in Dr. Dare's Laboratory with an interactive squid dissection.
  • Test your luck on our Science Live Stage with our revamped Wheel of Science challenges all about animals.
  • See if you can identify the correct animal noise or gather up food like a flamingo.


August 2
- The Central Florida Zoo will be bringing some of their animals for guests to meet from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

August 9 - We are celebrating Animal Ambassadors. Meet real service animals and therapy dogs from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


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We didn't just raise money for youth education programs at Neanderthal Ball on Saturday — we also crowned a new Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Champion!We think these contestants were ready to go “clubbing.” Do you agree?

Check out their (pre)historic looks here:

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An event 600,000 years in the making, the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball this past Saturday was a huge success! Proceeds benefited youth education programs at the Science Center.

Special thanks goes to our incredible community partners and supporters including presenting sponsor Starwood Vacation Ownership, Harriett’s Charitable Trust, Bright House Networks, Wyndham Vacation Ownership and all of our silver, bronze, dinner, dessert, décor and audio/visual sponsors.

Witness the pageantry, celebration and charity in the accompanied slideshow.


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Did you attend the sixth annual Neanderthal Ball? Reminisce in the video below. And for those who didn't attend, check out what you missed!


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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!

Photo Credit: Michael van Gelder of Gelderland Productions


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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?

We'll B.C.'ing you next year!


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Here's a new video of the Neanderthal Ball.  Thanks to our friends at Starwood Vacation Ownership for producing the video!  For information on next year's events, please contact Kathy Lopus at 407.514.2233 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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More than 600 Stepped Into The Past to Support the Future

The Neanderthal Ball Was a Rockin’ Success

Guests partied like a caveman at the Orlando Science Center's Annual Neanderthal Ball on Saturday, November 5. They participated in a “diamond dig” for an authentic half-karat diamond, examined real fossils, and showed off the latest in “caveman couture.” It was a night of prehistoric fun in the dinosaur exhibit and raised $100,000 for the Science Center’s mission to inspire science learning for life.

Not only was the ball filled with fun activities, upscale dining was provided by Stonewood Grill with beverages, including Olive Garden’s fine wines and Orlando Brewing Company’s artisan beers. New event partner Absolut vodka offered a martini bar to move our theme into the Ice Age with a themed area inside the Science Center’s astronomy exhibit.

The Neanderthal Ball is presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. The event continues to serve as one of the Science Center’s biggest friend-raisers of the year.


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Over 500 cavemen and cavewomen stepped into the past on November 6 for Orlando Science Center’s fourth annual Neanderthal Ball. Guests arrived in style by showcasing their favorite animal print cocktail dresses, ties and prehistoric accessories. DinoDigs set the stage, providing attendees with the opportunity to dine beside STAN the T-Rex and slightly friendlier dinosaurs.

Capital Grille, Tim’s Wine Market and Orlando Brewing helped kick off the festivities by providing fine wine and delicious beer that flowed freely throughout the gala evening. The silent auction was the talk of the party, as some of Orlando’s most influential people traveled around the fourth floor rotunda bidding on items that were graciously donated by an array of spectacular sponsors. Exclusive travel packages, theme park attractions, wine and dining events, sports and golf outings and gift certificates were just some of the unique experiences and items offered.

The celebration continued throughout the night as our ancient friends enjoyed their meals, while rocking out to music and themed entertainment. Chief Meteorologist Jeff Day led the raffle drawings that included two round-trip Air Tran tickets, a Chauffered Dine-Around, as well as the best prize of the night, a half-carat diamond!

Due in part to this extraordinary fundraiser, dedicated Board of Trustees and devoted staff, the Orlando Science Center is able to maintain the mission and goal of inspiring science learning for life.

 


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Otronicon v.9 is in the can and it’s time we roll the credits on the inaugural FilmSlam! More than two dozen films were submitted in the genres of animation, gaming, science fiction, fantasy, cult and horror and screened for a live audience on the second day of Otronicon in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers selected to showcase their film and who won awards! 

  

Judges Picks

1st: Brain Divided – Ringling College of Art and Design
2nd: Dia de los Muertos – Ringling College of Art and Design
3rd: It’s a Tie!
Runaway – Ringling College of Art and Design
Chicken or the Egg – Ringling College of Art and Design

 

Brain Divided from Cartoon Brew on Vimeo.

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