$93,000 Awarded Today to Local Arts Partners, Bringing Pompeii to Life!

Amidst actors portraying Roman gods and living statues, Orlando Science Center in partnership with the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Office announced today the eight local arts recipients of $93,000 in grant funding to support the new blockbuster exhibit, Pompeii: The Immortal City.

 

More than two dozen arts groups and individuals submitted proposals, ranging from music to film to theater to food, to provide complementary programming for the blockbuster exhibit. An advisory panel of community leaders reviewed the proposals and hand-picked a select number of eclectic opportunities.

 

These arts programs will raise awareness, generate buzz and enhance the experience of the upcoming blockbuster exhibit, Pompeii: The Immortal City. Orlando Science Center is one of only four locations in the United States to host the exhibit, thanks to the generous support of Orange County Government’s Blockbuster Fund.

 

Please help us in congratulating these award recipients and keep checking this space for emerging details on Pompeii: The Immortal City premiering at Orlando Science Center on June 6, 2020. The selected arts projects include the following:

  • Creative City Project: A highly visible, exciting installation that will debut for the 70,000 guests to IMMERSE 2019.
  • Downtown Arts District: The entire CityArts venue will host themes from Pompeii: The Immortal City exhibition with six new exhibits.
  • Enzian: The theater will screen a series of classic, educational, and family-friendly films to inspire interest in the culture and times of Ancient Rome and Pompeii.
  • Joseph Hayes – The Company of Eccentric Beggars: As a food writer and researcher of more than 20 years, and a frequent traveler to Southern Italy, Joseph Hayes will use his experience to create a series of discussions, demonstrations and pop-up kitchens exploring the unique foods of the Pompeian kitchen.
  • Mad Cow Theatre: The theatre company will develop and perform a series of interactive monologues highlighting the women of Pompeii. Characters will be inspired by the tiles, paintings, and written research featuring residents, Romans, slaves, courtesans, etc.
  • Snap! Orlando: This group will incorporate the Pompeii experience in its ongoing Augmented Reality public art project, CITY unseen. CITY unseen is designed to push the artistic boundaries of this new medium to connect Orlando to a global conversation about how to use emerging technology to create higher forms of art and educational experiences.
  • UCF: Faculty from Rollins and UCF will host a symposium that will provide the visitor with an overview of what it was like to live in Pompeii before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and aspects of the aftermath.
  • UCF CREATE (UCF Board of Trustees): This group will develop an art program to involve students from Lake Eola Charter School where they will learn the science of how frescos are created and work collaboratively to create fresco paintings.

 

Conceived by the Galileo Museum of Florence and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, Pompeii: The Immortal City will plunge the visitor into the heart of the drama and ruins of Pompeii. Spectacular immersive moments will allow the visitor to experience the destruction of the city and to identify with the inhabitants of that time, immobilized by the volcano’s ashes.

 

The exhibition features over 100 archeological items from the city, some on display for the very first time. Orlando Science Center is using the story of Pompeii to not only bring attention to Central Florida but also to unite all of Central Florida in an exploration of art, science, and community.

 

Our mission at Orlando Science Center is to inspire science learning for life. We can think of no better way to inspire and engage curious minds of all ages than with this thoughtful and immersive exhibition supported by a series of dynamic offerings by a collection of our arts and culture peers.

Pompeii Awardees Luncheon

July is Going To Be Out-Of-This-World!

Have a blast with out-of-this-world programming during Orlando Science Center’s Astronomy month! This July, experience the Science Center at night with Science after Sundown on Friday and Saturday evenings until 11:00 p.m. Extended hours include Laser Light Shows, telescope viewings, and more. Later in the month, join us for Moon Fest, our biggest celebration of the summer commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. And if that isn’t enough space for you, visit the Science Center on July 16 to contribute to the world record of most rockets launched on a single day.

Space-tacular Programming: 

Science After Sundown

On Fridays and Saturdays from July 5 through August 10, the Science Center will be open until 11:00 p.m. with telescope viewings, adult-friendly workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace, our summer traveling exhibit, Nickelodeons Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer, presented by Nemours Children's Health System Hollywood, films in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open. During extended hours, guests can experience the Science Center with fewer crowds than during the day. Enjoy extra time and space for exploration, inspiration and imagination on all four floors.

Global Rocket Launch Day

Be a part of a world record for most rockets launched in a single day on July 16! Join the celebration and launch stomp rockets in Loch Haven Cultural Park and paper rockets in Kinetic Zone to celebrate the launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket. Don’t miss this opportunity to unleash your inner rocket scientist! Click here to learn more about this event.

Moon Fest

Prepare for liftoff! On July 20 and 21, we will be celebrating the day humanity experienced “one giant leap for mankind” with Moon Fest! Be sure to check out special live shows like Peeps in SPACE, and To Infinity and Kaboom which will tie in the chemistry of rocket science. Visit our Astronaut Training Facility to discover what it takes to survive in space, and stop by DinoDigs to participate in a Martian Egg Drop Challenge. To learn more about one of humankind’s greatest achievements, catch Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, along with other space-themed films in the Digital Adventure Theater. Click here to RSVP on Facebook.  

 

All month long we hope to bring the Central Florida community together to commemorate 50 years since one of humankind’s biggest achievements, and inspire the next set of engineers, astronauts, mathematicians, coders, and inventors who will land on, explore and possibly live on Mars.

Enjoy Out-Of-This-World Films During Astronomy Month at Orlando Science Center!

Head to the cosmos with Orlando Science Center for Astronomy Month this July! All month long we’re celebrating the wonders of space and the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with workshops, live shows, Moon Fest, and a multitude of space-themed films. Learn more about the final frontier, and become inspired by those who have taken the leap into the great unknown.

 

Can't make it to the Science Center during the day? No worries! Catch screenings of your favorite films during Science After Sundown on Friday and Saturday evenings through August 10. Remember to combine your celestial viewings with telescope viewings on the Terrace! 

 

Captain Marvel 3D – Digital Adventure Theater

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. July 5 through July 13

Captain Marvel is an extraterrestrial Kree warrior who finds herself caught in the middle of an intergalactic battle between her people and the Skrulls. Living on Earth in 1995, she keeps having recurring memories of another life as U.S. Air Force pilot Carol Danvers. With help from Nick Fury, Captain Marvel tries to uncover the secrets of her past while harnessing her special superpowers to end the war with the evil Skrulls.

 

WALL-E – Digital Adventure Theater

July 18 through July 21 at 5:10 p.m.

WALL-E, short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-class, is the last robot left on Earth. He spends his days tidying up the planet, one piece of garbage at a time. But during 700 years, WALL-E has developed a personality, and he’s more than a little lonely. Then he spots EVE (Elissa Knight), a sleek and shapely probe sent back to Earth on a scanning mission. Smitten WALL-E embarks on his greatest adventure yet when he follows EVE across the galaxy.

 

First Man – Digital Adventure Theater

Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. July 19 through July 27

First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focuses on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, based on the book by James R. Hansen, the movie will explore the sacrifices and the cost—on Armstrong and on the nation—of one of the most dangerous missions in history.

 

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition – Dr. Phillips CineDome

Daily showings 

Timed to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s celebrated Apollo 11 mission, Apollo 11: First Steps Edition is a thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankind’s first steps on the moon. Watch as the filmmakers reconstruct the exhilarating final moments of preparation, liftoff, landing, and return of this historic mission—one of humanity’s greatest achievements and the first to put men on the moon. Learn More.

 

Journey to Space – Dr. Phillips CineDome

Fridays and Saturdays, July 5 through July 21, showtimes vary

Extensive interviews with astronauts Chris Ferguson and Serena Aunon give an overview of past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans, and the magnificent contributions made by the Space Shuttle program and its space pioneers.

 

The Search For Life in Space 

July 20–21 at 3:15 p.m.

Journey from the depths of the Pacific Ocean into the far reaches of space on a quest to find something that changes everything...signs of life, somewhere else in the universe. This film takes audiences from the surface of Mars and the icy moons of Jupiter and Saturn, to the extreme lava fields of Hawaii and thermal vents deep beneath the sea.  The Search for Life in Space will make you re-examine such fundamental questions as: "Where did we come from?"

 

Fly Me to The Moon – Digital Adventure Theater

Weekdays, July 1 through August 9

Nat the fly loves listening to his grandfather tell stories of adventures from his youth. Desperate to experience some derring-do of his own, Nat convinces two of his friends to stow away on Apollo 11. The high-flying trio have the adventure of a lifetime when they must prevent a Russian bug from sabotaging the mission.

 

Want to come to Orlando Science Center every day for the rest of July? What about the rest of the year? Check out our membership plans to get unlimited general admission so you can enjoy all Astronomy Month has to offer! 

Makerspace Workshops For Adults This Summer at Orlando Science Center

This summer, Orlando Science Center is open until 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through August 10! Since these hours are a little late, the team in The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family has put together some amazing adult-friendly workshops for all of you kids at heart.

 

If you’ve got the fever for arts and crafts, the only prescription is more making! Fuel your creativity with specially crafted makerspace workshops — perfect for a unique date night or family bonding. From sashiko embroidery to DIY Mouse Ears, each weekend of Science After Sundown offers an engaging and exciting new workshop for you to participate in!

 

The following workshops are limited seating. Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to queue for tickets, which will be passed out on a first come, first served basis. 

 

All workshops, except for Sashiko Embroidery will be held at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m.

July 5 and 6: DIY Mouse Ear Headband

Why buy when you can DIY? Skip the long lines at the theme parks and make your own DIY Mouse Ear Headband in The Hive. Create your mousy masterpiece using flowers, 3D printed parts, fabric and more!

July 12 and 13: Block Printing

Leave an impression on your date with our Block Printing workshop! Learn how to carve a rubber stamp and print on paper or fabric! Must be 13 or older to participate in this workshop.

July 19 and 20: Sashiko Embroidery 

The sashiko sewing method originated in ancient Japan as a way to combine decorative technique with mending and quilting. Bring your worn and torn denim for a workshop on how to mend, patch, and embellish your clothes with Japanese sashiko embroidery. This is an open make, so stop in anytime beginning at 8:00 p.m.!

July 26 and 27: Upcycled Self-Watering Planter

If you have a habit of forgetting to water your plants, this workshop will be a lifesaver…literally. Learn how to turn a plastic tote, 5 gallon bucket, or leftover large plastic container into a self-watering planter for small space vegetable gardening. Your veggies will thank you!

August 2 and 3: Test Tube Propagation Station

Create your own miniature jungle with this unbeleafably fun workshop! Learn basic woodworking skills by making a test tube propagation station to root your plant cutting. Plant propagation may sound complicated, but simply put, it’s an easy way to create new plants from existing ones. Must be 13 or older to participate in this workshop.

August 9 and 10: TBD

 

Workshops are included with admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students, and $15 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

 

*Schedule subject to change

Moon Fest – 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Get ready for lift off! July is Astronomy Month at Orlando Science Center, and this one is extra special.

50 years ago, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed two people on the Moon, forever marking the day in history as one of the humankind’s most significant achievements. In every sense of the phrase, the moon landing was “one giant leap for mankind,” as the human race discovered the impossible can be achieved if we just work together. Exploring the Final Frontier has and continues to be one of the greatest collaborations in history, uniting people around the world.

 

During this month we hope to bring the Central Florida community together to commemorate 50 years, and inspire the next set of engineers, astronauts, mathematicians, coders, and inventors who will land on, explore and possibly live on Mars.

Join us all July for special films, programming, help us break a world record and of course join us for our biggest event of the summer: Moon Fest! 

Moon Fest Experiences:

  • Special Live Shows like Peeps in SPACE, and To Infinity and Kaboom: the chemistry of rocket science!
  • We're turning Dr. Dare's Lab into a celestial laboratory with black lit space-themed experiments!
  • Discover what it takes to be an astronaut in our Astronaut Training Facility.
  • Catch First Man and WALL-E in the Digital Adventure Theater and Journey to Space, and Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
  • Participate in a Martian Egg Drop Challenge in DinoDigs!
  • Create your own screen printed Moon Fest t-shirt in The Hive: A Makerspace.
  • Laser Light Shows to the tunes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of The Moon and more!
  • Saturday only: Stay until 11:00 p.m. for Science After Sundown, with limited Moon Fest programming like telescope viewings on the Terrace, late night films and more!

More Astronomy Month Experiences:

July 1 – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition premieres in the Dr. Phillips CineDome
Apollo 11 gives us an inside look at one of the greatest achievements in human history, with more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings and never before seen 65 mm footage. See the moon mission from the perspectives of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as the spectators on the ground.

 

July 5 – Science After Sundown begins
On Fridays and Saturdays from July 5 through August 10, the Science Center will host “Science After Sundown” with telescope viewings on the Terrace, special workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family, Hollywood films in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open until 11:00 p.m.

 

July 16 – World Record Rocket Launch Day
Be a part of a world record for most rockets launched in a single day! Join the celebration around the world and launch stomp rockets at Orlando Science Center on July 16, 2019! Join us in celebrating the launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket with paper rockets launched by air pressure in Loch Haven Park.

Click here to learn more about this event.

Apollo 11: First Steps Edition Premieres July 1 at Orlando Science Center

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” 

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 50 years since the first spaceflight to land humans on the moon! In honor of this astronomical anniversary, Orlando Science Center has planned out-of-this-world fun for the entire family, beginning with the premiere of the breathtaking documentary, "Apollo 11: First Steps Edition" on July 1. 

 

On July 20, 1969, the national goal set by President John F. Kennedy to execute a crewed lunar landing was successfully completed. Thanks to a collaboration between CNN Films and the team of director Todd Douglas Miller, newly discovered footage of this monumental trip is being brought to the big screen here at the Science Center and all around the world.  

 

Apollo 11 gives us an inside look at one of the greatest achievements in human history, with more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings and never before seen 65 mm footage. See the moon mission from the perspectives of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as the spectators on the ground. This awe-inspiring film transports viewers back to the days and hours in 1969 when humankind opened the door into the future.

 

In a tribute to the entire team of writers, filmmakers, researchers, astronauts, NASA, and others director Miller said, “You remind us that great things can be accomplished when people unite for a common goal.”

 

If we can land a man on the moon, what else can we accomplish?

 

Want more space? Head to Orlando Science Center for the entire month of July for telescope viewings on the Terrace during Science After Sundown, World Rocket Launch Day on July 16, and of course – Moon Fest on July 20 and 21 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing with special programming. 

Science After Sundown

This summer, when the sun goes down, your IQ goes up as you experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises, during late nights at Orlando Science Center.  On Fridays and Saturdays from July 5 through August 10, the Science Center will host “Science After Sundown” with telescope viewings on the Terrace, special workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family, Hollywood films in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open until 11:00 p.m.

 

With OSC open late, visitors will enjoy more time for exploration, inspiration, and imagination. Plus, experience the Science Center with fewer crowds than during daytime hours. Come later in the day and stay through the evening, or just stop by for a unique date night out!

Please note, although the building is open until 11:00 p.m., ticket sales will cut off at 10:00 p.m.

Awesome experiences during Science After Sundown:

 

Out-of-this-World Films and Shows:

  • Captain Marvel 3D: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. July 5 through July 13
  • Wall-E: July 18 through July 21 at 5:10 p.m.
  • First Man: Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 at 7:50 p.m.
  • Journey to Space: Select dates & times throughout July.
  • Summer Jam Laser Shows: Daily, enjoy tunes from The Beatles, Pink Floyd & more!

 

To plan ahead for other show times during your visit, view the Theater Schedule.

The Science of Summer Fun!

Need a break from crowded theme parks and Florida’s humidity? Orlando Science Center has got you “covered,” literally! With four floors all indoors, the Science Center offers exciting, hands-on experiences through interactive exhibit halls, labs, workshops, theaters, and more. Having been a community cornerstone for more than 60 years, we know a thing or two about the science of summer fun!

Summer Experiences

EXHIBITS:

Show off your ninjitsu ways in the new traveling exhibit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer presented by Nemours Children’s Health System. Train alongside your favorite Turtles and Master Splinter in their Underground Lair to discover the importance of teamwork, creative thinking and humor.

 

Next, turn your creative ideas into reality at The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family where guests ages eight and up can participate in a variety of workshops. Some workshops this summer include 3D Design For Printing, Machine Sewing 101 and Watercolor Lessons. Visit The Hive’s webpage for a breakdown of this month’s activities.

 

CAMPS:

If hands-on activities are your style, check out Orlando Science Center’s Pre-K–9 Summer Camps. Learning doesn’t have to end with the school year! The Science Center offers educational programs that provide children with the opportunity to discover their passions while learning skills that they can use in their everyday lives. Interested in filmmaking? Check out our Stop Motion Animation camp for grades 7-9. Other programs include #ScienceStar, Forensic Files and Insight: Mission to Mars.

FILMS & PROGRAMS:
Visit the Digital Adventure Theater to catch 3D educational films like Superpower Dogs, Backyard Wilderness, and more! This theater also hosts our Science Live! show KaBoom!, where you can learn the science of combustion in an explosive live show featuring colorful chemistry! For those sensitive to sound, keep in mind that this show contains loud noises.

 

Over the moon about the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing? Film lovers can visit the Dr. Phillips CineDome to see Apollo 11, brand new to the giant screen! Want to learn more about the first spaceflight to land humans on the moon? This breathtaking documentary brings viewers never-before-seen footage from the monumental mission of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. The Dr. Phillips CineDome also hosts our Summer Jam Laser Show.

 

For more out-of-this-world fun, join us for Moon Fest on July 20 and 21! This weekend will feature special space-themed activities like the Mars Landing Egg Drop Challenge. Guests will also get to learn from local astronomers about the wonders of space.

 

EXTENDED HOURS:
Spend your summer with us on Friday and Saturday evenings from July 5 – August 10 for Science After Sundown! From 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises. Science After Sundown is the perfect opportunity to get stellar views of the night sky with telescope viewings on the Terrace.

 

Daily admission to Orlando Science Center is free for members, $21 for adults, $19 for students and seniors, $15 for youth ages 3-11, and free for guests two and under. The Science Center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Summer Extended Hours will be held on July 5 - August 10 on Fridays and Saturdays from 5:00 – 11:00 p.m. Enjoy after-hours programming featuring films, telescope viewings and more!

Orlando Science Center Brought STEM Learning to the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba

Orlando Science Center was recently invited to bring hands-on STEM learning to the thousands of men, woman, and children living on the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Our mission is to inspire science learning for life and our team is dedicated to creating iconic experiences that spark curiosity and wonder for curious minds of all ages.

 

Our organization’s Education Outreach Team is providing hands-on learning within and beyond our organization’s walls throughout the year, often traveling throughout the state to facilitate programs at schools and community centers. However, this instance is the first time the team has left the country to provide educational programs.

 

Orlando Science Center hosted activities for students and families for several days, from June 7-10, including workshops at the base’s school, several family events and one evening exclusively for adults. Activities included a variety of hands-on activities, including engineering challenges, drone demonstrations, telescope viewing, and a mobile planetarium show. Families stationed at Guantanamo Bay are not allowed to leave the base so Orlando Science Center’s team provided welcome entertainment in addition to essential STEM learning.

 

Outreach is an important part of our organization’s mission because not everyone has access to a science center in their community. As we do our part to help fill the pipeline for future STEM workers, it is important to reach as broad an audience as possible. Young people engaged by hands-on STEM experiences help build important skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and collaboration as well as learn about pathways to exciting careers.

 

By bringing a little of Orlando Science Center to those who wouldn’t experience it otherwise, our team has helped unlock a universe of possibilities. You never know who you might inspire during a live science show or by teaching someone how to program a robot to accomplish a task. Such experiences can ignite a passion for knowledge that can fuel a lifetime of discovery.

 

If you'd like to view the photo album from our trip, please click on the photo below: 

 

Orlando Science Center Brings Activities to Guantanamo Bay

MakeFest is This Weekend!

Join us on June 15 and 16 for a weekend full of making at Orlando Science Center!


Feeling crafty? Orlando Science Center’s MakeFest is right around the corner, featuring special programming in The Hive: A Makerspace, presented by The Isaacs Family, to celebrate the anniversary of its opening. Uncover your hidden talent, experiment with new ways to solve everyday problems and bring your creative ideas to life!

 


Learn how to become a creator, rather than a consumer with a variety of workshops and classes. Makers from across Central Florida will be in the building to share their creations and teach their crafts. From robotics to watercolor painting and sewing, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

 

Don’t miss these making opportunities!
  • Zine-Making: Learn how to design your own miniature publication with Orlando Girls Rock Camp.
  •  Wheel throwing: Porch Pottery will be demonstrating wheel throwing and making pieces throughout the day; Saturday June 15 only.
  • Collaborative collage: Stop by Creative Core to add your unique element to their collaborative collage! Saturday, June 15 only.
  • Loom weaving demonstrations: Discover how looms are used to produce intricate cloth and tapestry designs.
  • Stained glass demonstrations: Conrad Pickel Studios will be set up in The Hive, showing guests how Stained Glass creations are made.
  • Watercolor lessons: Gain skills in this beautiful medium (click here for a watercolor painting of Orlando Science Center!). Central Florida Watercolor Society will also host a workshop in The Hive on Saturday, June 22.
  • Robot showcase: FIRST Robotoics teams will be here, showing off their impressive robots. Did we mention middle and high schoolers built these?
  • Optics and Photonics: Not sure what this means? CREOL will be at MakeFest, showing guests how everyday objects can be turned into an interesting optical phenomena. Items include a Schlieren imaging device, and something called soy-sauce optics…consider us intrigued.
  • Orlando Sewical: Learn how to create sewn bookmarks, crotchet hair braids and bracelets, and observe a knitting demo.
  • Play Roboperation: A robotic twist on the classic game Operation with the Melrose Center! Plus, make or take a pop-up card, get a garden started with seed paper giveaways and solve laser cut puzzles before the clock runs out!
  • Iron Man suit viewing: Learn how Dorian Alberti created a suit for this popular superhero. Saturday, June 15 only.
  • Power Racer Cars: Discover how the folks of MakerFX rev their engines, plus make a button!
  • Super Cool Awesome Pottery: Head to DinoDigs to see canvas painting, clay sculptures and more!

 


If you can’t attend MakeFest weekend, catch a workshop or open make in The Hive: A Makerspace all month long to celebrate the National Month of Making. Activities include 3D Design for Printing, Machine Sewing 101 and more! Click here for more information.

 


Orlando Science Center’s Make Fest is included with general admission, which is free for members, $21 for adults, $19 for students and seniors, $15 for youth (ages 3-11), and free for children two and under. Admission includes access to all four floors of hands-on exhibits, giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, 3D films in the Digital Adventure Theater and live programming.