Create your own Dinosaur Fossils With Items Found In Your Kitchen!

How do you make a dinosaur fossil? Well, say you had your own dinosaur, first you’d have to bury it in layers and layers of dirt. Then, make sure there are no pockets in the sediment where air and water can reach the rock, and then wait tens of thousands of years. Voilà! You have fossilized dinosaur bones and teeth!

 

Now, no one has tens of thousands of years to wait around, or a dinosaur for that matter. But, even if you made a time machine and traveled back in time to the Jurassic period to find a dinosaur and give it time to fossilize, something could still go wrong. The bones could be too fragile, destroyed by air or water, or uncovered too early.

 

So, the bad news is it’s really hard to make your own real fossils. But don’t worry! Our paleontology enthusiasts at Orlando Science Center have put together a DIY experiment to make your own model fossils at home with items you already have in your kitchen!

 

Can’t get enough of dinosaurs and fossils? Join us on August 24 and 25 for Prehistoric Party Weekend to celebrate your favorite dino pals! Click here to learn more.

To make your own fossils at home, you will need:

  • 1 cup of used coffee grounds
  • ½ cup cold coffee
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of salt
  • Wax paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • Small objects (small toy dinosaurs, seashells, starfish, etc.) to make impressions
  • An empty can, a butter knife, or a cookie cutter

Directions: 

  1. Brew a small amount of coffee (or make a little extra in the morning) and save the grounds. Allow the coffee to cool.
  2. Mix the coffee grinds, flour, and salt together in a bowl. Slowly add the coffee bit by bit and mix with the dry ingredients until the mixture forms a dough. The amount of coffee you need depends on how wet the coffee grounds are.
  3. Scoop the dough out onto the wax paper. Knead for 3-4 minutes, until the dough holds its shape and becomes less sticky.
  4. Use the can to cut out circles out of the dough. You can also use cookie cutters or a butter knife to cut out fun shapes.
  5. Press the small objects firmly into the dough to create an imprint. Remove the object.
  6. You can use a toothpick to poke a small hole near the edge of the fossil. After the fossil has dried, you can add string and hang it.
  7. Bake at 200°F for 45 minutes. Larger or thicker fossils may take longer to completely harden.

 

Once you've made your own fossils, share your photos on social media in our new Facebook Member Community using #OSCMember, tag us on Instagram, or email sciencelive@osc.org! 

Get Down With The Dinos During Prehistoric Party Weekend!

August is Paleontology Month at Orlando Science Center and to celebrate, we're throwing a Prehistoric Party for your favorite dino pals! Join us on August 24 and 25 for Prehistoric Party Weekend, featuring a Cretaceous Carnival, DIY Fossil Necklaces, live shows & more dino-mite programming.

 

To memorialize the megafauna, we’re teaming up with the Florida Fossil Hunters, SKELETONS Museum, Florida Geological Survey and Imagine Our Florida. Demonstration tables from each group will be set up for you to take a closer look at fossils from Florida and around the world.

 

Looking for even more fossil-fueled fun to get ready for Prehistoric Party? Find out what dinosaurs roamed your state!

Prehistoric Party Programming:

  • Prehistoric experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab! Use a model to figure out how big a stegosaurus was in real life in Dino Displacement, use prehistoric dirt to learn more about a T-Rex. in Soil Analysis, excavate chocolate chips from a cookie in I Dig Cookies, and prepare a Rubber Chicken for the Ancient Egyptian Afterlife in Mummify Fred!
  • Make your own fossil necklace using wire wrapping techniques during the DIY Fossil Necklaces open makes in The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family.
  • Enjoy a Cretaceous Carnival with different stations like an excavating a triceratops skeleton, assemble a triceratops skeleton, play a board game that takes you through the fossilization process, create and name your own dinosaur, test your Jurrassic knowledge in trivia, and get a dino-mite photo op!

Can’t make Prehistoric Party? All month long we’re celebrating dinosaurs with themed workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace, prehistoric experiments in Dr. Dare’s Lab and more. Click here to visit our calendar for dates and times.

Science Night Live Brings A Special Guest Speaker All The Way From THE Smithsonian!

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s unique adults’ night out, is back on Saturday, August 17!

Orlando Science Center is thrilled to host a very special guest speaker all the way all the way from the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History! For one night only, guests 21 and up are invited to join Amy Bolton, the Lead Educator for Deep Time at The Smithsonian as she presents Lessons From the Field: An Educator’s Journey Distilling Paleontology For Museum Audiences.  Plus, enjoy an evening of hands-on workshops, prehistoric experiments, and explore the Science Center without the kids!

 

Join Amy Bolton as she explores her experiences working with paleontologists that have helped her turn complex scientific concepts into accessible and engaging learning moments for guests of the brand-new David H. Koch Hall of Fossils – Deep Time exhibit at The Smithsonian. The new exhibit explores our planet’s 4.6 billion years of history, and Amy’s team worked to bring deep time to life in an easily digestible way for anyone that explores the exhibit.

 

Through fossil-hunting expeditions charting ecosystems, changing through time to comparing microscopic scans of fossil gingko to chart future climate trends, Amy will share the inside scoop on how she has blended rigorous and open-ended scientific discovery with the similarly open-ended process of informal Museum exploration.

Deep Time Exhibit, Image courtesy of the Smithsonian

“Awe, wonder, curiosity and surprise. When I walk through the National Museum of Natural History’s exhibitions, these are the reactions I see in the visitors. It gives me hope because my job is to design and develop activities where almost anyone visiting the Museum can learn something new about the natural world. So I use that enthusiasm to ignite a fun, engaging learning opportunity.” – Amy Bolton on her work at The Smithsonian.

 

Learn more about Amy Bolton's exciting career for one night only at adults-only Science Night Live on August 17! Click here to RSVP on Facebook. 

 

Tickets have been known to sell out for this event, so get your $16 ticket today by clicking the button below! Members of Orlando Science Center receive FREE admission with promo code. To renew or purchase a membership click here

After you've heard from Amy, don't forget to sit it on the Synesthesia panel! Learn about this neurological anomaly from two synesthetes and a neuropsychologist. Click here to learn more about the panelists.

 

PLUS: participate in knot-tying or map making in The Hive: A Makerspace, screen print your own poster with a dino on it, enjoy prehistoric experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab, and explore Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer, presented by Nemours Children's Health System one last time – without the kids! 

The Smithsonian And Synesthesia Take The Stage At Science Night Live on August 17!

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s unique adults’ night out, is back! Guests 21 and up are invited to enjoy an evening of hands-on workshops, prehistoric experiments, and a guest speaker all the way from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Plus, learn about Synesthesia, and why some people hear color or taste sound from a neuropsychologist and two synesthetes!

 

Orlando Science Center is thrilled to host Amy Bolton, Lead Educator for Deep Time at The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Amy will share how her experience in working with paleontologists has helped her turn complex scientific concepts into accessible and engaging learning moments for guests of The Smithsonian.

 

We will also be hosting a panel discussion on synesthesia. Hear from a neuropsychologist and two synesthetes about this extraordinary neurological phenomenon in which two or more of the senses intertwine... and discover if you might be a synesthete too! The engaging panel will also feature the work of artist and synesthete Christina Eve whose artwork will be on display in the Fusion STEAM gallery showing of Seeing Sounds and Painting Music! To learn more about the three panelists click here. 

This event has been known to sell out, so don't wait – purchase your $16 ticket today!

More special programming:

  • Test your ninja skills in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer, presented by Nemours Children’s Health System.
  • Trivia tournaments with topics like Jurassic Park, Cryptozoology and more!
  • Enjoy Map Making and Knot Tying in The Hive: A Makerspace.
  • Screen print your own poster with a dinosaur on it!
  • Watch Plein Air Artists paint your favorite prehistoric pals in DinoDigs.
  • Meet community partners like Florida Fossil Hunters, Sweet City Gelato, Hard Rock Orlando, USS Haven Star Trek Group and more.
  • Participate in prehistoric hands-on experiments in Dr. Dare’s Lab.
  • Tasty bites and adult beverages available for purchase.
  • Experience the Science Center in a whole new way… without kids!

 

Limited tickets are on sale now for just $16. Guests must be 21 and up to attend. 

 

Our all-new program is available for download. Click here to plan out your Science Night Live from speakers to trivia and workshops!

 

Members of Orlando Science Center receive FREE admission with promo code. To renew or purchase a membership click here

Synesthesia: Why Some People Hear Color or Taste Sound

Synesthesia is a rare neurological anomaly, estimated to affect about three to five percent of the population in which the senses (smell, taste, sight, touch, and sound) intertwine. For example, associating certain letters with specific colors or tasting specific sounds. For synesthetes, it’s completely normal, for most of us it’s hard to imagine.

 

For this reason, Orlando Science Center’s adults-only Science Night Live event is thrilled to host a panel on Synesthesia featuring two synesthetes and a neuropsychologist on August 17! The engaging panel will feature the work of artist and synesthete Christina Eve whose artwork will be on display in the Fusion STEAM gallery during Science Night Live.

 

Click here to purchase your $16 Science Night Live ticket now!

About the Panel:

Christina Eve
Musician, Visual Artist and Synesthete

Christina Eve’s synesthesia comes in the form of visualizing sounds. Inherently attracted to music at a young age, she has pursued a career in music, and it wasn’t until a few years ago she discovered she had synesthesia.

 

“As a synesthete, listening to music is always an extraordinary experience since my ears, eyes, heart, and mind are all inundated. This experience of seeing sound is so remarkable, I cannot help but put these beautiful images on to canvas, so those who cannot see sound can experience this magical dimension of sound.”

 

Michael van Gelder
Photography Instructor, Musician and Synesthete

Michael van Gelder’s synesthesia is similar although no two synethetes see things the exact same way. "Since my earliest memories, sounds have been linked with colors, shapes and textures. I "listen" & "see" differently than most. It affects my everyday existence and only until recently did I discover there was a name for it. Synesthesia is a part of me, it shapes the music and photographs I create and the world around me as only I perceive it. For me, my synesthesia is a beautiful gift."

 

Dr. Megan Sherod
Clinical Associate Professor and Neuropsychologist

Dr. Sherod is a Clinical Associate Professor and Neuropsychologist in both the Department of Psychology, and the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sherod also holds a specialty certification in Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation, and Clinical Neuroscience from the University of Florida.

 

She is the Founder and Director of the UCF Adaptive Community Program which pairs UCF students, faculty, and staff with members of the Orlando community that have survived stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and/or are living with a neurodegenerative disease.

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s adults-only night is back on August 17! From dinosaur trivia to prehistoric experiments and a special guest speaker all the way from THE Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – you won’t want to miss this 21+ event. Tickets are known to sell out for this event.

 

Click the button below to purchase your $16 ticket today. Or, if you’re a Member of Orlando Science Center, check your email to reserve your FREE ticket!

Top Five Ways To Begin A Stargazing Hobby

Ever find yourself looking to the shimmering, starry night sky wanting to learn more about what cosmos and constellations are above you? Astronomy can be an expensive hobby, but the good news is you don’t need a telescope to enjoy the night sky! Our space experts here at Orlando Science Center have compiled the best stargazing tips for beginners, so you can enjoy the stars and constellations above.

 

If you find that you can’t get enough of stargazing, head to Orlando Science Center to peer through telescopes on the terrace* during Science After Sundown on Fridays and Saturday evenings through August 10. Additionally, from November 8 to February 22 you can enjoy the observatory* and telescopes during Star-Studded evenings! 

 

For even more space during the summer, check out our roster of celestial films like "Apollo 11: First Steps Edition," "First Man," "Journey to Space" and more! Click here for showtimes.

 

*Weather permitting.

 

  1. Star Finder App –If you are unfamiliar with navigating the night sky, you’ll want to bring a star finder app to assist. There are several options available for both iOS and Android like Star Walk, Sky Guide, or even Google Sky Map. If you are serious about learning the sky, you may also want to consider printing out some star maps and learning how navigate by hand. You’ll be able to familiarize yourself in not time!
  2. Red Flashlight – If you’ve ever been to our observatory, you probably noticed that we only use red light when stargazing. Red light is the lowest energy form of visible light and so allows us to keep our night vision intact, therefore allowing us to see the sky in more detail. You can also change the display on your phone to show red light so that you can use your device without sacrificing visibility. Click here for an inexpensive and highly reviewed red flashlight from Amazon, and if you’d like to help out Orlando Science Center at the same time, please consider using smile.amazon.com and making Orlando Science Center your preferred charity. By doing so, Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to support our engaging programs and exhibits.
  3. Chairs and Blankets – If you are going to be trekking to a dark area to stargaze, you may want to stay a while. So why not be comfortable? Make sure to bring some folding chairs or blankets so you can sit back and watch the sky for hours.
  4. Bottles of Water – Anywhere that is dark enough for sky viewing is likely not going to have a clean source of drinking water. You’ll want to bring some reusable bottles of water to stay hydrated. And maybe your favorite snacks! Remember, if you venture out into nature leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures and kill nothing but time. If you do bring snacks, remember to take the wrappers and any other trash home with you.
  5. Bug spray – Any time you are going to be outside for any significant length of time, you’ll definitely want to bring some bug spray. This is especially true in Florida and especially, especially true in summer.

$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!

 

*Supplies are limited so we encourage you to bring your own bin to ensure you'll get to participate! Plastic materials that would work are large detergent containers, one gallon jugs, 2-liter soda bottles, cat litter containers, and large buckets!

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