Central Florida Wedding Showcase ♥ Unveil 2021 Wedding Vendor Recap

From dancing to decor, meet some of the best vendors around, all in Central Florida wedding showcase! 

Unveil is Orlando Science Center’s annual wedding showcase. We invite couples who are wedding planning in Central Florida to see our event spaces dressed to the nines, and give them the opportunity to meet with some of our favorite wedding vendors! Couples can leave with a clear picture of how their wedding venue can look and a list of all of the vendors they need to start planning the wedding of their dreams. This event offers a unique opportunity for engaged couples to experience the Science Center in wedding mode as opposed to museum mode – after hours, beautiful décor, perfect lighting, dance floor, and all!

One of the best parts about Unveil is the incredible vendors who participate and truly make this showcase a one-stop-shop for wedding planning. Our preferred vendors are some of the best in Central Florida, and the way they transform OSC into a picture-perfect wedding venue never ceases to amaze us!  Our Unveil vendors have you covered with everything from florals and lighting, to candy tables and pet sitter services.

Our wedding packages include access to all three of our event spaces, and couples who attended Unveil were able to see these spaces set for the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Apart from helping them envision what their wedding could look like at one of the most unique event spaces in Central Florida, Unveil gave couples a chance to see what our vendors could do for them at OSC!

We are also excited to announce that our Central Florida wedding showcase will be a bi-annual event, with another Unveiling of Orlando Science Center on August 18th, 2021! Check out updates on our Unveil Wedding Showcase, or learn how to start planning your OSC wedding!

Check out photos of our Unveil February 2021 event, and our incredible vendors who made it all possible:

  • Florals provided by Flowers by Lesley
  • Furniture provided by Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
  • Lighting provided by Junction 88 Productions
  • Drapery provided by Swag Decor
  • Terrace Styling by Pavone Events
  • Photos provided by Ashley Jane Photography and Live Happy Studios

Caterers who’ll make your day delicious!

Arthur’s Creative Events & Catering

Contact information:

407-331-1993
info@arthurscatering.com

Caterer preparing food
Caterer preparing food at Central Florida wedding showcase

Premier Event Services

Contact information:

Jeremy Tirpak
407-285-0284
sales@premiereventservices.net

Food buffet in dinosaur exhibit
A nicely folded cloth napkin on a nice place

Puff ‘n Stuff

Contact information:

Event Planning Team
407-629-7833
weddings@puffnstuff.com   

 

a table with pink cloth decorated with food and flowers
a close up of a decorated table with flowers and candles at Central Florida wedding showcase

Entertainment for every type of wedding!

Junction 88 Productions

Contact information:

M.J. Farb
407-293-2728
DJMJ@junction88.com

 

chairs set up for a wedding with purple lighting and a moon backdrop
Junction 88 wedding entertainment sign

Our DJ Rocks

Contact information:

Kristin Wilson
407-509-9786
info@ourdjrocks.com

 

DJ booth on the terrace

Photobooth Rocks

Contact information:

Jennie Smith
407-509-9786
jennie@photoboothrocks.com

a DJ booth on the terrace

Felix and Fingers Dueling Pianos

Contact information:

Nate Rodriguez
407-988-6015
nate@ felixandfingers.com

two musicians at dueling pianos

Jeff Scott Guitarist

Contact information:

Jeff Scott
407-365-3601
jsgtrman@yahoo.com

Jeff Scott playing a guitar

Photography & videography to remember the wedding of your dreams!

Ashley Jane Photography

Contact information:

Ashley Jane
563-528-1152
ashley@ashleyjane-photography.com

a table of photo books in front of a dinosaur

Live Happy Studio

Contact information:

Kellie Warren
407-221-4379
kellie@livehappystudio.com

Rudy & Marta Photography

Contact information:

Rudy Montilla
321-270-9524
info@rudyandmarta.com

A sign for Rudy & Marta Photography at Central Florida wedding showcase

Desserts for every sweet tooth!

Espresso Events

Contact information:

Mark Covey
407-718-9210
espressoeventsorlando@gmail.com

an espresso cart and table of sweets
a close up of flavored coffee syrups

Florida Candy Buffets

Contact information:

Farida Wazir
407-529-5880
Farida@floridacandybuffets.com

a table of food and decor in front of dinosaur fossils
cookies decorated with wedding rings
truffles displayed in a glass case

Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream

Contact information:

Karissa Steffen, Catering Manager
407-790-7257
catering@kellyshomemadeicecream.com

Kellys homemade ice cream flavors: chocolate peanut butter brownie, strawberry, passion fruit sorbet
A stack of Kellys Homemade Ice Cream cups

Sugar Divas Cakery

Contact information:

407-745-5594
info@sugardivascakery.com

a wedding cake in front of a T. Rex
A white wedding cake

Officiants to help you say the perfect “I Do’s”

The Ginger Officiant

Contact information:

Catherine Pick
386-383-2726
hello@thegingerofficiant.com

A table advertising The Ginger Officiant
The Ginger Officiant

Orlando Ceremonies by Kelly

Contact information:

Kelly
407-614-4645
orlandoceremoniesbykelly@gmail.com

Ceremonies by Kelly

Florist extraordinaire! 

Flowers by Lesley

Contact information:

Lesley Tweed
407 694 0624
Lesley@Flowersbylesley.com

flowers in a checked vase with a checkered dance floor in the background
a table full of flower arrangements
orange yellow red and pink flowers in a vase
Flowers around a lantern at the start of the aisle
Flowers arranged on a crescent moon structure

Rentals to make any space your own

Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals

Contact information:

Brittney Bouche
407-739-5740
brittney@orlandoweddingandpartyrentals.com

the terrace decorated for a wedding with chairs and a flower sculpture
clear chairs with a moon and flowers in the background
Giant letters lit up spelling out LOVE
an elegant table setting
a display of different table settings
tables in front of a flower curtain backdrop
a wedding table with place settings and flowers in front of a dinosaur

Swag Décor

Contact information:

Tommy Murphy
407-666-9123
Tommy.Murphy@swagdecor.com

flower curtain backdrops

Orlando Flower Walls

Contact information:

Angelica Rodriguez
407- 917-9990
info@orlandoflowerwalls.com

pink, white, and red flower wall
a couple taking a selfie in front of a white rose flower wall

Planning services that’ll be your guiding hand through it all!

Pavone Events

Contact information:

Andrea Pavone
321-297-7083
andrea@pavoneevents.com

A display of signs and flowers for Pavone wedding services
A flower display from Pavone Wedding Services

Wedding Venue Map

Contact information:

Shannon Tarrant
407-917-6714
hello@weddingvenuemap.com

a display for Wedding Venue Map

JOMO Elopement & Honeymoon Planning

Contact information:

Dana Colvin
407-744-5580
dana@heyjomo.com

a display for JMO Elopement & Honeymoon Planning

Beauty!!

Bridal by OUAB

Contact information:

Jolie Murray
407-738-8246
Jolie@bridalbyouab.com

A sign reading: Bridal and makeup for the fun loving, love obsessed bride

The Bridal Finery

Contact information:

Tali Gallo
407-960-5225
tali@thebridalfinery.com

A display of earrings, necklaces, and bracelets
wedding dresses

It’s all in the details!

Aloft Orlando Downtown

Contact information:

Laurin Fuller, Director of Sales
407-658-9333
laurin.fuller@aloftorlandodowntown.com

A wall of green with a display of photos

Apollo’s Chariots

Contact information:

407-490-3313
info@apolloschariots.com

FairyTail Pet Care

Contact information:

Ilana Karcinski / Kelly Maronpot
813-701-9663
woof@fairytailpet.com

a table display for Fairytale Pet Care

Omarvolous Productions

Contact information:

Marianthy Troupos Mendez
321-251-0017
mtroupos@omarvelousproductions.com

A sign for Omarvolous Production

Tootles Event Sitters

Contact information:

Tyneshia Perine & Marcia Van de Kieft
407-349-7749
Info@TootlesEventSitters.com

 

a booth of fun kids toys

 

Otronicon shares a big sustainability message with the Tiny Green Home

This Tiny Green Home is making a BIG difference!

Visitors to Otronicon on February 12-15 will see green when they check out our Tiny Green Home, a hands-on experience to increase sustainability education and awareness in Central Florida. Built by Orlando Utilities Commission, the City of Orlando and Orlando Science Center, the 200-square-foot home will premiere to the public during Otronicon and be available for scheduled tours throughout the event.

This diminutive abode offers a hands-on experience through interactive displays that educate visitors on energy and water conservation measures, sustainability rebates, vehicle electrification, renewables, composting, food gardens and other efficiency methods. It includes a functioning roof-top solar array and a rain barrel to collect and conserve water, among other green features visitors can add to their own homes.

Part of the American Cities Climate Challenge grant, the $100,000 project is funded equally by OUC and the City, along with a $15,000 grant from The Natural Resources Defense Council. 

The Tiny Green Home, a partnership between OUC, the City of Orlando and Orlando Science Center, is an educational resource showcasing the benefits of:

  1. Energy and water conservation
  2. Renewable energy
  3. Sustainability rebates
  4. Vehicle electrification,
  5. Composting
  6. Growing your own food
  7. Sustainability programs from OUC, the City, and OSC.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn this tiny home’s big message about sustainability. Tours will be scheduled during Otronicon and included with event admission. Following Otronicon, The Tiny Green Home will be available again for touring during Spring Break, March 12-21.

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

General Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors and students, and $15.00 for youth (ages 2-11).

Are you curious about a career in tech? Check out Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life • Powered by Black Orlando Tech 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000.

Drop by Otronicon and Drop Off Old Tech at Aeras Foundation Tech Drive and Visit STEM Mobile Lab

Get a jump on your spring cleaning and help end the Digital Divide

OSC is partnering with Aeras Foundation to help increase technology accessibility in our community! We are coming together to address the Digital Divide and bridge the gap between families with access to technology and communications tools and those without.

During Otronicon weekend, Aeras Foundation will be hosting a Tech Drive at the Science Center and collecting gently used technology that they will repair and redeploy to local students and families in need. Device donations are being sought from both corporations and individuals.

Join us in ensuring our local students have the technology they need to thrive by donating your gently used laptops and tablets!

Thank you for helping us give those without access to technology the same opportunity as those who do!

After making your donation to the tech drive, please visit Osceola County's STEM Mobile Lab, which will on display at Entrance A next to Aeras Foundation's tent through Monday. The STEM Mobile Lab hosts several fun activities to stimulate learning and discovery. Nurture your burgeoning STEM skills inside this tech oasis, including learning how to program your very own robot! Also, check out flying drone demonstrations at scheduled times.

Drop off location:
Orlando Science Center Entrance A - Bus Loop (Camden Road)
777 E Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Donations can be made between 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturday, February 13 - Monday, February 15.

Please note: If you are planning on making a device donation and attending Otronicon, please drop your technology off at Entrance A before you park or as you are leaving the event.

Ending the digital divide

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

General Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors and students, and $15.00 for youth (ages 2-11).

Are you curious about a career in tech? Check out Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life • Powered by Black Orlando Tech 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000.

Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life • Powered by Black Orlando Tech

Are you curious about a career in tech?

High school seniors, college students, recent grads and those looking to transition into a tech career are invited to Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life powered by Black Orlando Tech!

This event will introduce aspiring and emerging tech enthusiasts to the diverse career and entrepreneurial opportunities in tech by showcasing what a day in the life of a tech professional looks like. These tech professionals will also share their journey to their current careers.

Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life will begin with a 45-minute panel discussion by industry leaders from Black Orlando Tech, followed by a 30 minute Q&A session.  

Panelists include: 

  • (Moderator) Kelda Senior -  BOT Communications Chair 
  • Bill Little - NASA 
  • Dr. Melissa Walwanis - Deputy Director of Research & Technology Programs, Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division
  • Ayesha Benjamin - Senior Enterprise Security IT Product Manager, EA Games
  • Dr. Maya Byfield - Founder and Director, Phenomenal STEM(ist) 
  • Gabe Perez - Certified Information Technology/Security Professional, Advent Health
  • Liz Lytle - Communications Strategist, Curley & Pynn

After the presentation concludes, attendees will be able to network with presenters in the exhibit hall.

Seating in the Digital Adventure Theater is first come, first served upon your arrival. Overflow seating will be available in the CineDome and includes a live-stream of the presentation and Q&A with the audience. 

Saturday, February 13, 2021
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Admission:

Adult - $15 non-members

Youth - $10 non-members

OSC Members - FREE, but must register in advance

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should attend this event?

This program recommended for high school and college students and professionals interested in starting a career in the tech industry.

How will the check-in process work?

  • Please make your way to the vestibule doors located on Level 2 of the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
  • All guests entering OSC will need to take part in a temperature and health screening and will need to wear an approved face covering during the check-in process.
  • Once your health screening is complete, please make your way to the next available green target located on the SkyBridge.
  • A member of our events team will confirm your reservation in lobby and issue a wristband.
  • To expedite your check-in, please bring a copy of your email confirmation with the bar code ready and valid photo ID, to the check-in table.
  • Once you have been checked in, you will be directed to one of the two theaters for seating.
  • Seating in the Digital Adventure Theater is first come, first served upon your arrival. Overflow seating will be available in the CineDome and includes a live-stream of the presentation and Q&A with the audience.

What safety measures will be implemented to keep participants safe?

  • As a prerequisite for admission, we are asking all guests to wear a face covering and have their temperature checked before participating in Tech Connect. While in attendance, all guests are asked to please follow social distancing guidelines and wash or disinfect hands frequently.
  • Face covering - must be snug fitting, secured with ties or ear loops, and cover the nose and mouth. Face coverings made of mesh or sheer material or with holes or valves of any kind are prohibited.

What is the schedule for the night?

  • 6:00 p.m. - Guests check-in at the Box office
  • 6:15 p.m. - Panel Discussion begins (30 mins)
  • 6:45 p.m. - Moderated Q&A Session (30min)
  • 7:30 p.m. - Networking with presenters and exhibitors (60 mins)
  • 8:30 p.m. - Program Ends

Where do I park?

Parking for Tech Connect will take place in the garage and is free, starting at 6:00 p.m.

What if I need to cancel?

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellation and Refund Policy: All sales are final and will be honored only on the date selected so please be careful when purchasing. Except in the case of an event cancellation by Orlando Science Center, there are no refunds or exchanges allowed.

Otronicon Hours: February 12 - 15, 2021
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

General Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors and students, and $15.00 for youth (ages 2-11).

For more information, please call 407.514.2000.

February is Technology & Engineering Month Presented by FINFROCK

Build curiosity through technology & engineering!

With generous support from FINFROCK, Orlando Science Center is promoting awareness and appreciation for the wonders of technology and engineering throughout the month of February. Over the 21st century, many advancements and rapid evolutions within technology and engineering have gone hand-in-hand. The diverse fields that have emerged from within technology and engineering are helping solve our world’s greatest challenges.  From the products we use to improving our essential needs like housing, energy, healthcare, food, and water, innovations have impacted our daily lives.

Join us during Technology and Engineering Month presented by FINFROCK and discover the evolution and the modern-day achievements of technology and engineering. Engage in solving real-world challenges, learn about the various career opportunities within the industry, and build upon critical 21st-century skills such as creative problem-solving, collaboration, and communication. We have experiences highlighting technology and engineering for everyone this month!

Check out some of our workshops, films, and activities available:

  • The Hive: A Makerspace located on Level 3 will feature engineering-themed workshops and visitors will have the opportunity to get hands-on with technologies
  • Check out tech-themed activities such as computer games, droid building, Ozobot coding, and engineering-related videos during Tech Takeover
  • KidsTown Studio will feature open make engineering activities for our earliest learners and their caregivers
  • Special feature films in Dr. Phillips CineDome include Dream Big and Magic of Flight
  • Live demonstrations and appearances from industry experts including EcoSPEARS
  • and so much more!

Orlando Science Center relies on partnerships with industry experts to provide insight on how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pushes the boundaries of possibilities. As a long time friend and corporate partner, FINFROCK helps us inspire the next generation of STEM professionals and industry leaders. With their commitment and generous support, we are able to bring pivotal technology and engineering learning to life.

For over 75 years, FINFROCK has been committed to revolutionizing the technological advancement of engineering design and manufacturing. FINFROCK handles the design, manufacturing, and building of hundreds of projects a year for clients throughout Florida and across the nation. To learn more about FINFROCK, visit their website at www.finfrock.com. 

Play to Win with Powder Keg Gaming Competitions at Otronicon

Play, compete, and spectate in an awesome video game party!

Powder Keg Games hosts video game tournaments on consoles Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox. Titles include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Street Fighter, Pokken Tournament DX, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more!

 

Schedule

Friday, February 12, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (F1 v 1, 16 cap, Playstation 4)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Dragon Ball FighterZ (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Monday, February 15, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (F1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Pokken Tournament DX (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Consent Form & Ticket Packages

All participants under (18) years of age on the first day of attending the Otronicon event must submit a consent form upon entry to the event, signed by a caregiver, in order to participate in the gaming competitions.


 

Purchase a package that includes daily Otronicon admission and game competitions. Competitions have limited seating available and are $7 per participant, per game.

Please note that you MUST have a ticket to Otronicon to participate.

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

General Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors and students, and $15.00 for youth (ages 2-11).

For more information, please call 407.514.2000.

From Live Science to a Tiny Green Home — Don’t Miss These Experiences Only At Otronicon!

Have a BLAST during these can’t-miss experiences at Otronicon!

Prepare to be mesmerized by dazzling live shows and events occurring throughout the entire four days of Otronicon! In addition to exhibitors with cutting-edge technology to experience, Orlando Science Center will be hosting spectacles like none other. Discover technology that boggles the senses and learn from influential leaders in the tech industry today.

 

To Infinity and Kaboom!

How does a rocket get the power to make it into space? Learn about the science of space travel with live stage show To Infinity and Kaboom! in the Digital Adventure Theater.   

A person creating a green explosion on a stage

Try out some tech!

Ready Player One? Experience the evolution of video games in Dr. Dare's Club House on Level 1 with modern and vintage arcade games, droid assembly, and more!
 
Learn how technology helps us better understand the animals and world around us with daily talks from the Animal Keepers in NatureWorks.   
 
Stop by KidsTown for robot-themed programs throughout the event! Young tinkerers can enjoy a robot-themed StoryTime and stretch their maker muscles as they design their own crafty robot creation in Creative Corner.
 
Guests ages 8+ are invited to stop by The Hive: A Makerspace for LightBot and Scratch programming games and building with hydraulics.   
 

Have you ever wondered what’s inside the electronics we use every day? Take a break and join us for Tech Take Apart in Founders Room on Level 3. 

 

a young girl using a 3D doodler

Tiny Green Home Tours

Tiny Green Home is teaching how Central Florida how to make a BIG difference. On display in Loch Haven Park just outside the Cafe,  the Tiny Green Home promotes energy efficiency and sustainable energy by showcasing features like a solar array, green wall, water cistern, and window film.

To maintain social distancing, limited tours will be available from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. Stop by Idea Factory on Level 1 (next to NatureWorks) to sign up!

Tiny Home in a garden

Aeras Technologies STEM Bus and Tech Drive

Help increase technology accessibility in our community! 

Aeras Foundation will be hosting a Tech Drive during Otronicon and collecting gently used technology that they will repair and redeploy to local students and families in need. Get a jump on your spring cleaning by dropping off your old tech, and check out some of the exciting new technology!

 

four teens hold up a sign that says

Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life
Powered by Black Orlando Tech

Saturday, February 13, 2021
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Curious about a career path in technology? 
 
Hear from hiring managers and learn about the skills they look for in prospective candidates. Learn about the work culture and the environment as they share perspectives on working in the tech sector and share their own personal journey with a Q&A panel and networking opportunities. 
 
Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life Powered by Black Orlando Tech

Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students, and $15 for youth (ages 2-11). 

Otronicon Tech Connect: A Day in the Life is FREE for members*, $15 for adults, $10 for youth.

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily.

For more information, please call 407.514.2000.

Lunch in Pompeii • A Free Virtual Speaker Series in Partnership with UCF College of Sciences

Grab a sandwich or some coffee, and let's have lunch. In Pompeii! 

Travel plans canceled this year? Go back in time with “Lunch in Pompeii”, a free speaker series held through Zoom. Hosted between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., take a nice break from work or school, and tune in to learn about some of the artifacts that can be found in our latest exhibit Pompeii: The Immortal City.        

This collaboration with UCF and the Orlando Science Center started in 2019 with the launch of Knight at the Museum, a speaker series hosted at OSC. Lunch in Pompeii continues this partnership with a virtual speaker series to meet the needs of today's world and social distancing. These subject matter experts will help give us a uniquely in-depth look at various topics related to the exhibit. 

This speaker series is FREE, but you must RSVP to receive the Zoom link and login details.

*This series is recommended for students 13 years and older but younger students are welcome to join.   

How Metal Shaped Pompeii and the Roman Empire

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Metals were a fundamental part of Roman life, providing a wide range of weapons, coins, implements and jewelry. Given the scarcity of metals in Roman provinces, demand for these precious resources drove previously unprecedented scales of interaction and trade that affected linked Rome, including major trading centers like Pompeii, to the Roman provinces and beyond.

Dr. Joseph Lehner will examine how metal production and trade shaped the Roman world, and how the archaeological study of these materials give us extraordinary insight into not only the mechanics of the empire but also the daily lives of people who once lived there.

Lunch in Pompeii with Joseph-W.-Lehner
Dr. Joseph W. Lehner Ph.D.

Dailies and Delicacies: Getting a Taste of Pompeii

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dine like the ancient Pompeii citizens in a gustatio, a light lunch of starters! Our meals and the meals of those before us are very different. Here, you can attend a virtual tasting of daily fresh breads, drink a full-bodied raisin wine or posca, a cold, watered-down vinegar, and savor herbed olives in oil. Sounds delectamenti!

Dr. Lana Williams will give us a taste of why our modern system of tastes that seem so “naturally” preferable to us are very different from those of the past. The perfect meal of ancient Pompeii and the Roman World was one where all the tastes, and therefore all the virtues, would be simultaneously present.

Lunch in Pompeii with lana Williams
Dr. Lana Williams, Ph.D.

Fleeing Pompeii: Bodies Frozen in Time

Thursday, December 10, 2020

When the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius hit Pompeii in 79AD, its ash formed a protective shield around the bodies of the citizens. This created a type of mummification. Pompeiians are now called “ash mummies” due to the intactness of bodies.

Dr. Sandra Wheeler dives into how and why these preserved bodies provide several different insights into the deaths, but also the lives of every day Pomepiians.

Lunch in Pompeii with Sandra Wheeler
Dr. Sandra Wheeler Ph.D.

Learning From Lasers: Uncovering Pompeii With Chemical Laser Analysis

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lasers and Pompeii? Ancient and modern worlds collide in this presentation by Dr. Matthieu Baudelet. As an associate professor of Chemistry at UCF, Baudelet specializes in laser-based spectroscopy for forensic analysis.

Lunch in Pompeii with Matthieu Baudelet
Dr. Matthieu Baudelet Ph.D

Pompeii: The Immortal City is on display at Orlando Science Center from October 26, 2020 - January 24, 2021. Get your timed-entry tickets today!

Pompeii: the Immortal City Exhibit - Premiering October 26, 2020

Should You Have a Wedding Coordinator? Let OSC Wipe Away Your Wedding Day Worries

From ceremony to celebration, should you have a wedding coordinator to help you organize your special day?

Many couples wonder if they should have a wedding coordinator, and who will it be? That is the question!  

Weddings seem simple enough, so why don’t you just do it yourself or ask your parents or friends to help coordinate on the day of your wedding? These are valid points and good questions.

The best answer we can give you is that an Event Coordinator will make it so whoever is helping you plan the wedding before, gets to be themselves on the day-of. They should be allowed to feel every emotion without having to rush and make the day run smoothly.

Decor at a wedding
OSC wedding decor

That’s where your OSC wedding coordinator will step in. It is different everywhere you go, but consider asking each venue what their onsite coordinators do for you.

At Orlando Science Center, our events team works closely with vendors, and have created relationships that make it easy to communicate and work together to ensure every detail of a wedding is covered. Venue coordinators are a great resource to bounce ideas off of, as they’ve likely seen what has and hasn’t worked in the past.

Bride getting dressed for a wedding

What can an OSC wedding coordinator do for you? 

  • Walk you through the space and talk through your diagrams and layouts to make sure your ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception are set up just the way you want
  • Help move your guests from ceremony to cocktail hour, to reception
  • Speaking of Reception! Event Coordinators can place any DIY decor and centerpieces for you, as well as do checks with all your vendors to make sure everyone has what they need for set-up and the room is perfect when doors open
  • Conduct your wedding rehearsal and send everyone down the aisle on the big day
  • Communicate and coordinate with all your vendors for details like timelines, load-in schedules, vendor needs, etc.
  • Pack up at the end of the evening and send everything on it’s way with whoever the couple designates
  • Be there for you every step of the way!
Wedding decor centerpiece
wedding seating cards lined up

So, should you have a wedding coordinator? It’s easier to have a third party do these things on your big day. Coordinators are your representative and make sure what is important to you happens on that special day.

Whether it be placing a certain wine at your sweetheart table, putting out fires before you ever know something is off, or making sure you have your train bustled and boutonnieres pined, they are there for you!

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Intimate Weddings in Orlando: Small, Safe, and Stunning Central Florida Ceremonies

Central Florida couples can have their cake and celebrate too with intimate weddings in Orlando! 

How do you celebrate one of the happiest days of your life during one of the strangest times in history? Intimate weddings right here in Orlando may just be the perfect answer for you!

What is an intimate wedding? Typically with 50 guests or less, an intimate wedding is just that: an intimate gathering of the people you hold dearest in life, coming together to celebrate your love. It is also a much safer celebration that can grant some peace of mind to couples who are eager to tie the knot, but skeptical about their friends and family gathering in large crowds.

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At Orlando Science Center, you can celebrate your wedding day with a wonderful combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces, making for extraordinary wedding backdrops. Setting the scene for a wedding couldn’t be more exciting with our picturesque Terrace, interactive Our Planet exhibit hall, and a few larger-than-life friends in DinoDigs.

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U & Co Photography

Our intimate weddings package is available now for weddings of 50 guests or less, with everything below included:

 

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  • Access to all three of our event spaces, DinoDigs, Our Planet, The Terrace.
  • Dedicated Orlando Science Center event team who will work closely with you and your vendors to ensure that the wedding proceeds smoothly and efficiently.
  • Additional event staff dedicated to setting up and breaking down your wedding, greeting your guests, security, and custodial care.
  • All tables and chairs need for ceremony and reception.
  • Complimentary garage parking with a covered walkway.
  • Scheduled wedding rehearsal time Monday through Friday at 3:00 p.m.
  • Three hours of celebration time from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Two separate dressing rooms available after 4:00 p.m. on the wedding day.

A wedding, especially during these times, can bring a ray of light and hope. However, it’s important that safety remains a priority and risk is minimized as much as possible. Intimate weddings right here in Orlando can be the perfect union of safety and celebration!

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Live Happy Studio

Looking for wedding vendors who are rocking the intimate wedding scene in Orlando? Check out some of our preferred vendors and their intimate wedding packages:

Puff 'n Stuff: Customized Intimate Packages

“Puff ‘n Stuff is thrilled to be offering customized packages for intimate gatherings. With a focus on culinary interests such as individualized menu options for your guests, and Chef-inspired food stations our Special Event Planners are ready to help you create the most memorable and joyful celebration surrounded by your friends and family! Please contact Puff ‘n Stuff today to speak with one of our Special Event Planners.”

Live Happy Studio Photography: Intimate Photo Package or Photo + Video Package available.

“We love shooting intimate wedding photography. These weddings are so relaxed and they prove you don't have to have a huge wedding to see the love that day and capture some great wedding images. We work with couples to help them create the most memorable day ever, and we are here for any advice they may need on planning a smaller wedding.”

Junction 88: All-in-One Intimate Wedding Package

“Our intimate wedding package will include music and 1 microphone for the ceremony, the main DJ sound system for the reception, as well as all our online planning forms, music request system, and a planning session to create the timeline.”

Flowers by Lesley: Intimidate Wedding Package available

“We personalize our designs depending on the style and needs of the couple. We encourage our clients to email us some inspiration pictures and how many people in the wedding party along with colours and we can get a proposal together!”

Contact Us

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.