Curtis Rising Stars Challenge

Next Competition:

Grades K–2: February 1, 2020

Grades 3–5: February 15, 2020

The Curtis Rising Stars Science Challenge introduces young students to science competitions and helps them develop teamwork skills. The competition is open to students in Grades K–5, who register through their schools.


Students are first prepared through pre-activities and prompts with their class at school. The experience culminates in the day-long competition at Orlando Science Center, when students put their STEM skills into practice.



Curtis Rising Stars has become increasingly popular in the community, to best serve your needs we have expanded. Rising Stars is now Orlando Science Center’s elementary aged competition that will be hosted over two different days. Grades K–2 will compete on February 1, and Grades 3–5 will compete on February 15.

For more information about Orlando Science Center’s science competitions, please call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email



Application Deadline:
September 27, 2019

Space is limited; completing the application does not guaranteed a spot in the competition. 

More Resources

In addition to expanding this event we are also increasing support for educators.

Orlando Science Center will be hosting webinars leading up to competition day. These webinars are designed to increase educator comfort with the Rising Stars curriculum and what to expect during the event.


All Curtis Rising Star educator resources are free to use whether or not you choose to apply to the competition.


Curtis Rising Stars Educator Resources