Otronicon: The Complete Guide

Orlando's favorite tech expo and science festival is BACK!

Now held on President's Day Weekend, Otronicon brings together some of the top minds in science and technology in the Central Florida region. As a celebration of innovation and lifelong learning, the festival serves as a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience the best in STEM advancements. Join us to gain exclusive access to highly specialized surgical robots, contribute firsthand to the sustainability of coastal ecosystems, and test out the latest advancements in immersive virtual reality. 

FAQs

Have questions about Otronicon? Here's everything you need to know about the festival!

How do I buy tickets?

Admission to Otronicon is included with general admission to Orlando Science Center. Please remember to reserve your timed-entry tickets online prior to arrival to guarantee and expedite entry. Tickets can be purchased here.

What's happening during Otronicon?

Otronicon has a wide assortment of exhibits, workshops, live shows, gaming competitions and more. Visit our calendar or check out the daily schedules below for a look at the full list of programming. 

Otronicon 2022 - Friday Schedule

Otronicon 2022 - Saturday Schedule

Otronicon 2022 - Sunday Schedule

Otronicon 2022 - Monday Schedule

Does Otronicon admission include Science Night Live?

No, Science Night Live is a separately ticketed event. Our 21+ adults night begins at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday February 19. Tickets can be purchased here.

Where do I park?

Parking is available in the Orlando Science Center parking garage. If you are able to, please consider carpooling. On Saturday and Sunday, overflow parking will be available in case the garage reaches capacity. 

Overflow Parking Instructions

Will there be live shows?

Yes! Join WeFlip for a high-energy acrobatic show with a science twist, or explore the science of suds with America's Got Talent star Blaise Ryndes as he performs his incredible Sphere's Bubble Show. Here's a schedule of Otronicon programming in our theaters: 

Friday:

11:30 a.m. — Diversity in STEM - Panel Discussion highlighting the importance of diversity in STEM fields & how panelists created opportunities for underserved communities.

2:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. — WeFlip Acrobatic Science Live! Show

Saturday: 

2:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. —WeFlip Science Acrobatic Science Live! Show

Sunday:

1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. — Spheres Bubble Shows - Expand the Universe Tour

Monday:

1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. - Spheres Bubble Shows - Expand the Universe Tour

How do I register for workshops and competitions?

Registration for workshops and gaming competitions will take place on-site in the Club House on Level 1. Registration closes 15 minutes prior to the event, but please be aware that space is limited and slots often fill long before this deadline. Please proceed to registration upon arrival to guarantee your spot in any workshops or competitions you are interested in.

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

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

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or see Plan Your Visit.

From Sci-Fi to Sci-Fact: Teaching with What is on Trend

From the moons of Jupiter to the fictional moons of Endor, Orlando Science Center doesn’t just keep up with science, we keep up with science fiction! Our primary mission is to inspire science learning for life, but who says learning can’t be fun? Our educators are masters at merging pop culture and trending topics with our curriculum to create iconic experiences that educate and entertain.

 

From Star Wars to superheroes, from Harry Potter to Minecraft and more, our educators and science interpreters develop hands-on activities that connect your interests to science learning. For example, we have a MARVEL-ous way of teaching Newton’s Laws of Physics, elasticity, and the power of electromagnets in our live Super Science Show. Find out if you’re worthy enough to lift Thor’s hammer or rival the powers of the X-Men using science!

 

Our vision is to be the spark that ignites innovation. Whether guests want to learn about physics for a spell, brew up some chemistry, or discover even Stranger Things, our themed break camps, workshops, and experiments can spark an interest in anyone! Our live science shows explore topics ranging from electricity to states of matter to thrill and educate audiences.The same dramatic flair is on display within our traveling exhibit hall as science interpreters present original interactive content inspired by the current exhibit. From ninja moves to neuron training, each new exhibit is a chance to experience something new.

 

How about a trend that finally gives you a reason to put your phone down? The Hive: A Makerspace has taken hands-on learning full S.T.E.A.M ahead. Capitalizing on the maker movement, which empowers participants to move from consumers to creators,The Hive provides the latest tools to help you turn your ideas into a reality. From 3D printing to wearable tech,The Hive challenges guests to reach outside their comfort zone and create something truly unique.

 

Engaging audiences creates a pathway to learning both inside the Science Center and out in the community. Our education team has a library of unique hands-on STEM activities that make science come alive for students during either an in-class workshop or a Family Science Night after hours at their school. Our education team leverages the latest trends, whether it’s virtual reality, robots or flying drones, while connecting to educational state standards, and inspiring students to take the next step toward achieving their true potential.

 

Our newly developed drone program is currently taking flight at schools throughout Central Florida. This opportunity gives students the chance to learn different ways drones are used to solve real- world problems while actively getting their hands on emerging technology. If you’d like to learn more about what our educators could bring to your child’s school, please contact our team at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.