Holiday Fun at the Science Center

Orlando Science Center has holiday fun down to a science!

Join us through December for wintry programming, including our Dinos In Lights festive show and "cool" holiday activities like live shows, gift-making activities, winter-themed experiments, and more!

Dinos In Lights

Add some sparkle to the holiday season and see some of your favorite creatures from the Cretaceous in a whole new light with the festive Dinos In Lights show at Orlando Science Center! 
Join STAN the T-Rex and his fossil friends in DinoDigs as they show off their twinkling talent in a festive display of music and light. Each family-friendly show will run about four minutes.
This dazzling light show is included in general admission for a limited time so don't miss out! Be sure to see it multiple times on your visit as the experience is different from every angle. Shows begin every 30 minutes between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily from November 14 through January 4.

Winter Science Month Programming

Celebrate togetherness & collaboration during this winter science season! Participate in cool STEM activities and learn about the science behind your favorite New Year's Eve fireworks with a live KABOOM show, or go green and get some hand-made holiday gift inspiration in The Hive: A Makerspace and KidsTown Studio!

Orlando Science Center is open 7 days a week through January 24 for maximum holiday fun! View the Science Live! Schedule before you arrive for a list of that day's special activites. 

*Orlando Science Center will be closed on November 26 and December 24-25

An OSC Science Program Interpreter explodes a balloon of flammable gas on stage during a KABOOM! Live Show

Cool Kids Only Night at the Museum

December 19, 2020

During Kids Night at the Museum youth ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to chill in exhibit halls, experience some (literally) cool science programming, and enjoy dinner and a film in age-appropriate small groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Caregivers can enjoy a stress and child-free evening on the town while children have an entertaining experience of their own exploring the wonders of everything the Science Center has to offer. 

two kids playing with lights

Come for the sites, stay for the lights! 

Plunge into the heart of the drama and ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii. Spectacular immersive moments allow you to experience the destruction of the city and to identify with the inhabitants of that time, immobilized by the volcano’s ashes.

Through genuine artifacts and artwork, interactive mechanical devices, and multimedia experiences, you will embark on a journey through time into the daily life of a first-century Roman town with blockbuster exhibit Pompeii: The Immortal City

Guests watching a film in 360 theater

We've got holiday shopping down to a science! 

Don't forget to stop by The Science Store for a great way to get a head start on your holiday shopping, while supporting your local Science Center!

Are you a member? Show your Membership card at The Science Store and receive 10% off your purchase!

Gift Memberships are also available so you can give the gift of science all year long!

cartdboard cutout of a t-rex with christmas lights

Want to experience Winter Science Month all season long? Consider becoming a member so you can come back as often as you'd like to participate in all of the holiday programming!