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! 

Moon Fest – 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Get ready for lift off! July is Astronomy Month at Orlando Science Center, and this one is extra special.

50 years ago, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed two people on the Moon, forever marking the day in history as one of the humankind’s most significant achievements. In every sense of the phrase, the moon landing was “one giant leap for mankind,” as the human race discovered the impossible can be achieved if we just work together. Exploring the Final Frontier has and continues to be one of the greatest collaborations in history, uniting people around the world.

 

During this month we hope to bring the Central Florida community together to commemorate 50 years, and inspire the next set of engineers, astronauts, mathematicians, coders, and inventors who will land on, explore and possibly live on Mars.

Join us all July for special films, programming, help us break a world record and of course join us for our biggest event of the summer: Moon Fest! 

Moon Fest Experiences:

  • Special Live Shows like Peeps in SPACE, and To Infinity and Kaboom: the chemistry of rocket science!
  • We're turning Dr. Dare's Lab into a celestial laboratory with black lit space-themed experiments!
  • Discover what it takes to be an astronaut in our Astronaut Training Facility.
  • Catch First Man and WALL-E in the Digital Adventure Theater and Journey to Space, and Apollo 11: First Steps Edition in the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
  • Participate in a Martian Egg Drop Challenge in DinoDigs!
  • Create your own screen printed Moon Fest t-shirt in The Hive: A Makerspace.
  • Laser Light Shows to the tunes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd: Dark Side of The Moon and more!
  • Saturday only: Stay until 11:00 p.m. for Science After Sundown, with limited Moon Fest programming like telescope viewings on the Terrace, late night films and more!

More Astronomy Month Experiences:

July 1 – Apollo 11: First Steps Edition premieres in the Dr. Phillips CineDome
Apollo 11 gives us an inside look at one of the greatest achievements in human history, with more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings and never before seen 65 mm footage. See the moon mission from the perspectives of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, as well as the spectators on the ground.

 

July 5 – Science After Sundown begins
On Fridays and Saturdays from July 5 through August 10, the Science Center will host “Science After Sundown” with telescope viewings on the Terrace, special workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family, Hollywood films in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open until 11:00 p.m.

 

July 16 – World Record Rocket Launch Day
Be a part of a world record for most rockets launched in a single day! Join the celebration around the world and launch stomp rockets at Orlando Science Center on July 16, 2019! Join us in celebrating the launch of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket with paper rockets launched by air pressure in Loch Haven Park.

Click here to learn more about this event.