Adults-Only Science Night Live

Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs…with some adult beverages, of course! Bring your friends, or make it a date night, and join us for a unique and ever-changing experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity!

This event has been known to sell out and tickets are available online only for just $15.95, so get yours before they’re gone!


Kick Off The Summer With Science Night Live on June 1!

Orlando Science Center’s adults-only event, Science Night Live is back.

For just $16, guests (21 and up only) are invited to enjoy all four floors of the Science Center– without kids!


Shake up your typical Saturday night routine with special programming like:

  • Dissect a squid in Dr. Dare’s Lab.
  • Take a Gyo-taku fish printing workshop and create your own unique, reusable tote bag in The Hive: A Makerspace.
  • Indulge in ninja nostalgia with our newest exhibit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer and experience the Science Live show ‘Enter the Dojo.’ Learn what it means to be a ninja in this interactive (and hilarious) show.
  • Participate in Science Trivia.
  • Experience live animals and Coral Reef talks in NatureWorks.
  • Delve into the Great Bear Rainforest and Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland in the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
  • Enjoy adult beverages under the stars on the SunTrust Terrace.


Join Dr. Joseph Donoghue, a Coastal Marine Geologist from the University of Central Florida for a riveting talk on Knowledge vs. Belief in Climate Change. Explore how climate misinformation and disinformation have obscured the fact that climate has been changing constantly for most of Earth’s history, and discover how the means exist to reverse this trend, but climate misconceptions have slowed progress.


Then journey through an unprecedented photographic history of Apollo 11, the space mission that defined an era. Contribute to conversations with historian and authority J.L. Pickering who has archived rare space images for more than 40 years and journalist John Bisney who has covered the space program for CNN, the Discovery Science Channel, and SiriusXM Radio.


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Meet Two Engineers Bringing Human Spaceflight Back to The United States

Melanie Weber and Louis Atchison To Speak At Science Night Live on March 2

The final frontier, the great unknown, or as we like to call it – SPACE. From Galileo looking to the cosmos almost 400 years ago to the first steps on the moon, and everything in between – the world’s fascination with space exploration is one trait we all have in common. For three decades, NASA sent American astronauts into orbit, each with different missions, triumphs, and even tragedies. During this time, the United States learned vital information about the vast darkness above us.


Since NASA’s Space Shuttle Program ended in 2011, the United States has not been able to send astronauts to space from American soil. However, one company has been working tirelessly toward bringing human spaceflight back to the U.S. Enter Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner. This 21st-century space capsule will restore America’s independence in human spaceflight by sending three astronauts – two from NASA and one from Boeing – into space later this year.


Two engineers from the remarkable team tasked with creating this vessel will be at Science Night Live on March 2 to speak to guests and answer questions. Melanie Weber and Louis Atchison, the lead for the Launch Pad Team and chief of Launch and Recovery Operations, respectively, will give two presentations together – don't miss this opportunity to connect with them before they make history!


Melanie’s roles include the design of hardware that supports crew and cargo, and for developing ground operations and launch procedures at the Space Launch Complex-41 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. A fashion aficionado, she explores her artistic talents while creating different elements of the Starliner’s interior. She even had a hand in creating the landing airbag for the spacecraft that is actually modeled after vehicle airbags. Melanie will be one of the last people the three astronauts see before they launch.


Louis, on the other hand, will be one of the first people to welcome the Starliner’s crew safely back to Earth. In fact, it will be the first time in history that a capsule-shaped spacecraft lands on American soil instead of in the ocean. Louis also directs both the real-time integrated launch countdown and landing site operations for the spacecraft. An aspiring astronaut, Louis has been working for nearly 15 years on a variety of leadership roles including the complete lifecycle of complex space systems. From the design to the launch and recovery – this commercial pilot and certified SCUBA diver has seen it all!


So, what are you waiting for? Grab your $16 tickets to Science Night Live on March 2 and make sure you set an alarm for this unmissable opportunity to hear from Melanie and Louis – and ask them any questions you have about their exciting mission.

More Science Night Live Experiences

  • Starliner Space Launch Simulation – Stop by the Boeing table and get your hands on a pair of 360 VR goggles to experience an out-of-this-world virtual trip of a lifetime.
  • Food and adult beverages available for purchase.
  • Explore Above and Beyond presented by Boeing – Take an elevator to space, design your own jet and race against your friends and more!
  • Workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace and experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab.