Science Night Live Brings A Special Guest Speaker All The Way From THE Smithsonian!

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s unique adults’ night out, is back on Saturday, August 17!

Orlando Science Center is thrilled to host a very special guest speaker all the way all the way from the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History! For one night only, guests 21 and up are invited to join Amy Bolton, the Lead Educator for Deep Time at The Smithsonian as she presents Lessons From the Field: An Educator’s Journey Distilling Paleontology For Museum Audiences.  Plus, enjoy an evening of hands-on workshops, prehistoric experiments, and explore the Science Center without the kids!

 

Join Amy Bolton as she explores her experiences working with paleontologists that have helped her turn complex scientific concepts into accessible and engaging learning moments for guests of the brand-new David H. Koch Hall of Fossils – Deep Time exhibit at The Smithsonian. The new exhibit explores our planet’s 4.6 billion years of history, and Amy’s team worked to bring deep time to life in an easily digestible way for anyone that explores the exhibit.

 

Through fossil-hunting expeditions charting ecosystems, changing through time to comparing microscopic scans of fossil gingko to chart future climate trends, Amy will share the inside scoop on how she has blended rigorous and open-ended scientific discovery with the similarly open-ended process of informal Museum exploration.

Deep Time Exhibit, Image courtesy of the Smithsonian

“Awe, wonder, curiosity and surprise. When I walk through the National Museum of Natural History’s exhibitions, these are the reactions I see in the visitors. It gives me hope because my job is to design and develop activities where almost anyone visiting the Museum can learn something new about the natural world. So I use that enthusiasm to ignite a fun, engaging learning opportunity.” – Amy Bolton on her work at The Smithsonian.

 

Learn more about Amy Bolton's exciting career for one night only at adults-only Science Night Live on August 17! Click here to RSVP on Facebook. 

 

Tickets have been known to sell out for this event, so get your $16 ticket today by clicking the button below! Members of Orlando Science Center receive FREE admission with promo code. To renew or purchase a membership click here

After you've heard from Amy, don't forget to sit it on the Synesthesia panel! Learn about this neurological anomaly from two synesthetes and a neuropsychologist. Click here to learn more about the panelists.

 

PLUS: participate in knot-tying or map making in The Hive: A Makerspace, screen print your own poster with a dino on it, enjoy prehistoric experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab, and explore Nickelodeon's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer, presented by Nemours Children's Health System one last time – without the kids! 

The Smithsonian And Synesthesia Take The Stage At Science Night Live on August 17!

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s unique adults’ night out, is back! Guests 21 and up are invited to enjoy an evening of hands-on workshops, prehistoric experiments, and a guest speaker all the way from the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History. Plus, learn about Synesthesia, and why some people hear color or taste sound from a neuropsychologist and two synesthetes!

 

Orlando Science Center is thrilled to host Amy Bolton, Lead Educator for Deep Time at The Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. Amy will share how her experience in working with paleontologists has helped her turn complex scientific concepts into accessible and engaging learning moments for guests of The Smithsonian.

 

We will also be hosting a panel discussion on synesthesia. Hear from a neuropsychologist and two synesthetes about this extraordinary neurological phenomenon in which two or more of the senses intertwine... and discover if you might be a synesthete too! The engaging panel will also feature the work of artist and synesthete Christina Eve whose artwork will be on display in the Fusion STEAM gallery showing of Seeing Sounds and Painting Music! To learn more about the three panelists click here. 

This event has been known to sell out, so don't wait – purchase your $16 ticket today!

More special programming:

  • Test your ninja skills in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer, presented by Nemours Children’s Health System.
  • Trivia tournaments with topics like Jurassic Park, Cryptozoology and more!
  • Enjoy Map Making and Knot Tying in The Hive: A Makerspace.
  • Screen print your own poster with a dinosaur on it!
  • Watch Plein Air Artists paint your favorite prehistoric pals in DinoDigs.
  • Meet community partners like Florida Fossil Hunters, Sweet City Gelato, Hard Rock Orlando, USS Haven Star Trek Group and more.
  • Participate in prehistoric hands-on experiments in Dr. Dare’s Lab.
  • Tasty bites and adult beverages available for purchase.
  • Experience the Science Center in a whole new way… without kids!

 

Limited tickets are on sale now for just $16. Guests must be 21 and up to attend. 

 

Our all-new program is available for download. Click here to plan out your Science Night Live from speakers to trivia and workshops!

 

Members of Orlando Science Center receive FREE admission with promo code. To renew or purchase a membership click here

Synesthesia: Why Some People Hear Color or Taste Sound

Synesthesia is a rare neurological anomaly, estimated to affect about three to five percent of the population in which the senses (smell, taste, sight, touch, and sound) intertwine. For example, associating certain letters with specific colors or tasting specific sounds. For synesthetes, it’s completely normal, for most of us it’s hard to imagine.

 

For this reason, Orlando Science Center’s adults-only Science Night Live event is thrilled to host a panel on Synesthesia featuring two synesthetes and a neuropsychologist on August 17! The engaging panel will feature the work of artist and synesthete Christina Eve whose artwork will be on display in the Fusion STEAM gallery during Science Night Live.

 

Click here to purchase your $16 Science Night Live ticket now!

About the Panel:

Christina Eve
Musician, Visual Artist and Synesthete

Christina Eve’s synesthesia comes in the form of visualizing sounds. Inherently attracted to music at a young age, she has pursued a career in music, and it wasn’t until a few years ago she discovered she had synesthesia.

 

“As a synesthete, listening to music is always an extraordinary experience since my ears, eyes, heart, and mind are all inundated. This experience of seeing sound is so remarkable, I cannot help but put these beautiful images on to canvas, so those who cannot see sound can experience this magical dimension of sound.”

 

Michael van Gelder
Photography Instructor, Musician and Synesthete

Michael van Gelder’s synesthesia is similar although no two synethetes see things the exact same way. "Since my earliest memories, sounds have been linked with colors, shapes and textures. I "listen" & "see" differently than most. It affects my everyday existence and only until recently did I discover there was a name for it. Synesthesia is a part of me, it shapes the music and photographs I create and the world around me as only I perceive it. For me, my synesthesia is a beautiful gift."

 

Dr. Megan Sherod
Clinical Associate Professor and Neuropsychologist

Dr. Sherod is a Clinical Associate Professor and Neuropsychologist in both the Department of Psychology, and the School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sherod also holds a specialty certification in Neuropsychology, Neurorehabilitation, and Clinical Neuroscience from the University of Florida.

 

She is the Founder and Director of the UCF Adaptive Community Program which pairs UCF students, faculty, and staff with members of the Orlando community that have survived stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, and/or are living with a neurodegenerative disease.

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s adults-only night is back on August 17! From dinosaur trivia to prehistoric experiments and a special guest speaker all the way from THE Smithsonian Museum of Natural History – you won’t want to miss this 21+ event. Tickets are known to sell out for this event.

 

Click the button below to purchase your $16 ticket today. Or, if you’re a Member of Orlando Science Center, check your email to reserve your FREE ticket!

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!

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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.

PLUS:

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.

 

Limited tickets on sale now! Click the button below to purchase yours before they sell out!

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.