You’re going to LOVE these date night ideas!

Valentine's Day means it's date night season! If you're looking for a unique date night experience no one will WINE about, we have some ideas for you. Visit Italy without leaving Orlando with Pompeii: The Immortal City, or go on a tour of wine country at the 10th annual Science of Wine!
 
So this year, give the gift of an experience you can treasure together forever! Tickets are available now and arrive in your inbox in minutes.

Unveil: Wedding Showcase 

February 26 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us as we unveil the Science Center for a night of free food, adult beverages, and wedding inspiration on February 26!

Don’t just imagine your perfect day, preview your decor and meet the vendors who can make your wedding dreams a reality at Unveil.

Limited complimentary tickets are remaining. RSVP today so you don't miss out!

Unveil Orlando Science Center with two t-rexs and a heart

Science Night Live

March 7 from 8:00 - 11:30 p.m.

Spark your curiosity through hands-on programs and fun exhibit including our brand-new escape room-esque exhibit, Top Secret: License to Spy!

 

Do you have an appetite for knowledge? Feed your mind! From coffee to kombucha, learn the science behind some of your favorite beverages. What do we know about the food of Pompeii and Imperial Rome? Joseph Hayes will be serving up some history with a Pompeii's Table preview!

The last Science Night Live sold out and tickets are available for just $16.

Science Night Live a 21+ event March 7 adults enjoying interactive exhibits

Pompeii's Table 

Events run from March 7 to July 23, 2020.

Enjoy sublime and ancient food that has survived Vesuvius' fury with a series of eight food and artistic events, featuring 15 of Orlando’s most inventive chefs and creative artists.

 

Explore the history and unique food of the 1st century Pompeian kitchen. Chefs were given a list of ingredients used in Pompeii (and told what wasn't available, like tomatoes and peppers) and based their exciting menus limited to that.

 

Chock full of the food, the wine, the spirit, and ancient ingredients, events have already started selling out!

Pompeii's Table on a mosaic background

10th Annual Science of Wine

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Enjoy a night of wining, dining, and learning featuring unlimited samplings from nearly 30 food partners, 150 fine wines to taste, spectacular presentations, live entertainment, and engaging activities.

 

Sip, savor and support the mission of Orlando Science Center and join us in a cheers to 10 years of Science of Wine!

Science of Wine. A man pouring wine in front of a planet

Pompeii: The Immortal City

June 6 - September 7

You don't need to book a flight to visit Italy this summer! With more than 100 artifacts, and an immersive 360 projection experience, Pompeii: The Immortal City will plunge visitors into the history and culture of Pompeii.

 

Visit your favorite Italian restaurant, then head in during our extended hours on Friday and Saturday evenings to experience this dramatic exhibit as part of your date night!

 

Get your timed-entry tickets with your preferred date and time today.

Pompeii the Immortal City

Escape into the World of Spies

What is an escape room? 

Escape rooms are a form of entertainment that have become popular within the last decade. The concept is to lock a team of participants in a room, where they must solve themed puzzles to gather clues, keys, and other helpful objects in a sequence. The goal is to find the way out of the room before time runs out. 

 

Top Secret: License to Spy is the newest escape room-esque exhibit to sneak into Orlando Science Center! This exhibition is an excellent demonstration of how scientific thinking can be used to solve problems in many aspects of everyday life. To accomplish the tasks featured in Top Secret: License to Spy, guests must use clues, critical thinking, communication and collaboration to solve the case of the Quantum Computer crime and save the day! All of these skills are also necessary for success in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). 

 

 However, Orlando Science Center and Top: Secret License to Spy are not the only places in Central Florida where you can practice using these skills. Try an escape room! 

Escape rooms aren’t found everywhere, but they have become relatively abundant in Central Florida, a national hub for tourism and attractions. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list so you can select your first (or next) escape room adventure!

 More Central Florida Escape Rooms: 

Escape Goat

Winter Garden

Room Options: Camp Echo, The Quest, Area 51

 

Escapology

International Drive area

Room Options: Under Pressure, Mansion Murder, Narco, Antidote, Budapest Express, Th3 C0d3

 

The Great Escape Room

Downtown Orlando

Room Options: Sherlock Holmes’ Library, Professor Moriarty’s Gameroom, Dr. Watson’s Infirmary

 

Lockbusters Escape Game

International Drive area

Room Options: The Collector, Bank Heist, Pirate Adventure, Chopper Down, Cremlocke Manor

 

MindQuest Escape Games

Universal Orlando Resort

Room Options: The Bomb, Diamond Heist, Mad Scientist, Cyber Crash, The Haunting

2020 – A Vision for the Future of Central Florida’s STEM Workforce

Just imagine – by 2050, your child could wake up to be driven in their autonomous vehicle to work on the Space Coast where humans will be taking off to colonize Mars. Orlando is home to the fastest growing STEM job market in the United States. As our global economy moves closer towards technology and automation, Orlando Science Center works to inspire and prepare the next generation for jobs in industries that may not even exist yet.

 

Our schools are preparing students academically and so is Orlando Science Center – with exhibits and activities that make learning fun and engaging. But preparing financially for postsecondary education is just as important.

 

As the newest Corporate Partner of Orlando Science Center, Florida Prepaid is helping to build the future STEM talent pipeline by helping families start saving early for college tuition costs. And now they’re supporting Orlando Science Center’s vision to create prosperity in your community through their generosity.

 

Technology has the power to create entirely new industries while automating positions that are routine and predictable. Many fear this rapid change in our economy and what that means for the future workforce, but Orlando is poised to grow exponentially during this new industrial revolution. In a new report from the Orlando Economic Partnership, it is anticipated there will be a huge demand not only for more jobs, but jobs that pay more. By 2030, Orlando is projected to create between 254,000 and 482,000 new jobs.

 

Of course, a career in autonomous vehicles, working on the next mission to Mars, or saving ocean wildlife from plastic contamination will require a new set of skills. K-12 and postsecondary education is a key component for the next generation of STEM workers who will fill these positions and change our world.

 

But with costs growing, a college education can seem out of reach for the average family. Orlando Science Center’s partner, Florida Prepaid, is a trusted resource that assists Florida families with saving for their child’s future. Florida Prepaid allows you to secure rates for tomorrow’s tuition and save, stress-free.

 

No one knows what the future holds, but we strive to create a bright future for the next generation and beyond. We thank Florida Prepaid for their generous support of our STEM learning experiences and look forward to the incredible achievements that participating students will accomplish in the future!

Fairy Tale Weekend Presented by Florida Prepaid

Hear ye, hear ye!  

 The Kingdom of KidsTown would like to cordially invite you to join us as we celebrate Fairy Tale Weekend presented by Florida Prepaid College Plans! Steer your horse-drawn carriage over to Orlando Science Center February 8 & 9 to celebrate an enchanting weekend of STEM learning inspired by your favorite fables. 

 

By using fairy tales and stories, kids aren’t just learning, they’re excited to learn, and they take those lessons with them. Our young guests love these fables, and it’s a unique opportunity to harness that, and help children and families to write and celebrate their own story!

 

Cross the troll bridge if you dare and join us for hands-on fun! Fairy Tale Weekend is going to be one for the books! 

 

Event Table of Contents: 

 

•  Go on an enchanted quest! Adventure your way through KidsTown to help feed a hangry dragon 

 

•  Put your engineering skills to the test and see if you can build a castle worthy of royalty! 

 

•  Dress to impress! Wear your favorite family-friendly fantasy costume! 

 

•  Whether you’re a jester or a dragon, head to DinoDigs to make and take your own crown, wand, storybook, and more! 

 

•  Brew up some magic in Dr. Dare’s Lab, and learn about the chemistry behind magic potions. 

 

•  Meet real-life explorer, Dr. Pål Brekke as he shares the history and science behind the breathtaking Northern Lights.

 

COST:

Admission to Orlando Science Center is FREE for members*, $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students, and $15 for youth (ages 2 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant-screen and 3D educational films, and live programming.

 

SCIENCE FOR ALL – General Admission Access Program: 

If you have an Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) or WIC card with a State issued photo ID matching the name and state as the card, you qualify for a $3 admission per person for up to six individuals.

 

*Become a member for unlimited access to Orlando Science Center all year long, discounts to camps, and special member-only events!

Great Outdoors Weekend

Join us for a weekend of discovery!

Unleash your wild side and celebrate Great Outdoors Weekend with Orlando Science Center! Kick off your Spring Break on March 14 and 15 and discover all the fun you can have just by stepping outside. Meet some of Florida’s most astounding wildlife, and take part in awesome workshops. Learn about the amazing creatures in our own backyards during the movie, Backyard Wildnerness 3D, and discover one of the last wild places on Earth in our new giant-screen film, Great Bear Rainforest!

 

PLUS: back by popular demand – everyone’s favorite live show, Animal Inspired! Our Animal Ambassadors are the stars of this show, which will teach you about technology inspired by animal adaptations.

 

Here are just a few of the thrilling activities you can branch out with during Great Outdoors Weekend!

  • Join us in Lockhaven Park for some fresh air and a scavenger hunt! 
  • Get your hands dirty and your thumbs green in Dr. Dare’s Lab with nature-themed science experiments.
  • Pick up some survivor skills in The Hive: A Makerspace! Learn about knot-tying, cartography, nature sketching, and more!
  • Journey to the Great Bear Rainforest in the Dr. Phillips CineDome to discover the extraordinary all-white spirit bears that were once thought to be a myth. Then, look closer to home with Backyard Wilderness 3D in the Digital Adventure Theater to discover the wonders of nature in our own backyards. View showtimes
  • Put your survivor skills to the test with pop-up STEM challenges Emergency Shelter Build and Conservation Catastrophe! 
  • Meet some of our local community partners who are dedicated to environment!