The Science Center's exhibits don't always come to life after hours, but during Kids Night at the Museum the building will be full of energy!
Youth ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to explore exhibits, experience enhanced 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.
Program Begins – throughout the night, children will explore exhibits, experience enhanced winter-infused programming exploring "cool science," and enjoy dinner* and a film. They will also participate in hands-on activities, and see an interactive live science show.
*Schedule is tentative and subject to changes.
Members / Non-Members:
$70 / $75 for the first child
$40 per sibling
Registration is open through Thursday, November 12 at 11:59 p.m. Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received and spaces cannot be held. Late pickup fee: $2/minute after 10:00 p.m.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will the check-in process work?
Check-in (5:30 - 6:30 p.m.)
- Event activities start at 6:00 p.m.
- Please make your way to the vestibule doors located on Level 2 of the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
- All guests entering OSC will need to take part in a temperature and health screening and will need to wear an approved face covering during the check-in process.
- Once your health screening is complete, please make your way to the next available green target located on the SkyBridge.
- A member of our Education team will confirm your reservation and the information included on your child’s registration form.
- To expedite the process, please be sure to sign all paperwork including OSC Kids Night Behavior Agreement and waivers before you begin the check in process. Blank forms will be available during the night of the event.
- Once you have been checked in, it's time for a big hug before an OSC staff member escorts your child to join their group for the event.
Late Arrival (after 6:30 p.m.)
- Anyone checking in after 6:30 p.m. will need to call 407.514.2139 so a staff member can greet you at the vestibule doors for late check in.
- Health and temperature screenings will take place whenever someone needs to enter the building.
- Once inside the lobby, please check in with our Education team.
- A staff member will escort your child to their group to start the fun.
How will the check-out process work?
Check-out (9:15 – 10:00 p.m.)
- Please park on level 2 of the OSC parking garage and make your way to the vestibule doors.
- For safety reasons, children will only be released to the individual(s) listed on your original registration form or on an authorized release form. Museum staff WILL NOT allow anyone not listed on the form to pick-up a child unless specific written instructions have been provided by a caregiver to OSC in advance.
- Be sure to have your photo ID on hand so we can quickly confirm an authorized pick up. Once approved pick up has been confirmed, your child(ren) will be walked out to greet you in the parking garage.
- All children must be picked up by 10:00 p.m. There will be a fee of $2 per minute after 10:00 p.m. for late pick-ups.
Early Pick Up (Before 9:15 p.m.)
- Anyone picking up their child before 9:15 p.m. will need to call 407-514-2139 so a staff member can begin the check-out process.
- Please note that Kids Night participants may need a few extra minutes to wrap up their activities and gather their belongings if they are being picked up before 9:15 p.m.
How many children will be in a group?
Each Kids Night group will include a maximum of 16 children, two instructors, and one volunteer assistant.
What safety measures will be implemented to keep participants safe?
- All participants will be required to wear face coverings that cover the nose and mouth. Based on guidance from health authorities, neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, and face coverings containing valves, holes, mesh, lace, or sheer material of any kind are not considered acceptable face coverings therefore prohibited.
- Social distancing measures will be in place during all activities.
- Groups will be kept apart to keep interactions with others at a minimum.
- Participants will have regularly scheduled hand washing breaks and hand sanitizer will be available in all activity spaces.
- Kids Night at the Museum will take place after OSC’s general admission hours so participants will not be mixing with the general public or other groups.
How will the night be structured?
- Check-in hour will begin at 5:30 p.m. with programming officially starting at 6:00 p.m.
- 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Groups will follow a program schedule that includes a pizza dinner, exhibit time, a live show experience and a film. After enjoying the museum, classes will participate in a STEM challenge in their classroom until the program ends at 10:00 p.m.
Is there a deadline to register for Kids Night at the Museum?
Registration will close the Thursday before the program date at 11:59 p.m. and same day registration will not be available.
What will my child need to bring?
- Face covering - must be snug fitting, secured with ties or ear loops and cover the nose and mouth. Face coverings made of mesh or sheer material or with holes or valves of any kind are prohibited.
- Comfortable, closed-toed shoes
- A water bottle (touchless bottle fillers will be available onsite)
- Comfortable, closed-toed shoes
- *Pre-packaged Dinner (if your child is not participating in the pizza dinner)
- *Snack (just in case)
- Medication (if needed)
How do I request to have my child with a friend in the same group?
If it is important for your child to be with a specific friend, please make sure to submit your friend request in your registration form. If that friend has also been registered to attend, we will make every effort to fulfill the request but it is not guaranteed.
What is your behavior policy for participants?
In an effort to provide your child and others a safe and fun-filled Orlando Science Center program experience, it is important that all participants exhibit proper behavior and self-control. Examples of inappropriate behavior include, but are not limited to: fighting, name calling, foul language, arguing, lying, reckless endangerment, disrespectful actions, and stealing.
Bullying is when one or more people exclude, tease, taunt, gossip, hit, kick, or put down another person with the intent to hurt another. While participating in Kids Night at the Museum, bullying is inexcusable, and we have a firm policy against all types of bullying. Bullying incidents can lead to removal and/or expulsion.
Orlando Science Center programs focus on creating an environment that fosters self-esteem development and builds confidence through the use of positive reinforcement, comments and interactions. Instructors rely on pro-action, redirection, and early intervention to create a successful classroom environment.
Instructors work diligently to reward participants for positive behavior and continually strive to identify any situation that might prevent a child from having a successful experience. OSC Management follows a policy of open communication and will reach out to caregivers about any behavioral issues that might arise.
What if I need to cancel?
Refund and Cancellation Policy: All sales are final and will be honored only on the date selected so please be careful when purchasing. Except in the case of an event cancellation by Orlando Science Center, there are no refunds or exchanges allowed.
As a prerequisite for admission, we are asking all guests to wear a face covering and have their temperature checked before participating in Kids Night at the Museum. While in attendance, all guests are asked to please follow social distancing guidelines and wash or disinfect hands frequently.
Registration for Kids Night at the Museum provides access to all the event's activities. We are dedicated to providing your children with a quality experience while adhering to all health and safety guidelines recommended by the CDC, state and local government.