Mess Fest is Back!

Join us on May 18 and 19 for the messiest weekend of the year at Orlando Science Center!

Mess Fest is back this year, featuring not only well-loved favorites but also new activities including three brand new mess zones that are bigger and messier than ever. Explore eight Mess Zones, including cosmic mess, Ice cream making, Splat-a-pult, and more! If you don’t make a mess, you’re not doing it right!

 

Plus, on May 19 only – meet The (Blue) Man Behind the Makeup, Eric de Lima Rubb, as he talks about the science, art, and MESS he experiences while performing in Blue Man Group at Universal CityWalk!

 

Hear from the Blue Man himself (minus the bald cap and the blue makeup) about playing with his food onstage, ask questions about the character, and stand back as Eric demonstrates iconic messy moments from the show.

 

Don’t miss these mess-tivities!

  • Mess Mania Obstacle Course
  • Paintsplosions
  • Oobleck
  • Alka rockets
  • Blacklight Cosmic Mess
  • Splat-a-pult
  • Ice Cream Making

*Some activities are weather permitting.

 

Plus, stop by The Hive: A Makerspace to get your own Mess Fest branded T-Shirt from Merchmakr! 

 

Prepare for Mess Fest at home with this colorful DIY experiment! Click here to download the instructions to “Rainbow Reactions” or click the button below. We suggest setting up a workspace outdoors to keep the mess outside your home. Then, take a photo and share on social media #MessFest for a chance to be featured on our page!

Please note that Orlando Fringe will also be taking place in Loch Haven Park this weekend and parking in Orlando Science Center’s garage will be limited. We strongly encourage visitors to enjoy both events and recommend carpooling with friends and arriving early.

 

Orlando Science Center’s Mess Fest is included with general admission, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for students and seniors, $14.95 for youth (ages 3–11), and free for children 2 and under. Admission includes access to all four floors of hands-on exhibits, giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, 3D films in the Digital Adventure Theater and live programming.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer

Traveling Exhibit – Level 2 

Presented by Nemours Children's Health System 

Open May 25 – September 2, 2019

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Secrets of the Sewer™ is a museum exhibit featuring the four heroic ninjas.

 

Join the team and train alongside the Turtles and Master Splinter in their Underground Lair to discover the importance of teamwork, creative thinking, training, and humor! Then put your skills and training to the test in the Streets of NYC.

Science Live!

Don't miss the exciting live show Enter the Dojo on the Science Live Stage, located inside the traveling exhibit hall.


Check the Science Live! Calendar or pick up a Daily Schedule to see what’s happening during your visit.

Enjoy these interactive exhibits and more when you enter this 5,000-square-foot exhibit hall!

  • The Dojo and Splinter’s Room – In the Dojo, Splinter and Raphael show visitors the value of hard work, practice, and knowing your enemy. From Pizza Slicing to Brain-Teaser puzzles, you'll emerge from The Dojo with a new set of skills!
  • The Lair – Families are encouraged to explore the Turtle’s Lair, discover facts about these teenage crime-fighters, and hone their own individual skills. Skateboard with Michelangelo or work together to assemble a Sewer Pipe and add it to the Lair! 
  • Donatello’s Workshop and Lab – Donnie is the inventor of the group and his lab is the perfect place for creative problem solving and learning from mistakes. Put on your thinking caps and assemble two different circuit board puzzles, you'll know when it's completed when one circuit lights up a sign and the other turns on a fan! 

 


 

This exhibit was produced by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Nickelodeon. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families.

KidsTown Presents Superhero Week

Orlando Science Center’s KidsTown presents Superhero Week with support from 321 Creative April 11-14!

Orlando Science Center is turning KidsTown into a superhero metropolis for Superhero Week to celebrate all heroes, big and small! Throughout the week you’re invited to come and enjoy superhero themed crafts, games, stories, and more! Join us on Saturday, April 13 for our largest event day and get the chance to meet some of your favorite superheroes in person.

Family-friendly costumes are strongly encouraged!

KidsTown Presents Superhero Week

Orlando Science Center’s KidsTown presents Superhero Week with support from 321 Creative April 11-14!

Orlando Science Center is turning KidsTown into a superhero metropolis for Superhero Week to celebrate all heroes, big and small! Throughout the week you’re invited to come and enjoy superhero themed crafts, games, stories, and more! Join us on Saturday, April 13 for our largest event day and get the chance to meet some of your favorite superheroes in person.

Family-friendly costumes are strongly encouraged!

KidsTown Presents Superhero Week

Orlando Science Center’s KidsTown presents Superhero Week with support from 321 Creative April 11-14!

Orlando Science Center is turning KidsTown into a superhero metropolis for Superhero Week to celebrate all heroes, big and small! Throughout the week you’re invited to come and enjoy superhero themed crafts, games, stories, and more! Join us on Saturday, April 13 for our largest event day and get the chance to meet some of your favorite superheroes in person.

Family-friendly costumes are strongly encouraged!

KidsTown Presents Superhero Week

Orlando Science Center’s KidsTown presents Superhero Week with support from 321 Creative April 11-14!

Orlando Science Center is turning KidsTown into a superhero metropolis for Superhero Week to celebrate all heroes, big and small! Throughout the week you’re invited to come and enjoy superhero themed crafts, games, stories, and more! Join us on Saturday, April 13 for our largest event day and get the chance to meet some of your favorite superheroes in person.

Family-friendly costumes are strongly encouraged!

Seven Ways To Spend Your Spring Break At OSC

Put a spring in your step by making Orlando Science Center your Spring Break destination!

Grab your friends and family and blast off with Above and Beyond, presented by Boeing, become busy bees in The Hive: A Makerspace and meet some of Florida’s most extraordinary wildlife in NatureWorks. With so much to see and do, we’re breaking down the top seven ways the Science Center is sure to brighten your spring break.

  1. Above and Beyond Reach new heights with the newest traveling exhibit to land at the Science Center! Journey through the history of flight and discover where humans are taking off to next. Hop on an elevator to space, spread your wings and put your aviation skills to the test in this fascinating exhibit.
  2. Animal Encounters Get up close and personal with incredible Florida wildlife! Discover Florida’s fish and reptiles during Swamp Talk, meet animal ambassadors during their scheduled encounters and even experience the opening weekend of Animal Inspired. This live show explores how the amazing abilities of our Animal Ambassadors have inspired today’s technology.
  3. Workshops Unleash your creativity in The Hive: A Makerspace and Dr. Dare's Lab! Whether you’re 8 or 81, you’ll have a blast making bee houses, learning to 3D print, embroidery and design kites during our exciting workshops.
  4. Live Science Shows Learn something new by experiencing one of our many live science shows! Join us on a guided tour of the solar system at Science on a Sphere and go on a safari around DinoDigs. Even discover if you have what it takes to go to space in So, You Wanna Be An Astronaut?
  5. Break Camps When school’s out, break camps are in! Give your child the gift of STEM learning with our break camps that bring fun and science together. From uncovering archaeological mysteries to discovering the science behind superpowers, your elementary-aged children will explore science an exciting and engaging way.
  6. Great Bear Rainforest Run wild with the magnificent creatures that call Canada’s remote Pacific Coast home. In this stunning and poignant giant-screen film, discover the elusive spirit bears of the Great Bear Rainforest and join the movement to help protect their land. Narrated by Ryan Reynolds and scored by famous movie composer Hans Zimmerman, this incredible new film will delight and move you.

Please note timed experiences are subject to change. Pick up a daily schedule upon your arrival for up-to-date show times.

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 16 and 17 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.

 

  • Ladybug release – Help release ladybugs into nature! Wave goodbye to these round little insects as they fly off to help control pests in our community.
  • Animal Inspired Live Show – Discover how the amazing abilities of our animal friends in NatureWorks have inspired the technology we use today.
  • Perfect Plant Workshop – Choose your own plant in Dr. Dare’s Lab and learn to create the perfect soil mixture for it to thrive in. Take it all home and watch your plant grow!
  • Build Your Own Bee House – Make a home for solitary bees in The Hive: A Makerspace using wood scraps and a hand drill.
  • Films – 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

Seuss Days

Orlando Science Center is throwing a birthday party for Dr. Seuss! Join us in KidsTown on level 2 and enjoy special StoryTimes, Seuss crafts, Seuss games and more. Plus, don’t forget to wear your best Seuss-inspired outfit!

Summer Camps

STEM Discovery Center

Orlando Science Center offers hands-on summer camps so that children entering Preschool* through Grade 9 can dive deep into their favorite STEM topics while school is out!

In an age dependent on innovation and creativity, our programs provide children with a platform for cultivating their interests while working collaboratively with their peers to develop lifelong skills that will enrich their lives and future community.

 

Our summer camps are accredited by the American Camps Association, which adheres to strict policies regarding camper safety and wellness.


Peek At the Weeks (PAWs)

Download these highlight sheets designed to provide caregivers with an overview of what campers are doing in camp.

Registration is open for summer camps. 


For more information, contact our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or classes@osc.org.

 

*Preschool is a DCF licensed center C09OR0729.

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Become a member today and save on educational programs, including summer camps and more!

 

NOTE: Memberships must be active through the date of the summer camps. Renew your membership today by emailing oscmembership@osc.org or calling 407.514.2158.

2019 Summer Camps Pricing

Members 

Preschool 

$230.00

 

Grades K–4  

$230.00

 

Jr. Science Academy  (Grades 5–6)

$285.00

 

Sr. Science Academy (Grades 7–9)

$375.00

General Public

Preschool 

$260.00

 

Grades K–4

$260.00

 

Jr. Science Academy (Grades 5–6)

$325.00

 

Sr. Science Academy (Grades 7–9) 

$425.00

NEW Premier Pass

Campers registered for three or more camps are eligible for the new Orlando Science Center Summer Camp Premier Pass! For only $30 per camper, skip the Monday morning registration line and utilize our curb side drop off at Entrance B all week long. With this one-time fee Premier Passholders are issued 3 pick-up passes per qualifying camper valid for the duration of summer camp.

 

Please note: A Premier Pass Terms Agreement is required. Holders of the premier pass will be recognized as an approved pick up person for the duration of the summer. Additional or replacement passes are subject to a $5 replacement fee per pass.  Please note, preschool campers are ineligible for the Premier Pass as they must park in the garage and be walked to their classroom by a caregiver.

 
 

2019 Summer Camps Availability

The listings below will be updated as camps sell out or become available.

July 1–5

Preschool 

To Infinity and Beyond

Kindergarten

All Paws On Deck

Grades 1–2

Junior Astronaut


Science of Angry Birds


Who Loves Robots? We Do!

Grades 3–4

Ready? Set? Create!


Our World of Minecraft

Grades 5–6

NatureWorks Naturalists

Grades 7–9

Stop Motion Animation

July 8–12

Preschool

Our Big Backyard

Kindergarten

Lego-Ology

 

Grades 1–2

Pokemon Evolve


#ScienceStars


Who Loves Robots? We Do!

Grades 3–4

Superhero Science


Movie Makers

Grades 5–6

Dissect, Deconstruct, Discover

Grades 7–9

Ocean Watch

July 15–19

Preschool

Oh, the Places We'll GO!

Kindergarten

How To Train Your Dinosaur

Grades 1–2

Wicked Reactions


Pet Vets


Who Loves Robots? We Do!

Grades 3–4

OSC La-BOR-atory


Nature Inspired

Grades 5–6

SciFi Jedi

Grades 7–9

Drone Zone

July 22–26

Preschool

My BodyWorks

Kindergarten

Mini Builders

Grades 1–2

Science of Angry Birds


Junior Astronaut


Who Loves Robots? We Do!

Grades 3–4

Coding Cadets


Space Madness

Grades 5–6

3D Modeling

Grades 7–9

Maker Revolution

July 29–August 2

Preschool 

Ocean Explorers Ahoy!

Kindergarten

All Paws On Deck

Grades 1–2

Turtle Power!


#ScienceStar


Who Loves Robots? We Do!

Grades 3–4

Superhero Science


Our World of Minecraft

Grades 5–6

Next Food Star

Grades 7–9

Forensic Files

August 5–9

Kindergarten

Ocean Explorers

Grades 1–2

Pet Vets


Pokemon Evolve


Who Loves Robots? We Do!

Grades 3–4

Robot Revolution: Vex vs Mindstorm


OSC La-BOR-atory

Grades 5–6

Express Your Tech

Grades 7–9

InSight: Mission to Mars