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!

Afterschool STEM Club

STEM Discovery Center

The Science Center is excited to offer an enriching afterschool club held on location at your school!

Each nine-week quarter, students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 will engage in a variety of hands-on STEM activities. These STEM activities will be interdisciplinary, allowing students to explore multiple subjects (including art, math, and language arts), while building 21st Century skills, such as collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

 

Students will be introduced to a variety of careers and practice solving real-world problems using tools like the Engineering Design Process. As the next generation of innovators, students will learn about what their futures may hold through exploration and experimentation of numerous technologies and subjects.

For more information on Afterschool STEM Club, please call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.


With Support From

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital

OSC Afterschool Club is currently available at the following schools 2 days per week:

 
  • Audubon Park K-8
  • Baldwin Park Elementary
  • Hillcrest Elementary

Semester Dates: 

  • Second Quarter: October 15 – December 28, 2018
  • Third Quarter: January 7 – March 8, 2019
  • Fourth Quarter: March 25 – May 24, 2019
Child in afterschool program holding a paper rocket that he made.
Girl wearing lab goggles doing a science experiment in the afterschool program.

Projects may include:

  • Designing and creating a zoo that a robot tour guide is programmed to navigate through.
  • Dreaming big to storyboard a movie before bringing it to life using a variety of software.
  • Working as aerospace engineers to design rockets suitable for space flight.
  • Becoming a master physicist who can help to design and conquer Angry Birds challenges in real life.
  • Experiencing the revolutionary power of 3D printers before using a 3doodler to create a masterpiece of their own imagination.

Join us for a hands-on STEM enrichment!

Fees Per 9 Week Session

OSC Members – $325

General Public – $375 

$10 one time registration fee applies. 

Now offering a payment plan! 

 New plan allows caregivers to set up automatic payments following the schedule below.

At the time of booking –$100 members /$135 Non-members

January 28 – $112.50 members/$120 Non-members

February 18 –  $112.50 members/$120 Non-members

$10 one time registration fee applies

KidsTown

Exhibit Hall – Level 2

KidsTown offers 11,000 square feet of skill-based activities, where children ages 7 and under are encouraged to play to learn and find excitement around every corner.

 

Guests can partake in imaginative roleplaying, teamwork and creative play, which is an important part of children’s cognitive development. You’ll star in your own play, learn how oranges travel from tree to table, experiment with cause and effect while having fun with water, and so much more. Young families will enjoy a high-quality and immersive experience!

Science Live!

KidsTown hosts Science Live! experiences like Story Time, Exploration Station and more.


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

Featuring seven dynamic and interactive zones!

Drip Drop Splash Presented by James M. Cox Foundation
Explore It Presented by Publix Super Markets Charities
Harriett's KidsTown Theater
Isaacs Family ClimbTime
KidsTown Studio Presented by Florida Hospital for Children
Orange Grove Presented by Dr. Phillips Charities
ToddlerTown Presented by Community Based Care of Central Florida

Thank You to Our Generous Donors

 

$1,000,000 and Up

Florida Hospital for Children

 

 

$500,000 - $999,999

City of Orlando • Dr. Phillips Charities • Florida Division of Cultural Affairs • Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs •  The Isaacs Family

 

 

$100,000 - $499,999

Community Based Care of Central Florida • Harriett’s Charitable Trust • Event Network • Margret A. Cargill Foundation • PNC Bank • Publix Supermarket Charities • The James M. Cox Foundation • The Martin Andersen – Gracia Andersen Foundation

 

 

$25,000 - $99,999

Art and Phyllis Grindle Foundation • Lucy DiPasqua • Finfrock • Virginia and Robert Finfrock • Dennis and Karen Lind • BG Stephen M. Seay, USA (Ret) and Seay Business Solutions, LLC • Paula Stuart •  The Chesley G. Magruder Foundation, Inc. • The Hearst Foundations • Keri and Luke Widmer

 

 

$10,000 - $24,999

A. Friends’ Foundation • Aland Family •  Jeff and Faith Buhler • Michel and Lisa Champagne • Sue and Jim Cross •  Catriona and Mike Harris •  Samual and Heather Miller • JoAnn and Rich Newman • William J. Slot, Jr. • Scott H. Wilson • Ying Family Foundation • Dennis Nolte and Rebecca York

Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties

Orlando Science Center’s all-inclusive party packages are designed to take the hassle out of planning your child’s party, so you can relax and celebrate too!

At Orlando Science Center, we have birthday parties down to a science!

Choose the package that works best for you, then customize your event with awesome add-ons and themed programming.

 

ALL birthday party packages include:

  • Free parking and all-day admission to the Science Center for all of your guests
  • 90 minutes in a private, reserved birthday room
  • A personal party host and assistant (OSC staff)
  • Themed sheet cake, ice cream, lemonade, and water
  • Hands-on themed activities, fun science demos and a guided exhibit tour
  • Printable invitations

To make a birthday party reservation, please call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112.


Please note: $75 non-refundable deposit is required at time of reservation.

Party Packages

  • 15 guests + 1 birthday child (including adults)
  • Cost: $375 for members; $425 for general public
  • Includes ALL of the benefits listed above
  • Maximum of 5 additional guests can be added for $16 per person
  • 21 guests + 1 birthday child (including adults)
  • Cost: $500 for members; $550 for general public
  • Includes ALL of the benefits listed above
  • Maximum of 11 additional guests can be added for $16 per person
  • 32 guests + 1 birthday child (including adults)
  • Cost: $625 for members; $675 for general public
  • Includes ALL of the benefits listed above
  • Additional guests can be added for $16 per person

Any birthday party can be customized with add-ons like pizzas, sandwich platters, fruit trays, goody bags and much more. Download the full menu of add-ons, and please contact the Birthday Coordinator to purchase any of these items in advance.

 

Birthday Parties Add-on Menu

Party Themes

Party Animals 

Make sticky bug slime, learn how whales use blubber to stay warm, and meet a live Animal Ambassador who will visit your party! Recommended ages 2 to 5.  

 

Fantastic Jurassic 

From a T-Rex with tiny arms to a mighty fast Velociraptor, learn about all the dinosaurs that once roamed the earth! The party will erupt as the group builds a volcano and lava lamp. Recommended ages 4 to 6. 

 

Exploration Space 

Launch a Diet Coke and Mentos space shuttle, make extraterrestrial slime, and more in this out-of-this-world party! Recommended ages 7 to 12. 

 

Weird Science 

Become a mad scientist as you make ooblek, learn about electrifying circuits, and try some other awesome experiments! Recommended ages 8 to 12.

Frequently Asked Questions

Days & Times

Orlando Science Center hosts birthday parties every Saturday and Sunday except major holidays. Party times are 10:00-11:30, 12:30-2:00, and 3:00-4:30. All party guests have access to the Science Center’s exhibits and theaters from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Guest Counts

Anyone in the party room during the party is counted as a guest, other than the birthday child. Guests who are Science Center members are also included in the guest count.  


If the birthday child is 4 or older, then children 2 and under will not count toward the number of guests. If the birthday child is 3 or younger, then 2-year-olds count toward the number of guests but children under 2 will not count.

Arrival & Check In

When your guests arrive, they can tell the parking attendant that they are birthday party guests and the parking fee will be waived. Guests should proceed to the lobby and then look for birthday party signs with your child’s name. The signs will direct guests to the party room. 

 

If guests arrive more than 10 minutes before your reserved party time, they should go to the Club House on Level 1 to receive their admission wristbands and drop off any gifts or other party items.

Decorations

Orlando Science Center provides and sets up decorations in your reserved party room, as well as paper products and tablecloths. The decorations will correspond with your party theme. If you would like to add your own decorations, please inform the Birthday Coordinator in advance so that we can accommodate you.

Food & Drink

Cake, ice cream, lemonade, and water are included with all party packages. You may add on other food items such as pizzas, sandwich platters, fruit trays, and more by selecting items from our approved vendor menu.

Food items may not be brought from home or from a vendor excluded from our approved vendor list. Food allergies will be accommodated; please work with the Birthday Coordinator directly after making your reservation.

Payment

A $75 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. Your remaining balance can be settled on the day of your party, in person at the Science Center.

Cancellations

If you need to reschedule your party, please contact Reservations at 407.514.2112. Orlando Science Center can transfer the $75 deposit to another date if one is available, up to 2 times.
Late party arrivals risk a compromised time schedule. No refunds are available for late arrivals. A party will be considered cancelled if the Birthday family doesn’t arrive within 25 minutes of the designated party time.