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!

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