Superhero Weekend!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superhero Weekend!
Join us on Saturday, April 10, and Sunday, April 11t as we celebrate heroes in all their forms! Learn about everyday heroes in our community, discover the science behind your favorite superpowers, and power up with heroic crafts, stories, shows, and more!
All guests are encouraged to wear their favorite family-friendly superhero costume. Don’t forget your face mask, it’s a very important part of your super suit!

Green Actioneers Presentations

Orlando Science Center is excited to host the Green Actioneers! Learn how you and your family can help save our planet by making small changes to your daily routines! Join Dave from the Green Actioneers in our Founders Room for a socially distant, interactive celebration and activity book with information on climate change and how we can all do our part to save our planet.

Each program is about 40 minutes and will take place at 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00 pm. Families and caregivers are encouraged to participate with their children throughout the presentation.

This featured programming from The Green Actioneers is presented with support from the VoLo Foundation. The VoLo Foundation’s mission is to accelerate change and global impact by supporting science-based climate solutions, enhancing education, and improving health. A special thank you to the foundation for making this program possible!

Kids Night at the Museum

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 a pizza dinner in age-appropriate small groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines. They will also participate in hands-on activities, and see an interactive live science show. 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.

Upcoming Events

May 8: Messy Mania - SOLD OUT!

Enjoy ooey, gooey, messy activities, exhibit time, and a live stage show featuring liquid nitrogen!

June 12: Maker Month

Join the Maker movement and create awesome take-home projects that will flex your Maker muscles!

Registration is open through the Thursday the week of the event at 11:59 p.m. unless the event sells out first.

Pricing

Members / Non-Members:

$70 / $75 for the first child

 

Additional Children:

$40 per sibling

Late pickup fee: $2 per minute, per child 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 407.514.2235 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?

Pick-up is located at car loop Entrance A, located at 2315 Camden Road

Check-out (9:15 – 10:00 p.m.)
As you enter the car loop, pull up to Entrance A and as far as possible in the first available lane to park. Bring the pick-up pass or a photo ID to staff located at Entrance A doors. Staff will release kid(s) to authorized adults only. Museum staff WILL NOT allow anyone not listed on the original registration form to pick-up a child unless specific written instructions have been provided by a caregiver to OSC in advance. For safety reasons, caregivers must walk out youths to their vehicles.

Adults presenting a photo ID in lieu of the pick-up pass for check out should anticipate a longer wait time as your authorization to pick up must be validated.

Pick-up Begins at 9:15 p.m.; times are staggered according to last name.

  • 9:15 p.m. - 9:25 p.m. - Last Names beginning A-F
  • 9:30 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. - Last Names beginning G-O
  • 9:45 p.m. - 9:55 p.m. - Last Names beginning P-Z

$2.00 per minute/per child fee applies after 10:00 p.m.

 

Early Pick Up (Before 9:15 p.m.)

  • Anyone picking up their child before 9:15 p.m. will need to call 407-514-2235 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?

Required:

  • 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

 

Recommended:

  • 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:
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.

Discipline Policy:
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.

How will Kids Night at the Museum handle special needs?

If you have indicated that your child has special needs, we encourage you to contact our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

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.

What if I have more questions?

If you need assistance, please let us know how we can help you. Caregivers can call OSC’s Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

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.

For full details on the modifications we’ve made to our experience and our health and safety procedures, please download the building reopening plan.

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!

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!

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!

Camp Programs

Give your children a productive and fun way to spend their time out of school with a program that offers them the chance to learn more about STEM in an exciting, interactive environment!

Orlando Science Center's camp programs inspire students to get excited about STEM as they create, experiment, make new friends, and develop 21st Century skills.

Young children engaged in STEM activity at their desks in social distant camp classroom.

Summer Camps

Let your children explore their favorite science topics in-depth at OSC Summer Camps! Programs available for Preschool* – Grade 9.

Camper enjoying STEM Virtual Camp at home through laptop interaction with OSC staff.

Virtual Camps

Keep learning all summer long with exciting STEM camps for Grades K - 2 and 3 - 4, featuring topics like space, engineering, nature, and many more.

A group of children playing with oobleck during a break camp.

Break Camps

When school’s out, break camps are in! Full-day programs are available for children in Preschool* through Grade 5 throughout the school year.

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!

There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread through water play areas. Additionally, the treatment of the water with bromine should inactivate the virus in water. (CDC, 2020)

Family creating art project in KidsTown studio during Creative Corner

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Check out the Building Guide to see a map and information for our current exhibits.

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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: AdventHealth 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

AdventHealth 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

Embrace Families • 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

Come celebrate with us! We are taking additional health and safety precautions such as staggering our party times to allow for sanitization and cleaning. You can learn more about our Safety Guidelines here.

Here’s what a recent party guest had to say: “We attended a science center birthday party and they did a great job! 10/10 would recommend, everyone wore masks and there was plenty of space to social distance. After our small group gathering we were able to explore, plenty of space to social distance! We had a great time.”

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 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 1/2 sheet single layer cake, ice cream, lemonade, and water.
  • Two Extra Large Pizzas (up to one topping).
  • Individual cupcake for the birthday child.
  • Engaging STEM activities.
  • Digital birthday party invitation.

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

Please note: A $75 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due once details are confirmed with the Birthday Coordinator the week of the party. The host is responsible for any additional guest charges that may occur the day of the party.

Digital Birthday Party Invitation


 

With generous support from 

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Party Packages

Standard Science Party Package

  • 27 guests + 1 free birthday child and 2 free caregivers 
  • Cost: $350 for members; $400 for general public
  • Includes ALL of the benefits listed above
  • Additional guests may not be added at this time

Add-on Menu

Any birthday party can be customized with add-ons like pizzas, sandwich platters, fruit trays 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

Birthday guests will engage in fun science activities and can choose room decoration from the following themes:

Party Animals • Fantastic Jurassic • Exploration Space • Weird Science

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Days & Times

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

Guest Counts

Anyone in the party room during the party is counted as a guest, other than the birthday child and their caregivers (limit two). Guests who are Science Center members are also included in the guest 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 Clubhouse located on Level 1 to sign-in for the birthday party.

Guests have admission to the Orlando Science Center and can arrive before the party time. Guests 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 that will correspond with your party theme, as well as providing paper products and tablecloths. If you would like to add your own decorations, these must be approved by the Birthday Coordinator in advance.

Please note that balloons of any type are not permitted in the Orlando Science Center and cannot be used as part of any decorations within the building.

Food & Drink

A half-sheet single layer cake, ice cream, two (2) pizzas, lemonade, and water are included with all party packages. You may add on other food items such as additional pizzas, sandwich platters, fruit trays, and more by selecting items from our approved vendor menu.

 Outside food and drink is not permitted. 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. The remaining balance is due once details are confirmed with the Birthday Coordinator the week of the party. The host is responsible for any additional guest charges that may occur the day of the party.

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.

Contact Us

To book your birthday party please contact the Education Reservations Department at 407.514.2112 (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., M–F).
If you would like more information on our program, please fill out the form below. Thank you!