Planet Pioneers

Traveling Exhibit Hall – Level 2

With 17 unique interactive exhibits, Planet Pioneers will put budding space explorers to the test as they attempt to source their own food and shelter, and solve problems in an unknown world.

This out-of-this-world exhibit will not only challenge aspiring astronauts to learn about the physical challenges of space exploration, but will also focus on teamwork, leadership building skills, and creative problem-solving.

Check out the Building Guide to see what’s happening during your visit. 

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From mapping and exploring a new planet, to solving environmental emergencies, living in a new world is no easy task!

  • Explore a new world in a 4-D Surface Exploration Vehicle
  • Map the surface with the help of a virtual drone
  • Build a model habitat that can withstand a harsh environment
  • And more!

With everything we’ve learned about our closest planetary neighbor,  Mars, in recent years and the resurgence in space exploration, we could see someone living on Mars in your lifetime! Could that be YOU?


Planet Pioneers was created and designed by Scitech and produced by Imagine Exhibitions.

Private Experiences – Choose Your Own Adventure!

Orlando Science Center’s private experiences are more than tours… they’re fully immersive and hands-on adventures that allow you to shadow our incredible staff while you join us on a fun, educational journey to take a deeper dive into the inner workings of your Science Center!

These 90-minute private programs are offered for groups of 3–10 guests from the same party who would like to visit the museum before we open to the general public or as we are winding down at the end of the day.

Choose Your Own Private Adventure!

Did you know that our NatureWorks team arrives as early as 7:00 am to make sure our animals are cared for and healthy? Or that our fully functioning makerspace is used to create everything from a felt succulent garden to large interactive exhibit pieces? What else will you discover on your private adventure?

Image of two-toed sloth at Orlando Science Center.

NatureWorks

Become a Keeper for a Day!

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 – 10:00 am
Weekday reservations available upon request.
Adventure is open to all ages but we suggest one adult per two youth.

Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour through this fan-favorite exhibit which emulates animal habitats found in nature. Throughout your guided experience, you will participate in animal touches and feedings while learning about animal husbandry and the care that goes into keeping our animals happy and healthy. Once you’re familiar with the lay of the land, it’s time to learn the ropes and become an animal keeper!

Did you know our animal ambassadors are big fans of food prep? Our animals’ diets are designed to fit each of their unique nutritional needs. Help us prepare the day’s meals and feed some of our four-legged friends!

Enrichment is also a crucial part of our animals’ health and wellbeing. Learn how keepers use enrichment to keep animals physically and mentally fit. This will be demonstrated while an animal ambassador paints a two-colored masterpiece for you to take home as a keepsake for your exciting day!

Meet an animal ambassador! Once you've finished your animal keeper training, there will be time for a special opportunity to interact with an animal ambassador* and pose for photo-ops. 

*Animal encounters are just as enriching for the animals as the humans who participate in them but, like humans, sometimes they want to stick to their own schedule. Animal well-being is our top priority, so if a particular animal does not want to participate in that day’s private experiences, our staff will select another exciting animal ambassador for you to meet!

Two cregivers and ayoung child work on a craft activity together in The Hive.

The Hive: A Makerspace 

Join the Maker Movement!

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 9:00 – 10:30 am OR 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Weekday reservations available upon request.
Workshops are best suited for makers ages 8 and older.

Go forth and create! In this collaborative workspace, you can try new tools, build new skills, and create something one-of-a-kind to take home. Makers are MacGuyvers. Through the simple act of making something, you are strengthening essential skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration.

These private experiences will challenge you to bring your ideas to life, and every choice you make will lead you to something new. Makerspaces cultivate community so enjoy sharing your creations with each other.



Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation, so select one of the following projects for your group’s private experience to explore and make your own:

3D Design for Printing

Get an overview of 3D printing technology, the software involved, and some applications for 3D printers in the world. Learn basic 3D modeling skills as you work together to create a custom 3D-printed piece! Discover how this technology is revolutionizing so many industries by turning creative ideas into realities. Your only limits are your imagination!

Make Your Own Mouse Ears

Create your own ribbon-wrapped mouse ear headband by using 3D printed ear loops. Design an original garden headband with faux foliage or choose from a variety of materials to adorn your very own headwear that can’t be mass-produced. Each piece is unique to the creator. How’s that for custom fashion?

Sew a Felt Succulent Garden

You don’t need a green thumb to create a flourishing succulent garden made of felt! Make a small magnet or desk garden using laser cut felt shapes. Learn techniques to make five varieties of succulents and cacti using plush sewing techniques as well as hot glue rolled or wrapped succulents. Create a unique and beautiful small personal garden just for you or share it with someone special. Enjoy this gardening without breaking a sweat or getting your hands dirty.

Pricing

Private Experiences

Members / Non-Members:
$200 / $250 for up to 5 people


Additional Guests

Members / Non-Members:
$25 / $30 each for ages 12 and up
$20 / $25 each for ages 3–11

Private Experiences can host up to 10 guests and we suggest at least one adult per two youth. Programs are non-refundable.

Packages do not include General Admission to Orlando Science Center for non-members. Admission tickets can be added before or after your program for a reduced rate during your visit.

Know Before You Go


 

  • Guests age 3 years and older are required to wear a face covering at all times while visiting Orlando Science Center and while interacting with staff.
  • All guests will be temperature checked upon arrival.
  • Any equipment used will be thoroughly sanitized between programs.
  • Guests may bring a camera but for some behind-the-scenes programs there may be areas where you may be asked not to photograph or video record.
  • Program elements are subject to change without notice due to animal needs, weather, or staffing issues.Please review our Safety Guidelines for more information on planning a healthy visit.

Book Your Adventure!

To learn more about our adventure options, check availability, or make a reservation, please call 407.514.2290 or email groups@osc.org.


Learning Labs

Limited-time Learning Labs for Grades K–8

School districts are offering virtual learning options to students, but many caregivers are unable to stay home with their children. Inspired by the success of our camp program this summer, Orlando Science Center is offering Learning Labs, a facilitated learning environment to support families with their virtual learning, including OCPS LaunchEd, Seminole Connect, Florida Virtual School and other virtual learning options.

This program will be using the same health and safety protocols we developed for our summer camp, which ran from June 1 to August 21. From 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily, Orlando Science Center will provide facilitated support from our staff learning coaches in pods of 16 students or less for Kindergarten to Grade 5. Participating students will be required to undergo temperature checks, wear face coverings, wash hands frequently and practice social distancing.

The Learning Labs program offers a specialized learning track for Grade K–8 students.

Included with tuition, students receive:

  • Learning coaches to support virtual learning via OCPS LaunchEd, Seminole Connect, Florida Virtual School and other options.
  • Individual school supplies provided for lessons
  • Device accessibility through BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Supervised lunch time in their learning pod
  • Supervised outdoor recess in Loch Haven Park (weather permitting)

Also available for additional fees:

  • Early drop off starting at 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
  • Use of Orlando Science Center student computer (if students can’t bring their own device)
  • Afterschool care including STEM enrichment from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 pm.

Learning Labs

Members / General Public

1 Day  
$45 / $50

2 Days 
$90 / $100

3 Days
$135 / $150

4 Days
$180 / $200

5 Days
$225 / $250

To register, call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112.

Early & Late Care

Daily Options

Early Care is available from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Late Care is available from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. and includes STEM enrichment activities

Early Care Only 
$5

Late Care Only
$10

Early & Late Care
$15

To register, call our Reservations Department at 407.514.2112.

Become a member today and save on educational programs, including Learning Labs and more!

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

Virtual and LaunchED Learning Lab Schedule:

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. – Early Care is available for an additional fee.
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Students will follow their school’s virtual or LaunchED learning schedule, engage in STEM activities upon lesson completion, lunch, and recess.
  • 3:00 - 6:00 p.m. – STEM enrichment and Late Care is available for an additional fee. Students joining us for aftercare will engage in hands-on collaborative STEM activities with topics ranging from 3D modeling to movie making to space and beyond.

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

What People Are Saying – From Camp Surveys and Social Media

"Very very impressed with check-in process. Felt like my child was in a safe environment!"

"You guys have done an amazing job keeping all of the kids and families safe. I was nervous to drop him off for his very first camp experience under these conditions, but you can really see the care and effort you have put into making this not just a fun and valuable experience, but a safe one as well!"

"We have done several weeks of camp here, and feel like the SC has done a top notch job protecting our children's health during these unprecedented times with Covid-19. Thanks for your hard work to make it as safe as possible!"

"Thank you, thank you! Our son has a renewed pep in his step and was so joyous about every aspect of the camp. He even asked that I pick him up later and enroll him at Science Center camps every summer! We are so grateful to everyone that makes the camps possible and look forward to joining you all again soon."

Refund and Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made by participants within two weeks of the scheduled event or no-shows will forfeit any refund. A refund will only be issued to cancellations processed two weeks prior to the scheduled event. A 20% processing fee is deducted from all refunds.

Join Our Email List!

Interested in receiving updates for additional Learning Labs grade levels and new information – stay connected with us by joining our mailing list!


STEM Summer Camps

Orlando Science Center offers hands-on STEM Summer Camps so that children entering Preschool* through Grade 9 can dive deep into their favorite 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. 

In addition to developing an engaging and educational curriculum, our team has worked with the American Camp Association and their CDC liaisons to help us design a high quality health and safety plan to support campers and staff. 

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

NEW! EARLY & LATE CARE OPTIONS

  • Early and Late Care are now available for the week for an additional purchase of $75.
  • Early Care runs 7:30 – 8:30 am and Late Care runs 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Monday – Friday.
  • A fee of $1.50 per minute is charged per camper/per minute after 6:00 pm.

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

*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.

Exclusive Member Pre-Sale with Bonus Discount

Pre-Sale will take place January 1 – 31, 2021

During this timeframe, Orlando Science Center Members have exclusive access to registration for 2021 Summer Camps.

Also available from January 1 – 31 we are offering a bonus 10% discount applied to your already reduced member rate*. Members who join a class’ wait-list during the bonus 10% discount period will receive that rate should they be moved off the wait-list, regardless of the date they are moved off.


Beginning February 1, 2021, registration will open to the general public and members receive the member registration rate.

*Pre-Sale bonus discount cannot be combined with other discounts.
After Pre-Sale ends, members can receive the sibling or multi-week discounts as applicable.

2021 Summer Camps Pricing

Members 

3-Day Camp
May 26 – 28 (K – 4 only)
$175

1-Day Camp
August 9 (K – 4 only)
$90

Preschool 
$240.00

Grades K – 4  
$240.00

Jr. Science Academy  (Grades 5 – 6)
$295.00

Sr. Science Academy (Grades 7 – 9)
$295.00

General Public

3-Day Camp
May 26 – 28 (K – 4 only)
$200

1-Day Camp
August 9 (K – 4 only)
$100

Preschool 
$270.00

Grades K – 4
$270.00

Jr. Science Academy (Grades 5 – 6)
$340.00

Sr. Science Academy (Grades 7 – 9) 
$340.00

Refund and Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will only be issued on cancellation requests made two weeks prior to the start of your camp session. A 20% processing fee is deducted from all refunds.

Rescheduling Policy:
Camps may only be rescheduled for a $10.00 fee up to two times. No refunds will be issued for rescheduled sessions. Once camp has begun no refunds or rescheduling will occur, additionally there are no partial refunds for missed days of class.

STEM Virtual Camps

This summer we are offering STEM Virtual Camps in addition to our onsite summer camps. Campers will engage in  activities that help them bring science to life at home! 

These camps will offer virtual sessions with a live instructor and other campers each day. Campers will be given STEM tasks and challenges to complete with the instructor and other campers, as well as, independent activities. Activities will use materials typically found in a home and caregivers will receive a materials list before camp begins.

The STEM virtual camps will conclude each day together in a traditional camp style with reflection and preparation for the next day. We are dedicated to providing your camper with a fun and educational experience from the comfort of your home.

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

STEM Virtual Camps Daily Schedule!

  • 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. 
    Facilitated Whole Group Session in Zoom
  • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
    Small Group Sessions and Independent Science
    Campers will be scheduled into a 30 minute small group session during this time. When they are not in their small group they will have 90 minutes of fun Independent Science activities to complete on their own!
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
    Facilitated Whole Group Session in Zoom

2021 Virtual Camps Pricing

Members

$125

General Public

$140

Registration Coming Soon!

Get notified when virtual camp registration opens!


Break Camps

Just because school is on a break doesn’t mean the learning has to stop!

Orlando Science Center hosts break camps when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session for teacher work days and holiday breaks including winter and spring break.

Engaging break camps give children a productive and fun way to spend their time off from school with a chance to learn more about STEM in an exciting, interactive environment. Campers will explore a variety of hands-on science topics in a classroom setting and outdoors!

*Preschool is a DCF licensed center C09OR0729.


 

Orlando Science Center's camp registration system has changed. Please register in the new system below to create a new log-in, update account information and register for new camp dates. If you have any questions or issues utilizing available funds on account, please call Reservations at 407.514.2112 or classes@osc.org.

In addition to developing an engaging and educational curriculum, our team has worked with the American Camp Association and their CDC liaisons to help us design a high quality health and safety plan to support campers and staff. 

OSC Camps Health and Safety Plan 2020

2020-2021 Break Camp Dates 

September 7

K-2: Dream It, Build It

Can you build moving machines that zoom through the room? Can you create a castle that can withstand an enemy attack? If you can dream it, you can build it using STEM skills that will have you cheering for engineering.

3-5: Lasers Engaged

Spend your day moving at light speed with activities that will shine some light on lasers and the light spectrum. Experiment with UV rays, observe the light of distant stars and create a laser defense system to protect your base.

October 12

K-2: Pet Vets

What do you do when an alligator has a toothache? Can dogs see in color? When our furry (and scaly) friends get sick, the veterinarian is there to make them feel better. Spend some time in vet school and get hands-on experience caring for your favorite animals!

3-5: Superhero Science

Push yourself to soar higher, go further, and be faster as we plunge into the science behind your favorite super heroes! Harness the power of the elements and race to super speeds while working as a team to overcome obstacles. It’s the science behind super powers!

October 30

K-2: Jr. Astronauts

Strap in for a journey to the Sun, Moon and the amazing planets that call our solar system home! Train like an astronaut and plan your mission before you touch down on the rocky red surface of Mars.

3-5: No Bones About It

Travel through time and excavate Florida’s past! Become an anthropologist for the day and learn to survey land, set dig sites, and collect data to uncover the mysteries of history. Remember that artifact belongs in a museum!

SOLD OUT: November 23-25

K-2: Spy Kids Inc.

Calling all secret agents! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to learn about the world of spy gadgetry! Swap coded messages with your fellow agents and crack the secret to the super spy training course while exploring the science and technology that help make secret agents successful.

3-5: Peer into the Past

Dive into the world of ancient civilizations as we explore our blockbuster exhibit: Pompeii: The Immortal City. From pottery to aqueducts to pyramids; we will uncover hidden wonders and use modern technology to make the past come alive!

December 21-23

K-2: Who Loves Robots? We Do!

Test your STEM skills by building a chomping alligator or a friendly rover from LEGO Education WeDo® robotics! Discover the basic principles of robotics by putting gears, levers and wheels to work. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

3-5: Our World of Minecraft

Obsessed with the world of Minecraft? Bring it to life one block at a time while defending your creation from Creepers. We’ll explore gravity and test how the physics of this compelling game compares to the world around us. Minecraft is a registered trademark of MOJANG SYNERGIES AB, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

December 28 – January 1

Preschool: Nursery Rhyme Science

Is an egg’s shell weak or strong? "Humpty Dumpty" might know. What would sink or float in "Jack and Jill’s" pail of water? What made Jack come tumbling down? Through age appropriate hand-on STEM activities we will discover the answers to these inquiries.

SOLD OUT! K-2: #ScienceStar

Learn about the world of vlogging and discover the tech behind your favorite social media videos while you work as a team to create your own science vlog. Campers will be taught responsible social media usage and videos will be posted to Orlando Science Center’s private social media channel.

3-5: Robot Revolution: Vex vs Mindstorm

Bring Robots to life! With LEGO Mindstorm and VEX Robotics, we’ll learn the basics of robotic design and programming, then put our robots to work performing tasks and solving problems. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this site. VEX and VEX Robotics are trademarks or service marks of Innovation First International, INC. which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

January 4

K-2: Frozen in Florida

Do you want to build a snowman...in Florida? Join us for a day of frozen fun as we learn about heat and cold, play with polysnow and freeze liquid in an instant! You’ll have “snow” much fun at this brrrrrreak camp!

3-5: Slime Time!

What time is it? Slime time! Explore the chemistry behind these gooey solutions as we spend the day becoming slime masters.

January 18

K-2: Ocean Explorers

Put on your scuba gear and dive deep into the underwater world of the ocean. Travel on the East Australian Current with a bale of sea turtles and measure a Blue Whale. From jellyfish that light up to underwater volcanoes; you’ll never guess what we’ll find under the sea!

3-5: Space Madness

Are you mad for Space Science? Are you curious about the cosmos? Ever wonder how our Sun provides energy for living things on Earth or why we can’t live on Venus? Then this camp is for you! Explore the answers to these questions and more as we learn about our place in Space.

March 12

K-2: Pokemon Evolve

Are you ready to complete your own Pokédex? Explore the amazing animals and environments that are the inspiration for Pokémon. Master the skills you’ll need to create your own fantastic creatures and catch ‘em all! Pokémon is a registered trademark of Nintendo, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

3-5: Ready, Set, Create!

With imagination as your guide, campers will design, test, and build their own creations! Explore what being a maker or inventor is all about with projects like wearable technology and 3Doodler creations.

March 15-19

Preschool: Storybook STEM Adventures

Campers will enjoy hands-on activities and experience the literacy wonders and challenges of exploring the Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math behind some cool story book adventures.

K-2: Engineering Together

Buildings and bridges and towers, oh my! Use Legos and household items to explore the tools and techniques needed to make super strong structures that stand up to any test. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

3-5: Wizards 101

Your letter has arrived! Journey to your favorite wizarding camp as we craft a light up wand, play with the physics of flight, and brew chemical potions that will ensnare the senses. Join us as we explore the science behind the magic!

2020-2021 Break Camp Pricing 

Break camps run from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

General

Grades K–5

1 Day  
$100

2 Days 
$155

3 Days
$200

4 Days
$240

5 Days
$270

Preschool*

5 Days
$270

Member

Grades K–5

1 Day  
$90

2 Days 
$135

3 Days
$175

4 Days
$210

5 Days
$240

Preschool*

5 Days
$240

Available Add-Ons

(Additional fees apply)

Lunch and Snack offered by our food partners

Early Care is available from 7:30 – 8:30 am for $5

Late Care is available from 4:30 – 6:00 p. m for $10

*Preschool camps are available only for 5-day breaks. Preschool is a DCF licensed center C09OR0729.

 

IMPORTANT: You must have an active membership before proceeding to the registration site. The expiration date must be valid through the date of the camp being purchased. A membership number is required at time of booking. If you purchased a new membership online, see your email confirmation for your temporary membership number.

The Hive: A Makerspace

Makerspace - Level 3

Come see what all the buzz is about! In The Hive, the possibilities are as vast as your imagination. Learn how to sew a button, fold an origami crane, design a figurine using 3D modeling software then bring it to life with a 3D printer, or solder a circuit board – there’s always something new to try! 

Many of the best designs come from collaboration. The Hive is a space that cultivates community and emphasizes the learning opportunities in every failure and success. Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation. Go forth and create!

The Hive is designed specifically for makers ages 8 and up. Makers 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Maker activities for ages 7 and under are available in the KidsTown Studio.


Check out the Building Guide to see what’s happening during your visit.

Download Building Guide

Open Make Activities in The Hive 

January 2021

All programs and times are subject to change

For January’s Self Care Aware theme, we’ll be highlighting some meditative maker activities to help calm your mind and bring you some peace in the new year!

Quilling, also known as paper filigree, involves using strips of paper that are rolled, shaped, and glued in place to make elaborate, mosaic-like designs. You can also learn the art of science of journaling and collage as you transform recycled materials into a new creation! Journaling and creating art just for yourself has a proven positive effect on mental health.

 

Enjoy this Makerspace all to yourself when you book a private experience!

Choose your workshop and join the maker movement with your small group!

NatureWorks

Exhibit Hall – Level 1

In NatureWorks, you’ll learn about the amazing animals and plants that inhabit coral reefs, mangrove forests, cypress swamps and other Florida environments, along with other areas around the world. 

Discover what lies deep within the Floridan Aquifer, learn how to identify some of Florida’s native and invasive species, and observe animals in their unique habitats to understand their amazing adaptations!

Within the exhibit hall, there are frequent opportunities to hear from a NatureWorks animal keeper and encounter some of our Animal Ambassadors up close at their scheduled encounters!

Check out the Building Guide to see what’s happening during your visit.

Download Building Guide


Conservation Partner 

 Seafood Watch

Want to become a keeper for the day?

Participate in diet prep, target training, enjoy meet-and-greets, and more when you book a private experience!

Theaters

If you need a break from the exhibit floor, take a seat in one of our state-of-the-art theaters.

The domed giant-screen Dr. Phillips CineDome and high-definition Digital Adventure Theater both offer educational films daily, and all films are included with general admission. Content changes regularly, so be sure to check the theater schedule before you arrive to find out what’s playing.

Reserve a theater for your private function!

Both theaters are available for private rentals for film screenings, award presentations, team meetings, talent shows, and so much more.

Learn more about our private venue rentals.

A giant-screen movie showing an image of people on a city street.

Dr. Phillips CineDome

Giant-Screen Theater – Level 1*

Choose a seat and be instantly transported to exotic and interplanetary lands. Images of clarity and extraordinary depth bring the audience on an expedition to the center of the action in this immersive cinematic experience.

A projector's fish-eye lens projects onto an 8,000 square-foot screen, creating a 180 degree image that surrounds the audience and extends beyond their peripheral vision. Films cover nature, geography, history and more, and new titles are introduced throughout the year. *Wheelchair access located via Level 3.

Guests listening to presenter on stage of Digital Adventure Theater.

Digital Adventure Theater

Immersive Digital Films – Level 2

Dive into the action inside the stadium-seated Digital Adventure Theater. Films are presented in 2D with state-of-the-art 4K digital projection and 7.1 surround sound, offering a fully immersive experience.

The Digital Adventure Theater is also home to Science Live! Shows, which are designed to delight and entertain while also aligning with Sunshine State educational standards. The electrifying “High Voltage” show, explosive “Kaboom!” show, heroic “Super Science” show and more will show you the science in fact and fiction.

Now Showing – General Audience

Content changes seasonally. Check the theater schedule prior to your visit to find out what special experiences will be offered.

Volcanoes: The Fires of Creation

Dr. Phillips CineDome

With intrepid explorer Carsten Peter, dodge boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descend to a lava lake in Vanuatu and visit the incredible mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Travel across the globe to see the archaeological ghost town of Pompeii and witness the devastating effects of the recent Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.

National Parks Adventure

Dr. Phillips CineDome

One hundred years ago areas of great natural beauty were declared protected for eternity. A team of modern-day explorers take an off-trail adventure through the national parks of the USA, showing the beauty of the parks that is awe-inspiring.

Sea Lions – Life by a Whisker 2D

Digital Adventure Theater

A heart-warming journey of a sea lion pup, and the man that has dedicated his life trying to save her species. Embark on an epic quest through the uninhabited wilderness of the Great Australian Bight, to the lush kelp forests off the Californian coast.

Micro Monsters 2D

Digital Adventure Theater

Super powers exist. Right here on Earth. And they are beneath our feet. They include beetles that shoot chemical fire and lift enormous weights; scorpions that glow in the dark with astonishing crushing powers; spiders that can make themselves virtually invisible and hypnotise their prey; even a bug that can transform itself into another creature entirely. Prepare to be amazed in this adventure exploring the hidden world of the super-powered bugs.

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).
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