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!

Play to Win with Powder Keg Gaming Competitions at Otronicon

Play, compete, and spectate in an awesome video game party!

Powder Keg Games hosts video game tournaments on consoles Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox. Titles include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Street Fighter, Pokken Tournament DX, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more!

 

Schedule

Friday, February 12, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (F1 v 1, 16 cap, Playstation 4)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Dragon Ball FighterZ (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Saturday, February 13, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Monday, February 15, 2021

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (F1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Pokken Tournament DX (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 16 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Consent Form & Ticket Packages

All participants under (18) years of age on the first day of attending the Otronicon event must submit a consent form upon entry to the event, signed by a caregiver, in order to participate in the gaming competitions.


 

Purchase a package that includes daily Otronicon admission and game competitions. Competitions have limited seating available and are $7 per participant, per game.

Please note that you MUST have a ticket to Otronicon to participate.

Otronicon Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

General Admission: Otronicon is free for OSC members, $21.00 for adults, $19.00 for seniors and students, and $15.00 for youth (ages 2-11).

For more information, please call 407.514.2000.

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.

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.

DinoDigs

Exhibit Hall – Level 4

In DinoDigs, guests will encounter giant fossil replicas of ancient sea creatures and dinosaurs showcased in their prehistoric worlds. You’ll also find authentic fossils of ancient reptiles and mammals, some of which were found right here in Florida.

The Dig Pits are sanitized with MaxxClean which is a non-toxic cleaner with no VOC's or odor and is safe for people and pets. 

How does it work? All living organsims need a pH neutral environment between 4.8 and 9.2 to live. MaxxClean raises the pH level of the surface to over 11 which creates an environment that viruses, mold, and microogransims cannot live on.

Adult volunteer in the DinoDigs exhibit showing fossils to visitors.

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

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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.

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.

Two guests making crafts together with 3-Doodler pens in The Hive: a Makerspace.

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

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The Hive Shop

More Ways to Enjoy Your Favorite Makerspace and Support Your Science Center

Stop by The Hive on Level 3 to purchase today!

Hive @ Home Kit: $10

Any space can become a Makerspace if you have the right tools! Take home a Hive @ Home kit and get all of the materials and instructions to do one project from a Hive workshop from the safety of your own home. Projects vary from month to month and limited quantity are available while supplies last.

Hive Shop Goodies: $2-5

Swing by The Hive and see what’s in stock! While showcasing our 3D printers and laser cutters to guests, our team regularly creates unique OSC products! Show off your love for your Science Center with a custom Hive sketchpad and wood and acrylic accessories including pins, buttons, earrings, keychains, and more!

Make Your Own Button: $2

Choose your own design and press your own button! Flip through our button binder and select your own design then work with our Maker staff to press and seal your own custom-made button! Once completed, you can pin and wear your new swag out. Don’t forget to imPRESS your friends by telling them you made it yourself!

All proceeds from The Hive Shop help provide vital funds needed to continue to offer programs and services that impact our community. From our hardworking staff, we thank you for your trust, unwavering support, and continued investment. We simply couldn’t do it without you!

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!

Orlando Science Center strives to inspire all of its visitors to care for and protect wildlife both near and far. It is our hope that your visit to the Science Center will encourage you to learn more about our animals and the actions you can take to protect their wild counterparts.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who takes care of the animals at the Science Center?

Our experienced keepers ensure the highest quality of animal care and welfare. The keepers at Orlando Science Center all hold specialized degrees in a variety of life science disciplines including Biology, Environmental Science, and Zoo Animal Technology.

Our animal staff has years of experience caring for a variety of animals and are well versed in the animal care standards established by the United States Department of Agriculture and Fish and Wildlife. The Science Center also works with several licensed exotic animal veterinarians to provide top-quality nutrition and veterinary care to all of our animals.

Where does the Science Center get its animals?

The Orlando Science Center has a Responsible Population Management policy that dictates all animal acquisitions and transfers. Our policy prioritizes the long-term sustainability of living animal populations and the health and welfare of our animals.

Many of our animals were donated to us by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Fish and Wildlife removes invasive species from the environment and places them in zoos and nature centers. We also house animals that Fish and Wildlife confiscated from people who possessed them illegally.

Several of our animals come from FWC’s Pet Amnesty program which rehomes animals that Florida residents can no longer care for. We are proud to provide a safe and enriching home for these animals.

What if I have a question about the animals at the Science Center?

Next time you’re in the NatureWorks exhibit, come say hi to one of our staff members or volunteers. They love talking about animals! You can also contact us at nature@osc.org for any inquiries regarding our animal collection

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.

Turtle Odyssey

Dr. Phillips CineDome

Sea turtles are some of Earth's most ancient and majestic creatures. For over 100 million years, they have traversed the seas, enduring mass extinctions and playing critical roles in maintaining food webs. But now they face a new threat – humans. It's time we learned more about these remarkable reptiles.

Forces of Nature - photo of tornado hunter filming two tornadoes

Forces of Nature

Dr. Phillips CineDome

Forces of Nature showcases the awesome spectacle of earthquakes, volcanoes and severe storms. Follow scientists on their quest to understand their origins, and how natural disasters are triggered.

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.

Secrets of the Universe

Digital Adventure Theater

We are at the beginning of a period of unprecedented technological advancement, catalyzing a new age of scientific discovery. Travel with us on this immersive giant screen film, as we explore the most exciting machines ever conceived by man, including the Large Hadron Collider and James Webb Space Telescope. See how these new experiments allow us to look deeper into our origins, and unveil the mysteries of dark energy, dark matter and extra dimensions.

 

Kinetic Zone

Exhibit Hall – Level 2

Explore the fundamentals of forces, learn the principles of physics and see engineering in a new light in Kinetic Zone!

This exhibit offers an electrifying array of interactive guest experiences, ranging from launching air rockets, to experimenting with circuits, to lifting yourself off the ground with different pulley systems. 

Get hands-on with STEM experiences like the Balance Challenge, where you can test your invention on an 18-foot zip line, and the Coaster Challenge, where you’ll use pipes to build a model of whatever radical roller coaster you can dream up!

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

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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


 

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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!