Stellar Virtual Speaker Talk

Houston, we’re go for lunch!

Join us Friday, July 9 at 12 p.m. for a live virtual talk with a member of NASA’s Artemis Mission. Grab some lunch as we learn about the technology and challenges that will be taking astronauts back to the Moon and beyond!

Launch into 4Roots Cafe on Level 1, or join the stream from anywhere on WebEx.

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.

Design Zone

Traveling Exhibit Hall – Level 2

Behind every half-pipe, there’s a vert. Behind every dance mix, there’s a beat. Behind every thrill ride, there’s velocity. Design is everywhere we look and in everything we do, and math is behind it all.

Design Zone allows visitors to get hands-on with mathematical concepts like patterns, variables, scale, and ratios and experience how they’re used by artists, architects, engineers, musicians, and other innovators.

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

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Design Zone has three interactive areas, and over a dozen hands-on exhibit pieces allowing you to create your experience!

  • HEAR IT!
    Step into Club OSC and learn about the relationship between math and music as you learn about pitch, rhythm, and audio visual representations of sound!

  • SEE IT!
    Enter the Digital Design Lab and see how designers use scale, patterns, grids, and more in everything from video games to architecture!

  • MOVE IT!
    Roll into Action Park and discover how math and physics are behind anything that moves. Design a roller coaster, build your own skate park, or race your bike to the finish line!

In Design Zone, you’ll solve real-world challenges and discover that math isn’t just a subject in school—it’s one of the coolest creative tools we have to design and invent everything in the world of art, music, entertainment, and extreme sports.


Design Zone was created and designed by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

Kids Night at the Museum

Pizza Hut Logo

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 groups. They will also participate in hands-on activities, and see an interactive Live Science Show or film. 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

September 25:
Aquatic Adventures Month 

November 13:
Sci-Fi Month

Registration is open until noon on the Friday before the event 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 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, 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 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 (9:30 – 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 9:30 p.m.; times are staggered according to last name.

  • 9:30 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. - Last Names beginning A-F
  • 9:40 p.m. - 9:50 p.m. - Last Names beginning G-O
  • 9:50 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Last Names beginning P-Z

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

Early Pick Up (Before 9:30 p.m.)

  • Anyone picking up their child before 9:30 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 9:30 p.m.

How many children will be in a group?

Each Kids Night group will include a maximum of 20 children and two instructors.

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.
  • 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.

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 Science Show or 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.

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.
  • 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.

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: May receive an 80% refund if cancellation is made at least 2 weeks prior to the event.

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 team at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

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.

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.

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 Orlando Science Center Summer Camps! Programs available for Preschool* – Grade 9.

*Preschool is a DCF licensed center C09OR0729.

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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Poozeum at Orlando Science Center

Poozeum – Level 4 Hallway

Explore the Fascinating World of Coprolites & Dinosaur Poop

Drop in and learn about coprolites with this new display adjacent to DinoDigs. The Poozeum is a collection of some of the largest coprolites ever found and it’s so much more than a crappy complement to our existing dinosaur fossil displays.

What is a coprolite? Also known as fossilized feces, coprolites are very old pieces of prehistoric poop that have become fossilized over a very long time. Coprolites come in a variety of shapes and sizes and they have been discovered on every continent on earth. These special little time capsules provide direct links to prehistoric animal diets, behaviors, and environments.

From dino dung to crocodile caca, check out over a dozen specimens, including Barnum – the Guinness World Record Holder for “world’s largest fossilized excrement from a carnivore.” It was generously provided by a very full T. Rex and loaned to us by the “King of Fossilized Feces,” Famed Collector and Explorers Club Fellow, George Frandsen.

Specimens on display range in sizes and date back 11,700 to 200 million years ago. They were discovered all over the world, including some spots in Florida. Scientists can find all sorts of things in coprolites, which can help identify what kind of animal created them. The specimens on display include bits of bones, teeth, scales and plants and were made by dinosaurs, crocodiles, fish and sharks.

For more nuggets, visit: www.poozeum.com

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: $2-10

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 exciting content daily, which 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.

Oceans: Our Blue Planet 

Dr. Phillips CineDome

Oceans: Our Blue Planet takes us on a global odyssey to discover the largest and least explored habitat on earth. New ocean science and technology has allowed us to go further into the unknown than we ever thought possible. From the coastal shallows to deeper, more mysterious worlds, we reveal the untold stories of the oceans’ most astonishing creatures.

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.

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.

 

Dino Dana: The Movie

Digital Adventure Theater

A 10-year-old and her sister must save their new neighbor from a prehistoric dinosaur.