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!

 

Tickets will be on sale soon, please check back regularly. Competitions have limited seating available and are $5 per participant. Please note that you MUST have a ticket to Otronicon to participate.

 

Schedule

Friday, January 17, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (FFA, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Ultra Street Fighter II The Final Challengers (1 v 1, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Saturday, January 18, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (FFA, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (FFA, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (FFA, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Pokken Tournament DX (1 v 1, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)

Monday, January 20, 2020

  • 11:00 a.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (FFA, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)
  • 1:00 p.m. - Dragon Ball FighterZ (1 v 1, 32 cap, PlayStation 4)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1 v 1, 32 cap, Nintendo Switch)

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).

 

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

 

Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon: Taking place on Saturday, January 18 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., SNL is a 21-and-up event, and requires a separate ticket. Click here to purchase SNL tickets.

 

For more information, please call 407.514.2000 or visit the Otronicon website. 

Enjoy A Spooky Adults Night Out At Science Night Live!

Live from Orlando, it’s Science Night Live DEAD!

Ghouls and goblins ages 21 and up are invited to Orlando Science Center for a spooky adults’ night out on Saturday, October 5. Face your fears and spin the Wheel of Torture for a daring task, become a detective and solve a murder, make your own spooky jewelry in The Hive*, and find out if you should be afraid of artificial intelligence on this frightening night! 

 

Is Frankenstein considered artificial intelligence? Do we face a future similar to The Matrix or The Terminator? Learn more at Science Night Live! Join HP Newquist, an artificial intelligence expert, and creator of the brand-new exhibit Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine during his presentation* "Are You Afraid of Artificial Intelligence?"

 

Artist Synthestruct will also host Science Talks on Synesthesia*! Explore your senses in this fun and interactive presentation that examines human perception and cross-sensory experiences. Equipped with crayons and other creative tools, you’ll be challenged to explore your own unique sensorium through stimulating flavors and sounds.

 

This event has been known to sell out, so don't wait – purchase your $16 ticket today!
More special programming:
  • Explore the all-new Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & The Machine exhibit and discover what AI is and how it works with interactives.
  • Challenge others in trivia tournaments with topics Mummy Knows Best, Science of Horror Movies, and more!
  • Participate in DIY Spooky Jewelry workshop and play Hive-made board games.
  • Spin the Wheel of Torture for a chilling challenge.
  • Become a detective in Dr. Dare’s Lab and solve the murder in Night of the Chicken Dead!
  • Enjoy tasty bites and adult beverages available for purchase.
  • Experience the Science Center in a whole new way… without kids!

Limited tickets are on sale now for just $16. Guests must be 21 and up to attend. 

Members of Orlando Science Center receive FREE admission with promo code. To renew or purchase a membership click here.

 

*Limited seating. First come first served. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to each timed event. Tickets distributed where noted above

Adults-Only Science Night Live

Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs…with some adult beverages, of course! Bring your friends, or make it a date night, and join us for a unique and ever-changing experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity!

This event has been known to sell out and tickets are available online only for just $16, so get yours before they’re gone!

[TICKETS] www.osc.org/snl

Science After Sundown

This summer, when the sun goes down, your IQ goes up as you experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises, during late nights at Orlando Science Center.  On Fridays and Saturdays from July 5 through August 10, the Science Center will host “Science After Sundown” with telescope viewings on the Terrace, special workshops in The Hive: A Makerspace presented by The Isaacs Family, Hollywood films in the Digital Adventure Theater and all exhibits open until 11:00 p.m.

 

With OSC open late, visitors will enjoy more time for exploration, inspiration, and imagination. Plus, experience the Science Center with fewer crowds than during daytime hours. Come later in the day and stay through the evening, or just stop by for a unique date night out!

Please note, although the building is open until 11:00 p.m., ticket sales will cut off at 10:00 p.m.

Awesome experiences during Science After Sundown:

 

Out-of-this-World Films and Shows:

  • Captain Marvel 3D: Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:50 p.m. July 5 through July 13
  • Wall-E: July 18 through July 21 at 5:10 p.m.
  • First Man: Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 at 7:50 p.m.
  • Journey to Space: Select dates & times throughout July.
  • Summer Jam Laser Shows: Daily, enjoy tunes from The Beatles, Pink Floyd & more!

 

To plan ahead for other show times during your visit, view the Theater Schedule.

Adults-Only Science Night Live

Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs…with some adult beverages, of course! Bring your friends, or make it a date night, and join us for a unique and ever-changing experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity!

This event has been known to sell out and tickets are available online only for just $15.95, so get yours before they’re gone!

[TICKETS] www.osc.org/snl

Inspire Science Breakfast

Each year, the Inspire Science Breakfast brings close to 200 community members together, all with the purpose of showing how Orlando Science Center is improving lives within our Central Florida family. Our goal is to raise funds to continue making an impact in our community. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on you, our supporters, to help be the spark that ignites innovation. 

Enjoy an uplifting start to your day at our annual Inspire Science Breakfast. Support innovative STEM education as we share how Orlando Science Center is improving lives in our Central Florida Community.   

Orlando Science Center relies on YOU to help us carry out our mission to inspire science learning for life Together we can be the spark that ignites innovation.  

 The Inspire Science Breakfast brings over 200 community members together to show how, through your support, we are working to improve lives across Central Florida. You can help build future leaders, shape our community, and develops the minds of our youth to accomplish extraordinary things. Your support will move a child through the STEM pipeline of discovery, from cradle to career. 

Guests at the Inspire Science Breakfast will enjoy a delicious meal, networking opportunities, presentations from community figures, and other heartwarming surprises 

Sign up today as a Table Host for your friends and colleagues.  

Young Professionals for OSC

Young Professionals for OSC

The Young Professionals for Orlando Science Center are a group of passionate people who are 21 to 40 years old.

Established in 2015 with membership increasing more and more each year, they exist to fund-raise and “friend-raise” to support the mission of Orlando Science Center.

 

Members have a passion for science, and desire to make a positive impact. As a member, you will have opportunities to network at special events hosted by the Young Professionals Board or by Orlando Science Center, plus participate in volunteer opportunities to improve the Central Florida community.

For more information on becoming a member please contact ypgroup@osc.org or call our Development Department at 407.514.2162.

 

Young Professionals Membership Application

Benefits

  • Free admission to adults-only Science Night Live with special programming. 
  • Special events hosted by the Young Professionals. 
  • Entry to an exclusive happy hour with community leaders at the interactive tech expo Otronicon.
  • Invitations to exhibit openings, fundraisers and other VIP events. 
  • Access to volunteer opportunities at Orlando Science Center. 
  • Networking with other members and professional development workshops. 
  • Invitations to participate in fundraising for annual events such as Science of Wine. 

Upcoming Events


OSC After Dark

Friday, October 25 | 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

 

A spooktacular Halloween event at Orlando Science Center for all of Orlando’s Young Professionals.

2019–2020 Executive Committee

Teddy Dover

Chair

Brock Magruder

2018-2019 Past Chair

Anna Strasshofer

Membership Chair

Morgan Smith

Events Chair

Nicole Cuccaro

Communications Chair

Jessica Dietrick

Philanthropy Chair

Jasmine Esmailbegui

Governance Chair

Lindsay Winter

Group Founder and Ex-Officio Board Member

Megan Shutts

Orlando Science Center Liaison

Chris Ciocca

Alexis Cole

Paul Bennett

Lucien Johnson

Tay Mauro

Brittany Mead

Meghan McNary

Ugomma Nwahiri

Observatory

Scheduled Times – Level 6

Atop Orlando Science Center sits a domed observatory that, if visited during the right time of year and under the proper conditions, can provide views of planets, stars, and other celestial objects.

 

View the four moons of Jupiter, the rings of Saturn and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas, and binary star systems!

 

View the breathtaking night sky, brilliant sun, and even bustling downtown Orlando area from the powerful, 10-inch lens of the refractor telescope along with several smaller scopes.

All activities and events in the Observatory are weather-permitting. Observatory hours are subject to change based on weather conditions in the area.


Check the Science Live! Calendar or pick up a Daily Schedule to see what’s happening during your visit.

Viewing Opportunities

Solar Viewing

Second Saturday of the Month, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Get a more in-depth look at the closest star to the Earth — our sun! After checking out the sun, learn about the telescopes that let us explore the solar system. Please remember that observing outer space requires good weather here on Earth.

Star-Studded Evenings

Peer into the cosmos at Star-Studded Evenings with the Crosby Observatory's 10″ Byers refracting telescope for an out-of-this world view of various celestial objects.

 

Winter time brings cooler weather, early sunset and recognizable constellations like Orion, Taurus and Cassiopeia.

 

Friday and Saturday nights, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. until February 29. Excluding January 17 and 18

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Science Night Live

An “adult swim” of the science variety, this event features everything you love about the Science Center… without kids! Experience all four floors of exhibits, films and hands-on programming aimed specifically for grown-ups, while enjoying adult food and beverages available for purchase.

 

Must be 21 and older.

 

Upcoming Dates: 

  • August 17, 2019
  • October 5, 2019

 

LEARN MORE

Other Opportunities

Adopt-A-Star

Give a gift that really shines! If you are seeking a unique and meaningful gift idea that supports a cause, consider adopting a star in a loved one’s name.

 

Each of the stars in our Adopt-A-Star Program is considered a “bright” star and all of them are visible from the OSC’s observatory at some point throughout the year.

 

Adopt A Star Brochure

Local Astronomy Group

Interested in joining a local astronomy group? Check out the Central Florida Astronomical Society.

 

CFAS activities include monthly meetings featuring guest speakers, monthly observing sessions at several sites across Central Florida, publication of a web information site, and public observing sessions when events of significant interest occur.

 

For more information, visit their site at www.cfas.org.

Private Observatory Rentals

Add a truly special touch to your next event by hosting it in the Observatory. Guests will have access to Orlando’s best view for stargazing at Florida’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope. Top off a night of fun with a breathtaking view of the heavens beyond the Orlando skyline. Available for groups of 40 or less.

 

Please call 407.514.2290 for rental information.

 

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The Hive: A Makerspace

Program Schedule for The Hive 

December 2019

All programs and times are subject to change

Upcoming Workshops

 

3D Design For Printing

Learn the basics of 3D modeling software and the ins and outs of designing something to print.

Saturday & Sunday - December 28 & 29

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Thursdays - December 12 & 26

3:00 p.m.

Machine Sewing 101

Learn hour to thread and operate a sewing machine.

Thursdays, December 5 & 19

3:00 p.m.

Zines and Self-Publishing

Zines (ZEEN, short for magazine or fanzine) are short, self-published pamphlets about whatever you want them to be! Learn how to design, draft, and publish your own zine.

Saturday & Sunday, December 7 & 8

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Paper Circuit Winter Decoration

Inspired by Dinos in Lights, make your own light-up decoration using copper tape and LEDs!

Saturday and Sundays, December 14 & 15, and December 21 & 22

11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.

Open Make Experiences

 

Winter Science Fan Favorite Special

Some of our fan favorite open makes return for our Winter Science Fan Favorite Special! Make pixel art bracelets, learn how to create beautiful origami decorations, and more!

December 1–31

Star-Studded Evenings Workshops

December 2019

 

These adult-oriented workshops are perfect for more experienced makers looking for a challenging project.

All programs and times are subject to change

December 6 & 7

Block Printing 

6:00 P.M. 

Get started with pattern printmaking as you design and carve a custom stamp block and print your own cotton bandana!

 

2 hr duration. 20 person max capacity.

December 13 & 14

Embroidered T-Shirts

6:00 P.M.

Learn how to read an embroidery pattern, use interfacing, and add a simple embellishment to a plain t-shirt or sweatshirt. We provide the patterns, the embroidery floss, the tools, and instruction, and you bring your own plain shirt or sweatshirt. Cotton or cotton-blend works best.

2 hr duration. 10 person max capacity.

December 20 & 21

Basic Jewelry Making 

6:00 P.M.

Make your own custom pendant or cuff in this basic jewelry workshop!

2 hr duration. 15 person max capacity.

December 27 & 28

Bookbinding – Make Your Own Planner!

6:00 P.M.

Get ready for the new year and design your own custom planner or journal!

2 hr duration. 15 person max capacity.

The Hive: A Makerspace - Level 3

Presented by The Isaacs Family 

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 the Science Live! Calendar or pick up a Daily Schedule to see what’s happening during your visit.

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!

Science Live!

Check out Fish Feeding Frenzy to learn more about the animals that inhabit Florida’s reefs, or join us for Swamp Talk to meet the fish and reptiles that live in Florida’s cypress swamps.


Check the Science Live! Calendar or pick up a Daily Schedule to see what’s happening during your visit.

Conservation Partner

 Seafood Watch