Science Night Live

Science Night Live logo and photo of two young adults in lab gear performing an experiment.

Next Event: Saturday, June 1, 2019  | 8:00–11:30 p.m. 

Live from Orlando, it’s Science Night Live!

Enjoy everything you love about Orlando Science Center–without the kids! Special programming is designed just for adults. Call the babysitter and grab your friends, because you’re not going to want to miss this! Featuring our newest traveling exhibit Above and Beyond Presented by Boeing, workshops in The Hive and experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab, plus two guest speakers guaranteed to take you out of this world! Bring your friends, or make a date night of it, and unleash your inner child at this unique experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity.

 

Must be 21 years or older to attend.

Limited tickets are available for just $16 and usually sell out online in advance so purchase yours today!

 

Orlando Science Center Members receive complimentary admission but must reserve their tickets in advance. Check your email for a special ticket link or email oscmembership@osc.org to receive the promo code!

Main event parking is located at Orlando Science Center Garage on Princeton Street. Parking is free and on a first come, first served basis. To find authorized overflow parking locations, please download the Guest Overflow Parking Map closer to the event.

 

Guest Overflow Parking Map

From the Orlando Science Center parking garage, cross pedestrian bridge on Level 2 into the Science Center lobby. An alternative entrance if parking off-site is through the bus Entrance A on Camden Road.

 

Ride Share drop-off and pick-up is only approved at Entrance A on Camden Road.

Limited tickets are available online only* for this event and will be emailed directly to you shortly after you complete your purchase. Tickets can be printed out or scanned directly from your mobile device.

 

When purchasing for multiple guests, please be sure that each person receives a unique ticket as barcodes will only work once.

 

If the event sells out, it will be communicated on this webpage and on the OSC Facebook page. Tickets will NOT be available at the door and Orlando Science Center cautions against purchasing resold tickets and cannot guarantee entry with them.

 

*Tickets for Florida Teachers and guests qualified Science For All admission must be reserved or purchased in person prior to event date.

If you have purchased your tickets more than 48 hours in advance, the program will be emailed to you before the event so you can see the schedule of all programming throughout the evening. Be sure to pick one up when you enter the Science Center too! 

 

Schedules are subject to change without notice, please check digital signage that evening for updates!

 

Food partners will have light bites and adult beverages available for purchase. Sip beer, wine or cocktails and enjoy small-plate edibles while you listen to music and get your geek on. We recommend purchasing with cash to reduce wait time and lines.

 

                     

Upcoming Dates

Can’t attend the upcoming event but don’t want to miss the next one? Mark your calendars for our next few Science Night Lives!

 

Tickets will go on sale shortly after the prior event passes so check back often.

 

  • August 17, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
Sponsorship

Please download the Sponsorship Form for potential opportunities as to how you can be more involved with this spectacular event!

 

For inquiries, please contact Michael Mendillo at 407.514.2233 or email mmendillo@osc.org.

 

Science Night Live Sponsor Form

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

 

Finding a Balance

 

Tuesday, February 12th

6:00 p.m.– 7:30 p.m.

 

GrayRobinson, P.A.

301 E. Pine Street, Suite 1400 Orlando, FL 32801

 

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Who doesn't these days! Come and learn how to manage your stress with Dr. Lara Davis! Non-members are welcome and light refreshments will be provided.

2018–2019 Executive Committee

Brock Magruder 

Chair

Teddy Dover 

Vice Chair

James Madison

Membership Chair

Morgan Smith

Events Chair

Nicole Cuccaro

Communications Chair

Jessica Dietrick

Philanthropy Chair

Trinette Nation

Orlando Science Center Liaison

Lindsay Winter

Group Founder and Ex-Officio Board Member

Paul Bennett

Virginia Beeson

Jack Brennan

Chris Ciocca

Brittany Mead

Lauren Leavitt

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.


November 10th

December 8th

February 9th

March 9th

April 13th

May 11th


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 23. Excluding January 18 and 19

 

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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.

 

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Private Star-Gazing Parties

Orlando Science Center’s observatory can be booked for exclusive viewing experiences for private parties.

 

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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.

The Hive: A Makerspace

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.


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

Program Schedule for The Hive 

March 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 and Sunday,  March 2 & 3 

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

 

Thursday, March 14

3:00 p.m.

 

Thursday, March 21

3:00 p.m

 

Thursday, March 28

3:00 p.m

 

Saturday and Sunday, March 30 & 31 

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

 

Gyotaku

Learn about fish and printmaking as you make fish prints! CAUTION: permanent acrylic paint used

Saturday and Sunday, March 9 & 10
11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:00 p.m.

Bee Houses

Make a home for solitary bees using wood scraps and a hand drill! Recommended 12+.

Saturday and Sunday, March 16 & 17
11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:00 p.m.

Kite-making

Let's go fly a kite! Make your own sled kite out of Tyvek!

Saturday and Sunday, March 23 & 24
11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 3:00 p.m.

Open Make Experiences

 

Knot Tying and Orienteering

Take your maker skills outside! Learn skills to help you with outdoor activities.

March 1 – March 15

Embroidery

Learn the geometry of basic hand sewing.

March 16 – March 31

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

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 3D 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.

Guests waiting for a giant-screen film to start in the CineDome.

Dr. Phillips CineDome

Take a journey to a new world with films about nature, history, geography and more on the giant screen!

A guest presenter addressing the audience during Science Night Live.

Digital Adventure Theater

Get absorbed in the action with 3D educational films and exciting live stage shows that bring science to life!

Crowd wearing 3D glasses watches a Hollywood film in the Digital Adventure Theater.

Hollywood Films

Thursday through Sunday evenings, the Digital Adventure Theater will play Hollywood films at 5:10 p.m.

Become A Volunteer

Adult volunteer during the Otronicon event interacting with guests.

Adult Volunteers

Donate your time to bring the Science Center to life in a way that complements your expertise and interests.

Customer service employee instructing an intern at the front desk.

Internships

Explore an exciting real-world career in a nonprofit setting, working both independently and with the team. College credit is available.

Youth volunteer helping summer camp students measure ingredients for an experiment.

Catalyst Youth Volunteers

Gain valuable skills and make new friends while giving back to the community. Opportunities are available year-round.

Science of Wine

Join us for a night of wine, gourmet food and science! Science of Wine is a unique wine and food tasting with an educational twist. More than 150 of the finest wines from all of the major regions of the world will be represented. Local gourmet restaurants and caterers will also bring their best bites to the table to pair the wines with delectable dishes. Guests can purchase add-on experiences such as cooking demonstrations and seminars. 

Ready your mind – and palate – for a night of wining, dining and learning at one of Orlando’s most unique food and wine events, the Science of Wine! 

Tickets will go on sale in 2019.  

Sip, savor and support the mission of Orlando Science Center! Uncork your inner sommelier, and scientist, at the 9th annual Science of Wine presented by Southern Glazer’s Wines and Spirits.  The Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting as well as the opportunity to sample more than 150 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions and some of the best food from your favorite region, Central Florida! 

The Science of Wine raises critical funding in support of the Orlando Science Center’s mission, a 501(c)(3) organization. These funds are used to advance educational programs and provide the opportunity for children to explore the wonder and excitement of the Science Center.

Flight Lab

Scheduled Times – Level 4

Flight Lab uses real-world mission scenarios to teach standards-based STEM concepts. The lab contains 13 flight simulator stations where participants use Oculus Rift head-mounted display units as they learn how to fly, navigate, communicate and work as a team.

 

Some missions will require all teams to work together, while others will pit the best pilots against one another.

 

This experience is best for ages 13 and up.

Science Live!

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

 

 

Funding is provided by the Office of Naval Research. Subject matter expertise and curriculum support is provided by the Naval Air Warfare Center/Training Systems Division. Technology and curriculum is designed in partnership with TEQGames. The flight training software was developed by Lockheed Martin and has been used to teach real pilots to fly.

Office of Naval Research
TEQ Games