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.

Tiny Green Home

Tiny Green Home Tours
Level 1 (Loch Haven Park)

This diminutive abode offers a hands-on experience through interactive displays that educate visitors on energy and water conservation measures, sustainability rebates, vehicle electrification, renewables, composting, food gardens and other efficiency methods.

It includes a functioning roof-top solar array and a rain barrel to collect and conserve water, among other green features visitors can add to their own homes.

Built by OUC, the City of Orlando, and Orlando Science Center, the 200-square-foot home hopes to increase sustainability education and awareness in Central Florida.

The Tiny Green Home is an educational resource showcasing the benefits of:

  1. Energy and water conservation
  2. Renewable energy
  3. Sustainability rebates
  4. Vehicle electrification
  5. Composting
  6. Growing your own food 
  7. Sustainability programs from OUC, the City, and the Science Center.

Part of the American Cities Climate Challenge grant, the $100,000 project is funded equally by OUC and the City, along with a $15,000 grant from The Natural Resources Defense Council.

Thank You to our Partners! 

To learn more about programs and resources, click to visit our partners below!

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OUC The Reliable One Logo

Generous Support Provided by:

Little Diversified Architecture

View – Smart Glass

Tip Top Roofing

esaSolar

Rheem Manufacturing Company

Ferran Services

Thomas Lumber Co.

NovaCharge

Ovation Construction

4Roots Foundation

Landreth Lighting

Karndean Design Flooring

Rachio

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.

Unveil: Wedding Showcase

Calling all newly-engaged couples…

Join us and some of our favorite vendors as we unveil Orlando Science Center for a night of wedding inspiration!

Our wedding showcase will highlight our unique and exciting venue spaces, and give a glimpse into how our fantastic vendors can transform the Science Center into the wedding of your dreams.

Unveil is your one-stop-shop for all things wedding. Don’t just imagine your perfect day, see the Science Center dressed to the nines!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tour the venue, get to know vendors, and learn why we have weddings down to a science!

Learn how to reserve your tickets at www.osc.org/unveil.

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?

A family with young children explores animals together in the NatureWorks exhibit.

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.
  • 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.


Lunch in Pompeii • A Free Virtual Speaker Series in Partnership with UCF College of Sciences

Grab a sandwich or some coffee, and let's have lunch. In Pompeii! 

Travel plans canceled this year? Go back in time with “Lunch in Pompeii”, a free speaker series held through Zoom. Hosted between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., take a nice break from work or school, and tune in to learn about some of the artifacts that can be found in our latest exhibit Pompeii: The Immortal City.        

This collaboration with UCF and the Orlando Science Center started in 2019 with the launch of Knight at the Museum, a speaker series hosted at OSC. Lunch in Pompeii continues this partnership with a virtual speaker series to meet the needs of today's world and social distancing. These subject matter experts will help give us a uniquely in-depth look at various topics related to the exhibit. 

This speaker series is FREE, but you must RSVP to receive the Zoom link and login details.

*This series is recommended for students 13 years and older but younger students are welcome to join.   

How Metal Shaped Pompeii and the Roman Empire

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Metals were a fundamental part of Roman life, providing a wide range of weapons, coins, implements and jewelry. Given the scarcity of metals in Roman provinces, demand for these precious resources drove previously unprecedented scales of interaction and trade that affected linked Rome, including major trading centers like Pompeii, to the Roman provinces and beyond.

Dr. Joseph Lehner will examine how metal production and trade shaped the Roman world, and how the archaeological study of these materials give us extraordinary insight into not only the mechanics of the empire but also the daily lives of people who once lived there.

Lunch in Pompeii with Joseph-W.-Lehner
Dr. Joseph W. Lehner Ph.D.

Dailies and Delicacies: Getting a Taste of Pompeii

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dine like the ancient Pompeii citizens in a gustatio, a light lunch of starters! Our meals and the meals of those before us are very different. Here, you can attend a virtual tasting of daily fresh breads, drink a full-bodied raisin wine or posca, a cold, watered-down vinegar, and savor herbed olives in oil. Sounds delectamenti!

Dr. Lana Williams will give us a taste of why our modern system of tastes that seem so “naturally” preferable to us are very different from those of the past. The perfect meal of ancient Pompeii and the Roman World was one where all the tastes, and therefore all the virtues, would be simultaneously present.

Lunch in Pompeii with lana Williams
Dr. Lana Williams, Ph.D.

Fleeing Pompeii: Bodies Frozen in Time

Thursday, December 10, 2020

When the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius hit Pompeii in 79AD, its ash formed a protective shield around the bodies of the citizens. This created a type of mummification. Pompeiians are now called “ash mummies” due to the intactness of bodies.

Dr. Sandra Wheeler dives into how and why these preserved bodies provide several different insights into the deaths, but also the lives of every day Pomepiians.

Lunch in Pompeii with Sandra Wheeler
Dr. Sandra Wheeler Ph.D.

Learning From Lasers: Uncovering Pompeii With Chemical Laser Analysis

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Lasers and Pompeii? Ancient and modern worlds collide in this presentation by Dr. Matthieu Baudelet. As an associate professor of Chemistry at UCF, Baudelet specializes in laser-based spectroscopy for forensic analysis.

Lunch in Pompeii with Matthieu Baudelet
Dr. Matthieu Baudelet Ph.D

Pompeii: The Immortal City is on display at Orlando Science Center from October 26, 2020 - January 24, 2021. Get your timed-entry tickets today!

Pompeii: the Immortal City Exhibit - Premiering October 26, 2020

Unveil: Wedding Showcase

August 18, 2021  |  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

For the safety of our guests and vendors, we require all those attending to wear a face covering, regardless of vaccination status.


Calling all newly-engaged couples...

Join us and some of our favorite vendors as we unveil Orlando Science Center for a night of wedding inspiration! 

Our wedding showcase will highlight our unique and exciting venue spaces, and give a glimpse into how our fantastic vendors can transform the Science Center into the wedding of your dreams.

Unveil is your one-stop-shop for all things wedding. Don’t just imagine your perfect day, see the Science Center dressed to the nines!

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to tour the venue, get to know vendors, and learn why we have weddings down to a science!

 

Orlando Science Center Terrace decorated for a wedding

Thank you to Ashley Jane Photography and Live Happy Studio for capturing the evening! Click on the photo above to see more pictures of the evening. 

Want to know what it’s like to attend Unveil? Check out this highlight video of our February 2021 showcase.

Thank You to Our August 2021 Unveil Featured Vendors

Aloft Orlando Downtown
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Espresso Events Logo
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Jazz It Up Artistry Logo
Junction 88 Productions Logo
Kelly's Ice Cream logo
Leonardo 5th Avenue Logo
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Our DJ Rocks Logo
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Premier Event Services Logo
Puff 'n Stuff Catering Logo
Rudy and Marta Photography Logo
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Swag Decor Logo
The Chaos Coordinator Logo
The Ginger Officiant Logo
Tootles Event Sitters Logo
WeddingVenueMap.com Logo

Are you a vendor interested in exhibiting at Unveil?

For more information on being a part of our Unveil Wedding Showcase, please reach out to HTillem@osc.org or 407.514.2290.

To learn more about having a wedding with Orlando Science Center, please visit osc.org/weddings.

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!

 

Full event info and tickets at: www.osc.org/snl

Weddings

Weddings

Located just outside downtown Orlando in beautiful and historic Loch Haven Park, Orlando Science Center’s unique architecture and creative energy makes it the quintessential setting for a wedding.

Celebrate your wedding day with a wonderful combination of both indoor and outdoor spaces, making for extraordinary wedding backdrops. Setting the scene for a wedding couldn’t be more exciting with our picturesque Terrace, interactive Our Planet exhibit hall, and a few larger-than-life friends in DinoDigs.

Our talented events staff knows how to make every event unforgettable by leveraging our strengths to create a fun, eclectic atmosphere, whether you’re searching for a casual reception or a formal dinner. 

Our events team will assist in every step of the way to ensure an unforgettable celebration, all you need to do is say, I Do!

To reserve a wedding date, set up a meeting, or ask questions please call 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.


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Contact Us

To book your special day, request pricing information, or for any other questions, please contact Helen Tillem, Director of Meetings and Events at 407.514.2290 or fill out the form below.


Venues

Dino Digs Table Setting

DinoDigs

Dance until extinction alongside dinosaurs in DinoDigs! This one-of-a-kind event space boasts dramatically high ceilings and epic photo backdrops, ensuring a memorable reception or cocktail hour. 

Guests are sure to have a pre-historic good time taking a selfie with one of many dinosaurs, digging for fossils, or roaring alongside an animatronic dino. Whether guests are dancing the night away or exploring all of the unique features of a dino-filled room, everyone is guaranteed to have an unforgettable evening. DinoDigs provides a unique, whimsical, and exciting atmosphere unlike anything in Orlando.

The Terrace Table Setting

FINFROCK Terrace

With panoramic unobstructed views of Downtown Orlando, and a sky full of stars, FINFROCK Terrace will capture every inch of wedding magic. Tie the knot with a ceremony on the Terrace, enjoy cocktail hour as the sun sets in the distance overlooking the City Beautiful or dance the night away under a canopy of market lights during a moonlit reception. 

FINFROCK Terrace invites each couples’ unique style, taste, and personality to take shape in our most customizable space. It also provides plenty of room for dinner, dancing, and all of your wedding celebration!

Our Planet Ceremony

Our Planet

Looking for a ceremony space that is out-of-this world, or a fun interactive cocktail hour, Our Planet has it all. Say “I Do” in front of a suspended globe with projected images of Mars, the Moon, or even objects from galaxies far far away. Invite the whole world to be a part of your wedding with Earth as a backdrop, or choose the Death Star and rule the galaxy together! 

Watch as guests unearth the wonders of Our Planet during cocktail hour with an array of engaging hands-on exhibits and let science set the scene! Guests will shake things up on an earthquake simulator, make and launch paper airplanes, and predict clear skies for your celebration at our weather station.

Awards

Click on the awards below to read what our couples have said!


Best Tie the Knot Spot – Orlando Sentinel

Best Museum Weddings – The Knot

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.