Nemours Children’s Health is holding a teddy bear health lab at Orlando Science Center this weekend
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Nemours Children’s Health is hosting a teddy bear clinic in Dr. Dare’s Lab at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday and Sunday. Their goal is to teach children about the importance of health and wellness. This event is included with admission to Orlando Science Center, which is FREE for members, $24 for adults, $22 for seniors and students, and $18 for youth (ages 2 to 11). Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live. Video: 'Secured a loving home': 17 children adopted during event at Brevard County stadium (WFTV)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Nemours and Orlando Science Center to host ‘Teddy Bear clinic’
ORLANDO, Fla. — Nemours Children’s Health and Orlando Science Center have teamed up to host a “Teddy Bear clinic.”The Teddy Bear Affair will be held at the Orlando Science Center located at 777 E Princeton Street, Orlando, on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.>>> STREAM CHANNEL 9 EYEWITNESS NEWS LIVE <<
Blast off into space with the Orlando Science Center’s Astro Fest this weekend
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center is hosting Astro Fest this weekend. Admission to the Orlando Science Center is free for members but the general public ticket costs $24 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $18 for youth (ages 2 – 11). Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 7 Orlando Science Center Orlando Science Center Celebrate Science Night, photo by Roberto Gonzalez (Roberto Gonzalez)Tickets are available online only at www.osc.org/tickets. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live. Video: Orlando Science Center unveils CANstruction displays, fights hunger (WFTV)©2022 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
Tropical Storm Nicole: Orlando Science Center offering camp while schools are closed Friday
ORLANDO, Fla. — If you’re looking for a way to entertain your kids on Friday while classes are canceled due to Tropical Storm Nicole, the Orlando Science Center has an option. The cost of the camp is $110 per child for non-members and $100 per child for members. Early and late care is also available as early as 7:30 a.m. and as late as 6 p.m. for $17. Read: Tropical Storm Nicole: School closures in Central FloridaCaregivers can get more information or register their student by clicking here www.osc.org/severeweather or by calling 407-514-2112. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Out of this world Kids Night at Orlando Science Center
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center will be celebrating Kids Night at the Museum next weekend. Children between the ages of 5-12 are invited to enjoy an evening of learning that celebrates the science that inspired some favorite books and movies. Activities include exploring exhibits, classroom STEM activities and live science shows or films. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 10 Orlando Science Center Orlando Science Center, New KidsTown, photo by Roberto Gonzalez (Roberto Gonzalez)Experience hands-on STEM activities with a sci-fi twist plus all four floors of exhibits, including the new Hot Wheels: Race to Win exhibition. Read: Walt Disney World Resort ushers in holiday season with new decorationsCaregivers can drop off their kids at 6 p.m. and pick them up by 10 p.m.Tickets are $80 to $85 for members and an additional $60 per sibling.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center opens Hot Wheels exhibit for racing, building cars
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Children can form their own pit crews at a new Orlando Science Center exhibit this fall. OSC launched its Hot Wheels “Race to Win” exhibit presented by Nemours Children’s Health on Saturday. Read: Orlando Science Center opens its door for a night at the museum with a spooky science twistEach part of the exhibit allows families to learn about the evolution of the automobile while strengthening math, science and engineering skills. Read: Orlando Science Center unveils canned food displays, fights hungerExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 8 Orlando Science Center Hot Wheels exhibit races into the fall season (Orlando Science Center/Orlando Science Center)Visitors can virtually design their own vehicles and engage in hands-on learning with the Pit Stop Challenge, where they can even learn how to change a tire. The car-themed exhibit was created by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center opens its door for a night at the museum with a spooky science twist
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center is opening its doors after hours for an evening so fun, it’s scary. Kids Night at the Museum is back with a spooky science twist. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 9 Kids Night at the Museum - Orlando Science Center Orlando Science Center, New KidsTown, photo by Roberto Gonzalez (Roberto Gonzalez)Kids will get a behind-the-scenes look at the thrilling world of racing and learn about the scientific process for designing super-fast cars. “Hot Wheels™: Race to Win™” was created and designed by The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and Mattel and is presented locally by Nemours Children’s Health. Read: Walt Disney World kicks off HBCU WeekKids Night at the Museum takes place on Oct. 15 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.For more information on the event and registration details, CLICK HERE.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center unveils canned food displays, fights hunger
ORLANDO, Fla. — A new exhibit is on display at the Orlando Science Center with an important message. Teams of architects and engineers built 10 “Hungry to Learn” canned food displays Saturday. Read: Orlando Science Center offers half-price tickets SundaySecond Harvest of Central Florida and Construction Orlando collaborated to host ‘Ready, set, build!’Read: Orlando Police proposes adding a mental health professional to call centerThis annual event was designed to raise awareness and fight hunger, which has become more prevalent with inflation. Canned goods used in the displays will be donated to Second Harvest to help support families in need. Read: Food banks feeling the pinch of high inflation as centers juggle increased demand for helpThe displays will be open to the public at the OSC until Oct. 2.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center offers half-price tickets Sunday
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Visitors can engage in learning about science this weekend with a discount. The Orlando Science Center will offer half-price admission Sunday. Read: Crisp & Green will open first Central Florida restaurant next monthThe food will be gathered at the end of the exhibit and donated to the Second Harvest of Central Florida. This admission will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.Read: ‘Heroes Sail Free’: Cruise line offers free trips to military, educators & first respondersThese tickets are only available online and can be purchased here. Video: Orlando Science Center breaks ground on largest project everClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
From Halloween frights to David Bowie films: Here are 9 things to do this weekend
However, if you’d rather laugh and dance than run and scream, Central Florida has you covered there, too. 9/11 remembrance events: Multiple events will take place across Central Florida to honor 21 years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Orlando Science Center: Visitors can enjoy the Orlando Science Center for $12 on Sunday only from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. D23 Expo live stream: Though it doesn’t take place in Central Florida, it will have a lot to do with it. Though it doesn’t take place in Central Florida, it will have a lot to do with it.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center receives a 795K NASA grant for STEM youth engagement
ORLANDO, Fla. — NASA awarded the Orlando Science Center a $795,000 grant, the center said Tuesday. OSC said this grant will help promote a multiyear national partnership for STEM youth engagement in underrepresented communities across Orlando. Read: Orlando Science Center breaks ground on largest project everOSC launched an initiative called Neighborhood Science that is geared toward having quality STEM education programs in community centers and schools. One of the first parts of the program will feature a STEM lab in Orlando’s Grand Avenue Community Center in Holden Heights. Read: University High School the only local school nominated for a state architectural awardThe NASA award will also assist a collaboration effort between OSC, NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Swampworks and the Grand Avenue Community Center.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center breaks ground on largest project ever
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center broke ground on its largest project ever. The groundbreaking of the new exhibit called “Life” took place on Wednesday morning. Mayor Jerry Demings said the project is a great initiative for the community. READ: A library trip can earn Floridians free admission to state parks this summerThe new exhibit is expected to open late next year. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 7 "Life" exhibit at Orlando Science CenterClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
9 things to do this weekend: Mess Fest, Gatorpalooza Fun Fest and more
9 things to do this weekendORLANDO, Fla. — Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Mess Fest will take place at the center on Saturday and Sunday. The Big Cat Summer Sip & Stroll is taking place at the Central Florida Animal Reserve on Sunday. Gatorland is hosting its Gatorpalooza Fun Fest this weekend. There will be music, food, a silent auction and door prizes.wftv.com
Ooey, gooey and messy: Mess Fest coming to the Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center Mess Fest The Orlando Science Center is preparing for its messiest weekend of the year. (WFTV.com News Staff/Orlando Science Center Mess Fest)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center is preparing for its messiest weekend of the year. Mess Fest will return to the center May 14 and 15. The event is included in admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students, and $15 for youth (ages 2 – 11). READ: Cinco de Mayo 2022: 5 places to get food, drink dealsClick here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Orlando celebrates grand opening of new neighborhood center in Holden Heights
ORLANDO, Fla. — The city of Orlando celebrated the grand opening of a new neighborhood center in Holden Heights on Wednesday. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and City Commissioner Bakari Burns participated in the official ribbon-cutting. The historic former Grand Avenue Elementary has been repurposed as a youth and family recreation center, complete with a gym and a pottery studio. For instance, the Orlando Science Center is going to do a STEM program here with the support of NASA ... how cool is that?,” Dyer said. Photos: See inside Orlando’s new neighborhood center in Holden HeightsThe city is hosting a community open house on Saturday, featuring tours of the new facility as well as youth activities.wftv.com
Otronicon returns to Orlando this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. — Otronicon is back. The science festival and tech expo — known for bringing Central Florida’s brightest minds together to celebrate innovation and lifelong learning — returns this weekend. Otronicon takes place at the Orlando Science Center from Feb. 18-21. For those more interested in deconstructing technology than interacting with it, Take it Apart at Otronicon will allow you to take a peek an see what goes on behind the screens. Science Night Live, an adults-only separately ticketed event, will take place Feb. 19 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.wftv.com
Science Night Live returns to offer adults-only fun at Orlando Science Center this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. — A chance for adults to enjoy Orlando Science Center without the kids returns after a two-year hiatus. Science Night Live will allow adults to experience everything they love about Otronicon, Orlando’s favorite tech expo and science festival. READ: Otronicon returns to Orlando Science Center this monthThe event kicks off Saturday at 8:30 p.m. and includes interactive exhibits, a test flight, the chance to design your own roller coaster, guest speakers and more. READ: Billionaire’s ‘Polaris Program’ set to include the first private-citizen spacewalkRead more about Otronicon here. Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Orlando skunk chooses Super Bowl winner: Do you think his instincts stink?
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center’s resident skunk made his predictions on who will win this weekend’s Super Bowl. READ: Three friends who have attended every Super Bowl plan final tripAre his instincts right or are you calling foul on his pick? Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Photos: Groundhog Day icon Punxsutawney Phil delivers 2022 prediction Groundhog Club handler A.J. Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 136th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Otronicon returns to Orlando Science Center this month
ORLANDO, Fla. — A science festival and tech expo that has brought Central Florida’s brightest minds together to celebrate innovation and lifelong learning for more than a decade returns this month. Otronicon will take place at the Orlando Science Center Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 18-21. Otronicon Otronicon 2016, photo by Roberto Gonzalez (Roberto Gonzalez)READ: Level up: New 80s and 90s-themed ‘barcade’ to open in Orlando this springThe event began in 2006 as an opportunity to explore how videogame technology impacts how we live, learn, work and play. Otronicon is presented by the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research. Science Night Live, an adults-only separately ticketed event, will take place Feb. 19 from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Click here for tickets.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center to open new exhibit later this month
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center will open a new exhibit later this month called Science Fiction, Science Future. The exhibit, presented by The Macauley and Helen Dow Whiting Foundation, is coming to the Orlando Science Center from Jan. 29 to May 9. The exhibit will also be a key feature of this year’s Otronicon Science Festival and Tech Expo when it returns during Presidents Day weekend, the science center said. The science center also said the exhibit will let people find out more about science fiction predictions that could become reality. WATCH: ‘I got attacked by a bear’: Man fights off bear at Daytona Beach homeExpand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Orlando Science Center to open new exhibit (Orlando Science Center)Click here to download the free WFTV news and weather apps, click here to download the WFTV Now app for your smart TV and click here to stream Channel 9 Eyewitness News live.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center to host COVID-19 vaccine event, offer free tickets to visitors
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccine event later this month. READ: New eye drops could replace reading glasses for millionsThe event will be held Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Those who get a vaccine will receive a complimentary ticket for general admission that can be redeemed either later that day or on their next visit, the science center said. READ: US expands COVID-19 booster recommendations to include 16- and 17-year-oldsThe science center will host presentations on COVID-19 vaccines work and how mRNA vaccines are developed throughout the day. For more information about the vaccine event, click here or call 407-514-2000.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center hosting COVID-19 vaccine event; free ticket for every shot
Orlando Science Center vaccination event Health officials will be at the Orlando Science Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday giving first shots, second shots or boosters for anyone eligible, including children 5-11. (Roberto Gonzalez/Orlando Science Center)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center is offering vaccinations this Saturday with a little incentive. Health officials will be at the Orlando Science Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday giving first shots, second shots and boosters for anyone eligible, including children 5-11. READ: Play among the stars with the Orlando Science Center’s private planetary experienceThroughout the day, the Science Center will also host presentations on COVID-19 vaccines and how mRNA vaccines are developing. The Science Center features four floors of exhibits, movies and experiences.wftv.com
FLHSMV and FHP launches annual ‘Stuff the Charger’ food drive
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and the Florida Highway Patrol have announced the start of the annual “Stuff the Charger” food drive. FLHSMV, FHP are pleased to announce the annual “Stuff the Charger” food drive – a statewide effort to support local communities in the fight against hunger. We'll be collecting non-perishable food donations for food banks across the state through Nov. 30. https://t.co/J1DjGRow27 — FLHSMV (@FLHSMV) November 1, 2021Anyone who wants to donate is asked to bring non-perishable food items to their local FHP Station or to one of several events being held across the state. Read: IRS launches new Child Tax Credit portal, families can update income before Nov. 15 paymentThe food drive runs from Nov. 1 through Nov. 30. More information about the food drive and locations can be found here.wftv.com
Play among the stars with the Orlando Science Center’s private planetary experience
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center is opening the doors to its observatory once again after being closed for nearly two years. The observatory is the silver dome on top of the Orlando Science Center and houses one of the largest refractor telescopes in the state. Read: 16-year-old shot during violent night of Halloween celebrations, police sayStarting Friday, Nov. 12, the Orlando Science Center will begin offering a new private experience for small groups to spend the evening among the stars. Read: American Airlines cancels 300 more flights MondayTours will be conducted by the Science Center’s resident space enthusiasts and are available by reservation only. LIVE UPDATES: Defense rests in Markeith Loyd’s second murder trialFor more information on this private planetary adventure, CLICK HERE.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center holds COVID-19 vaccine event while educating visitors about them
Orlando Science Center holds COVID-19 vaccine event while educating visitors about themORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center held a unique event on Saturday that helped teach people about the science behind COVID-19 vaccines. WATCH: Masks in schools: CDC releases new data to support school masking rules to prevent COVID-19The center hosted representatives that explained how MRNA vaccines are made. READ: When will Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot be available after CDC’s surprise announcement? Officials with the science center said they hope to build confidence surrounding the science of vaccines. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there about the vaccine right now,” said Jeff Stanford with the Orlando Science Center.wftv.com
New exhibit set to open at Orlando Science Center
ORLANDO, Fla. — A new exhibit is coming to the Orlando Science Center. The new exhibit will premiere at noon on Saturday, Sept. 25, following an exclusive preview for Science Center Members, officials said. READ: Apple Wallet update will allow digital COVID-19 vaccination cardThe Orlando Science Center said the new exhibit “highlights the relationship between mathematical thinking and the creative process in art, music, and engineering. Design Zone will be on display at Orlando Science Center until Jan. 9, 2022.”Design Zone is focused around three thematic areas, which draw visitors into real-life scenes of music production, video game development, and extreme sports that directly and experientially relate to mathematical concepts, the Orlando Science Center said. READ: Child Tax Credit payment delayed for some, IRS investigatingThe new exhibit is included with admission to the Orlando Science Center.wftv.com
Orlando Science Center offering COVID-19 vaccines, free entry following shot
ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center is offering a free day of admission to people who get their COVID-19 vaccine shot at the center on Saturday.
The Florida Department of Health will be at the science center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to offer vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis.
READ: Orange County extends free COVID-19 testing, vaccinations through OctoberThose who get the vaccine will also receive a complimentary ticket for general admission that can be redeemed that day, or on another visit.
During the day, Orlando Science Center will host presentations that explain how COVID-19 vaccines work and how mRNA vaccines are developed.
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Celebrate Mars Fest this weekend at the Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center Mars Fest Orlando Science Center interactive experiences with DiscoverAbility, photo by Roberto Gonzalez (Roberto Gonzalez)ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center announced it will be celebrating Mars Fest this weekend. Guests will be able to celebrate Mars exploration with astronomy and engineering-themed activities. READ: NASA warns moon’s ‘wobble,’ sea rise will cause massive floodingHere’s a list of activities, according to the science center:Experience explosive live programming. READ: Lockheed Martin opens STAR Center to expand production for NASA’s Orion spacecraft programFor tickets, click here. Orlando Science Center Mars Fest Orlando Science Center Moon Fest, photo by Roberto Gonzalez (Roberto Gonzalez)©2021 Cox Media Groupwftv.com
‘Poozeum’: Excrement exhibit featuring ‘largest fossilized poo’ coming to Orlando
Orlando Science Center The museum is unveiling a new “Poozeum” exhibit featuring coprolites, also known as fossilized feces. (Orlando Science Center)ORLANDO, Fla. — Have you ever wondered what the world’s largest fossilized excrement looks like? But the Orlando Science Center is ready to show you anyway. The museum is unveiling a new “Poozeum” exhibit featuring coprolites, also known as fossilized feces. The display includes Barnum – the Guinness World Record Holder for “world’s largest fossilized excrement from a carnivore,” which the museum said was generously provided by George Frandsen and a very full T. rex.wftv.com
Celebration of Running 5K
ORLANDO, Fla. — Join WFTV 9 Family Connection and our partners Gold Key Roofing, Fun Spot America, Stanley Steemer and The UPS Store for the Track Shack Celebration of Running 5K presented by AdventHealth. Kick off the running season and celebrate Track Shack’s 44th anniversary of their store and running series! There is also a virtual option and a kids fun run! Register today: https://www.trackshack.com/event/233/registrationAll proceeds from this 5K will go to The Orlando Science Center. A visit to Orlando Science Center creates lifetime memories while building an understanding of the role STEM plays in addressing real world challenges.wftv.com
City of Orlando and OUC collaborate on a Tiny Green Home, now on view at Orlando Science Center
click to enlarge Photo via OUCThe first Tiny Green Home has come to Central Florida in time for Orlando Science Center's Otronicon.The 162-square-foot building is an interactive display meant to educate residents on ways they can make their own homes more sustainable. The project will be housed at Loch Haven Park next to the Orlando Science Center, and open for free viewing throughout Otronicon, Feb. 12-15, and open to the public in March, according to a press release from Orlando Utilities Commission. "Guests of the Science Center will be able to visit the Tiny Green Home to get a hands-on experience with sustainability through interactive displays," Clint Bullock, OUC's general manager and CEO, said in a press release.The home features functioning solar panels on the roof, electric vehicle charging stations in the garage, apartment/condo-adaptable garden beds for vegetables, as well as information on ways residents can live sustainably. "Ideally, visitors will apply these lessons in their own lives, and make their own homes more sustainable and energy-efficient," Bullock said.In the emailed press release, OUC said they plan to deploy the mobile exhibits throughout the year.The tiny home was jointly funded by OUC and the City of Orlando, with help from Bloomberg Philanthropies' American Cities Climate Challenge. The home will be maintained by Orlando Science Center.orlandoweekly.com
Tiny Green Home at Orlando Science Center offers hands-on experience
ORLANDO, Fla. – Things are beginning to look a little greener with the announcement of a “small” display outside the Orlando Science Center. The city of Orlando on Tuesday unveiled its Tiny Green Home, which is a hands-on experience designed to increase sustainability education and awareness in Central Florida. “What we’re ultimately doing is telling a bit of a sustainability story,” Vice President of Visitor Experience Brandan Lanman said. Throughout the experience, visitors can also scan QR codes to learn more about sustainability options in their own home. AdThe Tiny Green Home debuts to the public during Orlando Science Center’s Otronicon Event Feb. 12-15.
Orlando Science Center works with schools offering STEM-focused virtual field trips
ORLANDO, Fla. – Field trips look a lot different than they used to because of the pandemic but the Orlando Science Center is continuing its mission of being a community resource, even in a time where many schools have cancelled field trips. OSC is now offering virtual field trips. | News 6 anchors share dramatic stories]“We have two educators that are on each of these virtual field trips. So how exactly does a virtual field trip work? To book a virtual field trip, visit The Orlando Science Center here https://www.osc.org/learn/education/virtual-field-trips/.
Orlando Science Center bringing back Kids Night
ORLANDO, Fla. – Based on positive feedback and all the fun the first time, the Orlando Science Center is hosting another Kids Night. On Friday, Sept. 26, parents can enjoy a stress-free and childless evening, while their kids enjoy science and explore all the center has to offer. Due to health and safety guidelines, there is limited capacity to ensure that proper coronavirus safety guidelines are met. The center hosted its first Kids Night in August. Kids Night Event Timeline6:00 p.m. – Drop-off Begins Until 6:30 p.m.6:30 p.m. – In Classroom Activities7:00 p.m. – Pizza Dinner7:30 p.m. – Guided Exhibit Hall Experience8:00 p.m. – Live Science Show8:30 p.m. – Guided Exhibit Hall Experience9:00 p.m. – Giant-Screen Film9:45 p.m. – In Classroom Activities (pickup begins)10:30 p.m. – Program Concludes
Orlando Science Center reopens after 3 months of closure due to COVID-19
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Science Center reopened for the first time in three months on Monday with new safety guidelines in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. While museums in Florida are allowed to open at 50 percent capacity, admission to the science center is limited to 25 percent during the initial reopening with guests required to purchase timed tickets in advance. "There will be more people in the exhibit area to facilitate experiences, to answer questions and to help support social distancing," Stanford said. Jennifer Rothermel and her daughters were some of the first to explore the science center as it reopened. Hours have also been reduced during the initial reopening with the facility closed on Wednesdays for deep cleaning.
Sip, savor and support Orlando Science Center with an online wine party
The Orlando Science Center had to postpone its Science of Wine fundraiser due to COVID-19, but instead, the private museum is offering a virtual vino alternative: the Stellar Wine Cellar. With a $125 donation, participants will receive a thank you package delivered right to their door, a virtual toolkit, glasses and restaurant coupons to host an online wine party. A suggested itinerary and how-to guide for hosting your own virtual wine event. A wine trivia game and cool facts to share with your party guests. To make a donation and plan your virtual wine party, click here.
Orlando Science Center welcomes ‘Pompeii: The Immortal City’ exhibit
ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando will welcome a one-of-a-kind exhibit this summer at the Orlando Science Center featuring artifacts from the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. “It’s a very unique exhibit because it is a very exclusive tour,” Orlando Science Center vice president of marketing Jeff Stanford said. The Orlando Science Center set up a replica of a volcano just outside Orlando City Hall. A volcano replica will erupt outside Orlando City Hall March 5-9 generating buzz for "Pompeii: The Immortal City" exhibit coming to the Orlando Science Center. Pompeii: The Immortal City opens June 6 at the Orlando Science Center.
Orlando Science Center, OUC bring STEM lessons straight to schools
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Orlando Science Center and OUC are taking real-life STEM lessons on the road to Orange and Osceola County fifth graders. Project A.W.E.S.O.M.E. “Being able to collaborate and work on the 21st century skills is something we always try to push at the Science Center. OUC is the sponsor and primary founder of Project A.W.E.S.O.M.E. To learn more about programs at the Orlando Science Center, click here.
Science Night Live gives adults a chance to play at Orlando Science Center's Otronicon
Orlando Science Center always kicks off the year with Otronicon, a weekend devoted to emerging technologies from virtual reality to robotic surgeons. The abundance of kids around during daytime hours means adults rarely get as much time to play with the tech as theyd like, though. Thats where Science Night Live, OSCs regular adults-only night, comes in. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
How to watch Mercury transit the sun Monday
Image taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory of Mercury transiting the sun on Nov. 11, 2019. The next Mercury transit won't happen until 2032. NASA will be sharing views from the Solar Dynamics Observatory throughout the transit. Florida Tech, Seminole State College, University of Central Florida and the Orlando Science Center are all hosting Mercury transit viewing events with telescopes equipped with solar lenses. University of Central FloridaWhat: Safe solar viewing at Knights Plaza hosted by the UCF Library and the Robinson Observatory.
Central Florida Jewish Film Festival highlights stories from Israel and abroad
A Palestinian and an Israeli face extreme consequences after their extramarital affair with each other is discovered (). Red Sox catcher Moe Berg finds an unlikely second act as an OSS spy during World War II (). These are some of the stories featured in the 21st annual Central Florida Jewish Film Festival, presented at both Enzian Theater and the Orlando Science Center this week. Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlandos true free pressorlandoweekly.com
Veterans to receive free admission to Orlando Science Center
ORLANDO, Fla. - Just in time for Veteran's Day, the Orlando Science Center has extended free admission to all active and former military personnel. From Nov. 1 till Nov. 17, veterans can join the center's 670,000 annual visitors and experience 11 interactive exhibits, theaters and seasonal offerings. Located at the Red Tails Monument outside the center, visitors can experience a bugler performing the classic military song, "Taps." "Everyone at Orlando Science Center is grateful for the service of our veterans," Vice President of Marketing Jeff Stanford said. For more information on the Orlando Science Center, click hereCopyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Here's why there will be a giant volcano in downtown Orlando this weekend
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Science Center introduced an explosive addition to this year's Immerse event: a 10-foot tall volcano. Immerse is a yearly arts and culture festival held in downtown Orlando to bring attention to the city's innovation and creativity. The volcano will be grounded at the intersection of Orange Avenue and Church Street on Friday only. Starting at 5 p.m., real flames that will make visitors erupt with joy will shoot from the volcano every 15 minutes. Since more than 1,000 artists and musicians will be taking their craft to the streets, many of downtown Orlando's road will be closed.
Orlando Science Center's adults-only Science Night Dead will scare you smart
click to enlarge Photo of Ginger 'Synthestruct' Leigh by Drew GarrawayFor this, the last 2019 edition of Orlando Science Center's adults-only Science Night Live, they've embraced the season of witches and ghouls and dubbed themselves Science Night Dead. Aside from the temporary name change, the night isn't overtly Halloween-y it's more of a chance to explore the OSC's current exhibit, "Artificial Intelligence: Your Mind & the Machine" (though if you're a zombie: braaaaiiinnnsss). There's plenty to do, see and taste, but we're looking forward to a brain-bending activity led by local artist Ginger Leigh. Because we all know that Wednesday is orange and three sounds like a theremin. Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. | Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St. | 407-514-2000 | osc.org | $16orlandoweekly.com
Orlando Science Center kicks off Bubble Bash event with special guest
ORLANDO, Fla. - It's going to be a wet and wild weekend at the Orlando Science Center, where kids and grownups will get an up-close and personal experience with suds during a new event called "Bubble Bash." [WATCH: Orlando Science Center offers adults-only Science Night Live event]"Bubble Bash" will feature things like foam explosion demonstrations, and children will get to learn how soap is made and how bath fizzers are created. Orlando Science Center kicks off Bubble Bash event. Bubbleologist Blaise Ryndes attends Orlando Science Center's Bubble Bash event. The "Bubble Bash" event takes place Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Ryndes' performance is at 1 p.m. both days.
Orlando Science Center will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with movies, laser shows and more
click to enlarge Courtesy of Orlando Science CenterThe Orlando Science Center's Moon Fest will take place July 20 and 21 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.The Moon Fest is part of the Science Center's Astronomy Month, which aims to inspire visitors with information on fields like engineering, astronomy, math and coding. Guests can check out live events likeabout the chemistry of rocket science, a laser-light show set to songs by the Beatles and Pink Floyd, and a Martian egg drop challenge, or screenprint your own Moon Fest T-shirt in The Hive Makerspace.Films showing in the Dr. Phillips Cinedome include, in which astronauts Chris Ferguson and Serena Aunon give an overview of past space accomplishments, current activities and future plans, and, a "thrilling cinematic experience that showcases the real-life moments of humankinds first steps on the moon." In the Digital Adventure Theater, there will be screenings ofandorlandoweekly.com