🥼Slime, foam-splosions, paint slingshots at Orlando Science Center event
What’s the best kind of mess? The kind YOU don’t have to clean up! Mess Fest returns to Orlando Science Center on Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14. Families will have the opportunity to get hands-on with the ooziest, gooiest, messiest science experiments during the event.
Orlando Science Center, city officials partner on new STEM program for kids
The mission of the Orlando Science Center is to inspire science learning for life and to eliminate barriers to STEM education. That’s why at the beginning of this school year, OSC and the city of Orlando began the Neighborhood Science program.
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.