Play at Otronicon’s Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center Jan 14

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

Otronicon is normally a family friendly event, but Saturday night, January 14, sees the return of the popular adults-only Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center.

Interact with some of the latest and greatest technology while learning more about STEM careers and the innovations being made right here in Orlando. At Otronicon, play and interact with the best in gaming, simulation and digital technology.

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Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center Jan 13-16 2017

Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center

For the 12th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 13-16, letting guests have hands-on experience with the latest in technology.

Otronicon will connect visitors with the creative professionals and technology that are turning Central Florida into a hub for innovation. Attendees can fly a real-world military simulator, operate a surgical robot or get a preview of tomorrow’s technology.

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Holidays in Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Starting Dec 21, 2016

Holidays In Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s annual high-tech holiday celebration, Holidays In Space, returns for its fifth year from December 21-January 1, 2017.

The centerpiece of the nightly event is a “Spirit of Exploration” show projected against the side of a Saturn 1B. Reimagined for 2016, it takes guests on a journey through NASA’s history and plans for the future.

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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Heroes and Legends feat the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Now Open at Kennedy Space Center

Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex

Literally decades in the making, Heroes and Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame is now open at Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex.

Positioned just inside the entrance, the attraction takes guests on a journey through an awe-inspiring immersive exhibit that uses cutting-edge technology and interactive elements to introduce the legendary men and women who pioneered our journey into space.

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City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

November 17 is a significant day for Blue Man Group, as it was twenty-five years ago that a creative collaboration among friends led to the first euphoric and historic Blue Man Group performance at the Astor Place Theatre in New York.

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Heroes and Legends Opens at Kennedy Space Center Nov 11, 2016

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex will open their newest attraction, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex will open their newest attraction, Heroes & Legends featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, on Friday, November 11, 2016.

Literally decades in the making, the attraction will provide the emotional background and context for space exploration and the legendary men and women who pioneered our journey into space.

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Enjoy the Last Science Night Live of 2016 at Orlando Science Center Sept 17

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

Science Night Live returns to the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, September 17, for the last time in 2016. This edition is all about Outer Space.

Reserved strictly for adults 21 and up, Science Night Live allows guests to experience grown-up inspired programming, as well as food and adult beverages for purchase.

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New KidsTown Opens at Orlando Science Center in October

New KidsTown Opens at Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center will open their new KidsTown section the weekend of October 22 and 23.

The new early childhood space is nearly three times the size of the current area, encompassing 11,000 square feet of original content designed to engage and stimulate young minds.

It features seven dynamic zones with more than 75 exhibits that present little learners with iconic experiences, exciting discoveries and untold opportunities for creativity, collaboration and problem solving. These seven areas will also introduce science concepts through whole-body experiences, hands-on interactives and opportunities for imaginative role-playing.

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Meet The Octonauts at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

The Octonauts at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium

Captain Barnacles and Kwazii of The Octonauts, a popular animated children’s television show on Disney Jr., will visit SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium weekends September 16 though October 30.

The Octonauts are a team of undersea adventure heroes who rescue and protect sea creatures in trouble. During each television episode, viewers are able to learn about a variety of marine life as The Octonauts study facts about sea animals and their ocean habitats.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Offers Free Admission to K-12 Educators Sept. 6 – Oct. 16

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! attractions in Florida are thanking K-12 educators for all their hard work with the return of Educator Appreciation Days.

All K-12 school personnel are invited to visit any of Ripley’s Florida attractions for FREE from September 6 to October 16, 2016.

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Science Night Live Returns to Orlando Science Center Aug 20

 

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

Normally the Orlando Science Center is fun for all ages, but on select nights, it’s reserved strictly for adults 21+. That night is Science Night Live and it returns August 20.

This edition will feature the digital art show Sensorium – Exhibition of Interactive Sound + Art Installations, a once-in-a-lifetime performance by Orlando Shakes performing aWest Side Story Cover Battle” (Lip-Sync Battle meets Carpool Karaoke), presentations from Microsoft, Mindbender Mansion, and so much more.

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The Orlando Eye Becomes The Coca Cola Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye Becomes The Coca Cola Orlando Eye

On Wednesday, July 28, The Orlando Eye revealed its new partnership with Coca-Cola by rebranding the attraction the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye.

Entering the building, guests will be greeted with a new look featuring Coca-Cola’s signature red and white colors. The gift shop also features co-branded souvenirs.

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Kennedy Space Center Announces Heroes & Legends Sponsor

Heroes and Legends Attraction to Open at Kennedy Space Center

As we get closer to the opening date for the Heroes & Legends attraction at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, it’s been announced that The Boeing Company will be the title sponsor.

During the announcement ceremony, a ten-foot long silhouette of an X-15 rocket plane was raised to the top of the building.

The X-15, which was manufactured by a legacy Boeing company, North American Aviation, flew for nearly a decade, achieving hypersonic speeds and exploring the upper edge of the Earth’s atmosphere. Its technology contributed to the development of the historic Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs.

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