MEGACON Orlando to give First Look at New Madame Tussauds’ Justice League Exhibit

The Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit will open to the public at Madame Tussauds Orlando on Friday, May 25

The Justice League: A Call for Heroes exhibit will open to the public at Madame Tussauds Orlando on Friday, May 25, but MEGACON Orlando is offering fans a chance to see the new exhibit early.

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Gator Week Returns to Wild Florida with Free Admission May 7-12, 2018

Wild Florida Gator and Wildlife Park

Forget Shark Week. Wild Florida will hold its annual Gator Week May 7-12, and best of all, admission is free to its Gator and Wildlife Park during that week.

Even though many view alligators as fierce carnivores always on the hunt, that’s not actually the case. To help dispel the myths, Wild Florida decided to dedicate an entire week to educating and debunking many common misunderstandings surrounding these reptiles through live demonstrations and interactive experiences.

Here is what is scheduled for Gator Week 2018:

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Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman Inducted into U. S. Astronaut Hall of Fame® at Kennedy Space Center  @ExploreSpaceKSC

Saturday, April 21, in a ceremony set beneath space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, two veteran astronauts, Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman, were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

Saturday, April 21, in a ceremony set beneath space shuttle Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, two veteran astronauts were inducted into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®.

Thomas D. Jones, PhD and Captain Scott D. Altman, who have each demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in furthering NASA’s mission of exploration and discovery, brought the total number of astronauts in this prestigious society to 97.

Both Dr. Jones and Captain Altman have had illustrious careers centered around their love of space and science:

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Orlando Science Center Hosts $10 Admission Day April 15, 2018

Orlando Science Center

Join Orlando Science Center for a special opportunity to engage in science learning and fun for a discounted price of $10 on Sunday, April 15!

Explore four floors of interactive exhibits, catch a giant-screen or Hollywood film, enjoy live experiences and more!

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Orlando Science Center Hosts Top Secret Weekend March 24-25, 2018 #orlandosciencecenter

Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center will host a special Top Secret Weekend, March 24-25, allowing those who participate, the chance to be a CSI detective.

The case involves a fossil which has been stolen from DinoDigs. You’ll get to analyze the evidence with real-world forensic technology and techniques, like chromatography, soil analysis, and fingerprinting, then turn in your results.

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Out and About: Selena Comes to Madame Tussauds Orlando

CSO visited Madame Tussauds Orlando to see its newest addition, Selena, the Queen of Tejano music.

This week, CSO visited Madame Tussauds Orlando to see its newest addition, Selena, the Queen of Tejano music.

Selena Quintanilla was one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the 1990s, and ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time.

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Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Access For SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Feb 6

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Offers Special Viewing Access For Launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy is set to lift off from famed Pad 39A on February 6, and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is offering guests special viewing opportunities through a selection of packages.

They are as follows:

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Out and About: NASA Fallen Astronauts are Honored in Annual Ceremony at Kennedy Space Center

NASA Fallen Astronauts are Honored in Annual Ceremony at Kennedy Space Center - photo by Kirk Garreans for CitySurfing Orlando

Each year the Astronauts Memorial Foundation holds a ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center to remember the astronauts who gave their lives while serving to further the NASA mission of space exploration. It is generally held on the last Thursday of January, since many of the tragedies occurred around this time of year.

This year, the annual Day of Remembrance was held at the Astronauts Memorial Foundation building at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC), as well as at the Space Mirror Memorial.

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Holy Land Experience To Offer Free Admission January 25, 2018

Holy Land Experience Orlando

Holy Land Experience will be offering one of their annual free admission day this week on Thursday, January 25, 2018, according to their website.

The Bible-based attraction offers at least one free day a year to qualify under state law for property-tax exemption as a religious entity.

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Out and About: Otronicon 2018 at the Orlando Science Center Proves STEM is Fun

Otronicon 2018 at the Orlando Science Center Proves STEM is Fun

One of my favorite annual events in Central Florida is Otronicon at the Orlando Science Center. I mean who wouldn’t love to explore four floors of STEM-inspired exhibits, simulators, and games?

This weekend I popped in to spend a few hours at Otronicon, and there was so much to do and see!

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Clearwater Marine Aquarium Host Florida Birds of Prey Weekend Jan 13-15, 2018

Clearwater Marine Aquarium Host Florida Birds of Prey Weekend Jan 13-15, 2018

This weekend, Clearwater Marine Aquarium is hosting a special Florida Birds of Prey event, Saturday, January 13 through Monday, January 15, 2018.

This unique opportunity will feature a special live exhibit of rescued Florida raptors. Boyd Hill Nature Park, The Narrows at George C. McGough Nature Park, Owl’s Nest, Wild Raptor Sanctuary at Moccasin Lake Nature Park, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue and Clearwater Audubon Society will be joining the event to exhibit their rescued birds of prey.

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DRIP to Close International Drive Location Jan 27, 2018

After 5 years, performance art company, DRIP, will be closing it's Orlando location on International Drive at the end of January, 2018.

After 5 years, performance art company, DRIP, will be closing it’s Orlando location on International Drive at the end of January 2018.

I first reviewed DRIP shortly after they opened in 2013, and I enjoyed the adult-themed interactive show featuring artistic dancing and lots of paint.

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Otronicon Takes Over Orlando Science Center Jan 12-15, 2018

Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center

For the 13th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 12-15, letting guests have hands-on experience with the latest in technology.

Otronicon connects 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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Out and About: The New Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

The New Astronaut Training Experience at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) has long been known as the gateway to outer space for those seeking to get a close up view of our nation’s space program. Between housing space artifacts and memorabilia, to actual spacecraft like the orbiter Atlantis, as well as hosting viewings of launches from the historic pads, they have always been on the cutting edge of space related tourism.

With the introduction of the all new Astronaut Training Experience (ATX), KSCVC will continue the tradition of offering hands-on interactive exhibits, but with a twist – you actually get to experience training for simulated space missions!

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Aloma Bowling Centers Offering Winter All Access Pass Through January 2018

Aloma Bowling Centers in Central Florida

Looking for a great deal on bowling for the family? Aloma Bowling Centers is offering a Winter All Access Pass at its locations through January 2018.

The Winter All Access Pass includes two games of bowling and shoes and a $10 arcade card for only $15 plus tax per guest.

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