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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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 Science of Wine Returns to the Orlando Science Center April 30

The Science of Wine is one of Orlando’s most popular wine events, and it returns to the Orlando Science Center for its 6th year on April 30.

Science of Wine at Orlando Science Center

The event not only offers more than 150 fine wines to sample, courtesy of Southern Wine & Spirits, but great food samples from 30 culinary partners, live music, a silent auction, and more.

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Orlando Science Center Celebrates Earth Day and Sensory Sunday This Weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? The Orlando Science Center is having a Party for the Planet to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 23.

Orlando Science Center

From 10am to 3pm, visitors can enjoy live animal interactions and feedings in NatureWorks, get crafty with some upcycling activities, and see giant-screen film National Parks Adventure.

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Enter to Win 4 Tickets to the Orlando Science Center!

The Orlando Science Center is a fun place to explore and play, and thanks to them, we have a four-pack of tickets to giveaway!

Orlando Science Center

Use the tickets to check out The Wizard of Oz™ and Hands-On Harley-Davidson educational exhibits that will only be at the Orlando Science Center through May 1.

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UCF Steam Exhibition at Orlando Science Center Through March 26

There is a little over a week left to see “The 2016 UCF STEAM Exhibition – When Art and Science Meet,” currently on display at the Orlando Science Center.

UCF Steam Exhibition at Orlando Science Center

The exhibition, on display in Orlando Science Center’s mezzanine art gallery, presents paintings, drawings, photographs and 3D artworks created by UCF students in visual response to STEM topics which include Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

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Out and About: Otronicon Brought Tech Fun to Orlando Science Center This Weekend

This weekend was the return of Otronicon, an annual digital media, gaming, and tech festival at the Orlando Science Center, and as usual, it was a lot of fun.

Otronicon Brought Tech Fun to Orlando Science Center

I started at the first floor and worked my way up to the fourth, and it took several hours to see and enjoy everything.

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Enter to Win Tickets to Otronicon at the Orlando Science Center Jan 15-18, 2016

Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center for its 11th year from January 15-18, 2016, and we have tickets for you to win to check it out.

Otronicon 2016 at the Orlando Science Center

If you are a fan of technology and gaming, you will want to visit Otronicon. During the weekend, guests can check out state-of-the-art simulation and gaming technologies, including military and medical simulators not typically available to the public.

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Enter to Win Tickets to the Winter Science Spectacular at the Orlando Science Center Dec 19 – Jan 3

Holidays in Florida are not known for white winters, but the Orlando Science Center is changing that with their Winter Science Spectacular running December 19 through January 3, 2016.

Winter Science Spectacular at the Orlando Science Center

Learn while you have fun, with exhibits like “Animals in Winter” which shows how different animals adapt to cold weather changes where they live, including hibernating, migrating, and more.

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Science Night Live! Returns to Orlando Science Center Dec 12 with Craft Beer Edition

Orlando Science Center gets all adult when it hosts the return of Science Night Live! on Saturday, December 12.

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

This edition delves into the science of craft beers and Orlando Science Center partners once again with Brown Distributing to present a round of the science of beer and food pairing, a craft beer sampling of some of the region’s finest brews, and short seminars on the science of brewing.

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Central Florida Cyber Monday Deals Worth Checking Out #ShopLocal

Cyber Monday is the online equivilent to Black Friday, with tons of deals online. But there’s no reason you can’t buy local gifts when shopping online. Here are our picks for great local Cyber Monday deals, which include a few travel deals for staycations:

Orlando Science Center Cyber Monday

Orlando Science Center is offering 15% off of gift memberships which offer a year of admission to all of its exhibits, as well as free Hollywood films, parking, and special events like Otronicon. Visit bit.ly/OSCgifts and use promo code OSCCM15 when checking out.

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Out and About: Mummies of the World at the Orlando Science Center Leaves November 29

Earlier this month, I had the chance to check out the Mummies of the World exhibit at the Orlando Science Center, and I found it fascinating.

Mummies of the World at the Orlando Science Center

I actually saw it twice, as the first time was a quick walk-through during the Neanderthal Ball. The first time through, I saw the main parts – the mummies and a few side displays. But it’s hard to really read the plaques and absorb the displays when moving en masse with the crowd.

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Enter to Win Tickets to See ‘Mummies of the World’ at the Orlando Science Center

The popular Mummies of the World exhibition is wrapping up its run at the Orlando Science Center, and we have a 4-pack of tickets to check it out before it closes on November 29.

Mummies of the World exhibition at the Orlando Science Center

The tickets will also allow you and your guests to explore the rest of the Orlando Science Center, including films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. There are four floors of edutainment to enjoy, with exhibits for all ages.
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