Can you imagine life without zippers, tissues, antibiotics and Play-Doh? August is National Inventors Month, so celebrate the unique inventions that have made our lives better, healthier, or just more fun. Be sure to visit The Hive to create your own masterpieces!
Traveling Exhibit: Hall of Heroes
Open Daily through September 3 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the world of superheroes, crime fighters, gadgets and spies in Hall of Heroes! You’ll find yourself in the midst of the action in your exciting journey through several different themed environments with surprises around every corner. Visitors of all ages will love this exhibit that combines science and science fiction and lets you discover your own super strengths.
Open Daily through August 14 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Orlando Science Center is open every day so you can learn and play all summer long!
Open Daily through Tuesday, August 7 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Artist German Lemus has found a new way to reuse and recycle by turning plastics, cardboard, bags and paper into works of art. German has found inspiration for his art through a passion for solving ocean. “RelevancEcology” includes pieces by Lemus and other local upcoming artists. Their work reminds guests that we can find other uses for our waste – and that’s not limited to making art! Now on view in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery at OSC.
Science After Sundown
Friday through Sunday, August 3 & 4 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This summer, when the sun goes down, your IQ goes up as you experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises, during late nights at Orlando Science Center. Explore all your favorite exhibits, enjoy stellar views in the observatory (weather permitting) and so much more.
Included with Science After Sundown, catch a screening of The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) at 7:50 p.m. in the Digital Adventure Theater.
Bank of America Museums on Us Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, August 4 & 5 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
On the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders enjoy free admission to Orlando Science Center. Cardholders will also receive 10 percent off a membership if they purchase on these two days. These deals apply to the cardholder only and do not include guests or children.
Story Time: What If Dinosaurs Were Pink?
Wednesday, August 8 11:30 a.m.
Jarrett Whitlow was inspired by his daughter, Ella and her favorite color, pink, on their visit to the Orlando Science Center. As they were exploring DinoDigs, Jarrett asked Ella, “What if dinosaurs were pink?” This question sparked an idea to write a children’s book. Jarrett will be reading his first children’s book in Harriett’s KidsTown Theater.
Science After Sundown
Friday and Saturday, August 10 & 11 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This summer, when the sun goes down, your IQ goes up as you experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises, during late nights at Orlando Science Center. Explore all your favorite exhibits, enjoy stellar views in the Crosby Observatory (weather permitting) and so much more.
Included with Science After Sundown, catch Galaxy Quest (1999) at 7:50 p.m. in the Digital Adventure Theater.
Analog Artist Digital World
Open Daily Friday, August 17 through Tuesday, October 23. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
This summer, see “Analog Artist Digital World,” featuring pieces by Orlando illustrator and journalist Thomas “Thor” Thorspecken. Thor has created about 30 paintings of happenings at Orlando Science Center since 2009, including those at Science Night Live, Otronicon, construction of New KidsTown, and others. Many of these pieces will be exhibited in Fusion: A STEAM Gallery.
Celebration of Running
Saturday, August 18 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Ready, set, GO! Get your legs moving and your blood pumping when you walk, jog, run, and fundraise for Orlando Science Center during theTrack Shack Celebration of Running presented by Florida Hospital. The 5K race starts at 7:30 a.m., the Florida Hospital for Children Kids’ Run at 8:45 a.m., and the awards presentation is at 9:00 a.m. to wrap things up.
Orlando Science Center members save $2.00 on race registration. For discount code check your Microscope e-newsletter, or call (407) 514-2158. By participating, you are helping to support the Orlando Science Center.
Science Night Live
Saturday, August 18 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs… with some adult beverages, of course! Bring your friends, or make a date night of it, and join us for a unique and ever-changing experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity! This event tends to sell out, so be sure to reserve your tickets in advance.
Saturday and Sunday, August 25 & 26
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tinker, design, and bring your ideas to life with special activities in The Hive and other programming!
Educator Open House
Saturday, August 25
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Educators are invited to learn about the options available to their students through Orlando Science Center, including field trips, offsite programs, and professional development. RSVP is required; please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and the number of guests you will be bringing (up to 3 guests allowed).
Sunday, August 26 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Sensory Sundays present everything you love about the Science Center while offering a wonderful relief from extra stimuli, giving our visitors a chance to visit select exhibit halls at quieter volume settings and with more light. During this event, you can explore the Science Center with fewer crowds and help prepare children for future visits that might be busier. Visitors will also be able to enjoy a movie with softer volume and more ambient light in our theater.
Homeschool Open House Monday, August 27
Come find out about Orlando Science Center’s homeschool program! Once a month, homeschool students are invited to spend a day at the Science Center to participate in a hands-on Discovery Lab, explore exhibits and see a giant-screen film. The open house is free, but RSVP is required. Please email email@example.com with your name and the number of children you will be bringing.
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