Featured Experiences in October

By OSC on October 1, 2018 in What's New


October is SPOOKY Science Month!

This October we’re celebrating spoooooky science all month long!

Stop by on the weekends to participate in special programming that will send chills down your spine. Join us for these fang-tastic experiences happening throughout the month.

  • Spin the wheel for a chilling challenge or cheer for fear from the audience at Fear Factor Jr.
  • Conduct spooky science experiments at Dare’s Lab.
  • The Hive: A Makerspace will be hosting costuming-themed workshops like sewing and wearable tech for Makers 8 and up.
  • See the new Halloween-inspired content at the Digital Adventure Theater including our live science show “Ghostflusters!” where our experts in ghost removal will show you how to deal with pesky spirits.
  • Also catch a showing of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (3D) at 5:10 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays beginning October 10.

Be sure to pick up a Daily Schedule upon arrival for special activities and show times!


Check out our other spooktacular events happening throughout the October!


Science Night Live 21+

Saturday, October 6, 8:00–11:30 p.m.

It’s social. It’s science. It’s Adults-Only Science Night Live: Spooky Edition!

Our last event of the year features everything you love about the Science Center without kids! In addition to four floors to explore, there will be special activities to enjoy and a guest speaker … if you dare…

Learn more about our frighteningly fun programming and our guest speaker’s presentation “Let’s Talk about Poop: Exploring Your Gut Microbiome.”


Bank of America Museums On Us Weekend

Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7

The first full weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders get free admission on Saturdays and Sundays through the Museums on Us program!

To gain free entry, present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a photo ID. The deal applies to cardholder only and does not include guests.

ATM cards are not accepted during Museums on Us Weekends.


Out of This World Speaker Series

Sunday, October 7

Enjoy special speakers this weekend in the Digital Adventure Theater!

At 1:00 p.m. hear from Gal Sarid of Florida Space Institute on “Small Bodies, Big Impact: the role of comets and asteroids in our life.” Then, at 2:00 p.m., catch “Exploring Space Made Easy with Algae” with guest speaker Melba Horton of Florida Polytechnic University.


Early Childhood Education: Up, Up, and Away!

Little Explorers: Ages 18 – 36 months and you!

Monday & Tuesday, October 8 & 9 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Pint-Sized Science Drop-Off Program: Children ages 3 – 5

Friday, October 12 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The sky is filled with a variety of awesome transportation, including one that you’ve probably experienced firsthand! Come learn the science behind how planes, helicopters, and rockets are able to fly in our skies!



On Display October 15 – 28

We’re thrilled to host Canstruction Orlando’s 25th birthday celebration and invite you to see the wonderful creations on display in Idea Factory on Level 1 during your next visit!

Canstruction takes an ordinary food drive and makes it extraordinary! The design/build competition using canned foods as the building materials to create larger than life (up to 8′ x 8′ x 8′) food sculptures, all for a good cause!


Galaxy Gala: An Evening in Space

Saturday, October 20

Embark on a captivating jopurney that will highlight the importance of science and technology for future space exploration. Funds raised will benefit Orlando Science Center and will support educational programs that will help launch kids forward so they can literally reach for the stars! Limited individual tickets and tables are still available so reserve yours today! Learn more here.


KidsTown Birthday Celebration

Saturday & Sunday, October 20 & 21

Join us as we celebrate KidsTown’s Birthday! Enjoy a special Birthday StoryTime, make and take crafts, a Birthday Bash, and dancing!


Early Childhood Education: Spooky Science

Little Explorers: Ages 18 – 36 months and you!

Monday & Tuesday, October 22 & 23 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Pint-Sized Science Drop-Off Program: Children ages 3 – 5

Friday, October 26 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls oh my! Join us as we discover the science behind some spooky things – like gooey slime, eerie fog, and dancing skeletons!


Member-Only Pumpkins & Protons Party

Wednesday, October 24

Bring in your entire clan of monsters for a safe night of Halloween fun, great for creatures of all ages. Experience this night of light fright with exciting spooktivities that your little learners can enjoy!

Tickets will be available on October 10 and will be emailed to all OSC Members, so be sure to keep an eye out for it.

This event is exclusive to OSC Members. Member Guest Passes will NOT be accepted. Limited tickets are available so RSVP is required.


OSC After Dark 21+

Friday, October 26, 8:00—11:00 p.m.

What do you get when you combine Halloween costumes, a dinosaur graveyard, and boooo-ze? OSC After Dark! Join us for this 21+ event hosted by Orlando’s Young Professionals on October 26. It promises to be horrifyingly fun with all tricks and treats included ????

Join us if you dare… Get your tickets here!



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