Featured Experiences in September

By OSC on September 4, 2018 in What's New


September is WILD Weather Month

Brace yourself for swirling winds and intense rain as we discover how hurricanes are formed and what you can do to prepare. Engineer a structure that can withstand gale force winds and explore the weather on the planets in our solar system. Pack your raincoat and join us for these exciting experiences happening throughout September.

  • Forecast the weather and learn how storms are tracked at the WFTV Severe Weather Center 9 Experience
  • Explore our planet’s dynamic landscape, weather and climate at Science on a Sphere.
  • Learn the basics of hurricane preparedness and investigate how wild weather can form and shape our land with demonstrations and hands-on activities throughout the month.
  • Catch a giant-screen showing of Forces of Nature playing in the Dr. Phillips Cinedome each weekend in September.

Also join us for our special weather experiences!

Don’t Get Blown Away!

Saturdays and Sundays all month long

Work with your friends and family to design a structure that can withstand a tropical cyclone during this hands-on workshop located in Dr. Dare’s Lab (level 4).

Ozobot Odyssey

Saturday & Sunday, September 8 & 9 | 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30 | 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Combine storytelling and coding to send a tiny robot on a great weather adventure!

Wind Chime Workshops

Saturday & Sunday, September 22 & 23 | 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the Hive to design and create you’re your own personalized wind chime.

Meet the Meteorologist with WFTV

Sunday, September 23: Rusty McCranie

Meet WFTV Channel 9 meteorologists and see what it takes to forecast the wild weather of Central Florida.

Special Guests

Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23  

Meet Imagine Our Florida and the Red Cross and learn about lightning strikes and how they pertain to forest fires in Florida as well as hurricane preparedness and safety!


Be sure to check out these other events and early education classes happening this month too!


Early Childhood Education: Eric Carle Story Time

Little Explorers: Ages 18 – 36 months and you!

Monday & Tuesday, September 10 & 11 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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

Friday, September 14 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Dive into the world of Eric Carle and his friends as we explore the science and art behind stories, such as The Grouchy Ladybug, the Very Hungry Caterpillar, and The Mixed-Up Chameleon.


KidsTown Presents Pirate Week

Thursday through Sunday, September 13 – 16

Ahoy, young buccaneers! Join our crew for family-friendly themed programs and activities from September 13th – September 16th for Pirate Week at the Orlando Science Center! On Saturday, September 15th enjoy live pirates, games, crafts and more! Be ready for adventure, comradery, and all kinds of sea-faring shenanigans! RSVP to our Facebook event here.


Zoo In You & Human Plus Exhibit Openings

Saturday, September 22

Member Preview: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

General Public: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Discover the living and human-made extensions that help us thrive, from the microbial to the mechanical. Zoo In You introduces guests to the trillions of microbes living inside our bodies, while Human Plus explores the low-tech and high-tech tools that extend the abilities of the human body. Learn more.


$10 Admission Day

Sunday, September 23

Bring your family and friends because admission to the science center is $10 per person all day long! Tickets are available online here.


Early Childhood Education: Creepy Crawlies

Little Explorers: Ages 18 – 36 months and you!

Monday & Tuesday, September 24 & 25 | 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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

Friday, September 28 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Even though they give many people the heebie-jeebies, bugs play all kinds of important roles in our lives and our world. Come learn all about the awesome ways bugs contribute to our planet!



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