Science Live! Schedule

Our exhibits are designed to inspire curiosity and exploration, our Science Live! programs are designed to bring the exhibits to life. Whether it’s a show in the Darden Adventure Theater or a one-to-one interaction with a volunteer at the Crosby Observatory, our live programs create the kind of impact that can last a lifetime.

Science Live! program schedules are subject to change based on staff availability.
Please call 407.514.2000 before you visit to confirm times and schedule.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015
Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Friday, May 08, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Vamonos! Let's Go! (12:30 - noon)
Young guests get to help a Science Center staff member solve a problem just like in the show. Focusing on active play, guests help the staff member by following a map to different sections of the exhibit, performing small tasks along the way.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Stack It (1:30 pm)
Engineering and imagination come together as Science Center staff provide bricks, blocks or even cups to stack in creative formations. Make sure to take a picture of your building before you go, as building materials are shared by all.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Saturday, May 09, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Sunday, May 10, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Monday, May 11, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Musical Fiesta (11:15 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Musical Fiesta (10:30 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Vamonos! Let's Go! (12:30 - noon)
Young guests get to help a Science Center staff member solve a problem just like in the show. Focusing on active play, guests help the staff member by following a map to different sections of the exhibit, performing small tasks along the way.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Thursday, May 14, 2015
Musical Fiesta (10:30 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Vamonos! Let's Go! (12:30 - noon)
Young guests get to help a Science Center staff member solve a problem just like in the show. Focusing on active play, guests help the staff member by following a map to different sections of the exhibit, performing small tasks along the way.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Friday, May 15, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Musical Fiesta (11:15 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Wall Painting (1:30 pm)
This is one wall you can actually paint on! KidsTown invites our younger guests to get creative with Tempura paint, (washable with soap and water), on our wall. We provide paint brushes, paint, smocks and a palette while you provide the imagination. Works of art are left on the wall for about 15 minutes for parents and guardians to take pictures of before they are washed off.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Saturday, May 16, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Sunday, May 17, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Monday, May 18, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Vamonos! Let's Go! (12:30 - noon)
Young guests get to help a Science Center staff member solve a problem just like in the show. Focusing on active play, guests help the staff member by following a map to different sections of the exhibit, performing small tasks along the way.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Thursday, May 21, 2015
Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Friday, May 22, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Vamonos! Let's Go! (12:30 - noon)
Young guests get to help a Science Center staff member solve a problem just like in the show. Focusing on active play, guests help the staff member by following a map to different sections of the exhibit, performing small tasks along the way.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Stack It (1:30 pm)
Engineering and imagination come together as Science Center staff provide bricks, blocks or even cups to stack in creative formations. Make sure to take a picture of your building before you go, as building materials are shared by all.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Saturday, May 23, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Sunday, May 24, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Monday, May 25, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Musical Fiesta (11:15 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Musical Fiesta (10:30 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Vamonos! Let's Go! (12:30 - noon)
Young guests get to help a Science Center staff member solve a problem just like in the show. Focusing on active play, guests help the staff member by following a map to different sections of the exhibit, performing small tasks along the way.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Thursday, May 28, 2015
Musical Fiesta (10:30 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


StoryTime (11:15 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Vamonos! Let's Go! (12:30 - noon)
Young guests get to help a Science Center staff member solve a problem just like in the show. Focusing on active play, guests help the staff member by following a map to different sections of the exhibit, performing small tasks along the way.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Messy Afternoons (1:30 pm)
Enjoy a messy activity in KidsTown. Activities are set up at the blue tables and involve exploring materials by using your sense of sight, hearing, touch, and even smell. Activities range from playing with home-made playdough to exploring the states of matter with oobleck.

These activities are best for guests age 7 and younger when accompanied by an adult. 


Friday, May 29, 2015
Storytime (10:30 am)
Curl up in KidsTown with a good book! Science Center staff bring a book and corresponding craft to KidsTown. We read the book and complete a craft together, talking about elements of the story as we go along. Depending on the nature of the craft, StoryTime may happen under the Story Tree or at the blue craft tables. Story books are changed out every other week. Craft time works best when children bring an adult.

This activity is best for guests 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Musical Fiesta (11:15 am)
Learn to play, and play to learn with our Musical Fiesta. OSC staff bring out various percussion instruments for guests to play with. The staff member will tailor the program depending on guests’ ages and interests; activities may range from just open play to learning notes on a xylophone.

This program is appropriate for guests age 7 and younger and their adult.


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Wall Painting (1:30 pm)
This is one wall you can actually paint on! KidsTown invites our younger guests to get creative with Tempura paint, (washable with soap and water), on our wall. We provide paint brushes, paint, smocks and a palette while you provide the imagination. Works of art are left on the wall for about 15 minutes for parents and guardians to take pictures of before they are washed off.

This activity is best for guests age 7 and under when accompanied by an adult. 


Saturday, May 30, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Sunday, May 31, 2015
Open Lab Experiments (11:30 am)
Come to Dr. Dare's Lab, where you get to be the scientist. The Science Center provides the materials and directions so you can do the experiment yourself! Stations around the lab will have experiments ranging from easy to difficult in a variety of sciences, from Biology to Physics to Chemistry.  Instructors will be available for questions and help, but they are mostly just to make sure you don't blow anything up.  

This area is appropriate for guests ages 6 and up, and children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please note that some experiments require the use of safety equipment, which is provided. 


Space Base (11:30 am)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English. 


Dino Safari (1:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


Kaboom! Show (1:15 pm)
Do you like fireworks? Are you a MythBusters fan? Then this is the show for you! During this 25 minute show, one of our specially trained OSC scientists will explore the nature of combustion and chemical changes. We start with little combustions and move our way up to loud explosions!

No tickets are need for this show. There are loud noises towards the end, guests are permitted to leave as necessary, and re-entry to the show is allowed. Latex balloons are also used in this show. 


Wheel Of Science (2:00 pm)
Put your brain to the test at the Wheel of Science! At this game show, contestants spin the wheel to determine their challenge, which could be anything from eating a bug, to sitting on a chair of nails, to answering a harmless science trivia question.

This activity is appropriate for guests age 6 and up. 


Space Base (2:30 pm)
Explore the surface of Mars using an amazing combination of virtual reality software and hardware. A head mounted display shows you actual surface features of Mars while the Virtusphere allows you to move around in the virtual landscape. In essence, you are the first person to walk on Mars! This ticketed experience is free with admission; simply sign up at the Base Command on level 4.  Guests wishing to participate in this experience must meet the following requirements:

·         Must be 8 years or older

·         Must weigh between 60lbs and 250 lbs.

·         Must be 52 inches or taller.

·         Must be able to follow verbal directions in English.


Dino Safari (3:00 pm)
Follow an OSC guide around Dino Digs as you learn about the amazing, ancient animals that walked the Earth millions of years ago. OSC guides are happy to answer burning questions, like “Are these real dinosaur bones?” Safaris are tailored to the audience depending on guests’ ages and interests. 


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