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Maker Faire Orlando Celebrates Innovation, Invention and DIY Spirit in Central Florida

Family-Friendly Event Is Part-Science Fair, Part-County Fair and Part-Something Entirely New

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The ultimate form of show and tell, Orlando Science Center hosts the third annual Maker Faire Orlando (formerly Orlando Mini Maker Faire) on Sept. 13–14, 2014. This community-based learning event aims to inspire the public through do-it-yourself science, technology and art; hands-on workshops; panels; and more. This year’s event is bigger than ever before with more Makers, crazier creations and not one but two whole days to experience it! Maker Faire Orlando takes place on every floor of the Science Center as well as outside in Loch Haven Park.

The 2014 event features more than 200 one-of-a- kind projects from local Makers. Makers are DIY-enthusiasts who demonstrate their creativity and knowledge through personal creations. Makers come from all ages and backgrounds, ranging from techies to crafters to scientists to garage tinkerers. Each shares a common passion for innovation and creativity, as well as an educational spirit to inspire and encourage new Makers.

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This is how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live!

In partnership with the Astronaut Scholarship Fund, guests were able to enjoy presentations from former NASA astronaut Robert L. Crippen and Lockheed Martin’s Jules Schneider, the project manager for NASA’s new human exploration spacecraft. In addition, visitors rocked out to the sounds of live band Beemo; experienced a laser light show in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; discovered the science of sports in “Sportsology”; viewed stars and planets from the Crosby Observatory; conducted lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delighted in food and adult beverages courtesy of Vital Flair; and so much more!

Join us for the next Science Night Live February 21, 2015!

Photo Credit: Phelan Ebenhack


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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Discover the Future of Space Exploration and Enjoy All the Science Center Has to Offer at Adults-Only Event

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 2, 2014) — Come see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

In partnership with the Astronaut Scholarship Fund, guests can enjoy presentations from former NASA astronaut Robert L. Crippen and Lockheed Martin’s Jules Schneider, the project manager for NASA’s new human exploration spacecraft. In addition, visitors can take in the sounds of live band Beemo; experience a laser light show in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; discover the science of sports in "Sportsology"; view stars and planets from the Crosby Observatory; conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and so much more!

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Kids gotta rock!

Upbeat tunes filled the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience last Saturday when Mr. Richard came back to rock the house. A fan favorite among members, Mr. Richard had no problem getting our youngest members on their feet dancing to his rock n’ roll tunes. His album hits "Airplane" and "Cheese" got the kids singing and interacting with one another – definite crowd pleasers!

Click here for Mr. Richard performances in the local community.


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Walmart Foundation $5 Day was once again a huge success. Visitors of all ages engaged in an inspiring and educational adventure through the Science Center for only $5!

Guests were able to experience this summer’s traveling exhibits "Sportsology" and "Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!", as well as watching things blow up in the live "KaBoom!" show.

None of this would have been possible without the Walmart Foundation’s constant support. Thank you to all those who volunteered and participated!


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One small step for man; one giant leap for science!

For the 22nd straight year, Track Shack's Celebration of Running 5k presented by Florida Hospital benefited Orlando Science Center. More than 2,400 runners woke up early and ran 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) to raise money for science education programs at the Science Center.

Race through the photos and remember that it's never too early to start training for next year!

Photo Credit: RF Photography


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We kicked it into high gear during August’s Member Monday on August 11! Members spent time in Sportsology and played soccer with the Orlando City Soccer Street Team. Members also met and spoke with a Sports Medicine Doctor from Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Join us on Monday, September 8 for our next Member Monday event. Local Music Enthusiast Mark DeMaio is back and ready to make some noise in KidsTown. It will be a morning of rhythm and beats that will get the mind and body going. Instruments will be provided.

For more information, call 407.514.2158. Not a member yet? CLICK HERE to learn about other member benefits and to join.


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