Live from Orlando, it’s Science Night Live!

Next Event: Saturday, June 6, 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase

It’s an “adult swim” of the science variety! An evening reserved only for adults, enjoy everything you love about Orlando Science Center with grown-up-inspired programming:

  • Enjoy a presentation all about mummies from our guest speaker
  • Sample craft beer from local and national distributors*
  • Discover the science of craft beer through a series of short seminars
  • Immerse yourself in the Pink Floyd "Best of Echoes" laser light show
  • View stars and planets through the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory
  • Conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare's Laboratory
  • Participate in Science Trivia
  • Delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase

General admission to Science Night Live is $15.

Members can always enjoy Science Night Live for FREE.

Join us and see how grown-ups do science!
Must be 21 and older.

For more information, call 407.514.2000.

* Nominal upcharge required

Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking
"Mummies: Challenging Perceptions"

When most people think of mummies, the common perception is that of the bandage-wrapped Egyptian variety. But the truth is mummies are found all around the world, and most are preserved naturally due to environmental conditions. Join Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking as she unravels their mystery and shares personal discoveries of mummies she's worked with from Europe, Egypt and South America.


About Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking

Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking is the director of science and education for the Mummies of the World exhibition and former scientific research curator for the German Mummy Project. Dr. Gill-Frerking has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Manitoba, and a master's degree in archaeology from the University of York (UK). Prior to her association with American Exhibitions, Inc., the presenting company of Mummies of the World, she was assistant professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Emergency Management at North Dakota State University. She also directed the Biological Research Laboratory at NDSU, which specialized in the image analysis and 3-D reconstruction of mummies from CT scans. Dr. Gill-Frerking is the editor and the author of several chapters of "Mummy Studies: An Evidence-Based Approach," soon to be published by Cambridge University Press, and author of numerous academic papers.

Dr. Gill-Frerking’s work on various aspects of mummy studies — including analysis of mummies of all types, taphonomy, heritage law, and the ethics and public perceptions of the display of human remains — has been cited in publications including the New York Times, National Geographic, New Scientist, Der Spiegel, Abenteuer Archäologie and National Geographic Kids (German edition). Her expertise has been sought for documentaries produced by National Geographic, the BBC and the Discovery Channel. She has presented conference papers and public lectures related to mummy studies, and taught one of the only comprehensive mummy studies courses in the world. Dr. Gill-Frerking is the only North American to work directly with northern European peat bog bodies.


Craft Beer Sampling
  • Pay $10 for 12 two-ounce pours
  • Featuring local and national breweries
  • Meet industry experts and discuss your favorite selections

Nothing says an adult event like beer, and at this Science Night Live, you'll have the opportunity to sample multiple craft varieties brewed right here in Florida and from as far as Seattle. In conjunction with Brown Distributors and Millenia Catering, select craft beers will be available for purchase.

Guests must purchase their beer-sampling wristband and punch card for $10 to be served. If one wants to share a punch card (that is, share their 12 allotted samples), each person sharing must show ID at the punch card station to receive extra beer-sampling wristbands. If found sharing beer with those without a beer-sampling wristband, guest will have beer-sampling wristband taken away and will be barred from continued participation.

Beer suppliers will not serve intoxicated guests. Please drink responsibly.

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Mini Beer Seminar
Explore the Science of Craft Beers

Enjoy your adult beverage while you take in craft beer seminars presented by brewing-industry professionals. All seminars are first-come, first-seated. Beer sampling wristband is required to partake in any tasting during the seminar.

Schedule is subject to change.

  • 8:30 p.m.
    • Left Hand Brewing Co.: "Tiny Bubbles: Nitro Beers Explained"
  • 9:30 p.m.
    • Highland Brewing: "Just a Wee Bit Different: The History of Highland Brewing"
  • 10:30 p.m.
    • Brown Distributing: "Mummies & Meads"

Live from Orlando, it's Science Night Live!

Orlando Science Center kicked off the summer with an eclectic evening of fun and discovery reserved just for grown-ups during Science Night Live on Saturday, June 6. The evening boasted a live presentation by mummy expert Dr. Heather Gill-Frerking, craft beer sampling with local and national breweries, craft beer mini seminars, a Pink Floyd laser light show and more! The event was part of Orlando Science Center’s year-long 60th anniversary celebration.

Join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, September 19, 2015!

Photo Credit: Courtney Shapiro

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Live from Orlando, it's Science Night Live!

Science Night Live, Orlando Science Center’s adults-only event, featured world-renowned forensics experts as they demystified the forensic sciences. In addition to having access to all four floors including the observatory, guests also conducted their own crime scene investigations in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory as they took on the role of forensics expert and put together clues using techniques from various forensic science disciplines.

Join us for the next Science Night Live on Saturday, June 6, 2015!

Photo Credit: PME Photography

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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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