The Orlando Science Center’s public relations efforts generate awareness for its exhibits, films, programs and events through media coverage as well as enhance its image as a community resource.

Through careful planning and good relationships with local newspapers, TV networks, websites and radio stations, the Orlando Science Center enjoys consistent coverage.

The Orlando Science Center also functions as a reliable resource for area reporters in need of quick story ideas or colorful backgrounds for live reports. Area media often interview guests and staff on issues involving science, technology and current events.

 

Local Community Cheers Orlando Science Center and Orlando Chamber of Commerce for its Commitment to Youth and Entrepreneurship

Program Launches this Fall at Orlando Science Center

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 11, 2014) — The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), Orlando Science Center and Orlando Inc. (Orlando Chamber of Commerce) announce plans to launch the YEA! program this fall.

YEA! is a groundbreaking educational program that takes students in grades six through 12 through the process of starting and running a real business. Students work closely with local business leaders to cultivate and research business ideas, write a business plan, pitch their plan to a panel of investors (think "Shark Tank" meets "The Apprentice" meets "American Idol"), obtain funding, develop their brand, participate in a trade show at the end of the year, and actually launch their enterprise. Through the YEA! program, kids 11 to 18 years old start as students and graduate as CEOs. They learn to make a job — not just take a job.

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Orlando Mini Maker Faire Not So Mini Anymore

Event Expands to Two Days & Attains “Featured” Maker Faire Status
Maker Faire Orlando at Orlando Science Center
September 13 – 14, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 18, 2014) — After two years being designated as a Mini Maker Faire, Orlando’s premiere event for DIY enthusiasts has received “featured” status and will now be known as “Maker Faire Orlando.” It joins the growing list of cities including Paris, Tokyo and Atlanta that host a “featured” Maker Faire. As such, the event will expand to two days, Sept. 13–14, 2014, and receive promotional support from Maker Media — the group that produces the annual flagship Maker Faires in San Francisco and New York City. Maker Faire Orlando is an ongoing collaboration between The Maker Effect Foundation and Orlando Science Center as well as members of the local maker community, most notably FamiLAB.

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Spend Your Summer Nights at Orlando Science Center

Laser Light Shows, Nighttime Telescope Viewing and Hollywood Films Highlight Extended Hours
Fridays & Saturdays Beginning June 13

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 10, 2014) — For a limited time, Orlando Science Center will remain open late on Friday and Saturday nights this summer. Beginning Friday, June 13, guests will have more time to immerse in a laser light show; see moons and planets in the Crosby Observatory; explore their athletic abilities in "Sportsology"; choose from one of two Hollywood feature-length films; and explore four floors of exhibits. Now through August 16, the Science Center will be open until 9 p.m. while the captivating lights and sounds of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome can be experienced at 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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Live from Orlando, It’s Science Night Live!

Musical Guest "TWITCHY" Headlines Adults-Only Evening at Science Center
Saturday, June 7, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 2, 2014) — Come see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, June 7 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Guests can enjoy a concert by live band TWITCHY; experience the return of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; discover one of this summer’s new traveling exhibits "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!

The summer installment of SNL is highlighted by two live performances from TWITCHY: a rock 'n' roll band led by faculty of the Florida Institute of Technology including President Anthony Catanese and former NASA Astronaut Captain Winston Scott. TWITCHY is an acronym for the names of its original faculty players. These professors-turned-performers will play sets at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. followed by question-and-answer sessions.

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He’s Back! Curious George Returns to Orlando Science Center

Get Curious with Everyone’s Favorite Monkey with Exhibit and Feature-Length Movie
Exhibit Opens Saturday, May 17

ORLANDO, Fla. (May 12, 2014) — The insatiable curiosity of Curious George — the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years — comes to life Saturday, May 17 at Orlando Science Center. The exhibit, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!”, will introduce young children to Curious George’s world and lead visitors on a fun and meaningful math, science and engineering-based adventure. The exhibit will be on display at the Science Center through the summer.

Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories published by Houghton Mifflin, “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious” inspires young children’s natural curiosity as they explore early science, math and engineering through hands-on interactive play. The immersive exhibit environment takes place in the neighborhood where Curious George lives with his friend, The Man with the Yellow Hat. The “Curious George: Let’s Get Curious!” exhibit is sponsored by 3M, and locally presented by Florida Blue with support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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