20 December 2012
Posted in Press and Media
Experience The Polar Express 3D in new Digital Adventure Theater, Build Your Own Gingerbread House, Enroll Kids in Winter Break Camps and Enjoy Live Musical Performances
Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 - Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 20, 2012) – Kids are out of school and families are home for the holidays; what better gift than to partake in festive activities at Orlando Science Center? From Dec. 19 to Jan. 6, the Science Center has just what the family needs to get in the yuletide spirit with showings of The Polar Express 3D in the new Digital Adventure Theater, build-your-own gingerbread house workshops, winter break camps and performances by handbell ensembles.
The Polar Express 3D
The newly christened Digital Adventure Theater will be showing The Polar Express 3D, the computer-animated fantasy film based on the children’s book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The story revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland), who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it difficult to do so with his family's dogged insistence that all of it – from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself – is all just a myth. The film also features the motion capture performance of Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks. It will screen daily between Dec. 21 and Jan. 6.
Build-Your-Own Gingerbread House Workshops
Leading up to Christmas, guests can participate in a build-your-own gingerbread house workshop in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory! From now to Dec. 23, families can purchase a kit for $12 that includes graham crackers, icing, candy canes and more – everything you need to have the best gingerbread house on the block. That’s because whatever you make can be taken home with you… unless it’s eaten beforehand!
Winter Break Camps
Parents who can’t stay at home while the kids are out of school can enroll them in winter break camps! From Dec. 26 to Dec. 28, youths in kindergarten through fifth grade can experience chilly-themed camps and from Dec. 31 to Jan. 4, they can learn about physics. These camps offer kids a chance to learn more about science and technology in a safe, exciting and interactive environment.
And performing your favorite holiday hits are the Magic of Bronze and the Epiphany Bell Ringers at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22 and Sunday, Dec. 23, respectively. These handbell ensembles are sure to get folks in a jolly mood.
Cost and Hours
See The Polar Express 3D in the Digital Adventure Theater and enjoy the handbell ensembles with admission to the Science Center, which is $27 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 3-11). With admission, purchase a kit for $12 and build your own gingerbread house in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory. And enroll your child in a winter break camp for one day at $60; two days at $110; three days at $155; four days at $190; and five days at $230.
The Science Center will be closed Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25. The building will be open normal hours the rest of the holidays.