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Members got their rhyme on Monday at, you guessed it, Member Monday!

Humpty Dumpty, Lil Bo Peep and Hickory Dickory Dock were just some of the nursery rhymes featured in MicheLee Puppets’ production, “Rhyme Time.” After the show, the little ones made their very own puppets to take home.

Join us for the next Member Monday on January 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. Your child has permission to get messy at this ooey-gooey event, so dress appropriately!


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On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, Orlando Science Center unveiled the new enclosure for Teddy the Tegu in a special presentation reserved for the project’s donors.

Thanks to their support and a 50% match by OUC, $4,550 was raised this past summer which resulted in a new habitat for Teddy. Contributors were invited for a light breakfast to learn about Teddy’s new home from Science Center staff and get up close with the reptile.

The general public can meet Teddy the Tegu when he officially moves in early next year.


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Science came alive for 96 fourth graders from Tavares Elementary School as they built bridges and competed in science challenges during a free field trip at Orlando Science Center on December 6, 2013.

The day began with a discovery lab in which students teamed up and designed a bridge to withstand the heaviest load. After that, they ventured to the exhibit floor to apply the engineering skills they learned in the lab to solve problems and evaluate results.

Through a $75,000 grant, Duke Energy will help bring more than 3,500 students from its service area to the Science Center to engage them with fundamental engineering principles, excite them with STEM topics and inspire them about future careers.

A giant thanks goes out to Duke Energy for their involvement and support to encourage STEM learning. See what the first field trip accomplished in the video and slideshow below!


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Gasps of awe and wonder as children enter DinoDigs will now be joined by another sound — squeals of delight — as they uncover fossils in Jurassic Ridge, a 540-square-foot excavation site.

Most dinosaur exhibits have a look-but-don’t-touch policy, but Jurassic Ridge encourages hands- (and feet-) on learning. Become an honorary paleontologist and carefully explore this fragile dig site to help Orlando Science Center discover unique fossils from the Jurassic period.

Photo Credit: RF Photography

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Science Center guests had fun participating in a weekend full of aviation-inspired activities prior to the unveiling of the nation’s first monument honoring the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The Egg Drop Challenge was a fan-favorite during the weekend-long event. The contest was designed to emphasize the engineering design process and demonstrate an understanding of aviation concepts such as gravity and lift.

See some of the innovative safety devices our creative guests engineered in the slideshow below!


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On Veterans Day, Orlando Science Center, Vision of Flight and the City of Orlando dedicated the first monument in the nation to honor the Red Tail pilots of the Tuskegee Airmen.

The monument celebrates the past and inspires the future. The Red Tail pilots battled adversity and prejudice and demonstrated that all things are possible.

Photo Credit: Roberto Gonzalez

Photo Credit: RF Photography

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We didn't just raise money for youth education programs at Neanderthal Ball on Saturday — we also crowned a new Harriett Lake Caveman Couture Champion!We think these contestants were ready to go “clubbing.” Do you agree?

Check out their (pre)historic looks here:

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