28 September 2012
Posted in Press and Media
Orlando Science Center Celebrates Star Wars® Reads Day
Story Corners, Star Wars Giveaways and Photo Ops with the 501st Legion
Saturday, October 610:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHO: Orlando Science Center will participate in Star Wars Reads Day, an initiative of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its publishing partners to celebrate reading and Star Wars.
WHAT: Families can listen to our storytellers share Star Wars tales during designated times. Young Jedi can get their photo taken with Star Wars characters provided by the 501st Legion, or bury their noses in a Star Wars book in one of our many reading nooks.
Guests have the opportunity to win raffle prizes including Star Wars: Heir to the Empire: The 20th Anniversary Edition (a New York Times bestseller). Visitors can also take home Star Wars giveaways in the form of patches, posters and pins.
Science Center staff will also be on hand performing Star Wars-related science demonstrations that include freezing marshmallows with liquid nitrogen and so much more!
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 6 - 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WHERE: Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
WHY: Studies show children who read have a higher success rate in school and in life. Two thirds of students who cannot read proficiently by the end of the fourth grade will end up in jail or on welfare, according to the latest literacy report released by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003.
Star Wars Reads Day happens a week before the premiere weekend of Star Wars®: Where Science Meets Imagination at Orlando Science Center. The exhibit opens to the public for a limited engagement on Saturday, Oct. 13.
501st LEGION: The 501st Legion is an international fan-based organization dedicated to the construction and wearing of screen-accurate replica costumes of villains and other nefarious characters from the Star Wars® universe. The group boasts more than 5,500 active members in 47 countries as of January 1, 2012. The Florida Garrison contains the most members in the country.
COST: Enjoy Star Wars Reads Day activities with general admission which is $17 for adults and $12 for youth (ages 3-11). Guests can also explore all four floors of exhibits, giant screen films and live programming.