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Frogs exhibit features 80 live amphibians on display, representing 20 species

Opening Day is Saturday, February 6, 2010

Orlando, FL - January 27, 2010 - Some are as big as dinner plates. Others as tiny as a dime. From multi-colored to well camouflaged, frogs and toads have occupied our fairy tales, mythology, and even advertising. And now, frogs are the topic of a major touring exhibit, arriving at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, February 6. Developed by the Audubon Nature Institute, Frogs features over 80 live frogs and toads representing 20 species from around the world. The exhibit will be on display through September 6, 2010.

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Science Center Getting Full Replacement of A/C System By Spring 2010

Get ready to chill out because the Orlando Science Center is in the process of fully replacing our air conditioning system. As you may know, we have had our share of challenges over the years with the old system. We are grateful to the support of many friends and partners who have helped make this replacement possible, especially the City of Orlando, Orange County, the Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Advisory Council and Irvine Mechanical.

This new system will be completed and installed by Spring 2010 - just in time for summer. It will be more energy efficient and is the first step in our journey to becoming a "green" building. Other initiatives will include retrofitting the interior lighting, implementing a recycling program and installing solar panels on our roof (thanks to Orlando Utilities Commission, the Darden Restaurants Foundation/Darden Environmental Trust and Azur Solar).

These modifications will make the Science Center a working example of "green" technology in our community. Our operations will become a living exhibit that will help educate visitors about the real world applications and benefits of renewable energy and energy conservation. We'll be updating you frequently on this website as we make progress with the "Green Building Project" so please visit often for news. In the meantime, please know that the Science Center is working hard to be the "coolest" place in town...in more ways than one.

 


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Orlando Science Center Awards Good Grades in Science and Math

Grade A Day - Sunday, November 22

 

Kids with A’s in Science and Math Get Free Admission with Paying Adult

WHAT: Your child puts in a great deal of hard work to excel academically so as a reward, the Orlando Science Center is offering them a chance to discover and play for free.

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The Florida Academy of Sciences represents all branches and levels of science in Florida and advocates for and supports scientific development in the state and in the education of its citizens.

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  Orlando Science Center is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts.
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