• Orlando Science Center hosts Science Night Live this weekend

    By: Shelley Caran


    ORLANDO, Fla. - The Orlando Science Center is once again hosting Science Night Live where adults, 21 and up, can enjoy an evening of special programming without the kids!

    The event features a special guest speaker all the way from The Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, drop in for open makes in The Hive: A Makerspace and participate in prehistoric experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab, plus so much more! 

    Bring your friends, or make a date night of it, and unleash your inner child at this unique experience that proves there's no age limit on curiosity.

    Tickets are $16 and you must be 21 years or older to attend.

    Keynote Speaker

    Amy Bolton, Lead Educator for Deep Time from the Smithsonian Presents: 

    Lessons From the Field: An Educator's Journey Distilling Paleontology For Museum Audiences

    Smithsonian Educator Amy Bolton illustrates how her fossil-hunting expeditions working alongside paleontologists influenced her creative (and accurate) development of educational activities that distill complex scientific research about our planet's history into engaging and accessible learning moments. From charting mammoth, mastodon, and elephant ancestral lineages to comparing microscopic scans of fossil gingko to chart future climate trends, Amy shares the inside scoop on how she has blended rigorous and open-ended scientific discovery with the similarly open-ended process of informal Museum exploration.

    Finally, as public audiences deeply trust the content and informal education experiences they enjoy in Museum settings, Amy highlights how to make learning about dinosaurs, microfossils, and climate change meaningful and poignant to a diversity of audiences.

    Supported in part by the Smithsonian Institution and the Smithsonian Orlando Regional Council.

    Science Talks

    Synesthesia: Why some people hear color or taste sounds

    Hear from a neuropsychologist and two synesthetes about this extraordinary neurological phenomenon in which two or more of the senses entwine and discover if you might be a synesthete too!

    The engaging panel will also feature the work of artist and synesthete Christina Eve whose artwork will be on display in the Fusion STEAM gallery showing of Seeing Sounds and Painting Music!


    Step into The Hive: A Makerspace and walk out with a new sense of creativity. Whether you're making friendship bracelets or recycled costumes – you and your friends will create lasting memories during Science Night Live Workshops.

    Then, make your way to Dr. Dare's Lab, strap on a pair of goggles and a lab coat and become the scientist in these self-led experiments.

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    Take it back to prehistoric times! Featuring knot tying and map making in The Hive: A Makerspace, prehistoric open lab experiments in Dr. Dare's Lab, and screenprinting your own Science Night Live branded poster! 


    Whether it's the interactive Science Live! Show, competitive Science Trivia, or looking to the stars on the terrace, the OSC staff prepares unique and exciting programs for you to enjoy during Science Night Live.

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    Don't miss the audience-participation Science Live! Show, Enter the Dojo and learn about the science of ninjas! Plus, special Science Trivia, and more.

    Explore the science center without the kids! 

    From Kinetic Zone to a traveling exhibit, there's no age limit on fun and curiosity!

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    Explore the summer traveling exhibit: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer! 

    Plus, explore all four floors of the Science Center, and enjoy food and adult beverages!

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