Orlando Science Center to offer adults-only night

by Banks Lee

Science Night Live Orlando Center

Guests 21 and older can explore the Orlando Science Center on their own from 8 to 11 p.m. on Feb. 20 during Science Night Live.

Seminole State College Planetarium Director Derek J. Demeter will present “Our Planet, Our Universe.” In this presentation and Q&A, visitors will learn about astrophotography, our ability to see the sky today, the impact of light pollution and how places like our national parks protect the last true dark places in this country.

Celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the national parks and discover the wild places that belong to all of us in National Parks Adventure. Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, this giant screen film takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into our nation’s great outdoors and untamed wilderness.

Immerse yourself in works developed at the intersection of art and technology with the newest addition to the Science Center’s permanent exhibits. Discover Fusion: A STEAM Gallery, which integrates the arts into the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and features exhibitions to engage audiences with a visual interpretation of these concepts.

Visitors will also enjoy the Crosby Observatory and peer up into the night sky through the 10-inch refractor telescope — one of the largest in the state available to the public. View moons, planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. Interact with astronomy experts who will help you get the best views of the next sky over Orlando. This activity is weather-permitting.

Indulge in all four floors of exhibits including “NatureWorks”; “Science Park”; “Idea Factory;” “Engineer It!”; “Our Planet, Our Universe”; and “DinoDigs”; plus try hands-on experiment in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory. Then, fire up your brain and get your competitive juices flowing with some bar-style science trivia. Test your science knowledge in several categories to win prizes.

Experience Science Night Live at the special evening rate of $15. Admission includes access to all four floors of exhibits, films, live programming and night-time viewing in the Crosby Observatory. Parking is free in the Science Center parking garage. Members enjoy Science Night Live at no charge. Must be 21 and older.

For more information, call 407-514-2000 or visit OSC.org/snl.


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Tim February 16, 2016 - 6:10 am

This would be cool for kids at heart who can have fun without alcohol, but it’ll just turn into a mass of drunken idiots breaking crap …but they’ll make a killing on beer, so they’ll just continue to let the drunks destroy everything & pervert a children’s play area cause….you know….it’s a good fund raiser. (rolls eyes)

E February 16, 2016 - 10:15 pm

Keep up the good optimism Tim, we need more people like you in the world…

But on a serious note, if optional soft alcohol is what it takes to attract the masses to an interesting and educational event – then so be it.
It’s a small price to pay to attract attention to a wonderful place (The Orlando Science Center) to perhaps learn something interesting and useful, in my opinion.

Thank you OSC for taking the time to put together this event, looking forward to it!

Michael B February 16, 2016 - 10:32 pm

I don’t see any indication they’ll be serving alcohol.

Meeks February 20, 2016 - 3:16 pm Reply

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