Rock and Roll Laser Light Shows
Open for a limited engagement Friday, June 29 through Saturday, August 18
An Orlando Science Center staple, Rock and Roll Laser Light Shows return this summer to the Dr. Phillips CineDome! With 28,000 watts of pulse-pounding sound and dazzling laser effects, there’s no better way to enjoy your favorite classic rock hits! Experience laser lights backing up artists like The Beatles, Pink Floyd and new this summer, They Might Be Giants. Feast your eyes and your ears on this electrifying offering Friday and Saturday evenings beginning at 6:00 p.m. Laser shows will run Friday and Saturday nights from June 29 to August 18.
One laser light show is included in general admission. Each additional laser light show costs $7.
Sean Casey and the Tornado Intercept Vehicle
Professional storm chaser Sean Casey appears at the Orlando Science Center the weekend of June 30-July 1. Director and star of Tornado Alley, a giant screen film playing in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, Casey will be introducing the movie to audiences and participating in question-and-answer sessions. In addition, he’s bringing with him the TIV-2, a seven-ton armored tornado intercept vehicle engineered and built by Casey to withstand the impact of the gale force winds at a tornado’s core. As seen in the movie Tornado Alley and Discovery Channel’s television show Storm Chasers, the vehicle will be on display for tours hosted by Casey himself!
Track Shack’s Celebration of Running 5k Run & Walk
Presented by Florida Hospital
Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Presented by Florida Hospital and the Track Shack Foundation, the 21st Annual Celebration of Running 5K Run & Walk will be held at the Orlando Science Center in Loch Haven Park on Saturday, August 18, 2012.
It is part of a month-long celebration at Track Shack, which commemorates the store’s more than three decades serving the community. Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are invited to compete along the 3.1-mile course located throughout quaint neighborhoods on the outskirts of downtown Orlando.
Proceeds benefit the Orlando Science Center through the Track Shack Foundation and will be used to promote science education and provide engaging experiences for all ages in the community.
Giant Screen Film Premiere Saturday, September 8
Space Junk, narrated by Academy Award Nominee Tom Wilkinson, is the first movie to explore the exponentially expanding ring of debris that threatens the safety of our planet’s orbits.
Harnessing the magical imagery of giant screen filmmaking, director Melissa Butts takes us soaring – from the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits, 22,000 miles above earth.
For more information on the film, visit www.SpaceJunk3D.com. Space Junk runs 38 minutes.
Cocktails & Cosmos
Saturday, September 8 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cocktails & Cosmos will allow our guests the opportunity to socialize and engage in an array of cultural and scientific offerings that stem from our Central Florida community. The event has set out to engage Orlando’s socialites in the excitement and cultural relevance that Orlando Science Center brings to its nightlife.
This event will be a high-energy, eclectic social venue that provides a variety of music, cuisine and cultural values merging through live performances and unique exhibits.
Join us for an event where science meets the arts.
Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 16
It was a dark, stormy night – the kind of night a pirate loves. Buccaneers from all seven seas were en route, descending on the great pirate feast. Suddenly, there was a bolt of lightning followed by a storm like no other, and each and every pirate was marooned on Science Island where they still remain to this day.
From September 13-16, these dastardly characters welcome you into their world for the culmination of Pirate Week. In addition to pirate crafts, games, songs and prizes, you’ll meet some of the most wretched crews ever to sail the seas.
So grab your boots, hat, waistcoats and trousers and join us on the fun! Now there might not be gold under the “X,” mates, but on this day, the treasure is far better – a great time for the little buccaneers and their parents, too!
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination
Exhibit Debuts on Saturday, October 13
Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination is the first exhibition to display costumes and props from all six Star Wars films with real-world technologies. The exhibit includes extensive video interviews with filmmakers, scientists and engineers, and hands-on components, including two large Engineering Design Labs, where visitors can build and test their own speeders and robots.
Please note – Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination will not be included in general admission.