- Our Planet, Our Universe
An original exhibit on astronomy and earth science, developed by the Orlando Science Center, which premieres as part of the Science Center’s permanent collection on September 25, 2010. The exhibit is a combination of new interactive experiences and classic favorites that provide hands-on exploration of the dynamic forces that shape our planet and our universe.
Science on a Sphere
Science on a Sphere connects guests of all ages to Earth and space science through a dramatic visual presentation using a six-foot suspended sphere and state-of-the-art projection technology. Explore our planet's dynamic landscape and weather, tour the solar system and understand the complex relationship between our planet and its sister worlds.
- Dino Digs
Become a paleontologist and uncover the extinct by examining the world of fossilized dinosaurs. This exhibit allows visitors to examine fossilized dino eggs, uncover fossils in the dig pit, discover dinosaurs of the ancient oceans, and dig deeper with the only publicly accessible Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) in the area.
- Dr. Dare’s Lab
Description: Play scientist for a day and accomplish hands-on experiments with the guidance of a trained instructor. See the unseen by magnifying everyday objects with the optical microscope and the scanning electron microscope (SEM).
- Nature Works
Realize the rich ecosystems of the natural world of Central Florida. Discover the insects, plants and animals of coral reefs, salt marshes, mangrove swamps and other Florida environments while learning how living and non-living things interact with each other and their environment.
- Science Park
Explore such concepts as light, sound and waves, electricity and magnetism, nature’s forces and simulation. New interactive exhibits include a giant 56-foot echo tube, pipes of pan, air cannon, and visitor operated giant Tesla coil. The earthquake room is back with a new “build and test” shake table.
There are also new open-ended exhibits that invite visitors to imagine, create, and construct various inventions from paper flying machines to structures from PVC pipe. Science Park will also feature a variety of live shows and demonstrations that complement and enhance the topics in the exhibit.
H2Now: the Great Hydrogen X-Change
Presented by Progress Energy
October 1, 2008 through Fall 2009
The future is here - with H2Now: the Great Hydrogen X-Change, an innovative approach to interactive exhibits that brings the science and technology behind this renewable energy source to visitors of all ages. In H2Now, you can explore what hydrogen is, where it comes from, and many of its possible uses while enjoying six interactive kiosks called H2Now Charging Stations, as well as visiting Hydropolis, an interactive city powered by hydrogen energy units.
KidsTown is a spot where children under 48’ tall can explore their world in a town designed just for them. Fun abounds for even the littlest scientist in this pint-sized town. This miniature town introduces science concepts through whole-body experiences, hands-on interactives and opportunities for imaginative role-playing. Water tables, automotive garage, orange juice processing plant and more invite the joyful hands-on creative play that is so important to the cognitive development of young children.
- Pick and sort oranges at the Orange Grove Factory
- Explore the KidsTown tree
- Discover what's under a City Street
- Float boats at the Waterfall
- Build dams and channels at the Water Table
- All Aboard
No destination is too far for a child’s imagination. Watch as your child travels the world in the vehicle of their choice. Child-sized models of trains, planes, even the space shuttle provide the mode of transportation - creativity provides the road map. All Aboard is a great way for kids to learn about transportation, as well as geography.
This exhibit features Let’s Play Railway, developed by the Betty Brinn Children’s Museum in cooperation with BBO. The train is modeled from BRIO®'s classic wooden toy train and features an assortment of hands-on activities on each car.
- Permenant Exhibits
- Limited Engagement Exhibits
- Summer Camps
- Birthday Parties
- Renting out the Science Center