Program areas at Orlando Science Center
By inspiring Science learning for life, osc creates prosperity in our community that enhances lives. In fy2020 - amid a three-month closure of our center due to the pandemic and while continuing to engage curious minds through virtual opportunities - osc ignited that spark of innovation in 430,000 visitors, including 98,500 who received free or reduced-price admission. Our core exhibits include kidstown - creative play nurturing cognitive development of young children; natureworks - exploring our region's habitats; kinetic zone - fundamentals of forces; dino digs - paleontology and giant prehistoric creatures; our planet, our universe - mysteries of space and earth's dynamic forces; and the hive: a makerspace - making, learning and exploring with tools and mentors to help turn creative ideas into reality.
Our cinedome, observatory and digital adventure theater educate visitors of all ages. The 240-seat dr. phillips cinedome offers visitors giant screen films in the six-story domed venue. The digital adventure theater hosts educational movies daily and Science live! Program favorites such as mighty micro monsters with state-of-the-art 4k digital projection and 7.1 surround sound, the digital adventure theater also presents movies in 2d and 3d, and hosts guest presentations by scientists. The observatory features central Florida's largest refractor telescope and provides public access for viewing astronomical events.
125,000 of our visitors experienced osc through field trips and other educational programming. We inspire Science learning through on-site demonstrations, programs, lab and school field trip activities, teacher professional development, break camps and classes, and an onsite preschool. Off-site programs bring classroom and assembly-type programs to students and their parents at local schools, libraries, and other educational and cultural venues in nine counties throughout central Florida.