| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:04 AM
Orlando Science Center's adults-only night comes back to the lineup this Saturday. The Science Night Live event, for folks 21 years and older, includes the return of the laser-light shows and two performances by the rock band Twitchy.
The entire science...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 6:03 AM
What a wild, wet trip these items from the Titanic have had during the past 100 years: Gloriously setting sail from Europe only to have a tragic encounter with an iceberg and rest in the icy waters of the North Atlantic for decades. They were brought up...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:39 AM
In my very first job, as a door-to-door salesboy for Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal subscriptions, the boss continually used this phrase to his young charges: "Go eat a bug!"
Now, umpteen years later, we all have that dining opportunity, thanks to...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 3:01 PM
"High Voltage," a new show that revolves around the electron, begins a limited run at the Orlando Science Center on Friday, July 29.
The show looks at the principles of electricity through demontrations using a Singing Tesla Coil, an eight-foot tall...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Orlando Science Center is reviving its seasonal nighttime star-gazing sessions at its Crosby Observatory, beginning Saturday, Nov. 19. The public will also have access to its powerful, 10-inch refractor telescope on first and third Saturdays of December,...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:53 AM
Orlando Science Center will be serving up bug-based snacks on Saturdays and Sunday through the remainder of 2011. The eats are in conjunction with its current exhibit "Harry's Big Adventure: My Bug Life."
Among the menu items the science center cooks up:...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Orlando Science Center has added holiday-themed laser-light shows to its lineup. The show, projected onto the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome, will run daily through Jan. 8.
The music is range from traditional classics ("Dance of the Sugar Plum...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 10:36 AM
Jim Bell, a member of the Mars Exploration Rover team, will present "Postcards From Mars: Using Rovers to Explore the Mysteries of the Red Planet" at the Orlando Science Center on Saturday, Nov. 26.
Bell was the lead scientist in charge of the...
| Jan 14, 2012
Childhood entertainment has morphed into grownup art for Patrick Towers. Hours of video-game play influenced the Orlando graphic designer's style and art, which will be on display this weekend during Otronicon, an annual celebration of hands-on technology...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Here are my picks for the best happenings at theme parks and attractions for 2012.
•Best new costumes: Storybook Circus, Magic Kingdom. Step right up and see the red, ringmaster-inspired costumes — complete with tails — that fit the...