June 20th, 2014 12:27 PM by Karyn Smith
For a limited time, Orlando Science Center will remain open late on Friday and Saturday nights this summer. Beginning Friday, June 13, Summer Nights allows guests to have more time to immerse in a laser light show; see moons and planets in the Crosby Observatory; explore their athletic abilities in “Sportsology”; choose from one of two Hollywood feature-length films; and explore four floors of exhibits. Through August 16, the Science Center will be open until 9 p.m. while the captivating lights and sounds of laser light shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome can be experienced at 9 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m.
After a two-year hiatus, prepare to have your mind blown with the return of laser light shows in 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! Feast your eyes and ears on this electrifying offering with The Beatles at 9 p.m., Led Zeppelin at 10 p.m. and Pink Floyd at 11 p.m. One laser light show is included with admission.
There’s no better time to gaze at the night sky from the Crosby Observatory. Every Friday and Saturday night through August 18, visitors can observe moons, planets and other deep sky objects using our 10-inch refractor telescope — one of the largest publicly available in Florida! Astronomy experts will be on hand to make sure you get the best view possible. And on the observation desk, check out an unobstructed view of the beautiful downtown Orlando skyline.
Guests will also enjoy the latest traveling exhibit that explores the science of sports called “Sportsology.” Composed of a series of hands-on challenges, this exhibit allows visitors to test their athletic abilities while learning how their bodies work. Discover the speed and physics of your fast ball, whether you can jump as high as a pro basketball player and even your reaction time.
What’s a summer without summer movies? Choose from one of two Hollywood feature-length film offerings in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience. Starting Friday, June 13, catch “The Lego Movie 3D” and “Gravity 3D.” Visit www.osc.org throughout the summer to see what movies we’re showing next.
Of course, the rest of the Science Center is available for exploration. Indulge in all four floors of exhibits including “NatureWorks”; “KidsTown”; “Science Park”; “All Aboard”; “Engineer It!”; “Our Planet, Our Universe”; and “DinoDigs.”
Experience extended hours with admission to Orlando Science Center which is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant screen and 3-D educational films, one Hollywood feature-length film, night sky viewing in the Crosby Observatory, one laser light show, and live programming.
For more information, call 407.514.2000 or visit www.osc.org.