The grown-ups take over the Orlando Science Center during Science Night Live, an adults-only event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8–11pm.

Designed for guest ages 21 and up, this upcoming Science Night Live event will feature:

  • Presentation about astrophotography with Seminole State College Planetarium Director Derek J. Demeter;
  • Access to touring Fusion: A STEAM Gallery
  • National Parks Adventure in the Dr. Phillips CineDome
  • Star and planet gazing via the giant, outdoor refractor telescope
  • Lab experiments
  • Access to four floors of exhibits including “NatureWorks”; “Science Park”; “Idea Factory;” “Engineer It!”
  • Science trivia with prizes
  • Food and adult beverages available for purchase

Photo by Roberto Gonzalez
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Our Planet, Our Universe
Seminole State College Planetarium Director Derek J. Demeter

In this presentation and Q&A, visitors will learn about astrophotography, our ability to see the sky today, the impact of light pollution and how places like our national parks protect the last true dark places in this country.

National Parks Adventure
Dr. Phillips CineDome

Narrated by Academy Award winner Robert Redford, this giant screen film takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into our nation’s awe-inspiring great outdoors and untamed wilderness. Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle up craggy mountain peaks and dive into other-worldly realms deep within America’s most legendary outdoor playgrounds, including Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Yosemite, and Arches.

Fusion: A STEAM Gallery
Mezzanine Art Gallery on Level 3

Immerse yourself in works developed at the intersection of art and technology with the newest addition to the Science Center’s permanent exhibits. Discover Fusion: A STEAM Gallery, which integrates the arts into the STEM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and features exhibitions to engage audiences with a visual interpretation of these concepts. Now on display, “THE 2016 UCF STEAM EXHIBITION – When Art and Science Meet,” featuring works created by the students of UCF CREATE.

Star Gazing
Crosby Observatory

Visitors will also enjoy peering up into the night sky through the 10-inch refractor telescope — one of the largest in the state available to the public. View moons, planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. Interact with astronomy experts who will help you get the best views of the next sky over Orlando. This activity is weather-permitting.

Orlando Science Center's Science Night Live, Photo by Roberto Gonzalez
Photo by Roberto Gonzalez

Access to Four Floors of Exhibits

Indulge in all four floors of exhibits including “NatureWorks”; “Science Park”; “Idea Factory;” “Engineer It!”; “Our Planet, Our Universe”; and “DinoDigs”; plus try hands-on experiment in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory. Then, fire up your brain and get your competitive juices flowing with some bar-style science trivia! Test your science knowledge in several categories to win prizes!

Liquid Nitrogen Demonstations - Courtney Shapiro

Food & Beverage

Food and adult beverages will be available for purchase courtesy of Hard Rock Café, which will be featuring select items from their award-winning menu. Cash or credit cards are accepted and ATMs are on-site for your convenience.


Saturday, February 20, 2016 from 8–11pm


Orlando Science Center

777 E. Princeton Street, Orlando


Experience Science Night Live at the special evening rate of $15. Admission includes access to all four floors of exhibits, films, live programming and night-time viewing in the Crosby Observatory. Parking is free in the Science Center parking garage. Members enjoy Science Night Live at no charge.

**Must be 21 and older. While the Science Center has lots to offer kids and families during regular hours, Science Night Live is exclusively for grown-ups. Dress code is casual attire.

For more information, call 407.514.2000 or visit