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Gift Your Kids the Stars with an OSC Membership

A full year of exploring scientific wonders together makes the perfect gift. Orlando Science Center members enjoy year-long access to all of the Science Center’s opportunities for fun, learning and discovery. This holiday season, these experiences can be shared with others by gifting a membership! When purchasing a gift membership for family or friends, you […]

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Smarty Pants Kids’ Fashion

PLAYGROUND Magazine fashion at Orlando Science center

Photography by Marliese Carmona Wardrobe and prop styling by Alisha Champ Hair and make-up by Tracie Cervero Gifford Shot on location at Orlando Science Center   Lawton, 8, Orlando Plaid button-down shirt, $15 from Target; ripped jeans, $36 from Zara; brown leather shoes, $30 from Old Navy Michael J, 9, Winter Garden Graphic sweatshirt, $10; […]

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Events for Families

People across the country will get a rare celestial treat on Monday, August 21: the first total solar eclipse in 99 years. Central Florida gets to see the phenomenon at 85% totality, and plenty of places around Orlando are setting up viewing areas for families. This is a perfect opportunity to make memories with your […]

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5 Fun SunRail Stops for Kids

SunRail is relatively new to the Central Florida community, so we’re all still figuring out how to make the most of it. A lot of Orlando parents don’t realize that families have as much to gain from this convenient, safe service as commuters do! Here’s a list of our favorite SunRail destinations for families. Words by Anna […]

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10 Places to PLAY on July 4th

Words by Anna Karasik Independence Day is here, and you’re about to be surrounded by dozens of incredible fireworks displays and parties. Before you drag your family out to the same old show, try something new! Here are the top spots around Orlando: Fourth of July at SeaWorld SeaWorld Orlando Fireworks at 10:00 p.m. Spend […]

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Party PLAYguide 2017

The list of the top party venues, services and products in Orlando! A special advertising section. A Kids Gym Learning Gymnastics Academy Jump, climb, play and laugh your way through our brightly colored space made specifically for active fun! Join us for your celebration and experience what an awesome birthday bash truly is. Your group […]

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Orlando Science Center Thanksgiving Week Ticket Giveaway!

Got the whole gang home for Thanksgiving week? Get out of the house and over to Orlando Science Center! It’s open all week long barring Thursday. New KidsTown recently opened its doors to the public, and if you haven’t gone to see it yet, this could be your chance! You can win a family five-pack […]

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Science of Parenthood : The Book for Parents who Love to Laugh

Author Norine Dworkin-McDaniel has parenting down to a science– a funny science. From her own experience and that of others comes Science of Parenthood: Thoroughly Unscientific Explanations for Utterly Baffling Parenting Situations, a book that highlights the moments that just about any parent can relate to. Dworkin-McDaniel spoke to PLAYGROUND Magazine about the book ahead […]

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New KidsTown: A place for Collaboration, Creativity, Safety & Accessibility

Words by Anna Karasik A cheery blue archway welcomes families to the new jewel of Orlando Science Center, New KidsTown. It’s the only entrance and exit to the area: one of many features specifically geared towards the safety of the thousands of kids who will now enjoy it. New KidsTown is the product of a […]

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Hurricane Camp at Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center Offering K–6 Camps While School is Closed Thursday Due to Hurricane Call 407.514.2112 or visit www.osc.org/camps For information about break camps Thursday, October 6 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.* *Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up Included WHAT: Since schools are closed in Orange County on Thursday due to Hurricane Matthew, the […]

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Hands-On Harley Davidson

Hit the Road with the Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ Exhibit! Dream It! Build It… and Ride It! Orlando Science Center exhibit opens on Saturday, January 30 at Noon Ready to hit the road? Opening this Saturday, January 30 at Orlando Science Center, the Hands-On Harley-Davidson™ traveling exhibit immerses children in the world of motorcycles in an engaging, free-flowing […]

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Maker Faire Orlando Expands

The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth is Bigger and Better than Ever Maker Faire Orlando is growing thanks to a new partnership between Orlando Museum of Art, The Maker Effect Foundation and Orlando Science Center. The two-day family-friendly celebration will feature more than 250 local Makers, hands-on workshops and more that will entertain and […]

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5 Things To Do This Weekend

Want the short list of the best things happening for your crew? We know all about the family-friendly events in Central Florida and hand-picked our top five that should not be missed! Tour Columbus’ Ships Nina & Pinta  Set sail on a voyage to the age of discovery as Columbus’ ships sail into Ponce Inlet March 13-17. […]

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Dora & Diego New Exhibit

“Dora & Diego — Let’s Explore!” Exhibit Opens to the Public Saturday, Jan. 24 at Noon Get ready to explore with Dora and Diego at Orlando Science Center in the new exhibit “Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore!” The exhibit features beloved characters Dora and Diego along with their friends Boots, Map, Backpack, Isa, Tico […]

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2014 Family Favorite Award Winners: Kiddie Culture

Best Kids Theater Orlando Repertory Theatre What kid doesn’t love fancy costumes and meet and greets with actors after the shows? The Rep is the go-to kid-friendly theater that offers fun shows with all your kiddo’s fave characters. Dr. Phillips and Altamonte Springs, www.orlandorep.com Best Family Festival Kids Fringe at Orlando Fringe Festival Kids Fringe […]

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2014 Family Favorite Award Winners: Play Time

Best Mall Play Area Altamonte Mall Take a buying break, and let your pint-sized bargain hunter blow off some energy climbing, sliding and running as you strategize your next shopping spree. 407-830-4422, www.altamontemall.com Best Indoor Playground Amaya Papaya Adults play free. That’s right, admission for your lil’ papaya includes entrance for two adults, and you […]

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Bats at Orlando Science Center

Immerse Yourself Into the Mysterious World of Bats at Orlando Science Center’s Latest Exhibit Exhibit Opens Saturday, Sept. 20 at Noon Fly into Orlando Science Center’s newest traveling exhibit, “Bats: Myths and Mysteries” on Saturday, Sept. 20 at noon. Featuring live animals, educational simulations, interactive displays and more, it’s an experience the whole family will […]

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Curious George Returns to Orlando Science Center

Get Curious with Everyone’s Favorite Monkey Exhibit and Feature-Length Movie Opens Saturday, May 17 The insatiable curiosity of Curious George — the little monkey who has captured the imagination and hearts of millions of children and adults for 65 years — comes to life Saturday, May 17 at Orlando Science Center. The exhibit, “Curious George: […]

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Red Tail Pilots

Looking for something meaningful to do with the family to honor Veterans Day? Take them to see the film Red Tails at the Orlando Science Center, and fly like one too. Friday, November 8 – Monday, November 11 The activities include: Opportunities to fly a Red Tails flight simulator courtesy of Lockheed Martin Showings of […]

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Orlando Science Center School Break Camps

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Sesame Street Presents: The Body

Big Bird, Elmo and fellow Sesame Street residents are set to arrive at the Orlando Science Center Saturday, September 28th for the newest traveling exhibit Sesame Street Presents: The Body. Join your favorite characters for an engaging multimedia experience that’s all about you. Sesame Street Presents: The Body is set in the  fun, familiar world of […]

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Penguins 3D

Get ready for the coolest 3d movie ever! “Penguins 3D” is now playing at the Orlando Science Center. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, “Penguins 3D” follows the life of a very special King Penguin, who returns to his birthplace in the sub-Antarctic. The Island is known as Penguin City, as it is home to nearly six million […]

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Little Learners Workshop Series

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Flying Monsters 3-D

“Flying Monsters 3D” Soars Into Orlando Science Center Premieres Monday, July 1 For thousands of years, humans have believed that there were once flying monsters. But did they really exist beyond our nightmares? On Monday, July 1, the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience will explore this question with the opening of “Flying Monsters […]

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Free STEM Field Trips

Local Students and Schools to Benefit from Free STEM Field Trips to the Orlando Science Center The Duke Energy Foundation awarded a $75,000 grant to Orlando Science Center to allow more than 3,500 elementary school students participate in STEM- (science, technology, engineering and math) focused field trips free of charge. The program, now in its […]

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Blue Man Group "Making Waves"

Blue Man Group—Making Waves, the national touring exhibit will open at Orlando Science Center on Saturday, May 25. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit—designed to bring together science and art—will take the whole family through a multi-sensory exploration of sound that provides an opportunity to play together while discovering the fun of music. Onstage, the Blue Man is […]

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Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog

May 4 – September 8: Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and the other residents of Birdwell Island in a new exhibit opening at the Orlando Science Center. This traveling exhibit, on display May 4 through September 8, teaches guests Clifford’s Big Ideas — 10 simple, tangible life lessons designed to help children navigate their world. Clifford’s […]

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5-Star Summer Camps

Summer is quickly approaching. We’re here to help get your boredom-busting game plan together with our insider’s guide to the coolest camps Central Florida has to offer this year. So, bring on the summer – we’re ready! Written by Cris Phillips-Georg THAT’S A WRAP Give your resident Spielberg-in-training the experience of a lifetime at Enzian […]

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Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center Dig, discover and explore with amazing exhibits for children of all ages. 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando 407-514-2000 www.osc.org

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