Discover the Future of Space Exploration and
Enjoy All the Science Center Has to Offer at Adults-Only Event
Come see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
In partnership with the Astronaut Scholarship Fund, guests can enjoy presentations from former NASA astronaut Robert L. Crippen and Lockheed Martin’s Jules Schneider, the project manager for NASA’s new human exploration spacecraft. In addition, visitors can take in the sounds of live band Beemo; experience a laser light show in the Dr. Phillips CineDome; discover the science of sports in “Sportsology”; view stars and planets from the Crosby Observatory; conduct lab experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; delight in food and adult beverages available for purchase; and so much more!
Join two men as they look to the future of space travel. Ret. Capt. Robert L. Crippen is a former NASA astronaut. He’s also served as director of Kennedy Space Center, a vice president at Lockheed Martin and president of Thiokol Propulsion. Crippen will share his experiences in space where he logged more than 550 hours, orbited the earth 374 times and traveled more than 9.4 million miles. He will also touch on what’s next for space exploration.
Guests can also learn from Jules Schneider, one of the leaders tasked with developing the next human-exploration spacecraft. Schneider is Lockheed Martin’s senior manager for assembly, integration and production for the Orion multi-purpose crew vehicle program at the Kennedy Space Center. NASA’s Orion spacecraft is built “to take humans farther than they’ve ever gone before,” specifically, Mars. Schneider will discuss what’s in store for the project as it approaches its first, unmanned mission scheduled for December.
Enjoy live music when Beemo takes the stage. Engineers by day and musicians by night, this indie-acoustic band will perform in the “Science Park” exhibit at 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
Light and sound will merge for an unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll experience backed by 28,000 watts of stereo sound and mesmerizing laser effects when laser light shows are back for one night only. Experience Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” the most iconic of its kind, at 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
It’s the final days of the traveling exhibit “Sportsology” which explores the science of sports. Composed of a series of hands-on challenges, “Sportsology” 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.
Visitors can examine the night sky in the Crosby Observatory through the use of the 10-inch refractor telescope —the largest of its kind in the state available to the public. View moons, planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. In addition, enjoy an unobstructed view of the downtown Orlando skyline from the sixth-floor terrace. This activity is weather-permitting.
Bring out your inner scientist when you extract fruit DNA, use chemical salts to change the color of fire, identify fingerprints and make an air freshener out of guar gum in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory. And get your competitive juices flowing with some bar-style science trivia in “DinoDigs.” Test your science knowledge in the categories of everyday elements, famous scientists and sports to win prizes.
The rest of the Science Center is available for exploration that evening. Indulge in all four floors of exhibits including “NatureWorks”; “Science Park”; “Engineer It!”; “Our Planet, Our Universe”; and “DinoDigs.” And enjoy scrumptious foods and adult beverages available for purchase courtesy of Vital Flair.
Experience Science Night Live at the special evening rate of $15. Admission includes presentations by Robert Crippen and Jules Schneider; live music from Beemo; hands-on fun in “Sportsology;” one laser light show featuring Pink Floyd; all four floors of exhibits, live programming and presentations; experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory; bar-style science trivia; and night-time viewing in the Crosby Observatory. Parking is free in the Science Center parking garage. Members can enjoy Science Night Live at no charge.
Join us and see how grown-ups do Orlando Science Center! Must be 21 and older. While the Science Center has a lot to offer kids and families during regular hours, Science Night Live is exclusively for grown-ups. Dress code is casual attire.