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Great time to visit Orlando Science Center

lionThe Orlando Science Center is a great place to make learning fun.  For over fifty years, they have been inspiring curiosity and exploration, and it’s a great place to visit to beat the heat or afternoon thunderstorms.  They always have new events, and there are some new things to check out this weekend:

This Saturday, May 14th, OSC will be hosting “The Science of Wine”.  This event features over 130 wines from around the world, along with foods from local restaurants.  Tickets are $65 per person, and proceeds will benefit their youth educational programs.  There will be interactive workshops such as “The Super Palette, Simple Sensory Evaluation of Wine”.  This fundraising event will take place from 7-10pm, an interesting event for a good cause.

Also debuting on the 14th will be the new big-screen movie, “Animalopolis”.  And, when I say ‘big screen’, this is not your typical movie theater.  The movie will be shown in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, a 310-seat theatre with a giant, 8,000 square foot screen.  The CineDome projects films through a fisheye lens that extends the viewing experience beyond your peripheral vision for a truly unique movie experience.

The new movie, Animalopolis is an all-ages voyage into the magical world of animals.  According to their website, Animalopolis is broken up into 12 humorous segments, each featuring a different animal.  It takes a lighthearted and imaginary look at a variety of animals including cheetahs that race like a Ferrari, bears that run their own fishing school, an operatic lion, sea lions turning somersaults, and much more. For more info, visit the filmmaker’s website at: www.animalopolisfilm.com.

The film “Ultimate Wave Tahiti” will also be returning to OSC this weekend.   This movie is set on the beautiful beaches of Tahiti, and follows world surfing champion Kelly Slater as he searches for the perfect wave.  Using an expert combination of live action and animation, the film explores the hidden forces at work shaping the waves, the sources of a wave’s energy; as well as the atmospheric conditions that shape a wave’s long journey across thousands of miles of open Pacific.  The movie also features ocean wildlife, such as fish, turtles, and sharks.

There is much more to see and do while you are there, with exhibits such as ‘Your Healer Within’, ‘DinoDigs’, ‘Star Wars’, ‘KidsTown’, and more – A fun way to learn for the whole family!

Spotlight: Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Check out the most bizarre attraction in town!  Robert Ripley has traveled the world collecting a variety of unusual  artifacts and rare treasures.  This 10,000 square foot attraction appears to be falling into a giant sinkhole from the outside, but inside will amaze you.  There are 16 galleries containing hundreds of fascinating exhibits.  Check out a 1907 Rolls Royce car made from over one million match sticks!  Human oddities such as a human shrunken head, the worlds tallest man, and an Egyptian Mummy.  There are unusual works of art and an interactive illusion gallery.  This attraction is self-guided so it may take you anywhere from ½ hour to a couple of hours to see everything.  Good idea for a rainy afternoon.  So check it out and see if you believe it or not!

For more information about Ripley’s Believe It or Not, visit their website, or type inRipley’sin our search (top right) to read more articles about this attraction. Feel free to leave a response below about your visit to Ripley’s Belive It or Not and share your tips and experience!