This Summer, Explore Science After Sundown at Orlando Science Center

Enjoy stargazing in the observatory, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles exhibit, Laser Light Shows and four floors of hands-on fun!


Fridays & Saturdays, July 5 through August 10

Open late until 11:00 p.m. (last ticket sold at 10 p.m.)

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 27, 2019) — This summer, when the sun goes down, your IQ goes go up as you experience science fun and discovery, plus a few added surprises, during late nights at Orlando Science Center. On Fridays and Saturdays through August 10, the Science Center will host Science After Sundown with stargazing in the observatory, films in the Digital Adventure Theater and Dr. Phillips CineDome, and all exhibits open until 11:00 p.m.

With OSC open late, visitors will enjoy more time for exploration, inspiration and imagination. Plus, experience the Science Center with fewer crowds than the busy daytime hours. Enjoy special Laser Shows in the Dr. Phillips CineDome to the tunes of Pink Floyd: Dark Side of The Moon, The Beatles, and more! Plus, enjoy films like “Captain Marvel 3D,” “First Man,” “WALL-E,” “Apollo 11: First Steps Edition” and many more. Visit  for show times.

Evenings will provide quality time in Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets Of The Sewer, presented by Nemours Children’s Health System summer exhibit. Bring the whole family to learn teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking skills with the four funny “heroes in a half–shell”! Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are only here for the summer, so don’t miss out!

Whether you’re having a “nerd night out” with friends or a quirky date night, get immersed in The Hive: A Makerspace, presented by The Isaacs Family. Each week, participate in a new workshop including:

·         DIY Mouse Ear Headband – July 5 and 6: Skip the long lines at the theme parks and make your own Mouse Ear Headband at The Hive. Create your mousy masterpiece using flowers, 3D printed parts, fabric and more!

·         Block Printing, July 12 and 13: Discover the art of block, or relief printing, which uses various methods of carving into a material and printing an impression on the surface.

·         Sashiko Embroidery, July 19 and 20: Bring your worn and torn denim for a workshop on how to mend, patch, and embellish your clothes with Japanese sashiko embroidery.

·         Upcycled Self-Watering Planter, July 26 and 27: Learn how to turn a plastic tote, 5 gallon bucket, or leftover large plastic container into a self-watering planter for small space vegetable gardening.

·         Test Tube Propagation Station, August 2 and 3: Create your own miniature jungle with this unbe-leaf-ably fun workshop! Learn basic woodworking skills by making a test tube propagation station to root your plant cutting.

·         DIY Bitters, August 9 and 10 (21+ only): Learn about the chemistry of bitters and create your own custom blend.

These workshops are ticketed experiences with limited seating, please arrive 20 minutes prior to queue for tickets.

Science After Sundown is your chance to get stellar views of the night sky by joining our expert sky-watchers in the observatory.  Peer through the powerful 10-inch lens of Florida’s largest publicly accessible refractor telescope to view the planets, moons and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and double stars. These late nights offer the best views (weather permitting)!


Please note although the building is open until 11:00 p.m., ticket sales cut off at 10:00 p.m. All activities during Science After Sundown (exhibits, movies, observatory and more) are included with general admission to Orlando Science Center. OSC members enjoy free admission. Science After Sundown is appropriate for all ages, but beer and wine will be available for purchase for guests over 21. For more information, call 407.514.2000 or visit 

Leu Gardens Calendar of Attractions


Orlando’s very own botanic oasis, Leu Gardens, is hosting an incredible evening of jazz and blues under the stars. The annual Jazz’n Blues Concert will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. featuring Robert Harris Group, Beautiful Bobby Blackmon Band, and Aloma. The three bands will be performing in three areas of the 50-acre gardens. Pack a dinner picnic basket full of your favorite foods and drink and alcohol is permitted. Seating is recommended, either chairs or blanket – this is an outdoor concert event.

Advance Tickets on sale October 2, 2019, $15 plus tax general admission, $10 plus tax Garden Members (members may purchase up to 4 tickets at member prices per membership). Tickets day of will be available online or at the door Saturday, October 19, 2019, for $20 plus tax each, if not sold out. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable to other garden activities. Sugarbuzz Dezert Company will be selling delectable desserts and locally roasted coffee. Free offsite parking and shuttles available at Blue Jacket Park off General Rees from 6:00 – 10:30 ,pm.

Purchase advance tickets at Leu Gardens’ Gift Shop every day from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or online at No rain date. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, 32803. For more information on tickets visit the Gardens’ website at All proceeds benefit Leu Gardens’ programs.


There are whispers in the wind that the great fairy migration will be happening again at beautiful Leu Gardens this summer! Explore the 50-acre gardens to find where the fairies live. This whimsical exhibit will feature twenty one-of-a-kind fairy doors which will inspire your child’s imaginative world of mythical forests and secret gardens. All you have to do is fine these beautiful doors and let your child’s creativity do the rest.
The fairies will call Leu Gardens’ home from June 1 – September 30, 2019.
Save the date for the Fairy Festival celebration, a special family evening event in the gardens Friday, August 23, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. We will have night-hike through the gardens with fairy landing stations, crafts, scavenger hunt for the fairy doors, and each child can make their very own fairy garden! Tickets on sale August 1, 2019, visit for ticket information.k
Admission to the Enchanted Fairy Doors Exhibit is included in the daytime garden admission: $10 adult, $5 child (ages 4 – 17 years). Leu Gardens’ Members and all children 3 years of age and under receive free admission. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 North Forest Avenue. Visit or call 407.246.2620 for more information.
Harry P. Leu Gardens’ mission is to provide a cultural resource that promotes the awareness and understanding of plants, the environment and the Gardens’ history.


Experience movies outdoors in Orlando’s most beautiful garden! Leu Gardens offers an amazing and unique setting to see a classic or current feature film. Each month from February to December, no movie in July, Leu Gardens hosts a movie night at the floral clock on a 32 ft screen, weather permitting. Movie goers may bring dinner picnics including alcohol and seating (chairs or blanket) then sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie.

Best of all, Leu Gardens opens early at 6:00 pm on all movie nights so movie goers can stroll the 50-acre gardens before the movie. Movie times vary: for February, March, October thru December movie time is 7:30 pm. Movie time for April thru August is 8:30 pm. September’s movie time is 8:00 pm. Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase.

Garden admission: $6 adult, $3 child (ages 4 – 17 years) and free admission for Leu Garden Members. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, 32803.

Feature Presentations

PHONE 407.246.2620 FAX 407.246.2849 WWW.LEUGARDENS.ORG


Contact: Tracy Micciche

  • No movies in July
  • August 2,
  • Mission Impossible Fallout

September 6

  • Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom

October 4,

  • The Others

November 1,

  • The Quiet Place

December 6,

  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation


Story Time at Leu Gardens is a fun approach illustrating to young children the benefits of reading through songs, rhymes and books. Story tellers from Orange County Library System share a variety of ways to engage your child into playful reading. Story Time is for families with infants to 5 years of age. It is held the first Monday of each month (no Story Time in July 2019 and September 2019) and is free! Hundreds of families participate each month in this amazing and imaginative story time event. The event runs from 10:00 am – 11:00 am with three age appropriate sessions. A big Thank You to Advent Health Centra Care Kids for sponsoring this amazing free event to our community.

Story Time at Leu Gardens was started in the summer of 2005 through a partnership with Orange County Library System and Leu Gardens. Orange County Library System’s story time program is designed to inspire children to enjoy books and to help parents/caregivers teach and bond with their young children.

Story time age sessions:

10:00 – 10:15 am 10:20 – 10:35 am 10:40 – 11:00 am

Infants to 18 months (5 minute break) Toddlers (5 minute break) Preschoolers

Harry P. Leu Gardens is located at 1920 N. Forest Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803. For more information please contact Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 or visit


Haunting Tales, Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Gardens’ gates open at 6:00 p.m. for those who dare to venture in early. Goose-bump stories begin at 7:30 p.m. for all ages followed by an intermission, and then the wickedest of storytellers will come forth, one by one, to spin frightening tales that will raise the hair on your arms. Warning: stories told after intermission might not be suitable for young children under 12 years of age. Children 13 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket holders may bring a dinner picnic basket and alcohol is permitted. Seating is recommended, either chairs or blanket, this is an outdoor event, weather permitting. Grilled food, drinks and “treats” will be available for purchase.

Purchase advance tickets online only at starting September 23. Admission: $10.00 per adult, $8.00 per Leu Member Adult & $6.00 per child (ages 4 – 17 years). Children 3 years and younger are Free, please register online for a free ticket. Sales tax is included and online fees will apply. Tickets

are limited. Tickets will be sold the night of the event, if available, at the Gardens’ Welcome Center.


Time to celebrate starting this December with a new seasonal non-stop flight between Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport and Orlando International Airport. Argentinean travelers will be enjoying Orlando’s theme parks while Central Floridians tango their way around Buenos Aires, the most visited city in South America.

“The arrival of Aerolineas Argentinas allows us to better serve travelers looking to come to Orlando with the easy, nonstop flight they have long been hoping for,” said Phil Brown, Chief Executive Officer of the Orlando International Airport. “This exciting new service also creates a link between Central Florida and a critical South American market which the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has actively pursued.”

The seasonal service will connect the most-visited destination in the United States with Argentina’s capital city when service begins December 9, 2019. Aerolineas Argentinas will offer thrice-weekly flights operating on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through March 21, 2020.

“It’s nothing but good news for Central Florida to gain another direct connection to an exciting destination like Buenos Aires,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “This new service will further strengthen our worldleading tourism industry and give us more opportunities to showcase Orlando as a great place to live, work and visit.”

This new nonstop flight will serve as the direct link between some of the world’s top theme park attractions and a country known for its rich culture, cuisine and wine and the birthplace of the tango.

“The opening of this new international route is a strategic calculation that Aerolineas Argentina has made in their constant quest to generate more revenue and optimize its operation,” said Luis Malvido, President of Aerolineas Group. “We are focusing all of our efforts in identifying passengers’ preferences and satisfying them with a quality product”.

The new service is expected to generate an estimated $24 million in economic impact to the Central Florida region.


WHAT: New nonstop flight between Orlando (MCO) and Buenos Aires (EZE) on Aerolineas Argentinas

WHEN: December 9, 2019 – March 21, 2020 (flights Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays)

AIRCRAFT: Airbus 330-200 – two-class configuration with 270 seating capacity

Basic MCO Information: With more than 48 million annual passengers, Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the busiest airport in Florida and 10th busiest in the U.S. MCO is currently engaged in a $4.2 billion Capital Improvement Program to increase capacity and enhance customer convenience.