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Fly into OSC June 14-17 for Superhero Week

Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 9:43 am

By Jennifer DiDomenico
A&E Editor

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Families of all ages are invited to unmask their superpowers.

This weekend only, fly over to Orlando Science Center for Superhero Week. KidsTown is being transformed into a superhero metropolis, with a whole lot of fun from our favorite heroes.

“Superhero Week is all about superheroes in stories as well as real heroes in our community,” said OSC Director of Visitor Experience JJ Leissing. “We want our guests to learn how they can be heroes in their own ways, and get inspired by some local heroes who will be with us as special guests.”

Special themed activities include a Superhero Olympics interactive game show, the making of your very own superhero accessories, live shows, storytimes with special guests and much more. Little learners can even participate in many of these events, allowing them to discover their very own superpowers.

The events run daily, June 14-17, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two of Superhero Week’s most special guests will make their appearance on Saturday, June 16.

Athena Finger, granddaughter of Batman co-creator Bill Finger, will host a Q&A at 11:30 a.m. She will be available to sign artwork and answer questions about “Batman and Bill,” a documentary streaming on Hulu about her grandfather. Athena is also an artist, and will have her own comic book artwork on display.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again from 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., guests can meet Dorian Alberti, a Florida Polytech student who created his own Iron Man suit from steel, fiberglass, and other materials. He will be wearing the suit to take photos with guests and let them check it out.

Kids are encouraged to attend the events dressed up as their favorite hero.

More superhero fun will run all summer long at Orlando Science Center’s Hall of Heroes. Immerse yourself in the world of heroes, crime-fighters and gadgets as you explore this brand new exhibit.

Test your skills through interactive stations, plus experience photo-ops, movie props, replicas and more. Learn about the fun and fascinating history of superheroes during the Science Live! show Superhero Academy.

“Guests will also learn about the science behind some of the most famous superpowers, like super speed and strength, in the interactive [exhibit],” said Lessing.

Hall of Heroes runs through Monday, Sept. 3. Don’t forget to use #OSChero on your social media posts throughout your visit.

All Superhero Week activities and visits to the Hall of Heroes exhibit are included with Orlando Science Center general admission. Admission is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for students and seniors, $14.95 for children (ages 3-11), and free for children ages 2 and under.

In addition, admission includes access to all four floors of exhibits, giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, 3D films in the Digital Adventure Theater and live programming.

For more information on Orlando Science Center and all of its fun superhero activities, visit www.OSC.org or call
407-514-2000.