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Get Tech: Otronicon returns to science center

Posted on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 10:41 am

By Peter Covino

A&E Editor

Ortonicon, the Orlando Science Center’s annual interactive tech event, returns for a 13th year  this weekend at the science complex.

The four-day event, Jan. 12-15, once again will feature industry leaders, opportunities to learn about STEM careers, a showcase for the future of game and design, the latest in medical and military technologies and more.

This year’s Otronicon features a special event within the event with Science Night Live, scheduled for Saturday, from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Science Night Live is the one night where adults get to play at the center, without kids. This week’s night event will give adults a chance to explore the interactive technology expo.

Limited tickets are available for the evening event at $16.

Ortronicon highlights include:

Medical and Military Stimultions — You can train like the pros using th same innovative simulation and game-based training tools used in real medical and military fields to perform surgery, fly planes and more.

Workshops and Speakers — This year’s lineup will include a wide range of topics from the most basic coding and animation to turning a passion for video games into a career.

Indie Game Showcase —Always a popular part of the event, you can meet the game developers from the Central Florida area and test some of the newest creations.

Entertainment Technology — Gain access to engineers and take a sneak peek into new experiences at the theme parks.

General daily admission to the event is $20.95 for adults; $18.95 for students/seniors and $14.95 for children ages 3-11. Admission to Otronicon includes entry to all four floors of interactive exhibit galleries and Otronicon experiences. Parking for the event is $5.

For more information about Otronicon, to purchase daily admission tickets as well as for the Science Night Live,  go to