One year ago this month, Orlando Science Center opened the doors to New KidsTown, a bright and colorful 11,000-square foot space, and in doing so filled a need in Central Florida for hands-on STEM experiences for children 7 and under.

Guests can explore New KidsTown’s seven unique zones, where they are encouraged to learn through water play, climbing, taking oranges on the journey from tree to table and more.

The zones are designed to help children develop 21st-century skills like collaboration, imagination, problem solving and creativity.

These new experiences are made possible by many generous donors, including the following sponsors:

 Orange Grove Presented by: Dr. Phillips Charities

 Isaacs Family ClimbTime

 Drip Drop Splash Presented by: James M. Cox Foundation

 Toddler Town Presented by: Community Based Care of Central Florida

  Explore It Presented by: Publix Super Markets Charities

 KidsTown Studio Presented by: Florida Hospital for Children

 Harriett’s KidsTown Theatre

 KidsTown’s 1st Birthday Party

Put on your party hat, because New KidsTown invites everyone to a birthday party Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct 22. Kidstown has enjoyed a full year of exploring, creating, discovering and having lots of hands-on fun, and it’s time to celebrate.

During this event, enjoy everything you’ve always loved in New KidsTown, plus birthday crafts, story times and other activities.

You also Contribute to a collaborative art project and reflect on your favorite KidsTown memories. Plus, join the festive dance party in Harriett’s KidsTown Theatre!

Birthday activities are included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

For more information, call 407-514-2000 or visit