Monday, August 21, 2017
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Pop-Up Viewing Location on the Seneff Arts Plaza
August 11, 2017 – Orlando, FL – All over the United States, people will turn to the sky on Monday, August 21, 2017 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to watch the moon totally eclipse the sun for the first time in 99 years. Central Florida will experience the eclipse at 85% totality, and as part of the Orlando Science Center’s celebration of the celestial phenomenon, Dr. Phillips Center will offer a pop-up viewing location on the Seneff Arts Plaza, the green space located in front of the arts center in Downtown Orlando. Solar viewing glasses and education information will be offered throughout the event.
This event is free to the public and sponsored by Florida Hospital for Children, Full Sail Labs, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
For more information on this pop-up location, other viewing locations, as well as more celebratory activities happening at the Orlando Science Center, visit http://www.osc.org/eclipse/ or RSVP to the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/200302747170429/
About the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.
About Orlando Science Center
Located in Orlando, FL, interactive learning and discovery away within the Science Center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs, labs, films and planetarium shows. The Science Center provides educational opportunities both within and outside its walls including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers and other outreach.
Orlando Science Center’s mission is to inspire science learning for life. The Science Center strives to create lasting impacts on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and develop the next generation of creative innovators. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Science Center ranks as one of the most popular museum destinations in the region. Having served more than 610,000 people in the past year alone, the Science Center offers rich resources for lifelong learning. For high resolution photos, logos and more, please visit: http://www.osc.org/mediakit