Real-life heroes and first responders have never been more important than as of late, it seems. Firefighters, police officers, doctors and nurses, EMTs, paramedics…and so many more! And our very own Orlando Science Center has been acknowledging them recently via their RESCUE exhibit which has been open to visitors since late May. Did you miss it? Well there is still a tad bit of time to catch it. And as said exhibit is winding down its run at The Center, they are celebrating it in a very cool way – a way you can get up-close-and-personal.
For the very last weekend of the RESCUE exhibit at Orlando Science Center, the Orlando Fire Department will be offering a meet-and-great session, including a tour of their a truck (it’s really impressive; we’ve done it before) and a chance to ask all of the burning questions you have about what it takes to be a firefighter. Visitors are invited to meet these local heroes–and they are truly heroes–and learn more about the technology and teamwork that goes into being a first responder. It’ll probably blow your mind, quite honestly. The truck will be parked outside the Science Center’s Entrance A on Camden Street (near the Dr. Phillips CineDome).While you’re waiting to the firefighters to arrive or when you’re ready to put your newfound knowledge to the test, head indoors to check out the actual RESCUE exhibit. Through interactive exhibit pieces combined with the stories of real-life heroes, it offers visitors a first-hand look into the science of saving lives. Guests can get on life-size models of rescue vehicles like helicopters and jet skis to perform simulated missions or use a sensor to search for heat signatures or test different fire extinguishers to better understand how to fight the flames.
Take a look:
General admission to the Orlando Science Center is $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and students, and $15 for youth (ages 2 – 11). Currently, face coverings are required for all guests ages 3 and up, regardless of vaccination status. Before visiting the center for this or any other exhibits, you can check out their safety guidelines here: Orlando Science Center Visitor Information and Reopening Guidelines. You’ll also want to consult the Orlando Science Center calendar for hours of operation.
Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803