WonderWorks in Orlando is on an out of this world mission to inspire kids to be interested in space exploration. Teachers who took part in the WonderKids program nominated students to meet an astronaut will get the opportunity to do so on April 25-26, 2019.
WonderWorks has teamed up with Dr. Don Thomas, an astronaut who has orbited the Earth nearly 700 times, to visit Orlando school students. The WonderKids students will also be honored at a special ceremony on April 27, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Members of the media are invited to attend the schools the astronaut visits, the ceremony and the meet and greet.
“We are excited to be able to have someone as special as Dr. Thomas team up with us to meet Orlando area students,” states Brian Wayne, General Manager for WonderWorks Orlando. “His insight and experiences will be fascinating to the children and will hopefully further inspire a love of science.”
The dates for the program are as follows:
· Astronaut Dr. Don Thomas will visit local schools on April 25-26, 2019.
· The WonderKids official ceremony will be held April 27, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
· A public meet and greet will be held on April 27, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to noon.
“The WonderKids program is one of a kind and one that is special for kids who love to explore science,” said Dr. Don Thomas, “It’s an honor to participate in programs that encourage young minds to desire science and I look forward to teaming up with WonderWorks.”
WonderKids is a program that is offered by WonderWorks that focuses on student achievement through a variety of categories, including academic excellence, service to the community, and future scientist. Its mission is to make science fun and interesting. The program is open to students across Central Florida. Only a limited number of students are accepted into the program. The deadline for nominations was March 25, 2019. Those interested in learning more about the program can visit the website: wonderworksonline.com/orlando/wonderkids/.
WonderWorks in Orlando is an adventure that tourists and locals both enjoy. The indoor amusement park is open 365 days per year from 9:00 a.m. until midnight. WonderWorks features a glow-in-the-dark ropes course, laser tag, 4D XD motion theater, magic comedy dinner show, and the Wonder Zones, which include interactive exhibits on natural disasters, space discovery, light and sound zone, imagination lab, far out art gallery, and a physical challenge zone.
WonderWorks the upside-down adventure is a science-focused indoor amusement park for the mind that holds something unique and interesting for visitors of all ages. Guests enter through an upside-down lobby with the ceiling at their feet and the ground above their head and must pass through an inversion tunnel to be turned right side up. There are three floors of nonstop “edu-tainment,” with over 100 hands-on and interactive exhibits that serve a STEM educational purpose to challenge the mind and spark the imagination. WonderWorks Orlando is also home to The Outta Control Magic Comedy Dinner Show. WonderWorks has locations in Orlando, Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach, Panama City Beach, and Syracuse. For more information, visit the site at: wonderworksonline.com/orlando/.