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Orlando Science Center highlights the environment with new interactive exhibit

ORLANDO, Fla. — If you are interested in exploring our planet and learning more about the different ecosystems surrounding us, a new exhibit at the Orlando Science Center is for you.


Earth Matters will focus on how humans’ small actions can have a big influence on the environment.

While the VoLo Foundation designed the exhibit for families and children and teens ages 5 to 16, there are activities for all ages.

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The showcase breaks down into the following five zones:


Guests can see the biology behind trees, learn about biodiversity, and understand how to reduce carbon emissions.


In this interactive zone, guests can experience how ecosystems can become damaged over time, all through a 3-D digital lens. But the activity also poses the question of how people can save and preserve Earth.


This part of the exhibition helps children learn ways to make a difference in their backyards with insects and sustainability.

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Re-Imagination Zone

People interested in STEM subjects, including science, technology, engineering and math, can design inventions.

Reflection Zone

In this zone, guests are encouraged to think about how they would like to change the natural environment and share it with a cloud.

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Earth Matters is scheduled to debut Jan. 22 at noon and will run through Apr. 30.

Tickets can be purchased here.

See a map of the location below:

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