Orlando Science Center offering COVID-19 vaccines, tickets for free admission

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Science Center is offering a free day of admission to people who get their COVID-19 vaccine shot at the center on Saturday.

The Florida Department of Health will be at the science center on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to offer vaccines on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Those who get the vaccine will also receive a complimentary ticket for general admission that can be redeemed on another visit.

During the day, Orlando Science Center will host presentations that explain how COVID-19 vaccines work and how mRNA vaccines are developed. Visitors will participate in hands-on challenges where they engineer their own solution to prevent a virus from connecting with a host.

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At the NatureWorks exhibit, animal ambassadors will make scheduled appearances while the science center team discusses vaccines for animals and how the pandemic has affected zoo policies.

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This event is part of Communities for Immunity, which is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. For more information, click here.

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Sarah Wilson

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Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.