By Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel
12:35 PM EDT, September 23, 2013
Orlando Science Center's adults-only night returns Saturday, the same day, as fate would have it, that its "Sesame Street" exhibit opens.
These are separate events, for sure. Science Night Live, for the 21-and-up set, runs from 8 p.m. to 11 pm. on Sept. 28., and it includes a presentation called “The Archaeology of Sex” by Pete Sinell of UCF. The talk covers cross-cultural concepts of sex and sexuality throughout history from an archaeological angle.
Other Science Night Live activities include a showing of "Penguins 3D,” access to the giant refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory, lab experiments and forensic exercises in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory and science-based trivia. Adult beverages and food will be available for purchase.
All levels of the science center will be accessible during the event. Admission for Science Night Live is $15.
The newest thing to check out at the museum will be "Sesame Street Present: The Body," a traveling exhibit starring characters such as Elmo and Big Bird featured in interactive experiences. The displays are about keeping the body healthy, and they were created in response to the childhood obesity crisis.
Among the elements are Oscar's Sneeze Machine, Count's Count the Organ Organ, Rosita's Locomotion (which deals with how the heart works) and a trip to Mr. Hooper's store.
"Sesame Street Presents: The Body" is included in regular Orlando Science Center admission of $19 ($13 ages 3-11). It will be in Orlando through Jan. 5.
For more information, go to OSC.org or call 407-514-2000.
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