Quick looks at the week's happenings at Central Florida theme parks and attractions:
+ At the Orange County Regional History Center, Mondays mean free admission for children age 12 and younger with one adult paid admission. (Four kids can get in free with the adult). This deal runs through Aug. 6. In the meantime, fathers get in free on Father's Day. Operating hours this Sunday are noon to 5 p.m. More info: www.thehistorycenter.org.
+ Several local outlets -- including Aquatica, Blizzard Beach and Coco Cay -- are participating in an attempt to set the world record for largest swimming lesson on Thursday. It's a global initiative that tries to teach water safety to children. The group set a Guiness World Record last year with 20,000 participants worldwide. More details and locations guide: www.worldslargestswimminglesson.org.
+ The Summer Nights celebrations have started at Busch Gardens in Tampa. New programming includes nightly fireworks and a "Let's Get Loud," Latin-music dance party. Returning is the rock music/acrobatic show Kinitex, which begins nightly at 9 p.m. The events are included in regular Busch Gardens admission through Aug. 12. More info: www.buschgardens.com/bgt
+ Orlando Science Center is extending its hours on Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 18. It will include night-sky viewing through the Crosby Observatory's refractor telescope. (The science center's laser-light shows return June 29 with a new show with music by They Might Be Giants.) All are included in regular science-center admission. More info: www.osc.org.
+ Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex introduces a new tour as of Friday: The Launch Control Center tour, which gives guests access to the firing room where all space shuttles were controlled from 2006 onward. Also included: the main launch countdown clock and the "bubble room," where the KSC managers watched the action below. The tour costs $25 ($19 for ages 3-11) in addition to visitor complex admission. The LCC tour -- along with the already-running Vehicle Assembly Building tour -- will be available through the end of 2012 as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. More info: www.kennedyspacecenter.com.
+ It's a twinbill at the Summer Concert Series at Universal Studios on Saturday. Performing are ZZ Top and 3 Doors Down. Showtime is 8 p.m. The concerts are including in regular park admission. More info: www.universalorlando.com.
+ And it's Sounds Like Summer season at Epcot. Performing this week is Hotel California, an Eagles tribute band. Show times are 5:45, 7 and 8:15 p.m. More info: www.disneyworld.com/soundslikesummer.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun