About Us


Lori Waters is the Founder of Curiosity Zone of Clermont. As a prior professional educator, Lori has a passion for teaching and putting science into the hands of students.

She is currently a fifth grade teacher at Foundation Academy in Winter Garden. She is a former educator at the Orlando Science Center, Imagine South Lake Charter, and as a homeschooling mom.

Upon completing the Educator Preparation Institute at Lake Sumter State College, Lori earned a professional educator certificate in K-6 elementary education, Social Science 6-12, Speech, and English 6-12. She has a BA in political science from Furman University and MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Lori lives in Clermont, FL with her husband and two children.

Our Mission

By putting science in the hands of children, Curiosity Zone of Clermont will ignite that spark of curiosity in children to ask more questions, test out ideas, challenge current boundaries of knowledge, discover new ways to solve problems, and learn more about the world around us.

Our mission is to inspire children through memory-making experiences that drive curiosity, creative thinking, problem solving, and a passion for science.

Enrichment classes cover all of the major sciences, including chemistry, physics, life science, earth science, weather, and astronomy, as well as concepts in engineering, computer science, and math.

Curiosity Zone Family

Through a licensing agreement with Curiosity Zone and based on the model of Curiosity Zone of Ashburn (VA), which has a 10-year history of providing science education to thousands of students, Curiosity Zone of Clermont will offer classes, workshops, and events for children ages 5 to 14.

Using the Curiosity Zone proprietary, proven curriculum, children will engage in hands-on labs, which are aligned to Florida’s Science Standards.