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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

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Address: 4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3017
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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (former South Florida Science...

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (former South Florida Science Museum) provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through science and technology. The Science Center features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, as well as natural history exhibitions. Established in 1961, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is a non-profit institution dedicated to its mission; "Open Every Mind to Science".

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Fun place for kids and adults

We went to the science museum with our family that included one child, 2 years old. It was $16.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and kids 3 and under free. I thought it was priced... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went there for Springbreak 2016 with my kids. Exhibit was on the dinosaurs. They have different kind of activities to attract the kids. They are asking to go again.. The exhibit changes every 3 or 4 months.

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FORT WALTON BEACH
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to the science museum with our family that included one child, 2 years old. It was $16.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and kids 3 and under free. I thought it was priced a little high but we did have a good time for about 21/2 hours. There is a movie that costs extra that last about 20... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter what age you are, there is many things of interest for everyone. I took my 7 & 3 year old grandsons to the Science Center & aquarium and we all has a blast. We did all the exhibits, but both of the children loved the hands on exhibits ... the light wall, the adjustable water center, the outdoor... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to South Florida Science Center to see the BODY exhibit. This is MUST DO. Fantastic, very very cool.

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed the "Our Body" exhibit, on display until April 23rd. Stay tuned for more exciting traveling exhibits and experiences, coming in 2017. More 

Wellington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent, educational experience for adults and kids. I went to the The Body exhibit, but was impressed with their aquarium, their "hands on" area, etc. The museum is right next to the Palm Beach Zoo, another great attraction. I will definitely go back.

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed the "Our Body" exhibit and our other unique exhibit halls. Stay tuned for more exciting traveling exhibits and experiences, coming in 2017! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about this Center is great. The grounds are beautiful, the exhibits are interesting and interactive and the aquarium is well designed. There is a little door you can go through in the aquarium where you can stand as though you are inside the tank with the fish, it's really fun. There was a film showing about dinosaurs that was... More 

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you and your family had an educational, enriching experience. We hope you join us again soon to explore our NEW experiences on the horizon. More 

North Canton, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small, educational, yet over priced museum. Some hands on activities for the kids. Overall, not impressed. Wouldn't go back.

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our Science Center and for leaving feedback. We apologize that you did not have the best experience. We are always working hard to provide unique, exciting experiences for the whole family, while maintaining the best customer service and friendly staff. Our museum is rapidly expanding and has several new experiences on the upcoming horizon. Please email... More 

Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really nice, fun, informative to spend the day with family! We were really surprised because there was so much to see and do there! The children had a blast!

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Stay tuned for more exciting experiences coming soon! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for the body exhibit. Without the exhibit the museum is really small not much to it. I didn't like that you are asked to pay extra for so many things. 1-2 hours and you are done, the staff are not very friendly either.

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Melinda V, Marketing Director at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologize that you did not have a good experience at our Science Center. We are always working hard to provide unique, exciting experiences for the whole family, while maintaining the best customer service and friendly staff. Our museum is rapidly expanding and has several new experiences on the upcoming horizon. Please email mvelasquez@sfsciencecenter.org to... More 

Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Body...Was a most informative and phenomenal showing at the science center in West Palm Beach ... I am so glad I didn't miss it this time.

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our Science Center and the "Our Body: The Universe Within" exhibition! We are thrilled to offer this blockbuster experience in Palm Beach County and look forward to providing more valuable exhibits like this in the future. More 

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