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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3017
+1 561-832-1988
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A good science center...

We are members of our local science center so we were able to get in free here. It is a smaller... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
fern23
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Louisville
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Disappointed

There was a butterfly exhibit with no butterflies ??? Museum is on the small side. Good for kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KBailly
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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".
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3017
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+1 561-832-1988
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are members of our local science center so we were able to get in free here. It is a smaller center but the exhibits are done well and some different ways of looking at things makes this engaging for the kids. It is small...More

Thank fern23
Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a butterfly exhibit with no butterflies ??? Museum is on the small side. Good for kids but not so for adults. You can see the entire museum in a couple of hours (if you include the planetarium). We were expecting more.

Thank KBailly
Reviewed 25 May 2017

They used to host kids activities and play parties, but recently began hosting them in Jupiter which is the reasoning for 4, not 5 stars. The planetarium is super cool and there are some activities for children as well as adults still remaining.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Is a good place for a rainy day visit. It is small but very informative. An aquarium and science center in one. My daughter even learned how to do her name in morse code. Great display about butterflies.

Thank k s
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The place is a kids science center. Not bad for kids but as an adult their isn't a lot to see/do. They don't have a lot of fish tanks in the place for being an aquarium. It's good for kids. We didn't see the nature...More

1  Thank Kirk E
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Nice aquarium, lots of activities for the kids, not too much for the adults. The sea horses were beautiful.

Thank Nicole R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This attraction I feel was way over priced for what you get. We were in and out in an hour. There was no discount for being later in the day. If the price would have also include a pass to the Zoo as well then...More

Thank todd2017
Melinda V, Marketing Director at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry your visit did not meet your expectations. Our new traveling exhibit "Amazing Butterflies" is an interactive maze that introduces our guests to butterflies, and then we invite them to visit our new butterfly garden with live butterflies...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

I came here for the first time since I moved to the area 3 years ago. My kids had been previously on class trips and loved it. So we became members and went for the first time. Right now they main exhibit area is between...More

1  Thank RagsKP94
Melinda V, Marketing Director at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you were able to experience everything our Science Center has to offer while our main exhibit hall was in transition. Mr. Why is fantastic and here every weekend, so come back and visit him again soon!

Reviewed 28 April 2017

The museum has deals every month for a variety of different topics! It is geared more towards children and encouraging them in the field of science but I had a lot of fun and learned a few things as well. it isn't expensive and the...More

Thank Joseph B
Melinda V, Marketing Director at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for the great review! We pride ourselves in offering fun, educational experiences for guests of all ages. To cater to our more mature audience, we're thrilled to announce our plans to build a permanent, walk-through "Human Brain" exhibit, set to open by the...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017

This is a great science center for all ages. There were a lot of hands on learning experiences and a wonderful aquarium. There is also an outdoor play area with putt-putt golf.

Thank kapur99
Melinda V, Marketing Director at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for the great review! We're glad you were able to experience our brand new, 18-hole Conservation Golf Course!

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ammomof3
12 August 2016|
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Response from Georgia K | Reviewed this property |
Very limited!! I wouldn't recommend depending on that, personally.
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sidshaCapeCod_Ma
24 January 2016|
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Response from CirceWPB | Reviewed this property |
I believe it's $13 for kids, $15 for seniors, and $17 for adults. Google it for current info. It's worth going!
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eelo757
22 March 2015|
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Response from Belen W | Property representative |
Good morning! The Science Center's renovated new Hall of Discovery is now open and our Early Childhood Center will be open at the April. I'm sure your grandson will love playing with our water feature and light bright art... More
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