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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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To much price

It was a nice place to go. But for two adults and one child was 54 with the 30 min movie. Everything was nice and clean. There just wasn't that much to do for the Price we paid... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2016
Mike B
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

My young son and I were visiting family in South Florida and I decided to stop in at this museum to occupy one of his days. Upon arrival, we were informed that part of the museum was shut down because they were changing out an exhibit. I still agreed to go in and at first was a bit disappointed. I... More 

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Thank Heather M
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for this fantastic review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Science Center and our passionate staff. We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone. We pride ourselves on ensuring that every guest, whether ages 2 or 92, leaves happy and feels educated. Brittany is definitely one of our many all-stars... More 

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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

It was a nice place to go. But for two adults and one child was 54 with the 30 min movie. Everything was nice and clean. There just wasn't that much to do for the Price we paid. We were done in less then 2 hours

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Thank Mike B
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are always working hard to provide unique, exciting experiences for the whole family. We are thrilled to announce that we are continuing our expansion with our backyard project, which will bring a brand new, 18-hole Conservation Mini Golf Course, Physics Forest, Splash Pad, Giant Human Sun Dial, a Butterfly Garden and much more! The... More 

Fort Myers
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

The center is newly renovated and I had a blast! I was able to see the Dinosaur exhibit during its last weekend. Many robotic life like dinosaurs, excavating for fossils and more!!!! I cant wait to see what the next exhibit will be! The aquarium is home to numerous types of fish species (including the awful Lion Fish), alligator and... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Science Center. We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone. Great to see that you were also able to enjoy many of our renovations and expansions! Stay tuned for more NEW expansions including our backyard Science Trail (opening 2017) and 18-hole... More 

Madison, WI
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111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We stopped here to get out of the sun for some time and were pleasantly surprised. We a remembers of an ASTC reciprocal museum, so it was free for our family to go. There is a nice small aquarium with tropical saltwater and freshwater sea life. The day we went, a staff member came out and talked about and let... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Science Center. We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone. Our brand new summer exhibit, "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" is now occupying our traveling exhibit hall until Oct. 11th. In the fall we will transition to the... More 

Massachusetts
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We visited this "aquarium" and "museum" recently with our grandchildren who were on school vacation and visiting with us. We checked it out online first, and noted the advisory that they were transitioning out a major exhibit, so it would not be available for viewing, and admission was therefore at reduced prices. We called the museum to see if there... More 

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Thank jaymass52
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

We are so sorry you did not have a good experience at our museum. We pride ourselves on providing memorable experiences for family members of all ages and would love to speak with you about experiences that are fit for your needs. For example, we offer several different planetarium shows with different maturity levels and have a variety of Aquarium... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We took our 5 and 8 years old grandsons who were visiting from Chicago, where the Museum of Science and Industry is and where my kids and I, too, grew up visiting many times. I didn't expect much from this science center, but it turned out being one of the best days of their visit. I was so impressed with... More 

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

Wow Karen, thank you for the wonderful review! We are so glad your grandsons enjoyed everything we have to offer here at our Science Center. Come back and visit again soon! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Educational and fun for everyone. Many things to touch and see. I was quite impressed by the new changes and remodel. A must.

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Thank BIRTHDAYBOY5873
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Science Center. We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone. Great to see that you were also able to enjoy many of our renovations and expansions! Stay tuned for our new summer exhibit, Grossology: The Impolite Science of the Human Body... More 

Bellport, New York
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Went here with my 9 and 7 year old boys. Perfect little aquarium and awesome science displays. They loved how you could touch and learn the actual s pence exhibits. The temporary dinosaur display was awesome. Well worth the few dollars to go to. We paid a little extra and did the planetarium also. They offer a great two park... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you and your family enjoyed our Science Center. We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone. Great to see that you were also able to enjoy our newly upgraded planetarium shows! Stay tuned for our new summer exhibit, Grossology: The Impolite Science of the... More 

Nassau Bahamas
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

It was interesting to see the Animals and fishes. If you have kids from 5 years and up I think this a good experience. Get to see how lightning and storm reacts and feel. Things that was here before our times.

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Thank Taxi828
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We're so glad you and your family enjoyed the Aquarium and other Science Center exhibits. We take pride in offering several different experiences for people of all ages. Stay tuned for more exciting upgrades and exhibits! More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

I used to take my sons here often when they were younger. Not so much as teens. Wonderful hands on activities for young minds. A favorite for our family for many years.

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Thank Kerry L
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed the exhibits and our Aquarium. We love our locals! Stay tuned for exciting, new outdoor experiences including more hands-on exhibits, a splash pad, an 18-hole miniature golf course and much more -- coming soon. Also, get ready for the critically acclaimed, blockbuster exhibit "Our Body:... More 

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