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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 afternoon family trip!

We bought a Groupon for 4 people and took 2 of our grandchildren. It is not very big but then the kids did not have time to get bored! The aquarium is small but very interesting... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We bought a Groupon for 4 people and took 2 of our grandchildren. It is not very big but then the kids did not have time to get bored! The aquarium is small but very interesting but the Bodies Exhibition was very COOL!! We thought it was just plastic replicas but it is actual bodies showing the way the body... More 

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

Thanks for the great review! We're so glad you were able to take advantage of our Groupon deal. We are no longer running that special, but if you wish to return in the near future, we do offer $2 off discounts when you check-in on Facebook. Valid for up to 4 people in your party! The "Our Body" exhibit has... More 

Plantation
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We loved the Bodies expo! Kids are 8 and under on spring break. The whole museum has something for all ages. Definitely a nice trip out w the family.

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

Thank you for the great review! We are glad you were able to visit the "Our Body" exhibit. We currently are hosting "Amazing Butterflies" which is a giant, interactive maze that teaches guests of all ages about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Next up is "Astronaut" which is scheduled to open this Fall. Stay tuned to our website and social... More 

New York
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38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We got a Groupon for this attraction. Took our three year old granddaughter. Aquarium is not huge but very interesting and we got to experience staff feeding many of the fish. The children's play center was great and my granddaughter could have spent days at the giant water table. The new mini golf course is beautiful, but I think kids... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you were able to experience our Science Center and Aquarium. We love offering programs like the Aquarium Fish Feeding for our guests to have a more dynamic learning experience. If your granddaughter loved the Discovery Center, she will absolutely love our brand new early childhood playground! We just opened this area last... More 

South Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

As many of these reviews state, this museum has gone through some fairly dramatic changes (almost all for the better). I’ve enjoyed taking my children to this museum off and on for years. I, myself went to this museum as a child and had many fond memories of it. There is a fun mini golf course that my kids adore... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and for being a dedicated member of our Science Center. We pride ourselves in offering a fantastic membership program and deeply regret that you did not had a good experience this year. Please email me directly so we can make this right for you - Mvelasquez@sfsciencecenter.org. Also, please note that our next traveling exhibit will... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The science museum has been doing a lot of construction and has changed so much since I was there as a kid. The new aquarium is amazing to see and is very interactive for the little ones. With a touch tank and the option to "go inside" the fish tanks, the little ones always have a blast. There are different... More 

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

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you were able to experience our Science Center and the "Our Body" blockbuster exhibition. The next indoor traveling exhibit will be "Amazing Butterflies" scheduled to open May 4th 2017. Our newest permanent addition is the Conservation Course, an 18-hole miniature golf course in our beautiful backyard, surrounded by babbling brooks and butterfly... More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The interactive science exhibits are fun but I really enjoy the planetarium. It's a great rainy day (what? In Florida?) adventure for kids of all ages.

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

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you were able to experience our Science Center and and newly renovated, full-dome planetarium. We are a great educational attraction for rainy days, but we also just opened a brand new, Florida Conservation themed miniature golf course for those sunny day as well! The course is set within a giant butterfly garden... More 

Delray Beach
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went for a special exhibit which was excellent, but also enjoyed the interactive area, Florida wildlife area, and miniature golf!

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

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you were able to experience our Science Center and everything we have to offer. Especially our brand new miniature golf course, centered around a Florida Conservation theme! Our next traveling exhibit will be "Amazing Butterflies" scheduled to open May 4th. We hope you'll visit again soon and keep in touch since there... More 

Chicago
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The kids really enjoyed the aquarium and 'touch tank' experience, as well as the interactive activities. Food options are very limited, so I suggest you bring your own food or just don't plan to eat there. The museum is nice, but pricey for it's size and offerings.

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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're glad you were able to experience our Aquarium and touch tank program. We welcome guests to bring their own food if they'd like and enjoy it in our cafe or on the outdoor picnic benches. We hope you'll visit again soon and keep in touch since there are many new exhibits and expansions on... More 

Jupiter, Florida
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Loved this Science Center! Great for adults and children. I think they have interesting exhibits for all ages. Definitely check them out!

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

Thank you for your great review! We're glad you were able to experience our Science Center and everything we have to offer. Our next traveling exhibit will be "Amazing Butterflies" scheduled to open May 4th. We hope you'll visit again soon and keep in touch since there are many new exhibits and expansions on the horizon! More 

Wellington, Florida
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276 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I haven't been to the Science Museum in years, but grew up coming here as a member and even did their sleep overs. The Bodies In Motion exhibit is amazing. The museum seemed much smaller than I remember. We walked around a few times in case we missed something. Even the planetarium felt smaller. There's a lot of aquariums and... More 

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

Thank you for your review! We're glad you were able to experience the "Our Body" exhibition while it was here. Our next traveling exhibit is "Amazing Butterflies" scheduled to open May 4th. We hope you'll visit again soon and keep in touch since there are many new exhibits and expansions on the horizon. More 

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