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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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Air conditioning fun!

Nice and fun place for kids and parents. Good to go as soon as they open. It was interesting to... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
lsabldo
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West Palm Beach, Florida
via mobile
A nice day with kids

I took our summer camp kids here (about 20) and they had a really great time. It was not super... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Vanessa C
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Holcomb, Missouri
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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".
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  • 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 28 July 2016 via mobile

Nice and fun place for kids and parents. Good to go as soon as they open. It was interesting to walk through the different exhibits. Enjoyed a nice fresh cup of coffee from the cafe managed by Mom and daughter. My 4 year old enjoyed...More

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Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

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 our new Wholesome Tummies Cafe! They...More

Reviewed 27 July 2016

I took our summer camp kids here (about 20) and they had a really great time. It was not super overwhelming, as aquariums can sometimes be. The kids spent time at each tank looking and reading and enjoying it. Then we went to Grossology which...More

Thank Vanessa C
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Science Center and Aquarium, including our summer traveling exhibit, "Grossology"! We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone of all ages. We strive to provide...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We always enjoy the south Florida science museum we have visited over 20 times since May and my kids always find something new and fun to do. The water table is a favorite and I love the planetarium shows!More

Thank Jennifer H
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thanks for the great review! We strive to continue offering the best Science Center experiences to our members and reoccurring guests, like you! We are thrilled to announce the continuation our expansion with our backyard project, which will bring a brand new, 18-hole Conservation Mini...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is the first time I've been back to the museum (in Dreyer Park) since the renovations were completed. We brought our grandchildren ages 6, 9, and 11. The main purpose of the visit was to see the travelling Grossology exhibit that will be there...More

Thank FloridaSunDevil
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for your review! Glad you and your family had the chance to experience our Summer traveling exhibit, "Grossology"! We are always working hard to provide unique, exciting experiences for the whole family. We are thrilled to announce the continuation our expansion with our...More

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I grew up, visiting this science museum, regularly. It's not as big as I remembered it to be but it was definitely nice touring it again! Pretty small so it doesn't take long to see all of it but I'd have to say it's probably...More

Thank Georgia K
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

Thank you for your review! 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,...More

Reviewed 17 July 2016

Over the years, the science museum has grown and transformed, adding bigger and better aspects. Some may feel that it is pricey while others become members and go back often. Regardless, it is important to keep in mind that this is a smaller, local museum...More

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Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed our Science Center and Aquarium. We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone of all ages. We strive to provide new exhibits and experiences for...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Tiny museum and aquarium with fish. This is for small kids. Went with my 12 and 10 year old and they were like this is it. Needs better cleaning of objects considering the amount of germs spread by smaller kids and this being a museum...More

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Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are always working diligently to provide new, exciting experiences for the whole family. We are thrilled to announce that we are continuing our expansion with a backyard project, which will offer a brand new, 18-hole Conservation Mini Golf Course,...More

Reviewed 5 July 2016

We spent 3 hours here and although it is not on the level of MOSI, it is hands on, interactive, age appropriate. I would reccommend kids ages 18 months to 10 years old. A few things they feature: hands on science experiments each day, a...More

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Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Thank you for your review and feedback! We are so glad that you and your kids enjoyed our Science Center. We are absolutely a hands-on, minds-on educational facility with a little something for everyone of all ages. We strive to provide new exhibits and experiences...More

Reviewed 4 July 2016

They have some pretty cool exhibits that it never makes it boring to go back again. My kids especially like grossology. The aquarium had some fish but it is smaller than other larger city aquariums. The science section was more fun. A lot of hands...More

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Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thanks for the great review! We are glad you and your family had the opportunity to experience our Summer traveling exhibit, "Grossology"! We strive to offer the most exciting exhibits out there on the Science Museum circuit. Stay tuned for our backyard expansion project, which...More

Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Sciency fun. Spelled to reflect the feeling. The place had stuff for young kids to get a simple break in. Just a fun silly place. There's puzzle type brain tweezers that even this ole man tripped on. There's science on boogers to poop. Wind to...More

Thank Guy R
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thanks for the great review! We take pride in being the local leader for informal science education in West Palm Beach. We want all guests, no matter the age, to have a great time while engaging their minds. We hope you visit again soon!

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ammomof3
13 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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25 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
23 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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