South Florida Science Center and Aquarium West Palm Beach
Where is it at?
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach
Tel: 561 832 1988
Where are we going today?
We all know science can be fun, but at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, you can realize it first hand!
This great Palm Beach attraction for kids is the perfect place for them to spend the day using those imaginations, learning about the wonders of the world, and of science, and discovering new and wonderful things!
There are a number of exhibits within the center that can immerse kids in something completely new! How about we start in the depths of the ocean, with the 3,000 sq ft Aquariums of the Atlantic exhibit! Here, kids can come face to face with beautiful native fish, as well as some that have actually invaded the habitats of Florida.
Kids can see artificial reefs, learn about the open ocean, and discover the environments of the everglades!
The largest exhibit is Shipwreck Cove, where sharks, eels, and even lobsters call home! The perfect way to explore the ocean and you don't even have to get wet!
If the sun is out (and when is it not in Palm Beach!) why not head on out to the Conservation Course, which is an 18 hole mini golf course designed to educate those who play on the natural habitats of the state! Each hole is named after animals and habitats indigenous to South Florida, and it takes you through lush greenery, brooks, and butterfly gardens - we love that!
A visit to the planetarium can give you an out of this world experience too - in fact, it's the ONLY public planetarium in Palm Beach County! There are daily shows that cover a range of topics, and really give kids an experience to remember!
So why not head on out to South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for that special family day out, where kids can have a great time AND learn - sounds too good to be true!
How much does it cost?
- Children$12.95 (Ages 3-12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm weekdays / 10am - 6pm weekends
It's a brilliant way for kids to learn! They offer programs for K-12 classes, as well as early childhood, and even scouts! Just speak to them about what area of science you want to focus on when you book in advance. .
The WT Cafe is open during lunchtime hours, and they offer fresh, nutritious food that kids will love!.
Any Top Tips?
Try the Astronaut Ice Cream form the Science Store!.
Can I get one of those?
Bring that pocket money because the Science Store is where you can take the gift of science home with you! Worth checking out the fun science kits too!.
The planetarium shows are a small additional cost, at $3 for kids and $5 for adults / seniors.
What people are saying?
by Melinda Young
Great for kids all ages 1+. Cool place to interact with fish aquarium and alot of hands on play in science area. I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend.. they have things outside as well. But was hot to be out there.
by Jeff Miale
Nice little museum with some local salt and fresh water fish and reptiles on display. Right now they have the bodies exhibit setup which is pretty interesting.
by Marcelo Oliveira
One sure fun place for the family and specially for the kids. They always have very interesting events and expositions. Also recommend the planetarium.
by Cristiane Reis
Great place for o spend the day with the kids. Lots of hands on activities, a planetarium and aquarium. If your kids love science, they will love this place.
by Jessica Garcia
Love the special exhibits they have. I've been to an Egyptian exhibit, a Titanic exhibit, and the Bodies exhibit. Wonderful place. I should get a membership.