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“nice place for a short visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach, FL 33405
+1 561-832-1988
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Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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“nice place for a short visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Had a great time. It is small but packed with things to see and do. They have special exhibts all the time. Check their website for more information.
You will enjoy it.

Visited June 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Take the kids!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This is a perfect place to take your kids or visitors! It is a small enough venue to do everything thoroughly and a good way to spend an afternoon in an air conditioned place. Adults will enjoy it too!

Visited November 2011
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Stuart, Florida
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“Fun for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The planetarium show was interesting. Most of the exhibits were fun. Some of the aquariums were filthy. We went on Senior day for a discount. I don't know if I would pay full price.

Visited August 2012
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Massapequa, New York
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“Such a cute museum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My husband and I took our 5 month old to Florida to meet some relatives and wanted to find something indoors to do since it was HOT outside (early September). We found this online and since it had an aquarium, thought it would be good since the baby likes fish. We felt the price for adults was a bit steep for how small the museum is, but they are currently expanding. It also seems slightly run down... could use some sprucing up. But overall, it was a nice hour or so in the museum. We would have spent more time but the baby can't do many of the activities. If he was a toddler, we definitely could have been there longer. Or, if it was cooler out, we would have played mini golf or something, which is outside. The aquarium room has a lot of fish and my son enjoyed watching them and trying to "catch" sea horses. He got to pet a nurse shark too.
We didn't do the planetarium, maybe when he is older. We will definitely be taking him back when he can play and do more.

Visited September 2012
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Berea, Ohio
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“Great science experience for children (of all ages)!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Make sure you take in the planetarium experience. There are multiple interactive displays great for explaining science to children (and to renew an interest in adults).

Visited September 2012
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