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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

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Not bad

I've been to several science museums across the country. This one seemed kinda small for the area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
originalfirefly
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Lake Worth, Florida
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There be Dragons!

I have visited the science center a couple of times and this time while waiting for them to open I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sdf66
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St. Augustine, Florida
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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...more
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4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3017
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been to several science museums across the country. This one seemed kinda small for the area and amount of people that live here. Additionally, the parking lot is pretty small. We happened to go on a day with some kind of family event. I...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the science center a couple of times and this time while waiting for them to open I wandered across the street to a small lake to see you there giant lizards that live among the trees along the water’s edge. I don’t...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed August 27, 2019

We really enjoyed the science center and aquarium when we came to visit. There aren't that many tanks, but the ones they have are well kept and have interesting animals in them. The planetarium was fun, and not too cheesy. The mini golf course was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We are happy you enjoyed exploring our 10,000-gallon aquarium and got the opportunity to experience our​ full-dome planetarium. We apologize that some of the stations were inoperable, we always try to stay on top of our exhibit halls and...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

We spent 3 hour here and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Our boys aged 11 and 8 enjoyed all the exhibits, particularly the aquarium and touch tank and the rainforest exhibition. The splash park is a nice touch and the new brain attraction area is very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review! We are happy to hear your boys had a blast exploring our 10,000-gallon Aquarium and got to get up-close to our favorite aquatic creatures during our daily touch tank demos. We hope you come back again to take a...More

Reviewed July 4, 2019

We visited with a 1 year old and a 5 year old. They both loved the aquarium, the five year old liked the outdoor area and the rainforest exhibit, and the one year old really liked the children's area with the water table and Lite...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you for your positive review! We pride ourselves in being appealing to both adults and kids. It is great to hear you enjoyed our traveling exhibit featuring a life-sized maze, zip line, monkey bars and more! We hope you got to explore our Brain...More

Reviewed June 28, 2019

Judging by their reactions, my 5 and 8 year old grandchildren think this is the greatest place. The exhibits kept them enthralled for nearly three hours and they continued to talk about their experience even after we left. Nearly everything is hands-on so the interaction...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2019

Thank you for your great review - we are so happy to hear your grandchildren had a blast visiting us! We hope you were able to enjoy our outdoor splash pad to cool off in the hot summer sun and play a round of mini...More

Reviewed June 13, 2019

I h ad never see such well constructed models of imitation dinosaurs which moved and made noise. I am 88. Most of the viewers were 8 and had a blastingly good time.More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Norman R
Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thank you for this awesome review! Our dinosaurs have the left the building but our NEW summer exhibit "Rainforest Adventure" on display now until September 4th, 2019 features a giant, indoor maze filled with mysterious secrets of the rainforest. Make sure to visit again soon...More

Reviewed May 26, 2019

From the massive T. rex on the way in, through the array of indoor exhibits my kids could not get enough of this place. They even have a splash pad for when the weather gets hot. I would plan to spend at least 3-4 hours...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank marktraynor
Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Thank you for the great review! Our 28ft T-rex; Rosie, loves to greet guests - we hope you were able to take photos with her! We are glad to hear you enjoyed exploring our exhibit halls and outdoor science trail which connects to 15 new...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

We had a few hours to kill before our flight home and decided to visit the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The dinosaur exhibit offered life-sized automated dinosaurs. It was really interesting and well done. This is a small center with everything located in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2019

Thank you for the awesome review - we are so glad you were able to visit us before your flight back home! We hope you get the chance to visit us in Florida again and play a round of mini golf on our SFSCA Conservation...More

Reviewed April 4, 2019 via mobile

Visiting the area for a short vacation with 2 young children, this place seemed like a must do. They offered a seasonal exhibit of animatronic dinosaurs with educational readings. They were displayed beautifully and lots of fun to observe. The aquarium was small but also...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GregJP
Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are glad to hear you chose to visit us while on your vacation and enjoyed our "Dinosaur Invasion" exhibit and10,000-gallon aquarium featuring Florida's native fish. We hope you come back and visit next time you're in the area!

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Explorer74104
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Response from Mary G | Reviewed this property |
Just call them! I am a huge fan but not an employee! It is very easy access for people who need assistance!
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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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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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