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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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Night at the Museum

My family (2 adults and 2 boys ages 8 &12) just went to Sweet Science night at the museum. From... read more

Reviewed February 28, 2016
Jennifer H
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Fun but pricey!

We came to this attraction to give my 4 year old twins something to do to avoid the rain. It is a... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2016
jmckinnon497
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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".
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good34%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3017
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Reviewed February 28, 2016

My family (2 adults and 2 boys ages 8 &12) just went to Sweet Science night at the museum. From 6-9 pm on the last Friday of the month, the museum offers a fun night for families. We made rock salt ice cream, searched for...More

Thank Jennifer H
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad you enjoyed the exhibits and our Nights at the Museum event. We are just as excited for our continued expansion efforts and welcome new and existing visitors alike! This is our home too and strive...More

Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

We came to this attraction to give my 4 year old twins something to do to avoid the rain. It is a little on the small side for the price and really the price is the only reason not for 5 stars, if I could...More

Thank jmckinnon497
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are always working hard to provide unique, exciting experiences for the whole family at a reasonable price. We are thrilled to announce that we are continuing our expansion with our backyard project, which will bring a brand new, 18-hole...More

Reviewed February 21, 2016

The science museum has been around for many years and has worked hard to keep up with the times. There are many year round interactive exhibits and depending on the traveling exhibit, you can see some really neat things (dinosaurs, Titanic, mummies). There is also...More

Thank ELIZABETH M
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you for the review! We are proud to bring some of the best traveling exhibits to the South Florida area and we love offering a variety of events for everyone in the family. We are also excited to announce a complete reconstruction of our...More

Reviewed February 18, 2016

This is a quick visit - not a huge facility...but our kids loved it and enjoyed all the exhibits. I was impressed by their aquarium and all the information and education provided throughout the visit. Well done.More

Thank rodpfled
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thanks for the review! We are so glad you enjoyed our Aquarium and other experiences throughout the Science Center. We are thrilled to continue our expansion with new outdoor experiences, starting with a brand new, 18-hole conservation mini golf course (Summer 2016) and other exhibits...More

Reviewed February 18, 2016

Brought our family here in December and kids had a blast with the aquarium, dinosaur and toddler room....Loved the life size Light Bright with pegs; this museum is big enough and small enough for a family outing. I like how contained it feels.More

Thank aleighm
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you for the awesome review! We are so glad you and your family had a blast. The huge Light Bright is one of our favorites as well! Stay tuned for more exciting experiences on the horizon, like our backyard expansion and new traveling exhibits...More

Reviewed February 10, 2016

Very overpriced for what you get. Kind of OK aquarium but that is about it. The science exhibits are pretty lame, even for kids. Planetarium shows cost extra. If it was free it might be OK.More

Thank Danny R
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. 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 February 9, 2016

It will take you an hour to do and see most stuff, BOA museum-on-us first weekend each month A family park in front and the zoo is near by to make it a whole day.More

Thank Tony P
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We love offering the BOA "Museums on Us" deal the first weekend of each month! For more information on our discounts and deals, please visit our website. Also, we are still expanding! We are thrilled to announce that we are...More

Reviewed February 4, 2016

We visited the South Florida Science Center for the first time in conjunction with a trip to Lion Country Safari and the two attractions can easily be combined in a full day trip. Admission was $15 for Seniors and there is free parking. There was...More

Thank ERIC S
Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Thank you for your review! We are glad you were able to visit the amazing exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World while it is still in town. Stay tuned for more exciting traveling exhibits in the Summer and Fall of this year. Also, we offer a...More

Reviewed February 3, 2016

Went to see a dinosaur exhibit. Enjoyed the whole center. Nice aquarium, planetarium and hands on area for kids. NOT on the level with some of the big city science museums like NYC or Chicago, but great asset to the area to bring kids to...More

Thank Jholtzman
Reviewed January 28, 2016

We were there for the wonderful dinosaur exhibit that showcased the life-size ferocity and form of these fascinating creatures. Kids loved it as dinosaurs roared, dipped their heads, opened their jaws and moved their legs. But their permanent exhibits were also captivating. A tornado chamber...More

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Melinda V, Marketing Coordinator at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2016

Thank you for the wonderful review! We're so glad you came for "Dinosaurs Around the World" and stayed for more hands-on science fun! Stay tuned for another great traveling exhibit coming in May. We hope to see you again soon!

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ammomof3
August 12, 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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January 24, 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
March 22, 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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