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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium
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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".
Reviewed March 29, 2010

Kind of dirty and small. Things were old and not kept up. Maybe I am spoiled being able to go to the MN Science Museum. But this was a big disappointment.

3  Thank Shelly L
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Reviewed June 11, 2009

Our family has been going to the South Florida Science Museum since our daughter (who is now 7!) was 2 years old. Over the past year, the Museum redid its outdoor science exhibits (one of our favorites) and created a family picnic area which we love. We attended the Max Plank tunnel which was in a huge new exhibit area they just built - it was amazing. The new planetarium now has IMAX shows and staff are now on the floor all the time doing demonstrations with the aquariums and other cool stuff. The old reviews were correct, but the Museum has become an updated classic that seems to have a new big exhibit every month or so. We recommend it now to our friends.

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Reviewed November 25, 2007

The collection is very eclectic but well put together. Lots to do and a great way to spend a rainy day. We really enjoyed spending several hours here while waiting to goto the zoo. Go and enjoy, your kids will be entertained unless they require a gameboy attached to their chins.

1  Thank dpuck1998
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Reviewed August 10, 2007

The place was very small and dirty. The staff was rude and could not entertain my child! I do not suggest this museum at all!!!

2  Thank mat5550176
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Reviewed June 17, 2006

A small, but well put together science museum and aquarium. Their offerings are a little scattered and incomplete, representing what they happen to have, instead of a good overview of the topics covered, though what they do have is well displayed, and kept in good working order (not always the case with hands-on museums for children).

The staff and volunteers are helpful and energetic, making for a pleasant afternoon activity for the kids. If you can choose only one, do this museum instead of the next door zoo.

5  Thank lippi
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