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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

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Address: 4801 Dreher Trl N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405-3017
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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (former South Florida Science...

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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The Science Center is fairly small and presents some fun exhibits for a wide range of ages. The aquarium is also diminutive and has several well-maintained tanks with a limited... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
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Upland, California
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Upland, California
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552 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Science Center is fairly small and presents some fun exhibits for a wide range of ages. The aquarium is also diminutive and has several well-maintained tanks with a limited variety of healthy looking fish. Pricing is somewhat high for the size of the attraction, but look for special deals the facility provides from time to time. Easy walking on... More 

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are always working diligently to improve the guest experience and to make sure families of all income-levels are able to visit. We offer year-round discounts and promotions including Facebook check-in discounts, buy-one-one-free added experiences, Bank of America cardholder complimentary access and many more. All of our discounts and current promos are listed... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

This museum really is small, just one floor. Having said that, it is nice for what it is. On the left side from the entrance is the Aquarium and the right side is the science center. Each had some OK elements. In the middle, there are different travelling exhibits; when we were there it was "The Body," not so appropriate... More 

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We are proud to be one of the leading Science Centers of our size and we are glad you were able to visit through the ASTC reciprocal program. The "Our Body" exhibit will only be on display until April 23rd, and then we will bring in another great traveling exhibit called "Minotaur Mazes: Amazing Butterflies."... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went there for Springbreak 2016 with my kids. Exhibit was on the dinosaurs. They have different kind of activities to attract the kids. They are asking to go again.. The exhibit changes every 3 or 4 months.

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and feedback! We are always working diligently to improve the guest experience. We have several new experiences coming soon to our Science Center, including new pieces to our 10,000 gallon Aquariums of the Atlantic, new blockbuster exhibitions and more expansions to our interactive backyard. Stay tuned and we hope to see you again soon! More 

FORT WALTON BEACH
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to the science museum with our family that included one child, 2 years old. It was $16.95 for adults, $14.95 for seniors and kids 3 and under free. I thought it was priced a little high but we did have a good time for about 21/2 hours. There is a movie that costs extra that last about 20... More 

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are always working diligently to improve the guest experience. We have several new experiences coming soon to our Science Center, including new pieces to our 10,000 gallon Aquariums of the Atlantic, new blockbuster exhibitions and more expansions to our interactive backyard. Stay tuned and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Boynton Beach, Florida
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

No matter what age you are, there is many things of interest for everyone. I took my 7 & 3 year old grandsons to the Science Center & aquarium and we all has a blast. We did all the exhibits, but both of the children loved the hands on exhibits ... the light wall, the adjustable water center, the outdoor... More 

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are always working to improve the guest experience. Stay tuned for more exciting exhibits coming soon! More 

Hollywood, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went to South Florida Science Center to see the BODY exhibit. This is MUST DO. Fantastic, very very cool.

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed the "Our Body" exhibit, on display until April 23rd. Stay tuned for more exciting traveling exhibits and experiences, coming in 2017. More 

Wellington
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36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is an excellent, educational experience for adults and kids. I went to the The Body exhibit, but was impressed with their aquarium, their "hands on" area, etc. The museum is right next to the Palm Beach Zoo, another great attraction. I will definitely go back.

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you enjoyed the "Our Body" exhibit and our other unique exhibit halls. Stay tuned for more exciting traveling exhibits and experiences, coming in 2017! More 

West Palm Beach, Florida
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68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Everything about this Center is great. The grounds are beautiful, the exhibits are interesting and interactive and the aquarium is well designed. There is a little door you can go through in the aquarium where you can stand as though you are inside the tank with the fish, it's really fun. There was a film showing about dinosaurs that was... More 

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you and your family had an educational, enriching experience. We hope you join us again soon to explore our NEW experiences on the horizon. More 

North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Small, educational, yet over priced museum. Some hands on activities for the kids. Overall, not impressed. Wouldn't go back.

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Thank Nini124
Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our Science Center and for leaving feedback. We apologize that you did not have the best experience. We are always working hard to provide unique, exciting experiences for the whole family, while maintaining the best customer service and friendly staff. Our museum is rapidly expanding and has several new experiences on the upcoming horizon. Please email... More 

Hobe Sound, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This was a really nice, fun, informative to spend the day with family! We were really surprised because there was so much to see and do there! The children had a blast!

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Melinda V, Director of Marketing at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Stay tuned for more exciting experiences coming soon! More 

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