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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 24 August 2014

This place is a fun place to look and explore. A lot of hands-on stuff. Cool things to try. My daughter loves to go there. Great for rainy day or take a break from hot sunny afternoon.

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Belen W, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2014

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We appreciate and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Have a great day!

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Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Science Center and Aquarium is great for younger children (3 to 10). You can spend 2 to 3 hours there easily. Plenty to keep the kids occupied and engaged and learning. Also frequent special exhibits. Very fair admission price for this not-for-profit museum. Free parking. Right next to the Zoo. Highly recommend this museum.

2  Thank Flagler-is-Crying
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Belen W, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2014

Thank you for your recent review! we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. Have a great day!

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This was the perfect little rainy day outing for our family ( 2 boys ages 7 & 9). The aquarium is small but since it wasn't busy, kids got some good up close viewing time. The other exhibits were cute and fun for the kids, but quick. We watched the planetarium show for an extra few dollars and more time away from the Florida downpour outside.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

I was impressed with the variety of things to see and do for a small Science Museum. I live in Dallas and was on vacation visiting friends and family in WPB and took my children ages 3 and 7 here with their friends from GA ages 4, 7 and 10 and they had a great time but we were very disappointed in the cost of admission. It was double the cost of what we would have expected to pay for what they had and offered. I think their rates should be 1/2 the cost of what they are charging or they should not charge for adults.

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Belen W, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Thank you for vising the Science Center; we are glad you enjoyed your visit! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. All feedback helps us improve!

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Reviewed 27 July 2014

I have been to every children's attraction in palm beach county. I loved this one, and more importantly, my daughter did as well. There are many rooms to explore and ways to engage the little one's minds. its not a place to sit back and be wowed by grandiose attractions. it is a place for the kids to use their minds in fun engaging ways at many different stations. the downside is its probably more interesting for the younger set (under 10) and the aquarium is somewhat modest. Entrance fee is not exhorbitant. There is a modest but large park outside in the back where you can go be with nature after playing in the museum. The only food option is a subway, so if you don't like dull sandwiches, bring your own or plan to go into West Palm for lunch.

Thank WeekendCowgirl
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Belen W, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2014

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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