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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

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Pretty good, kids had fun

Overall this was a good experience, we were able to get in free with membership at a partner ASTC... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Bryan S
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High Point, North Carolina
Evening Event

I attended an evening event at the South Florida Science Center. It was very fun and different from... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Mlowinski
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Palm Beach Gardens, 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 18 June 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...More

5  Thank lippi
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 February 2015

I've decided to share this review from my Yelp page in hopes of spreading the word to even more people and also in hopes of perhaps opening the eyes of this center's management staff. This museum is extremely small and extremely overpriced. Spoke to their...More

11  Thank Susan B
Belen W, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2015

Thank you for sharing your recent review. We understand why you would be disappointed with your recent visit and we are addressing the situation immediately. Thank you again for taking the time to comment. Have a great day!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a very small facility, took less than 30 minutes to see the whole thing. For $18 per person, I suggest finding someplace else to spend your time and money.

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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Overall this was a good experience, we were able to get in free with membership at a partner ASTC location. If we had paid I wouldn't have thought it as worth it, especially without the temporary dinosaur exhibit. The aquarium was really nice and the...More

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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and feedback! We're happy to hear your little ones enjoyed exploring our 10,000 gallon aquarium as well as our Discovery Center and Early Childhood Playground . In regards to our pricing, we have made several upgrades and additions over the...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

I attended an evening event at the South Florida Science Center. It was very fun and different from any other business function I have attended. There was a lot to do and see. The dinosaurs, aquariums, and science shows were all excellent. A fun night...More

Thank Mlowinski
Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your time at our facility for your event. We love opening our doors for facility rentals for all types of social celebrations. Come back and visit again soon!

Reviewed 25 September 2018

Our daughter and her family live In Florida and we always go to the museum when we visit there. We have never had any trouble gaining admission until this past weekend. We are listed as part of our daughter's family membership. Ashley at the front...More

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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you your review and feedback! We take pride in our customer service staff and will certainly look into the issue you experienced. We apologize for any inconvenience and would love to invite you back to see our Dinosaur Invasion exhibit opening on October 13th.

Reviewed 19 September 2018

I went with two women to the South FL Planetarium on the grounds of the Science center and Aquarium. We saw the Laser/Light/musical show. We loved it.We saw the Beatles and Ed Sullivan with sound and laser lights. $10. pp for a 45 min, show...More

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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed our Laser Shows! Hopefully you will return for our next show on October 12th. We have a thrilling line-up in store which will include "Fright Lights", "Laser Metallica", and "Laser Magic". For more...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Took my 2 year old to the Science Center and Aquarium. She absolutely loved it. This place is definitely designed for the younger demographic. Most of the exhibits and programs skew towards those below the age of 10. Very worth it if you are a...More

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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad you enjoyed our new 18-hole Conservation Course, 10,000 gallon Aquarium, and exhibit halls. On top of this, we offer tons of educational programs and host various events throughout the year. Getting a membership will mean more...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Fun day. Always perminet hands on science exploration exhibits and a feature. This trip was Legos.- All sizes Regular, duplos and lifesize. iming is everything during the summer to avoid camp field trips.

Thank Sandi G
Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thank you for your great review! We're so glad you and your grandkids enjoyed our Aquarium, exhibit halls, and "Travel Adventure" exhibit. Starting October 13, DINOSAURS will be invading the building! We hope you return again soon for more science fun!

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Let me start off by saying we are members of a science museum in Michigan and we got free admission as part of a reciprocal agreement. For free, this a great museum, especially for our kids, who are ages 5 and 2. This is not...More

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Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi Jason, Thank you for your review! We're so glad you were able to explore our Science Center with your 5 and 2 year olds. To answer your question about our price point, we are not only rapidly expanding with projects on the horizon, but...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

There is a very nice aquarium inside. Things to touch, play with and try. It was sort of disappointing for the price you pay.More

Thank cstana
Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your review and feedback! We're glad you enjoyed our 10,000 gallon Aquarium hall. Our museum is rapidly expanding and has several new experiences on the upcoming horizon. Construction is well underway for our backyard project, which will bring a Physics Forest, Splash...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Great Night with my granddaughter. First time there staff helpful and friendly. Tickets for popcorn and Snow cone. It was wonderful to see all the different kinds of fish. All sorts of activities.More

Thank Stephanie W
Melinda G, Public Relations Manager at South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you for your great review, we're so glad you enjoyed our Nights at the Museum event! We hope you come back again fur future ones, which occur on the last Friday of each month. Each Nights at the Museum is a different theme, which...More

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ammomof3
12 August 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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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
22 March 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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