South Florida Science Center and Aquarium $18 Gift Certificate
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through the latest discoveries in science and technology. It features more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome planetarium, Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, the world’s most advanced exhibit on the human brain and much more. Experience the latest upgrade – a quarter-mile long outdoor Science Trail with 15 new exhibits including a Physics Forest, FPL SolarScape, gem panning station, amphitheater, and interactive splash pad! Now serving over 300,000 students and visitors annually, providing a mind-opening experience for all.
Real Bodies: The Exhibition - On Display September 28th, 2020 - April 11th, 2021
Real Bodies presented by the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation uses real human specimens to explore the complex inner workings of the human form in a refreshing and intriguing style. System by system, it explores how elements such as breathing, hunger, the rhythm of the heart, and other essential body functions have deep cultural and emotional significance that reach as far back as the dawn of humanity. Now including the latest discoveries of COVID-19.
Journey Through the Human Brain
The South Florida Science Center in collaboration with the FAU Brain Institute recently opened the world's most advanced neuroscience exhibit which will inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, and medical professionals. Journey Through the Human Brain features the latest research and innovations, with high-tech displays, immersive experiences, and state-of-the-art equipment. It takes a bottom-up approach to telling the story of the human brain, from the molecular level to the integrated circuitry that reveals how the brain informs our senses, creates our thoughts and emotions, and how it has evolved into the most complex structure in the universe. There is something for all ages in this new, permanent exhibit.
Fisher Family Science Trail
Enjoy the outdoors while continuing your science exploration! The upgraded quarter-mile trail connects 15 new exhibits, including a Physics Forest, FPL SolarScape, splash pad, gem panning station, shark tooth dig pit, a dinosaur walk, picnic areas and much more!
Aquariums of the Atlantic
The Science Center’s 10,000 gallon Aquariums of the Atlantic house some of Florida’s most beautiful native fish such as Queen Angels, Lookdowns, Moray Eels, Stingrays and seahorses as well as a few fish that have invaded Florida’s coasts. The different habitats take visitors through the depths of our coral reefs and interpret Florida’s diverse ecosystems of the Everglades, Coral Reefs, Gulf Stream, and the Open Ocean.
The Conservation Course
The Conservation Course is an 18-hole miniature course designed by Jim Fazio and Gary Nicklaus, located in the Science Center's beautiful backyard. Surrounded by butterflies and babbling brooks, we welcome guests of all ages to experience miniature golf like never before.
Marvin Dekelboum Planetarium
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is home to the first and only public planetarium in Palm Beach County. The Dekelboum Planetarium presents daily shows utilizing a brand new state of the art "Digital Sky Scan" full-dome digital video presentations on a variety of scientific topics.
Our newly-renovated Observatory features an F/11 refractor, one of the largest in the state, capable to scan the skies and give the viewer the opportunity to view thousands of objects that would not normally be seen with the naked eye. Visit our Observatory on the last Friday of every month during Nights at the Museum.
The Hidden World of the Everglades
The interactive exhibition immerses the visitor in Florida’s wildlife, indigenous and invasive, and various Everglades ecosystems.
Florida Conservation Station
This learning laboratory includes hands-on experiments and research activities that transform visitors into real-world biologists. The station gives visitors an idea of the immense variety of life in Florida and complex relationships among living things.
Science on a Sphere
Science on a Sphere (SOS) is a room-sized global display system that uses computers and video projectors to display planetary data onto a six-foot diameter sphere, analogous to a giant animated globe. Researchers at NOAA developed the SOS as an educational tool to help illustrate Earth System science to people of all ages. Animated images of atmospheric storms, climate change, and ocean temperature can be shown on the sphere.
States of Matter
Explore the basic principles of science with hands-on displays representing the states of matter, including solid, liquid, gas and plasma displays. Continue through the gallery for more basic principles of electricity revealed through conversion machines and Jacob’s Ladder.
Out of This World
See our collection of rare space artifacts and real rocks from space. Touch a 232 pound meteorite or spend a few minutes watching Apollo 14 highlights while you view a real moon rock brought back on an Apollo mission. This collection also features a Mars rock found in Nigeria in 1962.
Discovery Center and Early Childhood Playground Powered by PNC Grow Up Great
Children 6 years old and younger can play and discovery in their very own space! The Center's features include a giant 16 x 5-foot water table, a wall-sized Lite Brite play area, lounge area for parents, story time area with bookshelves, a dress-up area with photo booth, BRAND NEW outdoor playground and more.
Exercise your mind with puzzling challenges for all ages!