Fun and Science
Do you want to take the kids somewhere fun and yet learn at the same time? Take them to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium located in West Palm Beach. Situated directly behind the Palm Beach Zoo, the Science Center is loaded with fun-filled exhibits and extraordinary hands-on displays.
Currently the South Florida Science Center has a fascinating and thought-provoking exhibit called REAL BODIES: THE EXHIBITION running until April 11th. This powerful exhibition explores life by displaying real, perfectly preserved human bodies and hundreds of anatomical specimens. More than a simple display of human specimens, REAL BODIES connects audiences to a deeper sense of what it means to be alive. The exhibition pushes boundaries while seamlessly blending art, science, and emotion as a museum of the self. Exploring these systems within the body, REAL BODIES reveals deep synergy between breathing, hunger, the rhythm of the heart, love, motion, thought and medicine that makes each person unique. REAL BODIES has added new content designed specifically to help the public understand the complex and cascading effect the virus has on the systems of the body. Developed in consultation with a medical advisor with expertise in emerging infectious disease preparedness and response, the new content presents a multi-faceted—yet easily understood—picture of COVID-19 from an anatomical perspective.
From April 24th until November 28th, you can take the kids to see Dinosaur Revolution. Dinosaurs are back at the South Florida Science Center, even bigger than before! Journey back millions of years and experience the largest exhibit we’ve ever had during this indoor and outdoor expedition. See how you size up against life-size animatronic Triceratops, Raptors, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and even the giant Spinosaurus!
A hands-on, minds-on experience for the whole family! The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium features more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium, a newly renovated digital planetarium, Conservation Research Station, Florida Exhibit Hall, traveling exhibits, and much more. The center features an 18-hole miniature golf Conservation Course designed by local legends Gary Nicklaus and Jim Fazio. It was developed as a green space to provide recreational and environmental benefits to visitors while educating people about Florida’s native habitats and was named one of the “Top Thirteen Miniature Golf Courses in the nation” by Travel Magazine. In their backyard, the quarter-mile-long Fisher Family Science Trail connects 15 exhibits, including a Physics Forest, FPL SolarScape, interactive splash pad, gem panning station and dinosaur walk. In the spring of 2020, they added a $500,000 open-air amphitheater to the backyard Science Trail that features daily live science shows, trivia sessions and concerts. Guests bring picnic blankets and socially-distance themselves in the grass field while being educated and entertained.
Also, check out some of their many special events such as the Laser Lights & Bites – listen to the music, watch a laser light show and dine from a food truck. Or come one weekend and enjoy their Food Trucks on the Trail – assorted food trucks along the science trail offer different foods each weekend.
So grab the kids and head over to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium for some fun and learning!