Check Out What’s Cooking In SoSo

Looking for something to spark your child’s culinary creativity? The Junior League of the Palm Beaches is hosting their annual Kids In the Kitchen, Healthy Eating & Exercise Fair Saturday, April 23 from 10-1 at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium. Kids will participate in  hands-on cooking demonstrations, a variety of exercise programs and interactive learning experiences at fun booths related to health, fitness and nutrition. Admission is free for ages 4-12 and their families, but reservations are required. Sign up by this Wednesday, April 13 to reserve your spot.

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The Southend Dinosaur Invasion

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Dinosaurs have invaded the Southend! Starting November 1 and running through April 15, visitors to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will come face to face with giant prehistoric creatures at Dinosaurs Around The World: The Exhibition.

During this one-of-a-kind adventure, guests will become globe-trotting explorers alongside 13 life-sized roaring, breathing dinosaurs. Visitors will discover the amazing diversity that existed during the Age of the Dinosaurs as they travel from the fierce plains of Africa to the once tropical beaches of Antarctica.
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Join the SF Science Center on this global adventure from the inland seas of North America to the arid deserts of Brazil, to the polar darkness of Australia. Get up to date on the latest paleontological research, discover and name your own dinosaur, determine what colors dinosaurs actually were and find modern day dinosaurs right in your own backyard.

“This is not your grandmother’s dinosaur exhibit where you just go and you imagine what the dinosaur looked like,” said Kate Arrizza, Chief Operating Officer of the science center. “There’s no imagining. These dinosaurs in this exhibit, this is what they looked like.”

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Put Some Science Fun In Your Sunday At South Florida Science Center’s Festival Del Mar

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Join the the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium this Sunday from 12-4P for its Festival del Mar in partnership with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach County Library System, El Sol- Jupiter’s Neighborhood Resource Center, Humana Health Insurance and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Activities include:

  • Live Music
  • Cultural Dance Performances
  • Bilingual Feeding Shows
  • Touch Tank Demonstrations
  • Storytime
  • Arts & Crafts

Admission for this special event is free for members, $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and free for children under 12. For more information, please call (561) 832-1988.

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Let Your Kids Experience a Winter Wonderland at the South Florida Science Center

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Wish you had a little extra shopping time or a kid-free dinner to regroup from the holiday madness? The South Florida Science Center is about to become your new best friend.

This Friday, December 19, from 6-10 PM, the Center is hosting its monthly Parents Night Out. For $30 per child ($15 for each additional child), kids aged 4-12 can come and enjoy some science fun. The night includes hands-on science experiments, a science-related craft, exploration of the Science Center and Aquarium, a pizza dinner and a full-dome planetarium show. This month’s theme of Winter Wonders is sure to delight those longing for a true wintry experience.

To register, click here or email programs@sfsciencecenter.org.

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4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 832-1988

Science Summer Camp 2014 at the Science Museum

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be starting its summer camp sessions next week, June 9th. Each camp is a week long and has a science based theme. The cost per week is $210 for members and $235 for non members, except for the week of June 30 – July 3rd which is $170 for members and $190 for non-members. There will be 10 weeks of camp total. To register, click here. For info on Robotics Camp click here.

June 23-27: Robotics Boot Camp at the Science Museum

This Summer camp will be providing kids with an opportunity to make their own robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, very cool. The cost is $210 for members and $235 for non members. Also, If you register before June 10th you get a cool ‘Robotics Science Club Patch!’ To register, click here.

April 5th: ‘Dark Sky Party’ at the South Florida Science Center and Museum

On Saturday, April 5th, from 8-10 PM, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be having a ‘Dark Sky Party’. The event will give visitors an opportunity to view astronomical objects through telescopes, learn about the solar system, the night sky, galaxies, and the universe with fun hands-on activities.

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March 28th: ‘Spring Fling’ Night at the Museum

On Friday, March 28th, from 6:00-9:00 PM, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be hosting a ‘Spring Fling’ night at the museum. The evening will be filled with fun and educational activities to celebrate the spring season.

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Thursday March 13th: Science on Tap

Next Thursday, March 13th, at 6 PM The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will be sponsoring a ‘Science on Tap’ event at  O’Shea’s pub on Clematis Street. Dr. William Bosking, Neuroscientist, will be giving a lecture titled ‘Visual Perception: How Our Brains Create the World We See’. For the price of a cup of coffee, beer or glass of wine, anyone can come and discuss science with a world-class scientist in a casual environment!

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March 12: Deals for Seniors at the Science Museum

The second Wednesday of every month the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium offers a ‘Silver Science’ day promotion for visitors who are over 62 years of age. For just$7 visitors can enjoy over 50 educational exhibits, see a planetarium show, and learn from guest presenters about various topics.

This month’s Silver Science Day will be from 11 AM-5 PM with a planetarium show around 2 or 4 PM. Guest lecturer Mary Crider will be talking to guests about environmental science and conservation projects in West Palm Beach. For more information visit the event’s page here.