Calling all blockheads. If you know a Lego enthusiast between the ages of 9 and 14, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has the perfect opportunity for building on their passion. The Center is currently forming the FIRST LEGO League.
This popular program introduces students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface.
The Team will meet once per week from 6pm-8pm, with a complete schedule posted soon.
Space is limited and the deadline to sign up is tomorrow, August 1. Don’t miss out!
Girls in grades 3-8 are invited to join the South Florida Science Center for its GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math & Science) Club on the last Tuesday of every month from 5-7 PM. This free monthly event is a great way to introduce girls to the world of STEM with hands-on activities designed to emphasize its fun possibilities. Each session will also feature an inspirational female guest speaker who has achieved a successful career in a science, technology, engineering or math field.
Check out the exciting themes for upcoming dates: October 28- Awesome Aviation
November 25- Marine Madness
December 30- Computer Craze
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.
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!
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.
It’s the second Saturday of the month and you know what that means? There will be laser concerts at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium! Come and enjoy classics by Pink Floyd (6:30), The Doors (7:30), and Bob Marley (8:30), and more while being entertained by a light show of lasers, stars, and other special effects. There will be popcorn and other refreshments available for purchase.
Concerts will start at 6:30, are shown hourly, and will end around 9 PM
Each laser concert varies and you can find out more here.
This Friday, March 7th, the South Florida Science Center and Museum will be hosting a science sleepover night for girl scouts. Participants will have the opportunity to see the night sky through the observatory telescope, plant a spring flower, learn about spring insects, and make edible dirt and worms!