Nights at the Museum: Ocean Commotion

Red Lionfish - South Florida Science Center & Aquarium - Nights at the Musuem, Ocean CommotionThe South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is bringing the depths of the ocean, and the sea creatures within it, to West Palm Beach with this month’s “Ocean Commotion Nights at the Museum.”

   From 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 26, kids of all ages can learn about the nautical critters that swim through the sea, drift along the shore waters, and tickle the seafloors. Kids will have the chance to soak up information while getting their hands wet, as they participate in crab and echinoderm labs, a lamprey dissection, a touch tank experience, and a 3-D octopus printing demonstration. 

   Absorption of maritime material doesn’t stop there. Several exhibitor stations will be featured from local places such as the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Loggerhead Marine Life Center, and the Florida Oceanographic Society, among others.

  • Food found above sea level will be available, including snow cones and popcorn. Tickets are $12 for non-member adults, $10 for non-member seniors and $8 for non-member children, while kids under 3 are free. Member adult tickets are $6 and member children tickets are free. For more information, visit

   On the last Friday of every month through September, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium hosts a themed “Nights at the Museum”—a family friendly opportunity to enjoy extended hours of the Science Center’s typical offerings, as well as a chance to view the night sky through the Science Center’s observatory. Once monthly until 10 p.m., weather permitting, the Science Center opens its observatory dome, which rotates to allow for the best views. Guests will be treated to craters, comets and galaxies visible by the telescope.


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