The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach is celebrating summer with a series of family-friendly events and activities this July. The center will bring back regular summer favorites like Nights at the Museum, laser shows, and Sensory Saturdays. The festivities will kick off with a “boom” on Monday, July 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring patriotic hands-on crafts, a live fire jug demo, liquid nitrogen explosions, mini golf, and more.
“July at the ScienceCenter offers endless opportunities to meet our mission of opening every mind to science,” said Kate Arrizza, president and CEO for the Science Center. “There really is something for everyone this month at the Science Center. We hope science fans of all ages will come explore our 55,000-square-foot campus and enjoy our fun line-up of activities indoors and outside!”
To celebrate Discovery Channel’s annual “Shark Week” phenomenon, the center will honor the under-the-sea predator with a series of fin-tastic daily activities for kids from July 12 to 18. On July 30, the Science Center will dedicate Nights at the Museum the fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. To wrap up the month, the center will display the works of the winners of the first annual South Florida Art Tech beginning July 31.
While at the Science Center, guests can wander the “Dinosaur Revolution!” exhibit, where junior paleontologists will navigate a giant maze and learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in Earth’s history. Dino hunters of all ages can debunk myths and learn about new discoveries, dig for fossils through the time periods, and even make tracks by slipping on life-size dinosaur feet.
All activities are included in regular Science Center admission and free for member; $17.95 for adults; $13.95 for children ages 3 to 12 years; $15.95 for seniors; and free for children younger than 3 years. Nights at the Museum has separate pricing which can be found on the website. For more information, call (561) 832-1988 or click here.