South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

4801 Dreher Tr. N.
West Palm Beach, FL 33405- Map It
(561) 832-1988

AAA Editor Notes

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Tr. N. in Dreher Park, has a variety of permanent and changing exhibits and interactive displays. Tanks at the John and Heidi Niblack Aquariums of the Atlantic display Atlantic species of ocean life, including live corals. The Science on a Sphere exhibit projects images of storms and climate change on a 6-foot-tall globe. A conservation station where visitors can research the Everglades also is available. The Hall of Discovery offers more than 40 hands-on exhibits. The Marvin Dekelboum Planetarium offers full-dome star shows. Interactive exhibits and a science-themed miniature golf course are found along an outdoor science trail. A gem panning station also is available. Recreational activities are permitted. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
Museum $16.95; $14.95 (ages 60+); $12.95 (ages 3-12). Planetarium shows $5; $3 (ages 3-12). An additional fee is charged for gem panning. Phone ahead to confirm rates.
Hours: Museum open Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat.-Sun. 10-6. Animal feedings and encounters take place daily; phone ahead for schedule. Planetarium shows daily; hours vary. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.