Photo courtesy of South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.
After a yearlong construction and renovation project, the South Florida Science Museum has transformed into the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. The new science center is complete with an additional 6,500 square feet of new space and 6,500 square feet of renovated space. The new and renewed science center include a 6,000 square foot traveling exhibit hall, 3,000 square foot Florida gallery which contains an 8,000 gallon “Aquariums of the Atlantic” and the room sized globe in “Science on a Sphere”.
Changes abound at the new South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. A few of the most notable worth investigating:
• Hurricane Simulator - Hop inside the hurricane capsule and experience Category 1 (100 mph) winds.
• Suzie, The Ice Age Mastodon - The only adult female on display in Florida (excavated near Okeechobee Boulevard in 1969).
• Everglades Exhibit - All about the unique habitat and wildlife of the Florida Everglades. Listen to the sounds of America’s sub-tropical wilderness.
• Aquariums of the Atlantic – 8,000 gallons of fresh water and saltwater aquariums filled with marine life. The new exhibits are complete with predator tanks full of eels, barracudas, and sharks. Visit the friendly touch tanks for a hands-on encounter with a welcoming sea creature.
• TITANIC-THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION – Premier Exhibition - on display November 16 – through April 20, 2014, offering visitors the ability to step back in time and become part of Titanic’s 102 year journey. Nearly 100 legendary artifacts conserved from the ships debris field are showcased offering a poignant look at this ship and its passengers.
The science museum has always been popular throughout the years. Now with the new $5 million renovation/remodeling the science center hopes to draw a more diverse crowd including seniors, tourists, and those without children – not just school age children. Target attendance is 150,000 visitors. For more information, please visit South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is a family friendly venue for all ages. If you have the opportunity, whether you are a resident or visiting the Jupiter/Tequesta area check out the newly renovated science center located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405.