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South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Has Plenty to Keep the Kids Entertained, Engaged This Summer

south florida science center and aquariumIf you’re looking for family-friendly events this summer, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has plenty to offer. 

Not only does the center offer educational exhibits sure to intrigue even the most curious kids, on the first Friday of each month, parents can drop off their children for a night of science and sneak away for some fun on the town.

The summer calendar is jam-packed with brainy fun: The “Eww! What’s Eating You?” interactive exhibit, which runs daily through Oct. 18, teaches visitors about icky parasites like lice and hookworms. If the ocean is more your thing, Ocean Commotion Nights at the Museum (June 26) features plenty of under sea lessons and activities. Space fans of all ages, meanwhile, will love Alien Invasion Nights at the Museum (July 31), where visitors can learn about the solar system and view the sky in the public observatory. 

Kids ages 4-12 can enroll in the 2015 Science Summer Camp, which runs from June 8 - Aug. 14. Days will feature science lessons, experiments, labs and outdoor activities. 

The GEMS Club (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) offers students in third to eighth grades the opportunity to learn from local female scientists. The club meets on the last Tuesday of the month from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

General admission to the Science Center is $15.00 for adults, $11.00 for children ages 3 to 12, and $13.00 for seniors over the age of 60. For more information and a complete listing of events, visit sfsciencecenter.org/eventview or call 561.832.1988.

South Florida Science Center And Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach