Where else can the entire family make great memories together while learning about the world of science and exploration? April is a wonderful time to visit the South Florida Science Center, a beautiful facility in West Palm Beach.
Planetarium Shows: Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. (except on April 14), 12 p.m. and 5 p.m., and daily at 1 , 2, 3, and 4 p.m. $5 Adult
Conservation Course: Players of all ages can enjoy the Science Center’s beautiful 18-hole miniature course designed by Jim Fazio and Gary Nicklaus, with its babbling brooks, butterfly gardens and lush green landscaping, while learning about natural Florida habitats, specifically the Everglades, since each hole is named for animals or plants indigenous to South Florida. Conservation course details
April 13: (2nd Friday each month) Head to the Planetarium for the monthly Laser Light Show, set to music by Pink Floyd, the Beatles and Led Zeppelin, among others. Laser Light Show Tickets
Through April 22: Ever wanted to know what it takes to become an astronaut or how they manage everyday things, like sleeping in space? Find out at the Science Center’s exhibition, ASTRONAUT! Through hands-on and full-body displays, this revealing science exhibition investigates the reality of what it takes to become a space explorer.
April 28: the Palm Beach Mini-Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, projects. About mini-maker faire.
Science Center admission is $16.95, adults; $12.95, ages 3-12; free, 3 and under. Open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Planetarium shows, Laser Light Show and Conservation Course are ticketed separately.