The Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium was one of the first museums in Miami, founded in 1949. It has now become the Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science. This one of a kind museum is located in Miami Dade county and will be located (after summer 2016) at the newly created Museum Park on the Bay in downtown Miami.
Crane Point Museum and Nature Center is located in Marathon right on the Overseas highway. Find some time to explore the peaceful environs of the Keys wile hiking one of the trails on Crane Point. Explore the Hammock loop with signs helping you to identify the trees you will see on the path or the Butterfly Meadow trail with native plants that attract zebra longwings, gulf fritillaries and swallowtails. Visit the historic Adderley House which is the oldest house in the Keys outside of Key West.
The Miami Science Museum was founded in 1949 as one of the earliest museums in Miami. The Museum's mission is to provide Science education for people of all ages by providing enjoyable and engaging activities that stimulate the mind of it's visitors. Thousands of guests enter its doors each year and of those over 60,000 are school children.
Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery and Science is located in the heart of downtown off Las Olas and close to the picturesque Riverwalk area. When you come to MODS you can easily plan to spend the entire day. With two floors and an entire new wing full of scientific exploration for the entire family as well as an IMAX theater and onsite restaurants (Subway & Auntie Anne's Pretzels), you'll have no reason to leave! Parking for this attraction can be found on the surrounding streets' metered spots or at the adjacent parking garage.
Loggerhead Marine Life Center is located in within a 70 acres beachfront county park of the same name. This Marine Life Center is a crucial place for education and preservation of sea turtles. The park features fishing, nature trails, guarded beach front, and playgrounds. The Marine Life Center is home to a sea turtle hospital and offers many educational opportunities. They host guided tours and even can be a birthday party venue. The programming for children includes a Jr Veterinary Lab, story-telling, nature exhibits, fish feeding and the popular Dr.
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium contains 50 interactive exhibits, a digital planetarium, a Science Trail outdoors, miniature golf, multiple fresh & salt water aquariums, a stargazing observatory, natural history exhibits, and numerous educational programs. The center was recently renovated in 2013 and now includes a Subway and an aquarium. The South Florida Scence Center is a member of the ASTC and recognizes memberships for admission from participating science centers. Extra fees apply for Planetarium and Laser light shows.
Green Cay Wetlands in western Boynton Beach is the perfect spot to view Florida native plants and animals. It is a photogrpahers dream and they come in droves to photograph some spectacular scenes. The boardwalk takes you from the nature center in a couple of different length loops. There are pavillions for seating and shade as well as a few canopy walks that are covered. The only restrooms and drinking fountains are at the nature center so be sure to take advantage of them before heading out, especially with little ones.
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is run by the US Department of Fish & Wildlife located in western Boynton Beach off Lee Rd. It is adjacent to the Bedners Farmer Fresh Market on State Road 441. The nature center was newly remodeled with excellent interactive and detailed displays about the Everglades and Florida's wildlife.
The Children’s Science Explorium in Boca Raton is a hands-on science center designed for children ages 5 – 12 and their caregivers. Approximately 4,000 square feet is dedicated to hands-on exhibitry pertaining to the physical sciences. Additional space is devoted to education, including an indoor classroom and several outdoor teaching areas. The CSE is divided into 2 large rooms which host both static and rotating hands-on exhbitis.
Okeeheelee Nature Center features 2.5 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights of the center include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature related gift shop. Marvel at birds of prey, touch a live snake or prowl for owls during one of the many programs scheduled throughout the year for families, youth and adults. Exhibits: ECOSYSTEMS of PALM BEACH COUNTY Leaves seem to crunch underfoot as you walk by Clyde Butcher's life-size image of a hardwood hammock.