How to Spend a Fun Day at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Casa Grandview Insider's GuideNothing is more fun than feeling like a kid again! Do you want to transport yourself into the skies, explore the depths of the ocean, and discover the mysterious past of the dinosaurs? Live out your wildest dreams at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium! From hands-on exhibits to educational shows, the science center has it all! West Palm Beach has so much to offer, and we can’t wait to share it all with you. Download our free Insider’s Guide for a look at the best of WPB!


Why You’ll Love the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

Unforgettable Attractions


The planetarium at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is state-of-the-art. It’s also the first and only public planetarium in Palm Beach County. You won’t want to miss their full-dome digital video shows on everything from dinosaurs to sea monsters. Immerse yourself in these story-driven adventures.


The Aquariums of the Atlantic is a 3,000 square foot aquatic playground for some of Florida’s most beautiful fish. Observe an array of environments, from artificial reefs to open ocean. Don’t forget to check out Shipwreck Cove, the aquarium’s largest predator tank. You’ll see sharks, eels, and barracudas swim around the remains of a creepy Florida shipwreck.

If you love the wildlife at the Aquarium, you’ll love Manatee Lagoon. This Palm Beach attraction is a great place to see manatees in the wild!


The Science Center is home to some of the best interactive exhibits in the state. The Out of This World exhibit features real space rocks and artifacts. The Nanotechnology Exhibit allows visitors to build a giant model of a carbon nanotube, experience the effects of static electricity, and more. When you explore the indoor-outdoor Dinosaur Invasion Exhibit, you’ll be in the midst of life-size animatronic Triceratops, Raptors, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and even the giant Spinosaurus!

Unique Events

There are plenty of educational and entertaining events hosted by the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Visitors love the Nights at the Museum on the last Friday of each month. The Science Center opens its doors from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. for a night of themed fun! Make a science craft, see a show at the planetarium, or look up at the night sky at the only public observatory in Palm Beach County.


The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in Dreher Park, just a 10-minute drive from Casa Grandview.

General Admission

Members: FREE

Adult: $17.95

Kids (Ages 3-12): $13.95

Seniors (Ages 60+): $15.95

Various discounts are also available.


The Science Center is open year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Saturday – Sunday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

A Trip to Casa Grandview Isn’t Rocket Science

Guest-House-BedroomThere’s so much to do at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium! After such an exciting day, you’ll crave an evening of relaxation. Dine at one of the best restaurants in West Palm Beach, then come back to your room at Casa Grandview.

Our Guest House vacation rental features a four-poster grand king bed, double French doors, and an en-suite bathroom with a rainfall shower head. This historic home has Chicago brick floors and vaulted 14’ ceilings for added sophistication. Get ready to sit back and unwind in style!

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