Science Center Opening June 7

The expanded South Florida Science Museum is officially becoming the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium. On Friday, June 7, from 10 a.m to 5 p.m., the venue will host a free community day for the public to showcase the newly expanded center and celebrate the official name change.

The beloved nonprofit spent the past year and $5 million in capital campaign funds on increasing its exhibit space, tripling the size of its aquarium and adding new permanent exhibits including Science on a Sphere. The museum has grown from 20,000 to 30,000 square feet, and visitors will see changes from the moment they park at the new South Florida Science Center & Aquarium. In addition to experiencing the expanded facilities, guests at the community opening even will be treated to the expanded facility’s first blockbuster exhibit, Savage Ancient Seas: The Ancient Aquatic Deep, on display until mid-September 2013.

The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach. For more info., call (561) 832-1988 or visit