Rainforest Adventure Featured This Summer At Science Museum

The Butterfly Zipslide is part of the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Rainforest Adventure.

Exciting mysteries await visitors at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium with the newest exhibit, Rainforest Adventure, opening May 4 and staying until Sept. 4.

“One of the least-known habitats on Earth, the rainforest is filled with exciting mysteries waiting to be discovered — just like Rainforest Adventure,” Science Center CEO Kate Arrizza said. “Abundant and sometimes unfamiliar sights, sounds, and plant and animal biodiversity come together to create an interactive experience about one of the world’s greatest treasures, and we’re excited to showcase that here at the Science Center.”

In this exhibit for all ages, visitors experiment with physical and mental challenges as they descend through the four layers of the rainforest.

By the time visitors reach the forest floor, they are better equipped with an understanding of how humans impact this diverse yet fragile forest, and how they can make a difference.

Guests will see diversity across the many layers of rainforest; investigate fragility and adaptability of flora and fauna; foster awareness of biodiversity, interconnectedness and sustainability; and learn what each of us can do to preserve this vital habitat.

Admission to Rainforest Adventure is included in ticket prices to the Science Center, which are $17.95 for adults, $13.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $15.95 for seniors 60 and above. The exhibit is free for members and children under age 3.

To further the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium’s mission to “open every mind to science,” the center recently unveiled Journey Through the Human Brain, a $2.5 million, 2,500-square-foot comprehensive neuroscience exhibit. Developed in partnership with the FAU Brain Institute, the permanent exhibition is the most complex, technologically advanced exhibit featuring the human brain.

In addition to its fresh and saltwater aquarium and new backyard Science Trail, the indoor/outdoor venue features more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, a pre-K focused Discovery Center, an interactive Everglades exhibit and the 18-hole Conservation Course — an outdoor putting course with science-focused education stations.

The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach.

For more information, visit www.sfsciencecenter.org or call (561) 832-1988.