Holiday Activities 2016-17

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‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SCIENCE
“Snow” better place for the holidays than the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

(West Palm Beach, Fla.)  The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is heating up the holidays with seasonally-themed activities and special events through January 8, including “Make-N-Take Snow,” festive planetarium shows and winter camps during school breaks to help capture the spirit of the holidays in Florida. Santa’s helpers of all ages can enjoy the merry month of seasonal offerings.

The highlight of the season is “Noon Year’s Eve,” a family event to help ring in the New Year. Staying up to bring in 2017 will be easy with a midday dance party, science crafts, themed activities and food. A dry ice apple cider toast at noon will usher in the New Year. The event runs from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, December 31. Event is included with paid admission and is free for members.

“Only at the Science Center can you see snow in south Florida,” jokes Lew Crampton, President and CEO of the Science Center. “We want to be the place to go this season to explore all the wonders of winter. We strive to keep little ones interested in science, and themed activities are a great way to keep children of all ages engaged in education, even when they’re taking a break from school,” Crampton said.

Holiday activities include daily showings of Let it Snow planetarium show at 3 p.m. Weekend shows are offered at noon. Guests can be serenaded by a variety of favorites from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee with a finale by Trans Siberian Orchestra. The soundtrack is enhanced with thematic animation, laser imagery and special effects in the state-of-the-art planetarium.

Five-day science and tech ventures will be offered. “’Tis the Season for Science” runs December 26-30. Children ages 4-12 will get to conduct the coolest experiments in town, like using liquid nitrogen and dry ice to create frosty potions. “Weather the Storm” is offered January 2-6, 2017. Guests ages 7-14 will put their survival skills to the test with an unpredictable week of winter mayhem. Using MinecraftEDU software, campers will be pitted against the elements as they learn about extreme weather, natural disasters and the only blizzard in the history of south Florida.

Guests can also experience the blockbuster exhibit, “Our Body: The Universe Within” which features real human bodies on display, and even play a round of mini golf on the new Conservation Course.

Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children aged 3 to 12, $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free.  Planetarium shows and miniature golf are not included in general admission pricing.

The mission of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is to “open every mind to science” and the indoor/outdoor venue features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium- featuring both local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center,” an interactive Everglades exhibit and an 18-hole Conservation Course – an outdoor putting course with science-focused education stations.

For more information about the Conservation Course or other Science Center programming, please call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org.  Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @SFScienceCenter.

Please see below for specific information about the seasonal activities being offered throughout the month of December through January 8, 2017.

Please see below for specific info about camp offerings and weekend activities during the month of December through January 8, 2017.

*WINTER WONDERS WORKSHOP*
 

Five-day science and tech ventures:

Science Venture: “’Tis the Season…for Science!”
December 26-30 – ages 4-12
Come spend the holiday season with us at the Science Center as we conduct the coolest experiments in town, such as frosty potions using liquid nitrogen and dry ice.

Tech Venture: “Weather the Storm”
January 2-6, 2017 – Ages 7-14

Put your survival skills to the test with this unpredictable week of weather mayhem! Using our MinecraftEDU software, campers will be pitted against the elements as they learn about extreme weather, natural disasters and the only blizzard in the history of south Florida!

Tech-Ventures are $300 for non-members, $275 for members for one week session.

Science-Ventures are $250 for non-members, $225 for members for one week session.

Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Before/After care (7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) is an additional charge of $10/day

*‘TIS THE SEASON FOR SCIENCE INFO, DATES AND TIMES*

 

 

Grow Crystals

Visitors will create polymer crystals that will grow up to 20 times their original size!

 

Geometric Snowflakes

Visitors will craft their very own paper snowflakes! Be sure to check out the amazing shapes within your custom design!

 

Suncatcher Snowmen

Using all the colors of the rainbow, guests will create beautiful multi-color snowmen sun catchers to brighten up their space.

 

Make-N-Take Snow

Snow in Florida? Yes! Guests can watch as their own winter snow forms right before their eyes!

 

Dates and Times

*All activities take place at the main lobby hall

 

Saturday, December 10

12 pm - Grow Crystals

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Sunday, December 11

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Saturday, December 17

12 pm - Grow Crystals 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Sunday, December 18

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Friday, December 23

12 pm - Grow Crystals 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Saturday, December 24

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Monday, December 26

12 pm - Grow Crystals 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Tuesday, December 27

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Wednesday, December 28

12 pm - Grow Crystals 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Thursday, December 29

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Friday, December 30

12 pm - Grow Crystals 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Saturday, December 31

11am - 1pm NOON YEAR'S EVE FAMILY CELEBRATION!

 

Sunday, January 1

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Monday, January 2

12 pm - Grow Crystals 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Tuesday, January 3

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Wednesday, January 4

12 pm - Grow Crystals

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Thursday, January 5

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

 

Friday, January 6

12 pm - Grow Crystals

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Saturday, January 7

12 pm - Grow Crystals

1:30 pm - Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm - Geometric Snowflakes

 

Sunday, January 8

12 pm - Suncatcher Snowmen 

1:30 pm - Make-N-Take Snow

3 pm - Grow Crystals

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