SCIENCE CENTER’S EXPO OFFERS POSITIVE PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHY LIVING

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JUNE 12, 2015

 

SCIENCE CENTER’S EXPO OFFERS POSITIVE PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHY LIVING

City of West Palm Beach residents get half-off admission on July 25 in honor of 6th Annual Green Health & Wellness Expo

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.)On Saturday, July 25, all guests at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium will walk away with some healthy swag, included in their admission to the family-focused West Palm Beach-based venue. In addition, City of West Palm Beach residents get a power boost of good news when they show proof of residency and their admission is half-off for the day.

In honor of the 6th Annual Green Health & Wellness Expo, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in partnership with the West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability, Fresh Fest and the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society are celebrating the City’s good health with fun and educational activities for the family–all promoting a healthy lifestyle though vendor exhibits, demonstrations, give-a-ways, tastings and much more.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m, the Science Center’s regular exhibits will serve as a backdrop for booths featuring Whole Foods, FPL, Fresh Fest, Braman Motorcars, ABM, Brown and Caldwell, Solid Waste Authority and more. Activities include yoga and healthy food preparation demonstrations, gardening workshops, information about carbon footprint reduction, energy efficiency, transportation, environmentally preferable purchasing and other sustainable/conservation subjects. Representatives from the Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society will offer rare guided tours of the Melvin J. & Claire Levine Animal Care Complex and discuss their on-site conservation programs.

 

“Science is proving now more than ever thatwellness and a healthy lifestyle are critical to our own personal longevity as well as the life of our planet,” said Lew Crampton, CEO of the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.  “We are excited to see that our annual Green Health & Wellness Expo has grown to such popularity over the years, as we continue to be a community resource.  Our participating vendors and sponsors are top-notch and visitors will surely delight in all of the samples, tips and quality experiences.  With collaboration from the City of West Palm Beach and the Zoo, along with outstanding sponsors and vendors, we know this year will be our best yet!”

 

The e4 Life: Green Health & Wellness Expo is included with paid Science Center admission, and West Palm Beach city residents receive 50% off admission with a valid ID.  Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is $15 for adults, $11 for children ages 3 to 12, and $13 for seniors over the age of 62. SFSCA members are free.The South Florida Science Center and Aquariumfeatures more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, an 8,000 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” and an interactive Everglades exhibit.  The current summer exhibit, Eww! What’s Eating You?is destined to get under guests skin with a carnival of creatures.

 

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium,” said Penni Redford, manager of the Office of Sustainability.  “Our mission to enhance the viability of West Palm Beach as a modern model of a healthy, environmentally progressive and ecologically sustainable community, coincides well with the Science Center’s annual health expo.  We look forward to a fun-filled afternoon with tons of activities for the entire family – offering both entertainment and education!”

 

Located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, the ScienceCenter is open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm.  For more information the Expo or other activities, please call (561) 832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. Like the SouthFloridaScienceCenter and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @SFScienceCenter.

 

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