Our Mission Continues
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is taking its mission VIRTUAL. Although the recent precautions set by the COVID-19 pandemic have caused many organizations like ours to close their doors, we still strive to be a STEM education resource for your family and our community.
We will continue to "Open Every Mind to Science" by offering the following*:
- LIVE Aquarium programs on Facebook every Friday at Noon
- LIVE science demos and lessons every Friday at 3pm (catch up from March 27th with this worksheet here; follow along on April 3rd with this worksheet here)
- Virtual "Science Shorts" and DIY @ Home science experiments every Thursday at 2pm
- Future Scientist Storytime every Tuesday at 9am. (Download coloring sheets for March 31st reading here and the story here.)
- LIVE Marine Biology lessons in partnership with The Reef Institute and American Shark Conservancy. Click here for more info.
- Weekly virtual exhibit tours
- Weekly science updates as we follow the development of COVID-19
- You can find links to our videos at the bottom of this page.
*These programs are subject to change. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page and this website for the latest information.
In addition to our programming, here is a list of online educational resources we recommend:
- Our Virtual STEM Collaborative featuring Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Scripps Research Institute, FAU Brain Institute, Max Planck, and Manatee Lagoon.
- www.brainpop.com - BrainPOP is here to help you and your curious learners stay informed and on-track with FREE access during school closures.
- www.khanacademy.org - A nonprofit with the mission to provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
- https://social.oasismatters.com - FREE online STEM Club for kids, parents, and educators.
- https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html - Free resource provides your children with 20* days of exciting articles and stories, videos, and fun learning challenges.
Be sure to share any and all of your science experiments with us for a chance to be featured by tagging us @SFScienceCenter and using the hashtag #ShareYourScience.
Our Center is closed but our work doesn't stop
Although we are closed to the public, there is still a tremendous amount of work that is happening behind the scenes. As a non-profit organization, we heavily rely on admission and event revenue to keep our museum running. If you are able to do so, please consider making a tax-deductible donation here or click the button below to support us through this temporary closure.
Our hearts go out to all who are affected by this global emergency. Please stay tuned to this website for the latest resources and updates. Thank you for your understanding, trust, and continued support and we look forward to opening our doors again soon.