“Snow” better place for the holidays than the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is heating up the holidays with seasonally-themed activities and special events through January 7, including “Make-N-Take Snow,” festive planetarium shows and winter workshops 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 2018 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. Sunday, December 31. Event is included with paid admission and is free for members.

 

“It’s the season for science,” said Lew Crampton, President and CEO of the Science Center. “Just because school is on a break doesn’t mean children have to stop learning. We strive to keep kids interested in science, and holiday-themed activities are a great way to get them engaged.”

 

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.

 

Science and tech adventures will be offered at both the Science Center and the STEM Studio on Main Street in Jupiter. From coding camps to food fun, there’s something for everyone. Children ages 7-14 can solve climate problems with “Minecraft EDU” December 26-29, while campers ages 4-12 will take the icy plunge into the artic for a week of frosty fun during Arctic Adventures January 2-5. Several other camps offered cater to children of all ages and interests.

 

Guests can also experience the blockbuster exhibit, Astronaut, which immerses visitors in life on board the International Space Station, and even play a round of mini golf on the Conservation Course in the Science Center’s backyard.

 

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 100 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 Holiday Schedule, 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 at the Science Center throughout the month of November through January 7, 2017.

Thanksgiving Workshops

November 20th -22nd, 2017: Science Feast (Ages 4-12)

Make sure you come hungry for brain food and thirsty for knowledge; we are ready for a learning feast! Fill your brains (and belly!) with the science behind how food is grown, produced, and cooked.

$150 for non-member, $135 for members

November 20th -22nd, 2017: Makey Make It (Ages 7-14)

Get your creative juices flowing as we bring ordinary objects to life with the power of Makey Makey! Using conductive objects and a computer, campers will control, code, and create exciting projects out of everyday objects.

$180 for non-member, $165 for members

Winter Workshops

December 26th -29th, 2017: Sub-Zero Science (Ages 4-12)

Come chill with our team of winter wizards as we conduct some of the “coolest” science experiments on the planet. Learn about the effects of liquid nitrogen and discover why space is so astronomically cold!

$200 for non-member, $180 for members

December 26th -29th, 2017: MinecraftEDU: FrostByte (Ages 7-14)

Journey into cyberspace as we explore the many wonders of MinecraftEDU! But there’s an issue…the climate is all out of whack. Can you navigate the changing landscapes and survive the elements? Put your skills to the test!

$240 for non-member, $220 for members

January 2nd -5th, 2018: Arctic Adventures (Ages 4-12)

Take the icy plunge into the arctic for a week of frosty fun! Learn about nature’s coolest biome, the frozen tundra, and discover the animals that call it home. How do they survive the harsh climate? Come find out!

$200 for non-member, $180 for members

January 2nd -5th, 2018: Ready, Set, Game! (Ages 7-14)

Today’s digital world is full of exciting games and apps to play, but have you ever created your own? We’re putting you in the driver’s seat as we make our own video games using Clickteam Fusion 2.5, a powerful and user-friendly program that brings your wildest gaming fantasies to life. Game on!

$240 for non-member, $220 for members

One Day Workshops

Monday, January 15th, 2018: Runnin’ Wild! (ages 4-12)

Take a ride on the wild side as we explore the coolest animals at the Science Center! Meet Darwin the Bearded Dragon, Jane the Ball Python, and our amazing undersea friends in the Aquarium!

$50 for non-members, $45 for members 

Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Before/After care (7:30am-5:30pm) is an additional charge of $10 per day.

ATTENTION PARENTS – Please be aware that our new system charges your card up-front for the exact weeks of camps purchased.

The following camps take place at STEM Studio in Jupiter:

STEM Studio is located in Downtown Abacoa at 1209 Main Street Suite 112, Jupiter FL 33458

Thanksgiving Workshops

November 20th -22nd: Science Feast (Ages 5-9)

Make sure you come hungry for brain food and thirsty for knowledge; we are ready for a learning feast! Fill your brains (and belly!) with the science behind how food is grown, produced, and cooked. Cost: $150.

Winter Workshops

December 26th -29th: Draw, Design, Discover! (Ages 7-12)

Bring your imagination to life with a week of 3D printing and design! Learn how 3D printers have changed the way we engineer and create your own 3D models from sketch, to design, to 3D-printed prototype! Cost: $240.

Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm.

Call (561) 832-2026 for more information.

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

 

TIS THE SEASON Nov 24, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has a full schedule of holiday events and activities planned so that you can be merry and bright all season long!

 

Let it Snow Planetarium Show

This holiday music show features a variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives and Brenda Lee. It includes a stunning multi-media finale by the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Daily show times from Nov.24 – Jan.7.

 

Frigid Science Demonstrations

See physical changes occur right before your very eyes as you view these ‘chilling’

states of matter experiments

 

Winter Wonders Crafts

Bring out your creative side with a variety of winter themed crafts.

 

Geometric Snowflakes

Visitors will craft their very own paper snowflakes! Be sure to check out the

amazing shapes within your custom design!

 

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 Student Science Showcase exhibit

 

 

Friday, November 24

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Saturday, November 25

12 pm –Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Sunday, November 26

12 pm –Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Saturday, December 2

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

 

Sunday, December 3

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Saturday, December 9

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Sunday, December 10

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Saturday, December 16

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Sunday, December 17 12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Friday, December 22

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Saturday, December 23 12 pm –Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

SUNDAY, December 24

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Tuesday, December 26

12 pm –Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm  – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Wednesday, December 27

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Thursday, December 28

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Friday, December 29

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Saturday, December 30

12 pm –Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Sunday, December 31

12 pm – Noon Year’s Eve Activity – DRY ICE CIDER

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Noon Year’s Eve Activity

Monday, January 1

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Tuesday, January 2

12 pm –Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Wednesday, January 3 12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Thursday, January 4 12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Make-N-Take Snow

 

Friday, January 5

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Saturday, January 6

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm  – Frigid Science Demonstrations

3 pm – Geometric Snowflakes

 

Sunday, January 7

12 pm – Winter Wonder Crafts

1:30 pm  – Make-N-Take Snow

3 pm –Winter Wonder Crafts