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Spring into the Science Center!

We aren't dandy-lyin’ when we say Spring Break at the center will be in full bloom soon.

Be sure to mark your calendar for Discover Science Saturday on March 4 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come make Pi bracelets, learn how to measure Pi, and of course, have a slice. You can honor the mathematical constant with actual pie while raising funds to support the center's education programs and community outreach. It's a delicious win-win! Your donation makes an incredible impact on the children and families that make memorable educational discoveries together at the museum, during hands-on workshops, and at events all around Northwest Florida.

Can't make the event but still want to contribute? Donations will be accepted for the month of March on our Give Lively page, in person, over the phone, and by mail. We appreciate your donations so much. The Science Center could not do what we do without your support. You could say that our donors are the apple of our pie.

 

Ready for Spring Break, ASAP? Check out our interactive flyers below to see what we've got going on beginning March 15 and ending on March 24 with our brand new Soundscapes planetarium event. Never too much of a good spring!


Access to all of these events and activities except for the Animal Tales, Planetarium Night, and Global Soundscape shows included with general admission pricing. Military discounts are also available. Please note we do have field trip visitors on March 15, 16, and 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., so certain areas of the museum like the Reptile Room will only be accessible by field trip guests until noon, and then it will be open for all to enjoy! We appreciate your patience.

Still looking for more fun? You can poppy-n any time open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the week of March 20 for more exciting activities. Check out the interactive image below to learn more about the workshops and events taking place this week.

 

Want more details about our Animal Tales shows? Be prepared to get up close and personal with unique animals like you’ve never seen! We'll have a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Kinkajou, Giant African Bullfrog, Agile Wallaby, Fruit Bat, and a Kookaburra in attendance at interactive shows with Animal Tales. You'll even get to touch some of the animals after each show. Talk about a Spring Break photo op to remember for years to come!


Guests will receive wristbands at check in. Space is limited; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended. Online ticket price includes one Animal Tales ticket plus general admission per person; active Science Center members will also need to purchase show tickets per person (general admission is free for our members). Simply present your tickets to our front desk associate when you arrive, and they will provide you with the wristbands needed for your group. Sign up for the 10:30 show & general admission for the day here; or sign up for the 11:45 show & general admission here.


 

Looking for some intergalactic fun? Join us for a Planetarium Night show at 6 or 7 p.m. on March 16!

We'll be exploring space through the ages...do you know how the planets were first discovered? Or when we discovered the Milky Way? Join us for our historical planetarium show as we travel back in time to look at the discoveries that shaped our understanding of our universe today! We’ll venture deep into space and time to discuss how the planets have moved, new celestial bodies that we’ve discovered, and the astronomers behind these discoveries. Our Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Space is limited; purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended for this reason. On Planetarium Night, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled showing. Shows begin at 6 and 7 p.m. and last approximately 45 minutes. Don't miss the preshow, included with your reservation! Our planetarium preshow begins at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. During, your family can discover and learn about various space explorations, space facts, and more from our local experts at the Northwest Florida Astronomy Association. Grab your tickets on our events page. You can also call us at 850-664-1261 to book your spots.

 

A peony for your thoughts? We'd love to hear what you think of our brand new Soundscapes planetarium event. Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth takes viewers on an ear-opening journey into the science of sound and the emerging field of soundscape ecology. Audiences will become physically involved as they journey to faraway lands and investigate the properties of sound. They will learn all about soundscapes: what they are, how scientists record them, and why they are important in learning about the biodiversity of different ecosystems. But don’t take our word for it, watch the program trailer to see (and hear) for yourself:

To register for our 5, 6, or 7 p.m. shows, visit our events page. You can also give us a call at 850-664-1261 to reserve space.


We'd also love to give a huge thanks to one of our longtime, wonderful community partners, as all these events are sponsored in part by Cumulus Media.

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