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Free ‘Science Weekends,’ Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

The Children's Science Explorium in Sugar Sand Park is a free hands-on science center designed for children 5-12 years of age and their caregivers. It offers fascinating and interactive exhibits, programs that bring the physical sciences to life.

Admission is free, however a suggested donation of $5 per person is appreciated. The  Sugar Sand Park Carousel is temporarily closed. Some activities require fees to cover the cost of materials or are being presented by outside hosts.

Following is a sample of activities available at no cost.

Weekend Science Demos for age 7 and up:

Join the Explorium staff as they dig a little deeper into some exciting scientific principles that will surely spark your curiosity during these FREE 30 minute, interactive, demonstrations. Engaging explanations combined with audience participation create an enjoyable learning experience for everyone. Visit this website for updates and details.

Photo credit: sugarsandpark.org

In addition to a permanent exhibit collection, the Explorium also offers visitors a variety of traveling exhibits each year. From rockets to molecules, the museum engages and teaches children about the fantastic world of science.

Sensory-Friendly Saturdays (ages 5+), 9-10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month: Join the fun to explore the museum in a sensory-modified setting with sound and lighting adjustments. Call 561-347-3906 for additional information.

Science Stories (ages 5+), every Saturday at 11:30 a.m.: Stop by to hear some favorite science inspired stories. Play and learn as with the use of props and engagements to bring stories to life.

Visit this website for more details.

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Sensory-Friendly Science Saturdays for age 5+, Boca Raton
When
Monthly on the 1st Saturday @ 9:00 am-10:00 am (starting July 1, 2023)
What
Sensory-Friendly Science Saturdays for age 5+, Boca Raton
Where
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton
Cost
FREE
When
Weekly on Saturday @ 11:30 am (starting July 1, 2023)
What
Science Stories for age 5+, Boca Raton
Where
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton
Cost
FREE
When
July 20, 2024-July 21, 2024 @ 3:30 pm
What
Weekend Science Demos for ages 7-up, Boca Raton
Where
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton
Cost
FREE
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When
August 17, 2024-August 18, 2024 @ 3:30 pm
What
Weekend Science Demos for ages 7-up, Boca Raton
Where
Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton
Cost
FREE
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Mary Lou Cruz

About Mary Lou Cruz

I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email: events@SouthFloridaOnTheCheap.com.

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