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Hours:

The Science Center is open year-round except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

 

Monday - Friday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Saturday - Sunday

10:00 am – 6:00 pm

The Cox Science Center is a part of the ASTC Passport program, which allows free general admission to other ASTC members who travel 90 miles outside their local area of residency or participating museum for which they are a member. 
Valid I.D. and membership card from participating museum must be presented upon entrance. For more information, visit: www.astc.org/passport
- Due to the 90-mile exclusionary zone, Cox Science Center members do not receive admission reciprocity to the Museum of Discovery and Science and the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science and vice versa

 

Science Center Admission Prices:

Discounts cannot be combined or used in addition to other offers. Click here to see if you qualify

 

Adult

(Ages 3-12) Kids (Ages 60+) Seniors Members

General Admission

$24.00 $20.00 $22.00 FREE

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium rates are in addition to general admission

$5.00

$5.00 $5.00 FREE

Conservation Course Mini Golf

Included in admission!

Included in admission! Included in admission!

FREE

Do you have a group of 15 or more? Call 561-832-1988 to ask about our group rates!
 

Planetarium Schedule

$5 per person, per show. Free for CSCA annual members. Tickets must be purchased in addition to general admission.
* Shows are subject to change, please call to verify the schedule. *

 

 Monday - Friday

 Saturday - Sunday

11:00 AM

 

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure 

12:00 PM

 

 Sea Monsters

1:00 PM

 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure 

 One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure 

2:00 PM

 Night Skies Above the Palm Beaches

 Night Skies Above the Palm Beaches

3:00 PM

Dinosaurs Alive

Dinosaurs Alive

4:00 PM

Astronaut 

Astronaut

5:00 PM

 

Habitat Earth**

**Due to our specialty Planetarium show - Mesmerica - our 5 pm Astronaut show will be canceled on the following dates:

  • May 4th, 5th, 12th, 18th, 19th
  • June 16th, 23rd, and 29th

 

 Live Science Show Schedule:
Subject to change due to weather or special event. Please inquire with a visitor services associate for updates.

Time Presentation Location
10:45am-11:00am Daily Touch Tank Aquarium
11:45am-12:00pm Conservation Conversation Aquarium
12:00pm Live Science Demo (Monday - Thursday) Amphitheater
12:30pm Live Science Demo (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) Amphitheater
1:00pm-1:30pm Aquarium Feeding (Excludes Monday and Friday) Aquarium
2:00pm-2:15pm Alligator Petting (Friday-Sunday) Aquarium

**Beginning January 15th, 2024 STEM Activities will be available at varying times throughout the day. Please check activities and times at the STEAM Cart. 

 

Field Trip Forecast

Please note: Field trips have been modified in size and procedures in accordance with CDC Guidelines.

We are proud to serve thousands of school groups with our exhibits and programs annually, however, we understand some guests prefer a quieter environment when visiting our museum. Here is a weekly "forecast" to help you navigate our groups:

 

Forecast for the week of May 27th, 2024:

Monday: 15

Tuesday: 15 Wednesday: 0 Thursday: 0 Friday: 95

 

Forecast for the week of June 3rd, 2024:

Monday: 62

Tuesday: 78 Wednesday: 123 Thursday: 62 Friday: 50

 

 

Most groups leave by 1:30 pm. The field trip forecast is subject to change, without notice.

 

On-site Food Options

  • Join us for our weekly Food Trucks on the Trail  Friday-Sunday. Please be sure to check the link to see what food trucks will be on-site!
  • All food MUST be consumed within designated areas, mainly our Science Trail picnic area and patio. Food and drinks are strictly prohibited in all indoor spaces.
    • While outside food is allowed to be brought into the Science Center, this is limited to individual meals, snacks, and food for toddlers and small children. Group-sized orders, platters, or food for large parties are strictly prohibited without prior authorization from CSCA staff.
    • Picnic tables or the outside patio area may not be reserved without paying a rental fee. All tables are first come, first serve. Tables may not be held or reserved for large groups or parties unless booked through the CSCA staff.
  • Food deliveries (i.e. DoorDash, UberEats, Postmates, etc.) must be received at the admissions desk immediately upon arrival. Deliveries will not be accepted or held at the admissions desk and will be turned away.

 

Prohibited Items

  • Firearms, ammunition, knives, and weapons of any kind.

  • Objects or toys that appear to be firearms or weapons.

 

Animal Policy*

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability.  The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability.

  • The tasks may include but are not limited to: guiding, alerting, pulling, assisting, retrieving, or performing other special tasks for someone with a disability. 
  • A service animal is not a pet. 

Service animals are welcome throughout the Science Center so long as:

  • The service animal must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered while in public places unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the person’s disability prevents use of these devices.
  • The handler maintains control over the service animal so as not to excessively or repeatedly disrupt normal operations.
  • Any messes/accidents are cleaned up by the owner

*Animals without a leash MUST be kept in either a carrier, bag, or stroller at all times. Non-service animals are NOT allowed to be leashed or openly carried in the owner's arms and will not be permitted to enter the building.

For questions regarding service animals as covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice, please click here for more information.

 

GBAC

As of January 1st, 2021, the Cox Science Center and Aquarium is proud to have achieved the GBAC STAR™ Facility Accreditation. Under the guidance of GBAC, a Division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, we have implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention throughout our facilities. Learn more here.
 

Location & Directions

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium is located at -
4801 Dreher Trail North,
  
West Palm Beach, FL 33405  

Phone: (561) 832-1988

Fax: (561) 370-7725

From The Florida Turnpike

Take the Southern Blvd. exit east, past I-95 to the Dreher Park entrance on the right. Turn in Dreher Park and follow Dreher Trail to the Cox Science Science Center and Aquarium.

From I-95 Heading South

Exit at Southern Boulevard and head east to the Dreher Park entrance on the right. Turn in Dreher Park and follow Dreher Trail to the Cox Science Science Center and Aquarium.

From I-95 Heading North

Exit at Southern Boulevard and head east to the Dreher Park entrance on the right. Turn in Dreher Park and follow Dreher Trail to the Cox Science Center and Aquarium.

        

                

            

 

 

Hours

The Science Center is open year-round except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Monday - Friday

9:00am – 5:00pm 

Saturday - Sunday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Prices

General Admission

Members

Adult (Ages 3-12) Kids (Ages 60+) Seniors
FREE $19.95 $15.95 $17.95

Planetarium Shows

Planetarium rates are in addition to general admission

Members

Adult (Ages 3-12) Kids (Ages 60+) Seniors

FREE

$5.00

$5.00 $5.00

Conservation Course Mini Golf

Mini Golf rates are included in general admission during Phase 1 reopening

Members

Adult (Ages 3-12) Kids (Ages 60+) Seniors

$5 member adult

$4 member child

$6

$5 $6

**Members receive a complimentary allotment of golf passes with valid membership.

 

Location & Directions

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium is located at -

4801 Dreher Trail North,
  
West Palm Beach, FL 33405  

Phone: (561) 832-1988

Fax: (561) 370-7725

From The Florida Turnpike

Take the Southern Blvd. exit east, past I-95 to the Dreher Park entrance on the right. Turn in Dreher Park and follow Dreher Trail to the Cox Science Science Center and Aquarium.