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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

The Cox Science Center is a part of the ASTC Passport program. Valid I.D. and membership card from participating Museum must be presented. For more information, visit: www.astc.org/passport
- Exclusions include the Museum of Discovery and Science and the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
 

Science Center Admission Prices:

 

Adult

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

General Admission

$19.95 $15.95  $17.95 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

 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
11:30am-12:00am STEM Kits STEAM Cart
11:45am-12:00pm Conservation Conversation Aquarium
12:00pm Live Science Demo (Thursday and Friday) Amphitheater
12:30pm Live Science Demo (Saturday and Sunday) Amphitheater
1:00pm-1:30pm Aquarium Feeding (Excludes Tuesday and Friday) Aquarium
1:30pm-2:00pm STEM Kits STEAM Cart
2:00pm-2:15pm Alligator Petting (Friday-Sunday) Aquarium
2:30pm-3:00pm STEM Kits (Weekends Only) STEAM Cart

 

Discounts

Discounts cannot be combined or used in addition to other offers.

Military Discount
Veterans and active-duty military receive FREE general admission for themselves and 3 guests all year long (with valid ID).

Blue Star Museum 
The Science Center participates in the Blue Star Museum program, which offers free admission to the nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve, from Armed Forces Day, May 21, 2022, through Labor Day, September 5, 2022 (with proper ID). Veterans and active-duty military receive a 100% discount on admission year-round. Click here for more information.

Teacher Discount
Be sure to thank a teacher! Teachers receive 20% off general admission for themselves and up to 3 guests. Valid teacher ID required at time of purchase. Home Educators are required to provide proof of student registration for home education with the state of Florida to qualify.

Dual Discovery Pass 
See twice as much for one low price! Good for one full day of general admission at the Cox Science Center & Aquarium, and then use the same pass at the Palm Beach Zoo, that day or even weeks later, for another day of general admission at the second location. Click here for more information.

Bank of America "Museums on Us"
Museums on Us is a monthly promotion offering Bank of America cardholders one free general admission to select museums on the first full weekend of every month (Saturday and Sunday). Guest must present their Bank of America card and photo ID. Free general admission is limited to the cardholder at the participating institution.   Please note: Museums On Us program is not valid with any other discount or offer including Dual Discovery Program or during special events.  ​

Museums for All
Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) receive $3 admission to the Science Center. Present your SNAP or WIC EBT cards and ID to receive $3 admission for up to 4 people per card. Valid for general admission only. Excludes special events and planetarium show tickets. Click here for more information.

Brightline Discount
Ride the Brightline Train and show us your ticket to receive $2 discount off general Science Center admission! Must be redeemed within 7 days from the date on the ticket. One discount per Brightline ticket.

"A" For Science Program
Students in grades K-12 who receive an "A" grade (or highest grade within the given metric) in science on their most recent cumulative assessment (i.e report card or progress report) will receive free general admission with the purchase of a paid regular adult ticket. Free admission does not include special events. Report card or progress report must be presented at the ticket counter at time of purchase. Applies for public, private, and home education students. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. One free child admission per paid adult admission. The offer has no cash value and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts.

Field Research Ranger Program
The Palm Beach County School District and the Resource in Science Education (RISE) Network have developed a Field Research Ranger Program to encourage students to visit 16 natural and cultural organizations within Palm Beach County including the Cox Science Center and Aquarium.  Students will be able to participate in a fun activity with free admission to the Science Center if they download a passport booklet here. Must be accompanied by full price adult admission.

 

Do you love Facebook as much as we do?
Receive $2 off general admission when you "check-in" on Facebook at the Science Center.  Guest must show "check-in" on his/her phone to admissions staff. Restrictions: General admission only. May not be redeemed for cash or combined with any other offers, discounts or previous purchases. Excludes special events. Offer good up to four people.

Group discounts are available for parties of 15 or more. Please call (561) 832-2026 or email programs@coxsciencecenter.org to learn more! 

 

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 August 15, 2022:

Monday: 0 Tuesday:  0 Wednesday:  0 Thursday:  0 Friday: 0

Most groups leave by 1:30 pm. The field trip forecast is subject to change.

 

On-site Food Options

We are proud to welcome Nuts about Sugar as our new Cafe resident! Stop by on your next visit to see their new menu items and icy treats.

(Outside food is not permitted within the Science Center, with the exception of CSCA birthday parties, baby food/snacks, or specific dietary accommodations.)

 

Prohibited Items

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

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

 

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.

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