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New ‘“A” for Science’ report card program is rewarding budding Einsteins with free admission


(West Palm Beach, FL) Remember the days of getting a $1 for every “A” on your report card. What if your child’s science grades were instead valued at more than $10 every time they received an “A” report card grade in their science class?


The South Florida Science Center & Aquarium is putting its money where its mission is. Furthering its goal of serving as the area’s headquarters for informal science learning, as well as fulfilling its mission of “opening every mind to science,” the Science Center will celebrate all report card “As” in science with free admission, as long as the brainy budding scientist brings along a paying regular adult.


That free admission comes to $10.50 for kids under 12 years, and $14 for middle and high-school students age 12 and over. There are no limits on the number of students per household who can receive the free admission and no limits on the number of visits for each child.


“In other words, if mom brings in all three of her children and each one has an “A” for the last grading period,” said Science Center CEO Lew Crampton, “all three kids can get into the museum for free as long as mom buys a ticket and each child shows us their report card. And they can come back and do the same thing the following day! We think this will be a super incentive for kids to excel in science classes, and for generations to enjoy the great offerings here together.”


And the offer isn’t limited to Palm Beach County students. It’s open to any student, as long as they present the report card and the adult. Adult admission is $14


The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is currently hosting Mazes, through September 14, 2014, in its newly expanded exhibit hall.  The exhibition winds its way over 9,000 square-feet with more than 60 puzzles, and leads guests on an adventure through a series of interactive brain-teasers, 3-D puzzles and full body games. In addition to Mazes, the Science Center features an 8,000 gallon fresh and salt water aquarium with local and exotic marine life, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall and an interactive Everglades exhibit.  


So dig out those spring grades and bring your report cards to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, and open Monday – Friday from 9am-5pm, and on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm.  For more information on the “’A’ for Science” program, please call 561-832-1988 or visit  Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @SFScienceCenter.