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Science Elevated: Capital Expansion Campaign

To continue our mission to "Open Every Mind To Science"

 

On November 15, 2021 we announced exciting expansion plans and a new name. With a lead gift of $20 million from Howard and Wendy Cox, the Cox Science Center and Aquarium’s $45 million capital expansion campaign will  result in the addition of a three-story, state-of-the art  building to include a larger exhibition gallery,  programming spaces, and one of Florida’s largest aquariums. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2023 with a grand opening scheduled in 2025. Please join us to elevate science by supporting this exciting transformation!

 

 

 

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is now the Cox Science Center and Aquarium

 

Dive into the Master Plan

Your gift will support expanding the Science Center to a three-story, 130,000 square-foot hub where 400,000 guests and students each year will explore and discover engaging, interactive exhibits and one of the largest aquariums in the state of Florida. Construction will begin in January 2023, with a grand opening scheduled for early 2025.  The Cox Science Center and Aquarium will remain open through a phased-construction process.

 

How to Support

- Donate any amount to our campaign

- Purchase, renew, or gift an annual membership

- Purchase a personalized brick paver or butterfly

- You may also download this form and email it to: Marcy Hoffman, Mhoffman@coxsciencecenter.org | (561) 370-7738

To learn more about the campaign, including naming opportunities, contact: 

Melinda Grenz, Director of Philanthropy at (561) 370-7723 | Mgrenz@coxsciencecenter.org

 

Special Thanks to Howard and Wendy Cox

“The Science Center has long served as an iconic educational and cultural resource for visitors of all ages and backgrounds in our community. Wendy and I are committed to helping provide it with the resources it needs to fulfill its mission. Home to the nation’s 10th largest public school system, Palm Beach County is more than worthy of a top-10 environment outside of the classroom to foster STEM education and knowledge for children from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We hope our gift will inspire contributions to the capital campaign by others in the community and increase awareness of the new Cox Science Center’s offerings and value to the greater South Florida region.”

- Howard Cox

“We are thrilled to continue the progress so many generous and visionary donors and visitors have made to get the Science Center to this pivotal point of growth. The Center has exhibited strong board leadership, staff and friends to enable this confident launch.”

-Wendy Cox

 


The Cox Science Center and Aquarium Donor Privacy Policy

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium considers the personal information of our donors and members to be proprietary. It is the Center's policy not to provide, sell or share this information to other organizations nor send donor solicitation mailings on behalf of other organizations.

This policy includes all personal information including phone numbers, physical and e-mail addresses and applies to all information collected either via our website or directly from our donors and members.

 

Four Star Charity for 7 years in a row!

The Cox Science Center and Aquarium is proud to be recognized as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating two broad areas of financial health - organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. Using a set of financial ratios or performance categories to rate each of these two areas, Charity Navigator issues an overall rating that combines the charity's performance in both areas. Charity Navigator ratings show givers how efficiently they believe a charity will use its support today, and to what extent the charity is growing its programs and services over time.

Make A Gift Today

The South Florida Science Center in collaboration with the FAU Brain Institute has just opened the world's most advanced neuroscience exhibit which will inspire a new generation of scientists, technologists, and medical professionals. Journey Through the Human Brain features the latest research and innovations, with high-tech displays, immersive experiences, and state-of-the-art equipment. 

Journey through the Human Brain is a 2,500 square foot, permanent exhibition located in the west wing of the Science Center. It contains 30 interactive installations, has been in development for three years and cost $2.5 million to produce. It takes a bottom-up approach to telling the story of the human brain, from the molecular level to the integrated circuitry that reveals how the brain informs our senses, creates our thoughts and emotions, and how it has evolved into the most complex structure in the universe. The exhibit will delve into disorders of the brain and highlight ground-breaking research taking place today at world-famous brain research centers located in Palm Beach County.

Other collaborators include the University of Minnesota, Scripps, Max Planck, CareerSource, and several other national and international partners. Funded by our generous supporters below and YOU!

We are always working to make the Science Center a better place and have big plans for the future. Your continued giving through donations, no matter the amount, go a long way here at our Science Center.

Please click here to donate today. 

You may also download this form and email or mail it to: 

Marcy Hoffman
Director of Institutional Advancement

Mhoffman@sfsciencecenter.org
4801 Dreher Trail North
West Palm Beach, FL 33405

Direct Line: (561) 370-7738

Click here to learn more about our personalized Brick Paver Program! 

 


The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Donor Privacy Policy

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium considers the personal information of our donors and members to be proprietary. It is the Center's policy not to provide, sell or share this information to other organizations nor send donor solicitation mailings on behalf of other organizations.

This policy includes all personal information including phone numbers, physical and e-mail addresses and applies to all information collected either via our website or directly from our donors and members.

 

Four Star Charity for 5 years in a row

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is proud to be recognized as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator. Charity Navigator works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.

Charity Navigator rates charities by evaluating two broad areas of financial health - organizational efficiency and organizational capacity. Using a set of financial ratios or performance categories to rate each of these two areas, Charity Navigator issues an overall rating that combines the charity's performance in both areas. Charity Navigator ratings show givers how efficiently they believe a charity will use its support today, and to what extent the charity is growing its programs and services over time.

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