PALM BEACH – Learn about the center of gravity through a tournament of tops or trigger a chain reaction in a domino challenge at the South Florida Science Museum May 29 – September 12. Entertaining the idea that learning about science is fun, the Science in Toyland exhibition will utilize toys such as cars and tinker toys to demonstrate scientific principles and encourage children to experiment.
“Bank of America is proud to partner with the South Florida Science Museum to bring such an exciting exhibition for kids of all ages to enjoy,” said Fabiola Brumley, Palm Beach County Market President for Bank of America. “This exhibit combines the fun of playing games with problem solving to allow children to discover science for themselves.”
The 3,000-square-foot interactive exhibition features different areas such as a Kids Construction Company where children can finish building a wood and foam house; a Roller Coaster where children can experiment with acceleration and momentum by adjusting the incline of a racetrack; a Catch the Wind area where children can discover the Bernoulli principle as they position the sails of a sail boat at different angles and watch how the wind causes the boat to move; and much more.
The South Florida Science Museum has been a resource for scientific information for nearly a half century with the mission of exciting curiosity and furthering the understanding of science and technology. Through a strong partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County, the Museum serves as a resource for learning which compliments and supplements formal educational environments. Science in Toyland is an interactive exhibition that is expected to welcome school students, as well as residents and visitors from Palm Beach County and beyond.
In addition, the South Florida Science Museum provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through science and technology. Located in West Palm Beach, the museum features more than 50 hands-on exhibits, a digital planetarium, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, as well as natural history exhibitions. Each year the museum welcomes more than 120,000 visitors and reaches more than 40,000 students through workshops at the museum and outreach programs to local schools. Established in 1961, the museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to exciting curiosity and furthering the understanding and appreciation of science and technology.
The South Florida Science Museum is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach. Museum admission: Adults $9.00, Seniors 62+ $7.50, Children 3-12 $6.00, under 3 years and Museum members are free. For more information about the South Florida Science Museum and Science in Toyland, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.org.