Science museums are excellent places to encourage kids to learn in a fun and hands-on way. These museums can be found in cities across Florida. Often they include special extras such as Planetariums or observatories.

The Children's Science Explorium, located in Sugar Sand Park, is a hands-on science center designed for children 5 – 12 years of age featuring fascinating and interactive exhibits, everyday events, Friday Weekend Science, Birthday parties, Free activities, programs and camps that bring the physical sciences to life.

Explorium

Imaginarium Hands-On Museum & Aquarium is located in Fort Myers, Florida.  A day of hands-on activities will keep everyone entertained.  Live Animal Encounter, Virtual Reality, "Sea to See" touch tank, Stingray feeding, Theater-in-the-tank along with other aquarium exhibits, science stations, and much more. 

Imaginarium Science Center & Aquarium

MOD, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science offers 2 floors of interactive exhibits. See sharks, bats, snakes, alligators, turtles and iquanas. Discover aerospace at Runways to Rockets and take a simulated trip to the Moon or Mars. 

The Orlando Science Center is the perfect place to learn all about science, especially for kids of all ages! It has interactive exhibits that allow children to experience their lessons in a hands-on way. This includes exhibits about dinosaurs, nature, and the planet as well as a flight lab and an observatory. The Orlando Science Center is also a great place to host a child's birthday party or a wedding.

Orlando Science Center

Opened in 2015, this museum is one of only two skeleton museums in the country. It features the bones of hundreds of animals from all over the world. A trip here is a great way to learn how things work from the inside out. Check out the special events and educational programs on their website for even more fun!

SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology

The Science Center revolves around a simple premise: science is exciting! This science center is for all ages. Its features include a planetarium, large aquariums, interactive exhibits, and programs based on science and technology. 

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

This isn’t a normal amusement park with thrilling coasters or family fun rides. WonderWorks is more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark creativity in the visitor’s imagination. With a couple of different zones that can be explored: natural disasters, physical challenges, light and sounds, space discovery, imagination lab, and far out art gallery, it's hard to be bored here. There is also an indoor ropes challenge, a 4D simulator ride, and a laser tag arena for the kid in all of us. WonderWorks has only six locations in the United States and Florida is lucky to have two of them.