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The Children’s Science Explorium Makes Learning Fun!


The Children’s Science Explorium, located within Sugar Sand Park, is a free hands-on science center designed for children 5 – 12 years of age and their caregivers. They offer fascinating and interactive exhibits, programs and camps that bring the physical sciences to life.  This is a place where children are encouraged to explore and make their own discoveries.

Founded by local businesswoman and philanthropist Marta Batmasian in 1986 at Royal Palm Place, as a way to enhance the educational curriculum and make learning about science fun for kids, The Children’s Science Explorium presents its own hands-on science exhibits all year long. It subsequently moved to Sugar Sand Park in 1997.  These exhibits are usually designed in-house and offer a fascinating variety of interactive components for our guests to explore and investigate at their own pace. The Children’s Science Explorium also hosts traveling exhibits from national and international science museums, in the fall and spring of each year. As originally envisioned by Marta Batmasian, all exhibits are intended to spark a child or adult’s natural curiosity about how and why things work as they do. Each invites visitors to explore, build and examine their understanding of the fantastic world we live in!

Last year, the Children’s Science Explorium hosted approximately 5,000 visiting students, enrolled more than 1,900 participants in programming, and welcomed over 150,000 individuals through their doors.

Every year, once in the fall and once in the spring, the Children’s Science Explorium brings in two brand new traveling exhibits to entertain kids and parents alike. These exhibits stay with the Explorium for about four months before they leave on their way around the country once more.

Programs for Kids:  Explorium Science Squad, Early Afternoon Explorers, Camps (Winter, Spring & Summer Break, Great Escape Days), Friday Night at the Museum, Scout Programs, Birthday Parties

Family Programs:  Eco-packs, Eyes to the Skies, Make and Takes, FREE Weekend Science (Science Demos, Science Story Time)

Events coming up very soon include November Make and Take: Ice Cream in a Bag! (the world’s tastiest chemistry experiment) on Sunday, Nov 4th at 11:30am; November Friday Night at the Museum (Kids, it’s a night IN for you…Parents…a night OUT for you) on Nov 9th from 6:00pm – 9:30pm  for Ages: 7 – 12 (the kids get to watch a movie on the big screen, do awesome experiments, and pizza will be served!).

For more information on the wonderful Children’s Science Explorium and its programs, visit

Sugar Sand Park itself is funded by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and operated by the City of Boca Raton.


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