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Due to safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus, we are not taking any reservations for dates between March 26 and April 15th, 2020 until further notice. We ARE taking military and government contractors on orders to the local bases during this time. Please call our front desk to book, 1-800-395-4853. All other reservations outside of this time frame will still be honored at this time.

Emerald Coast Science Center

Grab the family and get ready for a great time in a place that was specifically designed for families to experience science together! Since 1989, the Emerald Coast Science Center has been a popular NW Florida destination for hands-on experiments that teach visitors about science.

Hedgehogs and Turtles and Snakes, Oh My!

Are you curious about animals? Excited by spiders? Serious about snakes? The Emerald Coast Science Center is host to a range of “critters,” each with a unique personality and story. With creatures from Australia to Nigeria, you’ll be delighted by exhibits where every critter is named for an important scientist, from Leonardo the Sawback Turtle (named for artist and scientist Leonardo Da Vinci) to Tesla the African Pygmy Hedgehog (named for inventor and engineer Nicola Tesla).

What Can a Robot Do? What Makes Planes Fly?

We live in a world full of robots, but they are sometimes easy to miss! You can learn all the details of the roles that robots play in our world in a robotics exhibit that includes robots for health, underwater exploration, and more. Are you curious about what makes weather happen? Do you know where rainbows come from? What keeps a plane in the air? Additional exhibits in the Emerald Coast Science Center include a hurricane simulator, air cannon, and a display that uses light to make music!

Be the Family that Plays Together

Many of the Center’s exhibits are complimented by collaborative spaces where your family can work together to make stories, solve puzzles, and play games! For example, in the Emerald Coast Ecosystem Exhibit, you can toss, hunt, and ball-drop your way into learning about the local environment. Many exhibits at the Center are new, responding to the needs and interests of the greater Emerald Coast community. The staff at the Center are constantly developing new programs that engage and inspire families of all ages. General Admission at the Emerald Coast Science Center is just $7 for kids, $8 for seniors, and $9 for adults. Present a military ID card and you’ll be eligible for a 10% discount! Open seven days a week, the Center features a wide range of programs, so your whole family is sure to find an activity you’ll love!