New playground, lab space coming to the South Florida Science Center

The South Florida Science Center this week will unveil a new playground and recently renovated classroom and lab space that will be used for workshops and other programs.

Photo by Peter W. Cross
Above, Andrew Nieves of Lake Worth pretends to hold his breath for the camera while inside the pop-up aquarium at the South Florida Science Center.

The non-profit plans to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony this week for the new Discovery Playground and redesigned Multipurpose Center. As many as 100,000 children a year are expected to use the new playground, the science center said.

The science center said the Multipurpose Center, a gift from the City of West Palm Beach, has  been converted into a classroom environment suitable for workshops and creative spaces with 3D printers, robotics labs and computer programming spaces.

The playground and multipurpose space mark the science center’s latest expansion efforts.

The center recently unveiled its new mini golf course. The Conservation Course was designed by Gary Nicklaus and Jim Fazio, sons of two local icons of the golf course industry.