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GUESTS MARVEL AT SUPERHEROES AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM!

“Hall of Heroes” Now Open through April 2020

 

(West Palm Beach, Fla.) – Superheroes are strengthening young minds at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (SFSCA) with this fall’s Blockbuster exhibit, Hall of Heroes.  Now open through April 19, 2020, the exhibit celebrates and explores the history and science behind America’s fascination with favorite characters and their impact on popular culture throughout the 20th century and beyond.

Students Jaily Bravo Soto, left, and Lorena Salazar from Palmetto Elementary School in West Palm Beach try out being super hero comic book characters during the opening of the Hall of Heroes exhibit at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Sept. 20. The exhibit, which runs through April 19, 2020, features life-sized characters from comics and films alongside interactive science displays allowing guests to discover their own “superpowers” through tests of grip strength, agility, coordination and the powers of the mind. The exhibit is included with general admission to the Science Center. For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. (Photo courtesy South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.)

During the opening day September 20, VIPs, local school children and guests toured the event, exploring the Hall of Heroes with childlike wonder.

 

“In our mission to open every mind to science, we strive through our exhibits to make sure learning is fun,” said Kate Arrizza, CEO of the Science Center. “Hall of Heroes is the perfect way to get kids to find out more about the physics and chemistry behind superpowers like thermodynamics and X-ray vision as well as the history behind the heroes. Science and imagination go together to help us advance and shape our future.”

 

The original Batmobile from the 1969 TV show – the first one to fly! – is welcoming travelers at the Palm Beach International Airport while stars like Wonder Woman, Iron Man and the Hulk greet Science Center guests.

 

Visitors can discover their own superpowers through tests of grip strength, agility, coordination and the powers of the mind. Visitors are sorted into one of the four disciplines that are the basis for all superpowers. Powers of the Body analyzes strength, sight, flight and speed. Powers of Mastery explores tactical analysis. The Gadgets section will show how modern scientists and inventors are developing specialized tools. The Elements deals with the manipulation of water, electricity, earth and fire.

 

The rich history of heroes is broken down into the Golden, Silver, Bronze and Modern Ages of comics., ranging from the late 1930s to present day. Those who visit the exhibit develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills and explore new concepts through discovery.

 

In addition to its fresh and saltwater aquarium and new backyard Science Trail, the indoor/outdoor SFSCA venue features more than 100 hands-on educational exhibits, a digital planetarium, conservation research station, Florida exhibit hall, Pre-K focused “Discovery Center,” an interactive Everglades exhibit and the 18-hole Conservation Course – an outdoor putting course with science-focused education stations. The newest addition includes a $2.5 million permanent exhibit, “Journey Through the Human Brain” and features the most advanced neuroscience research and technology in the world.

 

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North in West Palm Beach and is open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Hall of Heroes is included in general admission to the SFSCA, at $17.95 for adults $15.95 for seniors, $13.95 for kids ages 3-12 and free for kids under 3. Planetarium shows and mini golf are not included in general admission pricing.

 

For more information, call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. Like the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium on Facebook and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @SFScienceCenter.

 

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