The Children's Science Explorium is a hands-on science center designed for children 5 – 12 years old, and their caregivers. The Explorium is located in Sugar Sand Park. From rockets to molecules, the museum engages and teaches children about the fantastic world of science!
We offer interactive exhibits, programs, field trips and camps that bring the physical sciences to life. While many of our exhibits are with us on a semi-permanent basis, the Explorium also hosts temporary traveling exhibits.
Sugar Sand Park also features the Science Playground, a Carousel, and the Willow Theater in addition to the Explorium.
Construction on the new Sugar Sand Park Science Playground is scheduled for completion in spring of 2017. The Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District is working diligently with the contractor to expedite the project and ensure that the playground will exceed expectations of safety and inclusiveness for the community. For further information please contact the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District office at 561-417-4599.
The separate Tot Lot (by the baseball fields) and the Carousel WILL BE OPEN.
Visit www.mybocaparks.org/SSPAIPlayground for updates on the NEW FULLY ACCESSIBLE, all abilities playground coming soon.
Who We Are:
The mission of the Children’s Science Explorium is to inspire young learners’ natural curiosity of the physical world through exploration and inquiry. We strive to increase public understanding and interest of science and technology through interactive exhibits and hands-on programs. We encourage family learning and enrichment through community involvement and life-long learning opportunities.
The CSE works to achieve this mission by:
The Children’s Science Explorium is a hands-on science center designed for children ages 5 – 12 and their caregivers. Approximately 4,000 square feet is dedicated to hands-on exhibitry pertaining to the physical sciences. Additional space is devoted to education, including an indoor classroom and several outdoor teaching areas.
Last year, the CSE hosted approximately 5,000 visiting students, enrolled more than 1,900 participants in programming and welcomed over 150,000 individuals through our doors.
Sugar Sand Park is funded by the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District and operated by the City of Boca Raton. This 132-acre park is home to the CSE and continues its commitment to enhance the role of recreation and culture for residents and visitors alike.
Groups, including schools, who visit Sugar Sand Park and the Children’s Science Explorium must be based within the city limits of Boca Raton and/or the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District.
Any family is welcome to visit the Park and Explorium.
Explorium for Everyone
The Explorium is a fun place to visit, and staff has paid special attention to making it accessible for all. While anyone is welcome during our normal operating hours, we have set aside time for families and resident groups who have members with special needs. Call 561-347-3906 for additional information and to make a reservation.