Science Explorium

***Sugar Sand Park Community Center is open Monday-Friday from 9am-8pm, Saturday 8am-5pm, & Sunday from 10am-5pm for walk-in permit sales and customer service questions.

The Field House, walking paths,  athletic fields, & outdoor basketball courts at Sugar Sand Park are open for public use and are to be used at your own risk. The Carousel is open on weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) from 10am-5pm, and rider capacity will be limited. The pavilions are open for reservations, however all reservations must be done in person at Sugar Sand Park community center.

The Science Playground will be closed for maintenance on the following days:

  • Wed-Fri, June 16-18 CLOSED
  • Sat-Sun, June 19-20 OPEN (Splash Pad unavailable)
  • Mon-Fri, June 21-25 CLOSED
  • Sat, June 26, Playground and Splash Pad REOPEN.

Please note, the grassy area between the Community Center and the Field House (in front of pavilion 2 and 3 and next to the basketball courts) is closed for programming on Saturdays from 8am-1:30pm and Sundays from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Be advised that the Children's Science Explorium, and Willow Theatre are currently closed.

In a continued effort to protect employees and the public, facial coverings or masks are encouraged while conducting business in City of Boca Raton facilities. Individuals are encouraged to practice safety and follow CDC guidelines.***

The Children's Science Explorium, located in Sugar Sand Park, is a free hands-on science center designed for children 5 – 12 years of age and their caregivers. We offer fascinating and interactive exhibits, programs and camps that bring the physical sciences to life.

In addition to our permanent exhibit collection, the Explorium offers its visitors a variety of traveling exhibits each year. From rockets to molecules, the museum engages and teaches children about the fantastic world of science!

Please select a link from the menu for full admission details and other information.


While we remain closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are working to keep hands-on science accessible!

Click the links below to learn more about our current at-home programs,

and keep checking back as we continue to expand our offerings!


Virtual Summer Break Blast


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Explore science with our permanent exhibit collection!



It's that time of year - check out our new programs and activities!

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