South Florida Science Museum Offers Program for Retirees

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Sylvia Lee, Pat Brandi and Fredrick Lee, with museum aquarist Rebecca Shearer (Photos by Esteban Parchuc)

The South Florida Science Museum is rolling out the red carpet for its newest program, Silver Science Days.

Seniors and retirees are invited to the museum the second Wednesday of each month for a special program at a discounted price. Each month will feature a different theme and will include a presentation on a specific topic.

Silver Science Days will exercise guests’ minds with an afternoon of fun and learning. Visitors can explore all the offerings at the museum, including the traveling exhibit Backyard Monsters, on display through Sept. 16, as well as the aquarium, space-artifacts and brain-teasers displays.

“Most people think of us as a museum for families with children, but the capacity for science to enrich peoples’ lives well into their golden years never goes out of style,” said Lew Crampton, president and CEO of the museum. “South Florida is home to one of the largest concentration of active seniors in the entire country, and there’s a role for us to play increasing science literacy within this important group. We offer a different science program each month – everything from dinosaurs to astronomy, and all points in between. We’ve designed our program to fit today’s seniors’ lifestyle, and the response from our patrons has been sold-out sessions and opportunities to make new friends.”

Silver Science Days is for adults ages 62 and older.  The program takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $5 and includes one complimentary planetarium ticket, refreshments and museum admission.  The Silver Science Days program is funded by a grant from MetLife Foundation.

The South Florida Science Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to exciting curiosity and furthering the understanding and appreciation of science and technology. For information, call (561) 832-1988 or visit www.sfsm.org.

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