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Time: April 5, 2012 from 10am to 7pm
Location: South Florida Science Museum
Street: 4801 Dreher Trail North
City/Town: West Palm Beach
Event Type: groundbreaking, museum, science
Organized By: Mary Kate Leming
Latest Activity: Mar 23, 2012

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Event Description

Public is invited to free community celebration on April 5

 Launching the South Florida Science Museum on a path from good to great, Museum leadership and community leaders are inviting the general public to a free groundbreaking reception on April 5, 2012 at 10 a.m.  Featuring entertainment, refreshments, interactive science experiments and more, the celebration will honor the Museum’s past 50 years as a beloved South Florida institution, and unveil plans to build the right foundation at the right time for the Museum’s next 50 years.

 Earlier this year, the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a $2.4 million grant for the Museum’s newly revised expansion plan.  Coupled with monies raised from the Museum’s staff and board members, the current $3 million in cash and pledges for the campaign is enough for the Museum to break ground on a 6,000-square-foot expansion and to renovate the current main exhibit spaces.

 Groundbreaking plans include presentations by County Commissioner Shelley Vana, City of West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, Museum CEO Lew Crampton and Museum Board of Trustees President Matt Lorentzen.  The Palm Beach Atlantic University dance ensemble will perform and guests are invited to tour the current Museum and participate in interactive science experiments for free.  Advance reservations are required.

 The South Florida Science Museum is located at 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach.  To attend the Museum’s free groundbreaking festivities or to support the capital campaign efforts, please reach Kristina Holt at (561) 370-7740 or, or visit the Museum’s website at

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