7701 22nd Avenue North,
St. Petersburg , FL 33710
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 - 4:30
We are just West of Tyrone Square Mall
on 22nd Ave North
We are open to the public, however, during our summer workshops please call for classroom and self tour availability, as these may be limited with our instructor scheduling.
September to May we have a Classroom Extension Program in the mornings, tours only available in the afternoon, Monday through Friday 1pm-4pm and Planetarium shows Friday at 3:00pm.
Admission is $3 per person donation.
Please visit our EVENTS to learn about other special events and activities open to Members and to the public.
Our ongoing exhibts:
Alligators: "Sawgrass" and "Cypress", American Alligators, can be seen in their plexiglass habitat. They teach visitors and students how alligators live, eat and why we should respect them.
Planetarium: The Spirit of Columbia Theater & Planetarium features a state of the art Minolta MediaGlobe projector. This high powered machine transports children, adults and visitors to the outer realms of space and beyond. For show times or to arrange a class or private tour including a Planetarium Show, call the office.
Carol Samuels Observatory: The observatory features a powerful Meade 16-inch telescope. The St. Petersburg Astronomy Club, in cooperation with the Center, opens the observatory to the public throughout the year, usually on the fourth Friday of the month. See EVENTS for viewing schedules.
Marine Room: Featuring a 600 gallon Marine Touch Tank, the Margaret Ewell Dickins marine exhibit includes over ten species of marine life. Visitors and students also enjoy the displays representing Florida fish and shells and learn how they interact with humans.
White Gardens and Mosaic Walk of The States: The White Gardens was the vision of Sarley M. White, Chairman of the Board of the former National Bank. It was originally located at the former bank site on Tyrone Boulevard and was moved to the Science Center in 1971. The gardens include a Walk of States featuring mosaics depicting the bird, flower and shape of each state in the order of its admission into the union. Stones representing each state are also part of the display. The Walk of States was created by St. Petersburg artist Attillio Puglisi.