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Palm Beach County’s South Florida science museum to begin expansion in April

February 06, 2012 12:00PM

The South Florida Science Museum

The South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach will use $2.4 million from a 2002 bond to fund the construction of a 6,000-square-foot additional wing, along with a rehabilitation of the current building, according to the Palm Beach Daily News. “The result of that will be a doubling in size of the museum’s available exhibit space,” said Lewis Crampton, CEO of the museum. Also included in the plans are a “hurricane chamber” and a “Science on a Sphere globe” that will show three-dimensional projection of hurricanes as they form. In 2007, the museum withdrew plans to build a $54 million space. The expansion will break ground in April. [Palm Beach Daily News]