On May 21, from 2:00PM-6:00PM, the Police Department will be hosting a Carnival style event at the Fort Walton Beach Fairgrounds. The event will be free to attend and will have games and activities for families and children. We are encouraging everyone in the community to stop in. We will be handing out snacks and candy. There will also be the B’s Smoking BBQ Food truck and the Krustee Krab food truck present. During the event we will also have a raffle, with various items. Tickets for the raffle range in price from $1-$5 depending on the item you bid for. We are excited to announce that we have just received an autographed guitar from Sheryl Crow to add to our list of raffle items. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated directly to the non profit organization First H.E.L.P. The non profit promotes mental health awareness and suicide prevention among first responders. They assist in counseling after responders are involved in critical incidents. They also provide support to families who have lost a first responder family member to suicide.
Northwest Florida State College Futures Forward
Futures Forward is a camp for rising 9th to 12th-grade students that develop an entrepreneurial mindset, leadership skills, and hands-on training in Career Technical Education (CTE) fields. Backed by the Entrepreneurship Education and Training (EET) grant, sessions are high-impact educational experiences scheduled across six campuses and centers. Students can participate in various four-day week classes from welding, culinary, and business strategy to nursing, aviation, and emergency medical services. Details available by clicking here.
Session 1: June 6 – 9
Session 2: June 13 – 16
Session 3: June 20 – 23
Session 4: June 27 – 30
Entrepreneurship Fair: June 30
Sordid Secrets of the Stars
Discover the sizzling stories behind the constellations in this planetarium event for adults (21+). Explore Meso-American legends and mythology hidden in the sky as you take a trip through the cosmos during the ultimate planetarium adventure. Much like all our Sordid Secrets, this is an adult event, as those Mayan, Incan, and Aztec gods definitely didn’t keep things rated PG!
Our Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Due to size, space is limited to 25 patrons at a time. Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended for this reason. On show nights, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your scheduled showing. In case of no-shows/late shows: reserved spots will be released at show time to make space for the next party.
Shows begin at 6 and 7 pm and last approximately 45 minutes.
Seating is limited and very popular. We encourage purchasing your tickets in advance, as this is a first come, first served event. Please call 850-664-1261, stop by the Emerald Coast Science Center, or use our online ticketing option to purchase your tickets. See all events by clicking here.
Nonmembers: $15 • Members: $13
Ticket price includes access to one showing plus a drink ticket for beer, wine, or soda
Event for guests ages 21 and up
Sordid Secrets shows are a special quarterly planetarium feature and do not qualify for free member admission; reduced pricing is available for members.
Sip & Science: Lost In Space
Bring your friends, grab a drink, and get lost under the stars.
Have you ever wondered why the planets in our solar system are named after Roman & Greek gods? Do you know the true name of Earth’s moon? In this engaging planetarium show you’ll experience a perfect blending of science, mythology, adventure, and unrequited love while learning the true nature of our celestial namesakes. Secrets of how the planets, dwarf planets, and several moons received their legendary names will be revealed.
Sip & Science: Lost in Space takes our usual fun antics appropriate for adults age 21 and up, and turns it into a journey through space (with wine). Join us for this fun and interactive planetarium show, including beer, a specialty cocktail, and appetizers. That’s right, you get to eat, drink, and relax while we take you on a tour through the galaxy, chocked full of trivia and audience participation.
Shows run from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and 7:30-8:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for the 6:00 p.m. show and 7:15 p.m. for the 7:30 show. Get more event information by clicking here.
Our Planetarium is an inflatable dome. Guests sit on cushions on the floor of the planetarium to view the show. Space is limited, so purchase tickets early. Our planetarium is powered by Gulf Power
$20 for nonmembers/$18 for members
Ticket price includes admission to 1 planetarium show, access to our Space Stations, 2 drink tickets for adult beverages (beer, specialty cocktail, wine, and soda available), and food.