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The center is an excellent (if expensive) example of its type, and recent investment has bestowed it with some fun, large-scale set pieces that make it feel more like a hands-on play complex than an educational facility: a giant network of tubes kids blow kerchiefs through; a three-level indoor playhouse; play troughs pumping with water; a toddler version of a citrus farm; and an outdoorsy-looking NatureWorks with baby gators, turtles, snakes, and so on. But you may not consider it requisite. That’s not to slam all the good things it has. It’s just that in a town so crowded with amazing things for kids, if you have a good science museum back home, you could probably skip it.