More than a Day at the Beach
Science, art, and food are just a few of the things this city has to offer
You may automatically think sun, palm trees, and beaches when you picture a trip to Florida, but in West Palm Beach your trip will become so much more. You can turn your beach get-away into an art, science, conservation, and all-around educational experience your family will never forget!
1Explore the environment
Want to take a closer look at local sea life? The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium has fresh and saltwater aquariums but doesn’t stop there where science is concerned. There are more than 50 hands-on exhibits in the technology center, natural history exhibits, and a digital planetarium. Children and adults can learn about many branches of science and then take a mini-golf break on the conservation course!
Address: 4801 Dreher Trail N, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
The Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society has more than 500 species of animals to admire while strolling down tropical, shaded trails. There are several shows during which you can meet zookeepers and watch them train and feed the animals. Sloths, koalas, and flamingos are a few of the creatures with which you can get up-close and personal. A carousel, play area, full-service restaurant, and interactive water fountain you can cool off in will keep you entertained all day.
Address: 1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
2Enjoy some art
The Norton Museum of Art is the perfect indoor escape from the heat. The newly expanded museum has more than 7,600 permanent installations and hosts touring exhibits throughout the year. The museum has an auditorium for live performances and lectures as well as learning spaces for children, students, and adults to get in touch with their artful side.
Address: 1450 S Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
If you want a meaningful art experience while still being able to enjoy the Florida sun, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is the place to go. This 2-acre campus was once the residence of world-renown sculptor, Ann Norton. Not only is the location on the National Registry of Historic Place, the property has been turned into an outdoor museum where you can see 100 works of art and 250 rare, tropical plants. You will also come across live music, exhibits, and educational programs on the grounds of this beautiful garden.
Address: 253 Barcelona Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401