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Palm Beach County Field Trips

Florida State Marine Animal - The Manatee


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Attractions


Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens - The gardens contain monumental sculptures built directly in the gardens for the gardens which invoke mystery and surprise as you happen upon them while walking through rare palms.  Rarely are we able to see such an idyllic completed picture of an artist’s vision in its true and intended surroundings.

Arthur Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge - is the last northernmost portion of the unique Everglades. With over 221 square miles of Everglades habitat, the Loxahatchee Refuge is home to the American alligator and the critically endangered Everglade snail kite. In any given year, as many as 257 species of birds may use the Refuge's diverse wetland habitats.

Bedner's Farm - Bedner's Farm Fresh Market takes great pride in being one of the few remaining family owned and operated farmer's market in South Florida, bringing you fresh produce from the farm, grown right outside our back door.

Boca Raton Museum of Art - changing exhibitions of national and international importance, and a wide range of educational programs, lectures, gallery tours, and studio art classes. The Museum's permanent collection includes a superb assembly of modern masters including works by Degas, Arman, Matisse, Modigliani and Picasso

Boomers - Go Karts, Bumper Boats, Rock Wall, Minature Golf, Laser Tag

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary - more than just a place to see animals, it's a real wildlife adventure! The Sanctuary offers visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Florida’s wildlife and natural environments.  This unique refuge combines a nature center with a wildlife hospital. Nature trails lead visitors through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and cypress wetlands.  Along the trails are wildlife habitats exhibiting a variety of native animals from eagles to panthers, crocodiles, foxes, snakes, bears, and more.

Children's Science Explorium - hands-on science center designed for children 5 – 12 years of age and their caregivers. We offer fascinating and interactive exhibits, programs, and camps that bring the physical sciences to life.

Daggerwing Nature Center - The boardwalk has two trails, bench-style seating, as well as an observation tower available for you to view the abundant plant and animal life including: osprey, woodpeckers, butterflies, endangered wood storks, alligators, and a wide variety of bromeliads. Be sure not to miss our namesake, the Ruddy Daggerwing butterfly, as it flutters through the trees!

Flagler Museum - When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center - Gumbo Limbo’s 20 acres of protected barrier island not only provides refuge to many varieties of plants and animals - some rare or endangered - but represents a commitment to protect our natural resources by our members, volunteers, and the organizations that comprise the Center.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum - Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the newly restored WWII building offers indoor Florida history exhibits, outdoor exhibits,

Lion Country Safari - Hundreds of animals on over 300 wild acres plus a 4 mile drive-through safari. Enjoy a Wild Safari Adventure in the preserve then, stroll through our 55 acre amusement park and cool off at Safari Splash Water Sprayground

Morikami Japanese Gardens - explore a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening.  Experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through world-class exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine and a distinctive museum store.  

Mounts Botanical Gardens - Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public garden. Mounts’ gardens and programs provide the best horticultural and botanical information available related to South Florida's unique plants and environment. Mounts displays tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, including plants native to Florida, exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs, citrus, palms and more.

Palm Beach Zoo - The Zoo houses over 1,400 animals within 23 acres of lush tropical habitat. Its mission is to provide an open-air classroom of living creatures to foster awareness, appreciation and respect for the natural world.

Schoolhouse Children's Museum - earn about the strength, perseverance and determination of Florida pioneers who created homesteads and built businesses in a wild, tropical land by exploring our 2 floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits, workshops, guest presentations and other educational programs.

Yesteryear Village - a history park nestled on 10 acres, showcasing buildings and artifacts from the 1895’s to the 1945’s. Discover a large collection of early, original and replicated buildings including an old school, a farm, a blacksmith shop, a general store, and several houses. We also have the only big band museum in the United States, the Sally Bennett Big Band Hall of Fame Museum.


School Day Performances


Willow Theater at Sugar Sands Park
Palm Beach Pops


Water Parks


Coconut Cove Waterpark in Boca Raton
Calypso Bay Waterpark at Royal Palm Beach
Rapids Water Park


Nature Centers



Parks


Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge
MacArthur Beach State Park
South Inlet Park
Spanish River Park


Beach Parks


Peanut Island
Red Reef Park
Spanish River Park
South Beach