Palm Beach Relocation Guide

SPR-SUM 2016

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P A L M B E A C H R E L O C A T I O N G U I D E . C O M 149 Cornell Museum of Art 51 North Swinton Ave., Delray Beach, 33444 561-243-7922: www.oldschoolsquare.org/ about/cornell-museum The historic Delray Elementary School, built in 1913, is now a museum filled with galleries that showcase contemporary artwork. There's an interactive gallery designed just for children. Let yaour kids reveal their inner artist via painting, drawing and photography classes suited to their age level. They'll learn art history, tackle creative projects in a variety of mediums, learn fundamental drawing skills, and learn how to compose artistic photos by using light and shadows. Toddlers are welcome, too, thanks to the Mommy and Me art classes. Diva Duck Tours 600 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach, 33401 877-844-4188; www.divaduck.com You'll quack up from this fun-filled 75-minute narrated historical tour of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach. A USCG-in- spected amphibious vehicle chauffeurs you along downtown streets, then transforms into a sea-going vessel as it splashes into the Intracoastal Waterway to cross over to posh Palm Beach and its historic ocean- front mansions, including Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago. Your entire family will think this experience is just ducky! DuBois Pioneer Home DuBois Park, 19075 DuBois Road Jupiter, 33477; 561-966-6609 www.pbcgov.com/parks/locations/ dubois.htm This pioneer house along the Jupiter Inlet was built in 1898 for Harry and Susan Dubois and their children. Can your kids imagine life without a computer or cell phone? Let the house's docent take your family back in time, before modern inven- tions and technology, a time when laundry was done in an iron pot heated by outdoor fire, when rainwater was the only water source, and candles provided nighttime lighting. Fun Depot 2003 10th Ave. North, Lake Worth, 33461 561-547-0817; www.fundepot.com Let the games begin! At this family enter- tainment center, kids and kids at heart can shoot, pull, dodge, drive and whatever else it takes to be a winner in the Laser Tag arena, on Go-Kart rides, at the Batters Cage and inside the video arcade. It's endless family fun. Green Cay Nature Center 12800 Hagen Ranch Rd. Boynton Beach, 33437; 561-966-7000 www.pbcgov.com/parks/locations/ greencay.htm Inside the nature center, you'll find inter- active exhibits, wetland dioramas, nature videos and live animals. Give your kids a camera and stroll with them on the 1.5-mile boardwalk as they view alligators, egrets, turtles and other wildlife below. Interpre- tive signs explain the habitat. Families who explore the surrounding wetlands will appre- ciate the diversity and serenity of nature. Gumbo Limbo Nature Center 1801 North Ocean Blvd. (A1A) Boca Raton, 33432 561-544-8605; www.gumbolimbo.org This 20-acre Center is a haven for stranded or injured turtles. Its Sea Turtle Rehabil- itation Facility rescues and releases more than 600 stranded hatchlings each nesting season. Its Turtle Walk/ Hatchling Release programs, nature boardwalk, butterfly garden and stingray aquarium make it fun for families to learn about the area's coastal and marine eco-systems. Hoffman's Chocolates 5190 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, 33463 561-967-3998; www.hoffmans.com How sweet it is! From the minute you inhale that delicious chocolate aroma and taste any of the 70 varieties of confections, you'll understand why Bon Appetit maga- zine named Hoffman's Chocolates one of America's Best Chocolate Shops. Your kids will delight in peering through the observa- tion windows to watch the confections being made, and they'll love licking their ice cream cone in the ice cream shoppe. The Hoffman's garden turns into a festive wonderland during the winter season, when colorful lights and ornaments adorn the trees and the gazebo. You'll stroll past cascading fountains, a 6-foot Hanukkah Menorah, a 14-foot Christmas tree and an Arctic zone with lighted polar bears and penguins. Santa and Mrs. Claus will pose for pictures with your family. Hoffman's has several stores throughout South Florida. International Polo Club 3667 120th Ave. South, Wellington, 33414 561-282-5334; www.internationalpoloclub.com The International Polo Club sits among equestrian trails and nine polo fields in Wellington, which is touted as the Eques- trian Capital of the World. Polo matches are open to the public. You'll enjoy watching the skills of the ponies and players as two high-goal Polo teams compete on the field during the chukkers or play periods. If your children are ages 5 to 10, bring them with you to a Sunday Polo match and drop them off at the Kids Fun Zone. They'll have a ball while participating in supervised activ- ities and events such as face painting, crafts, interactive sports and a petting zoo. Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Lighthouse Park, 500 Captain Armour's Way Jupiter, 33469; 561-747-8380 www.jupiterlighthouse.org Challenge your family to climb to the top of this 105-foot-high, conical-cylindrical lighthouse tower. Built in 1860, the red brick lighthouse was designed by future Union General George Meade. Also on site, you'll find a Keeper's Workshop and a restored WWII building that serves as a history museum. Take advantage of the Jupiter Inlet Light- house & Museum's educational programs including sunset and moonrise tours, hikes through history and story times for kids.

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