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 151 Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum 300 North Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-832-4164 Palm Beach County's history is on display in this restored 1916 Neo-Classical style court- house. Docents lead guided tours through three galleries of interactive exhibits that celebrate the county's pioneers, natural environment and milestone events. Meet the iconic Barefoot Mailman, early Native Americans and trailblazers who left their footprint on Florida's past. Roger Dean Stadium 4751 Main Street, Jupiter, 33458 561-775-1818; Visit Roger Dean Stadium and you'll hum Take Me Out To The Ball Game. It's the nation's only baseball stadium to host four minor league teams and Florida's only stadium to host annual spring training for two Major League Baseball teams, the Miami Marlins and the St. Louis Cardinals. This is where the entire family will enjoy America's favorite pastime. Play ball! Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center 129 East Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach, 33435 561-742-6780; Built in 1913, this former schoolhouse is loaded with interactive fun. Kids can stock the shelves of the child-size mock general store and run the cash register, use props in a mock doctor's office, sort mail in the mock post office and play with historically-based items that teach children about local life one-hundred years ago. South Florida Fair 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, 33411 561-793-0333; The South Florida Fair is the epitome of family fun. During the annual two-week event in January, the 135-acre South Florida Fairgrounds present major enter- tainment on multiple stages, an Expo Center featuring themed exhibits, an Agriplex spotlighting agriculture and live- stock, and Yesteryear Village, showcasing furnished 19th-century and early 20th-cen- tury buildings plus a museum devoted to the Big Bands era. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium 4801 Dreher Trail North West Palm Beach, 33405 561-832-1988; Science becomes exciting as well as educational, thanks to thirteen life-size Animatronic dinosaurs, one of thirty hands-on exhibits at this facility. You'll relish the Planetarium, Discovery Center, collection of space artifacts, Science on a Sphere global display system, learning labo- ratory and 3,000 square foot Aquariums of the Atlantic, including touch tank demon- strations and live feedings. West Palm Beach Greenmarket 101 South Flagler Drive West Palm Beach, 33401; 561-822-1520 For more than twenty years, people have been drawn to the seasonal Greenmarket's friendly vendors and the scenic waterfront location. Bring your family here to snack on samples of wholesome, locally harvested foods and natural products. You'll find everything from home decor and plants and flowers to pickles, breads and barbecued meats as well as live entertainment. Pets are welcome. There are Greenmarkets in other Palm Beach County locations including Delray Beach, Wellington and Palm Beach Gardens. WILDLIFE PRESERVES Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 10216 Lee Road, Boynton Beach, 33473 561-734-8303; ARM_loxahatchee This pristine 143,954-acre refuge has been attracting nature lovers since its establishment in 1951. In addition to the landscape of cattail, sawgrass, wet prairie and cypress swamp, the refuge maintains a 5 1/2-mile canoe trail that provides access into the Northern Everglades habitat. Aside from bobcats, muskrats, marsh rabbits and other animals, you may spot wildlife indigenous to Florida, such as the endangered sand kite with its paddle- shaped wings, and the delicate white-tailed deer, which can be as short as 32 inches. Your kids can explore the refuge with you while pursuing related fun activities in a workbook provided by the refuge. When they complete the activities, they'll receive a badge that designates them as a Junior Refuge Manager. How cool is that? Busch Wildlife Sanctuary 2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, 33458 561-575-3399; Snakes alive! The Sanctuary rehabilitates and protects the wild animals who reside here. Families will love the Close Encoun- ters Program, so say hello to deer, bobcats, river otters, skunks, owls and other Florida wildlife. The Sanctuary's Story-time for toddlers, crocodile feedings, Serpentarium, Junior Naturalist Program and summer camp inspire youngsters to appreciate nature and wildlife. McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary 12943 61st Street North West Palm Beach, 33412 561-790-2116; This is as close to exotic animals as you're likely to get, which is what makes McCa- rthy's Wildlife Sanctuary so memorable. The sanctuary rehabilitates sick, injured or abused wild animals and then releases them back into the wild or provides a permanent haven. Your kids may be curious about the Gila monsters, pythons and tarantulas, but if that's too creepy for you, skip the reptile room and head for the raptor flight, where bird patients are rehabilitated. Also meet bobcats and panthers that are among the sanctuary's 170 permanent resident animals.

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