The Children’s Science Explorium in Boca Raton is a hands-on science center designed for children ages 5 – 12 and their caregivers. Approximately 4,000 square feet is dedicated to hands-on exhibitry pertaining to the physical sciences. Additional space is devoted to education, including an indoor classroom and several outdoor teaching areas. The CSE is divided into 2 large rooms which host both static and rotating hands-on exhbitis.
Okeeheelee Nature Center features 2.5 miles of trails winding through 90 acres of pine flatwoods and wetlands. Highlights of the center include hands-on exhibits, animal encounters and a nature related gift shop. Marvel at birds of prey, touch a live snake or prowl for owls during one of the many programs scheduled throughout the year for families, youth and adults. Exhibits: ECOSYSTEMS of PALM BEACH COUNTY Leaves seem to crunch underfoot as you walk by Clyde Butcher's life-size image of a hardwood hammock.
Daggerwing Nature Center in western Boca Raton is a beautiful nature center with trails and observation tower behind. Become acquainted with the fauna and wildlife of South Florida while taking a walk along the boardwalk. Bring sun protection as the majority of the trail is not shaded at all. The observation tower is a fun climb but, like all wooden towers, can sway a bit in a breeze so if you're at all afraid of heights, skip it. Also, if you have arachnophobia be aware that the underside of the tower has colonies of spiders and their webs.
$1 for a day of imaginative play? You got it right. The kids can enjoy creative play in a variety of themes and play with all of the Playmobil toys out of box. There are only a few Playmobil Fun Parks nationwide. This one, located in western Palm Beach Gardens is the only one in Florida. At different times during the day staff members come out and entertain the kids with songs and games. If your child absolutely falls in love with a playset, there is a store on site to buy it. There is no cafe or prepared food available.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens are located right on the border of Delray Beach and Boca Raton. It is on Jog Road just south of Linton on the west side of the road. This cultural and historical attractions has so much to offer from an adorable gift shop to wonderful cultural/art exhibits to marvelous gardens and an award-winning cafe, you can easily spend an enjoyable day here with the enitre family. The small museum inside the gardens, Yamato-Can has an excellent interactive, child-friendly "Japan Through The Eyes of a Child" exhibit.
One of the most amazing things about the Girls U-pick is when you drive up to the location, it looks like just a modest store front in an old strip shopping center in western Delray Beach. You walk in thru the doors and see tons of yummy goods for sale from prepackaged jams, honey, candies, etc. to the bakery case and ice cream counters. Hung all about you are bits from the past that bring a warm nostalgic feel to the place. When you make your way out thru the store, pick up a basket and a pair of scissors to start picking.
At the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum in Boynton Beach, children experience South Florida history through two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits that provide a glimpse of life for early Florida Pioneers. To build, create and, ultimately survive, early Florida settlers had to take advantage of the physical resources around them.
The Sandoway House Nature Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront home in Delray Beach, Florida. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and preserved as a unique Nature Center now home to native plants, live animals, and a world class shell collection upstairs. The Center offers a glimpse into South Florida's fragile marine and freshwater environments through educational exhibits and programs.
Lion Country Safari features a drive through safari, walk through safari, petting zoo, private tours, large splash park, wildlife feeding, mini golf, paddle boats, and amusement rides. This site is also available for hosting events like birthday parties. Parking is for a fee. Lion Country Safari participates in an area wide attractions pass in the summer.