The Painted Diary of Takuichi Fujii - Mr. Takuichi (1891-1964) bore witness to his life in America and to his experiences during World War II with a remarkably visual record of this critical time in American history. He offers a unique perspective on his generation, shedding light on events that most Americans did not experience yet and whose lessons remain salient today. The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Stories on the Planet
Jewelry of Maeda Asagi November 4, 2023 – April 7, 2024 - Maeda Asagi meticulously constructs sculptures that are also jewelry. Fashioned from wood, Plexiglas, resin, enamel, silver, gold, and semiprecious and precious stones, she engraves and paints her works with thoughtful narratives about family and society. Over 30 pieces will be on view in the Morikami Museum gallery. Her signature piece, Stories on the Planet, is a wearable piece of art portraying 32 cities in 28 countries, consisting of eight removable brooches combined to make one necklace. Her works depict everyday life, momentous occasions and celebrations, occurring simultaneously all over the world. A consummate storyteller, Maeda describes highly detailed narratives in her compositions.
The Yamato-kan was the original museum building in 1977 up until the addition of what is known as the main museum building in 1993. Roughly 2,000 sq. foot building at the heart of the gardens, has stood as a symbol of Japanese culture and architecture. Loosely based on the famous 17th century Katsura Imperial Villa-still existing in all its splendor in Kyoto, Japan. The detached royal residence is known for its careful balance of proportions and all-natural materials, which are key to the overall aesthetics of the buildings and picturesque gardens associated with Japan.
Museum hours: Tues – Sun: 10am-5pm, Cornell Café Tues – Sun: 11am-3pm. 561-495-0233.
4000 Morikami Park Road • Delray Beach, Fl 33446.
View Current Exhibitions
The Cox Science Center & Aquarium
Winter Wonderland Laser Lights & Bites - Dec 1, 8, 15 & 22nd, 2023 6-9 PM - Guests of all ages can sing and dance along to holiday favorites during our outdoor Laser Concert spectacular. Explore outdoor exhibits, mini golf, and entertainment like never before with dazzling lights, science-themed activities, food trucks, and laser shows on our Cox Amphitheater stage. We are thrilled to have our guests experience our festive holiday lighting throughout our Science Trail, presented by FPLSolarNow!
The Cox Science Center & Aquarium is home to more than 50 fun, informative, interactive exhibits that inspire the imagination. The museum
features a digital planetarium, freshwater and saltwater aquariums, and natural history exhibits. For more information call (561) 832-1988.
Mon - Fri: 9:00 - 5:00 PM, Sat - Sun 10:00 - 6:00 PM. 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach,
View Event Schedule
The Norton Museum of Art
Artists in Motion Oct 14, 2023 – Feb 18, 2024 - Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces from the Pearlman Collection: Artists in Motion: Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces from the Pearlman Collection features approximately 40 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper that explore the intersecting lives of the most celebrated late 19th- and early 20th-century European artists collected by Henry Pearlman (1895 – 1974).
Presence Dec 2, 2023 – March 10, 2024 Photographs are, as writer Roland Barthes affirms, “certificates of presence”: verification that a moment, a person, or a place existed. From the adoration of a loved one or the wonder felt before nature, to the hardship of labor and the devastation of war, photographs are imprinted by human experience. Arranged thematically, the exhibition explores “presence” in four sections: Portraits, Admiration, and Delight; Expressions of Place; Specters of History; and Politics, Labor, and Justice. From Pictorialism and social documentary photography to Surrealism and street photography, artists such as Merry Alpern, Richard Avedon, Irving Bennett Ellis, Dorothea Lange, Alma Lavenson, Danny Lyon, Sally Mann, Susan Meiselas, Inge Morath, Gordon Parks, Edward Steichen, Joyce Tenneson, James Van Der Zee, and Todd Webb come together to create unique and complex conversations across space and time.
The Norton Museum is the permanent home to more than eight thousand works from around the world, including an ensemble of
well-known artists' masterpieces. They host a variety of Lectures, Workshops & Classes. They host Art After Dark featured every Friday,
which showcases an eclectic mix of live music performances, film screenings & tours. The Museum restaurant is open Saturday - Thursday
from 11 AM to 3 PM and Friday from 11 AM to 9 PM. The museum is located at 1450 S. Dixie Highway West Palm Beach, FL 33401 | 561-832-0333.
Current Exhibits Upcoming Exhibits
Boca Raton Museum of Art
The Boca Raton museum is a wonderful place to visit and starkly different in contrast to many older institutions whose focus is much broader and limited to collecting particular works of art. We aspire to create new connections between our collections in various media from diverse cultures across centuries. We utilize the donations we receive to create intimate, memorable experiences for our visitors. We offer educational & cultural programs, as well as in gallery activities for children. Visitors can relax in the sculpture garden, perfect for breakfast or lunch meetings or afternoon tea. Available 10 am to 10 pm daily. Open Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 - 7:00 PM. Closed on all observed holidays. Admission: $12 ages 13 & up. Seniors $10. 561-392-2500 Map & Directions 501 Plaza Real Boca Raton, FL 33432 Current Exhibitions
The Jupiter Lighthouse
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse offers visitors breathtaking views and a little glimpse of the history of its indispensable maritime and communication role since the 1860s. The museum occupies the last remaining building from a World War ll installation alongside the US Coast Guard on the Lighthouse Reservation. Discover fascinating history in the exhibit Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area was federally designated by Congress in May of 2008 to protect, conserve and enhance the Federal land surrounding the lighthouse. You'll get to see evidence of human occupation spanning 5000 years and a beautiful north-side hiking trail to a lagoon overlooking three Florida Habitats. The sheer beauty of the surrounding area makes this a must-see destination.
Guided tours are available. Open Wednesday-Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 3 pm. Map & Directions to Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum 500 Captain Armour’s Way, Jupiter, FL 33469 (561) 747-8380 Explore
The Flagler Museum
Technology that Changed the World - Oct 17 - Dec 17, 2023 - highlights the development and evolution of the bicycle and the profound impact bicycles had on American society and culture. Bicycles emerged during the Gilded Age as a revolutionary means of transportation and leisure, allowing individuals to move freely and easily, without the burden and expenses associated with acquiring and maintaining horse and carriage. At its peak, in a single year, the bicycle revolution in the United States resulted in nearly three hundred companies producing more than a million bicycles, making it one of the Nation’s largest industries. From the earliest prototypes of the 1860s to the sophisticated designs of the 1890s, the Flagler Museum’s fall exhibition offers an unparalleled opportunity to see many rare examples of early bicycles and to understand their tremendous impact on American society and culture during the Gilded Age. Learn More
Visit Flagler Museum to learn about Florida in its beginning, when Henry Flagler's railroads and luxury hotels established tourism and agriculture as the mainstays of Florida's economy. Discover the Gilded age, a fascinating period in American history. A lot is happening at the Flagler Museum. They have an excellent Music Series featuring extraordinary performers, such as the Viano String Quartet - performing on February 7; Violinist Simone Porter on Feb 14; the Summit Piano Trio Feb 21; Cuarteto Latinoamericano on February 28, and last but not least, the Neave Trio performing on March 7, 2023. They even have "Bluegrass in the Pavilion," featuring the awesome sounds of the Larry Stephenson Band & The Radio Ramblers. They have a delightful lecture series and so much more. Visiting Hours Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 - 5:00 PM. Sunday 12 - 5 PM. Be sure to view listings under "Exhibitions" & "Programs." Explore
Lion Country Safari
Take a walk on the wild side and explore up close naturalistic habitats featuring some of the most incredible animal species ranging from Tortoises and Rhinoceroses to Giraffes, Lions, and many more. Children can enjoy various rides in the Adventure Park, such as the Flying Elephant, Carousel, the Rio Grand Train, Safri Splash Playground, Water Slides, and the Safari Waterfalls. And nothing beats Animal Encounters, where children and young adults can enjoy feeding Giraffes and other beautiful creatures, including exotic birds. We even have Mini Gold and a giant Fun Slide and short tours on the weekend of Lake Shannalee on the Safari Queen Pontoon Boat. Great for people of all ages.
There is no shortage of fun at Lion Country Safari. If you're looking for a fabulous place to host an event, we are accepting reservations for our 4,000 square foot outdoor pavilion. We also offer school programs. Regular Admission starts at $29 per person. Group rates and seasonal passes are also available. Open daily from 9:30 to 5:30 PM. Times may vary for attractions. Located at 2003 Lion Country Safari Road, Loxahatchee, FL 33470Map & Directions Buy tickets HERE (561) 793-1084 Explore
Mounts Botanical Gardens
Mounts Botanical Gardens of Palm Beach County is a 20-acre living plant museum with twenty-five exquisite gardens. Offering visitors a tropical paradise with an ever-changing landscape of natural beauty that evokes relaxation, inspires, and tantalizes the inquisitive mind. Each garden within our collection is a living exhibit, with plants specifically chosen to tell a unique story and give visitors insight into choices they can make in a challenging subtropical climate. The gardens illustrate what Palm Beach County residents can emulate in their large or small spaces. Our featured gardens include our breathtaking O'Keefe Rain Garden, our Bulb Garden, and our Sun Garden Of Extremes. We even have a Children's Maze Garden providing young ones an enjoyable, informative experience about the beauty that surrounds them.
Garden Hours Tuesday - Sunday, 9:00 - 3:00 PM. Hours change to 10 to 4 PM May - October. Closed on all observed holidays. Admission: $10 ages 13 & up. Children 5-12 $5. MBG members free. 561-233-1757 Exhibits
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society
The Palm Beach Zoo is a splendid place for adults and children to bask in nature's wonder. All are cared for by a loyal team of curators & members who help create a breathtaking environment that showcases over 190 species, many of whom are on the endangered species list. There's more to the Zoo than meets the eye, including taking in the sights of a rare exhibit, "Sculpture Safari," displaying sixteen incredible three-dimensional metal sculptures of animals, some of which will remain permanently at the Zoo. These and other sculptures, as well as our thirty-foot-high Mayan Temple, make an excellent addition for our artistically minded guests. The Zoo also features interactive exhibits, including our Nature Play Pavilion, which offers children & young adults a hands-on, interactive play space. We also feature a beautiful Play Fountain with changing tents and ample seating nearby. So adults get to relax while the children play. And there's the Kid Zone, featuring a Wildlife Carousel with thirty-two colorful sculptures of animals.
There's a lot to enjoy here at the Zoo, so plan your visit, but don't worry about packing lunch. We offer a selection of ice-cold beverages, including beer, burgers, and sandwiches. Regular admission is $27.75 for Adults, Seniors $25.75, Children 3-12 $21.75 and Free admission for Toddlers 0-2. Group rates are also available. Open daily 9 to 5 PM. Located at 1301 Summit Boulevard West Palm Beach, Florida 33405. Map & Directions (561) 547-9453 Explore