Florida’s Cultural Capital® welcomes guests with safety as top priority
With health and safety top of mind for everyone during the pandemic, cultural destinations in The Palm Beaches are following all necessary protocols to make sure guests feel comfortable and at ease. Many cultural institutions that are now open to the public have even signed The Palm Beaches Pledge. The pledge is a promise to follow guidelines from health and government officials to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep patrons, partners and employees safe.
Palm Beach County has a local ordinance requiring facial coverings in public places – indoors or outdoors – wherever social distancing isn’t possible. Visit thepalmbeaches.com for more health and safety information and updates.
With these protocols in place, there are plenty of opportunities to safely enjoy unique art exhibitions, stroll through beautiful botanical gardens and learn about Florida’s wildlife. Below is a selection of cultural organizations that are currently open, as well as their safety guidelines. Click here for a more comprehensive list.
Flagler Museum (Palm Beach) is open with new protocols and a one-way, fixed route. Masks are required at all times. The exhibition has been extended for visitors.
Palm Beach Zoo (West Palm Beach) is open with limited capacity to allow for social distancing and a one-way path designated throughout the Zoo. There are also hand sanitizer stations throughout and guests are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Take a walk around the Zoo to learn about animal conservation and much more!
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (Juno Beach) is open with limited capacity, social distancing, extra hand sanitizer stations and amplified health and safety policies. Guests can learn about ocean conservation, enjoy educational programs, and see rehabilitating sea turtle patients up close.
Mounts Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach) is open with limited hours and social distancing in place. See some of Florida’s native plants, exotic and tropical fruit trees and more at this hidden gem. Fun fact: Mounts is the oldest and largest public garden in Palm Beach County.
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium (West Palm Beach) is open with social distancing and hand sanitizing protocols in place. All guests and staff are required to wear masks inside the building. The new Cox Amphitheater is open and features daily live presentations, including liquid nitrogen shows, trivia and more.
Boca Raton Museum of Art (Boca Raton) is open with social distancing guidelines in all galleries and during check-in. Masks are required. New exhibits include Edward Steichen: In Exaltation of Flowers through January 3, 2021; Eye to I: Self Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery through September 20 and more.
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (Delray Beach) is open with limited capacity and social distancing guidelines in place. Take a relaxing stroll through Morikami’s distinct gardens, inspired by significant Japanese gardens and designed to be a living exhibit as an extension of the museum.
Ready for the next arts adventure? Click here for a full calendar of virtual and in-person events to get started.