Time is Short, but Opportunities Abound

The bags are packed, the tickets are in hand and you’re almost ready to go. Even if you’ve only got one day to spend in The Palm Beaches, don’t waste your time in your hotel room when you can make it count. While planning your vacation or on the run, you can consult the Cultural Council’s online events calendar to experience the best in arts and culture, no matter how small the time frame.

Sado Demonstration - Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Sado Demonstration at the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Visual Arts

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, West Palm Beach

This living tribute to sculptor Ann Weaver Norton encompasses her historic home, studio and sculpture gardens with nine monumental sculptures in brick and granite.

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton

A world-class visual arts institution in Boca Raton’s vibrant Mizner Park, the Boca Raton Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions, an educational gallery and a stunning sculpture garden.

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Recognized internationally for its expansive collection of more than 7,000 works, the Norton’s strengths include: European; Impressionist; Modern masters and American art from 1900 to the present; Chinese jades and bronze vessels; and innovative photography.


Performing Arts

Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter

Florida’s largest regional theater attracts more than 70,000 people annually and earns rave reviews from across the country for its award-winning productions of classic and contemporary musicals and dramas.

Palm Beach Dramaworks, West Palm Beach

The only resident professional theater company located in West Palm Beach offers year-round programming that engages and entertains audiences with timeless, thought-provoking productions.

Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach

One of the premier arts venues in the U.S., the Kravis Center presents a diverse schedule of national and international performances, as well as important regional offerings, including the Miami City Ballet and Palm Beach Opera.

Culture & History

Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach

Whitehall, the magnificent Gilded Age estate built by the founding father of Palm Beach, offers guided tours, changing exhibitions and the opportunity to see Flagler’s private railcar.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter

Constructed in 1860, the lighthouse stands as a testament to the rich maritime history of The Palm Beaches; the site is also home to Native American mounds, a history museum inside a restored World War II building and nature trails.

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, Delray Beach

A center for Japanese arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, this truly unique setting of authentic gardens surrounding a crystal clear lake, offers the chance to commune with nature, experience traditional festivals and participate in a full schedule of exhibitions.


Kids and Families

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Located on the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beach, the center features an on-site hospital, learning exhibits and aquariums.

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, West Palm Beach

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary has treated thousands of native animals that were sick or injured. TripAdvisor’s number one activity in West Palm Beach, visitation to the sanctuary is by appointment only. Call (561) 790-2116.

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach

An open-air classroom housing more than 1,400 animals within 23 acres of lush tropical habitat, the Zoo also features a colorful carousel, an interactive play fountain and an acclaimed bird show, “Wings Over Water.”

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, West Palm Beach

With more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, a 4,000-gallon fresh and saltwater aquarium, a digital planetarium and more, the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium opens every mind to science.