Make the Most of It
Everybody loves the weekend – and if you’re fortunate enough to be spending it in The Palm Beaches, you can fill every minute with arts and culture. Your first step when deciding what to do should be to visit the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County’s online events calendar to see what’s going on during your visit.
Music and Theatre
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton
FAU is the south Palm Beach County home to a number of regionally acclaimed orchestras as well as a variety of other performances ranging from Broadway stars to nationally acclaimed comedians to internationally acclaimed concerts. With multiple venues, galleries and libraries, they offer a wide variety of ways to infuse art and culture into your trip.
Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth
This respected organization has been presenting live theatrical productions for more than six decades. It’s housed in the former Oakley Theatre, the oldest building on the register of the Art Deco Society of Palm Beach County.
Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Jupiter
Florida’s largest regional theater attracts more than 70,000 people annually and receives rave reviews for its award-winning and crowd-pleasing productions of classic and contemporary dramas and musicals.
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.
Palm Beach Opera, West Palm Beach
Dedicated to bringing the grandeur and emotion of live opera to the stage, Palm Beach Opera mounts spectacular productions of the classics, as well as new works and world premieres.
Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, West Palm Beach
One of the premier arts centers in the Southeast, the Kravis presents a diverse schedule of national and international performances, as well as important regional organizations, including the Miami City Ballet and Palm Beach Opera.
History and Special Attractions
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 South Florida, this truly unique setting of authentic gardens surrounding a crystal clear lake, offers the opportunity to commune with nature and also experience traditional festivals and a full schedule of exhibitions.
The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum, West Palm Beach
The 1916 historic court house and its museum enrich the lives of children and adults alike by making local history accessible, interesting, and meaningful. The free museum features two permanent exhibits – The People Gallery and The Place Gallery – and rotating exhibits in the Special Exhibit Gallery.
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 of Art 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.
Ballet Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens
This spirited company of nine professional dancers along with extraordinary students performs a series of full-length dance productions ranging from classical ballet repertoire to original pieces.
Boca Ballet Theatre, Boca Raton
Since 1991, the School of Boca Ballet Theatre has educated more than 5,000 young people and has performed for audiences totaling over 100,000. With guest star performances from some of the biggest names in ballet to the annual presentation of the “The Nutcracker,” Boca Ballet Theatre is the sixth largest dance company in Florida.
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach
The Palm Beach Atlantic Dance Ensemble takes to the stage several times each year under the expert direction of founding chair Kathleen Klein, a national authority on dance education.
Kids and Families
Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach
Located on one of the world’s most active turtle nesting beaches, the center features an on-site hospital, learning exhibits and aquariums.
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.