Every Day is Family Day in The Palm Beaches

No matter your age, you’re sure to find an incredible variety of cultural offerings that will please the entire family in The Palm Beaches.

Visiting for the holiday season?  Take the children to one of the dazzling productions of The Nutcracker presented by Miami City Ballet, Boca Ballet Theatre or Ballet Palm Beach.

Spending time in The Palm Beaches this summer? Children’s theater camp programs are hosted by the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Lake Worth Playhouse, Delray Beach Playhouse and other locations throughout the county. Many of these performing arts companies end their summer programs with a fully-staged production that are often sold-out. Browse our Cultural Camp Guide to find these camp offerings and more.

Looking for an opportunity for your child to learn the performing arts? Organizations such as Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County and Sol Children Theatre offer concerts and shows throughout the year.

To find the kid-friendly experience that suits your child, start by visiting our searchable events calendar.

Here are a few more ideas to get you started:

Kids 5 and Under:

Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Boca Raton

Housed in several historic Boca Raton buildings, the museum offers a bevvy of interactive centers including a bank, a post office and a replica of the city’s first grocery.

Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

The hands-on science center in Sugar Sand Park brings the physical sciences – from rockets to molecules – to life for kids through permanent exhibits and ongoing special programs.

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, West Palm Beach

Kids will love seeing the more than 1,400 animals, as well as the zoo’s colorful carousel, interactive play fountain and acclaimed bird show, “Wings Over Water.”

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center, Boynton Beach

Spend quality time together in a variety of hands-on, interactive learning activities in the town’s historic former elementary school building.

Kids 6-12:

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 and a digital planetarium, the SFSCA opens every mind to science.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

The Center offers a Junior Veterinary Learning Lab program on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays that teaches kids about the plight of endangered sea turtles with the help of “Dr. Logger.”

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Both children and parents alike can explore the art in the museum and afterwards the kids can create their own artworks on select Saturdays in the Family Studio – or kids can drop in on Thursday nights for DIY Art Projects.

Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Your kids can get personal with South Florida’s natural world during coral reef shark feedings on Tuesdays through Sundays and alligator feedings on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Kids 13 and Older:

Spady Cultural Heritage Museum, Delray Beach

Showcasing African, Haitian and Caribbean-American cultures, the Spady Museum will introduce your children to the fascinating story of Delray Beach’s rich and diverse history.

Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum, Jupiter

What kid wouldn’t love to tackle the 100-plus steps leading to the top of the historic lighthouse? The site is home to Native American burial mounds, a history museum in a restored World War II building and nature trails.

McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, West Palm Beach

This wildlife sanctuary has treated thousands of native animals that were sick or injured, and is rated TripAdvisor’s number one activity in West Palm Beach. Book a visit (by appointment only) by calling (561) 790-2116.

Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Boynton Beach

Hike, bike or canoe for a close encounter of the Everglades kind and see native fish and wildlife – including a number of endangered species.