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Palm Beach County's rich sub-tropical climate allows for nearly anything to grow. From orchids to poincianas to banyan trees, beautiful flowers bloom all over the area. Get to see all the possibilities at our local gardens, where a variety of diverse South Florida plant species grow. 

Morikami Museum

The Morikami Museum has 6 tranquil gardens spread across 16 acres. Visitors can spend time discovering the Japanese culture at the museum and then take a walk through the serene gardens. Also at the museum and garden, Cornell Café serves up sushi and light fare and their gift shop sells items like tea sets, tea, kimonos and other Japanese decorations. The Morikami is a legacy of the Yamato Colony, an early 1900s settlement of Japanese farmers

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Ten years ago, the Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum opened inside the landmark 1916 Courthouse in West Palm Beach.

The east wing of the museum is the “People Gallery” and the west wing is the “Place Gallery,” and there is also a rotating “Special Exhibit Gallery,” which changes themes each year.

The east gallery is a tribute to more than 100 people who have helped turn Palm Beach County into the beautiful place it is today. Projectors in the gallery display images of people from all over the county. Kiosks showcase artifacts to tell stories of the past like the early pioneers, Seminole Indians, educators, innovators in medicine, and more. There is also an interactive piece with even more interesting information.

The

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is hosting their monthly Nights At The Museum event on Friday, June 28th. The monthly event occurs on the last Friday of each month.

During the night, guests of all ages are welcomed to enjoy the extended hours to explore the Science Center and Aquarium. Every month the theme is different and this month the theme is Jungle Safari which will feature animal encounters, interactive games, exhibits, planetarium shows, arts and crafts, animal adoption activities, and your chance to see the night’s sky from the only public observatory in Palm Beach County.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase from Wholesome Tummies Café throughout the night. The Night at the Museum starts at 6 pm and goes until 9 pm on

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The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum is located in the historic 1916 Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach. The Palm Beach County Museum is a great place for the whole family to learn about the rich and diverse history of Palm Beach County. 

About The Museum

The Historical Society of Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history of Palm Beach County. The Society maintains a large library on the history of Palm Beach County, Florida, and the Caribbean. Through its archives, which includes nearly two million photographic images, maps, newspapers, journals, periodicals, architectural drawings, and research files, the Society maintains an active research facility

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The Stuart Heritage Museum is a great place for people to go to learn some local history. The museum gives you a real sense of what things were like in the area’s past from living to working and everything in-between.

The museum was created in 1988 when the City of Stuart purchased the Stuart Feed Store building on Flagler Avenue in downtown Stuart, Florida. The purpose of Stuart Heritage is to help preserve the heritage, artifacts and history of Stuart and its surrounding communities. The countless relics housed by the museum define the history of the people, businesses, agriculture and community spirit of the City of Stuart and Martin County.

The museum building is itself a historical landmark. It is wooden, made of Dade County pine, which is

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The Road to Victory Military Museum in Stuart makes the perfect destination for kids or families this Summer looking to experience WWII history first-hand.

The Museum features military vehicles, WWII encampments, camp victory children’s area and Mini ‘boot camp’, WWII Battle Re-enactment, Weapons Demonstrations, and more. Their displays of historical artifacts, uniforms, photographs, and vehicles both historical and personal, pay homage to America’s heroes while informing and educating the public of their noble endeavors and our freedoms as Americans.

Where: 319 SE Stypmann Blvd. Stuart, FL 34994

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There is a lot to do in the Palm Beaches for residents of all ages. With Summer coming up fast, and your kids about to start spending more time at home, here are a few local activities that your teen might enjoy in Palm Beach County.

Silverball Arcade

While your teen is likely an expert when it comes to online video games, they’ll find the Silverball Museum in Delray Beach alluring and unique. Filled with pinball machines dating back to the 1930’s, blinking lights, upbeat music, and the sweet ding-ding-ding of points being earned, it’s an experience for multi-generations. A single-entry pass is all that’s required, for unlimited play. 1980’s video arcade games such as Nintendo and Atari are also available for play, while food is available on the

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The South Florida Science Center And Aquarium is a hands-on, minds-on experience for the whole family. The center features more than 50 hands-on educational exhibits, a 10,000 gallon fresh and saltwater aquarium, a newly renovated digital planetarium, Conservation Research Station, Florida Exhibit Hall, traveling exhibits, and much more.

If you haven’t been to the SFSCA recently, it has changed a lot. They have dramatically renovated their facility and updates included a complete reconstruction of their 5,000 square foot Hall of Discovery containing 100 new or rehabilitated hands-on exhibits, a new mini golf course, an upgraded planetarium, new 1,000 square foot early childhood education room, upgraded theater, a new science laboratory and upgraded

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The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on 2 acres near downtown West Palm Beach. The historic home and gardens feature a collection of 250 species of tropical palms.

Throughout the home, studio and gardens there is more than 100 pieces of art made by Norton herself. Some of the pieces of artwork include: 9 monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in granite. The Norton Gardens is the largest tract of garden containing the great brick sculptures that are designed in a natural and unmanicured style.

This month, The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is hosting The Art of Sherlock Holmes from now until early June. The Art of

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If you are looking to learn about some local history, you and your family can visit the historic Henry Flagler house in Palm Beach.

The museum is a great way to get a sense of the early 20th Century aristocracy. When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that “Whitehall”, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world."

Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs.

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Henry Flagler

Henry Morrison Flagler was an American industrialist and a founder of Standard Oil, first based in Ohio. He was also a

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