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The River Center provides a fun educational opportunity for visitors to learn about the unique Loxahatchee River system, from freshwater Cyprus swamp to the seagrass dominated estuary and marine ecosystems.

If you think you’ve got what it takes to capture the flora and fauna of the unique Florida outdoors, the Loxahatchee River Center is holding an open amateur photo contest until Tuesday, October 16th.

The competition is comprised of two age categories; Youth (17 & under) or General Amateur (18 & up), and will award winners in three content categories; flora, fauna, and human interaction.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category, and winning photographs will be displayed at the River Center and on their website.

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The Loxahatchee River Center is located on the southeast side of Burt Reynolds Park on US1 and features over 6,000 gallons of fresh and saltwater aquariums, interactive kid-friendly exhibits, and even a “touch tank” where children can meet some of Florida’s friendly creatures up close.

From September 1st through May 31st, the Center is open Tuesday – Wednesday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. From June 1st through August 31st, the Center is open Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The River Center is a fun, educational opportunity for visitors to learn about the unique Loxahatchee River system, from freshwater Cyprus swamp to the seagrass dominated estuary and marine ecosystems.

Programs offered include a family seine

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Every Thursday morning at the River Center in Jupiter, is Starfish & Coffee Story Time. Enjoy stories about the sea and animals with songs, games and touch tanks. Starfish Story Time is perfect for little ones under the age of 7.

Starfish & Coffee Story Time is also a nice place for parents to relax with the other parents and a cup of coffee while the kids listen and learn. The kids can touch different animals in the touch tank to help educate in a fun and hands on way about the marine animals in our area.

No reservation is required and admission is free! Starfish & Coffee Story Time begins at 9:30am every Thursday morning. For more information please contact: rivercenter@loxahatcheeriver.org or call 561-743-7123. The Loxahatchee River Center is

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Known, as one of the most significant Jupiter icons and historical sites is the Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park. Often referred to as the “gateway to the Loxahatchee river,” this park is must visit site if you have not been and live in the area. 

The history of Battlefield Park shows that there has been prehistoric and historic habitation here dating as far back as the Archaic Period over 5,000 years ago. The park stands to preserve this precious past and educate locals about Jupiter’s rich history. 

Not only does the park boast an impressive story dating back thousands of years but it also provides the people of south Florida with a beautiful place to relax and kick back. Battlefield Park spans 680 acres and features covered picnic pavilions,

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Just off the North Fork of the Loxahatchee River, the Islands of Jupiter is at the north point of Jupiter at the beginning of Martin County. Panoramic waterfront views of the Loxahatchee River are available with direct access to the waterway. Several homes offer direct ocean access just minutes away through the Jupiter Inlet. One of Florida's most unique treasures, the Loxahatchee River meanders through freshwater creeks, down into a brackish estuary, and finally empties through the Jupiter Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean. 

The Islands of Jupiter is a luxurious gated community of 105 must see custom upscale residences.  These riverfront estates are extended over four islands that John D. MacArthur had originally commissioned for development. It is

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