The Schoolhouse Children's Museum...South Florida History comes to Life

Lorea Thomson
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The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center, located in Boynton Beach, brings old Florida History to life.  There are so many schools sprinkled around our area that it is hard to believe that at one time all the children in the area attending the same school.  Children dress and reenact pioneer days in South Florida.

What stands today, as the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center was a one-room schoolhouse. In 1913, the one room schoolhouse was replaced with a new “modern” building with six rooms and indoor plumbing!

The Boynton Beach School was added to the National Register of Historic Places. By 2001, the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center opened. Their mission statement “strives to engage young children in playful discovery through hands on, interactive learning that integrates the arts, humanities and sciences in a historical setting.”

The concept is to “provide an interactive glimpse of early life for the early Florida Pioneers- before the days of computers, cell phones, television and cars.”  The children are encouraged to interact with the resources around them through workshops in which they dress up in period appropriate pieces.  This specialty workshop designed for children ages 1-9. 

The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center is located at 129 East Ocean Avenue, Boynton Beach.  Get involved with this nonprofit organization dedicated to children by visiting, volunteering, or donating to this worthwhile South Florida museum. 


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