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Palm Beach Museums & Cultural Arts

Palm Beach County Museums

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens   (561) 832-5328
253 Barcelona Road West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Historic home on 2.5 acres of natural Florida gardens that include 300 varieties of palm trees and huge monolithic sculptures created by Ann Weaver Norton.

Armory Art Center   (561) 832-1776
1700 Parker Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Palm Beaches’ leading visual arts education and exhibition center offering year-round art classes for adults and youth art workshops, lecture series, special events and rotating gallery exhibitions.

Boca Raton Historical Society   (561) 395-6766
71 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
On the National Register of Historic Places, Town Hall houses archival information, exhibitions on Boca’s history and a gift shop. Free admission – open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Also available for touring are two 1947 streamline rail cars – call for hours.

Boca Raton Museum of Art  (561) 392-2500
501 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Contemporary art museum with more than 4,000 works in its permanent collection, ranging from modern masters, sculpture, Pre-Columbian, African, photography and world-class traveling exhibitions. Films. Lectures, tours, family programming and a year-round art school.

Cornell Museum of Art and History  (561) 243-7922
51 North Swinton Avenue, Old School Square, Delray Beach, FL 33444
Housed in the restored 1913 Delray Elementary School building at Old School Square. Presenting rotating regional, national and international fine art and craft exhibits, artist showcases and demonstrations.

DuBois Pioneer Home (561) 747-6639
805 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, FL 33477
The 1898 shingle-style home sits atop a Native American Shell Mound and contains period furnishings, clothing, and artifacts. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The DuBois Pioneer Home is open Tuesday and Wednesday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (Effective May 23, 2004)

Flagler Museum  (561) 655-2833
Cocoanut Row and Whitehall Way, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Completed in 1902, Whitehall (a National Historic Landmark), Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate, was hailed as “more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world.” Museum highlights include tours, exhibits and Flagler’s railcar.

Lighthouse Center for the Arts  (561) 746-3101
373 Tequesta Drive, Gallery Square North, Tequesta, FL 33469-3027
North Palm Beach County’s comprehensive cultural center offering acclaimed local, national, and international artists. Exhibitions, tours, School of Art for all levels and ages, cultural events, museum store and facility rentals.

Loxahatchee River Historical Museum  (561) 747-6639
805 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, FL 33477
The Loxahatchee River Historical Museum, formerly the Florida History Center & Museum, presents photographs and artifacts depicting regional Florida history, including the conservation of the coastline, pioneer fashion and Spanish contacts.

Loxahatchee River Historical Society (561) 747-6639
805 North U.S. Highway One, Jupiter, FL 33477
The Loxahatchee River Historical Society operates and administers the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse (lit in 1860 and still operating), DuBois Pioneer Home (1898 historic house) and the Loxahatchee River Historical Museum (regional history exhibits). To arrange group tours, sunset tours, weddings, to volunteer or become a member, please contact the Society.

The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens (561) 495-0233
4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
200-acre park, nature trails, ponds, waterfalls, bonsai garden, near mile of Japanese gardens, two museum buildings, changing and permanent exhibitions, 225-seat theater, library, Japanese tea house, museum store and café.

Museum of the City of Lake Worth   (561) 586-1700
414 Lake Avenue, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Each room in the Museum tells a story about specific people and events at a certain time in the City’s history and is dedicated to the Pioneers of the City, and to those who have made events happen, change take place, and visions become realities.

Norton Museum of Art   (561) 832-5196
1451 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
The Museum is internationally distinguished for its permanent collection featuring 19th and 20th century European, American, Chinese and Contemporary art, photography and works on paper. View special exhibitions, attend lectures and educational programs for children and adults. Shop in the Museum Store and have lunch in Café 1451 at the Norton.

Palm Beach Photographic Centre  (561) 276-9797
55 NE Second Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444
A non-profit photographic and digital imaging cultural, art and education center. Museum, gallery, computer labs, darkroom and retail shop. Rotating exhibitions, workshops, lectures, family and children’s events. Traditional and digital photography.

Society of the Four Arts  (561) 655-7227
2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480
The Society of the Four Arts presents notable speakers, concerts, films, educational seminars, and art exhibitions for the public. Horticultural and sculpture gardens grace the lakeside campus.

South Florida Science Museum  (561) 832-1988
4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
Hands-on science center, aquarium, planetarium, museum store, special weekend programs, observatory, laser concerts, science trail, Egypt gallery and miniature galaxy golf. Permanent and traveling exhibits. Family-oriented activities for all ages. Open 363 days a year.

Burt Reynolds Museum Jupiter – (561) 743-9955

Children’s Museum, Boca Raton – (561) 368-6875

Hibel Museum of Art, Jupiter – (561) 622-5560

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Performing Arts

MUSIC

Bob Lappin and the Palm Beach Pops (561) 832-7677 | (800) 448-2472
500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 100, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Florida’s premier pops orchestra led by Maestro Bob Lappin. Performances at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, and FAU Auditorium in Boca Raton. Performances November-April. Group rates available.

Clematis by Night Fountainside Concert Series
Nancy M. Graham Centennial Square, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 659-8007
Free concert series at the Nancy M. Graham Centennial Square in downtown West Palm Beach. Every Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with great music by CbN Spotlight bands, shop for arts and crafts in the CbN Showcase, taste a variety of foods in the CbN Café, and watch children play in the interactive fountain.

Palm Beach Opera
415 South Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 833-7888 | (877) 444-3040
Established in 1961, Palm Beach Opera produces four operas each season. Additionally, each year come enjoy two family friendly opera presentations, a gala concert, and a vocal competition.

SunFest
525 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(561) 659-5980 | (800) SUNFEST
Downtown West Palm Beach, May 3-6, 2007; special All Access Party May 2. Florida’s largest music, art and waterfront festival featuring more than 40 concerts by national recording artists and local acts. Juried art show Friday – Sunday, fireworks, children’s activities, and plenty of food and refreshments.

Palm Beach Symphony – (561) 655-2657

Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County | West Palm Beach \ (561) 281-8600

DANCE

Ballet Florida, Inc. (561) 659-1212 | (800) 540-0172
500 Fern Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Ballet Florida is the internationally acclaimed classical and contemporary dance company of Palm Beach County. Ballet Florida presents works by the most celebrated choreographers of the day.

Miami City Ballet (305) 929-7010 | (877) 929-7010
2200 Liberty Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Under the artistic leadership of legendary dancer Edward Villella, Miami City Ballet is a must-see, world-acclaimed company, performing a full season of dance in Palm Beach County at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.

Boca Ballet Theatre, Boca Raton – (561) 995-0709

Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Lake Worth – (561) 586-1889
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