Spring Break 2017: Free things to do with kids March 20-26


It’s that time of year! Spring Break is officially here. Palm Beach County schools are out March 20-24. Here are some fun free ideas of where to take the kids during break:

EARLY WELCOME FOR THE EASTER BUNNY

What: A candy hunt, butterfly stilt walkers, jugglers, a DJ and magicians

Where: The Bloomingdale’s Court at the Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens

When: Friday, March 24, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

More details here. 


TURTLEFEST 2017

What: Music, art, games and educational presentations on conservation through up-close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles

Where: Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. 1, Juno Beach 

When: Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


MANATEE LAGOON

What: An FPL Eco-Discover Center, where on cooler days you can see manatees swimming in the Lake Worth Lagoon. Manatees love the warm waters created by the power plant’s outflow. And if none show up, learn about the endangered mammal and the nearby ecosystem with the center’s interactive exhibits. 

Where: 6000 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach 

When/Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9 to 4 p.m. (closed Mondays)


SUGAR SAND PARK (Grand Opening)

What: Grand opening of the $1.5 million renovation of Sugar Sand Park. The park will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. and coincide with a food truck invasion event.The 132-acre park in Boca Raton has a children's science center, carousel, performing arts theater and nature trails.

Where: 300 S Military Trail, Boca Raton

When: March 25.  Check here for more details.


DELRAY BEACH GREEN MARKET

What: Food, pets up for adoption

Where: Old School Square Pavilion,  51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach

When: Every Saturday until the end of May

>> Related: Check our green markets guide for all area green markets


MOVIE NIGHT

What: An outdoor showing of MarmadukeWhere: Canyon Amphitheater, 8802 Boynton Beach Blvd, Boynton Beach

When: March 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.


SOUTH FLORIDA POLICE K9 COMPETITION

What: Bounce house, rock climbing, raffles, food, K9 show and competition.

Where: Boynton Beach Community High School, 4975 Park Ridge Blvd, Boynton Beach

When: March 25, 2 to 8:00 p.m


THE OLD STAND BY - THE BEACH

What: With Palm Beach County’s 45-mile long Atlantic shoreline, there are lots of beautiful beaches to choose. In our complete beaches guide, we break down the main attractions and facts on each beach from Tequesta to Boca Raton:

Beaches of Palm Beach County


FACE ART

What: Complimentary sea-creature face painting at the Manatee Lagoon in Riviera Beach. 

Where: 6000 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach 

When: March 25, 11:00 to 1:00 p.m.


EXPLORATION OBSERVATION

What: A series of art-based activities that explore different ways of observing hosted by Norton Museum.

Where:  1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach

When: March 21, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • 12:30: Gather around and listen to a story, then look at a work of art. Ages 3 to 6.
  • 12:30 - 3:30: Create tools of enhanced perception like a whimsical magnifying glass or spectacles that allow you to see the world around you. All ages. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00: Discuss a work of art. All ages. 
  • 2:00 - 4:00: Watch Dreyfoos School of the Arts students perform classical piano and opera. All ages. 


UNCOVER THE SCIENCE IN ART

What: A series of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) based activities hosted by Norton Museum.

Where: 1451 S Olive Ave, West Palm Beach

When: March 24, 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • 12:30: Gather around and listen to a story, then look at a work of art. Ages 3 to 6.
  • 12:30 - 3:30: DIY course—STEAM 2.0. All ages. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00: Discuss a work of art. All ages. 
  • 2:00 - 4:00: Live set by DJ Elias. All ages. 


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