Since school doesn’t start for a few weeks, we need things to do with the kids in South Florida.
You can always check out our Summer Camp Scoop, but if you need some other ideas we have you covered.
Well, the safest place it seems these days is outside. It maybe getting hotter, but if you get up early there are some cool South Florida places to explore or a few cool events that are happeing.
Get the scoop here!
STORYWALK® AT PONDHAWK NATURAL AREA IN BOCA RATON
In celebration of National Park and Recreation Month, the first StoryWalk in Boca Raton has opened at the Pondhawk Natural Area next to the Spanish River branch of the Boca Raton Public Library. StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s storybook along a popular walking route in the community.
StoryWalk is the perfect place for the whole family to get outside, explore a local landmark, and enjoy outdoor activities.
WHERE: Spanish River Library parking lot at 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton.
WHEN: Open 6AM- 9PM
Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park In Boca Raton
Year-round green space featuring gardens, a golf course, an aquatic park & amphitheaters.
Burt Aaronson South County Park is located at 11200 Park Access Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33498
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a 147,392-acre wildlife sanctuary is located west of Boynton Beach, in Palm Beach County, Florida. It includes the most northern remnant of the historic Everglades wetland ecosystem
WHERE: 10216 Lee Rd, Boynton Beach, FL 33472
WHEN: 5PM -10PM
Caloosa Park In Boynton Beach
Huge park with a fishing lake & many amenities, including play equipment, sports facilities & paths.
WHERE: 1300 SW 35th Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33426
WHEN: 9AM– 9PM
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area in Boynton Beach
Serene locale offering various trails in a wooded setting, ideal for bird & animal viewing.
WHERE: 3400 S Seacrest Blvd, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
DINE OUT DOWNTOWN DELRAY RESTAURANT MONTH
This event has been extended from one week to the entire month of August. You’ll discover a wide array of culinary experiences providing visitors the opportunity to enjoy great lunches and dinners in the downtown area. As of press time, indoor dining(at 50% capacity) was available.
You can also eat outdoors and do take-out orders. Another change is that there is no one set fee, with participating restaurants setting their own lower-than-usual prices. There will be Happy Hour and brunch specials and demonstrations, such as pizza making, sushi rolling and creating cocktails.
When: Aug. 1-31
Where: Various restaurants in downtown Delray Beach
NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS AT FLAMINGO GARDENS In Davie
Visitors of all ages will enjoy the craftsmanship of 13 displays created by more than half a million LEGO bricks, all nestled throughout the Arboretum at Flamingo Gardens.
Some of the creations include a deer with a doe, a peacock, a monarch butterfly on a milkweed plant, a hummingbird on a trumpet flower and an eight-foot long dragonfly with a wingspan to mach. Yes, it’s outdoors, but you’ll still need to mask up.
When: Now through Sept. 13
Where: Flamingo Gardens, Davie
LIGHTHOUSE SUNSET TOUR IN JUPITER
Climb to the top of a lighthouse and take in spectacular sunset views. You’ll also get an inside look at the nuts and bolts of a working lighthouse watch room.
Tours are limited to 10 people and face coverings are required. Children have to be 48 inches tall and be accompanied by an adult. Tickets are required and have to be purchased online.
Paid attendees will receive a free Tommy Bahama voucher, good for an appetizer, drink or dessert at the Harbourside Jupiter restaurant.
When: All four Wednesdays in August (5th, 12th, 19th and 26th)
Where: Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Jupiter
FORT LAUDERDALE SCAVENGER HUNT: BY THE NEW RIVER
Download an app and take this self-guided scavenger hunt. It will be easy to social distance and there are no inside locations. Walk from landmark to landmark to discover art, culture and history.
Search plaques, statues and art to solve riddles that can only be found on location.
When: Any day you want, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Along the New River in Fort Lauderdale
“Power Up” is Maker’s Paradise with Drones and Battlebots at the Science Center Announces Interactive Exhibit in West Palm Beach
The new Power Up exhibit at the South Florida Science Center is now open until September 13, 2020. Guests can race drones, control flight simulators, watch Battlebots and let their imagination run wild with 3D printers in the space set up in the exhibit hall. It is every parent’s dream to let their children’s imagination loose worry-free without fear of a drone disappearing over a lake or in the neighbor’s yard, and parents can rest easy knowing their kids are in a protected environment.
“We want to make sure the learning continues outside the classroom and provide a safe place for kids this summer,” said Kate Arrizza, President and CEO of the Science Center. “We are grateful to our exhibit partners like Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) for helping us bring our guests’ imaginations to life.”
Interacting with today’s tech is safe with guidelines enforcing social distancing and mask wearing along with rigorous cleaning procedures.
Exhibit partners include FPL, Witch Doctor Shaman, The Maker Effect Foundation and Resource Depot.
WHERE: 4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach, FL 33405
WHEN: Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sat – Sun 10:00am – 6:00pm