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Art & Culture
in Palm Beach County
Dear Educator:
Welcome; Bienvenidos; Bienvenu! Over 150 languages are spoken in the schools of Palm Beach County. Many of
the 300+ arts and cultural organizations in this county, offer multicultural programming and events. We encourage
you to use this guide to help make connections to Art and Culture for your students through field trips, access to
innovative curriculum, and partnerships with cultural organizations.
Now in its third decade, the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County has evolved to be a strong, multi-faceted local
arts advocate with priorities that include providing grants to cultural organizations, developing and advocating for
cultural funding and enhancing arts education.
Whether you work through a public, charter or private school, an afterschool program or homeschool, a primary
focus of the Council is arts education. Through its close working relationships with the School District of Palm Beach
County and the organizations included in this guide, the Council demonstrates its commitment to ensuring that all
young people have the best possible opportunities to reap the proven benefits that arts and culture bring to the
educational experience.
This guide was made possible through generous funding from the Office Depot Foundation and Lawrence A. Sanders
Foundation, Inc. We are grateful for our strong partnership with the School District of Palm Beach County including
the School Board members, curriculum planners and the Arts education team.
For more information on cultural activities in this area and to become a member of the Cultural Council and support
local arts initiatives, please visit our website. Among the benefits, our members enjoy a regular subscription to the
magazine art&culture, published three times a year, and our semi-monthly calendar of cultural events.
Rena Blades
President and CEO
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About This Guide
An Educational Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County is available on our website at and in limited print version. Please share the information with other educators! The organizations and resources listed within this directory represent members of the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County;
most offer free or low-cost opportunities to participate in their programs. We encourage you to take advantage of
these activities for your students.
An Educational Guide to Art and Culture in Palm Beach County is an excellent resource for private, public, charter
and home school students, as well as afterschool programs. Please note that many of the organizations listed in
this guide offer curriculum-based field trips to their site, and also are available to visit your school. For specific
curriculum benchmarks, contact each venue for more details.
As you review the catalog, locate the arts and cultural organizations that are close to your school or home and that
meet your needs. Each organization has a direct link to their website that not only lists their school based field trips,
but also programs that are of interest to the general public. If you are an educator, we encourage you to contact
these organizations and form a partnership. This will result in a stronger relationship between education, community, art and culture, and could lead to afterschool possibilities, internships, scholarships or even jobs.
Also, the Cultural Council’s website can be a useful resource for your classroom. Visit
frequently. The “Education” tab features educators’ resources and online materials, while the “Events” tab lists
numerous options for events, rentals, tours and information in individual cities in our county.
For Public Schools:
Coordinate your field trip or teacher development day using the School District calendar: (LTM – Learning Team
Meetings, PDD – Professional Development Day). Also note that many of the listed organizations can host your
teacher development days or visit your school during an LTM day.
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Scheduling a Field Trip: The Process
This process is managed by the School District of Palm Beach County
Coordinate your field trip or teacher development day using the School District calendar: (LTM – Learning Team
Meetings, PDD – Professional Development Day). Also note that many of the listed organizations can host your
teacher development days or visit your school during an LTM day.
The organizations that display the School District of Palm Beach
County logo represent approved field trips that have met Districtrequired curriculum to receive free bussing. Funding is limited.
1. Teacher chooses field trip venue.
2. Teacher contacts venue to schedule field trip date.
3. Teacher then goes to the individual at their school who processes field trip funding (usually the school treasurer)
to complete required form, found on the District website (PBSD 1894 Field Trip/Activity Planning Report & Approval
Request). Treasurer will then arrange for transportation.
NOTE: If the treasurer has questions about funding, approvals, coding information, or transportation, he/she should
contact Andrea Jones with the District’s Arts Education Dept. (561.357.7616) as soon as possible.
4. Treasurer should continue checking their TR71 screen for final approval. When approval is received, teacher is
5. Several weeks before field trip, teacher distributes to students the field trip permits found on the District website:
PBSD 0755 (English), PBSD 0755CR (Creole), and/or PB0755SP (Spanish). The teacher also includes in the class lesson
the necessary vocabulary, information, and connections to the benchmarks for the trip to be taken.
6. On the day of the field trip, teacher completes the form PBSD 2149 Field Trip/Activity Roster, and turns that form
and the field trip permits into the school office.
NOTE: One suggestion is to have the school office call Area Transportation the day before the field trip to make
sure the buses are scheduled correctly and on time. On the day of the trip, if buses are running late, a call should
be made to the field trip venue with the projected arrival times.
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Arts and Cultural Organizations
Table of Contents
Alliance Francophone of Palm Beach ...................7
Mandel Public Library of WPB .............................44
Ann Norton Sculpture Garden...............................8
McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc. .....................45
April is for Authors ..................................................9
Miami City Ballet ...................................................46
Armory Art Center.................................................10
Milagro Center .......................................................47
Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches................11
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens........48
Arthur R. Marshall Foundation
Mounts Botanical Garden ....................................49
for the Everglades ............................................ 12
Norton Museum of Art .........................................50
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
Okeeheelee Nature Center ..................................51
National Wildlife Refuge ................................. 13
Palm Beach Atlantic University-Dance................52
Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches ..............14
Palm Beach Dramaworks .....................................53
Arts Garage Conservatory ....................................15
Palm Beach Maritime Museum ...........................54
ArtStart, Inc. ...........................................................16
Palm Beach Opera ................................................55
Ballet Palm Beach .................................................17
Palm Beach Photographic Centre .......................56
Boca Ballet Theatre ...............................................18
Palm Beach Poetry Festival ..................................57
Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum ..........19
Palm Beach Pops ..................................................58
Boca Raton Museum of Art ..................................20
Palm Beach Public Orchestral
Center for Creative Education .............................21
Strings Foundation, Inc. ...................................59
Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach ..............22
Palm Beach Symphony .........................................60
Children’s Science Explorium ..............................23
Palm Beach Zoo ....................................................61
Daggerwing Nature Center ..................................24
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach .......... 62
Delray Beach Playhouse .......................................25
Resource Depot .....................................................63
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center ..........................26
River Center ...........................................................64
Duncan Theatre ....................................................27
Sandoway House Nature Center.........................65
Educational Gallery Group ...................................28
Schoolhouse Children’s Museum ....................... 66
Eissey Campus Theatre PBS ................................29
Society of the Four Arts ........................................67
Flagler Museum .....................................................30
Solid Waste Authority ...........................................68
Florida Atlantic University ....................................31
South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.....69
Florida Intergenerational Orchestra ...................32
Taras Oceanographic Foundation ......................70
Green Cay Nature Center ....................................33
The Director’s Cut .................................................71
Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex ............34
The HARID Conservatory .....................................72
Historical Society of Palm Beach County ...........35
The Harp Lady .......................................................73
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park ..................36
VSA Florida - Palm Beach County ........................74
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum ....................37
Yesteryear Village ..................................................75
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts ................38
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches ...................76
Lake Worth Playhouse ..........................................39
Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County.............77
Lawrence E. Will Museum ....................................40
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum ...........................41
Loggerhead Marinelife Center ............................42
approved field trips for free busing
Maltz Jupiter Theatre ............................................43
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Alliance Francophone of Palm Beach
All Ages
The Alliance Francophone of Palm Beach is a Florida not-for-profit corporation, 501 c 3. Our mission is to promote the language and culture of French
speaking countries by offering French classes and organizing French cultural
activities. We offer events such as film viewings, music listening and discussions, cooking seminars, and other cultural activities from the Francophone
countries, thereby fostering friendly relations between Francophones and
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Michele Vasilescu
[email protected]
(561) 228-1465
3610 S. Ocean Blvd.
Palm Beach, FL
(561) 228-1465
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Language Arts / Social Studies / History
• Regular classes of French at different locations in the county
• Conversational classes posted on the website
• Individual classes in person or by SKYPE on demand
• Immersion classes
Costs and Details
• Price structure: see our website at
Also Available
• Home school programs, French as a second language, French for native
students studying in the U.S, English as a second language
• Film viewing, music listening and discussions, cooking seminars,
celebration of cultural activities from the Francophone countries. All of
our teachers are native speakers
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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Inspired from the success of our award winning Literacy Days and Garden Day,
The Awesome Adventures of Annie V children's book and program were
developed to feature the story of Ann Weaver Norton as a child and illustrate
her commitment at a young age to visual art, writing, reading, the creative
process, and environmental preservation. Illustrated by nationally recognized
and award winning artist Henry Cole, this interactive children's book is a
charming and lively perspective of a young Annie aspiring to be a great artist
and dreaming to make her mark on the world. Visiting school groups will be
given the opportunity to check out an Eco-Backpack containing a copy of The
Awesome Adventures of Annie V children's book, art materials and exploration
tools to be used during their visit. Ideal for groups of any size.
K - 12
Contact Person:
Nancy Jones
[email protected]
(561) 832-5328
2051 South Flagler Dr.
[corner of Barcelona Road]
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-5328
Curriculum Connections
Visual Arts / Language Arts / Environmental Science / Engineering / Math
• Awesome Adventures of Annie V. Experience (K-5)
• Language Arts & Visual Arts Curriculum (K-10)
• Environmental Science Curriculum (K-10)
• General Tours featuring visiting exhibitions (6-12)
• Annual Events:
Festival of Trees Theme: The Joy of Holiday Traditions-Celebrating Family
Heritage December 5-16, 2015
Literacy Days in the Gardens - January 11, 12, 2016 (1-4)
Garden Day - May 16, 2016
Costs and Details
• $5 per student (Minimum payment of $100 for 20 children required)
• Title I funding may be available
Students will:
• Participate in interactive reading, writing, and sketching activities
• Enjoy historical, environmental, and artistic fun facts
• Learn and use new visual art and environmental science vocabulary
• Take part in scientific exploration, field discoveries, and more
Teachers receive:
• One copy of The Awesome Adventures of Annie V to read during your visit
and keep for your classroom/library
• One program map with procedures to guide you on your adventure
• Colored pencils, erasers, sharpeners, magnifying glasses and activity
sheets for the entire class to use during your visit
• One Eco Take-Home Kit for each student to enjoy at school or at home
Also Available
• December 5-16, 2015 - 9th Annual Festival of Trees
• January 11-12, 2016 - Literacy Days in the Gardens (Grades 1-4)
• May 16, 2016 - Garden Days Adventure (Elementary Students)
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April is For Authors
K - 12
Contact Person:
Helen Zientek
[email protected]
(561) 818-9753
Palm Beach Gardens
High School
4245 Holly Dr.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
(561) 818-9753
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April is for Authors is an authors’ festival featuring authors who write for
children and young adults. On Saturday April 16, 2016, April is for Authors
provides a county-wide literary experience bringing together authors, teachers,
students and families to share their love of books. The event at Palm Beach
Gardens High School includes a keynote speaker, panel discussions, individual
author presentations, book sales, book signings, and the Reading Council of
Palm Beach County’s poetry contest. In its sixth year, April is for Authors was
created by a group of dedicated Palm Beach County educators as a way for
students to interact with their favorite authors. Before the Saturday event,
authors are available for school bookings. Thousands of school age children
see authors in their schools each year!
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts / Literacy
• The program for the event is available on the website in PDF format two
weeks prior to the event
• Poetry Contest winners are announced at the event
Costs and Details
• Free
Also Available
• Free Writer's Workshop, Sunday, April 17, 2015, 1 - 4 p.m., Mandel Public
Library, West Palm Beach
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Armory Art Center
K - 12
The Armory Art Center is a not-for-profit, community-based, visual arts
education and exhibition center. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to
educate, enrich, and inspire a diverse population through the creation and
experience of art by participating in studio art classes, exhibitions, lectures,
and other educational programs.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Jeanne Martin
[email protected]
(561) 832-1776
1700 Parker Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-1776
Visual Arts / Art History and Appreciation
• Art classes for children, teens, and adults in ceramics, drawing, fused
glass, jewelry, fiber art, painting, photography and digital art, printmaking,
and sculpture
• Summer art camps in addition to spring break and holiday break
• Prep courses for middle school and high school of the arts and college
• Art classes for homeschoolers
• Need-based scholarships are available
• Gallery tours combined with hands-on art project
Costs and Details
• The Armory provides a 20% discount on classes to Palm Beach County
teachers, high school, and college students in adult classes with ID
Also Available
• Preschool Readiness Through Art: a program for children from 4.5 years
old and their parents
• Visiting Master Artist Workshops
• Gallery exhibitions, lectures, and community presentations
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Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches
K - 12
The Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches is a non-profit organization dedicated
to the education, preservation and awareness of Art Deco and Twentieth
Century art, architecture and design found in the Palm Beaches. The ADSPB
specializes in not-for-profit educational collaborations along with multicultural
& multigenerational community outreach programs.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Sharon Koskoff
[email protected]
(561) 276-9925
325 SW 29 Ave
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 276-9925
Visual Arts / Mathematics / Social Studies / Language Arts / Science
Multiple Intelligence / Bloom Indicators
25 years Palm Beach County School District experience
Over 350 Murals / Art Installations in Palm Beach County Schools
• Recycling and Go Green murals, sculptures and garden installations
• Walking tours of art & architecture in Delray Beach, Lake Worth and
West Palm Beach
• Theme designed hands-on-art workshops
• Programs are custom based site-specific
• Lecture / Power Point presentations
Costs and Details
• Call or email for free custom quotes for curriculum based art workshops
and tours
Also Available
• Book available; Art Deco of the Palm Beaches, hand-signed by author
Sharon Koskoff, President ADSPB / Arcadia Publications $25
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Pre-K - 12
Arthur R. Marshall Foundation
for the Everglades
A trained educator/naturalist guides students through the representative
Everglades wetlands locations in and around Palm Beach County FL. This
hands-on trip through the Everglades and related wetlands allows the students
to see and feel the cypress swamp, observe wading birds in the open marsh,
examine wetland plant adaptations, and learn the importance of our water
sources. After such an experience, students grow to love this endangered
place, which makes them more inclined to help protect, preserve and restore
our natural resource.
Contact Person:
Program Department
[email protected]
(561) 233-9004
Each grade's trip is different and is designed to meet the national and state
science standards for that grade. Field trips are only available on Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday.
Curriculum Connections
Each field trip is tailored to fit the science standards of that grade level
using the Everglades as the classroom and example
2101 Vista Pkwy.
Suite 115
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 233-9004
• Lessons include wetlands, watershed concepts, adaptations of Everglades
plants and animals, human changes to water flow and the history of
the Everglades. The topics are designed to address the State Science
Standards at each grade level and build upon one another from grade to
• Trips can be taken to a variety of locations that have representative
wetland areas and may be most convenient and cost effective for the
• Some of our programs can help your school qualify for Green School
Costs and Details
• Free / Donations welcome / Transportation is the responsibility of the
Also Available
• Visit for more information
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Pre-K - 12
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee
National Wildlife Refuge
The Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge is a 143,954
acre refuge protecting the last remaining portion of the unique northern
Everglades. The refuge is comprised of five different habitat types: tree islands,
wet prairies, sloughs, sawgrass communities, and the largest remnant of a
cypress swamp in Palm Beach County. The refuge offers opportunities for
fishing, boating, bird watching, and environmental education.
Curriculum Connections
Science / Math / Language Arts / Social Studies (contact Serena for specific
Contact Person:
Serena J. Rinker
[email protected]
(561) 735-6029
10216 Lee Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL
(561) 732-3684
• K-12 guided visits through our Cypress Swamp Boardwalk and Marsh
Trail areas
• Plant and animal species found in several different Everglades habitats
• State of the art exhibits on the Everglades located in our fully accessible
visitor center
• Wet, Wild, and Dirty Teacher Workshop offered each June; other teacher
or scout leader training available on request
• Teacher resource library, lending trunks, and outdoor classroom facilities
• Pathways Student Employment Program and Greening Youth Foundation
Program for university students
• Youth Conservation Corps summer programs for high school students
Costs and Details
• Education programs are offered free of charge. An educational entrance
fee waiver to the Refuge is available to all groups that show curricula in
environmental education
• At least three (3) weeks advanced reservations required
• Group size limited to sixty (60) students. Please ensure 1 adult for every
10 students. Closed toe shoes are required by all attending.
• All field experiences are held rain or shine
• The Refuge is open every day from 5 AM to 10 PM. Please check entrance
sign for current closing time
• Visitor Center is open daily from 9 AM to 4 PM. Closed Thanksgiving and
Also Available
• Recreational opportunities for families and individuals
• Volunteer opportunities for individuals and service learning for students
and scouts
• Gift Shop
• Butterfly Garden
• Canoe Rentals available through Loxahatchee Canoeing, Inc. at
(561) 733-0192
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Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches
Artists Showcase of the Palm Beaches strives to meet the needs of underserved
youth by introducing them to arts and culture. In educating and inspiring
youth on the richness of human excellence and creative expression through
the arts, we empower them with crucial life skills that not only enhance their
personal lives but also build a stronger community.
Children ages 5-15 acquire a sense of self-worth, accomplishment, social
skills, and positive attitudes. Our programs foster dormant interests and
encourage the development of productive lives.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Josephine Mulcahy
[email protected]
(561) 306-5838
815 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-1323
Social Studies / History / Language Arts
• The Two Centuries of Multicultural Art Programs: meets 2-3 times a
week after school for 2 hours over six-eight weeks. The program teaches
a historical perspective of African American's and multicultural artists'
creativity and contributions to the fine arts; from slavery to the early
Twenty First Century. We exemplify knowledge, insight, motivations,
creativity, and a rich and diverse blend of aesthetic traditions from Africa,
the Caribbean and the United States through art classes, lectures, art
and culture quizzes, and hands-on creative works. We offer field trips to
museums and art centers and an exhibition and awards ceremony for
students, parents and art teachers all located in a safe environment
• 2016 Summer Camp: Session 1: June 9 - July 11th; Session 2: July 14 - August
8, Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (classes in dance, art, photography,
crafts/jewelry making, etiquette, and self-esteem)
Costs and Details
• Please contact Josephine Mulcahy, Director of Development at [email protected] or 561-306-5838 for more information
Also Available
• Artists Showcase provides art classes to add to any after school or youth
programs already in place
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Arts Garage Conservatory
K - 12
Contact Person:
John Lariviere
[email protected]
(561) 716-1311
180 NE 1 St.
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 450-6357
The Conservatory at Arts Garage is proud to present our diverse new palette
of educational offerings at our newly remodeled 5,500 square ft. facility! By
popular request we are bringing back favorite classes such as Making The
Band, Musical Theater Triple Threat, and Monologues with Michael Leeds.
As always we will continue offering private lessons in voice, piano, guitar
and percussion. So what's new? For the young student we will be offering
classes in TheatrePlay audition preparation workshops for Dreyfoos and BAK,
and our Dream Role Cabaret class. For the visual artists we have classes in
Photography, Paper & Wire Sculpture and Glass Art. If you're a lover of the
classics we will be offering a Shakespeare for Dummies class. And for the
comedian in everyone there will be classes in Acting Improv. Whether you are
young or old relaxation can be yours as a member of our music therapy class
in sound healing. Come to the Arts Garage to experience art and education
in action!
Curriculum Connections
Theatre / Music / Art / Dance / Writing
• Musical Theatre, Dream Role Cabaret, and Musical Theatre Triple Threat
(Ages 8-11& 12-18)
• BAK and Dreyfoos Audition Prep for Theatre and Communication
• Monologue w/Michael Leeds , Shakespeare for Dummies w/Alison Simon,
Acting Improv w/Anthony Cutaia
• Photography, Film Making, Painting, Paper & Wire Sculpture and Glass Art
• Making the Band (Rock Band) and the Bridge Project Youth Jazz Band
• Kids & Teen Shorts Play Writing Program
• Music Therapy Sound Healing
Costs and Details
• Please contact the Director of Education, John Lariviere, at 561-450-6357
for pricing
• Scholarships available through the Arts Garage Guild
Also Available
• Private lessons in voice, acting, piano, guitar and percussion for students
of all ages
• Winter & Spring Break Camps
• Three, 3-Week Sessions of Summer Camp 2016
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ArtStart, Inc.
K - 12
ArtStart provides educational opportunities in visual arts, creative writing
and digital media. Our goal is to cultivate the resources, leadership and
partnerships that nurture and support arts and cultural programs, thereby
enriching the quality of life for all.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Jeannette Parssi
[email protected]
(561) 635-2037
750 Cedar Cove Rd.
Wellington, FL
(561) 635-2037
Language Arts / Communications / History / Social Studies
• BAK and Dreyfoos Audition Prep Classes in visual arts, communications
and digital media. Visual arts classes are designed to help students who
have applied for acceptance into BAK Middle School of the Arts practice
and understand audition requirements. Dreyfoos classes are designed
to prep auditions. Communications classes provide a framework for
creating the materials needed to satisfy BAK and Dreyfoos audition
requirements. Curriculum is updated each year to conform to current
audition requirements
• Art and Creative Writing Classes; Small group, semi-private and private
classes provided in the studio; After school, weekends, home school,
summer scheduling. Call (561) 635-2037 or visit for details
• Youth Art Scholarship for Portfolio Development helps students prepare
for their interview with BAK Middle School of the Arts in Palm Beach
County. Art supplies for use at home. Deadline to apply is October 15,
• My Story: Young Writer's Workshop; An interactive creative writing/
storytelling workshop for students in grades 2-5; ideal for classroom,
after school and home school programs
• MasterWorks Series; Traveling to area schools and aftercare facilities,
Art-Start personnel will introduce students to a series of artists and their
work, while offering some background on each artist's style
Costs and Details
• Please see website for classes and programming: or call
(561) 635-2037
Also Available
• Art scholarships
• Artist-in-residence programs
• Internship opportunities
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Ballet Palm Beach
K - 12
Ballet Palm Beach (BPB) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
preserving the art of ballet; impacting young lives through the discipline of
dance, and enriching the community through the beauty of ballet. Founded
by Artistic Director Colleen Smith in 2001 to give local dance artists and
students the opportunity to perform in full-length ballet productions, BPB
has since experienced tremendous growth bringing Palm Beach County its
own professional ballet company. Main stage performances are at the Eissey
Campus Theatre at Palm Beach State College in Palm Beach Gardens.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Colleen Smith
[email protected]
(561) 630-8235
10357 Ironwood Rd.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
(561) 630-8235
Dance / Music / Literature / Theatre
• Swan Lake Act II & Other Works; Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 4:00 p.m.
• The Nutcracker; Friday, November 27, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November
29, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
• Gatsby; Saturday, March 19, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 20, 2016 4:00 p.m.
• Cinderella; Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 8, 2016 4:00 p.m.
• Ballet Palm Beach is committed to community outreach and education.
"Ballet by the Book" interprets children's literature through dance for the
Palm Beach County Library System. This year BPB will collaborate with
the Palm Beach Symphony and will dance the story of Peter and the Wolf.
Ballet Palm Beach has participated in the Kravis Center's S*T*A*R* Series
on numerous occasions and the Eissey Campus Theatre's Arts in The
Gardens For Young People. The company also brings their art form to the
people of our community with "Flash Ballet,"; dancing flash mob style in
public locations throughout Palm Beach County. "Ballet in the Balcony"
invites local non-profit groups to experience ballet by donating tickets
for its main stage performances. For more information about Ballet Palm
Beach, visit
Costs and Details
• Student rates: $5 per student. Limited number of free tickets available for
qualifying schools
Also Available
• The Esther Center is the dance school of Ballet Palm Beach. Ballet, tap,
modern, Jazz, mime, pre-pointe and pointe classes for students from
three years of age through college
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Boca Ballet Theatre
All Ages
Our mission is to enrich the cultural landscape of our community and to
educate our youth in classical ballet and concert dance through focused
training, interaction with professional dancers, and participation in full-length
ballets and contemporary choreography.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Cindy Surman/Boca Ballet
[email protected]
(561) 995-0709
7630 NW 6 Ave.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 995-0709
Dance / Language Arts
• Curriculum-based concert dance training & open classes in Ballet, Jazz
and Modern
• August 2015 - June 2016, Mondays - Saturdays from 3:15 - 9 p.m.
• Three performances each year: The Nutcracker (November 2015) / Mixed
Repertory Concert (Spring 2016) / Giselle (August 2016)
• * Field Trip Experience - Performance of The Nutcracker, Monday,
November 30, 2015, Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater (No cost to
Boca Raton & Delray Beach 2nd Grades ONLY)
Costs and Details
• Performance of The Nutcracker, Monday, November 30, 2015, Olympic
Heights Performing Arts Theater
• No cost to Boca Raton & Delray Beach (2nd Grades ONLY)
• Performance of Peter and the Wolf at your venue
• Fees vary venue to venue due to available flooring, lighting and sound
• Classes - We offer a curriculum-based division and an open division
• Costs vary on frequency and level
Also Available
• Boca Ballet Theatre offers classes to adults in the mornings and evenings,
serving over 125 adults
• Boca Ballet Theatre offers dance classes to people living with Parkinson's
Disease, BBT4PD, twice weekly September 2015 - May 2016
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Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum
The Boca Raton Historical Society (BRHS) is a private non-profit organization
that provides first-rate school programs using its own unique artifacts and its
own historic structures, which are listed on the National Register of Historic
Places. Each school program is designed to integrate students' local culture
and history with current classroom curriculum, Next Generation Sunshine State
Standards, and Common Core Learning Standards with hands-on interactive
field experiences. The BRHS is committed to educating our youth with the
belief: share the history, build the community. The BRHS school programs
have been approved by the School District of Palm Beach County.
Curriculum Connections
Ticket To Ride: Social Studies / Language Arts / Math / Health / Theatre
Contact Person:
History on the Move: Social Studies
Laurie-Lynn Jones
[email protected]
(561) 395-6766 ext. 307
Pioneer Kids & Me: Social Studies / Language Arts / Math
71 N. Federal Hwy.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 395-6766
• Ticket To Ride at the Boca Express Train Museum / 2 hours / grades 3 - 5
• History on the Move via Trolley / 2 hours / grades 4 - 8
• Pioneer Kids & Me in Your Classroom (In-House Field Experience) / 30 - 50
minutes / grades K
Costs and Details
• All school programs are complimentary and led by a FL certified educator
History on the Move may require a charter fee for the trolley
Also Available
• Online lesson plans available:
• Additional online access to BRHS Research Library, Exhibits, and Archival
• Custom education programs possible through request
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Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
Boca Raton Museum of Art
K - 12
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is one of the leading visual arts cultural
institutions in South Florida. The Museum enriches the vital classroom learning
experience by providing docent-led tours of our permanent collection and
temporary exhibitions. The Museum’s Art School conducts after-school and
Saturday studio art classes for children and teens including drawing, jewelry,
painting, pottery, photography, and video classes.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Maria Brueggeman
[email protected]
(561) 392-2500 x106
501 Plaza Real
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 392-2500
Visual Arts / Language Arts / Social Studies / Math / Science
FLORIDA STATE STANDARDS are provided online
• Permanent Collection Tour: Year Round, Grades K - 12
• Abstract Tour / African Tour / Portrait Tour / Landscape Tour / Latin
American Tour / Narrative Tour / Still-Life Tour
• Emotions Tour: Year Round, Grades K - 1
• Education Mornings: September 9, 2015 - May 9, 2016, Grades K - 12
• Temporary Exhibitions Tours: History Becomes Memory: September 10,
2015 - January 10, 2016, Grades 5-12 / Arnold Newman: January 25-April
10, 2016, Grades 5-12 / Andy Warhol: January 25-April 30, 2016, Grades
5-12 / Drawing to Sculpture: 45 Years Retrospective of John Raimondi:
February 15-April, 10 , 2016 Grades K-12
Costs and Details
• FREE admission and docent-guided tour based on core curricula
• Teachers receive complimentary preview with walk-through by staff (by
• Students receive a complimentary pass for a return visit with their families
• Reservations are required; contact the Museum four weeks in advance
• Classes are divided into groups of ten; one chaperone per every ten
students required
• Visit the website for a full listing of programs:
Also Available
• Field Trip Grant applications on line:
• Lesson plans and suggested pre and post visit activities on line:
• SDPBC Approved Field Trip Provider
• Professional Development Workshops
• Boca Raton Museum Art School offers afterschool and Saturday classes
for children and teens, with specialized classes for students identified to
be on the autism spectrum:
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Center for Creative Education
Pre-K - 8
The Center for Creative Education's mission is to empower our students to
grow academically, creatively and socially through arts-based education.
CCE is an educational nonprofit that engages children though the arts to
learn in a way that unlocks their potential. We improve children's academic
abilities, creative-thinking and life skills, using the arts as the foundation to
explain traditional subjects in inspirational ways. Our Teaching Artists create
a dynamic environment in the classroom by introducing singing, dancing or
painting into the study of science, math, literacy and more. The projects are
fun, factual & memorable. The results are amazing!
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Arts / Music / Dance / Drama / Media Arts with Science / Language
Contact Person:
Jerry Crank
[email protected]
(561) 805-9927
425 24 St.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 805-9927
Arts / Math / History and more
• Project LEAP (Learning Enriched through Arts Partnerships) blends
the talents of professional artists and classroom teachers in 10 onehour sessions to develop and implement in-school curriculum to teach
traditional academic subjects in addition to the arts
• CADRE (Creative Arts Designed to Reinforce Education) provides youth
with creative alternatives during the critical out-of-school hours to
develop an appreciation for art and culture, as well as their own artistic
and creative talents
• A catalog of programs can be found under "CADRE CATALOG" at
• Discover Series allows 3rd and 4th grade students to take an exciting
journey through the arts. Discover introduces students to music, dance,
theater, visual arts and media arts
• LOT23 Artists in residence teach FREE classes at the Center ranging
from Break Dancing to Painting and Drawing, through a community
development program sponsored by the Northwood CRA
Costs and Details
• CADRE programming (out of school) can be obtained by Title I schools
at no charge due to a grant from Prime Time, which receives significant
funding from the Children Services Council. Classes available at sites
throughout Palm Beach County
• LEAP programming (in-school) - a limited number of projects available to
Title I schools at no charge. We ask schools to match these funds, which
allow us to double the impact within the community. Non-Title I public
schools and private schools can obtain LEAP programming on a fee basis
• Discover Series (after school) - Tuition based program $900 for a ten
month program. Generous scholarships are available on a sliding scale
for students demonstrating financial need. Classes 5:30-7:00 at the Center
for Creative Education.
• LOT23 Classes at the Center- no charge
Also Available
• Art Exhibitions - in the Gallery at CCE, exhibits of student, local talent and
professional works are open to the public during the week, M-F
• Volunteers are Welcome! We are always happy to have volunteers,
college-age or older, to help with events, classes and office duties
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Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach
All Ages
Contact Person:
Michael Finn
[email protected]
(561) 379-6773
190 Valencia Rd.
WestPalm Beach, FL
(561) 379-6773
The Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach presents the finest musicians
performing everywhere in the world today. Our visiting artists participate in
our very robust outreach program. To date we have sent world-class artists to:
Bak Middle School for the Arts, Dreyfoos School for the Arts, Lynn University,
New World Symphony, Palm Beach Children's Hospital/Quantum House, Palm
Beach Day Academy, Palm Beach Elementary School, Palm Beach Habilitation
Center, Palm Beach Opera, Palm Beach Round Table, Palm Beach State College,
Rosarian Academy, Suzuki School of Palm Beach.
We partner with New York-based Young Concert Artists, The Perlman Music
Program, The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and present artists from The
Cleveland Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera and The New York Philharmonic,
as well as faculty members from The Juilliard School.
Curriculum Connections
• We are able to tailor programs and curriculum connections for Pre-K
through intensive master classes for post graduate college study
• For a more complete overview of our programs please visit our website or call us at 561-379-6773
Costs and Details
• Visit our website or call us at 561-379-6773
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Children's Science Explorium
Sugar Sand Park Community Center provides the residents of the City of Boca
Raton and the Greater Boca Raton Beach & Park District with quality cultural
arts and science programs. The Children's Science Explorium (CSE), located
inside the Center, provides hands-on, inquiry-based exploration of science that
is guaranteed to impact visitors' natural curiosity and appreciation towards
Curriculum Connections
Earth and Space / Physics / Chemistry / Biology /Earth Science / General
Science Skills
Contact Person:
Cindy Clairy (Science Educator)
[email protected]
(561) 347-3905
300 S. Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 347-3912
• Earth and Space: STARLAB: From Night to Day (K-2); STARLAB: Moon &
Stars (3-4); STARLAB: Exploring Our Galaxy (5); Reasons for Seasons (1-2);
Rock and Erode (3-5); Mineral Mystery (3-4)
• Physics: Magnet Investigations (K-2); Good Vibrations (1-2); Electrical
Encounters (3-5); 3,2,1 Blast Off: Forces & Motion (3-5)
• Chemistry: Icky Squishy Matter (K-2); Radical Reactions (3-5)
• Biology: Body Science: Healthy Habits (K-2); Body Science: Cell Theory (3-5)
• General Science Skills: Know Your Rock (1-2); Clues of the Past (3-5); Build
It: Engineering (3-5)
Costs and Details
No charge - Advanced registrations required; reservations are limited to
schools located within the City of Boca Raton and the Greater Boca Raton
Beach & Park District
Any bus or van entering Sugar Sand Park must have a Park-issued permit
The outdoor Science Playground is closed for renovations until April 2016
Visit for updates on the NEW FULLY
ACCESSIBLE, all abilities playground coming in April 2016.
Also Available
• The CSE offers public programs for K-5 (ages 5-12 years) and their families.
• Offerings include programs for Scout Groups, Birthday Parties, After
School Science, Early Afternoon Explorers, Friday Night At the Museum,
Winter, Spring and Summer Camps, Special Events, Eyes to the Skies,
Science Stories and Science Demonstrations
• For more information about these offerings please visit our website at or call (561) 347-3912
• The CSE also provides volunteer opportunities for high school students,
college students and adults. For more information contact Cory Mills,
Science Educator, at (561) 347-3912 or [email protected]
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Daggerwing Nature Center
Contact Person:
Bobby Seals
[email protected]
(561) 629-8760
11435 Park Access Rd.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 629-8760
Daggerwing Nature Center is set within the beautiful confines of Burt Aaronson
South County Regional Park in western Boca Raton. Features include a 3,000
sq. ft. exhibit hall with live animals and interactive state-of-the-art exhibits,
classroom facilities, laboratory, lobby, reading area, and an elevated boardwalk
which takes you on a relaxing journey through a swamp. The boardwalk has
two trails, bench-style seating, as well as an observation tower. Daggerwing
Nature Center offers educational programs for formal school groups and others
including camps and scout troops. Field trips to Daggerwing include a lesson
on the topic of your choice, a boardwalk tour, and time to explore the exhibit
hall. Programs are tailored to the age/grade level of the students, and custom
programs may be available upon request.
Curriculum Connections
Science / Language Arts
• Florida Animal Experience (K - 6)
• The World of Butterflies & Insects (K - 6)
• Life Cycles: Amphibians (K - 6)
• Poetry in Nature (3 - 6)
• Animal Adaptations (3 - 6)
• Wetland Habitats: Piece by Piece (3 - 6)
Costs and Details
• School Field Trips - $1/child, no charge for teachers/chaperones
(minimum $30 program fee)
• Specialty Groups (Scout Troops/Camps/Social Clubs) - $3/participant
(one free chaperone per ten children)
* Maximum 60 participants per program day
Also Available
• Art Gallery - Available to display nature-related student artwork
• Meeting Room - Available for teacher/school meetings, workshops, and
retreats (Free of charge to PBC schools)
• Specialty Group Programs (Camp Groups/Scout Troops/Social Clubs, etc.)
• Volunteer Opportunities (15 years & up) / Teacher-chaperoned group
service projects (i.e. clean-up)
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Delray Beach Playhouse
Pre-K - 12
Locomotion Theatre Lunchbox Field Trips at the Delray Beach Playhouse have
been keeping kids laughing and learning for over ten years. These great shows
are filled with lots of audience participation and are equal parts education
and entertainment! We also can bring our shows, anti-bullying workshops,
staff training & parenting workshops to your school, after-school, camp,
community location, or special event. Lesson plans available for all shows.
Curriculum Connections
• Character Education / Language Arts / Theater / Health / Social Studies /
Holocaust Studies
Contact Person:
Andrea Ellison
[email protected]
(561) 361-8318
Lunchbox Field Trip
Reservations and
At Your Location Shows:
(561) 361-8318
950 NW 9 St.
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 272-1281
• Lunchbox Field Trips at the Delray Beach Playhouse:
ºº The Pretend Along Series for Grades Pre-K & K
•• Stargazia Blue: March 29; May 24-26, 2016
ºº The Character Education Comedy Series for Grades K-5:
•• Anger Goes to Hollywood: October 13-16 & 23, 2015;
February 12; April 1 & 8, 2016
•• The Character Construction Company: December 1-4 & 11, 2015;
February 2-5, 2016
•• Mentor the Inventor: March 30-31; May 27, 2016
ºº Teen Studio Theatre for Grades 6-12
•• Show dates scheduled on request
• Locomotion Theatre Shows also available at your school, after-school, or
community location
Visit for show descriptions, schedule and details.
Costs and Details
• Pre-K - 5th Grade Lunchbox Field Trips: $6 per child; 2 free teachers or
chaperons per class of up to 30 students
• Teen Studio Theatre Lunchbox Field Trips: call for current pricing
• All Lunchbox Field Trips start at 10:30 a.m. and run 1 hour with no
• You may bring box lunches for your students and enjoy the on-site park
after the show. Picnic tables, one covered pavilion
• Locomotion Theatre Shows & Workshops at Your Location: (561) 3618318 or [email protected] for current pricing
Also Available
• Staff Training Workshops for teachers, VPK, camp & after-school
counselors, Parenting Workshops available at your location
• Delray Beach Playhouse Young Actors Workshop
ºº Fall & Winter Sessions: All on Saturdays
ºº Theatre Experience A: Grades 3 and 4
ºº Theatre Experience B: Grades 5 and 6
ºº The Art of Acting (Teen Program): Grades 7-12
ºº The Art of Acting + Musical Theatre (Teen Program): Grades 7-12
ºº (561) 272-1281 x 4 or visit
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Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
Pre-K - 8
Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center
Palm Beach State College
The Dolly Hand Cultural Arts Center is an approved Palm Beach County School
District Field Experience Provider which offers programming for students
in grades Pre-K - 8 through the Center's Cultural Arts For Education Series
(CAFE). Study guides are available on our website.
Curriculum Connections
Dance / Language Arts / Music / Science / Social Studies / Theater /
Visual Arts
Contact Person:
Debbie Bowles
[email protected]
(561) 993-1160
1977 SW College Dr.
Belle Glade, FL
(561) 993-1160
Fall 2015:
• October 14 Dog Loves Books (K-3)
• October 19 Spot Goes to the Farm (Pre-K - 2)
• October 22 Skippyjon Jones, Snow What (Pre-K - 3)
• October 27 The Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler (2-6)
• October 29 Hiawatha (K-5)
• November 3 The Science of Magic (4-8)
• November 13 Super Scientific Circus (2-6)
• December 9 A Perfect Balance (K-6)
• December 11 Fancy Nancy: A Splendiferous Christmas (Pre-K - 3)
• December 14 Stories Told Through Singing (K-12)
Spring 2016:
• January 14 Princess Thimbelina (Pre-K - 4)
• January 21 Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey (K-5)
• January 26 Songs From the Soul (3-12)
• February 10 Three Little Birds (K-3)
• April 25 The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley (K-4)
• April 27 Henry & Mudge (Pre-K - 2)
• May 13 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Costs and Details
• All Seats: $2
Also Available
• Professional Guest Artist Series and a Family Series
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Pre-K - 6
Contact Person:
Jamie Ziegele
[email protected]
(561) 868-3315
4200 Congress Ave.
Lake Worth, FL
(561) 868-3315
Duncan Theatre
Palm Beach State College
The School Time at The Duncan Series offers teachers and students new
and vibrant opportunities to learn outside the confines of the classroom.
These performances, representing the finest in music and theatre for young
audiences, are designed to be educational and entertaining. Curriculum
connections are outlined in study guides available for every performance.
Attending a School Time at the Duncan performance can open a magical and
engaging window for learning.
Curriculum Connections
• Language Arts / Social Studies / Theater / Music / Dance
• LA.; LA.; SS.K.A.12.4; SS.K.A.2.2; SS.6.W.1.6; SC.K.L.14.2;
SC2.L.17.1; SC.4.L.17.2; SC.; TH.K.S.1.1; TH.R.S.1.1; TH.1.F.1.1;
TH.2.H.1.1; TH.1.S.1.1; TH.2.S.1.1; TH.3.S.1.1; TH.8.S.1.4; TH.4.S.1.1;
TH.;; MU.K8.H.1.1; MU.K8.F.1.1; LAFS.K12.R.3.7; LAFS.1.R.1.3;
DA.K8.C.1.1; DA.3.H.2.1; DA.4.H.1.2; DA.68.H.1
• Skippyjon Jones/Snow What - Pk-3 - All Seats $5, Wednesday, October 21,
2015 @ 10:15am & 12pm
• Katie Adams/Save the Rainforest - Pk-3 - All Seats $5, Wednesday,
November 18, 2015 @ 10:15am & 11:45am and Thursday, November 19,
2015 @ 10:15am & 11:45am
• The Lightning Thief - 2-6 - All Seats $5, Friday, November 20, 2015 @
10:15am & 12pm
• Junie B's Essential Survival Guide to School - K-5 - All Seats $5, Friday, April
29, 2016 @ 10:15am & 12pm
Costs and Details
• All seats: $5. Everyone entering the theatre must have a paid admission
• School Time performances are NOT open to the general public
• No tickets available day of show; advance reservations for all required
through school group leader
Also Available
• Year-round programs for residents of all ages featuring internationally
acclaimed modern dance companies, classical musicians, popular
concerts and productions for family audiences
• Weekend Family Fun
• Friday & Saturday Night Modern Dance Series
• Classical Music Series
• Juke Box Series
• Mix Tape Series
• Special Events
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Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
Educational Gallery Group
K - 12
The Educational Gallery Group: A Community of Young Artists (Eg²) has been
created as a space to showcase the visual and performing art talents of all
students in Palm Beach County.
Eg2 is a non-profit organization that creates and supports young artists.
Eg2 educates, develops, fosters, and showcases creativity for students and
teachers, in order to build confidence and leverage creativity, enabling
more productive, better-educated kids, while raising the quality of life in our
community. Eg2 provides creative development, art community connections,
public awareness, links to experienced artists and educators as well as highly
innovative events, classes and activities.
Contact Person:
Lindsey Friedel
[email protected]
(561) 313-0965
4912 South Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 313-0965
Curriculum Connections
• Language Arts / Social Studies / Math / History
• Summer; Academy Specialized Workshops
• School year; Visual Art Skill building / Prep Classes / Specialized Visual
Art Classes and Workshops / Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for Palm
Beach and Martin County / Art Classes for Homeschooled students /
Gallery featuring students and artists in Palm Beach County / Workshops
for teachers
•• Costs and Details
• Visit our website for various rates on different classes and workshops
Also Available
• CATWALK- Student Fashion Show
• Featured student competition for Macy's display in City Place
• The Steam Roller Event
• Scholarship Opportunities-Internships
• Volunteer Opportunities
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Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
Pre-K - 12
Eissey Campus Theatre
Palm Beach State College
The Paul and Sandra Goldner "Arts in the Gardens for Young People" is a
free school series that provides performances exclusively for school groups
in Palm Beach County and is designed to expose young people to the arts
in a live theatre setting with an opportunity to interact with the artists. In
its fifth season, the series offers programs in music, dance and theatre with
themes that link to Florida Standards. Study guides, available on our website
and provided for participating educators, are filled with activity suggestions,
interactive links and performance information that will expand upon classroom
Contact Person:
Shoshana Davidowitz
[email protected]
(561) 207-5910
11051 Campus Dr.
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
(561) 207-5900
Curriculum Connections
Character Education / Language Arts / Theater / Music / Dance /
Social Studies / Math
• Acting Shakespeare - Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Presented by the Palm Beach Shakespeare Festival (Grades 5 - 12)
• Peter and the Wolf - Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Presented by Palm Beach Symphony (Grades K - 5)
• Miss Nelson is Missing - Monday, November 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Presented by Theatreworks USA (Grades K - 5)
• Nutcracker Suite - Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Presented by Ballet Palm Beach (Grades 3 - 12)
• Opera Discovery: Concert for Kids! - Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at
10:30 a.m.
Presented by Palm Beach Opera (Grades 5 - 12)
• Seussical - Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Presented by Theatreworks USA (Grades K - 5)
• Animals and Music - Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM
Presented by the Atlantic Classical Orchestra (Grades 3 - 12)
• Mr. Al in Concert (Grades Pre-K - 2) - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at
10:00 AM & 11:45 AM
Costs and Details
• This series is free of charge. Reservations will be accepted starting
September 1 via e-mail only at [email protected]
Also Available
• The Eissey Campus Theatre provides the community with a full season
of entertainment, including orchestra concerts, dance productions, vocal
ensembles and live theatre
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Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
Flagler Museum
4 - 12
The mission of the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum is to restore and preserve
Whitehall and its collections, and to research and interpret materials related
to the life of Henry Flagler as important and unique elements of Florida's
history and America's Gilded Age (1865 - 1929). Whitehall was the winter
home of Henry Flagler, one of the most influential figures of the Gilded Age.
Curriculum Connections
• School Tour Program: Social Studies / Visual Arts
• IMPACT (Select Classrooms): Social Studies / Language Arts / Visual Arts
• Flagler's Florida and Flagler's Legacy Newspapers In Education (NIE) Tab:
Social Studies / Language Arts / Visual Arts
Contact Person:
Group Tour Coordinator
[email protected]
(561) 655-2833
One Whitehall Way
Palm Beach, FL
(561) 655-2833
• School Tour: November - May, T-F, 10:30 a.m. School Tour lasts 1 hour
and 30 minutes, 4th & 5th Grades
* Available to all public, private, & home school groups
• IMPACT: October & May (5-week program meets once per week)
Select classrooms, 4th & 5th Grades
• Classroom Outreach- Programs vary, 1st - 12th Grades
Costs and Details
• School Tour: Free admission for up to 60 students and for teachers/
chaperones within ratio (10 students:1 chaperone)
• Teachers/Chaperones exceeding 1 per 10 students must pay regular cost
of adult admission ($18)
• School Tours include the 1st Floor of Whitehall, the Flagler Kenan Pavilion,
and Railcar No. 91
• IMPACT and Classroom Outreach: Inquire for cost and details
Also Available
• Audio, Docent-led, or Self-guided Tours (School Tours are Docent-led only)
• Whitehall Lecture Series (Feb. & March)
• Grandparents Day Activity (Sept.)
• Flagler Museum Music Series (Jan. - March)
• Teacher Resources (Available online)
• Classroom Outreach- Programs vary (Nov. - May)
• Palm Beach County History Institute (June)
• Gilded Age Tea (Thanksgiving - Easter)
• Boys and Girls Scouts Badge Programs
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Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
K - 12
Contact Person:
Jill Lavetsky
[email protected]
(561) 297-2661
777 Glades Rd.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 297-2661
Florida Atlantic University:
University Galleries
The University Galleries (Schmidt Center Gallery and Ritter Art Gallery) at FAU
serve the community of students, faculty and staff at FAU, as well as public
audiences and communities. The Museum Education Program produces
Field Experience Guides to assist teachers in planning field trips and provides
interdisciplinary interactive tours and outreach programs to elementary, middle,
and high school students. Tours and outreach programs are team-presented
by FAU students who have participated in a rigorous training program unique
for each exhibition. AMP (Artist Mentorship Program) is an arts integration
collaboration between the University Galleries and the Boys and Girls Club of
Palm Beach County. FAU art students and alumni serve as mentors to youth,
promoting creativity, skill-building and cultural enrichment.
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Arts / Language Arts / Social Studies / History
• New Art: 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Visual and Media Artists
Fellowship Exhibition:
Each year a consortium of South Florida's five county cultural councils
awards 10 to 12 grants to visual and media artists residing in the five
counties. The exhibition presents recent works by these artists and also
allows some of them to make new works on-site often with the assistance
of FAU students
Ritter Art Gallery: September 11 - November 7, 2015
Schmidt Center Gallery: September 18 - October 31, 2015
2015 Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition:
Presented every other fall semester and features visual and media artists
as well as designers teaching in various Colleges and Schools at FAU
Schmidt Center Gallery: November 13, 2015 - January 23, 2016
DIRT: Yuta Suelo Udongo Tè:
DIRT is a group exhibition selected by guest-curator Onajide Shabaka
that presents a variety of takes - material, spiritual, metaphoric - on this
fundamental substance. The artists in this exhibition reside in, or are
connected to, South Florida
Ritter Art Gallery: January 22- March 5, 2016
Jay Critchley, Incorporated:
A survey exhibition of the Massachusetts-based activist artist whose work,
spanning over 40 years, has taken on issues ranging from the politics of
nuclear power to the AIDS crisis. Critchley often invents and functions
through a corporate guise to bring attention to environmental and social
Schmidt Center Gallery: February 5- April 2, 2016
Student Exhibitions:
ºº Fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition: November 20 - December 12, 2015
ºº Boys & Girls' Clubs of Palm Beach County: March 11- March 14, 2016
ºº Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition: March 25 - April 8, 2016
ºº Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition: April 15, 2015 - May 26, 2015
ºº Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition: April 15 - May 6, 2015
Costs and Details
• Free and open to the public
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Florida Intergenerational Orchestra
All Ages
Contact Person:
Lorraine Marks-Field
[email protected]
(908) 391-3329
12059 Rockwell Way
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 482-8206
The Florida Intergenerational Orchestra (FLIOA) is a nonprofit community
orchestra, educational and cultural organization that currently has musicians
spanning the ages of 9- 95. The mission of the FLIOA is to bridge the
generations, with music and musical performances. Our unique environment
encourages, nurtures and promotes closer relationships between the
generations. We foster: Role Modeling, Character Building, Responsibility, Self
Esteem, Confidence, Maturity, Team Spirit, Feeling of Accomplishment, and
Appreciation of the Arts. We have 50 members in our symphony orchestra
and 25 members in the chamber orchestra. Musicians need not audition to
become a member of the FLIOA; everyone of all abilities is welcome. All that
is needed is a willingness to perform and attend rehearsals and concerts.
The adult musicians that mentor younger players have new meaning to their
lives and the younger players benefit from the wisdom of the elders, as well
as improving their musical skills.
Concerts are given 4 times each season in Palm Beach County. In addition
to concerts we have Outreach programs that takes us to perform in school
settings and in other venues throughout Palm Beach County.
Curriculum Connections
• Music / Art / Social Studies / Math / Language Arts / Science /
Community Service
• Open Rehearsal and Youth Scholarship Auditions
Thursdays, October 8 and 15
• A Musical Salute to America Honoring Veterans Concert
Sunday, Feb 21, 2016 3:00 p.m.
• Color the Music Concert
Sunday, April 24, 2016 3:00 p.m.
Costs and Details
• Costs for concert tickets range from FREE to $10
• Annual tuition to be a member for students is FREE. Scholarships are
awarded throughout the season. Membership in the orchestra for adults
is $60 per season. No one is turned away if there is a financial need
Also Available
• Educational Outreach and Mentoring
• "Color the Music"; a concert with interactive intergenerational coloring
book and explanation of the instruments of the orchestra
• "Enhancing Your Child's Education Through Music"; a lecture for parents,
teachers, PTAs by the Founder/ conductor, Lorraine Marks-Field. Mrs.
Field is an award winning music educator with a background in music
therapy. For more info about Lorraine, see
• Side-by side-concerts that create an opportunity for aspiring musicians to
play alongside professional musicians
• Volunteering: Students can volunteer and receive community service
hours as musicians, ushers, music librarians, and internships
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Green Cay Nature Center
K - 12
Contact Person:
Rebecca Weeks
[email protected]
(561) 966-7003
12800 Hagen Ranch Rd.
Boynton Beach, FL
(561) 966-7000
Explore Green Cay's wetland habitat and see various species of birds, mammals,
reptiles, amphibians, insects, and fish! While you are here, come inside the
Nature Center where educational exhibits and programs interpret this unique
ecosystem. There is something for everyone at Green Cay! Exhibits inside the
Nature Center highlight various components of this wetland ecosystem for an
exciting up-close look. Enjoy a walk on the mile-and-a-half raised boardwalk,
where interpretive signs help you to understand this wetland habitat. Green
Cay naturalists lead guided walks and teach exciting programs about wetland
and other nature topics to people of all ages. For school and special interest
groups, we offer a variety of programs that are tailored specifically to meet
the needs of your group.
Curriculum Connections
• Science (Life Science, Earth Science, Nature of Science) / Social Science
(Ethnobotany, history of how people used plants, history of humans'
effects on the Everglades) / Language Arts (similarities and differences,
metaphors and similes)
• South Florida Animals - Learn about habitats of south Florida animals
and how they protect themselves through a live demonstration and
exploration of habitats
• Reptiles and Amphibians - Learn about similarities and differences
of the animal families as well as their life cycles through a live animal
demonstration and outdoor search for reptiles and amphibians
• Birds! - Learn about adaptations of birds based on their habitats through
hands-on examination of beaks, wings, feet, and coloration
• Wetlands - Learn about the importance of wetlands to the ecosystem,
to animals, and to humans through hands-on experimentation and
exploration. Learn about the effects the plants, water, and animals have
on each other
• Drop of Water (maximum of 20 participants) - Explore the water cycle
when each participant becomes a Drop of Water and documents their
journey. Learn that the water cycle is more like a water web, and learn
about the importance of water to the ecosystem through hands-on
All programs include an indoor learning module combined with a guided tour
of the wetlands
Costs and Details
• School Field Trips - $1/child, no charge for teachers/chaperones (minimum
$30 program fee)
• Specialty Groups (Scout Troops/Camps/Social Clubs) - $3/participant (one
free chaperone per ten children)
* Maximum 60 participants per program day
Also Available
• A mile and a half of boardwalk trails overlooking the wetlands, entrance is
free of charge, please call for Docent availability
• Meeting room available for rental for meetings, workshops, and retreats
(please contact for information)
• Specialty group programs (camps, scout troops, home school groups,
clubs, etc)
• Volunteer and scholarship opportunities available (please contact for
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Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex
1, 3, 5, 7
The Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex, named after one of the dominant
tree species in our coastal hammock forest, provides environmental education
for the community through public programs, school and camp field trips, group
tours, exhibits, and lectures. The indoor and outdoor classrooms, laboratory,
interpretive displays, aquariums, sea turtle rehabilitation facility, butterfly
garden, nature trail, and outdoor coastal habitat tanks offer unique opportunities
for environmental learning.
Curriculum Connections
Science / Math / Arts: Curriculum meets Common Core and Next
Generation Sunshine State Standards
Contact Person:
Dawn Formica
[email protected]
(561) 544-8611
1801 North Ocean Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 544-8605
• 1st Grade: Island Tours; includes barrier island tour
• 1st Grade: Meet the Animals; a comparison lab with Gumbo Limbo's
animal residents
• 3rd Grade: Beach Explorers; beachcombing and erosion lab
• 3rd Grade: Sea Turtles
Costs and Details
• Reservations required
• Classes scheduled on a first come, first serve basis
• Free to Palm Beach County Public Schools (Grades 1, 3, 5, 7)
• Free bus transportation through the School District of Palm Beach County
(Grades 1, 3, 5, 7)
Also Available
• Volunteer Opportunities
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Historical Society of Palm Beach County
3 - 12
Contact Person:
Tony Marconi
[email protected]
(561) 832-4164
300 North Dixie Hwy.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-4164
The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum brings
history to life! The Museum, which is operated and maintained by the Historical
Society of Palm Beach County, enriches educational lessons by making local
history accessible, interesting and meaningful. The Museum features two
main galleries; The People Gallery, and The Places Gallery, as well as a gallery
designated for special exhibitions. The Historical Society also maintains the
Courtroom exhibition, "And Justice for All", presented by the Palm Beach
County Bar Association, highlighting noteworthy civic issues throughout the
history of Palm Beach County. In 2012 the Historical Society introduced a
new hour-long tour, "Architecture of the Historic 1916 Palm Beach County
Courthouse", featuring the history and architecture of this historic building.
Curriculum Connections
• Social Studies / Language Arts / Science / Visual Arts - contact us for
specific benchmarks
• History Museum tours
• Florida History Program (Grade 4): UPDATED FOR 2015-2016; Printed in
tabloid format distributed by The Palm Beach Post in September of each
• Palm Beach County History and Civic Program (Grade 7): UPDATED FOR
2015-2016; Printed in tabloid format distributed by The Palm Beach Post
in September of each year
• Traveling Educational Trunk Program: Available year long - must call to
reserve a trunk. Trunks are loaned for three weeks
ºº Seminole and Miccosukee trunk (5 available)
ºº The Native Americans of South Florida trunk (5 available)
ºº Pioneer Era (4 available)
ºº 5th grade Holocaust Studies trunk (2 available)
ºº Spanish Explorers of Florida trunk (1 available)
ºº Florida in the Civil War (coming soon)
Costs and Details
• Museum tours are FREE
• The HSPBC has money to assist with transportation costs to the museum
For more information, contact Curator of Education, Tony Marconi
Also Available
• Adult lectures series November-April
• Research Library and Archives
• Annual Scarecrow Fest (October)
• Annual Armed Forces Day event (May)
• For other events, please visit website
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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
1 - 12
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Natural Science Education Programs are
where "science comes alive." Our programs focus on the four diverse habitats
that make up our Park; the Maritime Hammock, Estuary, the Dune and Beach
and the Rock Reef. Students will learn about the plants and animals that live
in and near these distinct ecosystems making important connections between
them. They learn through participating in hands-on field experiences utilizing
the Park as a living laboratory.
Curriculum Connections
• Our curriculum meets the Florida Next Generation Standards, as set
forth by the Florida State Board of Education, and includes Making STEM
Connections to the Florida Standards.
Contact Person:
Veronica Frehm
[email protected]
(561) 776-7449ext. 104
10900 Jack Nicklaus Dr.
North Palm Beach, FL
(561) 776-7449
• For more detailed information on the individual programs please visit our
• 1st Grade: Fish Fun
• 2nd Grade: Over in the Ocean
• 3rd Grade: Plants Plus
• 4th - 5th Grade: Habits and Habitats - Bird Basics - Turtle Hurdles
• 5th Grade: Life in the Estuary
• 6th - 12th Grade: Beach Explorations - Estuary Explorations
• Student Stewards: A Focus on Water Resources - New for the 2015 -16
School Year (Made possible by a grant from the CFPBMC)
• 1st - 3rd Grade: Water Patrols
• 4th - 5th Grade: The Wonders of Water
• 6th - 8th Grade: Water SOS - OR- Water Rangers
• 9th - 12th Grade: Oceans 911
Costs and Details
• Programs are provided free of charge. School groups must submit a feewaiver letter on school stationary prior to visit or entry fee may apply
• Registration begins at PBSD Science Symposium and continues until all
slots are filled
• Packets with pre and post activities will be sent to teachers upon
registration. Additional information
Also Available
• Natural Science Education Training (NSET) are in-service opportunities
provided for educators throughout the year, additional information
• School groups may apply for free Park entry for self-exploration by
contacting Park administration at 561-624-6950
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Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
K - 12
Contact Person:
Chris McKnight
[email protected]
(561) 747-8380x101
500 Captain Armour's Way
Jupiter, FL
(561) 747-8380
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers guided climbing tours of the
landmark 1860 lighthouse. The waterfront Museum in the restored WWII
building offers the exhibit: "Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee," featuring
Native American, Seminole, Florida Maritime, Lighthouse, Pioneer and local
WWII history. Outdoor exhibits include the Tindall Pioneer Homestead &
Gardens, Pennock Plantation Bell, Florida's First Peoples exhibit, Seminole
Chickee, Keeper's Workshop and Oil House. The Lighthouse is part of the
federally designated Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area.
Curriculum Connections
• Aligned with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards and Common
Core Curriculum and prior years versions: Language Arts / Visual Arts /
Social Studies / Science
• Plan located online at under the Education tab
Teacher's Resources
• Guided Climbing Tours of the Lighthouse, Oil House & Keeper's Workshop
area, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, Seminole Chickee, Native American
Kiosks and History Museum, video room inside museum featuring history
of the Lighthouse
Costs and Details
• Lighthouse & Museum Tours: $4 per child (chaperones pay the child rate
and must be able to climb tower with the children)
• Children's Tours: (14 yrs. +) Each group of 15 must include 2 adult
• Children's Tours: (13 yrs or under) Each group of 15 must include 3 adult
• Area Title 1 Schools 4th grade and up are free of charge and must provide
documentation when booking tour, limitations apply, contact tour office.
• Children must be 4" tall to climb tower and no flip flops are permitted for
• Lesson plans are available online under Education and by request when
booking tour
Also Available
• Museum Gift Shop, Cafe, Educational Programs, Sunset/Moonrise Tours,
Book Club, Yoga at the Light, Lighthouse Story Time for Kids, Hike Through
History, Weddings and Special Events. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse
Outstanding Natural Area also features a hiking trail, and waterfront
beach wading (unguarded) area
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Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
Pre-K - 12
Contact Person:
Kravis Education
[email protected]
(561) 651-4251
701 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 651-4251
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The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is a not-for-profit
organization that presents national and international performing artists
and provides a home for local and regional arts organizations. In addition
to its S*T*A*R Series school performances, the Kravis Center's education
programs include Kravis-on-the-Road, Family Fare, the De George Academy
for Performing Arts, The Broadway Artists Intensive, community outreach
events, student arts enrichment opportunities, ArtSmart, professional
development for teachers, afterschool performances and workshops and a
summer performing ArtsCamp.
Curriculum Connections
• Dance / Health / Language Arts / Math / Multicultural Studies / Music /
Physical Education / Science / Social Studies / Theater
• Please refer to the Kravis Center website:
Costs and Details
• Busing Questions? Call the Teacher Hotline at 561.651.4251
• Performances are usually at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m.
• Ticket price: $5 per student. Exceptions do apply
Also Available
• Student and Educator Rush Ticket Programs provide half-price tickets for
any seat in the house when a valid student or teacher ID is presented at
the box-office, one hour prior to curtain time for any Kravis Center selfinitiated performance
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Lake Worth Playhouse
Educational Program Presented by Atlantic Coast Theater; Atlantic Coast Theater
tours year-round to schools, theatres, libraries, museums and festivals. They
continue to bring imaginative, entertaining and educational productions to
audiences across the United States for more than 12 years.
Curriculum Connections
• Palm Beach County School District Approved Lesson Plans on Learning
Village / Literature / Music / Theatre-Character Education / Audience
Participation / History
Contact Person:
Judith Johnson
[email protected]
(561) 586-6410
713 Lake Ave.
Lake Worth, FL
(561) 586-6140
• Our America
October 14, 2015 11am, 3:30pm
Grades K-5
Multi-Cultural folktales & folksongs from the American experience are
brought to life by Tall Tale heroes Mike Fink, Sally Ann Thunder, and
Whirlwind Crockett. Included are stories from Asian-American, LatinAmerican, & Native-American cultures, along with the history of the
Underground Railroad bringing freedom to enslaved African-Americans.
Traditional songs & audience participation add to the fun
The Three Little Pigs Circus
January 27, 2016 11am, 3:30 pm
Grades K-5
Step right up! Come one, come all to The Crackling Brothers, Boarnum
& Pigfeats Circus. In this comic retelling of the traditional story, The Big
Bad Wolf just might turn out to be the hero! Great for schools, libraries,
and festivals
The Tortoise and the Hare...The Musical
March 9, 2016 11am, 3:30pm
Grades K-5
Aesop's fable gets a fun, updated twist in this musical with audience
participation. Bunni Hare wins every race, so how will Thomas Tortoise
compete? The famous sports reporter Howard Crow-sel will be there to
call the "play by play" in this fantastic fable with an anti-bullying message
Costs and Details
• All shows Adults $8, children $6
• Doors open 30 minutes before show time
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Lawrence E. Will Museum
4 - 12
Contact Person:
Linda Geary
[email protected]
(772) 529-9217
530 South Main St.
Belle Glade, FL
(772) 529-9217
Opened in 1976, as a Bicentennial Project by the citizens of Belle Glade,
the mission of the Lawrence E. Will Museum is to present "the total glades
experience" . Housed in a room at the public library the museum closed in
2011 when the library moved to a new location. The museum has expanded
into the renovated old library building and reopened in May 2015.
The Lawrence E. Will Museum houses exhibits, artifacts and information on:
Glades history, the development of agriculture in the Glades, Seminole Indians
and The Native American Belle Glade Culture, the Catfish Fishing Industry,
and the 1928 Hurricane including flood control, dikes and drainage of Lake
Okeechobee. It houses an extensive collection of historical photographs
ranging from the Kissimmee River Valley to Cape Sable. The Museum is open
for tours and is in the process of establishing programs that comply with the
Florida State Education Standards. Contact us if you would like a tour or we
can custom tailor a program for your school class or group.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts / History / Social Studies
• [email protected]
Costs and Details
• Admission: Free
• Hours: Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Also Available
• Internships
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Facility Rental
• Research and Archives
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K - 12
Lighthouse ArtCenter Museum,
Gallery & School of Art
As northern Palm Beach County's oldest and largest visual arts museum, the
Lighthouse ArtCenter is a two-building operation featuring year-round local,
regional and national exhibitions in six gallery spaces. Our School of Art has
classes for children and adults, beginner through professional levels.
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Arts / Social Studies / Literary Arts / Multicultural Studies / Math /
Science / Critical Thinking / Music
Contact Person:
Cynthia Trone
[email protected]
(561) 748-8737
373 Tequesta Dr.
Tequesta, FL
(561) 746-3101
• Visitors of all ages are invited to tour our Museum and School of Art
facilities and exhibitions. We offer year-round guided museum tours, which
can include a docent tour of the exhibits, an engaging story time, and an
imaginative art project. We are happy to tailor our creative programming to
fit the needs of any group
Costs and Details
• Self-guided Museum tour: Free Member; $5 Non-Member; Free Children
12 & under
• Guided Museum Tour: $3 per Child ($2 per child for groups with 20 or more
• Hands-on Creative Workshop: $5 per Child (for ceramics projects add $3 per
child, includes guided tour)
• 50% discount to Palm Beach County art teachers for an individual ArtCenter
• Museum Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Also Available
• Art library
• Homeschool art program
• Annual K-12 Community Children's Art Exhibition
• Internship/volunteer opportunities for students
• Educational summer and winter ArtCamps for kids ages 4-12
• Special Needs art classes for children and adults
• Adult and children's art courses and workshops at
• Art Supply Store
• Museum Gift shop
• Facility rental for parties, meetings and events
• ArtParties for birthdays, special events and team-building
• Need-based scholarships available
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Loggerhead Marinelife Center
K - 12
Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) offers a chance for the public to understand
the ins and outs of sea turtles and their conservation. LMC serves as a fully
operational sea turtle hospital as well as a hub for research and an interactive
educational facility. Our mission is to promote the conservation of Florida's
coastal ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea
turtles. Through field trips, guided tours, outreach, turtle walks, and lecture
series, we strive to educate the community on how it can help aid these
imperiled reptiles back to a non-endangered status.
Curriculum Connections
• Science-aligned with Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
Contact Person:
Kerri Allen
[email protected]
(561) 627-8280x119
14200 U.S. Hwy. One
Juno Beach, FL
(561) 627-8280
• Field trips - Located close to our center? Take an hour-long field trip
excursion through the facility and receive an up close education on sea
turtle biology and conservation
• Outreach Programs - Can't come to us? We can bring the science to you!
Outreach programs discuss everything students will want to know about
sea turtle morphology, nesting habits and more with hands-on artifacts
• Virtual Field Trips - Don't live locally but still want to learn? Virtual Field
Trips are a great way to bring the facility into your classroom. Meet some
of our turtle patients through your computer screen and partake in an
interactive field trip, including our hospital
Costs and Details
• Field Trips run Monday through Friday at 10:30am and 12:00pm
• Field trip fees are $5 for an hour-long program; chaperones and teachers
are free
• Limited Title One funding available upon request
Also Available
• Summer camps
• Field Trips, Outreaches and Virtual Field Trips
• Birthday parties
• Guided Tours
• Turtle Walks
• Marine-themed gift shop with various price points
• Loggerhead Park amenities including a guarded beach, nature trails,
playground, restroom facilities, outdoor showers and picnic pavilions
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Maltz Jupiter Theatre
K - 12
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is a professional, not-for-profit regional theatre
dedicated to the performing arts whose mission is to entertain, educate and
inspire our community. The Theatre's Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory
of Performing Arts is a premiere professional Conservatory that offers a
challenging, innovative and quality theatre experience to students of all
ages and abilities. In addition to a full, year-round schedule of classes, the
Conservatory’s hands-on workshops and master classes offer students an
opportunity to learn first-hand from nationally known directors and Broadway
performers, agents and local instructors.
Curriculum Connections
• Theater / Music / Language Arts / Visual Arts / Character Education
Contact Person:
Julie Rowe
[email protected]
(561) 575-2672
1001 East Indiantown Rd.
Jupiter, FL
(561) 575-2672
• Page to Stage: Conservatory teaching artists travel to schools or
community centers to engage students in the process of bringing a story
from its written form to the stage
• Kids Korner Series student matinee program: student audiences
experience a full production from the Theatre's season. The program
includes a study guide for participating educators. Productions available
in 2015/16 season include: Click Clack Moo: October 2, 2015 / Henry and
Mudge: April 28, 2016
Costs and Details
• Page to Stage: $50 per hour. Conservatory teaching artists travel to each
• Kids Korner Series student matinee tickets: $5. Call the Education
Department for scheduling and information. Reservations required
• Student rush tickets: $25. Call the box office for details.
Also Available
• Tours of the Theatre and Conservatory
• Professional Training Program: designed to prepare students for a career
in the arts; the only two-year professional training program in Florida
affiliated with a professional regional theatre
• Youth Artists' Chair summer mentorship program
• Youth Touring Company and Dance Company: A group of students who
perform throughout South Florida in a variety of settings
• School Spirit Night and Dancers Show Time performances
• First Step to Stardom: annual youth auditions for the theatre's professional
• In the Style Of workshops: an opportunity for Conservatory students to
be selected via lottery for free dance workshops with cast members from
the theatre's musicals
• Vacation camps: summer and spring break opportunities, including the
opportunity to perform in full-scale musicals
• Teacher Professional Development opportunities
• Guest Speakers in the classroom
• Scout badges
• Internship and Volunteer opportunities
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Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
Pre-K - 5
The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach works to create inspired lives
by connecting people with information and ideas. Your class is invited to
"Explore KidSpace" for a private tour of the children's department. Students
K-3 will enjoy an interactive literature program and hands on extension
activity. Grades 4-5 get to complete an exciting resource scavenger hunt.
Students of special needs in "Come On In To KidSpace" will enjoy a storytime
presentation to promote motor skills through movement and music activities.
These visits familiarize students with the educational as well as fun resources
and services at their local library.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Emily Metroka
[email protected]
(561) 868-7724
411 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 868-7703
• Explore KidSpace Class Visits (K-5): Thursdays at 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.
In addition to the structured activities, students can investigate KidSpace
choosing books to explore for the last 30 minutes of the visit. Depending
on the wishes of the teacher, children may also use computers and
educational games, explore the library, check out books and more!
• "Come On In To KidSpace" Special Needs Class Visits:
2nd and 4th Mondays at 10 a.m.
An opportunity for students of special needs to visit the Mandel Public
Library of West Palm Beach for a private tour of the children's department.
Visits include a storytime presentation to promote early literacy
development, relevant and age-appropriate crafts and the promotion of
motor skills through movement and music activities. After the structured
activities, students will be able to explore KidSpace independently,
choosing books to read for the last 30 minutes of the visit. Depending
on the wishes of the teacher, children can also use Play Paks for visually
impaired, sensory integration and motor skills
• Outreach: Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings
A librarian brings a program to a class, multiple classes, or a group. We
promote early and enhanced literacy, a love for the library, as well as
the services we offer through the library. Outreach can include booktalks,
storytime, songs and games, and an introduction to our website and the
online resources we offer to children
• Homework Center: Mondays - Thursdays 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Students, grades K-5, are invited to a free, open-learning space to work on
and get help with homework. The Homework Center is staffed by certified
teachers, an AmeriCorps member and volunteers who provide assistance
with all subjects and projects. Healthy snacks are provided. Sponsored by
a grant obtained by the West Palm Beach Library Foundation from The
Jim Moran Foundation
• Teacher Request: You can benefit from the library's resources. The
Teacher Request is an easy way to reserve materials to enrich lessons
and classroom experiences. Available at
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All programs are provided free of charge
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McCarthy's Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc.
K - 12
McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary provides an educational, science-based
public outreach program concentrating on native and exotic wildlife and their
ecosystems. This program is live, interactive, and suited for grades K-12.
The program is available throughout Palm Beach County.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Mark or Aneth McCarthy
[email protected]
(561) 790-2116
12943 61st St. North
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 790-2116
Science / Geography / Natural History / Florida History
• K-12 in school educational presentation: “Bringing the Endangered Species
of the World to You”; a live, interactive program that introduce students to
endangered and threatened species and their habitats. Animals included
in the program are a Florida Panther, Barred Owl, Scarlet Macaw,
Alligator, Tarantula, Gila Monster, Kinkajou, Albino Burmese Python and
a Ringtail Lemur. (This program can be performed for a single class or
the entire grade, meets Sunshine State Standards, and is approved by
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, The United States
Department of Agriculture’s Animal Welfare Act and The United States
Fish and Wildlife Service’s Department of the Interior)
Costs and Details
• In-school educational presentation: Call for details and pricing
Also Available
• Guided Tours of the McCarthy’s Wildlife Sanctuary are daily at 11:00,
12:00, 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
• Get up close and personal with the animals that live at the facility; White
Tigers, Black Leopards, Ruffed Lemurs, Kinkajous, Red Tail Hawks, Great
Horned Owls, Scarlet Macaws, Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Eastern
Diamondback Rattlesnakes & Green Mambas; over one hundred animals
now call the sanctuary home
• Cost is $25 per student, $35 per adult. Space is limited to 20 persons per
tour; reservations required
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Miami City Ballet
K - 12
Contact Person:
Terry Schechter
[email protected]
(305) 929-7000 x1401
2200 Liberty Ave.
Miami Beach, FL
(305) 929-7000
777 South Flagler Dr.
Suite 1801
West Palm Beach, FL
Join Miami City Ballet School Ensemble for an interactive, behind-the-scenes
look at the art of ballet. Learn what it takes to become a professional ballet
dancer, how a ballet is created and how a production is mounted. Ballet for
Young People, MCB's signature community outreach program, is a child-friendly
performance that's fun for the whole family! Ballet for Young People offers free
performances and educational supplements to family and school audiences
performed by Miami City Ballet School Ensemble or company dancers. Enhancing
the experience are interactive talks by the Artistic Director, members of the
artistic team or the MCB School Director, providing the audience with insight
into the performance. Each participant leaves with an educational program
guide, including child-friendly activities and exercises related to the history of
ballet, the ballets performed and the exciting world of dance, to which many
are introduced to for the first time.
Curriculum Connections
• Language Arts / History / Social Studies
• This season, you’ll see performance excerpts from MCB's repertoire,
including Marius Petipa's famed fairy-tale ballet Sleeping Beauty, featuring
Puss 'N Boots, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood. Also enjoy George
Balanchine's salute to the U.S.A. -- the high-spirited Stars and Stripes
-- with all-American costumes, sets and music (danced to the patriotic
marches of John Philip Sousa)
• The MCB School Ensemble is composed of the top level students in the
Pre-Professional Division of Miami City Ballet School. They perform in
Ballet for Young People, as well as in other special events and public
performances throughout South Florida. By increasing community access
to high-quality artistic programming, they truly serve as ambassadors for
Miami City Ballet and MCB School
Costs and Details
• Ballet for Young People takes place on February 26, 2016 at Kravis Center
for the Performing Arts. Event starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. Admission is
free of cost and open to all Palm Beach County schools. Students grades
K-12 are welcome. Reservations are required
• To book your group, please email Terry Schechter, Director of Community
Outreach, at [email protected] Include your name, number of
students and grade level, and contact phone number
• For questions or more information, please call 305.929.7000 x1401
Also Available
• A Ballet for Young People Teacher's Guide will be available online in
October. Please visit
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Milagro Center
K - 12
Contact Person:
Barbara J. Stark
[email protected]
(561) 27-92970
695 Auburn Ave.
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 279-2970
Milagro Center is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization started in 1997, whose
mission is to enrich the lives of children and youth through cultural arts, Living
Values, and academic support. Milagro Center is a place where children are
empowered to achieve success and assume responsibility for their own actions.
It is a place where our students are enriched through the arts and Living Values
education. Milagro Center is a solution. We nurture the seeds of creativity. We
build values, integrity and an indestructible sense of self-worth in the hearts
of the children we touch. We inspire youth to reach their fullest potential.
Through the unique combination of arts, Living Values education, mentoring
and academic support, 98% - 100% of Milagro's students are promoted to the
next grade in school each year, a huge accomplishment for this population
that is living in one of the most economically challenged communities in Palm
Beach County. This will translate to an increased number of youth who will
graduate from high school, now that we are serving through the 12th grade
Curriculum Connections
• Language Arts / Math / Visual and Performing Arts / Social Studies / Health
• Cultural Arts Education with an emphasis on visual and performing arts,
including dance and musical instrument instruction taught by master
• Living Values is a value-based education program endorsed by the United
Nations to help children develop key personal and social characteristics,
including Peace, Love, Respect, Responsibility, Happiness, Cooperation,
Humility, Honesty, Tolerance, Simplicity, Freedom and Unity
• Academic Enrichment provides children who are at the highest risk of
school failure with one-on-one academic support and tutoring by staff,
contracted teachers, and mentors/ volunteers to ensure school success.
• Mentoring provides each child with a positive mentoring relationship that
fosters nurturing, supportive and inter-generational relationships that
are essential in building self-esteem and trust
• Career Development to expose Teens to career choices they might not
otherwise be aware of or consider
Costs and Details
• STARS PROGRAM (K - 5th grade): Monday - Friday, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. during
the school year and 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. for the 10-week summer camp
• Bus transportation to the Center provided by Palm Beach County Public
Schools during the school year
• Cost per child: $55 per month, $100 summer camp fee for ELC families;
$110 per month, $100 summer camp fee for all others
• TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (6 - 12th grade): Monday - Friday 2:30 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m. during the school year and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the 10-week
summer camp program
• Daily transportation to the Teen Center from local schools is provided
• There is no cost to attend the Teen Center
Also Available
• Milagro Center is open full days during Winter break, Spring Break, and
all teacher work days
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Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
With six Japanese Gardens, two museum buildings and 200 acres, The Morikami
Museum and Japanese Gardens is an inspiring haven for those ready to delve
into traditional and modern culture of Japan or discover the history of the
Japanese farming community of 100 years ago. Take a guided tour, enjoy an
outreach program, learn one of the traditional arts or celebrate culture at
one of our festivals.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Miyoko Carman
[email protected]
(561) 495-0233 Ext. 210
4000 Morikami Park Rd.
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 495-0233
Social Studies / Visual Arts / Foreign Language
• Permanent Exhibit: Japan Through the Eyes of a Child
• Permanent Exhibit: The History of Yamato Colony
• Permanent Exhibit: Roji-en: Garden of the Drops of Dew
• June 16 - September 13, 2015 The Morikami Menagerie: Creatures in
Japanese Art and Japan's Robot Kingdom
• October 6 - January 31, 2016 Wendy Maruyama: Executive Order 9066
and Jimmy Tsutomu Mirikitani
• February 23 - May 8, 2016 Perseverance: Japanese Tattoo Tradition in a
Modern World
• June 7 - September 18, 2016 Transcending Forms: Japanese Bamboo
Baskets and Shadows of the Floating World: Paper Cuts by Hiromi
Costs and Details
• Docent-led Tours: Tuesday - Friday, 10:15 - 11:30 a.m. for groups of 15-50
• Cost for PBC Public Schools with a Mutual Use Form: Free!
• All Other Schools: $8*/student, $14*/adult (2 adults free)
• Prices include tax: with submission of a Tax Exempt Certificate prices are
$7.55 and $13.21
Also Available
• Outreach Programs, Guest Lecture Series, Workshops and Classes, Family
Fun Days, Sushi & Stroll
• Festivals: Lantern Festival (October 17, 2015), Oshogatsu (January 10,
2016), Hatsume (April 16 - 17, 2016)
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Mounts Botanical Garden
K - 12
Contact Person:
Rochelle Wolberg
[email protected]
(561) 233-1730
559 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 233-1757
Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public
garden. We are affiliated with the University of Florida's IFAS Florida Cooperative
Extension Services, which provides agricultural and horticultural education
to our community. Mounts holds a unique collection of various composition
gardens (Butterfly Garden, Vegetable Garden, Tropical Forest). They demonstrate
sustainable and effective urban farming/gardening practices within Florida's
subtropical climate and environment. Plants from six continents grace our
14-acre living museum, from arid-land plants to aquatics to edible landscapes.
We are excited to announce the upcoming Nature Connects: Art with LEGO
Bricks exhibit created by Sean Kenney. Featured sculptures will include a Herd
of Deer, Honeybee on Pansy Bloom, Monarch Butterfly on Milkweed, Corn
Spider, and Galapagos Tortoise with Darwin Finch, all of which are comprised
of thousands of LEGO bricks!
Our educational program is comprised of workshops and field experiences
promoting plant science, horticulture for students, water conservation,
preservation, environmental stewardship, sustainable urban farming practices,
Art in the Garden, and object-based inquiry. Teachers and students can explore
our Edible Fruit and Herb Garden as well as the Florida Native Plant Garden
all while learning interesting stories behind a plethora of living artifacts and
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Art / Language Arts / Science
• Incredible Edible Plants: Plants and People
• Rottin' Voyage: Collecting Valuable Decomposing Vegetation
• All In a Day's Work: Plants Provide Habitats, Food & Shelter
• How do Seeds Travel: Structure & Function of Plants
• Tracing Energy Transfer: A Sunny Sightseeing Tour of Energy and Plants
• Plant Safari: Hunting for Classification Clues - Plant Diversity
• Plants & Pollinators
• Treasure Trek Hunt for our Pirates in the Garden
Costs and Details
• Please call Rochelle Wolberg to discuss specific educational tour details
• Master Gardener Docents lead our educational tours
• Monday - Saturday, 8:30 AM-4 PM; Sunday, 12 PM-4 PM
• $3/student for School Tours; $5/student during Nature Connects Exhibit
• Transportation Financial Aid available for Title 1 Schools
Also Available
• Teacher Training & Master Gardener Training
• Adult Educational Workshops
• Long-Term School-Garden Partnerships
• Garden Events: Fall Family Festival (October); Nature Connects Exhibit
(November 2015-February 2016); Connoisseurs Garden Tour (May);
Tropical Fruit Festival (June)
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Norton Museum of Art
K - 12
The Norton Museum of Art is one of the Southeast's premier art museums
and is known for the quality and depth of its extensive American, European,
Contemporary, Chinese, and Photography collections.
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Arts / Language Arts / Math / Social Studies / Science
Contact Person:
Marcy Koch
[email protected]
(561) 832-5196 Ext. 1198
1451 South Olive Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-5196
2014-2015 Special Exhibition Tours
• Planes, Trains and Automobiles (K-8)
June 25, 2015 - January 3, 2016
• The Summer of '68: Photographing the Black Panthers (9-12)
July 30 - November 29, 2015
• This Place: Photographers Discover Israel (6-12)
October 15, 2015 - January 17, 2016
• New Women: Four New York Modernists 1910-1935 (6-12)
February 18 - May 15, 2016
Themed Tours of the Museum Collection
• The American Experience: 20 Century (4-12)
• About Face: Portraits (4-9)
• Animals in Art (K-4)
• Highlights from the Museum Collection (K-12)
• Learning to Look (K-5)
• Storytelling in Art (K-8)
Costs and Details
• Admission is FREE for school groups. Reservations are required three
weeks in advance, and one chaperone for every 10 students is REQUIRED
• All tours are docent-led. Middle school and high school teachers can
self-tour the Museum Collection. Please inquire with the Education
department in advance
• If you don't see an appropriate tour offered for your students, contact us
to discuss your ideas
• Inquire about our teacher and professional development opportunities
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Okeeheelee Nature Center
Okeeheelee Nature Center sits on 90 acres of Pine Flatwoods Forest habitat
with over 2 miles of trails, and a large butterfly garden. Highlights include a
herd of White-tailed Deer, threatened Gopher Tortoises, and Painted Buntings.
The center offers live animals (birds of prey, alligators, turtles, snakes, fish) and
interactive exhibits, designed to educate about South Florida's unique habitats
and animals, and inspire visitors to be good stewards of the environment.
A variety of interactive programs are offered to schools, special groups, and
the public.
Curriculum Connections
• Science / Language Arts / Health
Contact Person:
Callie Sharkey
[email protected]
(561) 233-1400 ext. 4
7715 Forest Hill Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 233-1400
• Pre-K: Nature Adventures (1 hr) - Children will take a short nature walk to
look at where different animals live, and meet some live animal friends
(butterfly, owl, and reptiles)
• Kindergarten: Butterflies and Birds (1.5 hrs) - Students will take a nature
walk, learn about the butterfly life cycle, and meet a feathered-friend to
explore the lives of birds
• 1st Grade: "Sense" sational Nature (1.5 hrs) - Students will use their
senses to explore the environment. Then, students will meet a variety of
live animals and learn how they use their senses to survive
• 2nd Grade: Animal Homes and Habitats (2 hrs) - Students will explore
forest and wetland habitats to learn what animals need to survive. Then,
they will meet some of our resident animals that could live in those places
• 3rd Grade: Nature Detectives (2 hrs) - Students search for animal clues to
figure out who lives in our forest. Students will examine clues up close,
and will meet some live clue-makers
• 4th Grade: SWAMP "Squishy Wetlands and Marshy Ponds" (2 hrs) Students will dip-net to collect pond organisms (weather permitting), and
inspect them to figure out each animal's role in the food chain. Students
will also play an active game that illustrates a food web
• 5th Grade: Raptor Mania (2 hrs) - Students will dissect an owl pellet to
find out how they fit into the food web. Students will then meet a variety
of resident raptors, and learn about their adaptations and ecological
Costs and Details
• Pre-K - 3 Grade School Field Trips: $1/child, no charge for teachers/
• 4th and 5th Grade School Field Trips: $3/child, no charge for teachers/
• Maximum 60 participants per program / Minimum $30 program fee
Also Available
• Specialty Group Program (Scout Troops/Summer Camps/Social Clubs) $3/participant (one free chaperon per ten children)
• Meeting Rooms - 3 different facility options available for teacher/school
meetings, workshops, and retreats
• Volunteer Opportunities
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Palm Beach Atlantic University
Preparatory Department - Dance Division
Pre-K - 12
Contact Person:
Kathleen Klein
[email protected]
(561) 310-4004
901 South Flagler Dr.
PO Box 24708
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 310-4004
Palm Beach Atlantic University's School of Music and Fine Arts Preparatory
Department- Dance Division welcomes children ages 3 through 18 who have
a sincere desire to make the fine arts a profound part of their lives. Programs
for all ages and levels are designed to nurture each student's innate artistic
ability, emphasizing private instruction as well as classroom and ensemble
experience. The program, administered by Dr. Kathleen Klein, offers the
highest quality, multi-disciplinary dance training available in the South Florida
area to students at all levels. The PBA Preparatory Program in Dance is proud
to include the AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE® National Training Curriculum,
a breakthrough 8-level program that combines high quality artistic training
with the basics of dancer health and child development.
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Arts / Dance / Health Education / Language Arts / Math / Multicultural
Studies / Music / Physical Education / Science / Social Studies / Theater
• Please refer to the Palm Beach Atlantic University website:
Costs and Details
• Group and student rates available.
• Please contact: Dr. Kathleen Klein, Coordinator of Dance Division /
561-803-2428 / [email protected] or Hollie Frederick,
Assistant to the Director / 561-803-2403 / [email protected]
Also Available
• Program Dates: Fall Session and Spring Session
• Times: Determined by schools and availability
• Interested in enrolling your child in a dance program? Check out the PBA
website for more information on classes for all ages and ability levels!
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Palm Beach Dramaworks
8 - 12
Palm Beach Dramaworks is dedicated to engaging and entertaining audiences
with provocative and timeless productions. This award winning professional
theatre prides itself in presenting intellectual Theatre to Think About. Palm
Beach Dramaworks’ season runs from October to August with all performances
held at their new venue located in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach at
the new Waterfront.
Curriculum Connections
• Theater / Language Arts
Contact Person:
Nanique Gheridian
[email protected]
(561) 514-4042 x104
201 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 514-4042
• Student Matinee - Picnic by William Inge / October 13, October 27 and
November 3, 2015 - 2:00 p.m.
• Performances are at the theatre. Students must be pre-registered
and supervised by chaperones. Home School groups of ten or more
• Limit 200 persons per performance. Call to schedule attendance.
• Additional dates and times may be available
• Transportation can be provided. Please contact Nanique Gheridian for
more information
Costs and Details
• No charge for student performances
Also Available
• Dramalouge: a series that explores working in the theatre through
conversations with and about the artists who create the magic
• $10 student tickets available for all productions and special programs
(subject to availability)
• 50% educator discount available for all productions and special programs
(subject to availability)
• Wednesday matinee and Sunday evening performances are followed by
an interactive talkback with actors from the current production
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Palm Beach Maritime Museum
K - 12
Contact Person:
Ruth Pelletier
[email protected]
(561) 531-0743
277 Royal Poinciana Way
Palm Beach, FL
(561) 848-2960
The Palm Beach Maritime Museum has two sites: the Museum in Currie Park on
N. Flagler Drive, and the President John F. Kennedy Bunker and former Coast
Guard Station on Peanut Island. The Education Center and Museum in Currie
Park has exhibits dedicated to preserving the early maritime history of the
Palm Beach area and shows the influence that the sea, and particularly the Gulf
Stream, has had on the settlement and growth of this area. The Peanut Island
site consists of the former Coast Guard Station House and Ready Boat House
containing exhibits relating to the Coast Guard, their missions and duties. The
fallout shelter built for President Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crises is on
location, and fitted out as it could have been during his presidency. The guided
tour of both sites can be customized to fit your curriculum needs.
Curriculum Connections
• Social Studies / Language Arts / Science / Maritime Studies / Math
• School Tours: Monday through Friday 10 or 11 a.m.
• Home School Classes: Monday thru Friday 10 or 11 a.m.
• Summer Day Camp Tours: Monday thru Friday 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.
• Customized lessons and tours by request
Costs and Details
• Prices and programs vary, so please call for details
Also Available
• Boat House rental for parties, receptions, meetings, tours for community
• Ferry from Currie Park Museum to Peanut Island available for groups
from 40 to 128 persons
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Palm Beach Opera
Pre-K - 12
Contact Person:
Dr. Jourdan Laine Howell
[email protected]
(561) 835-7566
415 S Olive Ave
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 833-7888
Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international
standard of excellence and to enrich the life of the communities it serves with
a diverse offering of educational programs. Palm Beach Opera's education
programs bring live opera into our community, inspiring life-long interest in
the arts through thoughtful, engaging education programs.
At Palm Beach Opera, we believe that opera tells stories to which we can all
relate. The education programs at Palm Beach Opera plugs the community
directly into those stories; revealing timeless tales of love, passion, and joy!
We challenge each person to find their own connection to opera's stories,
inspiring learners of all ages to explore the world of opera. At Palm Beach
Opera there is something for everyone!
Curriculum Connections
• Language Arts / Social Studies / Science / Mathematics / Music / Theater/
Visual Arts / Reading / Health Education / World Languages
• November 2015 to March 2016: CONCERTS IN THE CLASSROOM, (K-12)
• September 2015 to May 2016: STORY TIME SERIES, (Pre-K - 5)
• December 14, 2015: OPERA DISCOVERY CONCERT, (K-12)
• January 21, 2016: OPERA REHEARSAL 101 - Carmen, (6-12)
• January 26, 2016: OPERA DISCOVERY CONCERT (5-12)
• February 17, 2016: OPERA REHEARSAL 101 - Don Pasquale, (6-12)
• March 17, 2016: OPERA REHEARSAL 101 - Ariadne auf Naxos, (6-12)
• November 2015 to April 2015: PBO STUDIO, (10-12)
Costs and Details
• Palm Beach Opera's education programs are FREE
• Advance Reservations Required
• Resource Guides available (curriculum-based)
Also Available
• December 12, 2015: Opera @ The Waterfront, FREE outdoor concert (all
• January 29, 2016: One Opera in One Hour - Goyescas, FREE opera
performance for (all ages)
• February 20, 2016: Children's Performance - Don Pasquale ($5, all ages,
Sensory Friendly)
• $120 Student Rush tickets (1 hour before the show, upon availability) for
main stage performances at Kravis Performing Arts Center (full time high
school and college students with I.D.)
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Palm Beach Photographic Centre
4 - 12
Palm Beach Photographic Centre is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated
to the enrichment of life through the photographic arts. PBPC is esteemed
throughout the United States and beyond as a quintessential center of the
photography world. Housing both an excellent museum and an acclaimed
school, we offer photography classes for all levels of proficiency - from
beginner to master.
Museum exhibitions explore the entire spectrum of photography from
the historic through to the cutting-edge. Its school offers a wide range of
educational programming from mastering basic techniques to investigating
the latest innovations in photography.
Contact Person:
Heather Storm
[email protected]
(561) 253-2600
415 Clematis St.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 253-2600
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Arts / Language Arts / Social Studies / History
• Join us and learn from internationally acclaimed, Masters of Photography.
Enjoy small class sizes for individual attention in our 90-minute and introductory ½ day classes through to Master level, multiple-day workshops
• Tours can be arranged to suit the times and program of each group
• Digital photography programs for children and teens
• Summer FOTOcamp: A two-week summer photography camp for kids
ages 10 to 17
Costs and Details
• Prices vary for the individual classes. See the website for details:
• The Museum at Palm Beach Photographic Centre is free and open to the
public 6 days a week and features world class photography exhibits by
internationally renowned artists
Also Available
• Social Media Classes, Membership Programs, Custom Printing Services
and a Pro Shop for Photographers
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The Palm Beach Poetry Festival
9 - 12
The Palm Beach Poetry Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering
the writing, reading, performance, and appreciation of poetry by presenting
poetry events featuring America's finest poets. We invite you to consider a
field trip to join us for readings and craft talks by fourteen of America's most
engaging and award-winning poets, including our Special Guest Poet, Robert
Hass, former United States Poet Laureate (1995-1997).
Robert Hass's interview by Carol Frost will be held, 4-5:30 p.m., January 19,
and Special Guest Poet reading, on January 20, 8-9:30 p.m. Special student
group tickets are available.
See website for details:
Contact Person:
Dr. Blaise Allen
[email protected]
(954) 729-8007
3199 B-3 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL
(561) 868-2063
Curriculum Connections
• Language Arts / English
• Annual Performance Poetry Event: January 21-22, 2016. All District high
schools are invited to attend performances by two of America's premier
slam poets, Dominique Christina and Marc Kelly Smith. All schools must
RSVP with Dr. Allen ([email protected]) and arrange transportation
to the event: Thursday, January, 21, 10:00 a.m. Boca Raton Community
High. 1:00 Park Vista High School. Or, Friday January 22, 10:00 a.m
Spanish River High, 1:00 p.m. at Wellington High School
• Annual Palm Beach County High School Poetry Contest: Grades 9-12,
Palm Beach County Public and Private Schools. Judged by Dr. Jeff
Morgan, Professor of English, Lynn University. Submission period:
September 15 - December 1, 2015
• See website for rules and submission address:
Costs and Details
• In-School events listed above: No Charge
• Festival Events: special student group tickets are available. See website
for details:
Also Available
• Please contact [email protected] for more information or to arrange
classroom visits
• Special rate for student admission to Festival Readings and Coffee House
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The Palm Beach Pops
Contact Person:
Ms. Kyle Tintle
[email protected]
(561) 832-7677
860 US Hwy. One
Suite 108
North Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-7677
Founded in 1992, The Palm Beach Pops is Florida's premier pops orchestra
dedicated to preserving the music of The Great American Songbook through live
orchestral concerts. Introducing this music to the youth in our community
leads to positive role models, develops creativity, teaches discipline, inspires
teamwork and creates an appreciation for the arts. The Pops is devoted to
serving the children in our community by presenting quality music education
programs. The Palm Beach Pops created the "Music & You" In-School Education
Program to expose students to new learning experiences while developing
creativity, providing tools for communication and enabling students to build
a strong sense of self. Since the program's inception in 1998, over 90,000
South Florida students have participated.
Curriculum Connections
• Music / Math / Language Arts / Science / Social Studies
• The four-week program is developed for 2nd through 5th grade students,
incorporating hands-on experience with musical instruments, workbooks,
and professional musicians. The program is bench-marked to Common
Core Standards, and correlates music with social studies, literature,
character education, science and math to enhance major academic
• Each in-school ensemble features musicians from The Palm Beach
Pops and interactive lessons presented in an engaging, lively style that
encourages the young audience to get involved. Teachers are provided
a curriculum guide to prepare students for weekly sessions, explaining
how music, melodies, rhythm and harmony work, as well as composer
biographies and some simple classroom exercises. The culmination of
the series is a free field trip for a live concert featuring the Pops orchestra.
Students from each school are invited to participate on stage. All students
receive a keepsake T-shirt to wear to the concert
Costs and Details
• FREE: No cost to the student, parents, schools or county
• Program Date: Fall Session - October 2015
• One weekly 40-minute session for 4 weeks in a cafeteria, auditorium or
• FREE Field Trip to Concert: Busing through the School District of Palm
Beach County and paid for by The Palm Beach Pops
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Contact Person:
Henry Paret
[email protected]
(561) 444-8495
P.O Box 2825
Palm Beach, FL
(561) 444-8495
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Palm Beach Public Orchestral Strings
Foundation, Inc
The Palm Beach Public Orchestral Strings Foundation is a non-profit 501
(c) (3) that provides financial support to the Palm Beach Public Elementary
School Orchestral Strings Program. The Orchestral Strings Program serves the
children of the City of West Palm Beach and the Town of Palm Beach. It also
attracts students from across Palm Beach County that are part of the Palm
Beach County Choice School Program. Currently there are over 180 children
enrolled in the program. The program provides instruments and instruction
to all participants free of charge.
Curriculum Connections
• Music / Orchestral Strings / Violin / Viola / Cello / Double Bass
• Kinder Strings
• Beginner Strings
• Intermediate Strings
• Advanced Strings
Costs and Details
• Free for children enrolled at Palm Beach Public Elementary School
Also Available
• Volunteer Opportunities
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Palm Beach Symphony
Through Palm Beach Symphony Children's Concerts, students will develop
an appreciation of live performances of classical music at the highest level by
a professional symphony orchestra. When young people are exposed to the
enchantment and rigor of classical music, critical thinking skills and individual
work habits are established. They will learn concepts required for a better
understanding of orchestral music while developing fundamental life skills such
as self-expression, cooperative learning, discipline and creativity.
Curriculum Connections
• Music / Math / Language Arts / Social Studies / Science
Contact Person:
Kevin Smith
[email protected]
(561) 655-2657
44 Cocoanut Row
Palm Beach, FL
(561) 655-2657
• Palm Beach Symphony Children's Concert - the orchestra introduces
children to one of the most internationally recognized pieces of music;
Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." This tale depicts the story of a boy
named Peter and his adventures with a lovable duck, an impatient bird,
a fat cat, a grumpy grandfather and a scary wolf. Along with narration
and dance choreographed by Ballet Palm Beach, the orchestra brings
these characters to life as kids learn about the different instruments in
the orchestra
Costs and Details
• November 4, 2015 at Eissey Campus Theatre, Free performance at 10:30
am. For reservations contact: [email protected]
• November 13, 2015 at Society of the Four Arts, Two Free performances at
10:15 am & 11:45 am. For reservations please call: 561-659-8515
Also Available
• STEAM Nights: In collaboration with the South Florida Science Center
and Aquarium, Palm Beach Symphony incorporates the musical arts into
school Science Nights. By introducing concepts of sound wavelength,
frequency and amplitude, PBS transforms a school's STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math) program into STEAM (adding A for
• Side-by-Side Concerts: Usually a once in a lifetime opportunity that has
a long lasting impression, aspiring student musicians have the chance to
play alongside professional musicians at Symphony sponsored events
• Master Classes: Artist in residence programs for schools provide small
group and individual arts instruction which has immeasurable impact in
the artistic and musical growth of students
• Teacher Resources: Instrumental needs: Ensures that there is one
instrument for every child. Music library needs: Help schools expand on
their extremely limited repertoire
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Pre-K - 12
Palm Beach Zoo and
Conservation Society
The Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society exhibits over 500 animals in
naturalistic animal exhibits, while immersing guests in a beautiful botanical
setting. The zoo also offers waterfront dining, a carousel and an interactive
play fountain for guests to enjoy. We are open 363 days a year from 9 a.m.
- 5 p.m., and select Friday and Saturday evenings.
Curriculum Connections
Contact Person:
Education Coordinator
[email protected]
(561) 533-887ext. 229
1301 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 533-887
Environmental / Science / Math / Multicultural
• Zoo Classes for Pre-K: Animal Discovery, Color Safari
• Zoo Classes for K-2: Animal Adventures, Habitat Sweet Home, Zoo Clues
• Zoo Classes for 3-5: Food Chains, Florida Wildlife and Wetlands, Creatures
Have Class, Rain Forest Rescue, Animal Algebra
• Zoo Classes for 6-8: Classification Connection, Animal Adaptations,
Wildlife Conservation
• Zoo Classes for 9-12: Wildlife Conservation, Kingdoms and Conservation,
Zoo Careers
• Guided Tours: Tropics of the Americas, Florida Wildlife and Wetlands,
Endangered Species, Animal Hospital Tour
• Zoo Labs: Animal Discovery Lab, Animal Science Lab, Veterinary Lab
• Zoo Mobile Outreach Programs: Let the Zoo come to you! Zoo classes can
be presented at your school, camp, or after-school site
Costs and Details
• Please visit our website at for prices and detailed
information about onsite and offsite programs. Group rates are based on
a minimum of 15 or more paying people
Also Available
• Guided Tours / Behind-the-Scenes Tours / Zoo School / Children's &
Teacher Workshops / Summer Camp / Afterschool Programs / Zoo
Mobile Outreach Programs / Home School Classes / Night Owls Overnight
Adventures / Toddler Programs / Internships, General Volunteers,
Volunteer Teaching Guides (Docent), Summer Camp Teen Volunteer
Positions Available
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Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is a nonprofit membership
organization whose mission is to preserve the historic, architectural,
environmental, and cultural heritage of Palm Beach. These goals are attained
through advocacy initiatives, educational programs, and cultural events.
Curriculum Connections
• Social Studies / Language Arts / Science / Math
Please contact us for specific benchmarks
Contact Person:
Amanda Skier
[email protected]
(561) 832-0731Ext. 104
311 Peruvian Ave.
Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-0731
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• September - May, 10 a.m. - Noon
Little Red Schoolhouse Living History Program (Grade 4)
Pan's Garden Programs (Grades K-8)
Florida's Plants and the Native Americans
Monarchs and Milkweed
Let's See What Transpires/ Customized programs upon request
Costs and Details
• Admission is FREE for school groups
• Teacher manuals are provided for each program
• Reservations are required
Also Available
• Teacher Professional Development Opportunities -call for schedule:
Palm Beach County History Institute
Architecture - Building an Integrated Curriculum
Indoors and Out: Connecting Classrooms and Nature
• Adult Lectures & Tours
• Exhibitions
• Garden Tours
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Resource Depot
All Ages
Contact Person:
Education & Outreach
[email protected]
(561) 882-0090 x102
2510 Florida Ave.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 882-0090
Resource Depot is a Palm Beach County non-profit organization whose mission
is to keep reusable items out of the landfill in a way that benefits local educators
and their students through arts and environmental education. Resource
Depot offers STEAM-based field trips and hands-on workshops for children
and adults to demonstrate the multitude of ways materials can be reused
for educational purposes. Resource Depot also is available for tours, special
presentations and community events. Resource Depot's Workshops and Field
Trips are wonderful tools for teaching children about the ways we impact our
environment, as well as for developing their creative and problem solving
skills through the use of non-traditional (reused/recycled) materials in an
open ended approach.
Curriculum Connections
• The creative use of reusable materials can be adapted and linked to
all curriculums and to the Florida Sunshine State Standards and Core
• K-1st Grade: TURNING WASTE INTO WONDER: Includes tour, discussion
on ways to reduce and reuse at home, school and more, and explore
ways that recycling can be fun with a creative, age appropriate hands on
• 1 - 2nd Grade: R3 AND ME!: Includes a tour, environmental discussion
of the "lifecycle" of trash, ways to reduce and reuse all around us, and
recycling can be fun with a creative, age appropriate hands on project
• Grades 3-12: CHOOSE2REUSE STUDENT WORKSHOP: Includes a
tour, environmental workshop that enhances your program, and age
appropriate creative project with reused materials
WORKSHOP: Fee: $5/person with a minimum of 10 in attendance. All
materials provided. Includes a tour, teaching workshop and creative
• Discussion focuses on reuse advocacy for educators. Great for educators
who want to learn new and exciting ways to work and create with reusable
Costs and Details
• Student Fee: $45/1-10 students, $75/11-20 students, $125/21-40 students
One chaperone required for every 10 children
• Adult Fee: $5/person, minimum of 10 in attendance
• Workshop duration approx. 1.5 - 2 hrs
• Fees vary for outreaches and presentations. Please see our website for
further details
Also Available
• Shopping Memberships Available to Palm Beach County families,
public and private school teachers, preschool and aftercare providers,
homeschool parents and non-profits. Please visit for
membership levels and benefits
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The River Center
Pre-K - 12
Contact Person:
Megan Harris
[email protected]
(561) 743-7123 ext. 702
805 U.S. Hwy. One
Burt Reynolds Park
Jupiter, FL
(561) 743-7123
The River Center, located in Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter, offers educational
field trip programs to public, private, charter, and home schools groups
throughout the fiscal school year. Our mission is to foster a sense of
environmental stewardship for the Loxahatchee River’s diverse watershed
with quality programs, educational exhibits, and meaningful events. The
River Center features 9 state of the art aquariums representing the different
ecosystems of the Loxahatchee River and 7 interactive exhibits, including a
fully stocked touch tank. We have updated and innovative programs and are
able to offer a variety of activities. Our programs include an interactive tour
of our facility, a touch tank demonstration, water resources and conservation
discussion, as well as a hands-on activity.
Curriculum Connections
• Programs are designed to meet the Next Generation Science Standards
and Florida Core Standards for kindergarten through 12th grade. Teachers
receive both pre- and post-lesson plans designed to correlate with their
experience at the River Center.
• K-1st Grade Multi-Sensory Experience
• K-1st Grade Sea Urchin Lab
• K-1st Grade Fish Morphology
• 2nd-4th Grade Food Web
• 2nd, 4th & 5th Grade Habitat Conservation (weather permitting)
• 2nd & 5th Grade Water Cycle
• 3rd-5th Grade Water Properties Lab
• 3rd-5th Grade Mangrove Adaptations (weather permitting)
• 3rd-5th Grade Oyster Reef Ecology Lab
• 5th Grade Squid Dissection
(requires 1 month pre-registration; cost $1/student lab fee)
• Middle & High School Design Your Own Program
Costs and Details
• Programs are booked by completing and returning the registration
form and are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Educational
experiences for formal school groups begin at 10a.m. and last until 12
noon Tuesday through Friday. Charter, private, and home school groups
also have the opportunity for afternoon programs. We can accept up to
50 students per program. Burt Reynolds Park also offers picnic tables,
pavilions, and a playground for students after their visit
• Through support from the Loxahatchee River District, the River Center
provides these programs for FREE. The River Center has qualified as a
field trip destination for free bus funding through the Palm Beach County
School Board
Also Available
• Starfish Coffee and Story Time: Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.
• Public Tour and Fish Feeding: Saturdays at 2 p.m.
• Friends of the Loxahatchee Meeting: First Fridays at 12 p.m.
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Sandoway House Nature Center
K - 12
The Sandoway House Nature Center is located in a historic 1936 beachfront
home in Delray Beach. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and preserved as a unique Nature Center, now home to native plants,
live animals, a world class shell collection, a 400-gallon living reef aquarium and
a 15,000 gallon saltwater pool with sharks and reef fish. The Center offers
a glimpse into South Florida's fragile marine and freshwater environments
through educational exhibits and programs.
Curriculum Connections
• Science: Curriculum meets Common Core and Next Generation Sunshine
State Standards
Contact Person:
Evan Orellana
[email protected]
(561) 274-7263
142 South Ocean Blvd.
Delray Beach, FL
(561) 274-7263
Educational in-house and outreach field trips:
• Shark Adventure and Coral Reef Education (in-house field trip only!)
• Scales & Tails! All about Reptiles
• All about Amphibians!
• Creepy, Crawly, Insects!
• Sea Turtles: The Followers of the Moon
• From Beaks to Feathers! All about Birds
• Shell Stories and Touch Tank Adventure
• The Power of Plants
• Coral Reef Shark Feedings: Tuesday through Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. (free with admission)
• Alligator Feedings: Wednesday & Saturday at 1 p.m. (free with admission)
Costs and Details
• Field trips are $6 per child (reservations are required); One chaperone is
free with every ten students
• Outreach programs: call for cost and availability
• Title 1 Schools may receive free or discounted programs. Please call for
• Sandoway House has been selected to receive free transportation through
the Palm Beach County School District
Also Available
• Gift Shop
• Birthday Party/Facility Rental
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Beach Clean Ups (September & April)
• Sandoway's "Shark Month" Exhibit June-August with over 100 shark jaws,
shark tooth weapons and more!
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Schoolhouse Children's Museum
Pre-K - 5
The Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning Center is located in the
historic schoolhouse built in 1913. Listed on the National Register of Historic
Places, the Schoolhouse Museum offers interactive exhibits and educational
programs both on site and through a visit to your school or facility. Current
programs are aligned with Common Core and Next Generation Sunshine State
Standards. The mission of the Schoolhouse Children's Museum and Learning
Center is to engage children in playful discovery through hands-on, interactive
learning that integrates the arts, humanities and science in a historical setting.
Curriculum Connections
• Science / Engineering / Reading / Language Arts / Social Studies /
Art / History
Contact Person:
Program Manager
[email protected]
(561) 742-6780
129 East Ocean Ave
Boynton Beach, FL
(561) 742-6778
• Grades Pre-K - 2
The 5 Senses*
Wacky Weather
• Grades K - 1
Water, Water Everywhere*
Buildings, Bridges and More
• Grades K - 2
The 3 States of Matter*
• Grades 2 - 5
Ultimate Egg Drop
* Approved for field trip transportation by Palm Beach County Schools
Costs and Details
• Advanced reservations required
Please contact us for program details and costs
Also Available
• Facility Rental
• Birthday Parties
• Volunteer Opportunities
• Special Events
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The Society of the Four Arts
K - 12
The Society of the Four Arts is a non-profit cultural organization located in Palm
Beach. Each year The Four Arts offers a dynamic lineup of cultural programing,
including notable speakers, concerts, films, educational programs, and art
exhibitions. The campus is home to a library, children's library, beautiful
sculpture and botanical gardens, and a state-of-the art educational facility.
The Four Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and all programs are open to the public.
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Art / Literacy / Science / Language Arts / Social Studies / Music /
• Teacher's manual and student guide for all field trips located at: fourarts.
Contact Person:
Susan Harris
[email protected]
(561) 659-8515
2 Four Arts Plaza
Palm Beach, FL
(561) 655-7227
• Art Exhibition: "Illustrating Words: Poetry by Robert L. Forbes, Drawings
by Ronald Searle". This exciting exhibition features more than 60 works
combining the creative poetry of Robert L. Forbes and the highly imaginative
art work of Ronald Searle. The inventive and whimsical words of Forbes
are insightfully illustrated with Searle's joyful watercolor illustrations. Rich
with color and fanciful detail, the drawings capture the spirit and essence
of each poem. Ronald Searle was long known as one of the world's top
illustrators who produced drawings for Life Magazine, The New Yorker, and
numerous British publications. Robert Forbes has published three books
and is fast becoming a major children's author. Approved for grades K-12
• Palm Beach Symphony presents "Peter and the Wolf" with Ballet Palm Beach
At The Society of the Four Arts; Friday, November 13, 2015 at 10:15 a.m. or
11:45 a.m. Experience Sergei Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," one of the
most internationally recognized pieces of children's music. This timeless
tale follows a boy named Peter and his adventures with a lovable duck, an
impatient bird, a fat cat, a grumpy grandfather and a scary wolf. Dancers
from Palm Beach Ballet, a narrator, and the orchestra bring the characters
to life as students learn about the different instruments in the orchestra.
The concert helps students develop an appreciation of live music and dance
as it's performed at the highest level by professional artists
• No charge to attend. Reservations required
Costs and Details
• There is no charge for admission
• The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.,
September through July, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.,
November through April
Also Available
• The Society of the Four Arts Children's Library is pleased to offer free field
trip opportunities, story times and other activities that can be customized
for any school group and grade level. There is no charge for students,
teachers and chaperones on field trips
• The Four Arts is approved by the School District of Palm Beach County for
students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The Four Arts offers limited
funding to underwrite transportation when using the School District
Transportation System. For more information or to make reservations,
contact Susan Harris or Samantha Merigold beginning Tuesday, August 18,
2015. Call (561) 655-2776 or email [email protected]
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K - 12
Solid Waste Authority
of Palm Beach County
The Solid Waste Authority (SWA) of Palm Beach County offers comprehensive
environmental education outreach programs to Palm Beach County residents,
businesses and students.
Curriculum Connections
• Science / Earth Awareness / Social Studies / Civics
Contact Person:
Brian Elkins
[email protected]
(561) 640-8949
United States
7501 North Jog Rd.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 640-8949
• In-School Environmental Lessons (K-12th): Through various programs,
students will learn about the SWA's Integrated Solid Waste Management
System. The focus of the programs is to teach students the importance of
managing waste and how to protect our environment
• Labs: A great hands on approach for students to learn how the recycling
process works
• Field Trip Experiences (4th grade and up): The goal of the SWA Field Trip
Experiences is to expand visitors' knowledge of our integrated solid
waste management system, including how we turn waste into electricity
at our Renewable Energy Park. Visitors will also gain an understanding of
reducing, reusing, and recycling waste, and also how industry and nature
can coexist
• Distance Learning: We now offer programs thru distance learning
technologies including: Polycom Teleconferencing System and Adobe
Connect Webinars
• Career Days: We can come to your school and discuss with students the
various careers within the SWA, including: Information Technology (IT),
Engineering, Environmental, Public Affairs, and more
Costs and Details
• All of our programs are free of charge
• To schedule a program, please visit our website at,
Also Available
• We also offer Teacher Workshops throughout the year. To see the
upcoming workshops, visit our website
• Check out our social media sites:
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Pre-K - 12
South Florida Science Center
and Aquarium
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is an interactive center
providing curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational
journey through science and technology. Experience our Aquarium of Atlantic
gallery, planetarium, observatory, outdoor science trail, award-winning
exhibitions as well as over 40 traveling and in-house educational programs.
Curriculum Connections
• Science / Math / Technology / Social Studies / Fine Arts / Health /
Early Childhood
Contact Person:
Jessica Glenn
[email protected]
(561) 832-2026
4801 Dreher Trail N
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 832-1988
• Traveling Exhibitions: November 2015 - April 2016 Dinosaurs Around the
World and new exhibitions throughout the year
• Also on permanent display, visit our: Newly renovated Planetarium and
• Interactive Science Trail with Gem Panning and 18-Hole Miniature Golf
• Science on a Sphere Exhibit
• HAM Radio Station
• Early Learning Discovery Center
• Fun with STEM Nights
• Core Curriculum and Next Generation Sunshine State Standard/FCAT
focused science classes are available for groups at the Science Center or
at your school. Let our team come to you!
Costs and Details
• Please call (561) 832-2026 or visit our website: for
more details
Also Available
• Birthday Parties
• Home School Classes
• Seasonal Science Camps
• Volunteer/Intern Opportunities
• Scout Program Badges
• Senior Silver Science Days
• Parent-Child Early Learning Classes
• Special Events
• New STEM Studio Satellite Location in Abacoa!
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Taras Oceanographic Foundation
K - 12
Contact Person:
Stefan Harzen
[email protected]
(561) 762-6473
5905 Stonewood Ct.
Jupiter, FL
(561) 762-6473
From its inception, the Meet the Scientist Lecture Series has been a joint
venture of the Taras Oceanographic Foundation, a 501(c) (3) charitable
organization, and the the Jupiter Environmental Research and Field Studies
Academy (JERFSA) of Jupiter High School. It has been supported by the Rotary
Club of Jupiter and Tequesta and the Jupiter Inlet District. The mission of
the Meet the Scientist Lecture Series is to promote communication and the
overall relationship between scientists and the community in which they live
and work. Naturally, the series also serves as a forum for all stakeholders and
constituents to share their views and activities with a wider audience, and it
provides a wonderful resource of a wide range of information for students and
adults alike. Over the last 11 years, the program has become an informational
nexus with a sufficient sphere of influence to facilitate and otherwise contribute
the understanding of science, research and exploration. The lecture series
encourages communication between the school, scientists, students, parents,
community members, and other stakeholders. Communication is truly the
gateway for progress. Its audience has grown to about 300 on average and we
continue to introduce outstanding, local and international scientist associated
with a variety of local, national and international organizations ever since.
Curriculum Connections
• The lecture series provides students with real-life examples of current
curriculum topics such as scientific applications and research, emerging
pathogens, career options, and local scientific policy and conservation.
There are numerous tie-ins to our daily lessons in the form of scientific
methodology, genetics and DNA research, ecology and conservation
• The national board for professional teaching standards (NBPTS) recognizes
ten standards for accomplished practice; Standard IV "Engaging the
Science Learner", Standard VIII "Making Connections in Science", Standard
XI "Developing Collegiality and Leadership", and Standard XII "Connecting
with Families and the Community." Many science teachers have been
leaning heavily on the lecture series as an avenue for these vital goals in
2015/16 Calendar (as of August 10, 2015)
• October 13, 2015 - Exact topic to be determined - Tom Fitz, Tom Fitz
Productions and Schoolyard Films
• November 18, 2015 - Topic: Coastal Dolphin Conservation - Dr. Barbara
Brunnick, Palm Beach Dolphin Project & Coastal Dolphin Conservation
• December 9, 2015 - TBA
• January 13, 2016 - TBA
• February 10, 2016 - Exact topic to be determined - Prof. Dr. Jon Moore,
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University
• March 9, 2016 - Science as a Powerful Way of Learning While Having Fun
- Dr. Paul Thompson, Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Chicago
• April 13, 2016 - TBA
Costs and Details
• All events of the Meet the Scientist lecture Series are open to the public
and free. They are all held at the auditorium of Jupiter High School, located
at 500 N Military Trail in Jupiter
• The entire schedule will be posted on the website of the Foundation at as well as on its main FB page
• If you have any questions, you may call 561-762-6473 or send your email
to [email protected]
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The Director's Cut
Contact Person:
Bryan Goldmintz
[email protected]a
(416) 580-9957
8185 Via Ancho Rd.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 715-3108
The Director's Cut is a full-fledged digital media literacy workshop provider that
engages youth in collaborative media awareness throughout the school year
and during the summer months. Our workshops and curriculum have been
developed to focus on the imagination and engagement of the participant.
The Director's Cut provides exciting in-class workshops, afterschool classes,
holiday camps, schools-out programs, and summer camp experiences. We
expand the digital horizons of young film makers through authentic, digital
arts opportunities and inquiry, allowing youth to find their voices through
the pre-production, production and post-production processes.
Curriculum Connections
• Media Literacy / Language Arts / Math / Collaboration / Visual Arts / Film /
Technology / Music / Dance / Drama
• Stop Motion Animation
• Digital Storytelling
• Digital Comic Books
• Reel Film
• Music Video
• Breaking News
• Documentary
Costs and Details
• Price varies depending on type of workshop chosen (in-class, after school,
schools-out, holiday camp, summer camp, etc.)
Also Available
• Birthday Parties
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The HARID Conservatory
The HARID Conservatory is pleased to offer a series of 45-minute Dance
Outreach Performances for 4th and 5th graders in South Palm Beach County
public schools. The performances are free to students and their schools
(FREE admission and FREE busing). HARID's Dance Outreach Performances
provide a special opportunity for students to experience a high-quality dance
performance, learn and practice proper theater etiquette, and exercise their
behavioral responsibilities outside the classroom.
Curriculum Connections
• Dance / Music / Theater / Life Skills
Contact Person:
Annabel Russell
[email protected]
(561) 997-2677
2285 Potomac Rd.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 997-2677
• Divertissements from The Nutcracker, Act II; HARID's colorful production
of The Nutcracker includes all the magical and exciting dances from Act
II including Spanish Chocolates, Chinese Tea, Arabian Coffee, the Russian
Trepak, Dance of the Mirlitons, Waltz of the Flowers, and the majestic
Grand Pas de Deux! Each performance is 45 minutes in length
Costs and Details
• Admission is free and bus and driver costs are underwritten by HARID.
All performances are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Contact
Robert Ulmer at 561-997-2677 or [email protected] to reserve
space for your class
• All performances are held at the Countess de Hoernle Theater on the
campus of Spanish River Community High School, 5100 Jog Road in Boca
• Performance Schedule:
Wednesday, December 9, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday, December 9, 12:00 noon - 12:45 p.m.
Thursday, December 10, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Also Available
• Winter Performances; December 12, 3:00 p.m.; December 13, 3:00
p.m. Featuring classical ballet, character and modern dance, and The
Nutcracker, Act II; Countess de Hoernle Theater, 5100 Jog Road, Boca
Raton, FL; Tickets: $30 and $25 (Half price for children and full-time
students). Online at: By telephone: 561-9988038
• Spring Performances; May 27, 7:30 p.m.; May 28 & 29, 3:00 p.m. An
exciting selection of classical and contemporary ballets showcasing
HARID's 2016 graduating class; Countess de Hoernle Theater, 5100 Jog
Road, Boca Raton, FL. Tickets: $30 and $25 (Half price for children and
full-time students). Online at: By telephone:
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The Harp Lady
I give harp workshops for classes or groups up to 30 participants. Ms. Ruby will
bring 5 different harps to the hour long program. Harp history and technical
info regarding how the harp is made is woven into the session. Ms. Ruby will
demonstrate the various harps and play a few songs. The remainder of the
hour is for kids to PLAY her harps, which includes simple exercises, songs
and improvisation such as 'Play a Feeling'. If we have time, we will make up
songs with lyrics too!
See the harps at website
Curriculum Connections
• Music / Math / Science / Art / Poetry
Contact Person:
Ruby Hummingbird
[email protected]
(717) 582-6266
• Harp Workshops
• Interactive Hands-On
Costs and Details
• $150 for a one hour session
510 North F St.
Lake Worth, FL
(717) 582-6266
Also Available
• Weekdays, Weekends
• Morning, Afternoon or Evenings
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VSA Florida - Palm Beach County
All Ages
The mission of VSA Florida - Palm Beach County is to create a society where
people with disabilities can learn through, participate in, and enjoy the arts.
Curriculum Connections
• Visual Arts / Language Arts / Theatre / Dance
Contact Person:
Cindy Pijanowski
[email protected]
(561) 966-7025
2728 Lake Worth Rd.
Lake Worth, FL
(561) 966-7025
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• Inclusive visual & performing arts programs led by professional artists
• VSA Celebration of the Arts at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex
• Holiday Showcase at the Duncan Theatre @ Palm Beach State College
• West Festival at Palm Beach State College's Dolly Hand Cultural Arts
• Ongoing Exhibits at the CMAA Therapeutic Recreation Complex
Costs and Details
• Visit for more details & a calendar of events
Also Available
• School & Community Partnerships, Cultural Access & Special Events
• Visual and performing arts programs & events for children, teens and
adults with disabilities
• Rental space is available at the Murray, Meyer & Rachelle Grodetsky
Family Foundation Athletic Center, The Gleneagles Country Club Aquatic
Center and The Fountains Country Club Recreation Center and can be
reserved up to three months in advance. Reservations are made on a
first-come, first-served basis with priority given to programs for people
with disabilities. Please call (561) 966-7088 or visit our website: pbcparks.
com/therapeutic_recreation/ for more information
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Yesteryear Village
Yesteryear Village is a history park nestled on ten acres, showcasing buildings
and artifacts from 1895 to 1945. Discover a large collection of early, original
and replicated buildings including an old school, a farm, a blacksmith shop, a
general store, a butterfly garden, and several houses. You are invited to come
inside these buildings during a guided learning experience reminiscent of life
in early Florida. Tours have been developed in conjunction to the curriculum
approved by The School District of Palm Beach County for students from
Kindergarten to Fifth grade.
Curriculum Connections
• Language Arts / Social Studies / Math
• A study guide, including approved K-1 and 2-5 curriculum, is available.
Contact Person:
Connie Christman
[email protected]
(561) 795-3110
9067 Southern Blvd.
(561) 790-5232
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• The ABC's and 1, 2, 3’s of Yesteryear Village - Grades K-1
• The Study of Florida History from 1895 - 1945 - Grades 2-5
Costs and Details
• Tours offered Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - Noon Reservations are
• Admission is $5 per student / $10 per teacher or chaperone
Also Available
• 2016 marks the 104th Anniversary of the South Florida Fair and takes
place from January 15-31
• Tours during the South Florida Fair which include Yesteryear Village, the
Agriplex and the Expo Center
• Yesteryear Village Summer Programs
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Young Singers of the Palm Beaches
Formed only 13 years ago, The Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is the areas
premiere children’s choir. Housed at the Kravis Center for the Performing
Arts, over 300 singers attend weekly rehearsals divided into six choirs based
on age, grade, ability and gender.
2 - 12
Contact Person:
Melanee Blankstein
[email protected]
(561) 659-2332
701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL
(561) 659-2332
The choir is open to all singers in grades 2-12. Students receive instruction in
music theory, vocal technique, and performance skills. Young Singers members
learn teamwork and leadership skills, build self-esteem and set realistic and
obtainable goals. Young Singers members obtain life skills through music
education. Members consist of public, private and home-schooled children.
The organization has received three MUSE Awards from the Cultural Council
of Palm Beach County in the last five years.
For information about auditions please contact Melanee Blankstein at (561)
Curriculum Connections
• Music / Math / Language Arts / Social Studies
• Winter Tapestry 2015 Concert - December 5, 2015, 7pm, Kravis Center for
the Performing Arts
• Singspiration 2016 Concert - May 22, 2016, 7pm, Kravis Center for the
Performing Arts
• Prime Time Afterschool Choirs - YSPB provides afterschool programming
focusing on singing skills, literacy and performance skills. Choirs are
taught by certified music instructors
• Choirs in the Glades is the newest YSPB program funded by the Community
Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The goal of this FREE
program is to replicate the YSPB model in the Glades area by reaching out
to the numerous talented and gifted singers in the western communities
and creating successful choral experiences for them
Costs and Details
• There is a tuition fee associated with the main program at the Kravis
Center but Young Singers of the Palm Beaches is committed to reaching
children from low-income families and financial aid is available
Also Available
• Community performances
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Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County
The Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County, Inc. is a nonprofit community
collaborative, educational and cultural organization that seeks to provide young
musicians with an exceptional learning and performing experience while also
developing an appreciation of music. Approximately 180 musicians ages 8-22
participate in four orchestras performing six to eight concerts throughout
Palm Beach County each season. Musicians are also served through a Chamber
Music Program, an Orchestra Summer Camp, and a Music Education Outreach
Program to provide music instruction to young musicians who would otherwise
not have the opportunity to study orchestral music.
1 - 12
Over the past 3 years YOPBC has been one of the fastest growing cultural
arts organizations in South Florida.
Contact Person:
Michael Fraley
[email protected]
(561) 281-8600
2285 Potomac Rd.
Boca Raton, FL
(561) 281-8600
Curriculum Connections
• Music / Social Studies / Math / Language Arts / Science
• August 23, 2015 New student auditions Palm Beach Atlantic University
• August 29, 2015 All State Boot Camp, Florida Atlantic University FREE
• October 25, 2015 Fall Concert, BAK Middle School of the Arts
• December 13, 2015 Winter Concert, Florida Atlantic University
• February 28, 2016 Concert, Park Vista High School
• April 24, 2016 Spring Concert, Mizner Park Amphitheater Boca Raton FREE
• May 12, 2016 Spotlight On Young Musicians, Kravis Center WPB
• May 15, 2016 Auditions for 2016-2017 Season, Palm Beach Atlantic
University, WPB
• July 11-22, 2016 Orchestra Summer Camp, Palm Beach Atlantic University.
(One or two weeks)
• Ongoing Weekly rehearsals on Sunday afternoons, Palm Beach Atlantic
University from August - May
• Ongoing Music Education Outreach Program at Boca Elementary and JC
Mitchell Elementary Schools, August - May
• Ongoing Chamber Music Program, August - May
• Beyond The Stage, Kravis Center, 3/7, 4/4
• Orchestra socials - see our web site for exact dates
Costs and Details
• Concert Tickets range from free - $20 depending on concert
• Annual tuition varies based on orchestra, check our web site for specific
• YOPBC is committed to reaching children from low-income families and
financial aid is available
• Call or email for details! (561) 281-8600, [email protected]
Also Available
• Youth Orchestra performing groups and ensembles are also available for
your private parties, weddings, meetings and special events
• Contact us for more information! (561) 281-8600 or [email protected]
Educational Guide for 2015 - 2016
Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
The Value of Field Trips
For decades, students have piled into buses to visit a variety of cultural institutions: art, natural history, and science
museums, theaters, performing arts centers, zoos and historical sites. However, due to financial pressures on our
schools, field trips are now being offered sporadically and sparingly as rewards rather than enrichment. Some
believe that student time is better spent in the classroom preparing for exams. Field trips are on a steady and rapid
decline throughout our country.
As educators, we want our students to acquire skills and knowledge inside and outside of the classroom. We want
them to develop into adults who appreciate the breadth of human accomplishment. Enriching field trips broaden
the educational experience of classroom learning and make curriculum more relevant.
Beyond the Book: Why Field Trips?
•• Students who go on field trips have better recall of information due to experiencing it first-hand. Field trips
connect the dots of lessons learned in the classroom by providing real experiences related to all content
•• Field trips enrich and expand the curriculum, and strengthen observation skills by immersing children in
sensory activities that expand their awareness of their community.
•• Field trips provide access to our cultural heritage as both advantaged and disadvantaged students receive
the same “out of school” learning experiences.
•• Field trips affect student values by exposing them to various ideas, peoples, places and time periods. By
understanding and appreciating what life was like for people who lived in another time and place, students
demonstrate “historical empathy”. By allowing students to express their level of agreement or disagreement with
a particular event, movement, art work or musical composition, they learn tolerance and the value of opposing
•• Field trips create real world experiences students can apply to events relevant in their life. Whether it is
visiting a construction site and then returning to the classroom to design an architectural structure or
visiting a college campus and being introduced to the dream of higher education, field trips can bring
together seemingly unrelated worlds.
•• One of the most important outcomes of field trips is the cultivation of an interest in art forms and a desire
to return to cultural institutions. A lifelong intent to seek out cultural learning experiences definitely
enriches lives.
Educational Guide for 2015 - 2016
Art & Culture in Palm Beach County
888-2-OFFICE (888-263-3423)
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The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County enhances the quality of life and
economic growth of the community by creating a cultural destination through
support, education and promotion of arts and culture.
The Cultural Council of Palm Beach County is rapidly becoming one
of the nation’s premier support organizations for the local cultural
industry, measured by the strength and value of its grant making, the quality
of its programs, and the excellence of its board, staff and membership.
601 Lake Avenue | Lake Worth, FL 33460 Tel: (561) 471-2901| Fax: (561) 687-9484
Free and open to the public Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsored in part by
the State of Florida, Department of State,
Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council,
Lawrence A. Sanders Foundation, Inc.
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