Florida’s Cultural Capital: West Palm Beach

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Living in apartments in West Palm Beach, FL, zip code 33409 puts you in the midst of Florida’s cultural capital: West Palm Beach and its surrounding cities in Palm Beach County. Check out the continuing events and suggested locales in the newspapers, on television or on websites, so you can plan to visit the most interesting locations and take part in special events.

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From these apartments for rent in West Palm Beach, you can make day trips or longer vacations to many entertaining cultural attractions and activities in order to put some fun and education in your life and in the lives of family members of varying ages and tastes.

The Norton Museum of Art in downtown West Palm Beach has exhibitions and permanent collections of masterpiece artworks year-round and also offers family friendly, hands-on activities for all ages. There is free admission for Florida residents in June, July, and August and free admission to Palm Beach County residents every Saturday from June 1st through August 3rd.

The Palm Beach Zoo provides exciting encounters and feedings with resident animals such as monkeys, tigers, alligators, pelicans and more. “Daily Keeper Talks” are interesting and informative. One of the daily shows is “Wings Over Water,” featuring over 20 trained birds from around the world. Animal trainers educate guests on the natural history, behavior, biology and conservation of different bird species. The shows take place on Baker Lake, within the zoo on a floating stage.

The John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in North Palm Beach has daily nature walks, guided two-hour Kayak tours daily at high tide and turtle walks from May 28 through July 19 in the evenings. This barrier island is a biological treasure. Visitors can picnic, swim, scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, canoe and surf at the beach. Birdwatchers can catch a glimpse of numerous species.

Juno Beach has the Loggerhead Marine Life Center with nature-based exhibitions and a turtle rehabilitation center where rescued turtles are examined and given needed medical treatment. You can look through the windows of the medical lab to see procedures being performed. The turtles are then put back temporarily into above-ground holding tanks before being returned to local waters. Large indoor aquariums hold a variety of sea life.

Other cultural events and sites are the Olympic Heights Performing Arts Theater in Boca Raton, theMorikami Museum and Japanese Gardens with its annual “Sushi and Stroll” and the Sandoway House Nature Center in Delray Beach, the home of southeast Florida’s largest private collection of shells.

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