Explore the great outdoors with artistic and cultural experiences

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla., Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the outdoors in Florida’s Cultural Capital®. The Palm Beach County Cultural Council (CCPBC) is pleased to celebrate South Florida’s tropical climate by highlighting several outdoor arts and cultural experiences. From learning the art of Saikei in a serene botanical garden to exploring architectural styles on a historic walking tour, there’s something for everyone at The Palm Beaches.

The CCPBC is happy to share this list of activities organized in October below. For more information on these experiences, please visit palmbeachculture.com/events.

  • Busch Wildlife Sanctuary (Jupiter): Connect with nature on October 27 with Busch Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Be one with nature” Yoga classes. In partnership with Soulful Elephant Yoga, this session will take place in their Cypress Amphitheater with the goal of transforming your body, mind, and soul through movement and mindfulness while surrounded by nature. 100% of entry fees go to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. More information here.
  • Cox Science Center and Aquarium (West Palm Beach): Guests of all ages will fall in love with science at Cox Science Center and Aquarium’s fall family party! This event features plenty of take-out activities, including fall-themed crafts, live science demonstrations, outdoor and inflatable games, free mini-golf, a petting zoo, and more. Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out the Dinosaur Explorer exhibit, an all-new exhibit that uses the latest animatronic technology to deliver a highly interactive experience with larger-than-life screens and vibrant vignettes (that will amaze and captivate visitors of all ages!). Tickets and more information are available here.
  • Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (Boca Raton): As a beacon for environmental education, research and conservation, Gumbo Limbo provides refuge for plants and animals, many of which are rare or endangered.
    • Discussions about sea turtles: Last year, more than 100 sea turtles were treated at the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility in Gumbo Limbo. Meet some of the Turtles’ current patients and hear their stories. This free presentation is offered daily at 2 p.m. More information is available here.
    • Marine Aquarium Surface Foods: What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? Learn about the fascinating behaviors of native fish, stingrays and other marine life during these free daily presentations. More information is available here.
  • Palm Beach County Historical Society (West Palm Beach): Learn all about Palm Beach County and Florida history.
    • Walking tours: Go back in time on a History and Architecture Walking Tour led by award-winning architect and historic preservation specialist Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects. The 60-90 minute tour showcases the evolution of urban design in the historic heart of downtown West Palm Beach. From the 1916 courthouse to functional landmarks like the Comeau and Harvey buildings, learn the stories behind some of the city’s most impressive buildings and the efforts that have preserved their quality craftsmanship and beauty for future generations. Explore the architectural styles that define the West Palm Beach skyline. Select dates from November to April. More information here.
    • Agricultural visits: Agriculture has long been the lifeblood of Palm Beach County, beginning with early European settlement. In what would become the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), settlers and land speculators found unique conditions for growing food. The muddy ground, heat, and flat terrain made the EAA a perfect conduit to power South Florida — and later, the nation. Palm Beach County is the national leader in the production of sugar cane, sweet corn, sweet peppers, lettuce, radishes, Chinese vegetables, specialty greens and celery. HSPBC has partnered with the Florida Sugar Cane League for their group Farm visit November 17. Guests will learn how farmers grow sugar cane and the many other crops that make the agricultural area of ​​the Everglades the winter vegetable capital of the world. More information is available here.
  • Lion Country Safari (Loxahatchee): Set on nearly 600 acres of natural space, Lion Country Safari is home to over 900 animals roaming in open, naturalistic habitats. The park welcomed a female southern white rhino to its herd on August 6, 2022. The third cub born at the park in less than a year, the cub named Ruby and her mother are spending quality time bonding in an area of motherhood which is visible to guests from their cars in the driving safari. Admission to Lion Country Safari includes entry to the driving safari and walking adventure park. More information here.
  • Monts Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach): The non-profit organization Les Amis du Jardin Botanique des Monts is pleased to host 29 happy and healthy horticultural events in October.
    • The dog party in the garden: Bring your favorite dog and enjoy a casual walk in the garden on Sunday, October 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There are many great places to take family photos. Free for members and children under 6; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors 65 and older, students, and military with ID; $5 for children 6 to 17 years old. More information is available here.
    • Introduction to bonsai and saikei: Have you ever wanted to try your hand at bonsai or wanted to learn more about the ancient art of Saikei? If so, this is the class for you. Perennial Mounts volunteer Michael Spencer will discuss the difference between Bonsai and Saikei and how to begin the process of creating your own Bonsai forest or mini Saikei. Participants will be able to design their own starter plant to take home and learn the basic tools needed to care for these miniature living treasures. Saturday, October 15, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration $35 members; $40 non-members. More information is available here.
    • Tai Chi in the Mountains: Tai Chi offers smooth and gentle yet deeply powerful movements. The main objective of the practice of Tai Chi is to magnify, strengthen and encourage the circulation of internal energy, the “chi”. When “chi” circulates throughout the body, one experiences overall health, rejuvenation, and inner joy. Led by Josefina McMahon, this Tai Chi class is based on Sun Style Tai Chi which combines Qi Gong and Tai Chi. October 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 10 to 11 a.m. Registration $10 for members; $15 for non-members. More information is available here.
    • Watercolor in the Garden with Carl Stoveland: Join artist Carl Stoveland and share your love of art and nature with other adult art enthusiasts. Participants will begin each class with a nature walk through the garden for inspiration, then move indoors, where Stoveland will start with a quick demo topic, then help participants choose a topic and start a watercolor. October 4, 11, 18, 25, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration required; $10 for members, $15 for non-members. More information is available here.
  • Palm Beach Photographic Center (West Palm Beach): Enjoy nature and learn tips on aperture settings, exposure for macro and landscape photography, and experimental shutter speeds for landscape photography with the Palm Beach Photographic Center’s two-hour Fotowalks . These outdoor classes are offered at four different locations: Grassy Waters Preserve Nature Center, Mounts Botanical Garden, Pan’s Garden and Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
  • The Taras Oceanographic Foundation (West Palm Beach): Experience an authentic, fun, engaging and educational dolphin tour. The Taras Oceanographic Foundation is offering these memorable experiences starting October 11. Each tour offers guests the unique opportunity to see wildlife from a different perspective, allowing them to experience dolphin and ocean conservation research in action. Dolphin experts lead the tours, interpreting dolphin and wildlife sightings and educating guests about dolphins, the oceans, and how dolphin health relates to human well-being. Tickets are $125/adults and $95 for anyone under 16. More information is available here.


About the Palm Beach County Cultural Council

The Palm Beach County Cultural Council is the official arts and culture support agency of The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Cultural Capital®. Based in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth Beach, the Council presents exhibits and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. The building also serves as a VISIT FLORIDA Certified Tourism Information Center, a helpful resource for visitors. The Council’s free Cultural Concierge program offers visitors expert recommendations, free advice and enhanced access to local events, talent and venues.

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