LAKE WORTH BEACH, Florida, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors in Florida’s Capital of Culture®. The Palm Beach County Council of Culture (CCPBC) is excited to celebrate South Florida’s tropical climate by spotlighting several outdoor arts and cultural experiences. From learning the art of Saikei in a serene botanical garden to exploring architectural styles on a historical walking tour, there is something for everyone at The Palm Beaches.
The CCPBC is pleased to share this list of curated October activities below. For more information about these experiences, see palmbeachculture.com/events.
- Bush wildlife sanctuary (Jupiter): Connect with Nature on October 27 with Busch Wildlife Sanctuary’s “Be one with nature” yoga class. Partnered with Soulful Elephant Yoga, this session takes place at their Cypress Amphitheater with the aim of transforming the body, mind and spirit through movement and mindfulness while surrounded by nature. 100 percent of the registration fee goes to the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary. More information can be found 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 Family festival in autumn! This event features many grab-and-go activities including fall-themed crafts, live science demonstrations, outdoor games and bouncy castles, free mini-golf, a petting zoo, and much more on Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Experience the Dinosaur Explorer Exhibit, a brand new exhibit that uses the latest in animatronic technology to deliver a highly interactive experience with larger than life displays and vibrant vignettes (that will amaze and captivate visitors of all ages!). Tickets and further information are available here.
- Gumbo Limbo Nature Center (Boca Raton): A beacon for environmental education, research and conservation, Gumbo Limbo provides sanctuary for plants and animals, many of which are rare or endangered.
- Sea Turtle Conversations: Over the past year, over 100 sea turtle patients have been treated at Gumbo Limbo’s Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility. Meet some of the current turtle patients and hear their stories. This free presentation is offered daily at 2:00 p.m. More information can be found here.
- Feedings in the marine aquarium outdoors: What is the connection between mangrove and coral reef communities? How do fish use these habitats? Learn about the fascinating behavior of native fish, stingrays, and other marine life during these free daily presentations. More information can be found here.
- Palm Beach County Historical Society (West Palm Beach): Learn all about Palm Beach County and Florida history.
- Hiking tours: Go back in time on a Tour through history and architecture under the direction of award-winning architect and preservation specialist Rick Gonzalez of REG Architects. The 60- to 90-minute tour showcases urban development 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 to preserve their quality workmanship and beauty for future generations. Explore the architectural styles that define the West Palm Beach skyline. Choose dates from November to April. More information can be found here.
- Agricultural tours: Agriculture has long been the lifeblood of Palm Beach County, beginning with early European settlements. In what later became the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA), settlers and land speculators found unique conditions for growing food. The muddy soil, heat, and flat land made the EAA a perfect conduit for feeding South Florida — and later the nation. Palm Beach County is the nation’s leading producer of sugarcane, sweetcorn, peppers, lettuce, radishes, Chinese vegetables, leafy specialties and celery. The HSPBC has partnered with the Florida Sugar Cane League for their group farm tour on November 17th. Guests will learn how farmers grow sugar cane and the many other crops that make the Everglades agricultural region the winter vegetable capital of the world. More information can be found here.
- Safari in lion country (loxahatchee): Set on nearly 1,500 acres of wildlife sanctuary, Lion Country Safari is home to over 900 animals roaming in open, semi-natural habitats. The park welcomed a female Southern White Rhinoceros calf to its herd on August 6, 2022. The third calf to be born at the park in less than a year, the calf named Ruby and his mother, are spending quality time in a visible maternity area joined by guests from their cars in the drive-through safari. Admission to Lion Country Safari includes admission to both the Drive-Through Safari and the Walk-Through Adventure Park. More information can be found here.
- Mountains Botanical Garden (West Palm Beach): The nonprofit Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is excited to host 29 happy, healthy gardening events this October.
- Day of the dog in the garden: Bring your favorite pooch and enjoy a relaxing garden walk through the garden on Sunday 9th October from 9am to 3pm. There are many great places to take family photos. Free for members and children under 6 years old; $12 for adults; $10 for seniors over 65, students, and military with ID; $5 for children 6-17. More information can be found here.
- Introduction to Bonsai and Saikei: Ever wanted to try bonsai or learn about the ancient Saikei art? 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 or mini saikei forest. Participants can design their own starter plant to take home and learn the basic tools needed to care for these living miniature treasures. Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration $35 members; $40 non-members. More information can be found here.
- Tai Chi on the mounts: Tai Chi is characterized by flowing and gentle yet deeply powerful movements. The main goal of the practice of Tai Chi is to increase, strengthen and promote the flow of internal energy, “Chi”. When the “chi” flows through the body, one experiences general 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 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration $10 for members; $15 for non-members. More information can be found here.
- Watercolor in the garden with Carl Stoveland: Join artist Carl Stoveland and share your love of art and nature with adult art enthusiasts. Participants start each class with a nature walk through the garden for inspiration, then move indoors where Stoveland starts with a short demonstration theme and then helps participants choose a theme and start a watercolour. 4, 11, 18, 25 October, 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Registration required; $10 for members, $15 for non-members. More information can be found here.
- Palm Beach Photo Center (West Palm Beach): Enjoy the great outdoors and learn tips on aperture settings, exposure for macro and landscape photography, and experimental shutter speeds for landscape photography at Palm Beach Photographic Center’s 2-hour photo walks. 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 beginning October 11th. Each tour offers guests a unique opportunity to see wildlife from a different perspective and to see dolphin and marine conservation research in action. Dolphin experts lead excursions, interpret dolphin and wildlife sightings, and educate guests about dolphins, the oceans, and how dolphin health is related to human well-being. Tickets are $125/adult and $95 for under 16s. More information can be found here.
About the Palm Beach County Cultural Council
The Cultural Council for Palm Beach County is the official support agency for arts and culture in The Palm Beaches, Florida’s Capital of Culture®. Headquartered in the historic Robert M. Montgomery, Jr. Building in downtown Lake Worth Beach, the council presents exhibitions and performances featuring artists who live or work in Palm Beach County. The building also serves as a VISIT FLORIDA designated Florida Certified Tourism Information Center, a helpful resource for visitors. The Council’s free Cultural Concierge program offers visitors expert recommendations, free tips and enhanced access to local events, talent and venues.
Explore the great outdoors with arts and culture experiences at The Palm Beaches