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Lion Country Safari located in Loxahatchee, Florida is the only drive-through and walk through safari and amusement park in the state. Located in western Palm Beach County, the safari is located on more than 600 acres and was founded in 1967. The Lion Country Safari claims to be the first cage-less zoo in the United States. The safari has won numerous awards and recognitions including the 3rd Best Safari in 2009, One of the Top Ten Drive Through Safari’s, Best Outdoor Activity in Palm Beach County, Top Local Attraction of 2019, and the Certificate of Excellence in 2017 just to name a few.

Lion Country Safari was developed by entrepreneurs who wanted to bring the African Safari experience to the United States without having to travel and the expenses

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If you’re looking for something to do indoors, there are plenty of activities in Palm Beach County for all ages.

The South Florida Science Center in West Palm Beach is the perfect place for kids. The Center has new exhibits that features some of the world’s recently discovered and most unique dinosaurs. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium’s goals is to open every mind to science through their numerous events and exhibits held at the center. General admission tickets are required for adults and children, children under 3 years old are free. The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is located at 4801 Dreher Trail N in West Palm Beach.

Monkey Joe’s in Lake Worth is the perfect place for kids to jump around for hours in their giant indoor

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Due to the popularity of the event, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center has announced three more dates for their Sea Turtle Sleepover for children in the next couple of months.

The Sea Turtle Sleepover is an exclusive event aimed for children between the ages of 8 and 12 years old. During the sleepover the night time program will feature a tour of the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s outdoor Sea Turtle hospital, children’s activities, scavenger hunt, chances to meet the sea turtle patients, an ocean themed movie and the ultimate slumber party. Children are allowed to bring their own snacks and drinks, the center just asks that they are brought in a reusable container.

The fun sleepover begins at 7 pm and children can be picked up at 8 am the next morning.

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This Saturday, March 23rd, the Loggerhead Marinelife Center will host its 16th Annual TurtleFest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This is a great event for Palm Beach residents of all ages, especially those interested in local wildlife and marine ecosystems.

Over 10,000 guests will join together at TurtleFest 2019 at the free-admission event which focuses on promoting conservation and endangered sea turtles. Guests will enjoy music, art, shopping, educational presentations, games, and other activities. Returning this year is the World Ocean pavilion, which features educational and fun activities focused on water conservation.

Entertainment

Talented musicians “Spred The Dub,” “Making Faces” and more TBA, along with performances by local school groups

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Spring Break season is upon us in Palm Beach County. The Palm Beach County School District starts their Spring Break on Saturday, March 16th and the students return back to school on Tuesday, March 26th. Throughout the county there are plenty of activities going on around to keep busy.

Abby’s Performing Arts Coaching: Spring Break week is also Celebrity Week at the Performing Arts school and students who attend will learn to sing, dance, and act as their favorite celebrities. The program is aimed for children 4 through 10 years old. The camp is $250 dollars for the week and runs from 9 am to 3 pm daily. For more information, click here.

Aloha Surf Camp: The Surf Camp is aimed for kids who want to learn about ocean safety and how to surf safely. Children

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The Palm Beach Zoo is hosting a 6-day Spring Break Zoo Camp starting Monday, March 18th through Friday March 22nd and then a day camp on Monday, March 25th.

The Spring Break Zoo Camp includes up close animal encounters, zoo keeping activities, visits to the animal habitats, behind the scenes tours, arts and crafts, games, scientific experiments, carousel rides and other educational activities.

The Zoo Camp is aimed for children ages 5 through 10 years old. The hours for the camp are from 9 am to 4 pm. There will also be before care and after care from 8:15 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 5:30 pm for an additional charge.

The cost for the camp is $275 dollars for zoo members and $305 dollars for non-members. Before care is $20 dollars extra and after care is $50

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Guests who visit the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach can support sea turtles through their ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program. The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a non-profit sea turtle research, rehabilitation and sea turtle hospital whose mission is aimed to protect the ocean ecosystems and all Marinelife. Loggerhead provides care and treatment for injured and endangered sea turtles before being released back into the ocean.

The ‘Adopt a Sea Turtle’ program costs $35 dollars for the basic adoption package to adopt and your money goes to benefit the center for research and continued care for the injured and sick sea turtles. Your money also goes to help further along the study of loggerheads, green sea turtles, and leatherbacks that nest along

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach is hosting their weekly Hammock Hike this Friday, March 8th.

The Hammock Hike is led by an experienced Naturalist and the beach walks and hammock hikes are an excursion through some of South Florida’s natural habits. The hikes navigate through the coastal hammock and the natural dune systems. Along the way, you’ll learn about all the birds and trees along the journey through the sand on the beach.

The Hammock Hikes are in partnership with the Palm Beach County ERM Natural Area division. The hike is free to attend. Click here to register.

The next Hammock Hike is this Friday, March 8th at 10:30 am. The hikes last approximately an hour long. All are welcomed to attend.

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The Palm Beach Zoo is hosting another Early Explorer series this upcoming Saturday, March 9th.

The Early Explorer experience is an interactive educational series designed for pre-schooled aged children, created for children ages 3 to 4 years old. This Saturday the theme is Terrific Tails. The series includes an up-close animal encounter, games, story time, arts and crafts, and visits through the animal habitats throughout the Nature Play area and the Zoo.

Pre-registration is required for children to attend, and one adult is required to attend with each child.

The cost is $ 25 dollars per session for members or $50 dollars per session for non-members. The non-member price includes all day admission to the Zoo after the series. Click here to register.

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There is no shortage of places for you to enjoy hiking in South Florida. Here are some of the most scenic hiking spots in Palm Beach County and Martin County.

Pondhawk Natural Area: Located in Boca Raton, this Natural Area centers around a man-made lake named Blue Lake. Palm Beach County purchased the land from IBM, they integrated the lake and its natural surrounding areas and created eight acres of wetlands that heron, white ibis and osprey’s can call home. The natural area is a total of 79 acres and features hiking trails, wildlife viewing areas, wetlands, biking trails and much more. Pondhawk Natural Area is located at 1501 Spanish River Boulevard in Boca Raton.

Delray Oaks: Located in Delray Beach, this small natural area features two trails, a

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