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The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their reoccurring Lighthouse Moonrise Tour this Wednesday, March 20th at 6:45 pm.

Guests who attend the Moonrise Tour will learn about the history of the Jupiter Lighthouse while enjoying the views of Jupiter and the full moon in the sky. The tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and the tours are weather permitting. Be sure to check their website for more information for updates.

The tour costs $25 dollars per person and $20 dollars per person for Lighthouse Members. Tickets are required and can be purchased online. All are welcomed to attend, and children must be at least 48 inches tall to climb the 105 steps to the top of the tower.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 500 Captains

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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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Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Ships the Pinta and the Nina are coming to Harbourside Place in Jupiter for a week. Starting Friday, March 22nd through Sunday, March 31st the ships will be docked at Harbourside Place for tours.

The Nina replica was built by hand and is considered to be the most historically correct and accurate replica of Columbus’ ships. The length of the ship is 65 feet long and the beam is 18 feet wide. Columbus sailed the Nina across the Atlantic Ocean on three voyages to the New World in 1492. Today, the replica is a floating museum and visits ports all over the Western Hemisphere.

The Pinta replica was built in 2005 and was launched in Brazil and made to accompany Nina on off the voyages. The Pinta is a larger ship at 85 feet

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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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According to the Florida Bicycle Association, the month of March is Florida’s Bike Month. Through the month there are several bike riding events around the state to promote their mission by working together to build a bicycle-friendly state. Since the spring weather is perfect for cycling, here are some of the best places to ride your bike in Palm Beach County.

The Riverwalk in Jupiter: Start your route along the Riverwalk at Harbourside Place. Along the 2.5-mile journey you’ll pass by residential areas, marinas, natural ridge areas, commercial properties, and waterside parks. The Riverwalk provides a great view of the Intracoastal and the Jupiter Inlet. If you are looking to rent a bike for the journey, Jupiter Bike Rental provides rentals starting at

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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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This Saturday, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting their Family Adventure Day: Celebrating Seminole Culture.

The Family Adventure Days are history inspired education and adventures to celebrate the unique culture of the Seminole Tribe in Florida. The waterfront activities are fun and educational for all ages. The morning will be filled with storytelling, demonstrations, games, activities, and arts and crafts at the iconic Lighthouse.

The event has partnered with the Ah-tah-thi-ki Museum for the day. All materials will be provided for the event. Guests are asked to bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy on the Lighthouse lawn overlooking the Jupiter Inlet.

The day starts are 10 am and the activities will go until approximately noon, the

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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 Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting two events this Wednesday, March 13th, Hiking with Young Explorers and the Lighthouse Sunset Tour.

Hiking with Young Explorers: The staff of the lighthouse invites both young explorers and parents to their nature hike of the North Trail. The hike is led by Sophia Fonseca, the lighthouse site’s Natural Resource Specialist. She will lead the hike through the scrub and identify the animal tracks and how the animals move around. The next hike is this Wednesday, March 10th at 9 am. The hike last approximately an hour and attendees are asked to bring water, sunscreen, bug spray and a snack if needed. The hike will begin at the North Trail. Parking is available at the north parking lot or the grass nearby.

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On Mondays, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum hosts their weekly Twilight Yoga At The Light. The class welcomes all levels of Yoga and attendees get to experience the serenity of yoga on the Lighthouse deck, under the big banyan tree with the sun setting in the background.

The yoga class is taught by Mary Veal, from Kula Yoga Shala, located in Jupiter. During the outdoor yoga class there is no music, no harsh lights, just the soothing sounds of the water and nature.

All are welcome to attend the class. The cost is $10 dollars per person. Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mats, a flashlight, and water.

The next outdoor yoga session is Monday, March 11th from 6 pm to 7 pm at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. Those who wish to attend

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