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The Florida Reef Tract is the third largest living reef in the world and the stretch of natural reefs in Palm Beach County is incredible. The reefs are composed of limestone creating a natural habitat for marine life. The area welcomes large fish due to its close proximity to the Gulf Stream. Palm Beach County has over 150 artificial reefs created by sunken vessels, concrete, limestone, and even luxury vehicles.

If you aren’t Scuba certified, not to worry, many local dive shops offer a weekend certification course meant for visitors. Here are some of the best places to go diving in Palm Beach County.

Red Reef Park in Boca Raton is perfect for beginners and children. The snorkel spot is right off the beach and is monitored by lifeguards. The reefs are

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The waterfront of downtown West Palm Beach transforms into their annual Summer In Paradise, filled with special events, free things to do and waterfront concerts, and much more all summer long.

West Palm Beach is known for their lineup of authentic restaurants, local shops and boutiques and palm tree lined streets. Clematis Street, the most popular street is undergoing renovations this summer to add more landscaping, wider sidewalks and curb less entries to name a few. Due to the construction the theme for this year’s Summer in Paradise is going to be iCONE-ic, and is going to be a bright orange construction cone decorated in summer clothes.

Some of the iCONE-ic things to do include interactive play zones, Cone Checkers on a giant checker board, water

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The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium is hosting their new summer exhibit, Rainforest Adventure. The rainforests are one of Earth’s least known habitats and the rainforests are filled with mysteries, sounds, and creatures waiting to be discovered.

Those who attend, travel through a giant indoor maze with interactive experiences, treasures and secrets of the rainforest. By the time you are finished traveling through the maze you’ll have a better understanding of how humans impact the rainforests and how you can help to make a difference.

General Admission tickets are required to the Science Center and Aquarium to go to the Rainforest Adventure. The exhibit is for all ages. For more information about the exhibit, click here. The exhibit opened

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The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton. The home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located on 2 acres near downtown West Palm Beach. The historic home and gardens feature a collection of 250 species of tropical palms.

Throughout the home, studio and gardens there is more than 100 pieces of art made by Norton herself. Some of the pieces of artwork include: 9 monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in granite. The Norton Gardens is the largest tract of garden containing the great brick sculptures that are designed in a natural and unmanicured style.

This month, The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is hosting The Art of Sherlock Holmes from now until early June. The Art of

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach offers their daily Public Guided Tours of the Sea Turtle Research and Rehabilitation Center. The tours are offered seven days a week and visitors will get an up-close opportunity to see the Marinelife and sea turtles housed in the center.

The Public Guided Tours are open to the public and all are welcomed to attend. The tours last approximately an hour long. The next tour is today, Tuesday, May 21st at 2 pm.

The tours are led by the educational experts and staff of the Marinelife Center to answer all of your questions about the sea turtles and Marinelife.
The tours cost $10 dollars per adults and $5 dollars for children under 8 years old. The Tours are limited to 15 people and you are asked to register

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The Loggerhead Marinelife Center is preparing to release another sea turtle into the ocean this Wednesday, May 22nd. The sea turtle research and rehabilitation center plan on release Corwin at 10:30 am.

Corwin was found on the beach in Juno Beach in September and is a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle. Corwin was found struggling in the surf on Juno Beach. After the staff from the center was contacted, Corwin was brought in and was underweight and in poor health. During its stay, the sea turtle received nutrition, iron and antibiotics and was closely monitored by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s staff. Earlier this month, Corwin was taken off of all medications and is now ready to be released back into the ocean.

The Sea Turtle Release is this

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Tonight, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is hosting its weekly Twilight Yoga at the Light.

Come and experience Yoga with Mary Veal on the Lighthouse Deck at sunset. The event occurs every Monday unless otherwise noted. The Yoga class is for all levels of yoga and all are welcomed and encouraged to join in.

The class costs $10 dollars per person and you are asked to bring your own yoga mat, a water bottle, and a flashlight. The class starts at 7 pm tonight and you are asked to meet 10 minutes prior to the start of the class at the Lighthouse Museum.

The classes are weather permitting so be sure to check their website for updates. For more information, visit their website.

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum is located at 500 Captain Armour’s

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The Juno Beach Pier and the Loggerhead Marinelife Center are hosting their 5th Annual Juno Beach Pier Photo Contest. Submissions will be accepted for the perfect photo of the Juno Beach Pier until Friday, May 31st

The Juno Beach Pier is a treasured icon in Palm Beach County and the pier is used by fishermen and women, tourists and locals who just want to get a good view of the ocean or catch some of the best fish in our area.

Last year, the contest brought contestants from all over Palm Beach County and more than 80 photo submissions and the photos got over 40,000 views on Facebook.

The photos of the pier must reveal one’s own “pier-spective” of the iconic Juno Beach Pier. All submissions will be uploaded to their Facebook page for the public and the

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The Summer Green Markets in Palm Beach Gardens have officially started on May 12th and will run until the end of September.

The Gardens Green Market is a rain or shine event and features some of the freshest fruits, vegetables, honey, herbs, homemade breads, pastries, homemade crafts and much more. The Green Market is a local farmers market and public event filled with art, entertainment and food.

The Gardens Green Markets occur every Sunday from now until September 29th at the STORE Self Storage and Wine Storage Center at 11010 N. Military Trail in Palm Beach Gardens.

The market starts at 9 am and goes until 1 pm. The market has moved indoors for the summer season and will be outdoors again in the fall.

For more information about the summer Green

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The second phase of the Clematis Streetscape project launched last week, Monday, May 7th. The second phase of the project will redesign the 200 and 100 blocks of Clematis Street in West Palm Beach. The project is estimated to cost 7.25 million and will prioritizes outdoor dining space and pedestrian areas over cars.

The new redesign will look similar to the 300 block of Clematis Street which was completed last year with curb-less sidewalks, pavers instead of pavement, wider sidewalks, and fewer parking spaces to leave room for outdoor dining space.

The second phase is expected to be completed by the end of the year and the project will be paid with the money from the Community Redevelopment Agency bonds. The construction began at 9 am on Monday, May

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