Children learn best from exhibits involving lights and colors, which means you can either take them to a children's museum or let them rub their eyes too hard. Teach wee ones safely with today's Groupon: for $7, you get three admissions to the Boca Raton Children's Museum (up to a $15 value). Children 12 months or younger are admitted for free.
Housed in Singing Pines, a quaint, turn-of-the-century structure, the Boca Raton Children's Museum keeps history and curiosity alive with interactive exhibits that stimulate and educate youngsters. The KidsCents bank tours pint-size investors through a teller window and working vault, while a replica of Boca Raton's first grocery store allows children to revisit a time in history when milk cost mere pennies and a dowsing rod was the most coveted breakfast-cereal prize. The Audubon & Friends exhibit introduces small animals such as rodents and seaside crabs while filling young noggins with the know-how of basic pet care. The Children of the Wilderness exhibit showcases the pioneer history of the hand-built wooden home that houses the museum itself. Tots can dress up in pioneer-style clothing, engage in pioneer-era games, or singlehandedly pull waterlogged wagons from rivers with swift currents.
Boca Raton Children's Museum
Boca Raton Children's Museum, located inside a quaint home built by hand around 1913, unfurls an array of exhibits designed to feed children's creativity and enhance critical-thinking skills. Visitors venture to Dr. Dig's Back-Porch to learn about artifacts and fossils, stage dramas in a miniature theater with hand puppets, or head to the Faces Multicultural Room to play musical instruments and play dress-up with garments from around the world. They can also wheel pintsize shopping carts through a replica of Boca Raton's first grocery store, where orange juice was invented, or chart a course across the lawn's grasses aboard an outdoor pirate-ship fort. The museum has recently added a gift and snack shop, and also offers classes that teach nonverbal tots to use sign language and summer camps that provide opportunities for play and learning in a group setting.