Located in the heart of downtown Boca Raton, The Museum has two historical buildings that are both useful and educational. They are Singing Pines (circa 1913) and The Cottage (built in 1935). The third building, the Rickard’s House, was built in 2011. The Rickard’s House is inspired by one of the first homes built in Boca Raton in 1897. The grounds have attractions such as the Pirate Ship, The Carriage and Music Garden/Nature trail perfect for children to explore. The Rickard’s House is available for meetings and events, baby and wedding showers, and many types of parties including birthday parties.
Our facility houses hands-on exhibits that allow young visitors to experience real-life opportunities at their developmental level.
Mission Statement: Our mission is to broaden children’s awareness of the world around them and teach them how to problem solve through creative and scientific exploration.
Daily Story Telling, Music & Movement Sensory Art, Tot in Motion, Inspiration Station, Mommy/Daddy/Grandma + Me, Imagination Playground Traveling Museum (Outreach Program)
Tots in Motion
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Introduces young children to the arts and exposes them to a variety of beginning mediums designed to introduce basic art vocabulary and encourage new skills development through this activity-based studio art class. Children will be introduced to clay, charcoal drawing, painting, design, montage, watercolors, sculpture, and more! Children will be given opportunities to explore, create, and achieve.
Children are exposed to an intensive multi-media experience that involves painting, collage, music, and movement. They develop an awareness of their environment through the manipulation of materials, and sensory awareness is expanded through the activities that stimulate hearing, sight, and touch.
Story Telling includes the reading of quality children’s storybooks and poetry books appropriate and challenging for children of all ages. Some Story Time sessions are augmented by the addition of music, interactive theater, puppetry and impromptu storytelling. When there is no Story Time scheduled, children and their caregivers are encouraged to choose a book from the children’s library and read together.
Children take the lead while playing with this mobile block-based play system. Open-ended play with large foam blocks inspires creativity, critical thinking skills, collaboration, and physical activity. Play sessions may be either indoors or outdoors.
There are 3 revolving hands-on art and/or science project stations set up to provide opportunities for children to imagine, explore, create and invent.
The Traveling Museum
Outreach programs at the Children’s Museum include: The Traveling Museum; FACES, Multicultural Reading Program and Archaeo Project. Thirteen of the educational programs are aligned with Florida Sunshine State Standards and have been approved by Palm Beach County Schools for delivery in the classroom or as a field trip supplement.
The Traveling Museum outreach programs include 25 educational programs that are presented in the Museum or offsite in schools and community centers. The Traveling Museum continues to enrich and promote integrated arts curricula with history, humanities, and sciences to children from preschool through the middle school. As testament to its teachers and subject matter, schools leading in FCAT scoring have consistently used these programs year after year!
Other outreach programs include ART + STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering + Math) educational program provided at schools and/or other child caring agencies by expert museum staff.