Summer Break Is Coming: Keep Your Child Entertained With Programs at West Palm Beach’s Manatee Lagoon

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by Holly Gambrell May 10, 2017 09:42 AM

Summer is almost here, and your kids will be on break for the next three months. Keeping them entertained throughout summertime can be difficult, not to mention it’s also important they stay sharp on skills and concepts, too.

West Palm Beach’s Manatee Lagoon is offering summer programs for children of all ages to educate them on art, science and more in an exciting environment surrounded by marine life. Check out some of the agendas below. All programs are free to the public.

Artful Learning Classes for Kids

Children ages 6 to 12 are invited to explore art and science on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., beginning on June 17. Wifi is available for parents who want to get their work done while their children paint and create crafts.

Manatee Tales

Every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. a Manatee Master storyteller will use colorful books to tell stories about the aquatic species that live in the Lake Worth Lagoon. The event, which starts June 15, usually involves a complementary craft lesson to reinforce the facts taught in the story.

Manatee Lagoon Talks 

Lagoon talks are guided by Manatee Masters who lead guests on a walking tour of the Manatee Lagoon’s exhibits, providing insight about all things manatee and the Lake Worth Lagoon ecosystem. Tours are held Tuesdays through Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Junior Aqua Lab

Geared toward children ages 9 to 14, the Junior Aqua Lab will teach kids about migrating animals, water properties, phases of the moon and much more. Activities will vary as participants explore the marine applications at Manatee Lagoon. The labs will be held on every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 10:30 a.m., beginning May 14.

Sunday Lectures

The Manatee Masters and an expert speaker will host lectures on the first Sunday of every month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. about a different marine topic in each session. Pre-registration for the lectures is requested for all guests. For more information click here.

Photos courtesy of Manatee Lagoon

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