The first week of summer break started with a deluge, washing out pool days and beach plans for parents and kids across Palm Beach County.
Although the rain is expected to continue into the weekend, there are still plenty of indoor activities to keep children entertained.
Here are some of our top picks:
Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center
The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center in Boynton Beach has two floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits and a host of other educational programs. Admission is $5 for children and adults. Kids under the age of 1 are free.
Try a pottery painting shop like Picasso’s Paint-Your-Own-Pottery in suburban Lake Worth. The shop has hundreds of pottery designs to choose from.
South Florida Science Center
A rainy day is the perfect time to check out the South Florida Science Center’s new butterfly exhibit. It features a zip line that lets children move through the air like a butterfly and a spider web that kids can climb on.
Monkey Joe’s and Cool Beans
Check out a book
Many local libraries have summer programs and activities for both toddlers and school-age children.
Palm Beach County’s library system has a summer reading program that features giveaways. You can read more here.
You can also search a list of events and activities by library location by clicking here.
Go to the movies
Several movie theaters in Palm Beach County are running special deals during the summer months.
Fun Depot at 2003 10th Avenue North in Lake Worth has an indoor arcade. There is also laser tag, batting cages and go-karts.
Palm Beach Zoo
If you don’t mind getting a little wet, grab a poncho and head over to the Palm Beach Zoo. The zoo is offering a rainy day discount today (June 7). Admission prices are 50 percent off when you show this Twitter post at the front gate.