2013 SPARK Forum - The Breakers - Palm Beach, FL


Local Attractions

The Palm Beach area has a number of fun and interesting venues that family members can enjoy while you're at the Forum.

SPARK FORUM 2010 - Mounts Botanical Garden Mounts Botanical Garden

559 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach
561.233.1757
Mon-Sat 8:30-4:30; Sun 12-4

As Palm Beach County's oldest and largest public garden, their gardens and programs provide the best horticultural and botanical information available related to South Florida's unique plants and environment. Over 2000 species of tropical, subtropical and exotic plants from six continents, including arid-land, aquatics and edible landscapes thrive across 14 urban acres.

SPARK Forum 2010 - The Palm Beach Zoo The Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Blvd, West Palm Beach
561.533.0887
Daily 9-5

Twenty three acres of tropical habitat and fifteen hundred animals including otters, Malayan tigers, kangaroos, tropical birds and monkeys, Florida panthers, siamangs, bush dogs, giant anteaters Patagonian cavies, and Baird's tapirs.

The zoo also features a carousel, water fountain, the Harriet W. and the George D. Cornell Tropics of the Americas Exhibit, named by Animal Planet as one of the "Ultimate Zoo" exhibits in 2006, which showcases both the animals and the native culture found in the Central and South American regions.  There is a 3-acre recreation of a Central and South American rainforest with Mayan pyramids, sculptures, and music.

SPARK Forum 2010 - Island Living Tours Island Living Tours

Palm Beach
561.868.7944

Bicycling and chauffer driven tours of the island and town, with historical and anecdotal narrative on the famous (and infamous) and featuring the exquisite architecture, opulent mansions, exotic sea and landscapes of Palm Beach.

SPARK Forum 2010 - A Latte Fun Indoor Playground & Caf� (indoor playground) A Latte Fun Indoor Playground & Cafe

Palm Beach Gardens
561.627.1782
Call for hours

Parents get to escape to the café and coffee shop for healthy breakfast & lunch items, specialty coffee drinks, espresso, free WI-FI and comfy seating. The kids (up to 7) get to play on the inflatable slide, built-in trampoline, and foam pit, and enjoy puzzles games, and the pretend "town" with market, dress-up shop, and kitchen. Venue features trained staff supervision for the 4000 sq ft indoor play and infant only areas.

SPARK Forum 2010 - Diva Duck Tour Over Land and Sea Diva Duck Tour Over Land and Sea

511 Hibiscus St., West Palm Beach
1.800.979.3370
Call for schedule

An amphibious 75 minute tour, on land and riding high through the Historic Neighborhoods, past Lake Worth Lagoon, then in the water, cruising the Intracoastal Waterway to see the manatees, turtles, dolphins, blue herons, and pelicans near Peanut Island, the glamorous mansions lining the coast of Palm Beach and the site of the J.F. Kennedy Bomb Shelter. Then back on land via the Currie Park boat ramps and through the Clematis Street Shopping District, past Centennial Fountain and returning to CityPlace.

SPARK Forum 2010 - South Florida Science Museum South Florida Science Museum

4801 Dreher Trail North, West Palm Beach
561.832.1988
Open daily

The Museum includes an aquarium, planetarium, observatory, science trail, Egypt Gallery, and miniature galaxy golf and conducts laser concerts. Aquarium and planetarium exhibits include coral, baby gators, glow in the dark fish and underwater fish and gator cams down to 18 ft depths. Special exhibits on the world's maritime history and solar powered model trains and town are also open.

SPARK Forum 2010 - The Museum at Ragtops Motorcar The Museum at Ragtops Motorcar

2119 South Dixie Hwy, West Palm Beach
561.655.3836
Mon-Sat 10-5

Three buildings spread over two entire city blocks packed with special interest automobiles, including vintage station wagons. Soda bar, drive in theatre, new tropical art deco showroom, unique gift boutique alongside a museum highlighting America's love affair with the automobile.