No matter how much I moan and groan, there are some awesome perks to being a Floridian. One, of course, is being near Walt Disney World and other major theme parks. We are loving the ocean and learning about things we’d never really encountered before. My favorite discovery, are the small art museums that call South Florida home.
If you are ever in South Florida, I highly recommend the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach. (Children under 12 are always free! Adults are $12.) They have done a truly wonderful job creating ways for children to interact and understand the art on display. At a few of the galleries, the museum has little cards that ask children to identify different things they like or dislike, find paintings the are opposites, and in one gallery, the card outlines objects or parts of objects for children to find. This not only created great conversation with the kids as we moved through the museum, but allowed me and my husband to enjoy our visit too!
We also loved that there was a student gallery on our particular visit. This was made up of works of children up through 12th grade. I think this was a special exhibit, however in my opinion, all museums should have a gallery dedicated to the work of children.
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