We recently spent some time at the Schoolhouse Museum in Boynton Beach. My friend Joyce of Macaroni Kid Lake Worth and Macaroni Kid Boynton Beach -Delray recommended it (she’s a member) and it was just perfect for my toddler.
Entering the Schoolhouse Museum and Learning Center.
They offer many classes and story time. You can find events listed on their website.
But what really made my toddler happy was all the space to play! The bottom floor is a farm/train/hotel theme. Upstairs was a small town with a post office, store, and doctor’s office. This isn’t a huge museum, but ideal for small children who just want to play. Plus, there’s a huge playground right outside called Kids Kingdom.
He immediately gravitated toward the train table. In fact, we could barely get him to leave it.
This is a short tour of the ground floor:
Step into the train to get your inner engineer on.
There’s an electric train display.
Take a seat at the Boynton Beach Hotel and have a spot of tea.
Or check on your plants in the Greenhouse.
For info on the first floor exhibits, go here — http://www.schoolhousemuseum.org/FirstFloor.
Then we went upstairs. There’s an elevator for those parents with strollers.
My toddler loved Mangrove Manor.
It’s a cool indoor jungle gym that lets children discover plants and animals native to Florida.
My little guy loved the stuffed aligators.
In the other side of the floor, there’s a post office, a doctor’s office and a general store.
Enter the post office and decide where your mail will go. It’s a really cool way to explain Boynton history.
Go through to the general store.
There’s also a doctor’s office. Here is my son, taking care of the babies.
Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center
129 E Ocean Ave, Boynton Beach, FL 33435
$5 for adults
$5 for children
$4.50 for seniors
Members and children under 1 are FREE
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 5PM. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Kids Kingdom Playground was right outside the Schoolhouse Museum. This was also a huge hit.
Kids Kingdom Playground
208 South Seacrest Blvd.
Boynton Beach, Fl 33435-4452 (it is right to the right side of the Schoolhouse Museum).
I paid my own admission to Schoolhouse Museum.