Schoolhouse Children's Museum & Learning Center, Boynton Beach

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The Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center is housed in one of the first schools in Boynton Beach. Originally known as simply Boynton School, the building was constructed in 1913 and replaced the small wooden one-room schoolhouse that was being used at the time. Built with sturdy concrete block construction, the “new” Boynton School contained two floors, six rooms, indoor plumbing and served as Boynton’s only school for the next fourteen years, throughout which attendance increased steadily. A principal and three teachers divided the classes by grade level to handle the increasing attendance – with teachers assigned to grades 1 through 8 and the principal assigned to teach grades 9 through 12.

Soon after, a high school was built in 1926 and opened in 1927 next door to the Boynton School, allowing it to become Boynton Elementary School. It operated until 1990 when it was no longer needed. It was then used for community programs.

In 1994 the Boynton Beach Elementary School was added to the National Register of Historic Places thanks to the efforts of the Boynton Beach Historical Society and local supporters. The Palm Beach County School Board transferred the title to the property to the City of Boynton Beach in 1994, which sparked a movement by local supporters to raise funds and create plans for the building to be restored an used as a children’s museum. A committee of supporters raised enough to place a South Florida history-based Children’s Museum located centrally in Boynton Beach. In 2001, the movement efforts were honored with the opening of the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center. Since its operation, hundreds of thousands of children and families have visited the museum, having the opportunity to enjoy and learn from its programs, services and exhibits.
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  • September 6, 2017
    My three years old granddaughter absolutely loved this museum. She dressed up as a postmistress, shopkeeper, and cook. We couldnt get her to leave the outdoor playground. remember this is a city funde...  more »
  • August 23, 2017
    Fun place for smaller kids/toddlers. Not too much for the older kids to partake in. Try to go on a story day or a craft day to make your visit worth while.  more »
  • August 22, 2017
    I drove my daughter out on our vacation after checking this place out on TripAdvisor and online and they have a sign on the door that they are closed 8/22-8/28. There was no notice of this on TripAdvi...  more »
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  • June 28, 2017
    Always a lot of fun! Staff/volunteers are great!
  • May 1, 2017
    This is a very nice place for kids to play... both inside and out.
  • July 1, 2017
    Very fun for the children!
  • June 7, 2017
    My kids and I love this place!!!!!!
  • February 22, 2017
    Fun for kids

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