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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  • Although this is a small children's museum, the AC works great, and for only $5/pp, it is a great local spot to beat the heat. We went with friends which made it even better! Everything is interactive...  more »
  • My daughter loved it here.. shes since out grown it. Id say under 7yrs old and they can still really get into it. I love the old school charm its adorable  more »
  • My granddaughter visits here frequently. This is especially a great indoor summer activity when the heat is strong. There are two floors of interactive exhibits for the kids. The exhibits include stee...  more »
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  • Always a lot of fun! Staff/volunteers are great!
  • This is a very nice place for kids to play... both inside and out.
  • Very fun for the children!
  • My kids and I love this place!!!!!!
  • Fun for kids

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