The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens – The essence of Japan in Florida only 20 mins from Avalon.
Location:4000 Morikami Park Road in Delray Beach, FL 33446. Ph: 561-495-0233Website:www.morikami.org
Since its opening in 1977, this has been the center for Japanese arts and culture in South Florida, with rotating exhibitions in its galleries, tea ceremonies performed monthly in its Seishin-an tea house, and Japanese traditional festivals celebrated for the public several times a year. Wheelchair accessible trails through the gardens.Café.
Museum of Discovery and Science – 20 mins from Avalon.
Location:401 SW Second St. in the Arts & Science District, across from Riverwalk's Esplanade Park and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
Spend a day of discovery exploring over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits. See sharks and the largest living Atlantic coral reef in captivity. Hang out with bats. Be charmed by a 12-foot snake, plus pet alligators, turtles and iguanas. Explore a new 11,000 square foot nature trail. IMAX theater (954-463-IMAX for shows & times).