Monday, September 2, 2013

A Day at Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

After spending time with the sea-life at The Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, I took the girls over to the Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens.  Located in Delray Beach, it was only about 15 minutes away.

We ate our picnic lunch in the car, but there were some picnic areas at the beginning of the road to the Museum.  (I admit it, I was just to lazy to turn around, so I just headed to the parking lot.)

The Museum does have the Cornell Cafe, which was judged as one of the top 3 museum dining experiences by the Food Network.  I will have to try this sometime when I visit again.

There is an admission to get in.  Adults $13; Seniors $12; Children 6-17 $8: Children 5 and under are free.

The Gardens are a self guided walking tour.  You can purchase and audio tour which is $3 per wand.  We did not at this time, only because a storm was rolling in and I wanted to be able to see the gardens in time.

The walking tour was very beautiful with much to see.  There were waterfalls, bridges to cross, koi fish and turtles to look at, as well as some bonsai trees.  Water stations were set up a long the trail. (not a water fountain, an actual paper cup to fill with ice cold water! - The girls loved that).  

Luckily we made it through the gardens before the storm.  We then visited the Museum and of course the gift shop.  

The Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, host family activities and special events.  You can check out there website here for dates and times.  They are closed on Mondays.

We look forward to visiting again in the winter time.