Daytona Beach Children’s Museum
The newest addition to the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona,
Daytona Beach Children’s Museum
combines hands-on learning and fun. Appropriate for children of all ages, the museum’s exhibits demonstrate such principles as gravity, speed and electricity.
Located at 352 S Nova Rd, Daytona Beach .
Childrens Museum has hands on exhibits that include
- Early Learning Play Center
- Raceway Building Stations
- Crime Scene Investigation Studies
- Tennis Ball Launcher
- Laser Harp
- Video Light Microscope
- I Want to Be a Doctor’s Station
- Building Block Tables
- Building Table with Pipes
- Wall of Gears
- Electric Citcuits
- Build a Roller Coaster
- Velcro Ball Fall Wall
- Pizza Place
- Tuscawilla Nature Preserve
- Laser Shows
- Giant Ground Sloth
This is a great place to bring the kids if you need a break from the beach…
Mini Golf In Daytona Beach
According to Wikipedia,
In 1938 Joseph and Robert Taylor from Binghamton, New York started building and operating their own miniature golf courses. These courses differed from the ones in the late 20s and early 30s; they were no longer just rolls, banks, and curves, with an occasional pipe thrown in. Their courses not only had landscaping, but also obstacles, including windmills, castles, and wishing wells.
Impressed by the quality of the courses, many customers asked if the Taylors would build a course for them. By the early 1940s, Joe and Bob formed Taylor Brothers, and were in the business of building miniature golf courses and supplying obstacles to the industry. During both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, many a G.I. played on a Taylor Brothers prefabricated course that the U.S. Military had contracted to be built and shipped overseas.
Arrive in Daytona Beach 2012…
we have several Mini Golf Courses in the Daytona Beach area.
PIRATE’S COVE ADVENTURE GOLF
WHERE: 226 Cardinal Drive, Ormond Beach
ADMISSION: $10.75 for adults, $8.75 for ages 4-12
HOURS: Open daily at 9 a.m.
PIRATE’S ISLAND ADVENTURE GOLF
WHERE: 3420 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores
ADMISSION: $9.75 for adults; $7.75, plus tax for children 4-12
HOURS: Open daily at 10 a.m.
HIGHLIGHTS: The adventures and legends of infamous pirates come to life in both of these theme park-style courses. Putt your way through caves, over footbridges, and under cascading waterfalls, all amidst a fun-filled atmosphere of natural wonders, extraordinary landscaping and enchanting pirate lore. Both courses offer an “all day adventure,” which is unlimited golf from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. for an extra $5 per person.
CONGO RIVER GOLF
WHERE: 2100 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
ADMISSION: $10.99; $8 for ages 5-10; age 4 and younger are free
HOURS: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday
HIGHLIGHTS: Play a challenging round of miniature golf as you explore giant waterfalls and rocky summits, mysterious caves and tropical rainforests. Before you begin your journey, pick up the Exploration Game at Safari Headquarters and get ready to experience a wild ride through the jungle following in the footsteps of Henry Stanley and David Livingstone, famous African Congo explorers, discovering lost treasures from their travels. If you find them all, report back to Safari Headquarters for a special prize. And after you play a round, grab a pole and step right up to try an alligator feeding experience like no other at Congo River’s interactive gator exhibit, featuring more than 25 live gators.
HAWAIIAN FALLS MINI GOLF
WHERE: 2504 S. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach Shores
ADMISSION: $9; $8 for children; age 3 and younger are free
HOURS: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily
HIGHLIGHTS: Hawaiian Falls Mini Golf features two beautiful 18-hole courses that wind you through a 30-foot steaming volcano, mountain caves, roaring waterfalls and beneath a huge airplane. From the course’s beach-wrecked ship, you can enjoy some real views of the ocean.
GO-KART CITY/MYSTIC HARBOR MINIATURE GOLF
WHERE: 4114 S. Nova Road, Port Orange
ADMISSION: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors and ages 6-10; $3 for ages 4-5; a second round replay is $2
HOURS: 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
HIGHLIGHTS: On top of its 18-hole nautical-themed course, this family fun zone also offers an arcade, batting cages and go-kart racing. Go-karts racing is $6.50 for regular kart and $7.50 for a faster kart. Double karts are also available.
Daytona Vacation Work Outs
For some of us, life is busy and having a week of vacation leads us to relaxation and conjurs up visions of lazy days by the pool and cocktails.
Then there are adventurous types .. God Bless the mom (Amanda) who is coming to Daytona on vacation with her 4 children and wants to know if I know of any good exercise classes for her !!
I admit that when I came down in December – I hit Jenny Craig on my 1st morning in town and vowed to walk the beach everyday … I brought my walkman and hit the beach and went home a few pounds lighter which got me thru the Christmas Holidays …
For you exercise glas out there – I have found something just a little different to jump start your workout…
Elite World Class Fitness http://www.elitefitnessclub.net
has a boxing boot camp that burns over 1000 calories/hour with classes just about everyday at 6AM.. call Elite World Fitness at 386-236-9956 for directions and to get info on class and costs !!
Joe’s Crab Shack – Daytona Beach
The Main Street Pier construction will not be completed in May as originally thought.
Reported in the Daytona-Beach News Journal
In fact — it is where I copied the picture above – -the pier will be opened on June 5th, and pizza and fries will be available from take out windows on the deck level..
The rooftop bar at Joe’s Crab Shack is expected to be opened on July 4th.. I am just thinking about how wonderful it would be to sit out on the pier and watch the fireworks from the rooftop bar !!!
Of course Joe’s is famous for Buckets of Crab and their “Steampots” the food is consistantly good and it is going to be great having another restaurant near the pier. We spend MUCH time at Ocean Deck and have been known to stop by Sloppy Joes for a nip or 2…
Anyone traveling during or after July 4th week – let us know how the Grand Opening goes , and if you are lucky enough to land a bar seat for the fireworks…. I just wish I could be there too…
Daytona Beach Crawfish Festival
This is the 8th year that Daytona Beach will host the Crawfish Festival on Main Street. On Saturday May 12th, Main Street will be closed from 6PM – 1AM, as Chef Duane Smith prepares and serves crawfish fresh from his Lawtell La farm.
In addition to Chef Smith’s Fresh Boiled Crawfish offerings, there will be several other booths featuring Seafood, Greek dishes and many other items…
Continuing with the Ragin Cajun weekend – The pubs on Main Street will feature live entertainment…
Check Out http://daytonabeachmainstreet.com
Have Fun !!