The Norton Museum of Art is one of the museums participating in Bank of America's Museums On Us program.
Photo by Norton Museum of Art
Bank of America’s Museums on Us program provides its cardholders free admission to participating history museums, aquariums, science centers, botanical gardens and other cultural attractions on the first full weekend of each month. Two of these prized institutions are located in West Palm Beach: the Norton Museum of Art and the Cox Science Center and Aquarium.
The Bank of America program has been running for 25 years because of its belief that the arts have a unique ability to connect people and communities and to help local economies thrive.
Free admission is available to credit and debit cardholders of Bank of America, Merrill and Bank of America Private Bank but not to their guests. The Museums On Us program has more than 225 institutions participating in 35 states.
The next eligible Museums on Us weekend is May 7 and 8.
The Norton Museum of Art was founded by steel industrialist Ralph Hubbard Norton and his wife Elizabeth Calhoun Norton in 1941 as a way for them to share their vast art collection with the community. Now the Norton Museum of Art’s permanent collection includes over 8,200 works from five curatorial departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography.
The Norton Museum of Art is hosting Art After Dark this weekend, May 6 from 5-10 p.m. It is for members only.
The Cox Science Center and Aquarium has a goal of opening every mind to science through engaging programs, interactive exhibits and community-based events. The center features a 5,000-square-foot Hall of Discovery, hundreds of hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, a science laboratory, a 10,000-gallon aquarium, a modernized theater and a miniature golf course highlighting conservation.
The Cox Science Center is hosting the Palm Beach Mini Maker Faire on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Maker Faire serves as the ultimate science fair, allowing creators of all ages and backgrounds, from scientists and artists to teachers and performers, to showcase their inventions. Attendees can experience the works of others or bring their own.