Family friendly exhibitions Unlike other beach towns, Delray Beach does not roll up the street during the summer. This summer’s family friendly exhibitions feature Pirates & Treasures, Sharks, Ghosts and Goblins all mixed in with a little African American history. Fort Mose: Colonial America’s Black Fortress of Freedom – Through July 29th. This exhibit explores the history of Fort Mose, America’s first legally sanctioned free black community. Spady Cultural Heritage Museum. 170 NW 5th Ave. Museum admission $5 per person. 561-279- 8883 or www.spadymuseum.org Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures! – Through October 2 This family-friendly exhibition will celebrate pirates, myths and legends through the remarkable and imaginative paintings of celebrated artist, Don Maitz, who also created the original Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture, Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.,561-243- 7922; www.oldschool.org Shark Month – Through September 30th. Shark feedings at 10:30am Tuesday – Saturday. 100 genuine shark and ray jaws, free fossil dig to find a shark tooth, make your own fossil tooth necklace, take a photo in the giant megalodon jaw. Admission is $4 ages 3 and up. Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S Ocean Blvd. 561- 274-7263 or www.sandowayhouse.org
Ghosts, Goblins and Gods: The Supernatural in Japanese Art –Through September 16th. View an array of paintings, prints, sculptural figures and masks depicting other worldly beings. Morikami Museum, 4000 Morikami Park Road. www. morikami.org. 561- 495-0233 And don’t forget to visit the Puppetry Arts Center in Pineapple Grove and “check out” the summer activities that the Delray Beach Library has planned.