Games Around the World Community Day

Celebrate Summer at the Norton with a day of creativity and discovery with Games Around the World. This family festival features a variety of programs in the Museum’s galleries and Garden celebrating the Museum’s permanent collection and cultural traditions from around the globe. Main events include Around the World in two 30-minute Spotlight tours, open studio art and board game activities, The South Florida Pétanque Club and Palm Beach Chess club with basics and finer points of the game in the Pearson Room, and a performance by Capoeira Karkara Cultural Arts Center . All ages and ability levels are welcome. 

This is a FREE program!

Schedule of Events

  • Learn and Play Chess | Pearson Room

    Palm Beach Chess coaches will be available to teach chess and introduce more experienced players to the finer points of the game. Space is limited and registration is required.


  • Chess Master Challenge | Pearson Room

    Want to play against a Master? State champion and National Master Bryan Tillis will play a simultaneous exhibition match against multiple players. Space is limited.


  • Imagery Board Games | Korman Room

    Spirit Walk Imagery Board Game is a playful journey of self-reflection where all your choices are right, and everybody wins. Enjoy a visually stimulating and engaging experience that will guide you to tap into your intuitive wisdom and remember who you are. The game is guided by its creator, Blanche A. Williams.


  • Art workshop | Classrooms 1 and 2

    Drop in art activity each Classroom is limited to 25 visitors per hour. No registration required.

  • Short films | Stiller Auditorium

  • Spotlight Talks with the Norton Summer Interns and Docents

    • Spotlight Talks with Interns- 1:30-2:30pm
    • Highlights Tour with Docents- 2:30-3:30pm

    Meets in the Great Hall

  • Short films | Stiller Auditorium

  • Family Performance | Great Hall

    Performance will be provided by Capoeira Karkara Cultural Arts Center. Serving Palm Beach County over 16 years, the cultural center has been comminted to the journey of sharing their passion for Capoeira, and Afro Brazilian martial art that challenges you physically, mentally, and emotionally, while having fun in a playful, family-friendly environment. Families, kids, teens and adults of all ages and ability levels are welcome to attend!

  • Museum Gallery Explorations/ Great Hall and Museum Galleries

  • Fabrikant Lobby

    Check out the NEW Norton Art+ Augmented Reality App at the Norton during your visit! Engage with this app and how you can explore contemporary art in a whole new way.

    Project Room | Hearst Learning and Community Engagement Center

    Visit the Project Room on the second-floor galleries to go beyond looking at art to draw, build, read, and playfully explore New York Mural by Stuart Davis.

    Norton Art + AR App

This program was made possible by the generosity of The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation.