Tree of Knowledge involved a residency with sculptor and performance artist Maren Hassinger, who created an installation inspired by Boca Raton’s Pearl City neighborhood and the Banyan tree that became a historical marker in this community settled by African-Americans. The artist worked with the public in rolling newspapers in community-based story-telling sessions to form the aerial roots of a vast “Tree of Knowledge” and was installed from the ceiling in the Museum’s main gallery. The entrance to the special exhibition galleries housed a second project of inflated pink plastic bags that completely covered the wall surfaces.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book tickets in advance?
No. You can reserve an admission ticket the same day of your visit, if they are available. Please feel free to call and ask if there are tickets for the event you plan on attending.
Can I reserve my tickets via phone?
Absolutely! You can call the Box Office (ext.228) during it's hours.
Do I need to print my ticket(s)?
No, printed tickets are not required for entry. When you arrive at the front desk, present your tickets on your phone. A staff member will then scan your ticket for admission.
How do I know that my order was processed?
After each completed purchase, you will receive an email confirming your order (don’t forget to check your spam/junk folder). If you did not receive a confirmation email, contact the Box Office (ext. 288).
Can I apply a discount code to any event at the Museum?
Most promotion and discounts codes are only for General Admission or specific to an event.
Do you offer group discounts?
Yes, adult groups of 12 or more can book a group tour and receive reduced ticket prices. For more information, and to reserve, please see our Guided Tours page.
Admission is free. Do I still need a ticket?
Yes. Visitors are required to have a ticket for all events. This ensures that your reservation is secured as some days do sell out. Children ages 3 and up must have an admission ticket to the Museum.
Are face coverings required?
As of May 14, 2021, restrictions on mask wearing for visitors, employees, volunteers, and contractors inside the Museum buildings have been lifted. We encourage all guests to use the hand sanitizing stations placed throughout the Museum.