Jupiter U: Jupiter's Annual Citizens' Academy Program

A Unique Look at Life & Government in Jupiter


Jupiter U logoJupiter U is a unique opportunity for residents to learn about life and government in Jupiter. Offered each spring, this free course is provided to give residents an overview of their Town's government organization and supporting services, as well as information on the Town's history and heritage. Through tours and information sessions, participants experience and learn about the Town's departments, programs and services.

Register for the Jupiter U 2017 tours below: 



Welcome Breakfast - March 3 from 9 to 11 am

Join the Mayor, members of Town Council, and the Town Staff for updates about the Town and an overview of the Jupiter U program. Breakfast will be provided.  Guide to Town Information Session to be held upon conclusion.  To register, see below.  

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Jupiter U Guide to Town Information Session - March 3 from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm


Become a Jupiter information ambassador by taking this one-hour session. Learn where and how information from the Town is communicated to the public during this brief session taking place after the welcome breakfast.

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Riverwalk and Inlet Village Tour - March 6 from 9 am to noon


Meet at the Plaza Down Under on the beautiful Jupiter Riverwalk for a walking tour of the Riverwalk's existing natural areas, and residential and shopping districts. Learn about Riverwalk sections, and plans to complete the 2.5 mile Intracoastal pathway. Then, board an air-conditioned coach for a riding tour of future sections of the northern end of the Riverwalk, and Inlet Village. The bus will drop you back Harbourside Place adjacent to the Plaza Down Under on the Riverwalk.


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Scripps Research Institute Tour - March 6 from 1:45 to 4 pm

Located in Jupiter, adjacent to Florida Atlantic University's northern campus, Scripps Florida provides a rich intellectual environment and cutting-edge facilities for its researchers, who conduct studies at the forefront of biomedical science, drug discovery, and technology development.

Participants on this tour will learn about the world-class research changing lives right here in our own back yard. Participants will enjoy a couple short presentations and a tour.


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Jupiter Police Department Tour  - March 7 from 9:30 am to noon



Meet the officers -- human and canine -- who protect and serve the residents of Jupiter every day. Learn how Jupiter PD uses the latest in crime prevention and law enforcement methods and technology to make sure that our neighborhoods, streets, schools and workplaces are safe and secure. Learn about the police department's work within the community, and the importance of working with residents and businesses for a safer Jupiter.

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DuBois Pioneer Home History Tour - March 7 from 1:45 to 4 pm


At the DuBois Pioneer home, you will receive a guided tour courtesy of the fabulous museum docents.  You'll also be able to explore the grounds including the "Midden".  Originally over 600 feet long and 20 feet high, this hill is a remnant of one of the last coast shell mounds in southeast Florida.  Artifacts dating back several thousand years have been discovered here.  The entire park was once a thriving village where ancient Floridians lived.

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Jupiter Lighthouse History Tour - March 8 from 9:45 to 11:30 am

The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum is operated by the Loxahatchee River Historical Society, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization incorporated in 1972. We opened our first Lighthouse Museum just one year later in 1973. Through a long-term lease with the U.S. Coast Guard, the Society has served as the Lighthouse Operations Manager since 1994.  The Society is proud to be a managing partner in the 120-acre Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area, a unit of our country’s beautiful National Conservation Lands.

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Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Tour - March 8 from 1:45 to 4 pm


Participants will enjoy a guided tour through the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, visiting a variety of habitats with live native animals. You may even encounter a bald eagle, Florida panther, otter or crocodile!

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Parks and Open Spaces Morning Tour - March 9 from 9:30 am to noon 



Board an air-conditioned coach for a narrated riding tour of Jupiter's beautiful protected conservation areas -- or Open Space lands -- as well as some of Jupiter's more popular parks. Learn about why preservation of natural habitat and offering quality recreational parks are so important to Jupiter's quality of life.

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Parks and Open Spaces Afternoon Tour - March 9 from 1 to 4 pm



Board an air-conditioned coach for a narrated riding tour of Jupiter's beautiful protected conservation areas -- or Open Space lands -- as well as some of Jupiter's more popular parks. Learn about why preservation of natural habitat and offering quality recreational parks are so important to Jupiter's quality of life.


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Loxahatchee River Environmental Center Tour - March 13 from 8:30 to 11 am

The Loxahatchee River Center opened in August 2008 and allows visitors to explore the history of the watershed, its majestic environmental value, the impact of development, and projects underway to preserve this valuable and unique system.

The River Center features beautiful aquariums that trace the Loxahatchee River from its headwaters in Palm Beach County, through the cypress dominated floodplain, to the coral reefs of the Jupiter Inlet.

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Loxahatchee River Environmental Center Kayak Tour - March 13 from 11:45 am to 1:30 pm


The great folks at the River Center will take a small group on an exciting kayak tour of Fullerton Island. Located on the Intracoastal, just east of Sawfish Bay Park, Fullerton Island is an uninhabited Town of Jupiter Open Space. The purchase by the Town allows the property to retain its conservation zoning and prohibits future development.

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Loxahatchee River District Wastewater Plant - March 14 from 9:45 am to noon


Meet at the Loxahatchee River District's (LRD) wastewater treatment plant for an extensive walking tour of this remarkable facility. Learn how wastewater is managed in an environmentally-friendly way, and the LRD's commitment to reuse and conservation. 

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Riverbend Park History Tour  - March 15 from 9:45 am to noon


Enjoy a tour of the Loxahatchee Battlefield and learn its history. The Loxahatchee River Battlefield Park is the site of the last great battle of the Second Seminole War. On January 24, 1838, Major General Thomas S. Jesup, accompanied by 1500 troops, stormed the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River where he met 300 Seminoles in battle.

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Water Plant Tour - March 16 from 9:30 am to noon

Tour Jupiter's state-of-the-art Nanofiltration and Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plant on Central Boulevard, and learn how your drinking water reaches its award-winning quality level. Also, learn about how Jupiter exceeds water quality requirements and manages resources to run an efficient, world-class treatment plant that produces safe, clean drinking water.

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Scripps Research Institute Tour - March 22 from 10 am to 12:30 pm

Located in Jupiter, adjacent to Florida Atlantic University's northern campus, Scripps Florida provides a rich intellectual environment and cutting-edge facilities for its researchers, who conduct studies at the forefront of biomedical science, drug discovery, and technology development.

Participants on this tour will learn about the world-class research changing lives right here in our own back yard. Participants will enjoy a couple short presentations and a tour.


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Did you participate in Jupiter U 2016? If so, please click here to provide feedback and share your Jupiter U experience.

For information or questions, contact Kate Pokorny or call (561) 741-2365.