THURSDAY, JUNE 4
Summer Kick-Off: Splash Bash
Meet your friends and celebrate the end of the school year with this supervised session of madness and mayhem involving water balloons and water-slide fun.
Details: 2-4 p.m. Thursday at Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152nd St., Palmetto Bay; www.palmettobay-fl.gov; free.
Blue Starlite Presents: ‘Grease: The Sing-Along’
For film buffs who crave timeless tunes, ’50s culture and a classic teenage love story, “Grease” is still the word! Bring the whole family to this “drive-in movie theater for the modern age,” featuring the 1978 musical romantic comedy starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, complete with subtitled lyrics to all those great songs.
Details: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., movie starts at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Blue Starlite – Coconut Grove behind the Playhouse, 3500 Main Hwy., Miami; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $25 drive-in car space plus entry for two ($55 for dinner).
FRIDAY, JUNE 5
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
Kids will have a blast learning about the head and shoulders, knees and toes, and everything in between, at this new interactive exhibit featuring all the fave “Sesame Street” friends teaching them about “Your Outsides,” “Your Insides” and “Staying Healthy,” which promotes hygiene, exercise and nutrition. The little ones will be having so much fun they won’t even realize how much they’re learning.
Zoo Miami: Dinosaurs Live!
The dinosaurs aren’t extinct after all! After the exhibit of 22 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs, placed throughout the zoo grounds, was supposed to end May 10, popular demand dictated otherwise. Your kids will now have the chance to marvel at the vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex (and its babies), the flying Quetzalcoatlus, the croc-like Sarcosuchus, the towering, 50-foot Brachiosaurus and many more. It’s a zoo-wide Jurassic adventure, one your kids will be talking about for a long time.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running through July 5, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami; www.zoomiami.org; free with daily admission ($17.95, $13.95 kids 3-12).
Miami Children’s Museum: Sketch Aquarium
This groundbreaking new interactive animation experience at MCM will seem like magic to kids, as they watch their sketches come to life, wriggling and swimming their digitalized way through the rich undersea life of the Sketch Aquarium. Imagine their faces lighting up with wonder as they draw a fish and it begins to move!
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at the Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; free with admission to the museum — $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
Kids’ Happy Hour: Funtastic Fridays
Enjoy a DJ, face-painting, games and bounce houses and see why Local 10 (WPLG) viewers ranked this event No. 8 on their “Top 10 Places to Take the Kids in South Florida” list. Bring a blanket and stick around for the 2014 high-school football drama “When the Game Stands Tall,” starring Jim Caviezel, Laura Dern and Michael Chiklis, from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
10 Years Of Dancing: Dance Through The Ages
From ballet to tap, jazz to hip-hop, musical theater to contemporary, dancers young and old will bring to life songs from a diverse range of music at this recital.
Details: 6:30 p.m. Friday at Miramar Cultural Center / ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $21.
Laser Beams And Beats: Fabulous First Fridays
The fun kicks off with a free planetarium star show at 7 p.m. and a family laser show at 8, followed by hourly classic rock laser shows featuring the best of The Beatles, U2 and Pink Floyd, culminating with Bob Marley at midnight. Kids can also check out the Activity Room and the Space Gallery.
Beachfront Blast: Friday Fest
Kids will enjoy live music, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and an interactive fountain at this family-friendly gathering.
Details: 7:30-9 p.m. Friday at the Charnow Park Performance Pavilion, between Garfield and Connecticut streets on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; 954-921-3404; free.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
Art Exhibit: Romero Britto
Celebrate the vibrant, colorful and immediately recognizable works of Britto, the Brazilian-born, Miami-made pop artist whose playful paintings exude “warmth, optimism and love,” according to The New York Times. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 11.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, running through Aug. 29, at the Coral Springs Museum of Art, 3855 Coral Springs Dr., Coral Springs; www.coralspringsmuseum.org; $6.
Guest Artist Series: Leah Brown
As part of YAA’s “Through the Artist’s Lens” summer series, view Brown’s imaginative installation “Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams,” which explores the world between dreams and waking life. You can also meet the artist at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, running through Jan. 3, 2016, at the Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie; 954-424-0085 or www.youngatartmuseum.org; $14; $12 for Broward County residents, seniors and children over age 1; and $11 for military members and their immediate families.
Jungle Island: Wet, Wacky & Wild
Now that the weather’s nice and hot, check out the newly opened beach oasis and Rainforest Riptide, a fun, floating obstacle course and water park at Parrot Cove, then visit three marvelous animal shows including Winged Wonders, Wild Encounters and Wild Adventures.
Free Family Day: Discovering Design - Interiors
Moniomi Design helps you and your family dream up the ultimate play space or cozy home through guided collage and colored-pencil activities. At 2:30 p.m., take a break and enjoy story time in the galleries, with a design book for kids.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at The Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; www.wolfsonian.org; free for children under 12 and accompanying adults.
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
Nice Ride! Dream Car Classic
Gearheads and other motor vehicle enthusiasts can show off their pride-and-joy rides, with classic and custom cars, trucks and hot rods on display at this family-friendly event.
Details: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Hollywood Boulevard between 19th and 20th avenues, Downtown Hollywood; www.cobrajoeproductions.com; $20 to register a vehicle; attendance is free.
FREE FOR ALL
Can You Say ‘Namaste’? Yoga By The Bay
Bring a mat, towel and water bottle, and teach your children the joys of stretching, relaxation and fitness for the mind and body through “gentle” yoga with instructor Maria Luisa Tovio.
Details: 9-11 a.m. Sunday at Thalatta Estate Park, 17301 Old Cutler Rd., Palmetto Bay; RSVP at www.palmettobay-fl.gov.
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