THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Operation Pedro Pan Exhibition: The Cuban Children’s Exodus
From 1960-62, more than 14,000 unaccompanied Cuban children left their homeland in what became the largest recorded child refugee exodus in the Western Hemisphere. This new exhibit displays testimonies, photographs, letters and other items from the children, now adults.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free with museum admission ($8 adults, $5 kids 6-12, under 6 free).
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IMAX 3D Theater: Humpback Whales
Experience an incredible journey into the hidden world of these awe-inspiring, 50-foot marine mammals, captured for the first time with IMAX 3D cameras,.You’ll hear them sing, marvel at their intelligence, and learn what makes them the most acrobatric of all whales.
Details: 10 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Thursday, running through Feb. 11, at the Museum of Discovery and Science and AutoNation IMAX 3D Theater, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $14, $11 kids 2-12.
Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove
Spectacular show has it all, as each of Disney’s first 50 features — beginning with “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” and ending with “Tangled” — is commemorated. Safe to say your little ones’ favorite characters will be represented.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $16-$58.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
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 Disney’s 2014 instant classic, “Maleficent,” a dark, live-action fantasy based on “Sleeping Beauty” and starring a regal Angelina Jolie. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Jungle Island: Neighbor Days
It’s the final weekend for South Florida residents to wander through lush tropical trails see wild animal exhibits, or cool down at the Parrot Cove private beach for only 15 bucks, less than half the regular admission price.
Miccosukee Tribe: American Indian Day
The fourth Saturday every September is set aside to celebrate Native Americans and their culture with rides, great food, daring alligator wrestling, genuine Indian arts and crafts, Native American music and dancers, and airboat rides.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Miccosukee Resort & Gaming, 500 SW 177th Ave. (Krome Avenue and Southwest Eighth Street), Miami; 305-222-4600 or www.miccosukee.com; free.
Miami Children’s Museum: National UMIGO Day
Kids who love numbers — or aspire to be a math whiz — will enjoy exploring UMIGO, or You Make It Go, with cool “appisodes” to watch and fun math activities.
Details: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
Children’s Classic: Charlotte’s Web
Charming tale of Wilbur the pig who is saved from slaughter on the Zuckerman farm by a clever spider named Charlotte, whose messages about him written in her web turn him into an overnight sensation.
New Musical: The Wizard of Oz
Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the magical Land of Oz as the 1939 movie classic is adapted to the stage. Runs each Saturday through Oct. 24.
Details: 4 p.m. Saturday at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $14, $10 kids under 12.
Blue Starlite by the Bay: “The Princess Bride” and “Alice in Wonderland”
The Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In is back after a short hiatus, opening at a new venue. Enjoy the 1987 classic comedy romance “The Princess Bride,” starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin and Andre the Giant, followed by “Alice in Wonderland” meets Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” which is probably as strange and wonderful as it sounds.
Details: 7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday at Blue Starlite at Kennedy Park, 2476 S. Bayshore Dr., Coconut Grove; www.miamiurbandrivein.com; $7-$45.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
Sunday Funday: Miami Marlins
Last time this year that kids can cheer on the Fish — this time against the Atlanta Braves — and enjoy face painting, interactive games, character appearances from favorite movies and TV shows, kids’ access to the Clevelander pool and a Diamond Dash where children 12 and under can run the bases after the game. Plus all fans receive a 2016 Marlins magnetic schedule.
Details: Game time is 1:10 p.m. Sunday at Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.
Season Kickoff: Family Day @ bassX
Fun afternoon of playtime encourages kids to “Assemble a Story” through words, art and movement.
Going Solo: Nick Jonas
The tween screams will be deafening as this pop-R&B and soul singer, who hit it big with his two siblings Joe and Kevin in the Disney-powered band The Jonas Brothers, performs in support of his self-titled album. You’ll hear all the hits, including “Jealous,” “Chains” and the new “Levels.” Opening act is Bebe Rexha, who co-wrote Eminem’s No. 1 hit “Monster” (feat. Rihanna).
Details: 9 p.m. Sunday at the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater, 1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; LiveNation.com; $29.50-$44.50.
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