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MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SUMMER GAMES EXHIBIT
Race over, join in the fun and get fit with a fun-filled day of obstacle courses, dance parties and straw javelin throwing. Kids can also learn all about gymnastics, swimming, cycling, running, the high jump, badminton, basketball, table tennis and golf.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, running through Sept. 4, at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $20, $15 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
IMAX 3D THEATER ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS
Last day to take a trip down the rabbit hole with Disney’s all-new Alice Through the Looking Glass, a spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories. The film reunites the all-star cast from Tim Burton’s fantastical 2010 work Alice in Wonderland, including Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska and Helena Bonham Carter.
Details: 1:50 and 4:10 p.m. Thursday 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; $15, $12 kids 2-12.
INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT DISCOVER THE DINOSAURS – UNLEASHED
Journey back to the time when dinosaurs ruled the Earth with this prehistoric exhibit where kids can have an up close and personal experience with, and even ride a lifelike Velociraptor, Stegosaurus or majestic T-rex. Become junior paleontologists and dig for fossils in the Valley of the Bones, pan for gems and fossils with a bag of mining rough, visit the Adventure Zone filled with themed bouncy houses, get faces painted and much more.
Details: 2-9 p.m. Friday at the Miami Dade County Fair Expo Center, 10901 SW 24 th St., Miami; www.ticketweb.com; $19-$57, children under 2 free with paid adult.
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 inspirational 2002 Disney sports drama The Rookie, starring Dennis Quaid as a 35-year- old high-school baseball coach with a 98-mph fastball who scores an unlikely contract with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Film is from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Details: 5-8 p.m. Friday at Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; 954-921- 3500 or www.visithollywoodfl.org; free.
GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by DJ Koz, free caricaturist drawings and a chance to meet Superman.
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
A MAGICAL FAIRY TALE MALEFICENT
See the Maria Verdeja School of the Arts’ performance of this classic tale based on Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, set to beautiful dance routines.
Details: 8 p.m. Friday, and 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday, at the Olympia Theater at the Gusman Center for the Performing Arts., 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374- 2444 or www.olympiatheater.org; $29-$60.
FAMILY FUN DAY PICTURE THIS
Explore the works of former Miami Herald photojournalist Tim Chapman — including his coverage spanning 40 years of events such as the Jonestown Massacre, the Mariel Boatlift, the Cocaine Cowboys era and Hurricane Andrew — through guided exhibition tours, craft activities, storytelling and more for children of all abilities.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.
INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT WILDLIFE RESCUE
This new, 6,000-square-foot traveling exhibition will help teach your children about different endangered animal species around the world and their countless compelling stories of animal rescue, the dedicated people who are taking action, and the science that supports their efforts. Kids can enjoy mechanical and computer interactives, multimedia exhibits, a video theater, large full-scale graphic panels, specimens and replicas, and scientific tools used by rescuers.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday, running through Sept. 5, at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467- 6637 or www.mods.org; $14, $12 kids 2-12.
BBQ BLOWOUT SMOKE ON THE WATER
Nothing says summer like a massive, family-friendly outdoor party with great music (from the Schools of Rock), cold bee , delicious barbecue (including a pit-master competition) and plenty of fun activities for the kids.
Details: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd St., Fort Lauderdale; www.goriverwalk.com; free, beer garden $25 for 21 and up.
DEERFIELD BEACH SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Annual family-friendly event features live local bands and DJs, a kids’ Fun Zone, water slides, arts and crafts, a Wing Warrior contest, and food vendors.
Details: Noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Oveta McKeithen Recreational Complex, 445 SW 2nd St., Deerfield Beach; www.deerfield-beach.com; free.
CELEBRATING CHINA FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON
Let artists John Chen and Feng-Ying Chao’s collaborative painting exhibit inspire you and your family to create your own collaborative work of art. Make your own Haiku Tunnel Book, Chinese paper cut art and your own wall scroll — and don’t miss the spectacular Lion Dance performance at 3:30 p.m.
Details: 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-603- 8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org; free.
THE REVIVAL TOUR SELENA GOMEZ
Disney princess is all grown up now, and performs hits including Come & Get It and The Heart Wants What it Wants, plus platinum smashes from her new album Revival such as Good For You, Same Old Love, and Hands to Myself. Opening are Joe Jonas’ new band DNCE and The X Factor singer Bea Miller.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; Ticketmaster; $36.50-$96.50.
MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT FAMILY DAY
There’s so much to do for curious and creative-minded kids, including: Learning about healthy food with Chef Steph; the Florida Grand Opera’s “Operathletic,” during which participants will study how opera singers create such big sound and focus on the critical skill of breathing; a presentation of the classic short cartoon Betty Boop – A Song a Day, followed by storyteller Stephen Kaiser showing how to create musical instruments out of everyday household items; plus an origami workshop and family yoga time.
Details: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Palm Court Event Space, 3rd Fl., 140 NE 39th St., Miami; www.miamidesigndistrict.net; free.
LIFE OF THE PARTY TOUR KIDZ BOP
Billboard Magazine’s No. 1-rated kids’ music artist brand celebrates its 15 th year with a brand-new live show featuring kid-friendly versions of today’s top pop hits.
Details: 3 p.m. Sunday at Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8 th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $35-$75.
Free For All
CAPTURE SUMMER SECOND SATURDAYS AT PAMM
Explore the playful work of artists John Ahearn and Rigoberto Torres and celebrate the beauty of everyday life and enjoy art-making inspired by your favorite summer games. Bring lunch or pick one up at Verde.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375- 3000 or www.pamm.org; free.
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