Never miss a local story.
INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT WILDLIFE RESCUE
This 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. daily 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.
FREE SUMMER MOVIES “HOME”
Just show up — first-come, first-served — to catch this charming 2015 DreamWorks computer-animated sci-fi buddy film starring the vocal talents of Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin and Jennifer Lopez.
Details: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com.
SUMMER THEATER CAMP PIPPIN
Magical musical performed by talented 13-18-year-old summer campers will enthrall you with the tale of the young prince Pippin who searches for true happiness through the glories of the battlefield, but finds that happiness lies in the un-extraordinary moments that happen every day.
Details: 7 p.m. Thursday, running through Aug. 18, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462- 0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $10.
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, stick around and watch the 1998 flick “The Parent Trap,” starring Lindsay Lohan in her film debut as a pair of identical 11-year-old twins separated at birth who plot to reunite their parents, played by Dennis Quaid and the late Natasha Richardson. 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.
FEEL THE BEAT FREE FRIDAY DRUM JAM
Help make a joyful cacophony and express yourself as everyone is invited to try out all the percussion instruments, learn from each other, and jam!
Details: 7-9 p.m. Friday at the South Florida Center for Percussive Arts, 12600 SW 130th St. #9-10, Miami; www.thesfcpa.org; free; all ages.
GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS
Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ, and a chance to meet Princess Jasmine from “Aladdin.”
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
FLAMINGO GARDENS BACK 2 SCHOOL WEEKEND
Enjoy your final weekend of Summer Break while you pay only half-price admission for free pony rides from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days, special animal encounters, bounce houses, activities and games. Plus, visit a variety of informational and craft vendors while DJ Digital Anarchy spins popular tunes.
Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org; $9.95, $6.45 age 3-11, free for 2 and under.
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SENSORY SATURDAY
Special event for children with sensory processing disorders and their families offers yoga, art, music and activities (such as bubble painting and a sensory-friendly stage performance) amid a comfortable environment in which lights and sound will be dimmed.
Details: 10-11 a.m. at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; pre-registration is required; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437) x 126.
FAMILY FUN DAY CONNECTING WITH NATURE
As summer melts into the start of another school year, enjoy various fun-filled activities that reflect on all things summer and the great outdoors. Explore, learn about and discover the natural world with interactive story time, crafts and more.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Prepare for the new school year with fun, hands-on art activities inspired by Chinese culture, such as creating good- luck bookmarks with Chinese symbols and school calendars with Chinese Zodiac animals. Special guest Marc Pulver, author of “Living Life with Autism: The World Through My Eyes,” who was not diagnosed with autism until he was 50 years old, will speak at 2 p.m., followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday 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.
WORDPLAY SECOND SATURDAYS AT PAMM
As the famed artist Basquiat’s exhibit opens at the museum, delve into the art of sketching by examining his notebooks and exploring his intricate drawings that combine both images and words. Then, create a unique sketchbook filled with ideas inspired by your imagination.
Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375- 3000 or www.pamm.org; free.
REV IT UP MONSTER JAM
There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush from seeing 12-foot trucks with 66-inch tires fly 35 feet into the air. Catch all your favorite Monster Truck stars — including Grave Digger, Fluffy, Gunslinger, El Toro Loco, Zombie, Carolina Crusher and the all-female Scooby-Doo — racing and performing tricks, jumps and flips at this action-packed, high- octane show.
Details: 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (Pit Party 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. both days), at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise; Ticketmaster; $20-$53, $10 kids.
SUMMER SPLASH PARTY FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON
Enjoy the last days of summer before school starts again with water games, sprinklers and a dunk tank at the Museum Plaza. Plus, make your own paper boat, participate in a “boat race,” and win prizes! All the while, Miami’s popular DJ Dale Dale will be playing your favorite summer tunes.
Details: 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-603- 8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org; free.
SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS
Cheer on the Fish against the AL’s Chicago White Sox during Billy the Marlin’s Birthday Bash, and the first 5,000 children will receive a Marlins Kids Bat Pack. Plus, children 12 and under can take part in the traditional Diamond Dash and run the bases after the contest.
Details: Game time is 1:10 p.m. Sunday; Marlins Park West Plaza, 501 Marlins Way, Miami; www.marlins.com/entertainment; tickets start at $16.
Free For All
SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL TOY STORY 3
It’s the final weekend for families to enjoy a free Saturday morning movie at the Katz. This week, it’s the Oscar-winning, 2010 Disney/Pixar 3D computer-animated film “Toy Story 3,” again starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen as Woody and Buzz Lightyear.
Details: 10 a.m. Saturday at the Susan B. Katz Theater of Performing Arts at the River of Grass ArtsPark, 17189 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines; www.ppines.com; free.
Sign up for the Family Fare newsletter
Do you want to receive this list every week, along with news on important topics for parents? Click here and sign up for our new Family Fare newsletter.