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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.
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.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM CHILDREN OF HANGZHOU: CONNECTING WITH CHINA
Traveling exhibition created by Boston Children’s Museum explores and expands understanding and appreciation of China, one of the oldest civilizations in the world. It reveals the modern-day life of China’s young people, demystifies China’s mix of ancient tradition and modern lifestyle and showcases internationally acclaimed contemporary Chinese artists Ji Zhou, Li Hongbo and Yi Zhou.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, running through Sept. 5, 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.
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 2015 Christian sports drama “Woodlawn,” starring Sean Astin, C. Thomas Howell and Jon Voight, which deals with desegregation in 1973 Birmingham, Ala. 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.
DIVE-IN MOVIES THE PEANUTS MOVIE
Every last Friday of the month, enjoy a family feature film after a day of pool fun. At 7:30 p.m., the slides close down and everyone moves to the recreation pool (Captain’s Lagoon) to grab a float tube or lounge chair for movie time. This month’s selection is the 2015 animated film “The Peanuts Movie,” featuring the antics and adventures of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang.
Details: Park opens for swimming at 5:30 p.m. Friday; movie begins at 8 p.m.; at Grapeland Water Park, 1550 NW 37th Ave., Coral Gables; 305-960-2950; $5, under 2 free.
SOUTHLAND MALL FESTIVE FRIDAYS
Kick off the weekend with entertaining cultural performances and activities. This week, performer Stephen Folk brings you his one man-show full of talent, music and laughs.
Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; www.mysouthlandmall.com; 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
Special edition of this weekly series in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ, and the “Zootopia” Back to School Movie Bash, where kids can meet their favorite characters from the hit film and win Back to School prizes..
Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU ‘STAR WARS’ MARATHON
Dress up in your finest Jedi robes or Galactic Empire uniforms and celebrate nearly four decades since George Lucas’ great sci-fi franchise kicked off in 1977 with this three-film marathon of special versions of “A New Hope,” “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi.”
Details: 4 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; $30-$60.
4OU TOUR DOLAN TWINS
Comedy duo and YouTube sensation that won the 2016 Teen Choice Award for “Choice Web Star: Male” and has more than six million subscribers on Vine offer live music, hilarious skits about teen life and meet-and-greets in a show rescheduled from July 31 (those tickets will be honored).
Details: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Revolution Live, 200 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.jointherevolution.net; $29.
TRUMP NATIONAL DORAL SUNDAY FUN DAY
First-annual philanthropic event offers activities for the whole family, including access to the Royal Palm Pool, featuring lavish poolside cabanas and a 125-foot water slide, group fitness classes, yoga on the green, Trump Spa Signature Service samples, a cooking demonstration by BLT Prime’s Chef Dustin Ward, a barbecue lunch, a golf clinic hosted by Jim McLean Golf School and more. Benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Details: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Trump National Doral, 4400 NW 87th Ave., Doral; www.trumpdoral.ticketleap.com; $25 age 14 and up, $10 8-14.
MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDENS ART IN THE PARK WITH MARIE
Swedish pre-school teacher Marie Kolbert, who came to the U.S. on a soccer scholarship, helps kick-start your little ones’ creativity with this free program out on the lawn under the shade of the banyan tree. Art supplies included.
Details: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens, 2000 Convention Center Dr., Miami Beach; 305-673-7256 or www.mbgarden.org; free.
SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS
Cheer on the Fish against the San Diego Padres while celebrating Youth Swimming Day, and the first 5,000 children will receive a Marlins ¾ Baseball Shirt. 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 GOSPEL SUNDAYS TASHA COBBS
Concert series closes out the season with a soul-stirring performance from the Grammy-winning singer featuring her chart-topping singles “Break Every Chain” and “For Your Glory,” accompanied by South Florida’s Miami Mass Choir.
Details: 5 p.m. Sunday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; free, check online for First-Access Passes.
Free For All
CORAL REEF PARK SCHOOL’S IN SESSION CARNIVAL
Celebrate the new school year with a fun carnival featuring free rides and activities for the whole family, plus a water safety workshop and information on sports and recreation programs.
Details: 2-5 p.m. Friday at Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152nd St., Palmetto Bay; 305-259-1234; free.
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