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Family-friendly things to do: Ride bikes, meet marine animal moms

Thursday

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM MOMS GET IN FREE

To celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend, the Seaquarium is offering free admission to all mothers who bring a card for the park’s marine animal moms – plus, up to four guests will receive 50 percent off regular admission.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; 305-365-2501 or www.miamiseaquarium.com; regular admission $44.99 adults, $34.99 kids 3-9.

MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SID THE SCIENCE KID

Final weekend to enjoy this traveling exhibit based on the popular PBS kids’ TV series that features fun science experiments where you can get messy with oobleck creations, test speed in a balloon race and build towers out of marshmallow. Plus, try to launch your own bottle rocket and check out the latest MCM Player’s original stage performance.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday 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.

YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM HI-TECH/LO-TECH

Exhibition created by YAA explores how technology and art have become intertwined more than ever before over the past few decades by featuring interactive technological artwork produced by contemporary South Florida artists. Visitors will learn about a broad range of technological developments and their effects on art both before and after the turn of the 21st century.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, running through May 21, 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.

Friday

MIAMI CHILDRENS THEATER JUNIE B. JONES – THE MUSICAL

All-new musical adventure based on Barbara Park’s beloved book series finds the always-exuberant Junie B. Jones getting off to a topsy-turvy start on her first day of first grade. Catch a serious case of the grade-school giggles with this funny musical romp.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday and 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday at Pinecrest Gardens, Banyan Bowl, 11000 SW 57th Ave., Pinecrest; www.pinecrestgardens.org; $15, $10 seniors and kids, $5 sensory-friendly performance at 3 p.m. Saturday.

SEASON FINALE BRAVO! THE MUSICLAB

The New World Symphony’s yearlong MusicLab program, which involves New World Symphony Fellows mentoring students throughout Miami-Dade County, culminates with this performance featuring the Fellows and their mentoree students from Miami Northwestern Senior High School, Miami Beach Senior High School, Ruth K Broad Bay Harbor K-8 Center and Miami Music Project.

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com; free.

GIRL CHOIR OF SOUTH FLORIDA “DANCING AND SINGING”

Celebrate the joyous power of girls raising their voices together in song in this show that will mirror the world-music emphasis from “Carol of the Dance” and will feature many cultures’ vocal descriptions of the joy of singing and dancing. The program will include songs from countries such as Estonia, France, Haiti, Brazil, Japan, Lithuania, Hungary, Venezuela and many more.

Details: 8 p.m. Friday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $20-$38.

Saturday

FAMILY FUN DAY CITY SCENES

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the city, and enjoy craft activities, storytelling, interactive building stations and more for children of all abilities. Plus, take an inclusive gallery tour and learn how Miami became the city it is today.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at HistoryMiami, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; www.historymiami.org; free.

A CORNUCOPIA OF CULTURE ASIAN-PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION

Experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands with music, dancing, performances by the powerful Japanese Ronin Taiko drummers and the Samoan Fireknife Dancers, palm weaving and lei making, poi tastings, Indian classical dance performances, and Japanese calligraphy and origami.

Details: Noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale; 954-467-6637 or www.mods.org; $16, $13 kids 2-12.

SOUTHLAND MALL KIDS’ CLUB

Abracadabra! Monthly event for kids 12 and under brings a children’s magic show for May. Enjoy music, games, magic tricks, prize giveaways and more.

Details: 1-3 p.m. Saturday at Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; www.mysouthlandmall.com; free.

FREE SECOND SATURDAYS

BOTANICAL BEAUTY

Inspired by PAMM's unique hanging gardens, design your very own hanging garden complete with a live plant - just in time for Mother’s Day. ​​

Details: 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Perez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-375-3000 or www.pamm.org; free with museum admission ($16 adults, $12 kids 7-18, free 6 and under).

FAMILY DAY ON ARAGON BIKE IT!

Celebrate National Bike Month - bring your bikes, scooters and helmets for fun on the Museum Plaza, participate in a Bike Rodeo led by UM’s Bike Safe program, and get a free bike helmet (while supplies last) or free bike helmet fitting by Bike305 and Everglades Bicycle Club’s certified helmet experts.

Details: 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-603-8067 or www.coralgablesmuseum.org; free.

MUSICAL THEATRE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES MISS NELSON IS MISSING

Kids will love this witty and lively musical adapted by Joan Cushing and based on the popular children’s book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. When Miss Nelson’s unruly class misbehaves again, they confront their worst nightmare, substitute teacher Viola Swamp, and discover some valuable lessons on their search for their favorite teacher.

Details: 2 p.m. Saturday, running through May 20, at Actor’s Playhouse, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org; $20.

BANG YOUR HEAD SCHOOL OF ROCK

Loved the inimitable Jack Black as a slacker substitute teacher who leads his fourth-grade students to an awesome, fist-pumping performance in the classic 2003 film “School of Rock”? This musical, featuring a live kids rock band, is for you.

Details: 4 p.m. Saturday, running through May 20, at the Showtime Performing Arts Theatre, 503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Plaza, Boca Raton; www.showtimeboca.com; $15.

Sunday

SUNDAY FUNDAY MIAMI MARLINS

Cheer on the Fish against the rival Atlanta Braves, and celebrate Mother’s Day with free pink carnations for all moms. Plus, the team will be honoring the 2017 Marlins Honorary Bat Girl, Michelle Cortes, who is currently battling breast cancer, and, as always, kids 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; tickets start at $14.

Free For All

CELEBRATE! TASTE OF HAITI

Celebrate the rich flavors of Haitian cuisine with this family-friendly event featuring delectable treats, the Madame Gougousse Chef’s Cook-off, arts & crafts, a domino contest, a cocktail contest, a kids’ zone and live performances by 5Lan, Olivier Duret, Le Nubian Dance and the Haitian Kompa Dance Movement.

Details: 2-10 p.m. Saturday at Miami Dade College, 11380 NW 27th Ave., Lot 2, Miami; www.tasteofhaitiusa.com; free.

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