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Family-friendly things to do: Celebrate Caribbean heritage, eat fresh fruit

Thursday

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PREHISTORIC FUN LOST WORLD OF DINOSAURS

New traveling exhibit by fossil collector and paleontology expert Guy Darrough features 27 life-size, authentic and technically correct dinosaur replicas that will take visitors back millions of years to prehistoric times when these reptilian giants ruled the earth. Kids can also unearth dinosaur bones in the Dino Dig and see a real fossilized dinosaur egg.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, running through Sept. 4, at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org; $19.95, $12.95 kids 3-11, free for 2 and under.

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BRUCE BEEHLER AP

WINGS OF WONDER BIRDS OF PARADISE

Stunning new exhibit developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology captures all 39 known species of birds-of-paradise — it’s a science exhibition, art show and natural history display all rolled into one exhibit that encompasses sound bites, videos, photographs and artifacts from research expeditions.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-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; $16, $13 kids 2-12.

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CARIBBEAN CONCERT SERIES COLORS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with this concert series every Thursday in June. This week, groove to the sounds of Caribbean Kids, plus enjoy great food and drink, a Kids Play Space, an arts & crafts village, a Health & Wellness Zone and much more.

Details: 6-10 p.m. Thursday at ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard and US 1, Hollywood; www.colorsofthecaribbean.com; free.

CONCERTS IN THE PARK REMADEE

Family-friendly event features this eclectic cover band that plays everything from classic rock, Southern rock, blues, country, ‘80s, ‘90s and today’s hits. Plus, the kids will enjoy food trucks, a bounce house and a petting farm.

Details: 6-9 p.m. Thursday at the Old Davie School Amphitheater, 6650 Griffin Rd., Davie; www.olddavieschool.org; free.

Friday

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GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ and appearances by characters from the 2016 3D computer-animated musical comedy film “Trolls.”

Details: 7 p.m. Friday at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Hwy., Hallandale Beach; www.gulfstreampark.com; free.

Saturday

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MARSHA HALPER mhalper@miamiherald.com

MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM SENSORY SATURDAY

Special event for children with sensory processing disorders and their families offers yoga, art, music and activities amid a comfortable environment in which lights and sound will be dimmed.

Details: 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; pre-registration is required; RSVP to sensorysaturday@miamichildrensmuseum.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437) x 126.

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Caitlin Granfield

ONE JUICY EVENT REDLAND SUMMER FRUIT FESTIVAL

From guava to grapefruit, kiwi to Key lime and papaya to passionfruit, this annual festival’s got all the tropical fruit you crave (and dozens you might never have tried, such as dragonfruit, starfruit and jackfruit). Give your taste buds a tingle and check out all the vendors, tastings and info on local agriculture.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187th Ave., Homestead; www.fruitandspicepark.org; $8, kids under 11 free.

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TERRY RENNA ASSOCIATED PRESS

FAMILY FUN DAY STORMY SEASONS

Enjoy a day of fun-filled, weather-related activities with crafts, story time and more. Learn how to make an emergency supply kit and join a guided tour at 1 p.m. of the new exhibition, “Hurricane Andrew: 25 Years Later,” and discover one of the largest hurricanes to ever hit South Florida.

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

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Allison Diaz For the Miami Herald

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM SPLASHTACULAR SUMMER

In addition to the awe-inspiring killer-whale and dolphin shows, kids can stay cool at the Splashtacular Summer Kids’ Water Play Area, featuring seven themed water slides.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running through Aug. 20 at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; 305-361-5705 or www.miamiseaquarium.com; $44.99 adults, $34.99 kids 3-9 (save $2 per ticket by purchasing in advance online).

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ANDRIANA MEREUTA FOR the HERALD

BBQ BLOWOUT SMOKE ON THE WATER

Nothing says summer like a massive outdoor party with great live music, cold beer (both craft and standard, for Mom and Dad), 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 $40 for 21 and up.

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BEYOND HELLO KITTY ANIME FILM & JAPANESE CULTURE FESTIVAL

Your kids will feel like superheroes at this event featuring animated movies, origami, manga, calligraphy art and bonsai demonstrations, plus a cosplay costume contest.

Details: Noon-7 p.m. Saturday at the Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise; www.sunrisefl.gov; free.

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MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF

FREE SECOND SATURDAYS MYSTERIOUS LANDSCAPES

Celebrate Caribbean History month by getting inspired by the works of celebrated Jamaican artist John Dunkley and create your own mixed-media landscape paintings. Also, enjoy a presentation of Rhythms in Conversation by Willie Stewart, master drummer and former member of the legendary reggae band Third World.

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 A DAY FOR DAD

Get ready for Father’s Day with craft-making, shirt-decorating and card-creating for your proud patriarch, and participate in a scavenger hunt at 4 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.

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TERRY O'NEILL

IN CONCERT “HARRY POTTER & THE SORCEROR’S STONE”

Relive the magic of J.K. Rowling’s mesmerizing film — and introduce your little ones to the world of classical music — as conductor Justin Freer leads an orchestra through every note of John William’s unforgettable score while the movie plays in high-def on a giant screen.

Details: 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 305-949-6722 or www.arshtcenter.org; $59-$105.

Sunday

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ALLISON DIAZ FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

MIAMI DESIGN DISTRICT FAMILY DAY

There’s so much to do for curious and creative-minded kids, including: taking part in a large mural drawing, becoming a sculptor using “model magic,” creating your own still-life painting, and enjoying storytelling by local artist Oscar Fuentes.

Details: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the ICA Gallery, 4040 NE 2nd Ave., Miami; www.miamidesigndistrict.net; free.

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DEERFIELD BEACH SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL

Annual family-friendly event features live local bands and DJs, a kids’ Fun Zone, water slides, arts & 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.

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