Community Ticket

Family-friendly things to do: Celebrate Father’s Day with animal dads

adiaz@miamiherald.com

Thursday

storks
AP

FREE SUMMER MOVIES “STORKS”

Just show up — first-come, first-served — to catch this 2016 3D computer-animated buddy-comedy film starring the vocal talents of Andy Samberg, Jennifer Aniston, Key & Peele, Kelsey Grammer and Ty Burrell.

Details: 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paragon Theater, 9200 State Road 84, Davie; www.paragontheaters.com; free.

SDF25 SeaLions News rk
Roberto Koltun rkoltun@elnuevoherald.com

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND

Calling all Dads: Bring a Father’s Day card to the sea lion dads Ace and Bud, and dolphin dads Indigo and Noel, and all fathers will receive free admission to the park. In addition, up to four accompanying guests will receive 50 percent off admission.

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; 305-361-5705 or www.miamiseaquarium.com; regular admission $44.99 adults, $34.99 kids 3-9.

bird
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.

sea
robertdewit66 Getty Images/iStockphoto

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 Steel & We, 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.

nevrland
Jeremy Daniel

MAGICAL MUSICAL “FINDING NEVERLAND”

“Broadway’s biggest new hit, directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus (“Hair,” “Pippin”), tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan. See why NPR dubbed it “far and away the best musical of the year.”

Details: 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, running through June 25, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Au-Rene Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $26.25-$90.

Friday

SOUTHLAND MALL FESTIVE FRIDAYS

Kick off the weekend with entertaining cultural performances and activities. This week, students from the Alouettes Academy of the Arts will showcase their dance, music and theater talents.

Details: 6-8 p.m. Friday at Southland Mall, 20505 S. Dixie Hwy., Cutler Bay; www.mysouthlandmall.com; free.

herc

GULFSTREAM PARK FAMILY FUN FRIDAYS

Weekly series of free family fun in Champions Plaza features kid-friendly games, music by a DJ and an awesome Hercules Show.

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

smith
DAMON M. KIESOW AP

FREE CONCERT SERIES STARLIGHT MUSICALS

Each week this summer through Aug. 4, the City of Fort Lauderdale presents a free, family-friendly concert under the stars. This week, it’s Aerosmith tribute band Jaded, performing monster hits including “Walk This Way,” “Dream On” and “Sweet Emotion.”

Details: 7-10 p.m. Friday at Holiday Park, E. Sunrise Boulevard and Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale; www.fortlauderdale.gov/starlight; free.

Saturday

dinos

DAD’S DAYS FEATURED CREATURES

Celebrate Father’s Day Weekend by getting up close and personal with 27 life-size, authentic and technically correct dinosaur replicas that will take visitors back millions of years to prehistoric times. Plus, meet paleontologist Robert DePalma of Palm Beach Natural History Museum to learn about the creatures he's helped discover, see fossilized dinosaur eggs, touch a dinosaur bone and dig for bones at the Dino Dig.

Details: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd., Davie; www.flamingogardens.org. Each fathers gets in free with full paid admission, one free father per group. Adults, $19.95; children (3-11) $12.95. Narrated tram tour and wildlife encounter free with admission.

MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM DINO ISLAND

Ever wonder what life would be like if the dinosaurs never became extinct? Check out this new, hands-on, interactive exhibit that takes the dinosaur experience in a new direction, one that will amaze, entertain and spark curiosity as robotic creatures come to life. How would they have evolved? What would they be like today?

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, running through Jan. 7, 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.

Sunday

ZOO MIAMI_'SATU' BDAY b epf
PATRICK FARRELL pfarrell@miamiherald.com

ROAR FOR DAD ZOO MIAMI

On Dad’s special day, all fathers will receive free admission to the Zoo with the purchase of one regular-priced guest ticket (adult, child, or senior).

Details: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami; www.zoomiami.org; regular admission is $21.95, $17.95 kids 3-12.

trolls
Trolls

SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIES “TROLLS”

Gather the troops and get out of the house for this 2016 3D computer-animated musical comedy film featuring the vocal talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel, Russell Brand and Gwen Stefani.

Details: Doors open at 10:45 a.m. Sunday (showtime at 11) at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton; www.sugarsandpark.org; $1, includes popcorn and drink.

cigars
Christopher Smith Special to The Star

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY CARS & CIGARS

Bring the whole family to celebrate dear old Dad with live ‘70s country-rock by The Tall Boys, cool classic cars, and hand-rolled cigars and cold beverages for grown-ups in the biergarten. Bring your own picnic or purchase yummy eats.

Details: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Barnacle Historic State Park, 3485 Main Hwy., Coconut Grove; 305-442-6866 or www.thebarnacle.org; $2, kids under 6 free.

Edible_Forest_009
MATIAS J. OCNER mocner@miamiherald.com

VEGGING OUT KIDS’ FOOD PLAY

Fun, interactive event for children ages 3-12 playfully brings tasty, organic vegetables of all sizes and textures to their hands for them to arrange, build and create art masterpieces. Kids are encouraged to munch and parents can enjoy lunch and adult beverages while watching or helping the children create. Then, create a ”'Food Play Character” to take home.

Details: 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami; www.eventbrite.com; $25.

Free For All

angry
Rovio Animation AP

KIDS SUMMER MOVIE ESCAPE “THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE”

Summer series kicks off with this hilarious 2016 animated film featuring the vocal talents of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad (who voiced Olaf in “Frozen”), Maya Rudolph, Sean Penn, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader and many more.

Details: Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Thursday (showtime at 10) at Cobb Dolphin 19 & IMAX, 11471 NW 12th St., Miami; 305-591-0785 or www.CobbTheatres.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.

  Comments