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Family-friendly things to do: Country music and Elvis tribute

Thursday

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Missouri dinosaurs. Exhibit at Powell Gardens. Jurassic Garden. Guy Darrough creates dinosaur models at his Lost World Studios shop in Arnold, Mo. CUTLINE A vicious-looking velociraptor crouches in the dense Powell woods. TIM JANICKE/THE KANSAS CITY STAR

PREHISTORIC FUN LOST WORLD OF DINOSAURS

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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Walter Michot wmichot@miamiherald.com

MIAMI SEAQUARIUM SPLASHTACULAR SUMMER FINALE

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

Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Sunday at Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami; 305-361-5705 or www.miamiseaquarium.com; $44.99 adults, $34.99 kids 3-9 (save $8 per ticket by purchasing in advance online).

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Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com

JUNGLE ISLAND FREE JUNGLE PASS UPGRADE

For a limited time, visitors to Jungle Island who buy a 2017 annual pass will be automatically upgraded to a 2018 Jungle Pass, which includes unlimited park admission and free private beach access, plus entertaining animal shows including Winged Wonders, Wild Encounters and Wild Adventures.

Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily at Jungle Island, 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami; 305-400- 7000 or www.jungleisland.com; $59.95 adults, $52.95 kids 3-10.

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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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STF FOX

THEY’RE CREEPY AND THEY’RE KOOKY THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Infectious musical comedy performed by the Broward Center’s talented 13-18 year-old summer campers brings to life the wacky and lovably spooky antics of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch.

Details: 7 p.m. Thursday at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; 954-462-0222 or www.browardcenter.org; $10.

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 a special Cinderella show.

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

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RAT-A-TAT-TAT 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; all ages; free.

Saturday

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Mike Stocker Sun Sentinel

YOUNG AT ART SUMMER OF LOVE

Celebrate the end of summer with XOXO art activities, live drumming performances, the creation of the world’s largest peace sign and much more.

Details: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at D.C. Alexander Park, 501 N. Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; www.youngatartmuseum.org; free.

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MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

Say goodbye to summer and get your brain waves working with some fun activities: Decorate your own pencil case, get creative in the Art Studio, participate in a backpack relay race, practice your science skills in a fun experiment, and enjoy performances based on children’s literature by the MCM Players.

Details: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday 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.

SOUTHLAND MALL BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

Monthly Kids’ Club event features exciting spin-the-wheel games with prizes, arts & crafts, face-painting, sand art with rocket chips, and other space themes.

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

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Rick Diamond Getty Images

PURE COUNTRY JASON ALDEAN

Nashville superstar singer-songwriter croons hits such as “My Kinda Party” and “Dirt Road Anthem,” plus tracks from his No. 1 album “They Don’t Know,” featuring the singles “Lights Come On” and “A Little More Summertime.” Chris Young, Kane Brown and Dee Jay Silver open.

Details: 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Coral Sky Amphitheatre (formerly Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre), 601 Sansbury’s Way, West Palm Beach; LiveNation.com; $25.50-$65.50.

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LONG LIVE THE KING CHRIS MACDONALD’S MEMORIES OF ELVIS

Big Las Vegas-style show celebrates the King of Rock-n-Roll with highlights of the stages of Elvis Presley’s iconic career: the 1950s, the movies, the black leather ’68 Comeback, the white fringe ‘70s shows and more, all backed by a dynamic eight-piece band, horn section, singers and dancers. MacDonald is the only Elvis tribute artist ever hired to perform at Graceland’s Heartbreak Hotel.

Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at the Parker Playhouse, 707 NE 8th St., Fort Lauderdale; www.parkerplayhouse.com; $33.39-$54.39.

Sunday

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SUNDAY FAMILY MOVIES LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES

Gather the troops and get out of the house for the sixth installment of the Lego DC Comics film series: “Justice League – Gotham City Breakout,” featuring favorite characters such as Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Penguin, Superman, Cyborg and Teen Titans.

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; sensory-friendly show at 2 p.m..

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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

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RON T. ENNIS Star-Telegram

FREE SUMMER MOVIES CURIOUS GEORGE

Just show up – first-come, first-served – to catch the series finale of free summer movies at the Paragon, with this hilarious 2006 animated comedy featuring the adventures of the world’s most beloved monkey and Will Ferrell as the Man in the Yellow Hat.

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

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