FRIDAY, MAY 29
Sesame Street Presents: The Body
Kids will have a blast learning about the head and shoulders, knees and toes, and everything in between, at this new interactive exhibit featuring all the fave “Sesame Street” friends teaching them about “Your Outsides,” “Your Insides” and “Staying Healthy,” which promotes hygiene, exercise and nutrition. The little ones will be having so much fun they won’t even realize how much they’re learning.
Zoo Miami: Dinosaurs Live!
The dinosaurs aren’t extinct after all! After the exhibit of 22 life-sized, animatronic dinosaurs, placed throughout the zoo grounds, was supposed to end May 10, popular demand dictated otherwise. Your kids will now have the chance to marvel at the vicious Tyrannosaurus Rex (and its babies), the flying Quetzalcoatlus, the croc-like Sarcosuchus, the towering, 50-foot Brachiosaurus and many more. It’s a zoo-wide Jurassic adventure, one your kids will be talking about for a long time.
Details: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, running through July 5, at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami; www.zoomiami.org; free with daily admission ($17.95, $13.95 kids 3-12).
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 and stick around for the delightful 1987 fantasy comedy classic “The Princess Bride,” starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin, from 8-10 p.m., weather permitting.
Street Festival: Viernes Culturales
Monthly arts and culture festival in Little Havana features a gallery stroll, free walking tours, an artist fair, plenty of vendors, galleries and restaurants along Calle Ocho between 14th and 15th avenues, and a children’s art clinic.
Details: 7-10 p.m. Friday at Domino Park, 804 SW 15th Ave., Miami; 305-643-5500; free.
SATURDAY, MAY 30
Miami Children’s Museum: Kindergarten Kickoff
Get plenty of tips to prepare your children over the summer for their first year of school. Kids can hop on a real school bus, sign up for a library card, cook and learn about healthy snacks, get tips from teachers, practice circle time with Drumming for Wellness, and sing along with the MCM Players and learn numbers.
Details: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island, Miami; www.miamichildrensmuseum.org; $18, $14 for Florida residents, free for kids under 12 months.
Feel The Force: Hurricanes And Other Hazards
As we approach hurricane season in South Florida, it’s time to raise kids’ awareness in a fun and exciting way, with fascinating science shows, the chance to meet real Hurricane Hunters, weather safety education, and hands-on activities that show how the weather works and help prepare them for any disaster, including teaching the Miami-Dade hurricane evacuation zones.
Making Safety Fun: Superhero Safety Fair
Parents will love the safety booths and demonstrations, including swimming and water safety, poison control, bullying prevention, car seat installation and even a crash simulator, while kids will love the free pony rides, superhero face painting, a bounce house and slide, fire truck tours and free superhero swag bags for the first 500 children.
Annual Spring Performance: Dance Dimensions
Get happy as Dance Dimensions’ year-end show features their talented dancers from age 3 to adult sharing their love of the art.
For The ‘Foodie Family’: Deerfield Beach Wine & Food Festival
The fifth year of this festival is more family-friendly than ever, with the Blue Wave Kids Zone plus a live performance by the pre-teen classic-rock band Krush, among many other musical offerings. Of course, the culinary celebration offers plenty for the mature set as well, including great food, specialty wines, craft beers and a hand-picked shopping bazaar with more than 50 retail vendors.
Details: 1-9 p.m. Saturday at Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; www.deerfieldbeachwineandfoodfestival.com; $15 advance, $25 day of show; $7/$10 kids; free 5 and under.
Miami Music Project: Children’s Choice Awards
The fantastic season finale presents Beginning Level ensembles from 1-3 p.m. and Intermediate and Advanced Level ensembles from 7-9 p.m.
Details: 1-3 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Florida International University, Wertheim Performing Arts Center, 10910 SW 17th St., Miami; www.miamimusicproject.org; minimum $5 donation requested.
Miami Children’s Chorus: Cantare! A Voice With A Future
They’ve performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and Chorus, and their angelic voices grace recordings of Gloria Estefan and Raul Di Blasio. Now see the children of the MCC as they sing the world premiere performance of “The Sounds of a New Generation” by composer Jim Papoulis.
Details: 7 p.m. Saturday at the New World Center, 500 17th St., Miami Beach; www.newworldcenter.com; $25.
Summer Movies Under The Stars: ‘the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ (PG-13)
Get ready for a thrilling ride with the third installment of this box-office record-setting adventure film series starring Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson. The fourth and final film is scheduled for release Nov. 20.
Details: 8 p.m. Saturday at Mizner Park Amphitheatre, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; www.myboca.us; free.
SUNDAY, MAY 31
10 Years Of Dancing: Dance Through The Ages
From ballet to tap, jazz to hip-hop, musical theater to contemporary, dancers young and old will bring to life songs from a diverse range of music at this recital.
Details: School show 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Studio show 4:30 p.m., at Miramar Cultural Center / ArtsPark, 2400 Civic Center Pl., Miramar; www.miramarculturalcenter.org; $21.
Light It Up: Tropical Chihuly Nights
Become enchanted by the dreamy wonder of Dale Chihuly’s magical, colorful glass works of art under the stars at this 83-acre tropical oasis.
FREE FOR ALL
Keeping Us Safe: Military Appreciation Day
Celebrate our armed forces with this family fun day complete with military vehicles including boats, aircraft and weaponry, plus a K-9 demonstration and a flyover by a team of F-16 Fighting Falcons. There will also be food trucks, live music, a kids’ area and an obstacle course.
Details: 3-8 p.m. Saturday at Losner Park, 104 N. Krome Ave., Homestead; www.cityofhomestead.com/military.
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