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Gumbo Limbo Nature Center: see turtles, boardwalk, trails, aquariums

Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a place to enjoy authentic outdoor Florida. You can visit the butterfly garden, the shaded Ashley Trail loop, the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and the authentic Seminole tiki offering amazing views of the water at sunset. You can also visit recovering patients at the Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Facility and get …

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Miami Children’s Museum offers Florida resident discount

Miami Children’s Museum offers a discount for Florida residents, who can visit for $16. The museum is operating with a contactless e-ticketing system that requires patrons to select a specific play session and make their purchase in advance.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also …

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Summer Reading Challenge for students of all ages

The Miami-Dade Public Library System has announced the details of its 2021 Summer Reading Challenge. Set for June 5-Aug. 7, this year’s event features the theme: “Tails and Tales.” The Summer Reading Challenge was established to keep students of all ages reading during the summer months, in an effort to retain and enhance their skills. …

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Can’t make it to library? Check out a Bookmobile or Technobus near you!

Next time you visit a Miami-Dade County park, keep your eyes peeled for the Bookmobile and Technobus. That’s right, Miami-Dade Public Library System is bringing books and technology to you! The program – which is a partnership between Miami-Dade County Parks and Miami-Dade County Library System – aims to make reading, technology and digital media …

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Get a free book every month for your kids

In a continued effort to promote literacy, The Children’s Trust has expanded its Book Club! Get free monthly books by mail for your child – from birth until their fifth birthday. (The program originally targeted just 3-year-olds.) To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow …

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Free online games & quizzes for all ages

No matter what your age, playing games is always fun. And although AARP is usually associated with those 50 and older, their free online options are great for all ages. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. AARP has lots of online …

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Photo Ops in South Florida

If you enjoy interesting opportunities for snapping selfies and family photos , we’re delighted to share some ideas in South Florida. When in public, please follow social distancing protocols. Please wear masks. Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale read our feature Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale offers scenic setting for walks & outdoor recreation   Please return to …

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Free meals for Miami-Dade students during the school year – UPDATED

Free meals are available for Miami-Dade County students during the school year. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. The following organizations are providing this service: United Teachers of Dade and Miami-Dade County Public Schools are offering Grab-and-Go …

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Fun things to do in Miami in the fall

Our trees (let’s face it, they’re mostly palm trees) in Miami may stay green year-round, but our temperatures do get cooler as the days shorten. Fall months in Miami are ideal for family fun outdoors. Now’s the time to enjoy activities you might have avoided during the hot summer months. Plus, outdoor activities are beneficial …

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