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Free entry for Fort Lauderdale residents to NSU Art Museum

The NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale offers free admission as part of Sunny Days/Starry Nights events from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month.

Often events include 2-for-1 deals on wine.

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Fun For Kids

The free first Thursdays events usually include free Mini Muse events for kids, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with drop-in art projects. 

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Regular fees are $16 for adults; $10 for seniors; $8 for military; $5 for students 13 to 17 years old and college students with ID; and free for NSU students, faculty and staff, museum members, and ages 12 and younger.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale also offers these opportunities for discounts or free entry:

  • Residents of Fort Lauderdale are admitted free on Fort Lauderdale Neighbor Day, usually the last Sunday of the Month, with a driver's license, or residential utility bill with proof of Fort Lauderdale address.
  • Recipients of SNAP benefits get in free with their EBT card and photo ID. Four people can get in free for each card.
  • Active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserves, are admitted free from Memorial Day to Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Museums program.
  • Bank of American card holders get free admission the first full weekend of every month through Bank of America's Museums on Us program.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is at 1 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, 954-525-5500, website.

Other Free Things To Do

Saturday, April 13, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Earth Day beach sweep, vendors & entertainment in Fort Lauderdale

8:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Sensory Friendly Saturday

9:00 am to 11:00 am | FREE | Miami Children's Museum

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

BSO Shred-A-Thon & Prescription Buyback

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Oakland Park city hall

Free shredding & prescription disposal for Broward residents in Oakland Park

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Oakland Park city hall

Earth Day Celebration, Boynton Beach

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Centennial Park, Boynton Beach

Earth Day with beach cleanup in Hollywood

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Marine Environmental Education center

Free Family Fun Day

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Free Museum of Art admission for WPB residents & military Saturdays

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Delray Affair art festival

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Science Stories for age 5+, Boca Raton

11:30 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Family Day on Aragon, Coral Gables

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

MENAfest cultural celebration in Opa-Locka

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Sherbondy Park, Opa-Locka

Pride Festival, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Adventures of the Three Mess-Keteers, Downtown Miami

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | FREE | Miami-Dade Main Library

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free outdoor music series

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Alligator feedings at nature center, WPB

1:00 pm | FREE | Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Free magic show for kids in Weston

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Salsa Fest in Hollywood

2:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

Free magic show for kids in Weston

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Chopin for All concert, Fort Lauderdale

3:00 pm | FREE | Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Pop-up Biergarten, Wellington

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Town Center Promenade, Wellington

Free Liberty Plaza jazz series, Miami Beach

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Liberty Plaza, Miami Beach

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Walk

Free Jazz in the Park, Biscayne Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ed Burke Recreation Center, North Miami

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Doors Tribute concert in Jupiter

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Seabreeze Amphitheater, Jupiter

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Broward College Dance Ensemble at Bailey Hall

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Free outdoor film in Weston

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Free New World Symphony WALLCAST Concert

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | New World Center, Miami Beach

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Night sky viewing with telescopes in west Broward

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Free Live Music

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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park Tamarac

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

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Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

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Car Show in Pompano Beach

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Festival Marketplace, Pompano Beach

Delray Affair art festival

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Celebrate Black Stories with Kid Flicks, Coral Gables

11:00 am | FREE | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Pride Festival, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park, Miami Beach

Miami Beach Pride Parade, Miami Beach

12:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Free tour of historic Biltmore Hotel

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Biltmore Hotel

Live Indian music at Bailey Hall in Davie

2:00 pm to 3:30 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe with entertainment & games

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

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Downtowner Chamber Music Concert Series by Orchestra Miami

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Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Walk

Chopin for All concert, Coral Gables

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Free concert: Classical Collaboration, Boca Raton

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Dancing by the Sea

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Anglin Square

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

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Tropical Sundays Live Music

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Salsa dance class

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Monday, April 15, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

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Free Improv class every Monday in Palmetto Bay

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Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

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Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

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Tasty Tuesday food trucks, Boca Raton

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Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

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Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

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Reptile Encounter: Jupiter

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Animal feedings at nature center, WPB

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Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

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Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co., Miami-Dade

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom, Miami-Dade

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Free live music in Pompano Beach

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm | FREE | Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Animal feedings at nature center, WPB

3:30 pm | FREE | Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

Food Truck Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Highland Oaks Park

Free Thursdays at PAMM: Backroom Sessions

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Live music: Clematis by Night, West Palm Beach

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Free Third Thursdays in Surfside

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Food trucks and vendors in Wilton Manors

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Equality Park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

North Beach Social: FOOM! and Friends

8:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Bandshell

Friday, April 19, 2024

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Guided nature hike, Jupiter

9:00 am | FREE | Riverbend Park, Jupiter

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Animal Feeding: Aquatic Turtles, Boynton Beach

2:15 pm | FREE | Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands, Boynton Beach

Animal feedings at nature center, WPB

3:30 pm | FREE | Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

Fluffy's Food Trucks in Coconut Creek

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Sabal Pines Park

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Walk

Food truck gathering

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Park, South Miami

Smorgasburg Miami weekly street fair with music

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach

Sounds of the Town concert in the park

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Davie Pine Island Park

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Food In Motion food trucks & vendors in Fort Lauderdale

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Friday Night Sound Waves free concert

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Jai-Alai, spring season, Miami

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Magic City Fronton, Miami

Friday Nights at Boulevard Heights live music

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Boulevard Heights community center

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free foreign film in Deerfield Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Beach Historical Society Museum

Carter Park Jamz in Fort Lauderdale

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Carter Park

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Live @ Mickel free concert, Wilton Manors

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Mickel Park

Unclassical: Celebrating Miami's Musical Diversity

7:30 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Bandshell

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Saturday, April 20, 2024

Farmers markets & vendor fairs

FREE | Broward, Dade & greater Palm Beach

Kids read to dogs during 'Furry Tales' at Miami libraries

FREE | Miami-Dade Public Library System

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Record Store Day at Technique Records

8:00 am to 9:00 pm | FREE | Technique Records

Earth Day: Great American Beach Cleanup, Juno Beach

8:30 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Bird-friendly Gardening Day, Miami

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Tropical Audubon Society

Delray GreenMarket

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Old School Square, Delray

Rust Marketing and Classic Car Show

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Lake Park

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Vintage Fair at Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Festival Marketplace, Pompano Beach

BSO Shred-A-Thon

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Lauderdale Lakes Multipurpose Center

Earth Day event in Weston

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Weston Library Park

Earth Day event in Weston

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Weston Library Park

Earth Day event, Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton

Free Museum of Art admission for WPB residents & military Saturdays

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach

Record Store Day at Sweat Records

10:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | Sweat Records

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Record Store Day at Lucky Records

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Lucky Records

Earth Day Celebration at Okeeheelee Nature Center

10:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Free guided tours of art in the Design District

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Palm Court in the Miami Design District

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration:, Wellington

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Village of Wellington Promenade

Science Stories for age 5+, Boca Raton

11:30 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami

Smoke on The Water BBQ Feast

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Esplanade Park

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

12:30 pm to 12:50 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free outdoor music series

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Earth Day at Anchorage Park, North Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | North Palm Beach Village Community Center

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Alligator feedings at nature center, WPB

1:00 pm | FREE | Okeeheelee Nature Center, West Palm Beach

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Family Day

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | The Underline Urban Gym & Sound Stage, Miami-Dade

Earth Day Mother Ocean Music Festival in Hollywood

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Wynwood free outdoor music series, Miami

2:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wynwood Art District, Miami

Turtle Fest on Earth Day, Miami Beach

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Altos Del Mar Park, Miami Beach

National Water Dance, Key Biscayne

3:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Crandon Park, Key Biscayne

Live entertainment at Plantation Walk

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Plantation Walk

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk.

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Free outdoor concert, Boynton Beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Canyon Amphitheater, Boynton Beach

Free live music series at The Betsy Hotel

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | The Betsy Hotel

Live choir at Bailey Hall in Daive

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Hall in Davie

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Night sky viewing with telescopes in west Broward

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Free Live Music

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

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