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Free and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids in the Palm Beaches

When school is out and summertime hits, there’s one question that comes to our mind — What are some free and cheap summer activities for kids in the Palm Beaches?

Photo: Lion Country Safari

While our hope is the kids will be able occupy their time creatively, sometimes we need some new ideas to add some excitement to their everyday – especially in the summer months. Whether you are new to the area or a seasoned veteran; whether your kids are interested in sports, art or exploring the area; we’re here to help with our go-to guide on activities for kids.

Summer in South Florida brings many options for free and cheap things to do in Miami during the summer — even this year. The Summer Savings Pass discount, for example, is available offering discount admission to Zoo Miami, Lion Country Safari and Cox Science Center & Aquarium.

The South Florida Adventure Pass offers discount admission to four attractions: Sawgrass Recreation Park in west Weston, Flamingo Gardens in Davie, the Museum of Science & Discovery in Fort Lauderdale and Butterfly World in Coconut Creek.

Free and Cheap Summer Activities for Kids in the Palm Beaches

Deals & discounts in Palm Beach county

Free fitness

Planet Fitness is offering free entry for students age 14-19 during summer. Registration is required.

More free and cheap things to do with kids this week

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Free Movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Altos Del Mar Park

Friday, August 12, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Splashtacular at water park in Hollywood

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $7.00 | TY Park

Summer Nights in Oakland Park

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pastorius Park

Free movie in West Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Waterfront Commons

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Free dive-in movies in Pompano

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Houston/Sworn Pool

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Sunrise comic con

$14.00-20.00 | Sunrise Civic Center

Free vaccinations for children

7:30 am to 2:00 pm | FREE

Splash In The Pines

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | West Pines Soccer Park

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami museum

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Sensory Friendly Saturday

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Miami Children’s Museum

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Discount kids' movies

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Discounted | Coral Gables Art Cinema

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Kidz Fest with fashion show in Plantation

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Broward mall

Family Day free admission

2:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Herp Tour

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Deering Estate

Laser Evening: Elton John

7:00 pm to 11:30 pm | $8.00-10.00 | Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Discount kids' movies

11:00 am | Discounted | Coral Gables Museum

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

India Independence Day Festival in Fort Lauderdale

11:30 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Monday, August 15, 2022

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

$15 Mondays at Zoo Miami

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Free art classes for kids

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

 

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