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Free family day at MOCA

As part of the launch of the MOCA MiniMakers program, a new free series of hands-on art workshops, the Museum is hosting a Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 26 from noon to 3 p.m. on the MOCA Plaza. The MiniMakers program is sponsored by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association.

During the workshops, 6-12 year-old kids will use a variety of mediums and artistic inspirations to learn painting, drawing, sculpting and mixed media techniques to create take-home masterpieces, with a different theme each month.

On Oct. 26 families will have the opportunity to participate in a day of fun-filled, fall carnival-themed activities in the MOCA courtyard including a bounce house, not so spooky face painting, carnival games and more. Hands-on art activities led by MOCA Educators will be free, with all supplies included and for a variety of ages including mini pumpkin painting, a collaborative “Fall Wall” and spooky lanterns. There will be live entertainment and performances by local artists, photo opportunities and food from local food trucks and snow cones will be available for purchase. Kids are encouraged to come in costume.

Guests will have the chance to win tickets to the Miami International Auto Show, taking place at The Miami Beach Convention Center on Nov. 1-10.

More free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Friday, September 30, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

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

Hispanic Heritage at the Norton

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Ticket deal for 'Red Riding Hood' at FAU in Boca Raton

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

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

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Monday, October 3, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Advance theater screening of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

6:00 pm | FREE | AMC Sunset Place

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

6:40 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

National Night Out

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Merrick Park

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

6:40 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins

4:10 pm | Discounted | Marlins Park

$8 roller skating in Davie

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

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids in September

9:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Food trucks and music

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

The Moth - Miami StorySLAM

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $15.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

See all the free and cheap events this week.

Josie Gulliksen

About Josie Gulliksen

Josie Gulliksen is a freelance writer and major arts advocate and enthusiast who loves everything cultural and is excited to live in such a thriving community as Miami. A Miami native, aside from Miami on the Cheap, she currently writes for Artburst Miami, Biscayne Times, Edible South FL and Miami Media Group. She worked for nearly a decade at Miami Today as Calendar Editor and arts writer and then worked for 13 years in public relations. She has her own blog Scene Around South FL.

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