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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:

Sunday, June 4, 2023

Museums free for military families this summer

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Dragons and Mythical Creatures

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

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

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

New Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition for adults

1:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe

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

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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

Poinciana Fiesta and Celebration Party and Reception

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $10.00-25.00 | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

$12 Adult Skate Night in Fort Lauderdale

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

Monday, June 5, 2023

Museums free for military families this summer

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Dragons and Mythical Creatures

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

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Museums free for military families this summer

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Dragons and Mythical Creatures

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

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

10:00 am | Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Museums free for military families this summer

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Dragons and Mythical Creatures

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

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

10:00 am | Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

$9 deal for roller skating in Davie

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

$12 Adult Skate Night in Fort Lauderdale

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

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Museums free for military families this summer

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Dragons and Mythical Creatures

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

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Friday, June 9, 2023

Museums free for military families this summer

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Dragons and Mythical Creatures

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

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Art After Dark Fridays: Entertainment, activities & times vary

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00-10.00 | Norton Museum of Art, Palm Beach

Night market at Dania Pointe

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Summer Nights Pride Dance Party in Oakland Park

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

Screen on the Green: Legally Blonde (PG-13)

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Wynwood Pride

7:00 pm | $18.69 | FunDimension

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

Museums free for military families this summer

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Sensory Friendly Saturday

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

Displays & interactive exhibits

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Public Walking Tour

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

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9:00 am | $5.00 | Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach

Royal Poinciana Walking Tour

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Dade Heritage Trust

Free Family Fun Day

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

Dragons and Mythical Creatures

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

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 3:00 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

Summer party in Dania

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Meli Park

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings

1:00 pm | $10.00 | Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Family Day free admission

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

Soul & Seafood Festival

3:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Riviera Beach Marina Village

Wynwood Pride

5:00 pm | $28.04 | Oasis Wynwood

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

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

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

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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