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Free or cheap things to do with kids in Miami this summer

School is out and the dog days of summer are almost here. So, what fun things can you do with kids in Miami and South Florida this summer?

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.

Photo: Zoo Miami

Plus, we have places like the beach, which are always free, and regular discount days at museums.

Keep the kids entertained with these great and cheap suggestions for fun in Miami-Dade County!

Please note: The status of places may change, so we always advise checking with a venue (when possible) for official confirmation. Also, while you’re checking that, it’s a good idea to read up on new established safety protocols and guidelines for each spot.

Free Passport for HistoryMiami

HistoryMiami museum offers Miami-Dade residents opportunities for free entry. Pick up a “Passport” which allows kids and their families to peruse the exhibits for free during summer. Information is online.

BubbleFest at Dolphin Mall

Dolphin Mall offers ‘Bubble Fest’ afternoons in July, with bubbles, dancing lights and music.

Free Art for Kids

Miami Beach Botanical Garden offers free art classes for kids. The program is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesdays, register online.

Free and cheap things to do with kids in Miami this summer

Free Passport for HistoryMiami

HistoryMiami museum offers Miami-Dade residents opportunities for free entry. Pick up a “Passport” which allows kids and their families to peruse the exhibits for free during summer. Information is online.

Other free fun in Miami-Dade

Deals & discounts in Miami-Dade

  • Explore Miami by bicycle on a free or cheap bike trail. Miami-Dade is filled with great trails that allow you to be active with your bicycles on a budget. Remember to always take sunscreen, a water bottle, bug repellent, snacks, and a camera to take pictures of your adventure.
  • Take your dog to one of Miami-Dade’s dog-friendly parks.
  • Splish and splash at one of the many public pools and water parks where kids can cool off from the sun.

More free and cheap things to do with kids in Miami this summer

Free and cheap things to do with kids in Broward this summer 

For other events & activities in South Florida, read: Free summer fun & deals for kids & families in Broward .If you’re still looking for ideas, our friends at Living on the Cheap have these suggestions

Do you know of another good free or cheap things for kids to do in Miami-Dade this summer? Email us the details at news@miamionthecheap.com

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Find more free and cheap things to do with kids this week:

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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

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

Friday, October 7, 2022

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Boynton Beach Amphitheater

Fast Lane Friday

6:00 pm to 11:59 pm | $0-25.00 | Homestead-Miami Speedway

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Saturday, October 8, 2022

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

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Sensory Friendly Saturday

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

Big Toy and Truck Extravaganza in Fort Lauderdale

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Holiday Park

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami museum

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

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

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Family Day free admission

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

Herp Tour

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

"Haunted" house in Royal Palm Beach

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $10.00 | Commons Park

Laser Evening: Elton John

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

Sunday, October 9, 2022

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

$25.00 | Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

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

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-20.00 | Snyder Park

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

1:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Commons Park

Free Gospel Jam Session

6:00 pm | FREE | North Beach Bandshell

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Monday, October 10, 2022

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

 

Noelani Soto

About Noelani Soto

Noelani Soto is a lifestyle and travel writer based in Miami who enjoys the hunt of finding a good deal. She also has her own travel blog, “The Traveling Chismosa.” Noelani regularly contributes to other publications such as Culture Crusaders and Swanky Retreats. Contact her at news@miamionthecheap.com.

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