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Free park after dark at Biscayne National Park

   

The fifth season of Park After Dark programming at Biscayne National Park includes special programs from January to March. Bring the family out and enjoy fun nighttime activities.

This year’s season consists of the following events:

  • January 25 – It’s all about New Year’s resolutions. Ranger Maria will reflect on your New Year’s resolution by the campfire. She will share stories from across the National Park Service for inspiration on how to turn your new year’s resolution into action for an intentional year. Free program begins at 7pm on the front lawn of the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. (Sunset is at 6:01pm.)
  • February 29 – How about a Story Slam on Leap Day? Join in for what is sure to be a great evening of true, personal stories told live. The theme will be “LEAPing Into Nature” If you have a story to tell about a time you took a leap into nature, please email Gary Bremen at gary_bremen@nps.gov. This free program begins at 7pm on the front lawn of the Dante Fascell Vistior Center. (Sunset is at 6:23pm.)
  • March 28 – Ever heard the music of Florida’s resident in song, Grant Livingston? Come listen to Grant’s combination of wit, care, and passion that drive his music. This free program begins at 7pm on the front lawn of the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. (Sunset is at 7:37pm.)

For each scheduled event, the Convoy Point Grounds and the Dante Fascell Vistior Center will remain open until 9pm. Additionally, there will be a campfire, s’mores, and telescopes (provided by Homestead Astronomy) at each event. All events are family friendly so picnic dinners are welcomed and bring a picnic blanket or a comfortable lawn chair. Program support provided by the South Florida National Parks Trust. For more information on any event, call the Dante Fascell Visitor Center at (786) 335-3620.

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

Friday, June 24, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

InYOUnison

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Discounted | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Caribbean-American Heritage Splash Bash

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | $5.00 | Caporella Aquatic Center

FLIFF Kid's Film Festival in Fort Lauderdale

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Gateway cinema

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Redland Summer Fruit Festival

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | $8.00-15.00 | Fruit & Spice Park

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | $15.00-30.00

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Stranger Things Laser Experience

7:00 pm | $29.00-49.00 | Savor Cinema

Free concert Pat Benatar tribute

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Monday, June 27, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Free art classes for kids

FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Summer Art Classes for Kids (Free!)

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

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse for kids at Cinemark

10:30 am to 12:00 pm | Discounted | Cinemark

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

$8 roller skating in Davie

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

Thursday, June 30, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Amphitheater

$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

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