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Cheap Miami-Dade Spring Break camps for kids

Keep the kids from bouncing off the walls during Spring Break Week with these cheap options around town. They all run from March 25-29, 2024. Hurry and register as some deadlines approach quickly.

Fit 2 Play camps are available at various Miami-Dade County parks. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., with early dropoff at 7:30 a.m. and late pickup until 6 p.m. General camp programs (for age 6-12) include fitness and sports activities, arts and crafts, games and field trips. Cost is $45 per week, depending on the program. Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. $15 one-time registration fee for those not already enrolled in their after school program.

The City of North Miami info below is from 2023 and will be updated ASAP.

City of North Miami  at Keystone Community Center, 13050 Ixora Court and Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135 St., runs daily from 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. for children age 6-14. Early dropoff and late pickup are available for an additional fee. The weekly fee of $100 for residents and $120 for nonresidents includes field trips, activities, a daily snack and related transportation. Click here for more information.

spring break camps in Miami

Coral Gables Museum is offering Kids Spring Camp 2024, with cooking, karate, music, ceramics, nature-based projects and other activities. Daily rate is $75, $375 for the week, members receive a 10% discount. A sibling discount policy is available. Regular dropoff hours are 8:45 a.m., and pickup hours are 3-3:30 p.m. For an extra $15 per day, per child, you can have extended pickup from 3:30-5 p.m. 

Deering Estate wants your kids to “Splash into Spring” with its camp from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Open to kids ages 6-14, the camp offers an up-close look at marine life and teaches kids about the importance of protecting these habitats. Cost is $200, with after-care available until 5 p.m. for an extra fee. Register online or call 305-235-1668, ext. 233.

Miami EcoAdventures Camps has three options: Camp Black Bear at A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center, 3401 SW 72nd Ave.; and Camp Manatee at Arch Creek Park & Nature Center; Camp Hummingbird at Castellow Hammock Park, 22301 SW 162 Ave., Miami. All are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and open to kids ages 6-14. Cost for all is $140 weekly, with a 10 percent discount for siblings. Field trips cost extra. The nature-based programs promise to pack fun and education in one week of activities. Campers will get to try their hand at scientific experiments, take field trips, and enjoy the great outdoors. 

martial arts camp

Spring Break Camp at Palmetto Bay's Hero Martial Arts, 17049 S. Dixie Highway, runs from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. daily. The high-energy camp provides children age 5 and older the chance to participate in taekwondo, obstacle courses and other fitness challenges. The camp costs $150 a week if you register by March 18. Lunch is not provided. Register by purple chat online, e-mail areuahero@gmail.com, or text to 786-348-5325.

zoo miami spring break camp

Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., will teach children age 5-12 all about what's “hopping, hatching, blooming or buzzing” during the spring season. Its Spring Camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily, with free after-care available until 5:30 p.m. Cost is $220 for members with promo code and $275 for nonmembers. Meal plan at an additional cost provided by Zoo Miami's Taste of the Wild catering service. Click here for info.

Free and cheap things to do with kids this week

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Sensory-Friendly Science Saturdays for age 5+, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 10:00 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

DIY workshops for kids at participating Home Depot stores

9:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Home Depot stores

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Southeast Florida Scottish Festival & Highland Games in Plantation

9:00 am to 7:00 pm | $0-25.00 | Plantation Heritage Park

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Free Fun First Saturday, Boca History Museum

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum

Free Carnaval on the Mile

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Miracle Mile

Regal Cinemas Saturday Morning Kids Flicks for $2

10:00 am | Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Palmetto Bay Village Picnic

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Train rides, petting zoo, hayrides in Davie

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Marando Farms

Sunrise comic-con

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | $104.00-20.00 | Sunrise Civic Center

Science Stories for age 5+, Boca Raton

11:30 am | FREE | Sugar Sand Park, Boca Raton

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, Miami

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Youth Music Festival, Miami Gardens

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

305 Day Official Celebration

3:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Wynwood Marketplace, Miami

Cultural Saturdays at Dania Ponite

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

Free Screening of "Cars 3"

7:30 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Picnic Park West

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

Sunday, March 3, 2024

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Free Carnaval on the Mile

10:00 am to 10:00 pm | FREE | Miracle Mile

Free film: Sea Turtles of the Palm Beaches

10:30 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

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

Train rides, petting zoo, hayrides in Davie

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | $0-15.00 | Marando Farms

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

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

Weston World Fest

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Weston Regional Park

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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

Family Sundays at Dania Pointe with entertainment & games

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 7:30 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade, Miami Beach

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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

$12 Adult Skate Night in Fort Lauderdale

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

Monday, March 4, 2024

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

12:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Kids play free mini-golf deal in Pembroke Pines

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Discounted | AllGolf

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm 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, March 7, 2024

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Free GOGO MOAD Family Day

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

Wolfson Market & Movie, Miami

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus

Play all you want mini-golf deal in Pembroke Pines

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | $13.00 | AllGolf

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Friday, March 8, 2024

Free admission, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Boca Raton

Outdoor Marine Aquarium Feeding, daily, Boca Raton

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

Shark & Stingray Feedings, Delray Beach

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

Loggerhead Marinelife Center: Fish Feeding Talks

1:30 pm to 12:00 am | FREE | Loggerhead Marinelife Center, Juno Beach

Public Walking Tour, Manatee Lagoon, WPB

2:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon, Palm Beach

Live entertainment at Dania Pointe

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

Barbie event & movie in Hollywood

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood ArtsPark

Free outdoor movie and food trucks in Tamarac

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Park

Screen on the Green movie, WPB

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Ruby Gillman: Teenage Kraken (PG), WPB

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Telescopes at Fern Forest in North Broward, phone to verify if event is on

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Fern Forest Nature Center

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor films in Hollywood

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

Free outdoor film in Weston

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | Weston Regional Park

 

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