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All aboard! The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission on the first Saturday of every month, so get the family or friends together and head on out! The museum, at 12450 SW 152nd St. (next to Zoo Miami) houses historic trains as well as a number of interactive displays. Hours are 10 a.m. to …

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The Redland International Orchid Festival is a haven for orchid lovers and this year is happening May 17-19, 2024 Fruit and Spice Park in The Redland. General admission hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. There is early …

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The Tropical Audubon Society organizes a free bird-friendly gardening day the third Saturday of every month. Join other volunteers to help keep the organization’s bird-friendly demonstration garden and near-native Steinberg Nature Center grounds in good shape. WHEN: Third Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-noon through June, 8:30 to 11 a.m. in July and August. WHERE: …

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Family Fest continues the road trip. Through a partnership with Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, the Arsht Center introduces Family Fest in the Parks. The next event will feature live music and a family film. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 at 6 p.m. Free but RSVP required JL (Joe) and Enid W. Demps Park, 11350 …

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Everyone knows the movies can be an expensive adventure (especially for families), so any opportunity to save money is worthy of the spotlight. If you’re a film fanatic, Tuesday is the day to go to Regal Theatres, which has locations in Miami, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Every Tuesday, Regal Crown Club members can enjoy Value …

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Enjoy wildlife viewing, bay vistas, self- and staff-guided access to museums, plus other activities. Deering Estate is part of the Biscayne Bay IBA (Important Bird Area) and Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, a 2,000-mile, self-guided trail traversing 500 sites located throughout Florida and selected for their excellent bird watching, wildlife viewing and educational opportunities. …

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Feeling grounded? Let your spirits soar at the Wings Over Miami Air Museum!  Located at Miami Executive Airport, the museum is open to the public and ready for action. If you’re looking for activities that don’t break the bank, this might be a good choice – especially if you have flying fanatics in the family! …

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When evenings are little cooler, many folks like to spend more time outdoors, in nature. And if you are the eco-adventurous type who enjoys daytime birdwatching, owl walks and nature trails or campfires and night hikes, here is a list of some of the best that Miami-Dade Parks have to offer. Check specific park websites …

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Oh, those sweet, sweet cinnamon rolls! After much anticipation, Knaus Berry Farm has reopened for the season — and we are thrilled to share the news. The Redland farm has been selling delicious strawberries since 1956, when it was a roadside stand. Through the years, the farm has added all sorts of yummy delicacies including …

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Make a fun day out of visiting u-pick farms throughout Miami and South Florida, where you can pluck your own fruit and vegetables straight from the plants. It’s fun, cheap and fresh. Find strawberries, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, star fruit, lychee, herbs, flowers and more. We encourage you to try the tropical fruits, such as mamey, …

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