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Party for the Planet at Zoo Miami: How to get free admission

This year’s Party for the Planet Earth Day will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24, 2022, at Zoo Miami. Admission is free with the donation of a used cellphone.

The festivities will feature a mobile scavenger hunt. Visitors who complete the scavenger hunt can win a special Zoo Miami prize. There also will be sponsor booths with tips on helping the environment.

The used cellphones are being collected as part of an effort to help save gorillas from the harmful effects of coltan, which is included in cellphones and is a lucrative mining business in the Congo in Africa and causing the reduction of animal habitat, according to organizers.

One free admission is allowed per cellphone, but only one phone is allowed per person.

Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. For more information, call 305-251-0400 or click here.

More Earth Day events and celebrations here.

Find free things to do this week:

Monday, October 3, 2022

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

Noche de Arte

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Advance theater screening of Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

6:00 pm | FREE | AMC Sunset Place

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Artisan Show

10:00 am | FREE | Dolphin Mall

National Night Out

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Merrick Park

Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Amphitheater in Boca Raton

Sip of History: Bearing Witness

6:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Exit One Taproom

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Sunny Days/Starry Nights at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale with free entry

11:00 am to 7:00 pm | FREE | NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Screening of In The Heights

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

In the Heights

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Doral Yard

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

Friday, October 7, 2022

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

First Fridays @ 5 concert in Boynton Beach

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

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Downtown Delray Art Walk

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Delray Beach

Free Gables Gallery Night first Fridays

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Downtown

Free Gallery Night entry

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Coral Gables Museum

Old Town Untapped in Pompano

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Bailey Contemporary Arts

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

Fast Lane Friday

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

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Giveaway alert! 'Familia Kitchen Cookbook': Latino family recipes

6:30 pm | FREE | Books and Books Coral Gables

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

48th Oktoberfest 2022

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor family-friendly films

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

Salsa Nights

9:00 pm to 2:00 am | FREE | InterContinental Hotel

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

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 Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami museum

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

Free family fun celebrating Ukrainian culture

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

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

PAMM free day with family activities

11:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

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

GIPA's 31st Oktoberfest

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | German American Social Club of Greater Miami

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

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

1:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

Family Day free admission

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

48th Oktoberfest 2022

3:00 pm to 11:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Elevated vendor market in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Dania After Dark Street Festival

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Dania City Hall

Free Gospel Sunday concert

5:00 pm | FREE | Historic Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

Free Gospel Sunday concert

5:00 pm | FREE | Miami Gardens City Hall

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Sunday, October 9, 2022

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Veterans Park

Las Olas Oceanside Park vendor market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

48th Oktoberfest 2022

12:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $10.00 | American German Club of The Palm Beaches

Brazilian Festival in Fort Lauderdale

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

Oakland Park Oktoberfest

1:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Funky Buddha Brewery

Rock-n-Fall Festival in Royal Palm Beach

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

Tropical Sundays Live Music

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

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Ocean Drive Promenade

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Salsa dance class

9:00 pm | FREE | Ball & Chain

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