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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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We all like to introduce our children to new experiences, and there are lots of things to do with kids in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. We have organized the best free or cheap things to do with kids on our events calendar. If you’re looking for places to take visitors in South Florida, …

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Bank of America customers can visit museums free of charge on the first full weekend of the month through the Museums On Us program. Just show your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a photo ID on Saturday or Sunday, and you will get free admission to more than 225 …

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The South Florida Amateur Astronomy Association offers telescopes at Fox Observatory in Sunrise for peering into the night sky. Fox Observatory is in Markham Park, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise 33326.  The facility is usually open Saturdays from about dusk until about 11 p.m, weather permitting, and representatives of South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association …

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If you’d like a little fun and entertainment with your shopping and dining excursions, Dania Pointe plaza in Dania Beach offers free events and activities for kids and adults. Dania Pointe is a popular plaza with trendy shops, restaurants, Bowlero, Dania Improv and Regal theaters. Some of the venues offer Happy Hour deals. Free events …

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Have you visited the Miami Beach Botanical Garden lately?  This 3-acre tropical oasis sits in the heart of Miami Beach, at 2000 Convention Center Drive, and is brimming with beauty. It’s open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, except some holidays, and admission is free! (Previously entry cost $5 …

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What could be cooler than rocking out under the Frost Science Museum’s 67-foot domed planetarium with a spectacular laser show? That’s what’s happens on random Fridays and Saturdays of every month with Laser Evenings. The next one is 7-11 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. And the best part is that tickets are only $10 …

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For a fun, unique and relatively inexpensive activity in north Broward, hop aboard a little railroad.  The teeny train runs on tracks around a pond at Tradewinds Park. Train rides offered third weekends Functioning model locomotives offer rides 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. third full weekends of each month, weather permitting.  It’s a good idea …

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First Thursdays are ideal for appreciating art.  NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale  offers Sunny Days/Starry Nights events 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. first Thursdays, with free entry. Often events include 2-for-1 deals on wine. Fun For Kids The free entry days first Thursdays usually include free Mini Muse events for kids.   Usually, Mini Muse …

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Kids work with their hands putting together fun projects at free interactive workshops offered in South Florida at participating Home Depot and Lowe’s stores. At the workshops, youngsters build a toy truck, a photo holder, or other item. Parents or others are invited to work with them. It’s a good idea to register online, especially …

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