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Broward, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Beach Links

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Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Beach Area Kid Events

Events for Kids that are produced in the Greater Fort Lauderdale Area, Broward County, Florida. Usually held on week-ends, these events attract locals and visitors alike. Full of fun!

Adventure World

Location: 3570 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, FL 33019-2825

Contact: 954-457-9575

Schedule: Open 365 days a year, 10am-6pm

Admission Charged - Action-packed recreational center designed for thrills that the whole family can enjoy. Activities include jet skis and air cat, kayak, canoeing and boat excursions.

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum

Location: Big Cypress Reservation - HC-61 Clewiston, FL 33440

Directions: I-75 to exit 49, 17 miles north on county road 883 to West Boundary Road

Contact: 863-902-1113

Schedule: Tues-Sun 9am-5pm

Admission Charged - The Seminole Tribe of Florida presents their history and culture through exhibits, rare artifacts, dramatic film, nature trails and a "living" village.

Anne Kolb Nature Center

Location: West Lake Park - 750 Sheridan St., Hollywood, Florida 33019-4701

Contact: 954-926-2410

Schedule: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Free - Experience this 1,500+ acre wetland mangrove forest habitat for wading birds and other native wildlife. Tidewater Tours offers educational boat tours. The Center also includes an Intracoastal fishing pier, five-story observation tower, nature, canoe and bicycle trails and environmental exhibit hall.

Bar-B-Ranch

Location: 1300 Peaceful Ridge Road, Davie, FL 33330

Contact: 954-424-1060

Schedule: Open daily 9am-5pm

Admission Charged - One of Broward County's oldest and largest public riding stable offers ponies and horses for all ages and levels of riding experience. Scenic trail rides, pony rides, lessons and day camp are offered on and off the farm in Davie.

Billie Swamp Safari

Location: Big Cypress Reservation - Clewiston, FL 33440

Directions: Take Alligator Alley (I-75) from either Ft. Lauderdale or Naples to exit 49 (Mobile Service Plaza) then go north 19 miles to the park entrance.

Contact: 800-949-6101

Schedule: Open daily 8:30am-6:30pm

Admission Charged - Learn about the land, history and culture of the Seminole Indians. Skim over glittering waterscapes in an airboat, experience a swamp buggy eco-tour, paddle a canoe, walk the Swamp Trail and come face-to-face with the resident alligators. Airboat rides and swamp buggy tours available.

Boomers

Location: 1801 NW 1st St., Dania, FL 33004-3108

Contact: 954-921-2416

Schedule: Sun.-Thurs. 10am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. until 2am.

Admission Charged for Rides - Go-karts, bumper cars, arcades, mini-golf, batting cages. Naskart racing and Sky Coaster.

Buehler Planetarium

Location: Broward Community College Campus - 3501 SW Davie Rd., Davie, FL 33314-1604

Contact: 954-201-6681

Schedule: Call for show schedule

Admission Charged - State-of-the-art facility. Laser light shows, astronomy and space exploration. Telescope viewing after evening shows. Call for show schedules.

Butterfly World

Location: 3600 W Sample Rd, Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4400

Contact: 954-977-4400

Schedule: Mon.-Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 1-5pm

Admission Charged - Stroll through seven acres of lush tropical gardens while thousands of live, brilliantly colored butterflies soar around. Waterfalls, fish, hummingbirds, an insectarium, orchids and roses complete the natural habitat.

Dania Beach Hurricane

Location: 1760 NW 1st Street (next to Boomers), Dania Beach, FL 33004-3107

Contact: 954-921-RIDE

Schedule: Open daily 10am to 11pm, till 2am on weekends

Admission Charged - Wooden roller coaster with 3,200 feet worth of adrenaline-pumping excitement with speeds up to 55 miles per hour.

Everglades Holiday Park

Location: 21940 Griffin Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332-2022

Contact: 954-434-8111

Call for additional information - Everglades Park is available for daytime, outdoor activities. Park has tiki huts & picnic tables.

Festival Marketplace

Location: 2900 W Sample Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33073-3024

Contact: 954-979-4555

Schedule: Mon.-Fri. 9:30am-5pm. Sat.-Sun. 9:30am-6pm

Admission Free - Indoor flea market with over 600 stores of new, brand name merchandise at below outlet prices, Winners Arcade, food court and farmers market.

Flamingo Gardens & Wray Botanical Collection

Location: 3750 South Flamingo Rd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33330-1614

Contact: 954-473-2955

Schedule: Open 9:30am-5pm daily, closed Mondays, June 1-Sept. 30

Admission Charged - Connect with nature at 60-acre botanical gardens and wildlife sanctuary. Exotic and native plants, a 200-year old hammock, citrus groves and Florida's "Champion" trees. Bird of Prey Center and free-flight walk-through aviary plus alligators, flamingos and bobcats.

GameWorks

Location: Sawgrass Mills Oasis - 2608 Sawgrass Circle, Sunrise, FL 33323

Contact: 954-845-8740

Schedule: Vary by day, call for exact hours of operation

Admission Charged - Life's a game, it's meant to be played. Under the direction of Steven Spielberg, GameWorks was created to deliver one of the best social experiences around games. Heart-racing action with state-of-the-art games. Defend yourself against aliens and dinosaurs, ride a jet-ski, challenge others to a drag race, ski perilous mountains, ride a motorcycle cross country, shoot hoops with friends, hit a homerun in the batting cage.

Glassbottom Boat Tours

Location: Bahia Mar Yacht Basin on A1A, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Contact: 954-467-6030

Schedule: Two Hour Glassbottom Snorkel Trips Departures: 9:30am Tues-Sat, 2pm Sun

Admission Charged - Explore Fort Lauderdale's beautiful coral reefs aboard a 60ft glass bottom boat. See the splendor of the underwater world, while our divers hand feed the colorful fish! Snorkeling is also available with all equipment provided.

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Location: 3109 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304-3313

Contact: 954-564-4521

Schedule: Open daily, call for hours of operation

Admission Charged - Nature trail, shaded picnic areas, beach access. In-line skating, volleyball, canoes, fishing.

Mai-Kai Polynesian Restaurant and Dinner Show

Location: 3599 N Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308-6222

Contact: 954-563-3272

Schedule: Call for days and hours of operation

Admission Charged for show, under 12 free - The restaurant is an authentic recreation of a Polynesian village, complete with tiki torches, thatch roof and a wooden plank entrance to a unique dining and entertainment locale.

Museum of Discovery & Science and Blockbuster 3D IMAX Theater

Location: 401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312-1707

Contact: 954-713-0931

Schedule: Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun noon-6pm. Call for IMAX theater show times

Admission Charged - Spend a day of discovery exploring over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science! Exhibits include but are not limited to live animals (sharks, bats, iguanas, and turtles), a living Atlantic coral reef, a "Living in the Everglades" nature trail, a space simulation trip to the moon or mars and a discovery center designed for children under seven.

My Jewish Discovery Place Children's Museum

Location: 6501 W. Sunrise Blvd, Plantation, FL 33313-6036

Contact: 954-792-6700

Schedule: Tues - Fri 10am - 5pm, Sun 12 - 4pm

Admission Charged, admission free for children under 2 - Alvin and Evelyn Gross Family Children's Museum is a hands-on, interactive museum of Jewish culture, history and values where children and families learn about the joys of Jewish life.

Outdoor World Bass Pro Shops

Location: 200 Gulf Stream Way, Dania, FL 33004-2117

Contact: 954-929-7710

Schedule: Mon - Sat 9am-10pm, Sun 10am-7pm

Admission Free - A 160,000 sq. ft. showroom dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast, including fishing, hunting, boating, camping, athletics and golf. Features an indoor waterfall, archery and shooting range, aquarium and restaurant.

Paradise Cove

Location: C.B. Smith Park - 900 N. Flamingo Rd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028-1002

Contact: 954-357-8115

Schedule: Summer 8am-7:30pm, Winter 8am-6pm

Admission Charged - New Aquatics complex includes 2 interactive water playgrounds, two 700-foot water slides and a 400-foot tube ride.

Sawgrass Recreation Park

Location: Highway 27, 2 miles north of I-75, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33332

Contact: 800-457-0788, 954-389-0202

Schedule: Open daily 6am-6pm, Tours from 9am-5pm.

Admission Charged - Take a narrated Everglades airboat tour or see an 18th century Indian village along with a live alligator, reptile and birds of prey exhibit.

Swap Shop

Location: 3501 W Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-6401

Contact: 954-791-7927

Schedule: Open 365 days/year, hours: Mon - Thurs 8am-6pm, Fri 8am-6:30pm, Sat 8am-7:30pm, Sun 8am-7pm. Outside hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri opens at 6am, Thurs, Sat and Sun open at 5am.

Admission and Parking are Free - An enormous indoor-outdoor flea market with air-conditioned entertainment, a food court area and a 13 screen drive-in theater. One-hour circus shows daily (except Tues.), with some free seating.

Wannado City

Location: Sawgrass Mills Mall - 12801 W. Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise, FL 33323

Schedule: Mon - Fri 10am-8pm, Sat - Sun 10am-9pm

Admission Charged - Family theme park where children can try out grown-up jobs in an indoor city just their size. They can operate on a patient, cook up a pizza or even solve a crime. Wannado City includes 60 kids' role-playing venues with more than 250 careers.

Water Bus

Location: 651 Seabreeze Blvd (A1A South) just past the Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-1625

Contact: 954-467-6677

Schedule: Ticket booth hours are: Daily: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fare Charged: Tickets can be purchased on board, and must be paid with cash, travelers' checks, and local-area personal checks. Credit cards are only accepted at the ticket booth located at Water Taxi Base (see address above). See Greater Fort Lauderdale via the waterways. The Water Bus runs between Oakland Park Boulevard and Southeast 17th Street along the Intracoastal Waterway, and west along the New River into downtown Ft. Lauderdale as far as River House.

Young at Art Children's Museum

Location: 11584 State Road 84, Davie, FL 33325-4022

Contact: 954-424-0085

Schedule: Hours: Mon-Sat 10am.-5pm, Sun 12-5pm. Open all school holidays. Closed New Year's Day, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter.

Young At Art is a unique, hands-on children's museum. Enter a new dimension of learning and creativity by touching, exploring, creating, imagining and enjoying the limitless possibilities of art.