What to do with your kids this weekend: festivals, animal feedings, concerts and more

Our picks for top family events this weekend in South Florida include the following:

Frost Science Mini-Camp: Biotech Bash, Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Open to grades K-5, Mini-Camps will spark a sense of curiosity and excitement in your budding scientist as they spend the day exploring the museum’s interactive exhibitions, conducting experiments and making new friends. From microorganisms in food to genetics in medicine investigate how we use and could use biotechnology in new and exciting ways. $50 for non-members/$42.50 for members. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, 1101 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. frostscience.org

Raffi in Concert, Sunday, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Millions know Raffi for his work as a children’s entertainer whose classic songs include “Baby Beluga,” “Down by the Bay,” and “Bananaphone.” $38-$49 via Ticketmaster or by calling 954-462-0222. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. raffinews.com

Flamingo Fest, Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Celebrate the great pink bird at Flamingo Fest 2019. Kids and adults, craftsmen and artisans, present creatively decorated pink flamingo yard ornaments on display throughout the botanical garden path. Throughout the day, catch live entertainment, “flamingo” games and contests, puppets, crafts and more. Wear your favorite flamingo attire for a chance to win prizes. $12.95 – $19.95. (Event included with admission). Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. flamingogardens.org

Design Zone: Merging Math & Science with Creativity, Saturday through April 28

Discover that math isn’t just a subject in school — it’s a fundamental, creative tool that artists and engineers use to design and invent. Design Zone is organized into three interactive themed areas that draw visitors into real-life scenes of music production, video game development and extreme sports. $14-17. (Exhibit included in admission price.) Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. mods.org

Marvel Universe Live, Thursday – Saturday, 7 p.m.

Marvel fans assemble for this live, action-packed battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange in a race against time. The show unites some of Marvel’s greatest super heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. $18.75 – $125. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. aaarena.com

Free Third Fridays at Miami Children’s Museum, Friday, 4-8 p.m.

Miami Children’s Museum encourages visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine and create together. And why not do it for free? Thanks to the support of Baptist Health South Florida, every third Friday of each month, visitors can roam the Museum free of charge. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. miamichildrensmuseum.org

Family Fest at the Adrienne Arsht Center, Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a multicultural music experience for all ages. Terrance Simien will take the audience on a journey into the history of the Louisiana-based genre of zydeco music and Creole culture. Free. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. arshtcenter.org

Free Arts! Family Day, Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m.

Get ready for snow in Florida. The STEAM-themed activity “Snow Much Fun!” will take place during Free Arts! Family Day. Measure, mix and mold common household products to make your very own snowball that you can take home. Includes free admission to the exhibition “Exposed” in the contemporary galleries. Art and Culture Center’s Arts School, 1626 Harrison St., Hollywood. artandculturecenter.org.

Stingray Feeding, Thursday – Sunday, 2:45-3 p.m.

Watch stingrays as they eat their lunch. Find out what type of food stingrays eat, learn about their behavior and characteristics and even get to touch one. $5. (The stingray feeding is included with admission.) Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. sandoway.org

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, Friday, 10 a.m.

An immersive experience that invites students to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! This Erth show uses actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. $28-$53. Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale. parkerplayhouse.com

Wild Tales: Saving Panama’s Wild Wonders, Saturday, 7-8 p.m.

Ron Magill will take you to the tropical wonderland of Panama, where a dedicated organization is working to rescue and rehabilitate an amazing variety of animals. Join in on a special presentation and meet Chelsea and Pete, Zoo Miami’s sloth ambassadors. $5 donation. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. zoomiami.org

Beach Daze Family Fun Weekend, Thursday (5 – 9 p.m.), Friday (5 -11 p.m.), Saturday (11 a.m. – 11 p.m.) and Sunday (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.)

Four-day carnival in Coral Springs featuring rides, a Kidz Korner, ice skating rink, pop-up marketplace, craft vendors, food, live music and entertainment. Coral Springs Sportsplex, 2575 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs. Check website for ride and activity prices. familyfunweekend.org


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