Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on June 30, 2011
Zoo Miami hosts a "Wacky Barn Hoe Down," celebrating the grand opening of its "Wacky Barn" petting zoo filled with miniature and Shetland ponies, goats, alpaca, sheep and more. Event features giveaways, free Blue Bell Ice Cream snacks and performances by country music star Buddy Brown. Monorail rides are free during all of Independence Day weekend. Noon-2 p.m. ice cream giveaway. Noon-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Buddy Brown performances. Ends July 4. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. Up to six people free with online coupon and purchase of a child’s admission price of $11.95 for all of July. Details: (305)251-0400 or www.facebook.com/zoomiami or www.zoomiami.org.
During Independence Day weekend, the first 150 kid visitors to Miami Seaquarium will receive a free gift. Those children dressed in pirate garb get in for $10 with a paid adult admission. In addition, the park’s summer-long "Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean" theme features appearances by the Seaquarium’s resident pirate Salty and a pirate high-wire show. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Ends July 4. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key. $28.95 children ages 3 to 9. $38.95 others. Details: (305) 361-5705 or visit www.miamiseaquarium.com.