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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 4.21-4.23

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for April 21– April 23rd, 2017!


Friday, April 21st:

Friday Night at the Museum at Sugar Sand Park
DATE: Friday, April 21st


TIME:
6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

COST: *Limited Space Available* Resident $20; Non-resident $25, ($7 discount for each additional household child)

Hang out “after hours” with the Explorium staff, enjoy pizza, watch a movie, and conduct a science experiment.  Visit our website for movie details.  Ages 7-12

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


Saturday, April 22nd:

Omni Middle School’s First Annual Jaguar Krawl

DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: $15 bracelets for unlimited games and rides, except the dunk tank, photo booth and candy claw. There will be food trucks, rides, games, raffles, and vendors to shop with!

Omni Middle School

5775 Jog Rd. 

Boca Raton


Earth Day at the Boca Community Garden; Presented by the Junior League of Boca Raton

 

 DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COST: Please bring a donation of new/gently used shoes or books in support of In Jacob’s Shoes & Spirit of Giving.

The celebration will include crafts, games, face painting, music, and a lady bug release.

101 NW 4th Street

Boca Raton


Party for the Planet at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME:  11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: Free with Zoo Admission

Every day is Earth Day at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society,  but on this day the Zoo will showcase some of the steps guests can take that will truly make a difference for animals across the globe. Party for the Planet will be filled with educational, engaging, and fun activities for the entire family, including face painting and eco-friendly crafts. Discover more about the environment, wildlife, the Earth’s natural resources and even solar power.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


Food Truck Safari at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: Free with Zoo Admission

Explore the Zoo in search of your favorite wildlife and Palm Beach County’s best gourmet food trucks.  The trucks are spread throughout the Zoo with two live music locations and two cash bars.  The Fountain Plaza Tiki Bar features a local craft brewery tap-takeover.  Check www.palmbeachzoo.org/ food-truck-safari-2017 for updated truck and brewery lists.

1301 Summit Boulevard

West Palm Beach


PAJAMA JAMS STORY TIME with Miss Mij at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. (18 mon – 2yrs ) 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (3 yrs – 4 yrs)

COST: $5/child, drop in (Includes carousel token)(Supervision required.)  A rockin’ good time with stories, music & pretend play…all in your PJs! Each month has a different theme.

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


IKEA Building Challenge

DATE: April 22nd, 23rd

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 COST:  Learn more here

Learn all about teamwork as a family unit when you build a piece of IKEA furniture. If you’re the fastest family and build it first, you get to take it home for FREE!

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St.

Fort Lauderdale


Kids in the Kitchen at Mounts Botanical Garden

DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Children ages 4-12 from all over Palm Beach County are invited to participate in a fun-filled day focused on exercise, nutrition and overall health.  At the event, each child will be given a goodie bag filled with items promoting wellness and a passport.  They will receive a stamp from each vendor as they travel around and learn about health and wellness at booths sponsored by local businesses dedicated to keeping Palm Beach County healthy.

Mounts Botanical Garden

531 N Military Trail

West Palm Beach


Meet the Orchestra

DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COST: Adults are $5 and children/non-profits are free. Reservations are required.

The day before each Connoisseur Concert, families will be given the opportunity to interact with The Symphonia’s conductor and musicians and attend a live dress rehearsal where children can learn about and hold instruments. 

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School

3900 Jog Road

Boca Raton


Family Fun: Cat Café Coaster Origami at the Morikami

 

DATE: Saturday, April 22nd

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

COST: Free with paid museum admission

In the early 2000’s, Cat Cafés—where patrons can sip a coffee and play with cats—found their way from Taiwan to Japan, becoming quite the sensation. Design a cat origami coaster for your own home café time!

Event details are subject to change. Please check morikami.org for the most current event information.

Morikami Museum

Boca Raton

See School of ROCK at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton! 

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Sunday, April 23rd:

Sunday Family Movie at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: Sunday, April 23rd

TIME: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

COST: $1 (includes movie, popcorn & drink)

Enjoy our Sunday family movie in the Maple room. $1 includes a movie, popcorn, and a drink.

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


LAST WEEKEND! Our Body: The Universe Within at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

DATE: Through April 23rd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*

COST: Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free.

Our Body: The Universe Within, the Science Center’s seasonal blockbuster exhibition is open to the public! Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy.  Visitors will tour three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation.

More details about this family fun in South Florida HERE.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


See the Lost Egypt Exhibit at MODS

DATE: Open through April 30th

COST: Museum of Discovery and Science

Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization.

See a real human mummy, several animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Witness art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Connect to real scientists working on projects in Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people.

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St.

Fort Lauderdale


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Modern Boca Mom’s *Best Disney Trip Ever* Guide

Want to take the best Disney trip EVER? Here are Modern Boca Mom’s top tips and tricks for conquering Walt Disney World with your family…

Modern Boca Mom's 'Best Disney Trip Ever' Guide

10 Tips for the Best Disney Trip Ever:
  1. Take Comfortable Shoes  – This is likely my most important tip. From your personal walking-wear to your little one’s shoe of choice, making sure you have comfortable shoes is ESSENTIAL.  Be sure to choose a pair you have worn many times before without blisters or discomfort and that provide awesome support. Disney = lots of walking!
  2. Bring Snacks
    *PRO TIP* You can bring your own food and drinks into the park! 

    Bringing snacks can help keep your costs down and allow more time for play – instead of having to stand in long food lines with high prices.

  3. Bring H20 – Whether visiting in winter or in the dead of summer, I promise you and your family will get thirsty! Bringing your own water will save you big bucks in the park.
  4. Bring it all in a cute backpack – You’ll want to come prepared; snacks, water, sunscreen, Mickey ears – the works. But, you don’t want to lug it all around in a big, awkward bag! Splurge on a backpack. We also recommend bringing a stroller, especially if you have a baby or toddler who will inevitably get tired.
  5. Plan FastPasses in Advance – Plan your FastPasses well in advance and use them to organize the rest of your trek around the park. This will ensure you get on the rides you are dying to ride and see the characters you are dying to see! Modern Boca Mom's 'Best Disney Trip Ever' Guide
  6. Bring a Camera – Or, clear your phone so you have plenty of memory to snap pics! There are so many Instagram-able *and just downright cute* memories you’ll want to record when you are at the park.
  7. Don’t forget to put down your phone and your stress – You don’t want to miss any memorable family moments! Don’t be glued to your camera or your to do list– enjoy every second!
  8. If you are able, stay at a Disney resort– With so many amazing options, the confusion surrounding where to stay is oftentimes overwhelming. But, staying in a Disney hotel makes the experience all that much more amazing. Eat, breathe, sleep, Disney.

    *PRO TIP* Make sure your hotel (if it’s not Disney) has a shuttle. Parking can be expensive and oftentimes far from the park entrance.

  9. If you have little ones, make sure they have a segmented day. –  No one wants to spend 14 hours straight with kids under ten at “the happiest place on earth.” It can become not very happy at all! Go for a few hours at a time and don’t be afraid to break for your hotel pool.
  10. Use My Disney Experience – If planning isn’t your thing, this site/app can help you make an efficient and easy plan. It will help you to effortlessly manage the whole trip. Find it here: My Disney Experience.

Now that you have these tips for having the Best Disney Trip Ever, start planning your magical memories!

Here are some other Modern Boca Mom Disney Tips + Tricks!

Make a Day of it at the Newly Expanded Disney Springs

Best Places to Eat at Disney World- 2016 Update

My New Favorite Restaurant at Disney Springs

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Modern Boca Mom's 'Best Disney Trip Ever' Guide

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 4.14-4.16

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for April 14– April 16, 2017! 

Also, be sure to check out our comprehensive Easter Events Roundup by clicking HERE!

Something to look forward to after this weekend in South Florida:

Spa Week at Eau Spa

DATE: April 17th – 23rd

2017 EAU SPA SPA WEEK SPECIALS, $50 each*
Rose Gold Pedicure

You are cordially invited to enjoy the gold standard of pedicures! This curative escape utilizes our “Perfect” aromatherapy journey by featuring the red flower Japanese Peony Aroma Therapeutic Body Oil. Called the “companion of serenity”, the Japanese peony was considered a symbol of beauty in old China, and works harmoniously with the beautiful scent of rose to soothe and calm. A highly concentrated blend of Bulgarian rose, clove, peony, valley lilies, and lemon blossom aromatherapy will clear your mind and enhance mental function while a nourishing blend of avocado, clove bud, lemon, lily of the valley, peony, rose flower, safflower seed and sweet almond oils will deeply nourish and hydrate your skin.

Midas Gold Mask and Dermaflash Treatment

Learn the golden rule for anti-aging with this amazing two-in-one facial treatment. Your gilded journey to a more youthful complexion begins with a professional cleanse to prepare the skin.  Then you will experience the revolutionary Dermaflash exfoliating facial device, that will painlessly remove dead skin cells, built up debris, and pesky peach fuzz. Then the rejuvenating Gold Mask is applied for anti-inflammatory healing.  Gold is said to draw out toxins and impurities, increase blood flow, and to slow down collagen and elastin depletion.  After this dual action treatment, your face will enjoy decreased inflammation, improved blood circulation, accelerated cell renewal, reduction of age spots, and enhanced elasticity.

Champagne & NexGen Manicure

Sip bubbles and enjoy the good life as you are treated to the next generation of nail enhancement technology!  NexGenNails not only feel and look natural, but they also do not damage your nail bed. These strong, durable nails are crack and chip resistant, as well as non-toxic, odor-free and environmentally friendly. Nails will stay shiny and sleek for two to three weeks.

*These specials do not include a Spa Day Pass with the exception of the Midas Gold Mask and Dermaflash Treatment, but can be upgraded to include a Spa Day Pass for a discounted price of $40.

Eau Palm Beach

100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida 4.14-4.16

Friday, April 14th:

Tot Time at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: April 14th

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COST: $5 per child (payable at the door) *Limited Availability*

A great way to keep your child active and social.  Toys, costumes, bubbles, crafts, and snacks in an indoor playroom.  Drop-ins welcome at any time during the program. (Ages 1-4)

Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Egg Hunt at Lynn University

DATE: Saturday, April 15th

TIME:  11:00 a.m.

COST: Free

Hunt for more than 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes, including several golden eggs containing awesome gifts from sponsors!

Children 10 and under will be divided by age group. Don’t forget to B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Basket). Guests must complete a waiver prior to participating.

Lynn University
3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Bright and Smart 3-D Printing at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: Friday, April 14th

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

COST: Resident $70; Non-Resident $82

This program combines engineering skills with visual-spatial activities and offers knowledge and entertainment based on teamwork and programming. Children develop important social skills, critical and logical thinking, and the discipline of moving forward step by step.

Materials fee of $5 payable to instructor. (Ages 7-14)

Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Saturday, April 15th:

 Star Stories at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: Saturday, April 15th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: $8 Adults; $6 Children 12 & Under

Presented by Katie Adams’ Make Believe Theatre

The ancient Greeks named the star constellations after their awesome myths and folktales…come see the stories and the star constellations that go with them! Katie Adams performs these myths with colorful shadow puppets, storytelling and audience participation. Stories include Pandora’s Box, Perseus and Pegasus, Icarus, and Baucis and Philemon. Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show. Attendees of all ages must have a ticket.  Rated G

Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton


Breakfast with the Bunny at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: April 15th

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

COST: Register Here – this event will sell out quickly!

Enjoy a hot Breakfast Buffet in the Lakeside Tropics Cafe, Up-Close Animal Encounters, Meet ‘n’ Greets and Photo Opportunities with the Easter Bunny, an EGG HUNT in their Picnic Grove and more!

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Blvd., West Palm Beach


Drop In Craft at the Schoolhouse Children’s Museum

DATE: Saturday, April 15th

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

COST: FREE

Drop in for a fun, free craft!

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center

129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach


Head to a Class at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton! 

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Sunday, April 16th:

DATE: Through April 23rd

TIMES/COST: Palm Beach International Polo Season 

The “sport of kings” once again makes its annual visit to The Palm Beaches at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, bringing an entire season of exciting competition, highlighted by the US Polo Open.

This awesome weekly Sunday afternoon event will be the epicenter of social activity, as many of the world’s finest competitors come to compete!

Read about our experience last year by clicking HERE.

3667 120th Ave S.

Wellington


Our Body: The Universe Within at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

DATE: Through April 23rd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*

COST: Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free.

Our Body: The Universe Within, the Science Center’s seasonal blockbuster exhibition is open to the public! Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy.  Visitors will tour three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation.

More details about this family fun in South Florida HERE.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


See the Lost Egypt Exhibit at MODS

DATE: Open through April 30th

COST: Museum of Discovery and Science

Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization.

See a real human mummy, several animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Witness art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Connect to real scientists working on projects in Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people.

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St.

Fort Lauderdale


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Modern Boca Moms are the BEST…especially if they share our website with friends and other local South Florida mommas! Have a fabulous weekend!

MOMpreneur Monday: LLScene & Scene Swag

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur(s) are the PR Mavens of local company, LLScene, as well as clothing designers, Lindsey Swing and Lilly Robbins!

girls of LLScene

 A little more about the girls of LLScene..

Lindsey Swing & Lilly Robbins are best friends and the founders of LLScene, a fashion and lifestyle blog based in South Florida. Sharing the same enthusiasm for style and lifestyle trends, the girls of LLScene bring an influential twist to “20-30 somethings” looking for a little more in life.

Lindsey is a newlywed with a passion for innovative fashion movements and Florida State football.

Lilly is a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader with a desire to further her philanthropic work and brand lifestyle concepts.

In addition to the blog, the girls of LLScene own a full service Public Relations & Digital Marketing firm under the name. They love to celebrate their differences and friendship, which was how Scene Swag, their new clothing line, was born.

What inspired you two to create LLScene?

Lindsey: “LLScene started when Lilly and I both had full-time jobs, so it was very important to organize our thoughts and put together a full business strategy before launching. Because of my background in writing and our joint passion for fashion and lifestyle brands, the blogging side of our business came faster and easier. It wasn’t until we found the time to truly commit to the PR side of the business when LLScene became much more than just a blog.”

girls of LLScene

How do you see your company today?

Lindsey: “Fast forward to where we are now. We are definitely learning how a retail business operates as we open our own online store. We’re lucky to have backgrounds in PR and Marketing, so we’re able to fully market our new line. But WOW, it’s a very different concept– launching a retail line versus launching a marketing and services type of business. We learn something new every day!”

What makes LLScene different than other PR companies in the area?

The girls of LLScene can do it all.

No seriously, if they can’t, they’ll still find a way. In business now for three years, the LLScene team members are continuing to learn more and more as the years progress.

Lindsey: “We aren’t your ‘everyday PR business’. We recently wrote a post about all of our services because I think people are constantly confused about what we do. Because we do SO much.

We’re going to be perfectly frank with you here: LLScene’s blog and social media platforms make us VERY different than your typical marketing agency. Why? Because people care what we are doing and where we are doing it. We have generated a loyal fan base and high amount of engagement on social media.

You hire us and you’re featured on all of our pages, plain and simple. We have established a sense of trust with our followers and will only take on clients we feel passionate about promoting ourselves. We have turned away multiple businesses because they didn’t fit within our requirements.”

Why should MBM readers become loyal followers or even clients of LLScene?

Lilly: “We know a lot of your readers are fabulous local women who love to support one another, so that’s a reason in itself! It’s why we LOVE you and Modern Boca Mom so much. We are local girls who love to collaborate and support other business ventures. We’ve created our business model around fun, fashion and best friends and have established a reputation and loyal following very quickly.

What should we know about the exciting new retail side of your business?

Lindsey: “The Scene Swag line has something for everyone looking to celebrate their friendship and funny stereotypes. One of our most important mottos is: if you’re not having fun doing it, then why are you doing it? We put our heart and soul into everything we do and have fun doing it!”

girls of LLScene
Even Modern Boca Mom loves to rock her “Smart Blonde” graphic tee!
What exciting new things should we look for from the girls of LLScene?

Lilly: “Ah! So many exciting things to look forward to. We’re constantly coming out with new prototypes and ideas every week. We’ve been getting a lot of requests for a bridal collection and a mom collection, so be on the lookout for Scene Bride Swag and a Cool Mom Collection with fun bachelorette and wedding apparel for brides and ‘athleisure’ clothes for all the cool moms out there.”

Check out LLScene’s amazing new line…

girls of LLScene  girls of LLScene

girls of LLScene

girls of LLScene

girls of LLScene
What do you love about working *and living* in South Florida?

Lindsey: “Lilly and I both grew up in South Florida, so it will always hold a special place in our hearts. Like I said before, I love how close the blogger community is within our South Florida network. Being that it’s March, I can also say that I love the weather right now, but ask me again come July!

Another amazing part about living in South Florida is the fact that there is SO much to do. I have family all over the country and they’re always commenting about the lack of activities they have in their hometowns, while there is always something going on in South Florida. For the most part, South Floridians love to keep up with an active lifestyle and it’s a beautiful place to raise a family.”


Connect with the girls of LLScene, Lindsey and Lilly:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/llscene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LLScene

Website: http://www.ll-scene.com/publicrelations


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 4.07-4.09

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for April 07– April 09, 2017! 

Also, be sure to check out our comprehensive Easter Events Roundup by clicking HERE!

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida 4.07-4.09

Friday, April 7th:

Take Your Easter Bunny Photos at Town Center

DATE: March 24th – April 13th

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: Reserve Your Appointment HERE for $10.00

Time for photos with the fluffy guy! He’ll be waiting for you near Nordstrom Court.

Town Center at Boca Raton

Boca Raton


Eyes to the Skies at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: Friday, April 7th

TIME: 8:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Join as we explore the skies with our professional-grade 16-inch Meade LX Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. This month we focus on the Moon.

Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park

300 S. Military Trail

Boca Raton


22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration at MODS

DATE: Friday, April 7th

TIME:  5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

COST: Purchase Tickets HERE, prices vary.

The Museum of Discovery and Science will host the 22nd Annual Bank of America Wine, Spirits and Culinary Celebration on Friday, April 7, 2017. The Grand Tasting will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and highlight over 40 South Florida premier restaurants, an array of wine and spirits, assortment of craft beers and a silent auction. The Platinum experience includes exclusive access to the Platinum Lounge and early access at 5:30 p.m. to the Grand Tasting. Platinum Tickets are $250. Grand Tasting Tickets are $150. All proceeds of the event benefit the Museum.

Museum of Discovery and Science

Ft. Lauderdale


Saturday, April 8th:

Drop it, Thrill it, Float it, Launch it, Clean it Engineering Competition

DATE: April 8th

TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

COST: Pre-register here (Participants must pre-register)

This is the 31st annual engineering design competition jointly presented to all students by the Florida Engineering Society & the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. $5,000 in cash and prizes awarded to winners in elementary, middle and high school categories! Special prize for the school with the most participants. Participants must pre-register.

 South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

West Palm Beach


Breakfast with the Bunny at the Palm Beach Zoo

DATE: April 8th, 9th, and 15th

TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

COST: Register Here – this event will sell out quickly!

Enjoy a hot Breakfast Buffet in the Lakeside Tropics Cafe, Up-Close Animal Encounters, Meet ‘n’ Greets and Photo Opportunities with the Easter Bunny, an EGG HUNT in their Picnic Grove and more!

Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach


Drop In Craft

DATE: April 8th

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

COST: FREE

Drop in for a fun, free craft!

Schoolhouse Children’s Museum and Learning Center

Boynton Beach


See Mulan at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton! Only 1 Show Left!

Sponsored


All White Party for a Cause!

DATE: April 8th

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

COST: Purchase tickets HERE

Come out for great food, an open bar and an amazing show! There will be a live concert by Adrianna Foster, a dance show by Digital Vibez and tons of music, food and drinks!

Don’t forget with all the fun and great people, this is still a Fundraiser! Help Eat Better Live Better raise money to serve the community and fight childhood obesity! There will be 5K Registration Stations, raffles, auctions and prizes! 100% of the proceeds will be donated!

Plus…Win a prize for wearing the coolest kicks!

Trainerspace

Boca Raton


Sunday, April 9th:

Basics of Sushi Class at Morikami

DATE: April 9th

TIME:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COST $70, advance registration required

Explore the rich history of this Japanese culinary tradition and make – and eat – your very own sushi!  Sushi chef Mitsutoshi Sekita leads this hands-on workshop. For a list of required materials or to register, visit morikami.org.

Morikami Museum

Boca Raton


Palm Beach International Polo Season- Only a Few Weekends Left!

DATE: Through April 23rd

TIMES/COST: Palm Beach International Polo Season 

The “sport of kings” once again makes its annual visit to The Palm Beaches at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, bringing an entire season of exciting competition, highlighted by the US Polo Open.

This awesome weekly Sunday afternoon event will be the epicenter of social activity, as many of the world’s finest competitors come to compete!

Read about our experience last year by clicking HERE.

3667 120th Ave S.

Wellington


Our Body: The Universe Within at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

DATE: Through April 23rd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*

COST: Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free.

Our Body: The Universe Within, the Science Center’s seasonal blockbuster exhibition is open to the public! Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy.  Visitors will tour three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation.

More details about this family fun in South Florida HERE.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


See the Lost Egypt Exhibit at MODS

DATE: Open through April 30th

COST: Museum of Discovery and Science

Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization.

See a real human mummy, several animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Witness art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Connect to real scientists working on projects in Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people.

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St.

Fort Lauderdale


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 3.31-4.02

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for March 31– April 02, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, March 31st:

Take Your Easter Bunny Photos at Town Center

2017 Easter family fun in South Florida

 
DATE: March 24th – April 13th
 

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: Reserve Your Appointment HERE for $10.00

Time for photos with the fluffy guy! He’ll be waiting for you near Nordstrom Court.

Town Center at Boca Raton

Boca Raton


Nights at the Museum “Sports Science”

DATE: March 31st

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: $13.95 for adults, $11.95 for seniors, $9.95 for children (3-12), FREE for children under 3, $6 for adult members and free for child members.

Nights at the Museum – “Sports Science!” On the last Friday of each month, guests of all ages can enjoy extended hours of exploration at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium. Each Night at the Museum is a different theme, which includes various interactive science crafts, activities, entertainment, exhibits, planetarium shows, and a chance to view the night sky in Palm Beach County’s only public observatory!

Food and beverage from Wholesome Tummies Cafe will be available for purchase throughout the evening. This month’s event includes a hockey-physics lab, interactive sports demonstrations, exploration of the blockbuster traveling exhibit “Our Body: The Universe Within”, Girl Scout Badges and more!

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

West Palm Beach


The Easter Bunny at the Gardens Mall

DATE: March 31st

TIME5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

The free holiday event gives kids of all ages a chance to mix, mingle, and mug for the camera as they get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny and his fabulous friends, including butterfly stilt walkers, jugglers, magicians, a DJ, and more.

Kids will receive Easter baskets to fill up with candy, while adults and parents will enjoy the ultimate “hoppy hour” with Easter-themed cocktails!

The Gardens Mall

Bloomingdales Court


Saturday, April 1st:

Get a Great Deal at the Spring Cleaning Flea Market at Grandview Preparatory School

336 Spanish River Blvd. NW

Boca Raton


Hero Walk for the Boca Raton Children’s Museum

DATE: April 1st

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

COST: Registration Fee $25.00, Register Here

Help be a hero and raise funds for the Boca Raton Children’s Museum!

Boca Raton Children’s Museum

Boca Raton


Stop by The House at Pooh Corner


DATE: April 1

TIME: 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

COST: See tickets

Whether young and wide-eyed or wise to the ways of the world, it’s a real treat return to the House at Pooh Corner to spend some tender time with faithful friends. Piglet, Tigger, Christopher Robin and that lovable bear called Winnie-the-Pooh lift our spirits and warm our hearts in this charming production, faithfully based on the A. A. Milne classic of the same name.

Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Fort Lauderdale

Head to the Hatsume Fair at Morikami

DATE: April 1st – 2nd

TIME:  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

COSTFind more information here

Shop anime, craft, and plant vendors, enjoy games and live entertainment, take part our annual costume contest and fashion show, and indulge in Japanese street fair food and drink, and more.

Morikami Museum

Boca Raton


Story Time at the Palm Beach Zoo: A Real Page Turner

DATE: Saturdays this month

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

COST: Included with Zoo Admission

This popular event will take place at on Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission.

1301 Summit Blvd.

West Palm Beach


See Mulan at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton! Only 2 Shows Left!

Sponsored

Weekend Family Fun in South Florida


Sunday, April 2nd:

Hop, Skip & Jump-a-Thon at Sunflower Creative Arts

Hop to it, Sunflower friends! It’s that time of year again. Join Sunday, April 2, 9:30 am, for a crazy playful walkathon at John Prince Park.

This event is open to families of all ages and abilities, as well as strollers. The walkathon path will include hopscotch, music making, walking like your favorite animal, and much more!

Family registration is only $50 for a family of up to 2 adults and 4 kids! Money raised will benefit Sunflower Creative Arts’ Play + Nature + Arts programs. More information HERE.

2700 Sixth Avenue South

Lake Worth


Make and Take at Sugar Sand Park

DATE: April 2nd

TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

COST: $5 per craft

Kids will explore how the world of renewable resources and build something to take home.  Supplies are limited so arrive early.

Sugar Sand Park Community Center

Boca Raton


Palm Beach International Polo Season- Only a Few Weekends Left!

DATE: Through April 23rd

TIMES/COST: Palm Beach International Polo Season 

The “sport of kings” once again makes its annual visit to The Palm Beaches at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, bringing an entire season of exciting competition, highlighted by the US Polo Open.

This awesome weekly Sunday afternoon event will be the epicenter of social activity, as many of the world’s finest competitors come to compete!

Read about our experience last year by clicking HERE.

3667 120th Ave S.

Wellington


Our Body: The Universe Within at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

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DATE: Through April 23rd

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*

COST: Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free.

Our Body: The Universe Within, the Science Center’s seasonal blockbuster exhibition is open to the public! Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy.  Visitors will tour three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation.

More details about this family fun in South Florida HERE.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


See the Lost Egypt Exhibit at MODS

DATE: Open through April 30th

COST: Museum of Discovery and Science

Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization.

See a real human mummy, several animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Witness art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Connect to real scientists working on projects in Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people.

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St.

Fort Lauderdale


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MOMpreneur Monday: Author & Entrepreneur Tweedy Katz

MOMpreneur: n. defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

Welcome to our latest installment of MOMpreneur Monday, highlighting Florida businesses and brands that were founded by female entrepreneurs and fellow Mommas.


Today’s featured Modern Boca MOMpreneur is local children’s book author, Tweedy Katz!

Tweedy Katz

Tell us a little bit about your background and how your journey started…

My journey started when my twin daughters at the age of 5 had to wear eye glasses.  Back in the 1980’s, a few things occurred that I felt I needed to change for children. I decided to create a line of eye wear that was bright and colorful for girls and each pair of glasses came with a matching bracelet.

What inspired you to create this line?

I wanted my girls to feel good about themselves when they put their glasses on and they did. From a doodle, I created “Specky” and he eventually became my logo. It was then I decided to create a whole world of characters and stories for my daughters.

How has being a mom shaped your business?

My daughters were my inspiration for my book! Specky and His Magical Spin-Oculars Book 1. I feel very strongly against violence which motivated me to make sure the villains I write about are comical.

Specky and His Magical Spin-Oculars is about Specky being teased as a child because he has to wear glasses. When he grows up, he decides to make a pair of magical Spin-Oculars and deliver them to a child who needs to see the difference between behaving well and not so well. Specky wants them to make the right choice.

What should MBMom readers know about you and Specky?

Specky and His Magical Spin-Oculars Series 1 is different than any other book for children ages 3-7 because the characters I created are new to this world. They are very colorful and fun. My book series sends out a learning message visually and verbally and children love hearing the story over and over again! 😊

What do we have to look forward to from Specky and Tweedy Katz?

I am working on my second book now which will introduce Specky’s friends and explain what they do. My third series is about bullying. I am very excited about making it easier for children to see the difference between behaviors through reading, but enjoy the book at the same time. As an author, I would love to have my books animated because children just love the characters. I am also in the midst of creating games from Specky and His Magical Spin-Oculars for children to play on their tablets.

What do you love about living and working in South Florida?

I love living and working in South Florida because the sun is always shining around me! When I am stuck in my writing, I run off to the beach and sit by the water and always get my answers.

It was wonderful raising my daughters in Boca Raton. We didn’t have to be concerned anymore with snow and cold weather. They grew up outdoors and enjoyed living in beautiful nature!


Connect with Tweedy Katz:

www.spinoculars.com signed by me 😊

Amazon.com

Facebook @magicalspinoculars

Twitter @crabbywabby


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 3.24-3.26

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for March 24 – March 26, 2017!


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, March 24th:

TAKE YOUR EASTER BUNNY PHOTOS AT TOWN CENTER

2017 Easter family fun in South Florida

DATE: March 24- April 13

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: Reserve Your Appointment HERE for $10.00

Time for photos with the fluffy guy! He’ll be waiting for you near Nordstrom Courtyard.

Town Center of Boca Raton

Boca Raton


BOX LUNCH WITH THE SYMPHONIA

DATE: March 24

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

COST: $35 and reservations are required, make them here.

Get an “up close and personal” look behind the scenes.  Sit in on part of a rehearsal and enjoy a box lunch while listening to the conductor, soloist and musician’s perspective on the upcoming concert.

Unitarian Church

2601 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton


Saturday, March 25th:

IT’S CIRCUS…..IT’S SCIENCE!

DATE: MARCH 25

TIME: 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

COST: Adults $10, Children 12 & under $8*

(Please note that tickets for the second show are limited.)

*Family Shows include juice & cookies with each child’s ticket after the show. Attendees of all ages must have a ticket.

This two person show will explore the “science of the circus” and help kids familiarize themselves with scientific concepts (laws and principles of physics such as balance, gravity, momentum, centrifugal force, motion, and more) that are brought to life by a talented staff of clowns. They will be using juggling, ball spinning, unicycling, human pyramid building, and a variety of other fun circus skills to illustrate what lies behind the “science” of circus movement. “It’s Circus… It’s Science” helps kids familiarize themselves with scientific concepts first-hand in a fun and funny environment.

Willow Theatre

Sugar Sand Park

Boca Raton


STORY TIME AT THE ZOO: A REAL PAGE TURNER

DATE: Saturdays this month

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

COST: Included with Zoo Admission

This popular event will take place at on Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission.

1301 Summit Blvd.

West Palm Beach


See Mulan at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton!

Sponsored

503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Place

Boca Raton Weekend Family Fun in South Florida


TIME TO ENJOY BOCA BACCHANAL

The Boca Raton Historical Society & Museum’s biggest fundraising event, the 15th Annual Boca Bacchanal 2017 Wine & Food Festival, is back this month! It’s Boca Raton’s premier wine & food festival and the signature community event for the Historical Society. There’s more wine, more food and later hours for all the night owls to make it a truly unforgettable weekend.

Boca Bacchanal’s two-day event begins with the exclusive Vintner Dinners on Friday, March 24th, 2017 with a never-before-held Spirits Dinner followed by Bacchanalia on Saturday, March 25th!

More details HERE.

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Boca Raton


Sunday, March 26th:

MEET THE ORCHESTRA

DATE: March 26

TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

COST: $5 for Adults, FREE for Children/Non-profits. Reservations are required.  For reservations, call 1-866-687-1201 or email tickets@thesymphonia.org

The day before each Connoisseur Concert, families will be given the opportunity to interact with The Symphonia’s conductor and musicians and attend a live dress rehearsal at the Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School, 3900 Jog Road in Boca Raton, Fla. Children can learn about and hold instruments.

Roberts Theater at Saint Andrew’s School

3900 Jog Road

Boca Raton


PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL POLO SEASON IN FULL SWING

DATE: Through April 23

TIMES/COST: Palm Beach International Polo Season 

The “sport of kings” once again makes its annual visit to The Palm Beaches at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, bringing an entire season of exciting competition, highlighted by the US Polo Open.

This awesome weekly Sunday afternoon event will be the epicenter of social activity, as many of the world’s finest competitors come to compete!

Read about our experience last year by clicking HERE.

3667 120th Ave S.

Wellington


Our Body: The Universe Within AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM

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DATE: Through April 23

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*

COST: Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free.

Our Body: The Universe Within, the Science Center’s seasonal blockbuster exhibition is open to the public! Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy.  Visitors will tour three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation.

More details about this family fun in South Florida HERE.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


SEE THE LOST EGYPT EXHIBIT AT MODS

DATE: Open through April 30

COST: Museum of Discovery and Science

Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization.

See a real human mummy, several animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Witness art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Connect to real scientists working on projects in Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people.

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St.

Fort Lauderdale


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What’s Hoppin in Boca for Easter? 2017 Easter Family Fun in South Florida

Happy spring Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & 2017 Easter family fun in South Florida for the month of April!

***MORE 2017 EASTER FAMILY FUN IN SOUTH FLORIDA EVENTS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE***


2017 Easter Family Fun in South Florida

*Featured Event* #hosted

Easter Brunch at the Addison

Hop to it! After my extravagant Valentine’s Day evening, I can’t wait to take my family to The Addison’s signature Easter brunch buffet, which includes live music, kid’s activities, and unlimited mimosas and bellinis.

Who can say no to that? Not this Modern Boca Mom…

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 16; Reservations start at 10:00 AM

COST: Brunch is $89.95 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and children under 12 are half price.

Check out the brunch menu– just released. It sounds delectable!

Call (561) 372-0568 to book reservations because they will sell out!


Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill  team up to host an Easter-themed Celebration

DATE: April 1

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • The fun-filled day of family-friendly activities will take place in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill at The Fountains shopping center in Plantation.
  • Kids will have the opportunity to take photos with the Easter Bunny, and then the first 500 children will receive an Easter egg from the Easter Bunny.
  • The eggs, available on a first-come, first-serve basis, will be filled with goodies and a voucher to redeem a plush toy from Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME.
  • Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME will also be collecting prom dresses in support of Becca’s Closet, a non-profit organization that collects and distributes dresses to high school girls with financial need. Anyone who donates a new or gently-used prom dress will receive a voucher from LIME to redeem a free taco and a voucher from Hoffman’s Chocolates to redeem a free scoop of ice cream.
  • Hoffman’s Chocolates will be stocked with Easter favorites such as scrumptious Dipped & Decorated Chocolate-Covered Oreos, Chocolate Easter Bunnies (available in different sizes), Gourmet Caramel Apples, foiled chocolate Easter eggs and other holiday treats.
  • Before filling up on sweets, guests can stop at LIME to enjoy flavorful items like tacos, burritos, bowls and more!

The Fountains

(in front of Hoffman’s Chocolates and LIME Fresh Mexican Grill)

801 S University Drive

Plantation


Breakfast with the Bunny + Easter Egg Hunt at Hoffman’s Chocolates Greenacres

Hoffman’s Chocolates is excited to announce that it is inviting customers of all ages to hop into its Hoffman’s Chocolate Factory Shoppe, Ice Cream Parlour & Gardens in Greenacres for its Hoppy Easter Celebration on Saturday, April 8th. The celebration will include Easter egg hunts, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, food trucks, entertainment and other family-friendly activities!

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Chocolate Factory Tour and chocolate activity – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This festive, first-time event will include breakfast with the Easter Bunny featuring an all-you-can-eat, buffet-style breakfast with offerings such as eggs, bacon, sausage, cheesy hash browns, bagels, pastries, juices and coffee. The morning will also include photo opportunities with the bunny, a rare, behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Hoffman’s Chocolates Factory, a special, create-your-own chocolate bar activity and an Easter egg hunt.

The egg hunt will feature approximately 5,000 eggs filled with goodies, redeemable vouchers and one extra-special egg will contain a voucher to claim a 3-foot Chocolate Bunny (valued at $299.95).  Guests can also take part in the other activities later that day. The cost for this event is $34.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 2-12, and children under 2 are free but will not be assigned a seat. Space is limited, so attendees are encouraged to register today at www.Hoffmans.com/bunnybreakfast. Price of admission also gives all guests first access to the Easter egg hunt following the breakfast. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Hoppy Easter Celebration – 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hoffman’s Chocolates will celebrate Easter with a family-friendly afternoon including Easter egg hunts (for ages 2-12), photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, food trucks, magic shows, entertainment, crafts and other activities in Hoffman’s beautiful Gardens. The cost for entry is $5 per person (children under 2 are free). Ice cream, Easter treats, gourmet caramel apples and other chocolates and confections will be available for sale in both The Sweet Shack in the Gardens and in the Factory Store. Tickets can be purchased at Hoffman’s Chocolates the day of the event. Please don’t forget to bring your own Easter basket.

5190 Lake Worth Rd.

Greenacres


Spring Family Fun Fest at CITYPLACE

2017 Easter family fun in South Florida

DATE: April 9

TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: HERE

  • Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny
  • Bunny Hop Relay Races, Prizes and more
  • Easter Egg Coloring
  • Storybook Village by Guardian Ad Litem, featuring Readings, Crafts and more
  • Bounce Houses, Face Painting and Live Entertainment

CITYPLACE

West Palm Beach


South Florida Parenting Spring Festival and Egg-A-Palooza

2017 Easter family fun in South Florida

DATE: April 9

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: $8 per person, babies under 18 months are free. Day of, cash only at the entrance

Under the large canopy of Mizner Park Amphitheater will be a scavenger hunt, a meet and greet with the Bunny, live entertainment, a bunny hospital, face painting, balloon artists, art and crafts for kids, and dozens of exhibitors with information, interactive games and giveaways. So much 2017 Easter family fun in South Florida!

Outside the amphitheater, kids can participate in an ongoing egg hunt that includes prizes and treats, they can play in a variety of bounces houses, climb rock walls and run an obstacle course. Spring Festival & Egg-A-Palooza will also feature local sports teams and family friendly food trucks.

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Boca Raton


Easter Bunny Photos at Town Center

2017 Easter family fun in South Florida

DATE: March 24- April 13

TIME: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

COST: Reserve Your Appointment HERE for $10.00

Time for photos with the fluffy guy! He’ll be waiting for you near Nordstrom Courtyard.

Town Center of Boca Raton

Boca Raton


Boynton Beach Mall Easter Bunny Experience

2017 Easter family fun in South Florida

DATE: March 25 – April 15

TIME: Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.;  Friday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

COST: Reserve HERE

KidX Club Breakfast with the Bunny, Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., in the Food Court

Kids will enjoy a fun morning with the Easter Bunny with treats from Auntie Anne’s and more.

KidX Club Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 8, from noon – 12:30 p.m., in the Play Area 

An “egg-citing” time awaits with the Bunny as kids go on the hunt for approximately 1,500 candy filled eggs. Sponsored by Elaine’s Hallmark and Restore Coffee Shop, this free event is open to the public. Children must enter by noon to participate.

Boynton Beach Mall’s Easter Bunny Photo Experience will give families the opportunity to capture special springtime memories. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny and parents are welcome to purchase professional photos of the fun occasion. For a complete schedule of the Easter Bunny Photo Experience, please visit www.boyntonbeachmall.com/.

Please note that in observance of Easter, Boynton Beach Mall will be closed on Sunday, April 16.

Boynton Beach Mall

Boynton Beach


Spring Eggstravaganza at Gulfstream Park
DATE: April 14

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Gulfstream Park is hosting a Spring Extravaganza on Friday, April 14 featuring an evening of free, outdoor fun and “eggcitement” for the whole family. Complimentary activities will include:

  • Easter Bunny Meet & Greet
  • Interactive DJ
  • Face Painting
  • Balloon Artists
  • Games, Dancing, Sing Alongs
  • Prizes and Giveaways
  • Plenty of free and convenient parking
  • And much more!

Champions Plaza at Gulfstream Park

901 South Federal Highway

Hallandale Beach


Lynn University Egg Hunt

DATE: April 15

TIME: 11:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Admission and parking are free! Hunt for more than 10,000 eggs filled with candy and prizes, including several golden eggs containing awesome gifts from our sponsors.

Egg hunt at Perper Intramural Field

12:30 p.m.

Registration starts at 11:00 a.m., followed by the egg hunt at 12:30 p.m. Children 10 and under will be divided by age group. Don’t forget to B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Basket). Guests must complete a waiver prior to participating.

Lacrosse game at Bobby Campbell Stadium

1:00 p.m.

After the hunt, sit back, relax and enjoy a lacrosse game at Bobby Campbell Stadium—just steps away. The Fighting Knights battle Saint Leo at 1:00 p.m.

3601 N. Military Trail
Boca Raton


Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza

2017 Easter family fun in South Florida

DATE: April 15

TIME: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

COST: FREE

Grab your baskets and hop on over to Colee Hammock Park for First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza! Get ready for an afternoon of crafts, raffles and games. Hot dog “Hoppy Meals” will be available and Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will be hosting a bake sale, so come hungry! Don’t miss this pre-Easter celebration that the whole family will enjoy.

 Colee Hammock Park

1500 Brickell Drive

Fort Lauderdale


Easter Egg Hunt at Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
Photo by Chris Salata/Capehart
Copyright 2017
DATE: April 15

TIME: 10:00 a.m.

COST: FREE

Hop on over to Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens  for a spectacular children’s Easter egg hunt.  Three different age groups will enjoy looking for brightly colored eggs hidden throughout the two-acre gardens: three and under, four to six-years-old and seven to ten-years-old.

Each level will have one distinct hidden egg with a special prize inside. Doors to ANSG will open at 10 a.m. and all groups will start the hunt at 10:15 a.m.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

West Palm Beach


Egg Hunt at the Wyndham Deerfield Beach

Easter Brunch Fun at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort

DATE: April 16

TIME: 9:00 a.m. on

COST: Easter Brunch is $65 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under, excluding tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made by calling 954-944-9515.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Easter Sunday, children of resort guests are invited to participate in Giant Easter Egg Cookie Decorating and a Dip Dye Easter Egg Station. Kids will also have the chance to visit the Easter Bunny who will be onsite throughout the day. Guests should confirm their participation in advance with the resort’s concierge. An Easter Brunch Buffet with live musical entertainment will be served in the Grand Bahama Ballroom with seating times at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort

Fort Lauderdale


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Weekend Family Fun in South Florida: 3.17-3.19

Happy Weekend Modern Boca Moms & Dads! Here are all of the great MBMom-recommended Boca kids activities & weekend family fun in South Florida for March 17 – March 19, 2017! 


Weekend Family Fun in South Florida

Friday, March 17th:

ART BOCA RATON: ART AFTER DARK

DATE: March 16-18

TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

COST: HERE

Boca Raton Museum of Art

501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton


Saturday, March 18th:

WPEC HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO

DATE: March 18

COST: FREE

TIME: 11:00 a.m. –4:00 p.m.

Mizner Park Amphitheater

Downtown Boca Raton


BEAUTY AND THE BEAST WEEKEND!!!!!!!

DATE: March 18-19

TIME: Saturday, March 18 12:30 and 4:15 p.m; Sunday, March 19 3:30 p.m.

COST: Reserve your spot here

Tell Time Like Cogsworth

Tick tock! Do you know how to tell time? Learn how to tell time like Cogsworth the Clock!

Maurice’s Invention Center

Belle’s father Maurice was an inventor. Invent the kookiest contraption just like Maurice!

Gaston’s Target Practice

Improve your skills with target practice just like Gaston.

Be the Beast!

Become the Beast without all the fur! Make your own mask and transform yourself into the Beast!

Museum of Discovery and Science

Downtown Ft. Lauderdale


ZOO CLUES: FAMILY OVERNIGHT AT THE PALM BEACH ZOO

DATE: March 18

TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 a.m.

COST: Reserve your spot here

Someone’s been causing mischief at the zoo – help solve the mystery! Highlights = up-close animal encounters, detective games, crafts, and a night tour. Pizza & continental breakfast are included. Children 6+ / one adult is required per family and you must pre-register! 

Palm Beach Zoo

1301 Summit Blvd.

West Palm Beach


STORY TIME AT THE ZOO: A REAL PAGE TURNER

DATE: Saturdays this month

COST: Included with Zoo Admission

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

This popular event will take place at on Saturday’s at 10:30 a.m. at the Zoo’s Conservation Station by the Safari Train and the Wildlife Carousel. Story Time at the Zoo is geared towards encouraging children to connect with wildlife through reading, and it is included in the cost of Zoo admission.

1301 Summit Blvd.

West Palm Beach


Chinese Lantern Festival at Sunset Cove Amphitheater

DATE: Open until April 9

TIME: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays

COST: Adults are $25; children $15; and under 4 free. Parking is also free. Get discount tickets online at chineselanternfestival.com

See more than 800 paper lanterns crafted into 40 glowing sets, plus martial arts performances, folk art and a dinosaur empire for the kids. Some lanterns come complete with sound effects, but a festival favorite for children is likely to be the dinosaurs. They stand 6 feet to more than 20 feet tall, and many wear saddles encouraging people to hop on for a photo. Festival-goers can also take a ride on small, battery-powered dinosaurs that drive forward and backward with the flip of a switch and steer with handlebars like a bicycle.

12551 Glades Road

Boca Raton


See Mulan at Showtime Performing Arts Theatre in Boca Raton!

Sponsored

503 SE Mizner Blvd., Royal Palm Place

Boca Raton Weekend Family Fun in South Florida


Sunday, March 19th:

PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL POLO SEASON IN FULL SWING

DATE: Through April 23

TIMES/COST: Palm Beach International Polo Season 

The “sport of kings” once again makes its annual visit to The Palm Beaches at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, bringing an entire season of exciting competition, highlighted by the US Polo Open.

This awesome weekly Sunday afternoon event will be the epicenter of social activity, as many of the world’s finest competitors come to compete!

Read about our experience last year by clicking HERE.

3667 120th Ave S.

Wellington


Our Body: The Universe Within AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE CENTER AND AQUARIUM

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DATE: Through April 23

TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.*

COST: Admission to the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium during Our Body: The Universe Within is $16.95 for adults, $12.95 for children ages 3 to 12 and $14.95 for seniors aged 60 and older.  Science Center members and children under 3 are free.

Our Body: The Universe Within, the Science Center’s seasonal blockbuster exhibition is open to the public! Appropriate for all ages, Our Body literally goes “under the skin” to reveal the mysteries of human anatomy.  Visitors will tour three-dimensional human bodies, specimens and organs, which were preserved using a process known as polymer impregnation.

More details about this family fun in South Florida HERE.

4801 Dreher Trail North

West Palm Beach


SEE THE LOST EGYPT EXHIBIT AT MODS

DATE: Open through April 30

COST: Museum of Discovery and Science

Unearth the secrets of an ancient Egyptian world in an interactive exhibition featuring the hidden stories and artifacts of a lost civilization.

See a real human mummy, several animal mummies, plus scans, forensic facial reconstructions, and for the first time ever, a life-size rapid prototype of a human mummy. Witness art and artifacts from the daily life and funerary culture of ancient Egypt. Connect to real scientists working on projects in Egypt through video interviews and photographs from the field. Interpret ancient Egyptian art, decipher hieroglyphics and examine material remains using the tools and technology of archaeologists to unearth the mysteries of Egypt, its history, culture, and people.

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St.

Fort Lauderdale


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