Tuesdays. Children 2-4 and their caretakers interact with art through themed songs, gallery activities and art projects. Only one caregiver per child is allowed. 10-11:30 a.m., Bass Museum of Art, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. 305-673-7530, firstname.lastname@example.org or bassmuseum.org. Members, $10; Nonmembers, $15. Sibling discounts available.
Tuesdays. This is an opportunity for structured mom-child activity and for children to play while their mothers exchange parenting advice and share experiences. 1-4 p.m. The Gathering Place, 5810 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. 786-953-6417 or theplacewegather.com. Annual membership, $15.
Fridays. For just $5, anyone 17 and younger is invited to check out a collection of approximately 1,200 automotive vehicles spanning the decades, including military vehicles, James Bond cars and Batmobiles. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dezer Collection Auto Museum, 2000 NE 146th St., North Miami. 305-354-7680 or dezercollection.com. Adults, $25 per building; Seniors, $15 per building.
Saturdays. Children 3-7 hear stories and make a craft. 10 a.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables. 305-442-4408. Free.
Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy 20-minute train rides on the Edwin Link Children's Railroad. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152nd St., Miami. 305-253-0063 or gcrm.org. Rides, $3; Museum admission: Adults, $8; Children 3-12, $6; Children 1 and younger, free.
FOOD TRUCKS AT ARTS PARK
Mondays. Bring blankets and chairs and choose from more than 20 food trucks. 5:30-10 p.m. Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. and U.S. 1, Hollywood. 954-921-3500, visithollywoodfl.org/events.aspx or miamifoodtrucks.com. Free admission.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These workshops for families with children 5 and younger feature Earth-friendly art with recycled materials on Mondays, live music, instruments, singing and movement on Wednesdays and an interactive literary adventure on Fridays. 11:30 a.m.-noon. Young At Art Museum, 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. 954-424-5022 or youngatartmuseum.org. Adults, $13; Children 1 and older and seniors 62 and older, $12; Members, free.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Wednesdays. For children and teens ages 6-17. RSVP required. 6-7:30 p.m. Franklin Park, 2501 Franklin Dr., Fort Lauderdale. 954-791-1037. Free.
Wednesdays. There is a different theme each week at this hand-on adventure, full of craft projects, live animal interaction, fun stories and other educational activities for children 3-5. 10-11 a.m. Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs. 954-752-9453, email@example.com or sawgrassnaturecenter.org. Members, $5; Nonmembers, $8.
SEA TURTLE AND THEIR BABIES
Wednesdays and Fridays through August. Video presentation and lecture followed by a hatchling release. Pre-registration required. $8. Anne Kolb Nature Center, 751 Sheridan St., Hollywood. Call 954-357-5161.
FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS
Fridays. Enjoy family fun with a DJ, face painter, games, bounce houses and more. 5-8 p.m., Arts Park at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. and U.S. 1, Hollywood. 954-921-3500 or visithollywoodfl.org/events.aspx. Free.
BE KIND TO ANIMALS
Sundays. Meet a native or exotic animal and learn about how animals live in the wild. 11-11:20 a.m., Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Drive, Coral Springs. 954-752-9453, firstname.lastname@example.org or sawgrassnaturecenter.org. Free.
PALM BEACH COUNTY
MONDAY MADNESS HAPPY HOUR
Monday. Take advantage of $5 admission and free face painting. 3-5 p.m. Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Café, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens #3115, Palm Beach Garden. 561-627-1782 or coolbeansplaycafe.com
DAILY SHARK FEEDINGS
Tuesdays-Sunday. Have a splashing good time learning fun and interesting facts about the ocean’s top predators while watching them eat their breakfast in a 15,000-gallon tank. Tues.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.; Sun., 1:30 p.m. Sandoway House Nature Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd., Delray Beach. 561-274-7263 or sandowayhouse.org. Children 2 and younger, free. General admission, $4.
Wednesdays-Saturdays. Gather around the alligator tank and learn about a baby gator while he is being fed on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Come learn about snakes while they are being fed on Thursdays and the striped skunk George on Fridays. 3:15-3:30 p.m. Daggerwing Nature Center, 11200 Park Access Road, Boca Raton. 561-629-8760. Free.
CHILDREN'S RESEARCH STATION
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. In this 30-minute program geared at children 5-12, a trained volunteer teaches participants about sea turtle rescue and release and common injuries and illnesses that affect these endangered animals. Guests are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early to sign up. Wed. and Fri., 3:30 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Loggerhead Marinelife Center, 14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, 561-627-8280, ext. 107, email@example.com or marinelife.org. Free.
ROOTS AND SHOOTS CLUB
Wednesdays. In conjunction with Jane Goodall’s worldwide kids’ activist group, children will create hands-on local service projects that show care and concern for the environment, animals and the human community. Each meeting includes a project and peace-related activities. Registration is required. Children 5 to 9, 3-4 p.m.; Children 10 to 16 , 5-6 p.m. Sunflower Creative Arts, 2601 Saint Andrews Blvd., Boca Raton. 561-482-3412 or sunflowercreativearts.org. Free.
FOOD TRUCK INVASION
Thursdays. Bring family, friends and picnic blankets and choose from more than 15 food trucks. 5-9:30 p.m. Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. 561-753-2484. Free admission.
Fridays. 3 p.m. Each week, kids up to age 10 participate in a different activity promoting learning, imagination, physical activity and more. $6 class only, $14.95 for class and all-day admission. Bubble Wands (Aug. 1), Clown Aprons (Aug. 8), Sail Boat Fun (Aug. 15),
Glow in the Dark Bouncy Balls (Aug. 22) and Musical Instruments (Aug. 29).
Cool Beans Indoor Playground & Café, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens #3115, Palm Beach Garden. 561-627-1782 or coolbeansplaycafe.com
ART EXPLORATION: OODLES OF ART
Saturdays. Little artists 2 to 4 will be introduced to various art mediums and create simplified forms of mosaic art, origami, clay sculptures and more. 10:30-11 a.m. Schoolhouse Children’s Museum & Learning Center. 129 E. Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. 561-742-6780 or schoolhousemuseum.org. Adults, $5; Seniors 62 and older, $4.50; Children 1-17, $4; Members and children younger than 1, free.