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Stay, Learn & PLAY: virtual experiences for families during social distancing

Editor’s Note: We will be updating this list throughout this Coronavirus crisis. If you have a virtual experience you would like to add, email wendy@playgroundmagazine.com

Music, Art & Culture:

Carve out some time in your day for these culture club activities together!

  • MusikGarten Orlando at Bushel & Peck Studios is offering virtual classes for members! @musikgartenorlando
  • Kindermusik House Party
    Grow & Sing Studios is offering an online interactive experiences for members. Online access will include links to LIVE activities such as Kindermusik classes, story time, sing-a-longs, puppet shows, sign language activities, instrument demos, craft tutorials and bedtime lullabies. It’s a $68 one-time fee to access all online programming. Register here.
  • Songbrids Music, Arts & Dance Center in Oviedo is offering virtual art and dance classes. This week these classes will be provided for free. Register here.
  • Social Distancing Festival Online Calendar
    Check out this website that is creating an up-to-the-minute calendar of concerts being live-streamed.
    https://socialdistancingfestival.com
  • #TogetherAtHome
    John Legend and other artists live streaming concerts from their homes on Instagram using the hashtag #togetherathome.
  • Lunch Doodles with Mo Williams
    Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks. Grab some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons and join Mo to explore ways of writing and making together. New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1 p.m. EST. https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/
  • Art for Kids Hub
    Your kids can take this free, easy and fun art class on YouTube. Many of their lessons are perfect for any age, all you need is a few supplies. New videos are uploaded Monday through Friday.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

Fitness & Wellness:

Self care right now is of utmost importance! Check out these awesome classes available right at your fingertips.

  • Bar Method
    The Orlando-Winter Park location is live-streaming classes on Instagram. The kids can join you … or not. @barmethodorlandolive 
  • Red Sun Yoga’s Good Vibe Tribe
    Red Sun Yoga in Winter Springs is offering multiple, daily, live, virtual classes through their “RSY Good Vibe Tribe” Facebook group for members.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/RSYGVT

Science:

Some of our favorite local zoos, museums and attractions are providing content to keep you entertained and educated.

  • Mad Science’s Jr. Scientist Letter Program
    Scientists know that encouraging your kiddo to write can be hard. So, they’re requesting letters from your Junior Scientists! They can:
    – Write about their favorite dinosaur
    – Ask why the sky is blue
    – Draw a picture of their favorite science experiment
    – Ask about Mad Science’s favorite dinosaur
    … or whatever else they would like to write!
    Mad Science has promised to write back! Just have your kiddo use the special border paper below (but not necessary)! Then post the letter on Facebook with the hashtag #DearMadScientist, or email the letter to DearMadScientist@gmail.com. They can’t wait to hear from you!

 

  • The Zoo Comes to You
    Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens are live-streaming a zoo tour every day at 2 p.m. where you can see the animals up close and ask questions to the zookeepers.
    https://www.facebook.com/CentralFloridaZoo/
  • School of Crocs LIVE with Gatorland Orlando
    Gatorland’s famous reptile friends give us their best faces for close-ups every day! The experts share information about their resident alligators and crocs for kids and adults.  10 a.m. daily
    https://www.facebook.com/gatorland/
  • Kennedy Space Center
    The education team at Kennedy Space Center will have daily Facebook Live videos that cover topics such as living in space, Mars and rocketry. Tours of Space Shuttle Atlantis and the Astronaut Training Experience will also be offered. The videos will pair with at-home activities kids can do using everyday items like paper towel tubes and rubber bands to build a rocket. These Facebook Live videos will take place Monday through Friday at 9:30 a.m. EST for young children. Older children, including those in high school, can tune in at 1 p.m. for programming geared toward them.
    https://www.facebook.com/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/

Storytime:

Don’t worry parents, your beloved story time is alive and well with the help of the internet!

  • Josh Gad reading stories on Twitter
    The voice of Olaf and the actor who plays Le Fou, Josh Gad, reads bedtime stories each night to children, and it is adorable!
    Twitter.com/joghgad
  • The Orange County Library’s Virtual Story time
    OCLS is live streaming virtual story time on their Facebook page with multiple sessions for different age groups. Movement activities combined with songs, finger puppet plays, picture books, and flannel board stories encourage active toddlers in developing verbal and listening skills.
    https://www.facebook.com/oclslib
  • Mayor Megan Reads and Educates
    Oviedo’s Mayor, Megan Sladek, is taking the time to read daily to kids of all ages.  Every day at 4:30! Also, join her LIVE and streaming from City Hall where she will be hosting an interactive lesson on government and how government operates! This is a cool opportunity for kids to ask a real mayor real questions.
    https://www.facebook.com/MeganSladek

Supplies To-Go:

Support these local businesses and keep your sanity by purchasing toys/activities from local businesses to keep your kids happy and busy.

  • Arty Party To-Go by local business Art in the Park Orlando
    This art party in a box will keep 5 people creatively engaged in fun activities. It includes a custom project, a step-by-step digital tutorial, an 8×10 pre-sketched canvas, all supplies (paint, brushes, smocks, etc.). Locally delivery included or they can ship.
    http://www.artintheparkorlando.com
  • Busy Boxes by Tugboat & the Bird
    Specially curated boxes of fun delivered to your door. Call for details: 407-647-5437. Prices vary.
  • FREE shipping on all orders from YaYa + Lou
    YaYa + Lou is a great place to order your stay-at-home survival supplies, such as toys, gifts, clothes, and dolls.
    https://www.yayaandlou.com
  • Curbside pickup at Good Crowd
    Shop their Instagram posts, DM them your order and pick up your stuff … It’s just that easy!
    @goodcrowdshop

Technology

Kids will love these programs to increase their tech skills.

  • Nitro Type
    Challenge your kiddos to a racing game… The fastest typer wins! One game that mom will probably hold the championship title on for many years to come.
    https://www.nitrotype.com/race
  • Build, Design and Develop a Wix Website
    Tweens and teens can get creative building their own free website at Wix.com
  • Full Sail Labs FREE Online Courses
    It’s never too early for teens to start their creative journey and explore future career opportunities in media and technology. Full Sail Labs offers teens free online courses for personal enrichment so they can work toward their dream. Their free courses in Music & Recording or Game Design are centered around unlocking creativity, encouraging personalized learning, and making relevant connections to technology, entertainment and media-driven industries.

 

Written by
Wendy Meyer

Wendy Meyer is a Winter Park mom to son, Beckett, a self-proclaimed #Disnerd and an integral collaborator at PLAYGROUND Magazine. She currently holds the titles of social media manager, events editor and writer. (That's what happens when you're good at everything they throw at ya!) You can read her single-mom musings on her blog: Mommy’s Little Rebel.

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March 5 to July 5

Connect with nature while wandering through family-friendly exhibits and interactive gardens geared specifically to kids at the Taste of Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival. Join the fun March 3 to July 5, 2021. 

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July 1

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 1

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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July 1

You can do the $25 drop-in class rate or monthly membership is $75. There are limited spots available so please be sure to message me to reserve your spot. Social distancing will be practiced during this class.

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July 2

Babies love music. With Virtual Little Music Makers, you and your baby can sing, play, and share the joy and whimsy of music while fostering language, movement, and social-emotional development milestones. Gather any instruments you have at home and engage your little ones during class time.

0-6 mo – 9am-10am

6-12 mo – 10am-11am

12-18 mo – 11am-12pm

All virtual classes held on Friday mornings during regularly scheduled hours.

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July 2

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.
To receive complimentary admission, please come to the Entrance Gate. Visitors do not need to make a purchase. No voucher or reservation necessary.

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July 2

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 2

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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7:00 pm / 9:00 pm
July 2

Host A Family Movie Night At Home

Gather the gang for Family Night, weekly family viewing events featuring movie specials or themed programming.

Download printable Family Night movie tickets , movie marquee signs and a movie snack box !

Don't miss family night every Friday from 7 - 9 PM on PBS KIDS!

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July 3

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

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July 3
  • The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is normally held at the old train depot, located at 200 West New England Avenue, that has been restored into an historical landmark that hosts this NUMBER ONE produce and plant market in Central Florida. The market takes place every Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is a popular community gathering place that provides fine produce, plants, baked goods and so much more.
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8:30 am / 10:00 am
July 3

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 – 10:00 am
Weekday reservations available upon request.
Adventure is open to all ages but we suggest one adult per two youth.

Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour through this fan-favorite exhibit which emulates animal habitats found in nature. Throughout your guided experience, you will participate in animal touches and feedings while learning about animal husbandry and the care that goes into keeping our animals happy and healthy. Once you’re familiar with the lay of the land, it’s time to learn the ropes and become an animal keeper!

Did you know our animal ambassadors are big fans of food prep? Our animals’ diets are designed to fit each of their unique nutritional needs. Help us prepare the day’s meals and feed some of our four-legged friends!

Enrichment is also a crucial part of our animals’ health and wellbeing. Learn how keepers use enrichment to keep animals physically and mentally fit. This will be demonstrated while an animal ambassador paints a two-colored masterpiece for you to take home as a keepsake for your exciting day!

Meet an animal ambassador! Once you've finished your animal keeper training, there will be time for a special opportunity to interact with an animal ambassador* and pose for photo-ops.

*Animal encounters are just as enriching for the animals as the humans who participate in them but, like humans, sometimes they want to stick to their own schedule. Animal well-being is our top priority, so if a particular animal does not want to participate in that day’s private experiences, our staff will select another exciting animal ambassador for you to meet!

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 3

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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10:00 am / 2:00 pm
July 3

Weekly Open House every Saturday at The Orlando School of Music!!

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.!

Come visit us to view the school, receive a VIP tour of the school, and schedule a trial lesson! We have a lot of great perks for students and parents!

4968 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32803! (321) 281-8386!

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Free
11:00 am / 3:00 pm
July 3
Jack & Jackies, Jimmy Williams, Stop the Violence and Embrace, LIBERTY Dental Plan of Florida and other community partners invite families to the Fourth of July American Family Expo on Saturday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The expo is free and open to the public. LIBERTY Dental Plan will give out free dental kits and information to help keep young smiles healthy and bright.
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July 3

Public skating is for children 12 years old and younger and their parents.
$8.00 admission includes regular skate rental

Adults that want to skate the admission is only $5.00 with every paid child and as always non skating chaperones are free.

Need a lesson?

For $10.00, come in at 9 a.m. and have instruction from 9:15 to 10 a.m., which includes our Tiny Tot public session and regular skate rental!

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Nature Play
July 3

Fables on the Farm is a children's fun time here at Wildflower Farm.

They will read a children's book in our pasture pavilion. After the book reading, the baby goats will come join for a meet and greet! We will supply fresh greens you can feed them.

Then they will ask for you to help to us give the "kids" a bottle of warm milk!

Farm products, local craft items and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Admission is $12.50 per person. (1 and under free)

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4:00 pm / 5:00 pm
July 3

The Hive: A Makerspace- Join the Maker Movement! Go forth and create! In this collaborative workspace, you can try new tools, build new skills, and create something one-of-a-kind to take home. Makers are MacGuyvers. Through the simple act of making something, you are strengthening essential skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. These experiences will challenge you to bring your ideas to life, and every choice you make will lead you to something new. Makerspaces cultivate community so enjoy sharing your creations with each other. Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation, so select one of the following projects for your group’s private experience to explore and make your own: 3D Design for Printing, Make Your Own Mouse Ears, Sew a Felt Succulent Garden

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 9-10:30am or 4-5pm however weekday reservations are available upon request. This adventure must be booked online and workshops are best suited for makers ages 8 and older.

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July 3

All Your Favorite Classic Cars Come Together at One Place.

Join us every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida.

The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00 pm and welcomes show-quality 1983 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30 pm and all registered cars are able to participate.

The Classic Car Show is free for participants and free for the public to attend. It's the perfect outing for families of every generation, young and old, to enjoy.

Here are some reminders and safety precautions to ensure everyone enjoys their time at Old Town:
- Practice safe social distancing between you and other guests of at least 6 feet.
- No gatherings or congregating of more than 10 individuals.
- Face masks or coverings are strongly encouraged while you enjoy Old Town.
- Face masks are county mandated inside public facilities in Osceola County.
- Old Town has placed additional sanitizing stations throughout the property and at each restroom.
- All Old Town staff, security and housekeeping are required to be temperature checked and wear masks at all times.
- Old Town requires cars be parked at least 6 feet apart to ensure cruiser and guest safety.

For more information on how to stay safe and healthy during your visit to Old Town, please visit Stay Safe.

PARTICIPATING CLASSIC CARS: enter Old Town from Highway 192 under the east (left) side of the Jukebox signs where you’ll be greeted by Event Staff. They will then direct you to a security escort down the brick streets. Please do not drive on the bricks without permission.

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July 4

Join Grande Lakes Orlando for a luau-themed fair, featuring games, contests, shows, slides and more! Sunday, July 4, 5:00pm-9:00pm. DaVinci Lawn (weather permitting) For details, please call 407-393-4977.

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July 4

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

Read More
8:30 am / 10:00 am
July 4

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 8:30 – 10:00 am
Weekday reservations available upon request.
Adventure is open to all ages but we suggest one adult per two youth.

Embark on a behind-the-scenes tour through this fan-favorite exhibit which emulates animal habitats found in nature. Throughout your guided experience, you will participate in animal touches and feedings while learning about animal husbandry and the care that goes into keeping our animals happy and healthy. Once you’re familiar with the lay of the land, it’s time to learn the ropes and become an animal keeper!

Did you know our animal ambassadors are big fans of food prep? Our animals’ diets are designed to fit each of their unique nutritional needs. Help us prepare the day’s meals and feed some of our four-legged friends!

Enrichment is also a crucial part of our animals’ health and wellbeing. Learn how keepers use enrichment to keep animals physically and mentally fit. This will be demonstrated while an animal ambassador paints a two-colored masterpiece for you to take home as a keepsake for your exciting day!

Meet an animal ambassador! Once you've finished your animal keeper training, there will be time for a special opportunity to interact with an animal ambassador* and pose for photo-ops.

*Animal encounters are just as enriching for the animals as the humans who participate in them but, like humans, sometimes they want to stick to their own schedule. Animal well-being is our top priority, so if a particular animal does not want to participate in that day’s private experiences, our staff will select another exciting animal ambassador for you to meet!

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July 4

New Weekly Indoor Sunday Market inside the Altamonte Springs Mall featuring Fresh Produce, Packaged Foods, Food Finds, Flowers, Local Artisans just off Center Court 1st floor

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4:00 pm / 10:00 pm
July 4

Join us for a 4th July celebration in Baldwin Park Village Center - with retail vendors on Broad Street and a wide variety of food vendors on the lake front.

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4:00 pm / 5:00 pm
July 4

The Hive: A Makerspace- Join the Maker Movement! Go forth and create! In this collaborative workspace, you can try new tools, build new skills, and create something one-of-a-kind to take home. Makers are MacGuyvers. Through the simple act of making something, you are strengthening essential skills in problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration. These experiences will challenge you to bring your ideas to life, and every choice you make will lead you to something new. Makerspaces cultivate community so enjoy sharing your creations with each other. Being a maker is all about creativity and experimentation, so select one of the following projects for your group’s private experience to explore and make your own: 3D Design for Printing, Make Your Own Mouse Ears, Sew a Felt Succulent Garden

Offered Saturdays & Sundays from 9-10:30am or 4-5pm however weekday reservations are available upon request. This adventure must be booked online and workshops are best suited for makers ages 8 and older.

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5:00 pm / 10:00 pm
July 4

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer for the 44th annual Fireworks at the Fountain on Sunday, July 4 at Lake Eola Park. From 5 to 10 p.m., enjoy live entertainment, family friendly fun, and food and beverages available for purchase from a variety of vendors. At 9:15 p.m., the sky will illuminate with a spectacular fireworks finale, set to a live patriotic performance by the Orlando Concert Band. Can't make it? Not yet comfortable attending in-person events? Watch the festivities live on News 6 WKMG starting at 8 p.m., or stream online at clickorlando.com.

** kid activities, live music, food vendors, firesworks, and more!

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 5

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

Read More
9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 6

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

Read More
9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 7

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

Read More
Nature Play
July 7

Fables on the Farm is a children's fun time here at Wildflower Farm.

They will read a children's book in our pasture pavilion. After the book reading, the baby goats will come join for a meet and greet! We will supply fresh greens you can feed them.

Then they will ask for you to help to us give the "kids" a bottle of warm milk!

Farm products, local craft items and merchandise will be available for purchase.
Admission is $12.50 per person. (1 and under free)

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Foodie Fun
5:00 pm
July 7

On Wednesdays, kids eat free* with the Little Piglet Dinner Special.

Wednesday, starting at 5pm, stop by Pig Floyd's locations for dinner and along with your dinner purchase, your child can enjoy a Quesadilla or Chicken tender kids meal, ON US.
Don't have kids, perfect night to invite a friend that does.

See you for dinner!

*Special offer restricted to this date/time only and applies to quesadilla or chicken tender kids meals. Items cannot be substituted.
FoodKid FriendlyFood tasting

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July 8

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

Read More
9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 8

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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10:00 am / 12:00 pm
July 8

Admission covers waffle and juice with a goody bag for 1 child and 1 free adult admission and of course JJ.
Additional adults are $5. The cafe will be open as well so additional food and drink items are available for purchase.
Cant make this date? We will be hosting more JJ breakfasts through out the summer! So make sure to follow us on Facebook for all the latest info on all of our upcoming events !!

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July 8

You can do the $25 drop-in class rate or monthly membership is $75. There are limited spots available so please be sure to message me to reserve your spot. Social distancing will be practiced during this class.

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8:00 pm / 10:00 pm
July 8

This film is a part of our Popcorn Flicks series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public! Presented by Computer Business Consultants, Inc
Rip Torn Tribute
They are the best-kept secret in the universe. Working for a highly funded yet unofficial government agency, Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) and Jay (Will Smith) are the Men in Black, providers of immigration services and regulators of all things alien on Earth. While investigating a series of unregistered close encounters, the MIB agents uncover the deadly plot of an intergalactic terrorist who is on a mission to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies currently in residence in New York City.
USA, 1997, 98 minutes, Rated PG-13, Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

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July 9

Enjoy complimentary admission the last Friday of the month May through September compliments of Wawa. Committed to the communities they serve, Wawa is keeping the Gardens growing with their generous support.
To receive complimentary admission, please come to the Entrance Gate. Visitors do not need to make a purchase. No voucher or reservation necessary.

Read More
July 9

How long? 1.5 hours for Family Members (ages 5+)

When? Various Dates and Times

Note: Adult Family Members Must Take Class with Children 5 to 17 years old

You and your family (friends/co-workers) can learn how to throw on the potter's wheel from one of our experienced artists. Children 5 to 17 years old must take class with an adult member of the family.  We will guide you and your family members step-by-step through the process of throwing a bowl on their own.  Everyone will have the opportunity to make 1 bowl during class, and then paint it with colors from our large selection of glazes. This is a super cool and a memorable experience you can do together! Book each family member’s seat individually up to 6. (by reservation only)

$35 per person.

Read More
July 9

Babies love music. With Virtual Little Music Makers, you and your baby can sing, play, and share the joy and whimsy of music while fostering language, movement, and social-emotional development milestones. Gather any instruments you have at home and engage your little ones during class time.

0-6 mo – 9am-10am

6-12 mo – 10am-11am

12-18 mo – 11am-12pm

All virtual classes held on Friday mornings during regularly scheduled hours.

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9:00 am / 6:00 pm
July 9

Buckle up for your wildest car ride yet! Travel down gravel paths within our Drive-thru Safari Park and discover more than 100 native and exotic animals roaming freely. During your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to observe a variety of animals often only found around the world. Enjoy identifying species from as far away as the African savanna to others from the deciduous forests of North America, all from the comfort of your own car.

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