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Fort Lauderdale for young kids

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Fort Lauderdale for young kids
The spring party reputation is a thing of the past. Fort Lauderdale is a family-friendly destination, with activities for young kids ranging from building sand castles to stepping into the beautiful Butterfly World.
Good for: Families, Groups, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Sawgrass Recreation Park
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Sawgrass Recreation Park

Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours... More

Visit Ft. Lauderdale’s greatest airboat attraction, Sawgrass Recreation Park. Embark on a thrilling airboat tour through the Florida Everglades. Our exhibits feature timed shows where you can hold an alligator and visit magnificent mammals such as the Florida Panther or the Black Leopard. Picnic areas, birthday parties, camping, rv parking. Exclusive private and nighttime airboat tours are now available year round! Open 7 days a week! Just 25 minutes from the heart of Ft. Lauderdale! Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Tradewinds Park
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Tradewinds Park

City park featuring Butterfly World, a screened enclosure housing thousands of butterflies.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Museum of Discovery and Science
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Museum of Discovery and Science

There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. Visitors can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric megalodon, get close to a confrontation... More

There is always something new happening at the Museum of Discovery and Science. Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new EcoDiscovery Center. Visitors can take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, dig for fossils alongside a giant prehistoric megalodon, get close to a confrontation between a saber-toothed cat and an Imperial mammoth, and enjoy the playful antics of North American river otters in their two-story indoor/outdoor habitat. See exciting science demonstrations, and presentations by community experts. Discover the amazing Everglades in the Florida EcoScapes exhibit. Hang out with bats, turtles and sharks. Meet an alligator and be charmed by a 6-foot-long snake. Take a ride to Mars or soar through the skies in an FA-18 cockpit simulator. And immerse yourself in a five-story-high film adventure at the AutoNation® IMAX 3D Theater, home of the BIGGEST screen in South Florida. Whether you’re two or 82 visit the Museum of Discovery and Science and enjoy a full day of family fun. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Funderdome
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Funderdome

Funderdome is THE premier family fun center in South Florida! We feature nearly 9,000-square feet of unique and fun "experiences" for kids and adults that promote fun, fitness and togetherness. We also offer mommy and me type classes as well as activity based sessions that kids love. Guests love the diversity of experiences and appeal to all ages that include a climbing wall, sky trail... More

Funderdome is THE premier family fun center in South Florida! We feature nearly 9,000-square feet of unique and fun "experiences" for kids and adults that promote fun, fitness and togetherness. We also offer mommy and me type classes as well as activity based sessions that kids love. Guests love the diversity of experiences and appeal to all ages that include a climbing wall, sky trail ropes challenge course, ball blasting arena, a high-energy laser maze, interactive game floor, sports court and giant multi-story maze and playground. A separate section for toddlers is dedicated for parents and little ones. We also offer special events, such as Kids' Night Out, Mom's Morning Out, Spanish, Italian, and Yoga classes. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park
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Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Smack in the middle of the city is this 180-acre park, which offers a respite from city life with picnicking, camping, swimming and canoeing and a chance to tour the home of the generous man who donated his lovely estate to Florida.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Funky Fish Kids Day
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Funky Fish Kids Day

2014 Celebrating 20 years of Funky Fish Fun... Awarded one of the top childrens program in the world. Snorkeling Lessons in the pool and shallow ocean, skim alone the shoreline, boogie board in the waves, tie-dye t-shirts at the ebach and learn about the amazing coral reef right off-shore. Every Day Year Round 10am-3pm Ages 4-17 Fort Lauderdale Beach Pompano Beach Deerfield Beach... More

2014 Celebrating 20 years of Funky Fish Fun... Awarded one of the top childrens program in the world. Snorkeling Lessons in the pool and shallow ocean, skim alone the shoreline, boogie board in the waves, tie-dye t-shirts at the ebach and learn about the amazing coral reef right off-shore. Every Day Year Round 10am-3pm Ages 4-17 Fort Lauderdale Beach Pompano Beach Deerfield Beach Boca Raton Beach Hollywood Beach Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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