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Mother’s Day Activities in South Florida

By on May 6, 2014

Family Magazine has assembled a list of Mother’s Day events that are meant to put a smile on your face. Whether your thing is shopping or exercise, alone time or family time, we’ve found something for you. Treat yourself or be treated! Go. Do. Enjoy!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 11.

Antique Stroll | Sunday, May 4

For moms who love strolling & shopping, vendors display antiques including jewelry, china, vintage clothing, furniture, & more. 9am–5pm. Between the 800 & 1000 blocks of Lincoln Rd & Drexel Ave. Miami Beach. Free admission. 305-673-4991.

Visit a Dolphin Mom | Saturday & Sunday, May 10 & 11

Bring a Mother’s Day card to our new dolphin mom, Panama, and receive 50% off admission to Miami Seaquarium for up to 4 people on Mother’s Day weekend. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Key Biscayne. 305-365-2501.

Ballerinas & Tea | Sunday, May 11

This Mother’s Day, treat Mom to a day with Miami City Ballet ballerinas and even try out some dance steps. Then a Mother’s Day Tea Party with delicious sweets and drinks, and fun art projects. Children can make cards & small gifts for their mothers. Noon–2pm. FREE admission for Moms on Sunday! 305-373-KIDSx5437. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy, Miami 33132.

Breakfast at the Zoo |Sunday, May 11

Looking for that perfect gift for Mother’s Day? Treat your mom to a hot breakfast at Zoo Miami. 8–9:30am. To round out the morning, you can watch the meerkats receive tasty tidbits of their favorite foods and participate in a special Mother’s day show highlighting animals’ behavior and personalities. Then enjoy the rest of the day throughout the Zoo visiting all the animals that are also proud parents! Space is limited. Zoo member/$30, non-/$45(same day entry to the Zoo incl.), Child(2&under)/free, but require a ticket. For reservations (due by May 1st) or more info visit or call 305-255-5551×139. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St. Miami.

Brunch on the Bay | Sunday, May 11

Mom’s going to love Chef David’s variety of appetizing made-to-order eggs, carving station dishes & desserts and then walk it off in the tour of  the grand Stone House & historic Richmond Cottage, & take in the natural beauty & grandeur of the Estate. 10:30–1:30pm. Adult/$70, Child(5–12)/$45, 4&under/free. Adv. res.req. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16700 SW 72 Ave. Miami. 305-235-1668×233. menu at

Brunch on a Yacht | Sunday, May 11

Enjoy a scenic yacht cruise on Biscayne Bay while indulging in an unlimited brunch buffet. Unlimited open bar. Live music. Boarding begins at Bayside Marketplace at 11am. Cruise on the calm waters of Biscayne Bay, w/ views of the Miami skyline until 1:30pm. Adult/$75, Child/$43. Mother’s Day dinner cruise also available boarding at 4pm returning at 6:30. Buy tickets online and save $10. Bayside Marketplace, 401 Biscayne Blvd. Miami. or 305-379-5119×201

Brunch in a Garden | Sunday, May 11

Treat your favorite lady to a scrumptious catered brunch in the Garden House with a breakfast assortment, a savory station with roast turkey, organic honey-glazed ham or brisket skillet hash, healthy salads and desserts. While you enjoy brunch, a musician will set the mood. 10:30am–2:30pm. Adult/$55, Child (5–12)/$27.50, 4&under/Free. Reservations: 305-256-8399. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables.

 Tea & Scones | Sunday, May 11

Join us on the Veranda and in the Ballroom of the Visitor Center as we celebrate mothers and grandmothers with a lovely Afternoon Tea. Guests will be treated to scones, savories and desserts while enjoying the music of guitarist Rob Friedman. 3pm. Adult/$37, Members/$27, Child(12&under)/$17. Res. by Monday, May 5. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden -Ballroom, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables. 305-663-8059 or 305-663-8058.

Tea & Talk | Sunday, May 11

Its time for Tea and Talk at Books & Books in Coral Gables! She’ll enjoy tea and pastries, and add some tricks to her kitchen toolbelt from a 10-year editor of Gourmet Magazine and author Ruth Reichl. 2pm. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables. 305-442-4408

Glide through the Glades | Sunday, May 11

Commune with nature on an Airboat tour, watch a wildlife show or alligator wrestling. Gator Park, 24050 SW 8 St. Miami. 1-800-559-2205 or 305-559-2255. 9am–5pm. Discount coupons online.

Awesome Orchids | Friday–Sunday, May 16–18

What Mom doesn’t love orchids? So take her to one of the largest annual orchid shows in the U.S. featuring over 50 booths of educational exhibits & orchid vendors. An American Orchid Society judged event showcasing various types of orchids, plants, & supplies for sale, as well as lectures by experts, raffles, & int’l food. 9–5pm. $10. Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187Ave. Homestead.

Go Green With a Cactus | Friday–Sunday, May 23–25

The Cactus & Succulent Society Show & Sale will bring together experts & enthusiasts alike to display, discuss and sell the most drought tolerant plants. Adult/$25; Child(6–17)/$12; Senior(65+)/$18; 5&Under/Free. 9:30am–4:30pm. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd. Coral Gables. 305-667-1651.

Do Good, Buy an Orchid | Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25

Great plants, great prices, for a great cause at OrchidMania. If you don’t have a green thumb, or growing orchids is not easy for you, stop by and say hello anyway. You can make a tax deductible donation during your visit and enjoy all the beautiful plants, while helping a worthy cause. Proceeds benefit the Project Cradle program at the UofM Miller School of Medicine. 10am–5pm. Dante Fascell Park, 8600 SW 57 Ave. (Red Rd.) So Miami. or call 305-667-2992. 

Mother and Daughter Tea Date | Saturday, May 10

Spend the day at a special teatime featuring coffee, punch, tea, finger sandwiches and sweets. Limited seating. $10pp. Res. req. Cooper City residents only. 11am–1:30pm. Community Center, 9000 SW 50 Place. Cooper City. 954-434-4300 x233.

Go Back in Time | Sunday, May 11

Enjoy a day of tropical tranquility with a tour of this South Florida jewel full of delightful art and personal treasures. Free for mothers with one
paid admission. Adult/$20, Child(6–12)/$16, Under 6/Free. Bonnet House, 900 N Birch Rd. Fort Lauderdale. 954-563-5393.

Stroll through the Violets | Sunday, May 11

Treat Mom to her special day with brunch amid the gardens and then enjoy the African Violet Show. Tickets must be purchased in
advance & include admission to the flower show. Moms/$34.95, Adult(12&up)/$44.95, Child(4–11)$29.95. Brunch: 9:30am–2:30pm. Flamingo Gardens, 3750 S. Flamingo Rd. Davie. 954-473-2955.

Flutter with the Butterflies | Friday–Sunday, May 9-11

Butterfly World calls all mothers to fly to the park and enjoy free entrance on Mother’s Day weekend, a 26 year tradition! 9am–5pm. 954-977-4400. Butterfly World at Trade Winds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd. Coconut Creek.

Tip-Toe Thru an Asian Garden | Sunday, May 11

Step out of Delray Beach & into Japan as the Japanese Gardens take Moms away to a place of relaxation & pure beauty. Enjoy a pan-asian lunch and a serene walk through six distinct gardens. Children can create a Mother’s Day bookmark. RSVP not req. 10am–5pm. Adult/$19.95, Child(Under 12)/$8.95. Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd. Delray Beach. 561-495-0233. 


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