Fort Lauderdale area attractions are offering a new South Florida Adventure Pass this summer, providing residents and visitors unlimited visits at five South Florida Cultural Treasures–Bonnet House, Flamingo Gardens, Young at Art, Extreme Action Park & Sawgrass Recreation Park. Ticket prices are Adults $45, Children (3-12) $35. Members of any institution receive discounted rates. (Adults – $30, Children (3-12) – $20)
Tickets are available at the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Gift Shop and all participating locations beginning Tuesday, May 15 with the program running through September 30, 2018.
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens – Enjoy free admission to this historic museum and gardens. On 35 acres of pristine barrier island habitat, this plantation-style house remains much as it was in the 1930s & 1940s when Frederic & Evelyn created the unique blend of art and whimsy that so delights visitors today. Walk along the Nature Trail and step back in time. 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304; 954-563-5393; www.bonnethouse.org. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 9am – 4pm.
Flamingo Gardens – Enjoy free admission to this botanical garden & wildlife sanctuary. Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida. The 60-acre not-for-profit botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary contains over 3000 tropical and sub-tropical species of plants and trees including 20 of the largest trees of their species, and is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife in the state. 3750 S. Flamingo Road; Davie/Ft. Lauderdale 33330; 954-473-2955; www.FlamingoGardens.org
Sawgrass Recreation Park – Enjoy a thrilling 30 minute Airboat Adventure ride for free. Discover the Florida Everglades on a thrilling 30 minute airboat adventure! Glide over the sawgrass and cattails and let your spirit soar as you hear the stories of this unique environment. Hold an alligator and see a Florida Panther in our animal exhibit areas featuring over 100 mammals and reptiles who have been adopted and rescued! Open 7 days, try The Gator Grill offering unique flavors of Florida! 1006 N. Highway 27; Weston 33327; 954-389-0202; www.EvergladesTours.com
Young At Art Museum – Enjoy free admission to this 55,000 sq. ft interactive museum for kids and families. The Gold-LEED® certified Young At Art Museum is the epicenter of cultural arts education for families and features four permanent galleries: GreenScapes, CultureScapes, WonderScapes and ArtScapes. The Young At Art Institute houses a series of professionally equipped studios for drawing, painting, sculpture, animation, photography and film, printmaking, mixed media, digital computer and 4D video design. YAA also houses 10,000 square-foot Broward County Library, a National Traveling Exhibition Gallery, Teen Center and Recording Studio, a preschool and early childhood learning center and a Museum Gift Shop. 751 SW 121st Avenue; Davie 33325; 954-424-008; www.YoungatArtMuseum.org
Xtreme Action Park – Enjoy free unlimited roller skating at this indoor recreation park. Now the largest indoor entertainment venue in Florida, Xtreme Action Park has over 200,000 square feet of exciting attractions and event spaces including Go Kart Racing, Bowling, Arcade, a Ropes Course Adventure, Glow-in-the-Dark Bazooka Blast, a Trampoline Park, Roller Skating Rink, Escape Rooms, an Auto Museum, All American Café, Hershey’s Ice Cream Shake Shoppe, Sports Bar and so much more! Xtreme Action Park truly has something fun for everyone! 5300 Powerline Road; Fort Lauderdale 33309; 954-491-6265 www.xtremeactionpark.com.
About Bonnet House
Built in 1920 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is one of the few complete homes and studios of two American artists open to the public. Nestled among miles of beachfront development are 35 acres of a native barrier island ecosystem. The Main House is filled with a collection of art and the personal treasures of the Birch/Bartlett families. Here, you can walk where ancient Tequesta Indians, early European settlers, and shipwrecked sailors once roamed. See one of the finest orchid collections in the continental U.S. and catch a glimpse of wading birds and an occasional manatee.
About Flamingo Gardens
Flamingo Gardens was originally founded as Flamingo Groves, a citrus orchard, in 1927 by Floyd L. and Jane Wray – today Flamingo Gardens is a 60 acre Botanical Garden and Everglade Wildlife Sanctuary. The Flamingo Gardens Botanical Gardens features over 3000 species of rare & exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants and trees. Flamingo Gardens Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary gives residence to permanently injured and non-releasable birds and animals, and is home to the largest collection of Florida native wildlife- including alligators, bear, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks and flamingos!
Sawgrass Recreation Park
Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida’s most remarkable treasure, the Everglades. Renew your spirit as you glide across miles of river at speeds up to 40 mph and get up close and personal with native wildlife. Tour includes exhibit areas featuring more than 100 reptiles and mammals, many of whom have been adopted and recused over the years. Hold an alligator and see a Florida Panther. Try Gator Bites, tacos, burgers, kids meals and more at The Gator Grill. Enjoy a picnic lunch under a shady tree. Visit The Gator Emporium to pick up cold beverages and souvenirs of your visit to the Everglades. Private tours and nighttime adventures are available.
About Young at Art Museum
YAA is one of only 8 Major Cultural Institutions in Broward County, and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The 55,000 sq. ft. museum features exhibition galleries, a YAA Art Institute, Teen Center, Museum Preschool and Broward County Public Library. Explore a world limited only by your imagination. During your visit to Young At Art, you learn about foreign cultures, ancient customs and a world of fantastic adventures. You’ll even have a chance to make a masterpiece of your own.
About XTreme Action Park
Xtreme Action Park is South Florida’s Premier Indoor Family Entertainment Venue featuring over 200,000 sq ft of family fun and entertainment, including the longest indoor asphalt Go Kart Track, 6 Full size recreational Bowling Lanes, a Sports Bar with Billiards,
All American Shake Shoppe & Restaurant, Interactive Arcade, Ropes Course, Trampoline Park, Roller Skating Rink, Escape Room – and if you can believe it – more!