September 15, Deering Discovery Day, 10 am – 4 pm
Discover what the Deering Estate has to offer and enjoy a day of family fun with hands-on science activities, site orientations, and more! $1.00 admission for ages 4 & older.
Deering Discovery Days
Saturday, September 15 highlighting Scouts and Volunteerism
10:00 am – 4:00 pm; $1.00 admission for ages 4 & older.
Activities and programs on September 15th include:
• Pinewood Derby Car Races throughout the day where children can bring their own car to race on the tracks;
• Mini Canoe tours at 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. (for a $10 fee; cash only and weather permitting). Limited space is available;
• Historic House Tours at 11:00 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (for a $5 fee; cash only). Limited space available;
• Rain Barrel Workshop from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Free to attend; $40 for rain barrel
Learn how harvesting rainwater can help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff and provide a supply of free, non-chlorinated, pH-neutral water for your garden, prize orchids, potted plants, and much more!
The workshop is free to attend and recycled plastic 60-gallon food-grade drums (rain barrels) are available for purchase at $40.00 each. You may purchase rain barrels online through registration with a credit card. Rain barrels can be purchased at the workshop with a check or money order only. Cash is not accepted. Register online to attend the workshop (for free) or to attend the workshop with the purchase of a rain barrel.
• Light bulb & Showerhead Exchange
Miami-Dade County residents will also be able to exchange three (3) old light bulbs for energy saving compact fluorescent light bulbs and exchange up to two (2) water-wasting showerheads for water-efficient models. Quantities are limited. Visit the website or call 3-1-1 for more information on water and energy conservation.
• Enjoy additional activities at our program partner booths.
• Food and beverages will be available for an additional fee.