Fee Free Play Days
Enjoy free admission and a variety of educational activities on Saturday, September 17th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Days were created to honor the Deering Estate’s partner organizations and the community. This month we highlight & recognize Scouts!
Activities & Programs on Saturday, September 17th include:
• Be a scout for a day! Learn knot tying and plant/bird identification skills and then test your newly found skills by participating in a knot tying challenge and scavenger hunts throughout the Deering Estate;
• Mini-canoe tours at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm (for a $10 fee; cash only & weather permitting);
• Enjoy a historic overview of the homes in the Court Yard at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, & 3:00 pm. Please note the historical homes will be closed;
• Florida Yards and Neighbors Rain Barrel Work Shop at 1:00 pm in the Pump House Classroom. This workshop is FREE. The cost to purchase a rain barrel is $40. Pre-registration is required to purchase a rain barrel. Limited space is available. Please contact Lize Luna to register at 305-248-3311 ext. 242;
• Pinewood Derby Car Races throughout the day presented by Cub Scout Pack 314. Bring your own car to see if it is faster than the Deering Derby Dozen;
• Rain Gutter Races throughout the day presented by Cub Scout Pack 711 (Please bring your own rain gutter boat if you have one);
• Learn Fly Fishing techniques from Fly Fishing enthusiast Hunter Serrate;
• Tropical fruit display provided by Fruit & Spice Park;
• Special Appearance by the Zoo Squad from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Meet and greet these wonderful characters: Gigi the giraffe and Kaz the rhino;
• Food & beverages will be available for an additional fee.
Please note that if you are interested in doing a photo shoot on a Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Day the regular photo shoot fees apply.