Grounds for Sculpture at Night With Kids

We’ve been to the Grounds for Sculpture a few times during the day and loved it. It’s a huge place with a lot to see, and many fun and playful sculptures the kids will enjoy. The picture below was the first stop, and the projections on the sculpture kept changing, as did the lights on the trees behind on the right – which I think is the last of the exhibits – it’s a row of trees you walk through that’s pretty in the daytime too.

Grounds for Sculpture at night with kids – fun colors and lights! Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
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Review: National Havoc Robotics League – NHRL With Kids

My kid competed at the National Havoc Robotics League (NHRL) in November and has been a few times prior to that too. We went to Norwalk to watch the competition and were blown away by the experience. The NHRL with kids is awesome – they will love it and it’s a great family outing.

3 pound bots competing at the NHRL tournament in Norwalk, CT. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
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Review: Fairchild Botanic Gardens in Miami with Kids

We were in Miami recently, en route to the Florida Keys and stopped off at the Fairchild Botanic Garden in Miami with kids. Wow. We LOVED it. Except for the heat. It was super hot. The garden is really big, so plan for enough time, like a few hours. And some time to get a drink or ice cream there.

You’ll see a lot of iguanas and lizards like this one at the Fairchild Botanic Garden in Miami. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
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Review: Florida Keys Wild Bird Center with Kids

Off the side of the road in Tavernier Florida on the Florida keys is the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center. It doesn’t look like much from the road (granted, nothing in the Keys looks like much from the road), but it’s worth pulling over to see the birds here.

Fred the Parrot at the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
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Review: Everglades Alligator Farm with Kids

We had a ridiculous amount of fun at the Everglades Alligator Farm, in spite of it dumping rain on us an hour after the photo below was taken.

The Everglades Alligator Farm claims to be the oldest alligator farm in South Florida, with 2,000 alligators. They are located near the entrance of Everglades National Park. It was super touristy, but still a good visit.

The airboat ride boats at the Everglades Alligator Farm. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan

We got there as the hourly airboat ride was getting read to board, so we went straight there. It’s a good thing we did because the rides an hour later got delayed/cancelled because it was raining so hard. Our driver told us that when it’s raining hard, they worry about the visibility. If a boat is out of commission, it’s hard to get another boat out there to rescue it.

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Visiting the Turtle Hospital in the Florida Keys with Kids

When visiting the Florida Keys, take 2 hours to visit the Turtle Hospital in Marathon. This nonprofit rescues injured and sick turtles in the area, rehabilitates them if possible, and releases them back into the wild. If they’re not able to be rehabilitated, they stay at the center.

You can visit the turtle hospital and get a tour. Copyright Deborah Abrams Kaplan
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