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Family Fun Day

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will be hosting a Family Fun Day with a variety of family activities.

The day’s activities include:

In the House and Courtyard:

Gold Coast Youth Orchestra performs Classical Concerts in the picturesque Courtyard at 10:00 am and 11:00 am.
**The purpose of the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra is to nurture the musical abilities of talented youth in South Florida from elementary school through undergraduate school and inspire them by providing quality instruction and varied performance opportunities in the chamber orchestra and ensemble settings.  Our commitment to musical excellence fosters our members’ lifelong love of music and our performances benefit the cultural vitality of the community.

Meet Bonnet House Historical Reenactors in each Room of the house!

Architect Bruce Davis will demonstrate STEM Design activities and explain career pathways to this exciting STEM Career

Author Bill Sydnor will read from his Book: Mitchell’s Magical Day at Bonnet House, and sign books for purchase from this Historical Series!

Young Visitors can participate in an Artifact Treasure Hunt in each room around the courtyard.

On the Grounds:

 Family Friendly Activities, Wildlife viewing and STEM Labs to test our Water in each of our unique ecosystems.

Take Root Forest School & Homeschool – Forest School develops confidence and self-esteem through learner-inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. Outdoor learning inspired by nature from the forest to the sea!

A Florida History Scavenger Hunt challenges Families to complete Ciphers, Riddles, and Clues as they explore the grounds along our Bonnet House History Timeline!

Meet and Greet the City of Fort Lauderdale Officers and their K9 Explosives Unit dogs and Mounted Police Unit horses.  Photos are encouraged!

Under the Yellow Tent –

Abstract Art with Dennis Corey: Dennis Corey will be presenting his 3D Abstract Art and sharing his techniques for creating your very own!

History Fort Lauderdale Museum with Ellery Andrews.  Discover your Fort Lauderdale History with Family Friendly activities!

Walk with the Barefoot Mailman to deliver mail and discover the location of the original House of Refuge.

In the Fruit Grove –

NWR National Wildlife Refuge from Arthur R. Loxahatchee NWR – Meet Rangers for Python Awareness and learn about important Ecosystems and Food Chains

Visit the Bonnet House Museum Gift Shop and Little Gift Shop Café

Little Gift Shop Café will be serving Beverages, Snacks, and Freshly made Sandwiches for purchase

Bonnet House Museum Gift Shop has Great Tropical Gifts, and Native Plants for sale

All about Pollinators – Find out how to make your own Container Pollinator Garden


Organizations in attendance:


Mitchell’s Magical Day Historical Series – Author Bill Sydnor

BAM Broward (Black Architects in the Making) – Bruce Davis AIA Architect

Birding and Bird Watching – Patti Cunningham

City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department  – K9 and Mounted Units

Adults: $12
Ages 13 and Under: Free
Broward County Teachers: Free
Tickets can be purchased at the door. (Self-guided tours only)


March 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 N. Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 United States
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(954) 563-5393
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