From making homemade cards to gifting tacky ties, there are plenty of things you can do to express your love for Dad. Spending time together tops our list. Here are some ways to celebrate with your patriarch this year.
Published: June 12, 2020
Explore the Outdoors
Butterflies with Pop
Take time to relax and experience the beauty of butterflies with Dad on his special day. Butterfly World is home to thousands of live butterflies and hundreds of birds. The attraction is at 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. Call 954-977-4400 or visit www.butterflyworld.com.
Dinosaurs Live! at Zoo Miami
Bring Dad for a zoo-wide Jurassic adventure with more than 20 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs on the grounds. Space is limited. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., Miami. Call 305-251-0400 or visit www.zoomiami.org.
Dad’s Day Out at Bonnet House
Celebrate the day as you take a self-guided tour through the gardens and historical residence using your mobile device. Tickets can be purchased online for $20/self-guided house and grounds tour, or $10/self-guided grounds-only tour. Bonnet House is at 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-563-5393 or visit www.bonnethouse.org.
Fun at Flamingo Gardens
Spend some together time venturing through the beautiful botanical gardens and viewing native wildlife, including alligators, bear, bobcats, eagles, otters, panthers, peacocks, and of course, flamingos. Visitors are required to purchase an online ticket for a specific time slot in advance. Flamingo Gardens is at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie. Call 954-473-2955 or visit www.flamingogardens.org.
Father’s Day Fishing
Bring Dad for a fun-filled night of casting lines and learning more about how to grow your own fish bait. The outdoor event, hosted by the Youth Environmental Alliance, takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 20, at Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek. To register, visit www.facebook.com/events/s/fathers-day-family-fishing-for/699419260597453/. For information, visit www.yeafrog.org.
Father’s Day Fishing Tournament
Participate in a fun and educational “catch and release” tournament from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, at Royal Palm Park, 1701 NW 38th St., Oakland Park. In addition to recreational fishing, there will also be a casting skill contest with prizes awarded. Free. For information, call 954-630-4500 or visit www.oaklandparkfl.gov.
Origami Paper Crane
Paper cranes are said to bring good fortune. You can either learn to fold them up with Dad, or surprise him by making a bunch and then hanging them around the house. The Miami-Dade Library System has a video tutorial posted at youtu.be/pVgsQKWrX0o.
Have an at-home spa day with Dad by making your own products, including a face scrub, beard balm, hair conditioner and toothpaste. This virtual program is for all ages and takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. The cost is $5 per person. Participants will receive a Ring Central Virtual Classroom invitation upon registration at www.yeafrog.org/virtual-interactive-programs.