Too hot to hang outdoors? Take the kids to the Museum of Science and History (MOSH) on July 4 for only $4. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and after, the staff will be hosting a range of science experiments at Friendship Fountain Park.
Riverside Arts Market will include a Kids Creativity Corner, plus balloon artists, jugglers, massage therapists and other attractions today, June 23. The market–with many vendors and a juried art show–is bustling every Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. Come out to the plaza under the Fuller Warren Bridge for live entertainment, crafts, artists, gourmet packaged foods and onsite refreshments. Definitely make it a point to stop at the food court. The free fun goes on from until 4 p.m.
Riverside Arts Market will be hosting Jax4Kids this week, June 8, with lots of kid-friendly entertainment and a Kids Creativity Corner. The market–with many vendors and a juried art show–is bustling every Saturday morning beginning at 10 a.m. Come out to the plaza under the Fuller Warren Bridge for live entertainment, crafts, artists, gourmet packaged foods and onsite refreshments. Definitely make it a point to stop at the food court. The free fun goes on from until 4 p.m.
Yes You Canvas is teaming up with Chick-fil-a on June 4 for a special painting-and-dining session. Pay $30 for a meal of chicken, fries and a drink plus a 90-minute painting session that ends with you getting your own guided artwork. The session (regularly priced at $35) begins with dinner at 5:30 and painting starting at 6 p.m. at the restaurant near the Avenues Mall, 9980 Southside Blvd. Adults, teens and kids are welcome to participate.
Dozens of countries are represented at the World of Nations Celebration, this weekend–May 4 and 5–at Metropolitan Park downtown. Costumes, food, live entertainment and games are all part of the festivities. Admission is $5 for one day, $8 for two days, and children 3 and under get in free.
Put on your pirate gear–or just tuck a napkin around your chin. The Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival goes on today, tomorrow May 4 and Sunday May 5 in downtown Fernandina Beach. The annual crustacean celebration offers plenty to do and plenty to eat at the Amelia riverfront, including shrimp in every possible culinary incarnation, a kids entertainment area, educational exhibits, tours, arts and crafts and live music. Admission to the street fair and entertainment is all free, but you’ll want to bring a few dollars to splurge on a shrimp feast.
Home Depot stores offer free hands-on workshops for kids.
The project April 6 is building a bird feeder. The free workshops are offered between 9 a.m. and noon, generally the first Saturday of the month.
The free kids’ activities are intended for youngsters ages 5 to 12, and provide information about tool safety and do-it-yourself techniques.
Wild Wonders, an introduction to the furry and amphibious creatures that inhabit the Dutton Island Nature Preserve, as well as some critters from around the globe, will be held Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. Bring the kids to the Dutton Island Pavillion at the end of Dutton Island Drive for this free, hands-on experience that covers animal behavior, feeding and habitat. Wild Wonders is sponsored by the City of Atlantic Beach.