Your pops always told you money didn't grow on trees. Fitting, then, that this weekend offers up plenty of chances to do cheap stuff with your kids. On Father's day, dads get in free to a host of Tampa Bay attractions. Here are some of the top Father's Day promotions around town. — tbt*
Lowry Park Zoo Fathers admitted free with purchase of full-price child's ticket. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 1101 W Sligh Ave. $18.95, $17.95 seniors, $14.50 ages 3-11. (813) 935-8552. lowryparkzoo.com.
Florida Aquarium Dad gets in free with one full paid admission. Must mention discount before purchase. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $17.95, $14.95 seniors, $12.95 ages 3-12. (813) 273-4000. flaquarium.org.
Florida Railroad Museum Fathers ride vintage trains free with paid child admission. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sun. Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E (behind post office), Parrish. $12, $8 ages 3-11. Toll-free (877) 869-0800. frrm.org.
Fantasy of Flight Through Sunday, the aviation-themed park will offer free admission to dads with a paid child admission. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE, Polk City. $28.95, $14.95 ages 6-15. (863) 984-3500. fantasyofflight.com.
Weeki Wachee Springs Dads get in free with regular paid child admission at 200-acre nature park and Buccaneer Bay water park. 10 a.m. Sat.-Sun. Springs open until 4 p.m., Buccaneer Bay until 5 p.m. 6131 Commercial Way (Near U.S. 19 S at SR 50), Weeki Wachee. $24.95 adults, $16.95 ages 3-10 plus tax (includes water park). (352) 596-2062. weekiwachee.com.