Take mom on a cruise, stroll or trip to the zoo
Moms can explore the zoo for free with the purchase of a full-priced child's admission, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Call (813) 935-8552 or check lowryparkzoo.com.
"I Love Mother's Day" run: The family can celebrate Mother's Day together at this 5K Run and ½-mile kids run, 8 a.m. Sunday, John Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Breakfast follows. Special awards for finishers. $5-$20. Call (813) 495-1251.
Mother's Day at Selby: Stroll the gardens with free admission for all moms, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. Also, three brunch seatings (9:30, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.) with music from 1-3 p.m. Brunch tickets $45, $35 members, $18 ages 6-12, under 5 free. Available online. Call (941) 366-5731, ext. 230 or check selby.org.
Mother's Day cruise: Mom deserves brunch on a yacht. Seatings are at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Yacht Starship Dining Cruises, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $59.95, $39.95 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. Call (813) 223-7999 or check www.yachtstarship.com.
Symphony and fireworks for mom: Grab a blanket or chairs and take Mom to the Florida Orchestra outdoor presentation of Symphony of Life, 7:30 p.m., Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive. Fireworks. Free; $25 VIP (includes wine, cheese and fruit). Call, toll-free, 1-888-237-8772.