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Events, free admission for Mother's Day

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Alert: Sunday is Mother's Day, so don't forget. We offer plenty of ways to make mom feel loved.

Free entry for moms

Florida Aquarium

Free for moms with a paid admission. 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Glazer Children's Museum

Dad can take his turn playing with the kids while Mom relaxes in a Mother's Lounge with massage chairs and "mocktinis." Free admission for moms; others $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861. 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

Tampa Bay History Center

Children can participate in arts and crafts activities in the Lykes Atrium and mothers get 15 percent off purchases in the museum store. Free admission for moms with one paid admission; others $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students with ID, $7.95 children ages 4 to 12, free for children 3 and under. 801 Old Water St., Tampa. (813) 228-0097. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Lowry Park Zoo

Moms get in free with the purchase of any adult or child admission. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

More events

I Love Mothers Day 5K

This baby jogger friendly 5K is geared for all types of runners. Includes half-mile kids run, catered breakfast, raffle and special award categories for mothers. $5, $20-$25. John Chesnut Sr. Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. (727) 669-1951. 8 a.m. Sunday.

Mother's Day Cruises

Mom can have her choice of brunch or dinner aboard the dining yacht. Buy any three tickets and Mom is free for the first 50 moms. $44.95, $29.95 children (brunch); $59.95, $29.95 children (dinner). Yacht StarShip, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 223-7999. 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, 2-4:30 p.m. Sunday, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mother's Day Dine

A buffet, meet and greets with Sesame Street characters and a treat for Mom. $22, $15 children. Park admission required. Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. Toll-free 1-888-800-5447. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sunday.

Mother's Day Open House

Mom can tour a working alpaca ranch and have her picture taken with the creatures. $5. Golden Spirit Alpaca Ranch, 10937 Tarpon Springs Road, Odessa. (813) 920-2475. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Mother's Day Race

Honor all mothers on this chip timed 5K race or walk with T-shirts, drinks and snacks. Strollers welcome. $35 advance, $40 race day. Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. (813) 206-6458. 9 a.m. Sunday.

Mother's Day Victorian Tea

Featuring tea and light refreshments at decorated tables under the oaks. Tours of the Victorian house and gardens included. $15, $6 for ages 5 and younger (reservations required). Hernando Heritage Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 799-0129. 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

National Mom's Nite Out

This event in honor of national Mom's Nite Out includes refreshments, entertainment, fashion and beauty services, and giveaways all focused on rewarding Moms. The first 100 customers get a free tote filled with goodies. Free. Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 Tyrone Square, St. Petersburg. (727) 347-3889. 6-8 p.m. today.

Saturday in the Park With Mom

Celebrate mothers and promote healthy families Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Largo Central Park with live music, children's activities, entertainment and educational experiences for family members of all ages. Free. 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.

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