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  1. Kids Golf Free

    Editor's pick

    Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club

    Countryside : 3030 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33761

    Kids ages 15 and younger can join a paying adult for one free round of golf on the First Tee of Clearwater Junior Tee's which provide shortened, manageable distances for children. Through Oct. 31.

    Price: Free.

  2. Summer Golfing for Kids

    Editor's pick

    Ace Golf Brandon

    Brandon : 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon, 33511

    Now through Aug. 31, kids ages 5 to 15 get one free bucket of range balls so they can practice golfing during the summer break. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Also takes place at Ace Golf in Riverview, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. Hours vary by location.

    Price: Free.

  3. SeaWorld Summer Nights


    7007 SeaWorld Drive (Interstate 4, Exit 71), Orlando, 32821

    As a reward for enduring the summer heat, the park stay open late and offers the Celebrating America Concert Series (Saturdays and Sundays), late night thrill rides and Shamu's Light Up the Night show with a fireworks finale. Included with admission.

    Price: $97, $92 ages 3-9.

  4. Summer Nights

    Busch Gardens

    3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa, 33612

    Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. The park remains open until midnight every Friday and Saturday night through out Summer Nights. Included with regular daily admission.

    Price: $97, $92 for ages 3-9

  5. Teacher Appreciation

    Lowry Park Zoo

    Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    Florida certified teachers of grades K through 12 from Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hernando, Manatee and Sarasota counties get free admission to the zoo and may purchase two additional one-day admissions for $15 each. Valid professional or temporary FDOE teaching certificate, pay stub ...

    Price: $27.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

  6. Passport Adventure

    Heritage Village

    Largo : 11909 125th St., Largo, 33774

    This two-hour, hands-on history lesson lets children ages 4 to 11 take guided tours of old Florida piney wood and historical houses while participating in living history activities.

    Price: $3.

  7. We Are A Blue Star Museum

    Ringling Museum of Art

    Sarasota : 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    Military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve and their families, get free admission to the museum from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Military I.D. required.

    Price: $25, $20 seniors, $10 students. Free admission Mondays to art museum only.

  8. Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Back Yard

    Tampa Bay History Center

    Downtown Tampa : 801 Old Water St., Tampa, 33602

    Running through Aug. 30, the Smithsonian’s traveling Exhibition Service brings this look at the suburban back yard as an American original invention. From the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design and the birth of the environmental movement, it is fi...

    Price: $12.95, $10.95 seniors/students with ID, $7.95 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free.

  9. Cobb Theaters Free Family Films

    Editor's pick

    Countryside 12

    Countryside : 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater, 33761

    These free summer films aren't first-run movies but they get the kids out of the house and give parents a chance to give their air conditioners a break.. Also taking place at Grove 16 in Wesley Chapel.

    Price: Free

  10. Regal Summer Movie Express

    Editor's pick

    Park Place Stadium 16

    Pinellas Park : 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park, 33781

    Select Regal Cinema Theaters will show G and PG-rated movies for $1 every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout the summer. Benefits the Will Rogers Institute. Also taking place at Largo Mall 8.

    Price: $1.

  11. Carmike Summer Kid Series: SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water

    Editor's pick

    Sundial 19

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    This summer movie series features older movies, but admission includes a small popcorn and a small drink.Also taking place on Tuesday through Thursday at Starlight 20 and Wednesday through Thursday at Centro Ybor. See for the full summer lineup.

    Price: $4.

  12. Alzheimer's Support Group

    Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

    Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    Group meetings help people with Alzheimer's disease, caregivers and families to foster self-empowerment, coping skills, and socialization in a non-judgmental and encouraging atmosphere.

    Price: Free.

  13. In the News

    Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

    Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    Join this discussion group which covers current affairs such as politics, worldwide shaping events and newsworthy topics. 

    Price: Free with ID card, $1 without.

  14. Free Days at Glazer Museum

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    If you've got a Hillsborough County Public Library card, you and up to three guests get free admission to the museum.

    Price: Free.

  15. Line Dancing

    Dr. William E. Hale Senior Activity Center

    Dunedin : 330 Douglas Ave., Dunedin, 34698

    Learn new and old line dance moves in a twice weekly one-hour class.

    Price: $4, $3 with I.D. card.

  16. The Complete Aquatic Work-Out

    St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center

    South Pinellas beaches : 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach, 33706

    Stretching, toning, balance, and more using the natural resistance of water.

    Price: $5 residents, $6 non-residents.

  17. Get Ready for Kindergarten

    East Lake Community Library

    4125 East Lake Road, East Lake, 34685

    Children entering kindergarten this August practice the skills that will help them become successful kindergarteners. Miss Colleen will share stories, songs and lots of other fun activities. Register in advance.

    Price: Free.

  18. Summer Circus Spectacular

    Historic Asolo Theater

    Sarasota : 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, 34243

    The on-stage exhibition of circus artistry will feature acrobatics, juggling, comedy and aerial work.

    Price: $15, $12 children.

  19. Children's Summer Series: Monsters Vs. Aliens

    Editor's pick

    Studio Movie Grill 14

    University Area : 12332 University Mall Court, Tampa, 33612

    Get the kids out of the house for this series of affordable family movies, shown weekdays at the movie theater.

    Price: $3.

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