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Family Fun Day at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

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March 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Kicking off the Spring season, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, the historic and whimsical, 35-acre subtropical estate located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, is pleased to announce that it will host a Family Fun Day on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The spring-themed family day, catering to children of all ages, will take place across the estate offering a wide array of entertaining and educational activities. Some of the demonstrations and interactive experiences include:

Self-guided tours of the historic house museum filled with a delightful collection of art and personal treasures from the Bartlett family. Activities inside the iconic home include historic reenactors performing in each room, an Artifact Treasure Hunt, STEM Design demonstrations by Black Architects in the Making, and a special book signing and reading by author Bill Sydnor from his book, Mitchell’s Magical Day at Bonnet House.
Live classical concerts by the Gold Coast Youth Orchestra in the courtyard at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Presentations of wildlife viewings and a Florida History-themed scavenger hunt. Families will be challenged to complete ciphers, riddles, and clues as they explore the nature trails and learn about the timeline of Bonnet House’s history.
STEM Labs and instruction will be available to test the water in each of the unique ecosystems.
Art demonstrations, birding, and bird watching will take place under the yellow tent. For a unique engagement with History Fort Lauderdale Museum, families will also learn the history of the famed Barefoot Mailman and will discover what the House of Refuge was.
In the fruit grove, meet Rangers for Python Awareness and learn about important ecosystems and food chains from Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Not only will families get to explore the grounds and learn about the unique ecosystems, but guests are encouraged to take photos while meeting with City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department Officers, their K9 Explosives Unit dogs, and Mounted Police Unit horses.

The Little Gift Shop will be serving beverages, snacks, and freshly made sandwiches for purchase and separately, the Bonnet House Museum Gift Shop will have tropical gifts and native plants for sale.

Admission for the Family Fun Day event is $12 per person for those 14 years and older. Admission is FREE for Broward County Teachers with ID and students 13 years and under. No other discounts apply. Tickets can be purchased at the door. For additional information, please visit https://www.bonnethouse.org/event/family-day/.


March 23
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bonnet House Museum & Gardens
900 North Birch Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304 United States
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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky



Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.