Fee-Free PLAY Days

The Deering Estate at Cutler will offer free admission to all guests on Saturday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. as part of their annual Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Days. Guests can enjoy complimentary admission as well as hands on science activities and historic house tours – all for free! Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

The Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Days were created to honor the Deering Estate’s partner organizations and the community. Our partner organizations and program partners will be on-site providing information and a variety of activities. On Saturday, September 20th we will honor the Scouts. The entire public can enjoy a variety of programs and activities – all for free!

We invite our guests to “P.L.A.Y.” – Preservation, Learning, Adventure, Year-Round – and enjoy the many tours, educational programs, and special events that the Estate has to offer.

Activities & Programs on Saturday, September 20th include:

  • Historic House Tours at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.;

  • Writing and poetry workshop “Tree Tinkering” with Literary Artist in Residence Vanessa Garcia from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, ongoing in the Carriage House Classroom. “Tree Tinkering” explores a close-up and wide-lens view of nature through fun-filled creative writing. All ages welcome;

  • Miami-Dade Public Library System Bookmobile: The Bookmobile is a library-on-wheels where you can borrow books, music, audio books, videos and more! Residents of Miami Dade County who live within the library's taxing district can utilize this library-on-wheels. Patrons must have a current library card to checkout materials and these items may be returned to the Bookmobile or to any branch in the system. Materials borrowed from branches may also be returned to the Bookmobile;

  • Mother Goose on the Loose Story-Telling Troupe with the Miami-Dade Public Library System: Join Mother Goose on the Loose for a fun-filled story time! We’ll share rhymes, stories, songs and more. For children ages 0-5 years old;

  • Tropical fruit display provided by Fruit & Spice Park; 

  • Scavenger Hunt: challenge your knowledge in native Florida plants while hiking our nature trail;

  • Activities will be available for Scouts to participate in to check off their Advancement Requirements. If you would like a list of activities prior to the event please contact our scouts liaison Jessica Fiallo at jfiallo@miamidade.gov;

  • Tug-o-war with the Girl Scout Council of Topical Florida.

    Please note that if you are interested in doing a photo shoot on a Fee-Free “P.L.A.Y.” Day the regular photo shoot fees apply.