Fee-Free PLAY Days

Enjoy complimentary admission to the Deering Estate at Cutler on the following days:

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Saturday, September 20, 2014

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 Sunday, July 20, we will honor The Village of Palmetto Bay and its residents. On Saturday, August 16, we will honor teachers and environmental educators. On Saturday, September 20, 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, August 16th include:

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

  • Eco Art Workshop in the Carriage House Classroom at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Dreams of Planting - Eco Art with Artist in Residence Nancy Martini is an educational art activity, for all ages, that uses released plant pigments, silk pouches and seeds to encourage a generation of home garden growers;

  • Rain Barrel & Water Conversation Workshop presented by University of Florida Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Service, and Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Pump House Classroom. The workshop is free; pre registration is required to purchase rain barrels. The cost for rain barrels is $40. If you wish to complete a rain barrel to take home you must register and pay by August 15th. Walk ups for workshop are welcome. Limited Space Available. For more information, please contact Barbara McAdam at 305-248-3311 ext. 245 or bmcadam@ufl.edu;

  • Tropical fruit display provided by Fruit & Spice Park;

  • Guests can bring their expired or non-expired prescription medications to be recycled by Covanta Dade Renewable Energy Ltd.

    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.