6 things to do with the kids this weekend

Why do we eat yellow cheese? Find out in The Mice War, an opera for kids. See it Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens.
Why do we eat yellow cheese? Find out in The Mice War, an opera for kids. See it Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens. /

Munchkin Fun Miami’s top picks:

Walk like MADD/MADD Dash 2014

Walk Like MADD is a 5K walk, certified run and lots more including live entertainment, food, activities for kids, teens and parents. There will be a marketplace and police, fire and canine demonstrations! All proceeds go toward local MADD prevention programs.

•  When: Sunday, Feb. 9 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

•  Where: Tropical Park: 7900 SW 40 St., Miami

•  Cost: $20

The Mice War, an opera for kids

Why do we eat yellow cheese? Find out in this absurdist opera for kids. An afternoon the whole family won't soon forget.

•  When: Sunday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m.

•  Where: Pinecrest Gardens: 11000 SW 57 Ave., Pinecrest

Cost: $5 kids, $10 adults; click here to buy tickets

•  More information: 888-982-8618

Guess Who Mr. Dinosaur at Books & Book Coral Gables

Guess Who Mr. Dinosaur is a delightful children's book and teaching tool about the similar features between ancient dinosaurs and modern day animals. It is written from the perspective of a 3 year old author, capturing the wonderful mind of a child.

•  When: Saturday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m.

•  Where: Books & Books Coral Gables: 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

•  Cost: Free

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Miami on the Cheap’s top picks:

Free Family Movie Night in Sunny Isles Beach

Every first weekend of the month Sunny Isles Beach offers free movie screenings at the Heritage Park. Activities for kids start at 7 p.m.. This Friday the animated favorite The Smurfs 2.

•  When: Friday, Feb. 7 at from 7 to 9 p.m.

•  Where: Heritage Park,19200 Collins Ave Sunny Isles Beach

•  Cost: Free.

•  More information: 305-792-1706 or

Free First Friday at Miami Science Museum

The first Friday of every month means free evening admission at the Miami Science. This kid favorite features tons of interactive exhibits and includes a free planetarium star show at 7 p.m.

•  When: Friday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

•  Where: 3280 S Miami Ave, Miami, Florida 33133

•  Cost: Free

•  More information: 305-646-4400

Free Family Fun Day at HistoryMiami Museum

Every second Saturday of the month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. HistoryMiami hosts a free family fun day. On Feb. 8, become an explorer through the interactive map station, enjoy children’s games and make some crafts at the Map-tacular experience.

•  When: Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

•  Where: 101 West Flagler Street Miami, FL 33130

•  Cost: Free

•  More information: 305-375-1492 or

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