Deals for the weary: Attractions, museums step up for post-hurricane weekend

As we head into our first post-hurricane weekend, more attractions, museums and aquariums are stepping up with deals running through Sunday to give the Tampa Bay area some respite.

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Here are some of the distractions you can find after you’re done with the yard work:

The Florida Aquarium: The

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5 things to do with the kids: Free, discounted family fun post-Irma …

A lot of events have been canceled this weekend, as South Florida continues its Hurricane Irma recovery, but here are five events that will be happening for family fun:

1. Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will screen free PG-rated family films Thursday through Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. The historic theater, at 280 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, is fully operational and invites the community in for a cool, air-conditioned reprieve. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. The website is down, so call 305-444-9293 for information.

2. The Museum of Discovery Science in downtown Fort Lauderdale will

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Classic Car Show – Sarasota Herald

Sarasota Classic Car Museum hosts a car show featuring antique classics, muscle cars, street rods and modern Mustangs, with trophies and prizes handed out for participants. Or if you want to check out the museum, which has plenty of its own classic cars, there will be a $8.25 adult discount price. Saturday; Sarasota Classic Car Museum, 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; free car show, $8.25 discount museum admission; 941-355-6228;

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2017 Hall of Fame inductions at the American Banjo Museum

The Devon Tower, located in the historic Bricktown District of Oklahoma City, was the setting for an induction ceremony honoring 5 categories of banjo enthusiasts and instrumentalists on September 8. From 1819 to 2017, every page of the banjo was recognized at the annual Banjo Fest, which is sponsored by the American Banjo Museum.  

The following were inducted into the ABM Hall of Fame this year: Tony Trischka (Instruction Education), Paul Erickson, (Four String Performance), Roy Clark, (Promotion), Joel Walker Sweeney (History), and John McEuen (Five String Performance).

Although not the inventor of the five string banjo (although claimed

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6 ways to save on admission to Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame





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Ms. Cheap’s Guide to Fall is out. The full guide has 79 free things to do in the Nashville area. Here are 5 of our favorites.

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Harvest festival will be full of potatoes

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What we lose if the Natural History Museum’s Imax is destroyed

Greg MacGillivray, a director, is chairman of MacGillivray Freeman, the leading producer and distributor of giant-screen movies.

In an increasingly noisy and distracted world, it is often hard to capture people’s attention for more than a few minutes. A casualty of our distracted age is our broken connection with the natural world and all its wonders.

And yet, it is technology that helps bridge that gap through the power of film. Not just any film — Imax film, in all its sweeping 70-millimeter grandeur. One Imax screen in particular now needs to be protected from demolition.

Unless something

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Mayborn Museum’s new program for low income families effective October 1

Wess Woods, 22 months, blows the bubble surrounding his to a popping point in the Water and Bubble room at the Mayborn Museum. Liesje Powers| Multimedia Editor

By Savannah Cooper | Staff Writer

If you’re looking for a cute date place or a great way to pass the time with your family when they’re in town, then the Mayborn Museum is your answer. It’s also free with a Baylor ID for students and faculty.

Located on 1300 S University Parks Dr. the Mayborn offers

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Memberships, tickets now on sale for Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The new Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is selling tickets for the opening in late September.

The grand opening is Friday, September 22.

Wonders of Wildlife consists of an all-­new 1.5-­million-­gallon aquarium adventure showcasing 35,000 live fish, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds, combined with a wildlife museum offering an amazing tour of the wildest places on earth. The 350,000-­square foot

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City’s tricentennial ad campaign to focus on ‘great stories’

“For 300 years, great stories have started the same way: ‘One time, in New Orleans.’ “

That’s the message that New Orleans tourism officials plan to roll out starting Monday ahead of the city’s tricentennial celebration in 2018.

The roughly $9.2 million advertising campaign, which is being led by the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp., will kick off with two 30-second spots during the Saints’ nationally televised season opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night.

“For the first time in our city’s history, our advertising will not be led by landmarks, attractions or even events,” Mark Romig, the tourism group’s president and

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