RealRail Train Displays: Come enjoy the operating train displays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, except on holiday weekends, at 6804 14th St. W., Bradenton. Admission is free. Tax free donations are accepted. Information: realrail.com.
Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort special ticket offer: Florida residents can take advantage of a special offer from Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort, now available for performances through Oct.30. Florida residents who purchase tickets at the box office and show a valid Florida ID can save up to $40 off regular adult ticket prices. Ticket prices for children continue to start at $29. For detailed information, park hours and more, call 407-363-8000 or UniversalOrlando.com/blueman. The park is at 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando.
Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 24: Terrifying original haunted houses and street experiences are coming to Halloween Horror Nights 24, Sept. 19-Nov. 1 with a killer line up of experiences, including deviously-inspired original haunted houses terrifying guests. Also featured will be disturbingly-real experiences based on some of the most outrageously terrifying highly recognizable names in entertainment and pop culture including: "The Walking Dead: The End of the Line," "AVP: Aliens vs. Predator," "Dracula Untold: Reign of Blood," "Face Off: In the Flesh" and "Purge: Anarchy." Tickets and vacation packages are on sale now at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Orlando.
Howl-O-Scream 'Dead Fall': Howl-O-Scream 2014 returns to Busch Gardens Tampa with tormenting surprises and unexpected terrors around every corner, including the event's newest haunted house "Dead Fall." Back by popular demand, fans once again have the opportunity to vote on three key elements of "Dead Fall," including the name of the estate, a murder tool one of the residents fell victim to, and the name of one of "Dead Fall's" residents. Voting is ongoing on the Howl-O-Scream Facebook page and for more contents and updated event information go to the Howl-O-Scream Instagram page. Other new terrorizing experiences are: Slash Mobs, featuring roaming slashmobs creeping the sidewalks, and "Cursed Front Gate Experience," with evil spirits and spine-chilling songs creep from the old music boxes and radios, cursing all who hear it. The only way to silence the curse is to survive the night with undead creatures and paranormal terrors. Freaky Preview is back to open Howl-O-Scream Sept. 26-27. The event runs 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Oct. 2-Nov. 1 Thursday-Saturdays and Sunday Oct. 19. Tickets: $47. Howl-O-Scream is a separate ticketed night event. No costumes are allowed. The park is at 10165 N. Malcolm McKinley Drive, Tampa. Information: 888-800-5447 or HowlOScream.com.
Disney's "Frozen Summer Fun Live!": This summer, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be celebrating "Frozen," the hit animated feature film from Disney, with a daily character procession, sing-alongs with Anna and Elsa, fireworks, a polar playground, ice skating rink, ice carving demonstrations and a nightly party featuring a live band, all themed to the worldwide phenomenon, now through Sept. 28. "Frozen Summer Fun Live!" will bring to life the world of royal sisters Anna and Elsa and their fairy tale kingdom of Arendell. Special experiences will immerse guests in lots of Frozen fun. Highlights are Anna's and Elsa's Royal Welcome 11 a.m. daily, a Frozen Sing-Along Celebration presented multiple times each day, Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Frozen Funland, featuring skating rink performances, and various artisans and wintertime activities, a Coolest Summer Ever Dance Party 5:30-9:30 p.m. daily, Take-Along Olaf, a special feature before the fireworks, and the Frozen Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. each evening. Most activities are included in theme park admission.
Bank of America "Museums on Us": Bank of America's "Museums on Us" is offering cardholders free admission to some of the most exciting cultural venues in the United States Oct. 4-5. Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders can get free access to more than 150 participating museums in 94 cities and include the Florida Holocaust Museum and Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa and the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg. Present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission. The offer is valid for cardholders only, guests are not eligible. The program excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows the first full weekend of each month. Information: museums.bankofamerica.com.
Adventure Island Fun Card: Splash into spring when Adventure Island begins the 2014 season of fun offering the Adventure Island Fun Card featuring unlimited access to Adventure Island all season long with no blackout dates, valid through Oct. 12. Pay for a day for the Adventure Island Fun Card is $47 for adults and $43 for children. For park hours and admission visit Adventureisland.com. The park is at 10001 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa.
Florida Railroad Museum "Pumpkin Patch Express": The Pumpkin Patch Express will depart 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Oct. 25-26. The train ride takes visitors to a patch of pumpkins where children can pick their own pumpkin to take home. The entire family can participate in hay rides, crafts and other activities at no additional charge. Tickets: $14-$28. Some of the tickets are for open air-cars and are first come, first serve at boarding. Information: 941-776-0906 or frrm.org.
MOSI "3D-Printing the Future" The Exhibition: "3D Printing the Future-The Exhibition" in display now at The Museum of Science and Industry, illustrating 3D printing's boundless and mind blowing potential to re-shape how we live, work and play. Visitors can try their hand at this transformative technology inside a hands-on workshop and will be offered an inspiring glimpse of the future through 3D-printed objects, live demonstrations, and an in-depth look at how 3D printing technology works, how it is used, and the amazing possibilities for the future. Visitors will see 3D printers in action as they take an immersive walk through all applications of 3D printing, including, 3D Medicine, 3D Science and Technology, 3D Archeology, 3D Everyday, 3D Workshop, and 3D Live Showcase. Admission: $22.95 adults, $20.95 seniors ages 60 and older, $18.95 children ages 2-12. Information: 813-987-600 or mosi.org. The museum is at 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa.
South Florida Museum new Planetarium show: The tantalizing question "How did life on Earth begin?" forms the basis of "Life: A Cosmic Story," a new all-digital Planetarium show, narrated by Jodie Foster, is showing 1:30 p.m. daily, utilizing the Museum's state-of-the art technology and brand new projection system. The program is included in regular daily admission: $18 adults, $16 seniors ages 65 and older, $14 children ages 4-12. Children ages 3 and younger are admitted free. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For a full schedule of programs and events, hours and more, call 941-746-4131 or southfloridamuseum.org.
Bearadise Ranch: Bearadise Ranch, 6908 245th St. E., Myakka City, is home to the famous Welde family bears, and established in 1926 to educate and generate public awareness for habitat preservation and conservation for all bear species. The public can learn about bears and gain an appreciation for them on tours 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with educational presentations as part of the tour offering plenty of photographic opportunities for the nature lover or bear enthusiast. Donations: $8 adults, $6 children ages 5-12, children ages 4 and younger are admitted free. Reservations are required. Information: 941-322-2462 or bearadiseranch.com.
Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery: Bunker Hill Vineyard and Winery is a Certified Florida Farm Winery and is Florida's premier certified "Master Level" Green winery. Wines are 97 percent hand crafted from 100 percent whole fresh Manatee County grown grapes and are bottled in recycled/repurposed wine bottles. The winery offers seven varieties of the native Muscadine grapes and makes 11 different wines: red, white and rose, including red and white sparkling wines and whole fresh fruit wines. The winery is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week and offers complimentary wine tastings and tours. The winery is at 8905 Bunker Hill Road, Duette. Information: 941-776-0418 or bunkerhillvineyard.com.