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Three Unique, Fun Activities to Do With Kids in Venice

Best of all, they won’t leave your car sandy.

By Kim Doleatto March 3, 2021

Find Fairies in Venice

Who knew magical winged creatures like balmy breezes? Explore Miami, Venice and Tampa Avenues in downtown Venice in search of more than 25 fairy doors tucked high and low. To learn more about the fairy migration to Venice, click here.

Shark Spotting

Venice is dubbed the shark tooth capital of the world, but you can do more than hunt for sharks' teeth. Families can take part in Venice Shark Spotting, an interactive public art installation featuring bronze sculptures of 10 shark species native to the area’s waters. The roughly 10-inch-long sculptures are permanently installed in different locations throughout Miami, West Venice and Tampa avenues in downtown Venice. Artists from Sarasota’s Bronzart Foundry used a combination of centuries-old and modern techniques to bring lifelike detail to the miniature sharks they crafted. For a list of location clues, click here.

The Intergenerational Fountain

Splish and splash on a sand-free outing that gets the kids outside and keeps them cool. The Intergenerational Fountain in Centennial Park in the heart of downtown, between West Venice Avenue and West Tampa Avenue. Surrounded by seating and trees, it’s a perfect spot to read a book or meet new friends.

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