Events Calendar

February 2017 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Black History Month

Special Events

Sid the Science Kid Traveling Exhibit - OPENING

Saturday, February 11 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Check out Sid and his friends in our brand new traveling exhibit: Sid the Scientist Kid. We’ll pack the day full of fun science experiments where you can get messy with our oobleck creations, test speed in a balloon race, and build towers out of marshmallow. Try to launch your own bottle rocket and check out our latest MCM Player’s original stage performance.

Sensory Saturday

Saturday, February 11 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Great sensory experiences await you and your child in this special event set aside for children with sensory processing disorders and their families. Lights and sounds will be dimmed to create a comfortable environment for your little ones to explore. Participate in sensory based arts and crafts, and watch a sensory-friendly stage performance. Meet community professionals who are ready to answer your questions, such as an occupational therapist and a speech pathologist.

Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to sensorysaturday@miamichildrensmuseum.org or call (305) 373-5437 ext. 126.

Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Love is in the air! Join us for a day filled with lovely story times. Create a card for a special someone while learning about the symbols of the holiday. Design a tissue-paper flower and try our sweet candy sensations

Target Free Third Friday

Friday, February 18 | 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thanks to the generosity of Target Corporation, visitors can roam the Museum free of charge, every third Friday of each month, from 3 pm to 9 pm. Due to the number of visitors on Target Free Third Fridays, we suggest leaving strollers at home or in the car. Thank you.

Black Heritage Celebration Day!

Saturday, February 25 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Join the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center as they celebrate the rich history of the African Diaspora through dance, music and storytelling. Performances will feature the Winds of Heritage Dance Company, the Voices of Heritage Vocal Ensemble and Kulture. Visit our Art Studio to learn about famous black artists, and create your own masterpiece. End the day with a bang and participate in our Junaknoo parade.

Mini Mondays

Every Monday | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mini Mondays are a place for infants and toddlers to grow and develop through play. Join us 10am-6pm every Monday, for a program full of play-based activities specifically designed for children from birth to five. With no school group visits on Mondays, we ensure a safe, quieter and fun environment for your little ones to explore and enjoy.

Weekly Programs

Mini MONDAY

Every Monday
Mini Mondays are a place for infants and toddlers to grow and develop through play.  Join us 10am-6pm every Monday, for a program full of play-based activities specifically designed for children from birth to five.  With no school group visits on Mondays, we ensure a safe, quieter and fun environment for your little ones to explore and enjoy.“The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” – Erik H. Erikson

MEET OUR STUDIO ARTISTS

Art Studio Open Daily
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Come on in to our art studio, and join our studio artists in creating hands-on art projects. Use your imagination and creativity, while exploring this month’s art subject, SCULPTING. These art projects are fun for all ages. The Art Studio is open every day. During busy times, the Studio doors open every half hour, for about 20 visitors (adults included!). Occasionally the Art Studio may be closed during the day for cleaning or to set up a new activity. Otherwise, drop by at any time, and stay as long as you like!

MEET OUR MCM PLAYERS

Play, Learn Imagine and Create with our in-house theatrical troupe, the MCM Players. Join this wacky team for interactive story times, dance parties, shows and more. It’s bound to be a blast!

Activities - Tuesday thru Sunday

Sand Exploration | Castle of Dreams

11:30 am
Children can mold, sculpt, and build their own creations in our sand box full of kinetic sand!

Meet the Artists | Art Studio

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
This month, create masterpieces in the style of these famous black artists.

Story Time | Baptist Children's Hospital Health & Wellness Gallery

12:30 pm (Weekdays Only)
Enjoy some of our favorite stories read by our talented storytellers.

Show Time! | Auditorium

12:30 pm and 4:00 pm (Weekends Only)
Enjoy original performances by our MCM Players based on our favorite children’s books.

Meet the Musicians | Baptist Children's Hospital Health & Wellness Gallery

1:30 pm
Learn about great artists that changed the face of music, and make music of your own.

Dance Party | Castle of Dreams

2:00 pm
Move and groove with our best dancers here at MCM.

Meet the Scientist | Kidscape Village

3:30 pm
Learn about these incredible black scientists, and see what you can discover in these fun experiments.

Meet the Athletes | Baptist Children's Hospital Health & Wellness Gallery

4:30 pm
Practice your athletic abilities, and compare yourselves to some of these greats.

MCM in the Community

Here is a list of upcoming events that Miami Children’s Museum will be participating in:

Please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org for more details on January programming.

Miami Children’s Museum is located on Watson Island at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132.

To contact the Museum, please call 305.373.KIDS (5437) or to reach us via fax, dial 305.373.KID1 (5431).

March 2017 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Girl Power: Celebrating Women's History Month!

Special Events

Dr. Seuss's 113th Birthday

Thursday, March 2 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

FREE Admission thanks to The Children’s Trust

Hop on Pop and come to Dr. Seuss’ birthday party! Join us for special celebrity readers and for several original stage performances by our MCM Players. Sing Happy Birthday, cut the cake, and enjoy face painting and balloon twisting. Crawl all over our bubble wrap room, design pop-up birthday cards with Blick Art Materials, and take pictures with the Cat in the Hat

Sensory Saturday

Saturday, March 11 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Great sensory experiences await you and your child in this special event designed for children with sensory processing disorder and general development delay as well as their families. Lights and sounds will be dimmed to create a comfortable environment for your little ones to explore. Participate in sensory based activities, developed by an occupational therapist, to improve their ability to process and regulate sensory information. Watch a sensory-friendly stage performance, engage in calming movement groups and meet community professionals, such as an occupational therapist. Pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to sensorysaturday@miamichildrensmuseum.org or call (305) 373-5437 ext. 126. MCM opens to the public at 11:00 am.

International Women's Day

Saturday, March 11 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
MCM is celebrating the ladies! Come and learn about important women who are changing the world. Try a STEM activity with the Society of Women Engineers, and work with our Studio Artist to create crazy polka dot art inspired by Yayoi Kusama. Then celebrate our favorite female musicians in a Diva Dance Party!

Target Free Third Friday

Friday, March 17 | 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Thanks to the generosity of Target Corporation, visitors can roam the Museum free of charge, every third Friday of each month, from 3 pm to 9 pm. Due to the number of visitors on Target Free Third Fridays, we suggest leaving strollers at home or in the car. Thank you.

Mini Caterpillar Monday

Monday, March 20 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

It’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day at MCM, and it’s time to celebrate everything Eric Carle with our birth to five year old guests.   Smell, touch and taste the fruits the caterpillar munches through during the week, jump, stretch, balance like the animals in Head to Toe, make pancakes from Pancake, Pancake and sing-along and learn the days of the week with Today is Monday.

Weekly Programs

Mini MONDAYS

Every Monday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Join your Mini Monday team all day every Monday, for a program full of play-based activities specifically designed for children from birth to five. With no school group visits on Mondays, we ensure a safe, quieter and fun environment for your little ones to explore and enjoy.
“The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” – Erik H. Erikson

MEET OUR STUDIO ARTISTS

Art Studio Open Daily
12:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Come on in to our art studio, and join our studio artists in creating hands-on art projects. Use your imagination and creativity, while exploring this month’s art subject, COLOR. These art projects are fun for all ages. The Art Studio is open every day. During busy times, the Studio doors open every half hour, for about 20 visitors (adults included!). Occasionally the Art Studio may be closed during the day for cleaning or to set up a new activity. Otherwise, drop by at any time, and stay as long as you like!

MEET OUR MCM PLAYERS

Play, Learn Imagine and Create with our in-house theatrical troupe, the MCM Players. Join this wacky team for interactive story times, dance parties, shows and more. It’s bound to be a blast!

Activities - Tuesday thru Sunday

Meet the Artists | Art Studio

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
All children are welcome to learn and be inspired by women artists. We will be using MIXED MEDIA to create inspired and creative pieces that celebrate women in art. Get ready to go Polka Dot wild, use circles to make vibrant colorful scenes, and make your very own flower garden

Lego Challenge | Kidscape Village

11:30 am
See what masterpieces you can build with our Legos

Story Time | Baptist Classroom

12:30 pm: Weekdays Only
Enjoy some of our favorite stories written by Laura Numeroff, Julia Donaldson, and other talented female authors.

Show Time | Auditorium

12:30 pm & 4:00 pm: Weekends Only
Enjoy performances by our MCM Players!

Meet the Musicians | Baptist Classroom

1:30 pm

Learn about great artists that changed the face of music, and make music of your own.

Dance Party! | Castle of Dreams

2:00 pm
Move and groove with our best dancers here at MCM.

Meet the Scientist | Sid the Science Kid Exhibit

3:30 pm

Learn about these incredible female scientists, and see what you can discover in these fun experiments.

Meet the Athletes | Baptist Children's Hospital Health and Wellness Center

4:30 pm

Practice your athletic abilities, and compare yourselves to some of these greats.

MCM in the Community

Here is a list of upcoming events that Miami Children’s Museum will be participating in:

Please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org for more details on March programming.

Miami Children’s Museum is located on Watson Island at 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132.

To contact the Museum, please call 305.373.KIDS (5437) or to reach us via fax, dial 305.373.KID1 (5431).