Events Calendar

January 2017 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Health Month: Jump into 2017!

Special Events

New Year's Day

Sunday, January 1st
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
If you stayed up too late, watching the ball drop, don’t worry! You’re invited to join us and kick off 2017 IN YOUR PAJAMAS! Start the new year off in the best way possible with an active game of balloon volleyball and a healthy cooking session! Set up your resolutions and design a calendar to keep yourself organized. Show up in your PJs and receive a special prize!

MCM opens to the public at 12:00pm

Sensory Saturday

Saturday, January 14th
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, 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. MCM opens to the public at 11:00 am.

Target Free Third Friday

Friday, January 20th
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.

Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, January 21st
10
:00 am – 6:00 pm
Jump, skip, and hop into the New Year with games, activities, and entertainment that will get you moving, learning and living healthier! Learn some great cooking tips in our healthy cooking sessions, and practice your yoga moves. Meet a pediatrician and see how fun checkups can be. Learn the benefits of laughter through our comical stage performances, and release your creativity in our Art Studio.

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, PAINTING. 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
We’ll bring out our sand box full of kinetic sand! Mold, sculpt and build your own creations!

Active Art | Art Studio

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Come into the Art Studio and explore this month’s theme of PAPER. Use your creativity and curiosity to explore all the possibilities that lay within paper. Create gravity defying mobiles, learn about physics and the effects the forces around us can have on the art we make, and use your own movements to create original one-of-kind pieces.

Story Time | Baptist Classroom

12:00 pm: Weekends | 12:30 pm: Weekdays
Enjoy some of our favorite stories read by our talented storytellers.

Fitness Fun Challenge | Baptist Children's Hospital Health and Wellness Center

1:00 pm
With the spin of the wheel, complete different fitness challenges and answer healthy trivia to win a prize!

Show Time | Auditorium

1:30 pm & 4:30 pm: Weekends Only
Enjoy performances by our MCM Players based on our favorite children’s books.

Dance Party! | Castle of Dreams

3:00 pm
Move and groove with our best dancers here at MCM.

Shop 'til You Drop | Publix Supermarket

3:30 pm
Race against the clock and fill your cart with the healthiest food!

Spectacular Sports

4:00 pm
Play these mini versions of our favorite sports.

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).

February 2017 - CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Black History Month

Special Events

Sid the Science Kid Traveling Exhibit - OPENING

Saturday, February 11th
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 11th
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 14th
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 18th
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 25th
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
Enjoy some of our favorite stories read by our talented storytellers.

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.

Show Time! | Auditorium

2:00 pm and 4:00 pm (Weekends Only)
Enjoy original performances by our MCM Players based on our favorite children’s books.

Dance Party | Castle of Dreams

3:00 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).