Events Calendar

August 2017 | Art Month!

Special Events

Rainbow Families Day

Sunday, August 6 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

LGBT-led families and families with gender non-conforming children are encouraged to participate in a variety of fun activities. Create a painting that showcases what makes your family special, and add your piece to our collaborative Rainbow Mosaic art project. Enjoy a special story time, and participate in an energetic dance party! Take a fancy family portrait, and watch an original show by the MCM Players.

Sensory Saturday

Saturday, August 12 | 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 activities, such as bubble painting, 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.

Japanese Immersion Day

Saturday, August 12| 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn about Japan with the Japanese Consulate! Create traditional ikebana flower arrangements, make an origami sculpture, and practice writing your name in Japanese. Try to paint a traditional black ink painting and enjoy some traditional fairytales in our Story Time.

Target Free Third Friday

Friday, August 18 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thanks to the generosity of Target Corporation, visitors can roam the Museum free of charge, every third Friday of each month, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Due to the number of visitors on Target Free Third Fridays, we suggest leaving strollers at home or in the car.

Please note hours for Target Free Third Friday have changed, it will now be from 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm. 

Back to School Bash

Saturday, August 19 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

School is almost here! Get your brain waves working with some fun activities to help you start the year on the right foot. Decorate your own pencil case, get creative in our Art Studio, and participate in a backpack relay race. Practice your science skills in a fun experiment, and enjoy performances based on children’s literature by our MCM Players.

 

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.

“The playing adult steps sideward into another reality; the playing child advances forward to new stages of mastery.” – Erik H. Erikson

 

 August 21 | Mini Solar Monday

Join us for a viewing party to see this rare occurrence of the solar eclipse! Receive special glasses to see the sun safely, and create a sun and moon to mimic the eclipse on your own. Eclipse Viewing Party from 1:30-4:00 pm, the first 150 guests at the activity will receive Solar Sunglasses.

Weekly Programs

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.“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 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, COLLAGES. 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

Collaborative Creations | Art Studio

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

This month we will be creating a giant collaborative mosaic! Decorate your square and add it to this larger masterpiece.

Prehistoric Sand Exploration | Kidscape Village

12:30 pm

We will bring out our sand box full of kinetic sand! Children can mold, sculpt, and build their own creations!

Paint Play | Art Gallery

3:30 pm

Get a little messy while creating your own masterpieces with a varied selection of brushes (or even hands!).

Wacky Wearable Art | Kidscape Village

4:00 pm

Inspired by Nick Cave’s sound suits, create a hat, vest, or jewelry piece that will jingle, jangle, clink, and clank.

Meet Dr. Fin | Dino Island

11:00 am & 3:00 pm (Weekends Only)

Ask our oldest member of Dino Island time, life and evolution.

Show Time: Dino Island Tours | Dino Island

12:30 pm & 4:30 pm  (Weekends Only)

Join our MCM Players in an interactive, fun-filled adventure in our newest exhibit.

Interactive Story Time | Auditorium

2:00 pm (Weekends Only)

Watch our favorite children’s stories come to life or enjoy an original production with our MCM Players.

MCM in the Community

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

Saturday, June 10

MCM Player’s Performance of Building Noise

Miami Lakes Library | 11:00 am

 

Wednesday, June 15

Pirate Island Exhibit Opening

The Frank at Pembroke Pines City Center | 11:00 am

 

September 2017 | Hispanic Heritage Month!

Special Events

DWNTWN Art Days

September 8 – 11 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Downtown Miami Art Days. This year, we will be completing a large dinosaur sculpture! Contribute to this fun project collaging your own dinosaur and adding it our dinosaur’s body.

Sensory Saturday

Saturday, September 9 | 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.

MiChiMu's Birthday Fiesta

Saturday, September 16 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

It’s a birthday celebration! Come celebrate another great year at Miami Children’s Museum for our mascot MiChiMu’s birthday. We’ll have games, balloon twisting, and face painting. Join us for several special performances of Juana La Iguana, a playful piñata, fun with a Mariachi band, and, of course, birthday cake!

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Juana la Iguana

Kick off Hispanic Heritage Month special bilingual performances by Juana La Iguana: The Musical, El Misterio de las Notas Musicales! Juana la Iguana and her friends embark on a fun adventure to look for missing musical notes. They challenge the villainous Tapirote, the pirate, to return his booty. Juana and the kids suspect he has hidden it somewhere. They will travel through sea, air and land chasing Tapirote to return the missing notes to the pentagram, the five lines where the music notation live. As each musical note returns to its place, music, including the best children’s songs, comes back, bringing magic and fun to the world. Juana la Iguana shows children the importance of music, friendship, and inclusion, while teaching them about Hispanic culture through songs. Don’t miss the show coming exclusively to MCM! The dates are:

Saturdays, September 9 | 3:30 and 5:00 pm

Friday, September 15 | 5:00 and 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 16 |12:00 and 2:00 pm

Sunday, September 17 | 12:00 and 2:00 pm

Target Free Third Friday

Friday, September 15 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thanks to the generosity of Target Corporation, visitors can roam the Museum free of charge, every third Friday of each month, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Due to the number of visitors on Target Free Third Fridays, we suggest leaving strollers at home or in the car.

Please note, Target Free Third Fridays hours have changed. Hours will now be 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm beginning July 2017.

Weekly Programs

Mini Mondays

Every Monday
10:00 am to 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.

“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

Please excuse us as our Art Studio will be closed for renovations this month. We are excited to open with new and exciting programming in October 2017!

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

Prehistoric Sand Play | Kidscape Village

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

We will bring out our sand box full of kinetic sand! Children can mold, sculpt, and dig up fossils!

Story Time | Baptist Children's Hospital Health and Wellness Classroom

12:30 pm

Enjoy some of our favorite stories read by our talented storytellers.

Makers Play | Kidscape Village

1:00 pm and 4:30 pm 

Use your hands, minds, and imagination to create handmade treasures. Guatemalan worry dolls and Mexican piñatas are just some of the crafts we’ll be creating!

Instrument Exploration

11:30 am (Weekends)

Explore a variety of different instruments that are a big part of Hispanic culture. Play different rhythms and make music with some new friends.

Show Time | Juana la Iguana: The Musical; El Misterio de la Notas Musicales

Saturdays, September 9 | 3:30 and 5:00 pm

Friday, September 15 | 5:00 and 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 16 | 12:00 and 2:00 pm

Sunday, September 17 | 12:00 and 2:00 pm

Show Time | Dino Island Tours

11:00 am, 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm (Weekends Only)

Join our MCM Players in an interactive, fun-filled adventure in our newest exhibit.

Limited space available at each show. Tickets are required for entry and will be given out at the front desk. 

MCM in the Community

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

  • Saturday, September 9 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm: The Children’s Trust Family Expo at the Miami Dade County Fair & Expo Center
  • Saturday, September 9 – 10:00 am: ArtsLaunch2017 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts