Events Calendar

June 2017 | Dinosaurs Month!

Special Events

Sensory Saturday

Saturday, June 10 | 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.

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, June 16 | 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.

Dino Island Exhibit Opening

Saturday, June 17| 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for a roarin’ good time as we open our newest traveling exhibit! Dig for dinosaur eggs, and sort through bones. Be an archaeologist in our scavenger hunt, and create your own salt dough fossils. Enjoy original performances by our MCM Players, and ask a question to our oldest dino.

Father's Day

Sunday, June 18 | 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Calling all dads! Join us for a day full of fun and exciting activities that will bring you and your child together as a team. Play in our Daddy and Me Obstacle Course, and help your little one create a “SuperDad” mask! Participate in our Picnic Party and our special “Dad’s Only” Raffle!

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

Featured Mini Monday: Mini Graduation Monday, June 5, 2017

 

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

Dinosaur Designs | Art Studio

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Try to collage a crazy dinosaur or any creation of your liking with an array of materials.

Prehistoric Sand Exploration | Kidscape Village

12:30 pm & 3:30 pm

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

Fun with Fossils | What's New? Gallery

4:00 pm

Examine some real fossils and learn about how these fossils were made.

 

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

12:30 pm  (Weekends Only)

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

Dance Party | Castle of Dreams

2:30 pm (Weekends Only)

Move and groove with our best dancers here at MCM.

Show Time | Auditorium

4:30 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

 

July 2017 | When I Grow Up Month!

Special Events

Independence Day Party

Tuesday, July 410:00 am – 6:00 pm

Celebrate our nation’s birthday by wearing your red, white and blue. Come and pop balloon fireworks, and sign the Declaration of Independence with your hand print. Play with giant bubbles and cool off with some delicious watermelon!

Sensory Saturday

Saturday, July 8 | 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.

The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Fest

Saturday, July 8 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Together with the Creative Kitchen, we will be exploring all the benefits of healthy eating. Try to win prizes in our scavenger hunt, and enjoy healthy cooking demonstrations. Race against the clock in an exciting grocery game, decorate a healthy hat, and create a still-life fruit drawing in our Art Studio.

National Ice Cream Day

Sunday, July 16 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

It’s hot this summer, so we’re cooling down with some ice cream! Satisfy your cravings with a free ice cream from the Florida Dairy Farmers. Join us in an array of crafts that will stimulate your sweet tooth and the senses.

Target Free Third Friday

Friday, July 21 | 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 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.

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

When I Grow Up: Career Day

Saturday, July 22 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Does your child have dreams of being a life-saving firefighter or surgeon? Come for our career day and let your little one discover what job options are available for when they grow up. Your child will meet knowledgeable people who work in popular fields such as medicine, animal care, entertainment, arts, public safety, and more who will guide them through a day in the life of what could be your child’s future. Don’t miss out on this unique and educational opportunity.

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 Open Daily
10:30 am to 4:00 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

Painter's Playtime | Art Studio

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

This month, join us in discovering the art of painting. Learn about different artists and their styles of painting. Create your own versions of their works or create your own masterpieces.

Sandcastle Construction | Kidscape Village

12:30 pm

Sculpt, build, and even demolish in our big box of kinetic sand. Hard hats not required!

Fun with Fossils | What's New? Gallery

4:00 pm 

Examine some real fossils and learn about how these fossils were made.

Meet Dimitri | What's New? Gallery

4:30 pm (Weekdays) | 11:00 am & 3:00 pm (Weekends)

Ask the oldest member of our Dinosaur Exhibit, Dimitri the Dimetrodon, all your questions and learn about these fascinating creatures.

Show Time | What's New? Gallery

12:30 pm & 4:30 pm (Weekends Only)

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

Kidscape Careers: Doctor Checkups | Baptist Children's Hospital Gallery, 1st Floor

1:00 pm (Weekends Only)
Enjoy performances by our MCM Players!

Interactive Story Time | Auditorium

2:00 pm (Weekends Only)

Watch our favorite children’s stories come to life with our MCM Players.

Sight Word Relay | Baptist Children's Hospital Health and Wellness Center

3:30 pm
Practice spelling simple words in this energizing relay race.

Letter Sculpting | Kidscape Village

4:00 pm
Learn your letters and the basis for writing through hands-on sculpting.

MCM in the Community

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

Saturday, July 22

Dino Exploration

Miami Lakes Library | 11:00 am