AUG 01 – MY GREEN HOME

“My Green Home,” the first of what is scheduled to be major exhibit upgrades at the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM), will debut on Friday, August 1st / 10AM. An interactive exhibit, its goal is to educate children and their families on energy and energy efficiency in and around the home. MCM is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami.

A modern style South Florida home now sits to the right of the entrance to the Kidscape Village entrance in the Museum. It features alternative energy technologies such as solar panels and a wind turbine on its roof. An introductory graphic panel introduces the concept of energy and why it is important to conserve and use alternative and efficient technologies in our homes. The home features a variety of these technologies and emphasizes how changing some of one’s habits at home can also be an important way to conserve energy. The exhibits interactive components allow children a hands on approach to learning important lessons on efficient energy knowledge.

The new “My Green Home” exhibit debuts at Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami Friday, August 1st / 10AM. Entrance to the exhibit is included in each regular admission to the Museum. Admission is $18 for adults and children, $14 for Florida Residents, free for children under 1 year and admission for Members is complimentary. The Museum is open daily from 10AM to 6PM. For more information contact the Museum at 305.373.KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.

 

The Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. They have 14 interactive galleries as well as housing many exciting and fun traveling exhibits. Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, MCM seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.