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Saturday, December 13th

Sensory Saturday (9:00 am - 11:00 am)
Yoga, art, music and other 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 children to explore.

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.

Saturday, December 13th

It's a Tropical Christmas, Charlie Brown!

(11:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Performances at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, & 4:00 pm

He’s a good man, and we know it. Come check out Charlie Brown and the gang as portrayed by our MCM Players in this and heart-warming play.

Enjoy a full day of activities, such as decorating Snoopy's doghouse, making holiday cards, and humming along to the Christmas carols.

Friday, December 19th

Target Free Third Friday (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.

Saturday, December 20th

Polar Express Story Time

(11:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Performances at 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Come one, come all to bear witness to the timeless story of a young boy on his adventure to meet Santa! Enjoy this performance with a delicious holiday beverage. Then, make your own “Miami snow” and create jingly jewelry with sleigh bells.

Sunday, December 21st

Hanukkah Celebration!

(10:00 am - 6:00 pm)
Eight days all rolled into one! Join us for a game of dreidel (a four-sided top), decorate a menorah, and even taste some scrumptious latke. Then, get your groove on with some popular Hanukkah tunes.

Wednesday, December 24th

Tropical Christmas Eve Event

(10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and here at MCM, we had magical moments and fun ‘til the end! Join us for a tropical celebration. Create seashell ornaments and Christmas leis, and meet our sun-kissed Santa. Sing along with our Christmas carolers and more! Please note: the Museum will be closing at 4:00 pm.

Thursday, December 25th

Christmas Day
The Musuem will be closed on this day.

Saturday, December 27th

The Extraordinary Explorers & the Search for Santa
Performances at 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 4:00 pm

Oh no! Santa’s gone missing! Join the search for Santa in our original, interactive theatre performance by our MCM Players.

Sunday, December 28th

Kwanzaa Celebration!

(10:00 am - 6:00 pm)

If you’ve never celebrated Kwanzaa before, now is your chance to experience a joyous extravaganza! MCM will present stories and creative arts & crafts. Join our cooking class with recipes unique to this exciting holiday for you to enjoy.

Wednesday, December 31st

Noon Year's Eve Celebration

(10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

3, 2, 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Well, not quite, but it’s never too early to kick off a fabulous New Year’s celebration. Ring in the New Year (a few hours early) with a countdown, fun crafts, an original MCM Players stage performance, and an unforgettable balloon drop! (Make sure to arrive by 11:30 am for the balloon drop!).



Mini Monday Mornings

Every Monday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Join us for a special time with the littlest members of your family. Mini Monday Mornings are designed for children under three years old to have a quiet time to explore the Museum and enjoy programs made just for them. We will engage all of their senses with painting, sand play, story times, and a puppet show. There will be no school group visits on these mornings.


Art Studio Open Daily
11:00 am to 5:00 pm

(Fridays opens at 12:00 pm)

Teaching artists Daniela and Joan inspire imagination and creativity with one-of-a-kind, hands-on art projects. These art activities are fun for all ages and demonstrate different ways of creating art using color, lines, shapes and patterns.


Create, imagine, and explore with our theatrical troupe, the MCM Players. Join Peter, Dream, Shira, Bree-Anna, and Dina every Saturday this month for spectacular holiday shows. Keep your eyes peeled on weekdays for fun stories told through remarkable readings, puppet shows, and stage performances. Enjoy dance parties and sing-alongs with this talented group. You’ll laugh, dance, and shout with us.



Sand Exploration

10:30 am Ÿ- Sand Castle
We will bring out our sand box full of kinetic sand! Children can mold and sculpt and build their own creations, even a sandy “snowman”!

'Tis the Season

11:00 am to 5:00 pm - Art Studio

(Opens at 12:00 pm on Fridays)

Use creativity & imagination to create masterpieces.

Holiday Wearables

12:30 pm - Teddy Bear Classroom

(Except December 22 - 27)

It’s too hot for fur coats! Make fantastic accessories to wear this holiday season in the sunshine.

Gingerbread Decorating

12:30 pm - Teddy Bear Classroom

(December 22 - 27)

This year, the gingerbread men are on vacation in Miami. Create your own icing and help us decorate these delicious cookies with the best beachwear in town.

Tropical Holiday Decorations

2:30 pm - Kidscape Village

“Beachify” your decorations this year! Add seashells, sand, and other accessories to give your decorations some tropical flair..

Spanish Word Safari

4:30 pm - Kidscape Village

Dora and Diego need your help during these busy holidays. Hunt down these Spanish words for a special prize!


For questions or more information, contact 305.373.KIDS (5437) ext. 100 or ext. 145