Events Calendar

December 2018 | Season of the Arts Month!

Special Events

Season of the Arts | Theater Special

Saturday, December 1 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Learn all about the performing arts with our Miami Children’s Museum Theater Troupe. Watch a variety of original interactive stage performances, inspired by our museum exhibits and some of our favorite picture storybooks. These lively, energetic shows will get you singing, dancing, and laughing!  Don’t miss our meet and greet with the actors to find out all about the theatre arts.

Hanukkah Celebration

Sunday, December 2 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrate Hanukkah with us as we roll eight days into one! Start the day off with PJ Library at 10:30 am for a special story time, menorah making, and tasty marshmallow dreidels. (PJ Library is a local library serving Jewish children and their families.) Then, join the Musical Maggid at 12:30 pm for a special interactive music session. Learn how to play the dreidel game, and make Hanukkah-themed “yarn bombs” in our Art Studio.

'Tis the Season Sensory Friendly Saturday

Saturday, December 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 therapists, speech pathologists, or ABA therapists.

To receive a social story booklet, please RSVP to sensorysaturday@miamichildrensmuseum.org or call (305) 373-5437 ext. 126. The Museum opens to the public at 11:00 am.

Season of the Arts | Symphony Special

Saturday, December 9 | 12:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore music and ways to create music in everyday life. Decorate musical bracelets, and enjoy a musical story time. Come hear a brass quintet of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba as Fellows of the New World Symphony showcase music in the holiday spirit. There will be songs like Jingle Bells, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Sleigh Ride, and other classical tunes. Join us for an Instrument Petting Zoo, where children (and parents!) have the opportunity to interact hands-on with those brass instruments. No experience necessary!

Mini Merry Monday

Saturday, December 10 | 12:00 am – 4:00 pm

‘Tis the season to be Merry! It’s the beginning of the Holiday season, it’s starting to get “chilly” and it’s time to come together as a Mini Mondays community for Mini Merry Monday.  Come meet Santa at 11:30 am and 4:30 pm, join New World Symphony Musicians from 11:00 am-12:00 pm, listen to our carolers, paint some icy snow flakes and cook some delicious latkes.  Dress festive!

Mini Mondays is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers

Season of the Arts | Opera Special

Saturday, December 15 | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and explore the world of opera with Florida Grand Opera through hands on activities, live performances, interactive experiences, and the thrill of live theater. Florida Grand Opera brings all the aspects of opera to life both in front of and behind the curtain.  Our activities have something for everyone: stage make up, set design, and of course singing! To make this day a memorable experience, a live performance of a family-friendly opera will conclude the day.

Free Third Friday

Friday, December 21 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

 

Season of the Arts | Ballet Special

Saturday, December 22 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join Dimensions Dance Theatre of Miami on an interactive behind-the-scenes journey through the art of ballet! Pose for a photo with a professional ballerina, take a dance class with our dancers, pass by our “touch and explore” dancer’s tool table, become part of a choreographic team by helping to create an original dance, and dress up in our costume pieces (or bring your own!) to join us on stage for a special family-fun ballet performance featuring excerpts from “The Nutcracker” at the end of the day.

Meet Santa Claus

December 22 – December 24 | 11:00 am & 3:00 pm

Santa will be visiting the Museum! Stop by, say “hello”, and tell him what you would like for Christmas. Parents, bring your cameras for some great picture opportunities!

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration

Monday, December 31 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

3, 2, 1, HAPPY NEW YEAR! Ring in the New Year (a few hours early) with a countdown and our biggest and best balloon drop yet surrounded by confetti! Toast to the New Year with our apple juice “champagne”, and dress up for the occasion with our accessory giveaways (while supplies last).  After the balloon drop, stick around for fun activities to help you continue the celebrations during the nighttime. (Make sure to arrive by 11:30 am for the balloon drop at noon!)

Please note: the Museum will be closing at 4:00 pm.

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  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

Special Mini Monday: Mini Merry Monday | December 10 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Mini Mondays is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers

MEET OUR STUDIO ARTISTS

Art Studio Open Daily | 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm (weekdays) | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekends)

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. 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 MIAMI CHILDREN'S MUSEUM THEATER TROUPE

Play, Learn, Imagine and Create with our in-house Theater Troupe! 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 Play | Kidscape Village

11:30 am 

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

 

Holiday Yarn Bomb | Art Studio

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm (weekdays) | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekends)

Learn about the latest street art form in the Studio this month. We’ll be using yarn to wrap, braid, and weave around different objects. Create a shape, cover it with yarn, and it add it to our Yarn Bomb display!

 

Story Time | Auditorium

12:30 pm (weekdays only)

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

Sandblasting Workshops | Art Studio

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (weekends | weekdays by request)

Join us for a sandblasting workshop to make your own frosted glass souvenir. $8-$10 per glass item.

 

Show Time: The Lost Pirates | Auditorium

12:30 pm and 4:00 pm (weekends only)

Three Captains are washed up on Watson Island after a gigantic storm.  Watch them battle it out through sword fighting, rock-paper-scissors, song and an epic rap battle to decide who becomes captain of this here island.

Maker's Play: Ornament Making | Maker's Space, Art Gallery

1:30 pm and 4:30 pm

Construct a special ornament this holiday season by creating wire designs or by exploring the art of wood burning.

Sensory Winter Wonderland | Baptist Children's Hospital Health and Wellness Classroom

3:00 pm 

It’s too hot in Miami, so we’re bringing the snow here! Create your own fluffy snow, explore some chilly sensory bins, and watch snowflakes fall in our calming bottles.

MCM in the Community

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

Miami Children’s Museum’s Art Kids at Art Basel | December 5 – December 9

Are you taking your children to Basel this year? Bring them to Miami Children’s Museum’s Art Kids from Wednesday, December 5 – Sunday, December 9. They can play and explore different types of visual art forms while you explore the Convention Center (or stay and make art together!).

Art Basel Admission Prices Apply

Address: Miami Beach Convention Center:  1901 Convention Center Dr. Miami Beach, FL 33139

RSVP with arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org.

 

 

January 2019 | Healthy Kids Month!

Special Events

New Year's Day

Tuesday, January 1 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

MiChiMu opens to the public at 12:00 pm – we’ll be hanging in our PJs, you should come in yours too!

Healthy Kids Day

Saturday, January 5 | 11:00 am – 4:00 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, practice your yoga moves, and see how important doctor visits are with our dolly checkups. Learn the benefits of laughter through our comical stage performances, and release your creativity in our Art Studio.

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Saturday, January 12 | 9:00 am – 11:00 pm

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 therapists, speech pathologists, or ABA therapists.

To receive a social story booklet, please RSVP to sensorysaturday@miamichildrensmuseum.org or call (305) 373-5437 ext. 126. The Museum opens to the public at 11:00 am.

Mini Healthy Monday

Monday, January 14 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

It’s the Monday before Thanksgiving and the Mini Mondays’ team has prepared a special Fall and Thanksgiving program just for your little ones. Compete in our fourth annual Turkey Trot, prepare your Thanksgiving Day apple sauce during Cooking Play, dive into our Sensory Play full of leaves, cinnamon and pumpkins, and watch a theater performance.  Come dressed for the season!

Mini Mondays is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Free Third Friday Presented by Baptist Health South Florida

Friday, January 18 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thanks to the support of Baptist Health South Florida, every third Friday of each month, visitors can roam the Museum free of charge. Due to the number of visitors on Free Third Fridays, we suggest leaving strollers at home or in the car. Thank you.

One Day Camps

When kids are out of school, bring them to Miami Children’s Museum to play, learn, image and create! Join us as we explore new places and celebrate different cultures through original and fun activities.

Ages PreK4 – 5th Grade | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • Friday, January 18
  • Monday, January 21

For more information, click here!

To register, please contact Yanet at yanet@miamichildrensmuseum.org or 305-373-5437 ext.112

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

Featured: Monday, January 14 | Mini Healthy Monday

Mini Mondays is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers

MEET OUR STUDIO ARTISTS

Art Studio – open daily | 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Come on in to our art studio, and join our studio artists in creating hands-on art projects. 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 MUSEUM THEATER TROUPE

Play, Learn Imagine and Create with our Museum Theater Troupe. 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 box of kinetic sand!

Sand Art Zen Gardens | Art Studio

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm (weekdays) | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm (weekends)

Come into the Art Studio and explore the medium of SAND. We will be discovering how colors and movement can help express and manage our emotions.

Story Time | Baptist Health and Wellness Classroom

12:30 pm (weekdays only)

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

Sandblasting Workshops | Art Studio

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm (weekends) | Weekdays, upon request

Join us for a sandblasting workshop to make your own frosted glass keepsakes.

Please note, each glass item is $8 – $10. 

Makers Play: Things That Move | Makers Space Art Gallery

1:30 pm & 4:30 pm

For Healthy Kids Month, we’re focusing on projects that move and get us moving! Construct catapults, slides, or anything that MOVES.

Active Play | Baptist Health and Wellness Gallery

3:00 pm 

Let’s get moving! See how exercise can be fun by participating in a sports game or a special physical challenge.

MCM in the Community

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

Check back for events that MiChiMu will be participating in.