Events Calendar

February 2020

Special Events

Sensory Friendly Saturday

Saturday, February 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 FREE ADMISSION and 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 Valentine's Day

Monday, February 10 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Love is in the air and it’s time to celebrate the love you and your mini one have for each other on Mini Valentines Monday.  Decorate cards in our Art Studio, cook with love during Cooking Play, dance hand in hand to the music of Dance Play and simply spend quality time together.  Don’t forget to wear red and hearts!

Mini Mondays is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Engineer It Weekend!

February 15 – February 17 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm 

Celebrate National Engineer’s Week with a fun-filled weekend full of STEAM activities. Work together to make marble roller coasters, create your own bots, and join the Miami Dade College’s Maker Lab for an engaging activity with 3D printing on Saturday and Sunday.

Free Third Friday Presented by Baptist Health South Florida

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

Thanks to the support of Baptist Health South Florida, every third Friday of each month, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 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!

Leap Year Day

Saturday, February 29 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s here! The day that only comes every 4 years, LEAP DAY! We’ll be practicing our physical skills in our Leaping Obstacle Course, making frog origami in our Maker Space, and transforming ourselves into frogs in our Art Studio. Get your senses going with our sensory bin play, and learn a little bit about leaping critters in a fun science experiment.

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 Valentine’s Monday | February 10

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. 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 Exploration | Castle of Dreams

11:30 am

Children can mold, sculpt, and build their own creations in our box of kinetic sand!

Celebrate Black History Month: El Anatsui | Art Studio

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

We’re celebrating Black History Month in the Art Studio this month by creating work inspired by artist El Anatsui. Use buttons, bottle caps, paper, and wire to link objects together creating an interesting connected mixed media art piece.

Sandblasting Workshops | Art Studio

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm 

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

Story Time | Health and Wellness Classroom

12:30 pm (weekdays only)

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

Show Time | Auditorium

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

Sensory Play | Health and Wellness Classroom

1:30 pm 

Explore the senses of sight and touch with some seasonal light play and sensory bin explorations.

Makers Play | Art Gallery Maker Space

3:00 pm

Use your hands and minds to create something spectacular using various tools and materials.

Active Play | Health and Wellness Classroom

4:30 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 to see where we’ll be visiting this month!

March 2020

Special Events

Dr. Seuss’ 4-day Extravaganza! Dr. Seuss’ 116th Birthday

Saturday & Sunday, March 7th – 8th   | 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Hop on Pop and come celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday! Enjoy original stage performances, create Truffula trees in our Art Studio, and play with our Seuss-themed sensory bins.

Mini Dr. Seuss Monday

Monday, March 9 | 10:00 am – 6:00 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. Join Florida KidCare for a special workshop, visit with Baptist Health, and learn from other healthy resources. Enjoy the benefits of laughter through our comical stage performances, and release your creativity in our Art Studio.

Sponsored in part by Florida Kidcare.

Sensory Friendly Saturday | New Year, New Sensory Experiences

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

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss, from our mini-est of guests!  That’s right, we are celebrating all things Dr. Seuss Mini Monday style. So join us as we go beyond the pages of Dr. Seuss’ popular books and explore the words and pictures through making green eggs after watching a performance of Green Eggs & Ham, hopping and popping on a room filled with bubble wrap after reading Hop On Pop, balancing like the Cat In the Hat and catching more performances like Battle of the Things and What Was I Scared Of.

Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Party

Tuesday, March 10 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

FREE Admission

Hop on Pop and come to Dr. Seuss’ birthday party! Join us for special celebrity readers and for several original stage performances by our Theater Troupe. Sing Happy Birthday, cut the cake, and enjoy face painting and balloon twisting. Create Truffula tress in our Art Studio, and take pictures with the Cat in the Hat.

Spring into Sensory!

Saturday, March 14 | 9:00a-11:00 am

On the second Saturday of every month, Miami Children’s Museum offers a sensory friendly experience for children with disabilities and their families. Spring is in the air and we’re celebrating by exploring all the sensory delights it brings with it. Explore the Museum in a sensory modified supportive setting with limited admission and sound and lighting adjustments. Speak to various health professional such as occupational therapists, ABA Therapists, and other community professionals. Enjoy a sensory friendly stage performance and participate in a variety of sensory based activities meant to improve your child’s ability to process and regulate sensory information. You’ll also have the opportunity to network with other families. 

 

 To Register for Sensory Saturday email: sensorysaturday@miamichildrensmuseum.org or call (305) 373-5437 ext. 130

Space is limited so register today!

 

Once you have registered you will be sent a Social Story and Museum Sensory Map to prepare for your visit to the Museum!

Music Performance with New World Symphony

Saturday, March 14 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Enjoy an interactive musical performance by the Fellows of New World Symphony.

Free Third Friday Presented by Baptist Health South Florida Friday, March 20th

Friday, March 20 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thanks to the support of Baptist Health South Florida, every third Friday of each month, from 4 pm to 8 pm, 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.

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 10:00 am-6:00 pm 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 Tiger Monday | January 27 | 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. 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 Play | Kidscape Village

11:30 am

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

Sandblasting Workshops | Art Studio Glass Lab

12:30 pm – 4:00 pm (weekdays upon request)

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

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

Story Time | Baptist Health and Wellness Classroom

12:30 pm (Weekdays only)

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

Paper Strips Sculptures | Art Studio

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

Come into the Art Studio and use colored construction paper strips to form your own sculpture. Learn about various folding, rolling, and cutting techniques that will shape your unique sculptures.

Show Time: The Monster's Under My Bed | Auditorium

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

Shrieking and wailing sounds are coming from underneath Max’s bed. A monster, a witch and a pair of pale green pants with nobody inside them are determined to capture Max. But why? Enter if you dare, and discover a new, hilarious and sometimes spooky rock musical by Miami Children’s Museum Theater Troupe.

Sensory Play | Baptist Health and Wellness Classroom

1:30 pm 

Explore the senses of sight and touch with some seasonal light play and sensory bin explorations.

Makers Play | Art Gallery Maker Space

3:00 pm

Use your hands and minds to create something spectacular using various tools and materials.

Active Play | Baptist Health and Wellness Gallery

4:30 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 upcoming events in the community.