Miami Children’s Museum, with the support of KaBOOM! and Target Corporation, will open a new play area on Sunday, August 18th at 11AM at The Bethel Church, 14440 Lincoln Blvd, in the Richmond Heights community of South Florida. The church provides weekly religious services and is open to everyone in the community. The church also owns several houses located around the perimeter of the space that it provides to the community as transitional housing for those in need. Installing a Play Everywhere play space provides the children living in these transitional houses with much needed fun filled with endless hours of opportunities for play. The play space includes an area filled with colorful sidewalk games, landscaping to beautify the space and picnic tables to create an inviting area where families can come together and will serve about 750 kids annually.
“There is nothing like this within the area and the Museum is excited to provide a space for the children of our South Florida community to play, learn, imagine and create with the support of KaBOOM! and Target” said Deborah Spiegelman, CEO/Executive Director of Miami Children’s Museum.
“Play is an essential part of childhood, and we’re thrilled that kids and families in this community will have another great, safe space to play,” said Jen DeMelo, Director of Programs & Operations at KaBOOM!. “This new project will help make play possible even during unexpected, everyday activities for kids who need it most. We are grateful to our partner Target and the local community for helping kids get the childhood they deserve through play.”
Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. We have 17 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 through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Through arts and educational programs, the Museum 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.