Usually the Miami Children’s Museum celebrates the New Year with their popular “Noon Year’s Eve” Celebration thrilling many families with a countdown to a huge balloon drop complete with streamers, noisemakers and hats! But these are different times. And the community’s needs are very different!
So, this year Miami Children’s Museum held a Family Fun Food Distribution Drive-Thru. The Museum recognizes that so many families are in need now more than ever. They partnered with Farm Share, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Susan & Richard Lampen, and Miami Dade County to help South Floridians facing a hungry start to the New Year.
Miami Children’s Museum gave away free grocery packages in a contactless drive-thru to 500 South Florida families in need. Plus, a special treat, the Family Fun Food Distribution also included a New Year’s Eve family fun kit for each family. Each kit included hats, tiaras, noise makers, masks and leis as well as a Firework Slime Activity created by the Museum’s educators and a board game provided by Hasbro’s Gift of Play Program. The goal was to provide everything a family would need to create a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration at home.
Even though our galleries are closed to the public, our formal education programs have been constant both in person and virtually. Miami Children’s Museum offers an exciting “Museum At Home” online program that continues to bring all the experiences of the Museum in the safety and comfort of one’s own home. Access the Program through:
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Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits, programs, classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. The Museum has 14 interactive galleries as well as housing many exciting and fun traveling exhibits. The 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, 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.’
About Miami Children’s Museum
Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to reach their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, and a 200-seat auditorium. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; KidSmart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the museum, please visit our website: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. The Museum is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council.