All Aboard and Anchors Aweigh! Experience a tropical adventure as Carnival Cruise Line unveils the newly renovated Upper Deck as part of its permanent Cruise Ship exhibit at Miami Children’s Museum (MCM). Grab your lei and join Miami philanthropist Tracy Mourning, on a “Tropical Mini Monday” as she unveils the enhanced new space at 11am on Monday, July 17. Be the first to explore the Museum’s latest renovated exhibit and enjoy tropical music, Dr. Seuss Storytime, a part of Carnival’s exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, create portraits of paradise in our art studio and much more!
The newly renovated Carnival Upper Deck includes exciting interactive components such as: a realistic model of a Navigational Control Station; a Lego table where children will be able to build a ship based off a ship model; a Destination Wall featuring the different ports that Carnival sails to; a Dr. Seuss Bookville family reading area; Cruise Ship artifacts and a 32 ft. I-Wall that allows users to get an in depth look at various areas of the ship.
“Carnival Cruise Line has been a dedicated partner of the Children’s Museum since we opened,” says Deborah Spiegelman, CEO and Executive Director of Miami Children’s Museum. “How many museums host a two-level Carnival Cruise Ship large enough to climb aboard and participate in many fun and educational activities including the latest technology as well as hands on interactive experiences for children and families? Carnival made that possible and their new renovations only add to the allure of the experience.”
”We’re very excited to unveil this enhanced Carnival-themed space at Miami Children’s Museum which has provided both the young and the young at heart an opportunity to learn more about our company and industry,” said Sarah Beth Reno, Carnival’s vice president of entertainment. “Miami has been our home since the beginning and Carnival has been a supporter for Miami Children’s Museum for nearly 35 years and it’s a great honor to continue to work with this outstanding organization in providing our youth with fun educational opportunities that showcase our community,” she added.
Carnival’s renovated Upper Deck permanent exhibit will open at Miami Children’s Museum 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami on Monday July 17. Entrance to the exhibit is included with regular Museum admission which is $20 for adults and children, $15 for Florida Residents, free for children under 1 year and admission for MCM Members is complimentary. For more information, please contact the Museum at 305.373.KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
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 realize 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, parent/teacher resource center, 200-seat auditorium and outdoor exhibits, including a new playground. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; Kid Smart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the museum, please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
About Carnival Cruise Line
Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line, part of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is “The World’s Most Popular Cruise Line®” with 25 ships operating three- to 16-day voyages to The Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England, Bermuda, Europe, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Two 133,500-ton Vista class ships are currently scheduled for delivery – Carnival Horizon in 2018 and an as-yet-unnamed vessel in 2019. Additionally, two new 180,000-ton ships are scheduled to enter service in 2020 and 2022.