Hang on to your hats and watch out for the Cat in the Hat as Miami Children’s Museum and The Children’s Trust commemorate one of the world’s greatest children’s book authors with a week-long virtual celebration, culminating in a drive-thru birthday bash on Saturday, March 6, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Visit the Museum’s website or social media platforms from Tuesday, March 2 – Saturday, March 6 for an extravaganza of Seussical fun for everyone. Miami Children’s Museum and The Children’s Trust, in partnership with Florida Dairy Farmers, PNC Bank, and Molina Healthcare, will be honoring Dr. Seuss’s wonderful contributions to literacy by providing the community with accessible digital resources including storytellings from celebrity readers, musical and theatrical performances from the Museum’s Theatre Troupe, and how-to activities like how to make Green Eggs & Ham and more.
The week-long literacy celebration will culminate on Saturday, March 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Dr. Seuss’s 117th Drive-Thru Birthday Bash. The first 500 families will receive various birthday goodies like sweet treats and fun trinkets, along with a take-home kit filled with items that will encourage reading such as books, pencils, and notebooks. The drive-thru will also feature special appearances by the Cat in the Hat and other Dr. Seuss characters. Children and families are invited to participate in this free community drive-thru event to engage in a safe family-centric outing that will reinforce elements of literacy.
This event is set up to be a contactless drive-thru. There will be birthday family packs for up to 500 families on a first come first served basis. Cars must enter the drive to the Museum from the old A1A and form a line. Guests must stay in their cars at all times and when it is their turn, pull up to the distribution point with their windows closed and trunk open. After distribution is complete, they can exit the facility. No walk-ups will be allowed. Rain or shine.
While Miami Children’s Museum’s galleries are temporarily closed to the public due to current Covid-19 restrictions, it remains dedicated to serving the community and fulfilling its mission, both in person and online through its Museum at Home program. This will be the sixth complimentary community drive-thru event the Museum has hosted since its temporary closure in March 2020. For more information about Miami Children’s Museum call (305) 373-KIDS (5437) or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Though its galleries are temporarily closed, Miami Children’s Museum’s exciting “Museum at Home” online program continues to bring all the experiences of the Museum to the safety and comfort of one’s own home. Among the ways to access the program and participate are:
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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 17 interactive galleries and houses 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 being 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 through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 17 galleries, classrooms, a 200-seat auditorium and outdoor exhibits, including two playgrounds. The Museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; a 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. The Museum is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, The Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida; with the support of 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 City of Miami.