NOVEMBER 2020: MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM CELEBRATES NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH VIRTUALLY
November is Native American Heritage Month. Miami Children’s Museum is celebrating all month long… virtually! They have programmed a whole variety of activities that will be available on their website and social media channels through their Museum at Home initiative, that is sure to provide a greater understanding of the Native American experience.
With the help of friends from the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian and the sponsorship of Capital One®, they have curated some really fun, authentic experiences. Check back daily to enjoy stories told by children’s author, Gerald Hausman, and other various creation stories from different cultures around the nation. Learn games from the southwest region, create artwork inspired by contemporary Native American artists, and experiment in the kitchen with a traditional Navajo recipe. Create crafts inspired by the Seminole Tribe of South Florida and use STEM skills to recreate different types of traditional Native American homes. It’s all happening online at Miami Children’s Museum: www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Though temporarily closed to the public, 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.