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Join us on a theatrical, lyrical, artistic and whimsical journey through classic children’s books, art activities, cooking demonstrations, and more. Click the link in each section to visit our YouTube channel and play along with us!

Check back weekly for new books to read, songs to sing, and activities to create!

Blue Corn Mush Recipe | Navajo Cooking | Cooking Class for Kids

Blue Corn Mush Recipe | Navajo Cooking | Cooking Class for Kids

We’re celebrating Native American Heritage Month! Join Ashley, from our public programs team, in the kitchen as she shows you how to make a traditional Navajo recipe, Blue Corn Mush.

Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.

How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet | Story Time for Kids

How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet | Story Time for Kids

Native American origin tales describe how creatures went through difficult life lessons and, with Mother Earth’s help, came to be the animals we know today. Join our friend and story teller, Gerald Hausman as he reads “How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet”.

Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.

Be Kind | Pat Zietlow Miller | Story Time for Kids

Be Kind | Pat Zietlow Miller | Story Time for Kids

What does it mean to be kind? Join Peter and Krystal from our Theatre Troupe to read “Be Kind” by Pat Zietlow Miller and see how small actions can have big outcomes.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

How Horse Got Winged Feet | Story Time for Kids

How Horse Got Winged Feet | Story Time for Kids

What happens when horse wishes he could fly like eagle? Find out in this tale that teaches us about our unique strengths and how we can help each other because of them… and how a little kindness can lead to big changes. Join our friend and story teller, Gerald Hausman as he reads “How Horse Got Winged Feet”.

Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.

The Coyote and Blue Bird | Story Time for Kids

The Coyote and Blue Bird | Story Time for Kids

Join members of our Theatre Troupe for the story of “The Coyote and Blue Bird”. This tale comes to us from the Pima Tribe in Arizona and tells us how the animals got their colors.

Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? | Story Time for Kids

How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? | Story Time for Kids

How do dinosaurs say I love you? Join Diana, from our Theatre Troupe, for our Mini Monday story time to find out how dinos tell their children they love them… even when they misbehave.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Thank You Book | Story Time for Kids

The Thank You Book | Story Time for Kids

This Sensory Friendly Saturday story time is all about giving thanks! Our very own Piggie & Gerald are going to share our adaptation of “The Thank You Book” by Mo Willems. Piggie wants to thank EVERYONE, but Gerald is worried Piggie will forget someone… someone important.

Make Your Own Applesauce | Recipe for Kids | Cooking Class for Kids

Make Your Own Applesauce | Recipe for Kids | Cooking Class for Kids

This Sensory Friendly Saturday we’re celebrating with Thanksgiving themed programming! Join Shea, from our public programs team, as she shows you how to make your own applesauce with this simple recipe for kids. Working with children in the kitchen is a wonderful way for them to explore their senses, boost their confidence, and enhance their fine motor & language skills… all while having fun!

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus | Mo Willems | Story Time for Kids

Don't Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus | Mo Willems | Story Time for Kids

The bus driver has to leave for a little while. Can you watch things for him until he gets back? Just remember… don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! Join Peter from our Theatre Troupe for a reading of one of our favorite Mo Willems books, “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus”.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Knots on a Counting Rope | Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

Knots on a Counting Rope | Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault

Join us as we read “Knots on a Counting Rope” by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault. This beautiful book illustrates the bond between generations and shows children how to be brave in difficult situations.

Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.

How Bat Learned to Fly | Gerald Hausman | Story Time for Kids

How Bat Learned to Fly | Gerald Hausman | Story Time for Kids

How did bat learn to fly? Join storyteller Gerald Hausman for a reading of this folklore, “How Bat Learned to Fly”. Gerald Hausman is author and storyteller of both adult and children’s books. His books have received many awards in the categories of Native America, Mythology, and West Indian culture.

Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.

The Coyote and the Frog People | Story Time for Kids

The Coyote and the Frog People | Story Time for Kids

This month we are celebrating Native American Heritage Month. Join Robert, from our Theatre Troupe, for an ancient tale “The Coyote and the Frog People” that tells the story of how rivers were formed, using watercolor painting.

Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything | Linda Williams | Story Time for Kids

The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything | Linda Williams | Story Time for Kids

Today’s Halloween story time is about a little old lady who was not afraid of anything… until she was! Read along with Peter, from our Theatre Troupe, and join the little old lady on her walk through the woods to see what she encounters in, “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams.

Our virtual Halloween celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins | James Dean | Story Time for Kids

Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins | James Dean | Story Time for Kids

Practice counting with our favorite cool cat, Pete! Join Peter from our Theatre Troupe for this Mini Monday story time of “Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins” by James Dean.

Mini Mondays and our virtual Halloween celebration are sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Make Your Own Light Box | Sensory Friendly Saturday

Make Your Own Light Box | Sensory Friendly Saturday

A Spooky Sensory Friendly Saturday | Saturday, October 10

We love playing with light boxes at the Museum. This calming sensory friendly activity encourages hand eye coordination, creativity, and enhances the exploration of shapes & colors! Join Ashley, from our Public Programs team, to learn how to make your own light box at home. Using only a few items, you can recreate one of our favorite ways to play right in your own home.

Ten Timid Ghosts | Jennifer O'Connell | Story Time for Kids | Sensory Friendly Saturday

Ten Timid Ghosts | Jennifer O'Connell | Story Time for Kids | Sensory Friendly Saturday

A Spooky Sensory Friendly Saturday | Saturday, October 10

Our Theatre Troupe is here to celebrate Halloween with a sensory friendly story time of “Ten Timid Ghosts” by Jennifer O’Connell. Join us as we read along to one of our favorite Halloween books with shadow play!

13 Days of Halloween | Carole Greene | Sing Along for Kids

13 Days of Halloween | Carole Greene | Sing Along for Kids

Our award winning Theatre Troupe is here to help your kids get excited for Halloween! Join us for this sing along to “The Thirteen Days of Halloween” by Carole Greene and see what “my good friend gave to me” on each of these spooky days.

Our virtual Halloween celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson | Sing Along for Kids

Room on the Broom | Julia Donaldson | Sing Along for Kids

Join our Theatre Troupe for this sing along to one of our favorite Halloween book’s, “Room on the Broom” by Julia Donaldson. See what happens when a witch looses her hat, bow, & wand… who finds them… and what they want in return!

Our virtual Halloween celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Learn to Count | Sing Along for Kids

Learn to Count | Sing Along for Kids

Bree-Anna and Peter from our award winning Theatre Troupe are here to help your young children learn their numbers… while getting ready for Halloween! Sing along with us as we count to ten in pumpkins (and other not so spooky things).

Mini Mondays and our virtual Halloween celebration are sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

How To Dance Salsa | Dance Lesson for Kids

How To Dance Salsa | Dance Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Diana from our Theatre Troupe is here to teach you and your children the 4 basic steps you need to learn how to salsa! Salsa is an amalgamation of Puerto Rican, Dominican and Cuban dances that were popular in the ballrooms and nightclubs of San Juan and Havana by the end of the 1950s. Have fun moving your body and learning together as a family!

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Learn Different Animals in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Learn Different Animals in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Bree-Anna, from our Theatre Troupe, and two special guests, Nicholas & Noah, to learn how to say different animals in Spanish. Name the animals in English and then in Spanish!

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Legend of the Coqui | Georgina Lazaro | Story Time for Kids

The Legend of the Coqui | Georgina Lazaro | Story Time for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join MiChiMu Theatre Troupe members, Stephon & Krystal, for this legendary story time about Puerto Rico’s iconic coquí frog! See what happens when the queen of the rain forest announces a race to challenge the animals current way of life in, “The Legend of the Coqui” by Georgina Lazaro.

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes | Roseanne Thong | Story Time for Kids

Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes | Roseanne Thong | Story Time for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

This Hispanic Heritage Month inspired story time helps children learn about shapes through some of our favorite objects – and foods! Join Diana from our Theatre Troupe for this special story time of, “Round Is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes” by Roseanne Thong.

Mini Mondays and our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration are sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

How To Dance Cumbia Wepa | Dance Lesson for Kids

How To Dance Cumbia Wepa | Dance Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Diana from our Theatre Troupe as she teaches us how to dance Cumbia Wepa in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! Cumbia is a broad genre that originated in Colombia and Cumbia Wepa incorporates Northern Mexican sounds to it. Have fun learning these steps and getting your body moving to this colorful dance!

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

How To Play the Charango | Music Lesson for Kids

How To Play the Charango | Music Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Robert, from our Theatre Troupe, and a very special guest (and our friend Diana’s uncle), Ralph, to learn how to play the Charango! Have you heard a charango before? This small stringed instrument from the early 18th century can be found in various forms throughout the Andean regions of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, northern Chile and northwestern Argentina. A charango player is called a charanguista. Does it remind you of any other instrument you know?

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Learn the Days of the Week in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Learn the Days of the Week in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Learn how to say the days of the week in Spanish with Peter, our Senior Resident Artist, and a very special friend!

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

How To Dance The Cha Cha | Dance Lesson for Kids

How To Dance The Cha Cha | Dance Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Do you know how to cha-cha? The cha-cha is a fast, rhythmic ballroom dance of Latin American origin with a basic pattern of three steps and a shuffle. Join Diana from our Theatre Troupe as she teaches you and your children this playful dance. 💃

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Los Pollitos Dicen Pio, Pio, Pio | Sing Along for Kids

Los Pollitos Dicen Pio, Pio, Pio | Sing Along for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe members, for this special song that her grown ups used to sing to her when she was little – Los Pollitos Dicen Pio, Pio, Pio 🐤 🐣 🐥 Sing along to this Spanish nursery rhyme and see what a mother hen does for her baby chicks!

Mini Mondays and our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration are sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Warrior 2 Yoga Pose | Exercise for Kids

Warrior 2 Yoga Pose | Exercise for Kids

Go with the flow with Diana & Krystal from our Theatre Troupe!

Yoga benefits children (and adults) by helping you relax and focus, while increasing your brain connectivity. Move your body and breath with this musical yoga how-to featuring the Warrior 2 yoga pose! Learn the pose and then do it anytime, anywhere and with anyone to release energy and get your mind and spirit centered 🙏

This experience was made possible by our friends at Molina Healthcare.

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster | Mo Willems | Story Time for Kids | Bilingual

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster | Mo Willems | Story Time for Kids | Bilingual

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Diana, one of our Theatre Troupe members, for a bilingual reading of one of our favorite Mo Willems books, “Leonardo, the Terrible Monster”! 👾  See what happens when Leonardo tries his best to be scary and why he finds out scaring people isn’t as great as he thought it would be.

Mini Mondays and our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration are sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Cartola | Cooking Class for Kids | Sensory Friendly Saturday

Cartola | Cooking Class for Kids | Sensory Friendly Saturday

Making Sense of Scents | Saturday, September 12

Join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, in the kitchen this Sensory Friendly Saturday to make cartola, a delicious treat from her hometown, made with bananas and fresh white cheese 🍌

Ingredients: 2 Bananas, Butter, Fresh White Cheese, and Molasses

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book | Yuyi Morales | Story Time for Kids | Bilingual

Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book | Yuyi Morales | Story Time for Kids | Bilingual

Making Sense of Scents | Saturday, September 12

This Sensory Friendly Saturday we are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with an extra special story time performance of the book “Just a Minute: A Trickster Tale and Counting Book” by Yuyi Morales. Today’s story time is in English and Spanish!

Arepas Colombianas | Family Cooking Class

Arepas Colombianas | Family Cooking Class

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Diana, one of our Theatre Troupe members, and her abuelo in the kitchen to learn how to make Arepas Colombianas! Arepas are cornmeal cakes that originated hundreds of years ago in a region that now makes up Colombia, Venezuela, and Panama. Traditionally, they were cooked on a pan called a budare, but they can also be grilled, baked, or fried.

Ingredients: Corn Flour, Hot Water, Shredded Cheese, Butter, and Salt

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Learn Your Colors in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Learn Your Colors in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Join Robert, one of our Theatre Troupe members, and a very special guest named Lucia, to learn how to say your colors (or colores) in Spanish! 🌈

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Happy Birthday, MiChiMu!

Happy Birthday, MiChiMu!

September 7 is MiChiMu’s 17 birthday! 🥳

This year’s celebration looks a little different than we’re used to and it has MiChiMu feeling down.

Join us and our Theatre Troupe as we cheer MiChiMu up with some special messages and of course – a dance party! 🎶

Las Mañanitas | Sing Along for Kids | Bilingual

Las Mañanitas | Sing Along for Kids | Bilingual

Today we have a lot to celebrate! It’s Mini Monday, MiChiMu’s 17th Birthday, AND Hispanic Heritage Month!

Join Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, and sing along to “Las Mañanitas” in honor of all three.  🥳  👏    “Las Mañanitas” is a traditional Mexican birthday song sung in Mexico and other Latin American countries at birthday parties, usually early in the morning to awaken the birthday person and before eating cake 🎂

Mini Mondays and our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration are sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Astronaut with a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa | Story Time for Kids

The Astronaut with a Song for the Stars: The Story of Dr. Ellen Ochoa | Story Time for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

“If you have a mission, a dream to explore, but no one like you has achieved it before”… this story is for you!

Today, we’re celebrating “National Read A Book Day” as part of our Hispanic Heritage Month programming. Join Stephon, from our Theatre Troupe, as we learn about Dr. Ellen Ochoa – the first Hispanic woman to go to space in this book by Julia Finley Mosca. 🚀 👩‍🚀 ✨

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

How To Dance Bachata | Dance Lesson for Kids

How To Dance Bachata | Dance Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

Bachata is a style of social dance from the Dominican Republic which is now danced all over the world 💃

In this Hispanic Heritage Month activity, Diana will teach you how to move along to this colorful dance using beats – a fun way to have your kids practice their counting!

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Hand Washing | Demonstration for Kids

Hand Washing | Demonstration for Kids

Are your children washing their hands properly?

Join Nick, a MiChiMu educator, for this fun & educational hand washing demo that shows kids the right way to wash their hands, with a little trick to help remind them how! 🧼

Tata's Tostones | Cooking Class

Tata's Tostones | Cooking Class

Hispanic Heritage Month

Today’s Hispanic Heritage Month activity takes us into the kitchen of Krystal’s abuelita, or grandma, who will show us how to make her famous tostones! Tostones are twice-fried plantain slices commonly found in Latin American and Caribbean cuisine.

Delicioso! ❤️

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Learn How To Count to 10 in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Learn How To Count to 10 in Spanish | Spanish Lesson for Kids

Hispanic Heritage Month

We’re kicking off our virtual Hispanic Heritage Month celebration with a Spanish lesson hosted by Stephon, one of our Theatre Troupe members. Learn how to count to 10 in Spanish with some of our very special friends!

Our Hispanic Heritage Month celebration is sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Barnyard Dance | Sandra Boynton | Story Time for Kids

Barnyard Dance | Sandra Boynton | Story Time for Kids

“Stomp your feet, clap your hands, everyone’s ready for a barn yard dance!” 🐔  🐄  🐴

Join our Theatre Troupe this Mini Monday for a special story time dance party featuring the classic book, “Barnyard Dance!” by Sandra Boynton. Clear some space to bow and twirl along with us and your favorite farm animals!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Warrior 1 Yoga Pose | Exercise for Kids

Warrior 1 Yoga Pose | Exercise for Kids

Get your body moving and grooving with Diana & Krystal from our Theatre Troupe!

Yoga benefits children (and adults) by centering your mind and spirit and strengthening your body. Move your body and breath with this musical yoga how-to featuring the Warrior 1 yoga pose! Learn the pose and then do it anytime, anywhere and with anyone to release energy and get your mind and spirit centered 🙏

This experience was made possible by our friends at Molina Healthcare.

Hair Love | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Hair Love | Mini Mondays | Story Time

This is a story of self-confidence and the love between fathers, daughters, pets, mothers… and hair! Join Stephon, one of our Theatre Troupe members, for a Mini Monday story time of one of our favorite books, “Hair Love” by Matthew Cherry ❤️

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes | Story Time

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes | Story Time

Back to School Bash

Pete & Gus are getting ready for their first day of school! Should Gus be worried? Goodness no!

Join our Theatre Troupe and rock along to our rendition of the popular book by Eric Litwin, “Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes” as part of our virtual Back to School Bash celebration 🚌

Our Back to School Bash programming is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Family Book | Mini Mondays | Story Time

The Family Book | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Families come in all shapes & sizes. Everyone’s family looks a little different, and that’s what makes them special! Join Robert, one of our Theatre Troupe members, for a Mini Monday story time reading of “The Family Book” by Todd Parr. 📖

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Cute Faces | Cooking Class

Cute Faces | Cooking Class

Back to School Bash

Getting kids into the kitchen has numerous benefits! Join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, in the kitchen and let your kids channel their creativity and get excited about healthier options by making cute faces with their food.

Share your creations with us at #MiChiMuAtHome, we love seeing what you come up with!

Our Back to School Bash programming is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Three Little Pigs | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Three Little Pigs | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Do your little ones know the story of the “Three Little Pigs”? Well, this one is a little different.

Join Peter, our Senior Resident Artist, for this hilariously fun rendition of the classic tale with some of our favorite puppets!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Sign Language (ASL) | Lesson

Sign Language (ASL) | Lesson

Sensory Friendly Saturday | Friendship Day | Saturday, August 8

Learn a new language this Sensory Friendly Saturday with Lisa, one of our MiChiMu educators. Sign languages are languages that use the visual-manual modality to convey meaning. In this learning lesson, try out a few phrases like, “Hello, friend!” and “Do you want to play a game?” and learn to communicate in a new way!

Creative Movement Freestyle | Activity

Creative Movement Freestyle | Activity

Sensory Friendly Saturday | Friendship Day | Saturday, August 8

Express yourself through movement this Sensory Friendly Saturday! Join John, one of our MiChiMu educators, for a creative movement workshop. Let your body go with the flow and move to the beat of whatever song you’re listening to, and try out some new moves that you wouldn’t normally try!

Guess the Letter | Activity

Guess the Letter | Activity

Sensory Friendly Saturday | Friendship Day | Saturday, August 8

Guess the letter, shape, or phrase in this touch sensory activity with Lisa, one of our MiChiMu educators! This Sensory Friendly Saturday, try out this activity with your child to help connect their perceptive and physical sensory experiences, it’s also a great calm down activity or maybe even an activity to do before bed.

Wheels on the Bus | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Wheels on the Bus | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

This Mini Monday, join Bree-Anna & Krystal for one of our favorite sing-alongs, “Wheels on the Bus”! 🚌   🎶

Did you know by singing this popular nursery rhyme with your child, you can help them develop interpersonal skills, language acquisition, motor & auditory skills? You can also turn up the fun by adding props for a wheel, or to illustrate other riders on the bus!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Edible Cookie Dough | Cooking Class

Edible Cookie Dough | Cooking Class

Happy National Friendship Day!

Join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, in the kitchen to make edible cookie dough 🍪

If there’s any left over at the end, you can use it to bake cookies and drop them off at a friend’s house to show them you care 🥰

Yoga Flow | Exercise

Yoga Flow | Exercise

Get your body moving with Diana & Krystal from our Theatre Troupe!

Yoga benefits children (and adults) by strengthening focus, memory, self-esteem, academic performance, and reducing anxiety and stress. Today, we’re turning up the fun by adding in some music to… go with the flow!

This experience was made possible by our friends at Molina Healthcare.

Inflating Balloons | Experiment

Inflating Balloons | Experiment

Join John, one of our MiChiMu educators, and explore a chemical reaction that happens when you mix a few simple household ingredients. Get creative and draw a silly face on your balloon 🎈 then see what happens when you fill it with your ingredients.

Was your hypothesis correct?

Materials: Measuring Spoons / Cup, Empty Water Bottle, Funnel (optional), Baking Soda, Vinegar, Balloon and Markers

Don't Push The Button | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Don't Push The Button | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Read along with Stephon, one of our Theatre Troupe members, and her new friend Larry, to “Don’t Push the Button!” by Bill Cotter.

In this classic Mini Monday book, there’s only one rule: DON’T PUSH THE BUTTON. No matter what. Seriously. Don’t even think about it. Deal? (…it does look kind of nice) 😱

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Orchestra Game Show | Activity

Orchestra Game Show | Activity

Join Stephon & Krystal from our Theatre Troupe on a musical journey with their “What’s That Instrument” game show!

What exhibit in the museum do you miss the most? Channel our “Music Makers Studio” exhibit with a game to help your children identify the different instruments that make up an orchestra. 🎼

Good luck & have fun!

Mouse Paint | Mini Mondays | Eng & Spa | Story Time

Mouse Paint | Mini Mondays | Eng & Spa | Story Time

This Mini Monday, join us as we read along to “Mouse Paint” by Ellen Walsh in English and Spanish, and see what happens when three little mice play in jars of paint… and what colors they create! 🎨

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Germs | Experiment

Germs | Experiment

We all know how important it is to wash your hands. Get your kids excited about learning just how important hand washing is with this fun “germ experiment” 🦠  🖐

Join Nick, one of our MiChiMu educators, for this easy project using items found right in your kitchen!

Should I Share My Ice Cream | Story Time

Should I Share My Ice Cream | Story Time

National Ice Cream Day

Join us for a very special story time reading of “Should I Share My Ice Cream” by Mo Willems, in honor of National Ice Cream Day! 🍦

Our National Ice Cream Day celebration is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers and Blue Bell Ice Cream.

Knuffle Bunny | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Knuffle Bunny | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Join Stephon, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to read “Knuffle Bunny”, one of our favorite Mo Willems books! 🐰

This Mini Monday, have your little one grab their favorite stuffy and see what happens when Trixie takes her beloved bunny to the Laundromat.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Dinosaur Dance! | Story Time + Dance Party

Dinosaur Dance! | Story Time + Dance Party

Sensory Friendly Saturday | Summertime Shenanigans | Saturday, July 11

Join our Theatre Troupe this Sensory Friendly Saturday for a special story time reading of Sandra Boynton’s “Dinosaur Dance!” and learn some scientific dance moves from the dinosaurs back in the day!

Whether it’s the Shimmy Shimmy Shake, the Quivery Quake, or the Cha-Cha-Cha, these moves are sure to be DINO-MITE!

Rainbow Water Walking | Experiment

Rainbow Water Walking | Experiment

Sensory Friendly Saturday | Summertime Shenanigans | Saturday, July 11

Learn about capillary action in this visual sensory science experiment with DJ, one of our MiChiMu educators! Capillary action is when a liquid (in this case, water) sticks to paper towels, causing a force that pulls the water up and into the next cup.

Materials: 7 Clear Cups, Water, Food Coloring, 6 Paper Towels

Taekwondo, Warm Ups | Exercise

Taekwondo, Warm Ups | Exercise

Sensory Friendly Saturday | Summertime Shenanigans | Saturday, July 11

Get your body moving this Sensory Friendly Saturday with John, one of our MiChiMu educators, who is also a Taekwondo teacher!

Learn the way of this martial art from Korea, which is characterized by head-height kicks, jumping spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques with kicks and striking above waist height only.

I Got The Rhythm | Sing Along

I Got The Rhythm | Sing Along

No matter how young or old you are, how small or big you are, or what you look like, you have your very own special rhythm inside of you! Join Bree-Anna and our Theatre Troupe as we celebrate everyone’s individuality with “I Got the Rhythm” by Connie Schofield-Morrison. 🎶

From Head To Toe | Mini Mondays | Story Time

From Head To Toe | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Clap your hands, stomp your feet and wiggle your toes with us this Mini Monday as we read Eric Carle’s book, “From Head to Toe”.  👏   👣

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Parfait | Cooking Class

Parfait | Cooking Class

Happy Independence Day

Join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, in the kitchen to make a delicious and healthy red, white and blue dessert 🍨   Everyone is sure to love this easy and festive parfait!

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt | Mini Mondays | Story Time

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt | Mini Mondays | Story Time

“We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We’re not scared.”

Join Peter, our Senior Resident Artist, as we read along to one of our all-time favorite books, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. 🐻

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

This Day In June | Story Time

This Day In June | Story Time

Rainbow Families Celebration

Join Krystal and our friend MX. for a special story time reading of “This Day in June” by Gayle E Pitman in honor of virtual pride parades and our Rainbow Families Celebration 🎉 In a wildly whimsical, validating, and exuberant reflection of the LGBTQ community, this story time welcomes readers to experience a pride celebration and share in a day where we are all united.

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Heather Has Two Mommies | Story Time

Heather Has Two Mommies | Story Time

Rainbow Families Celebration

Join us for a very special story time as we read “Heather Has Two Mommies” by Lesléa Newman with our friend Donnie Piccolo and continue our Rainbow Families Celebration! 🌈 This story time is meant to promote literacy and exploration while highlighting and breaking gender stereotypes.

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Buenas Noches, Luna | Mini Mondays | Eng & Spa | Sing Along

Buenas Noches, Luna | Mini Mondays | Eng & Spa | Sing Along

Join Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, for a special Spanish edition story time! Sing along to, “Buenas Noches, Luna” (or “Goodnight Moon”) by Margaret Wise Brown. 🌜 🎶

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA | Story Time

Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA | Story Time

Happy Father’s Day from Miami Children’s Museum!

Was your baby’s first word… Dada? Grab your father or father figure to join us and celebrate with a special story time reading of “Your Baby’s First Word Will Be DADA” by Jimmy Fallon.

Pink Is For Boys | Story Time

Pink Is For Boys | Story Time

Rainbow Families Celebration

Pink is for boys… and girls… and everyone! 🎀

Join us for a very special story time with our friend and special guest, Marisol, as we read an empowering and educational book that proves that colors are for everyone, regardless of gender. “Pink Is For Boys” by Robb Pearlman, is sweet and simple, yet packs a punch with its powerful message that life is not color-coded! 🌈 

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Paint here, paint there, paint everywhere! This Mini Monday sing along follows the story of a kid whose love for painting takes over everything. Join Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to see what (almost) happens before mom shows up in “I Ain’t Gonna Paint No More!” by Karen Beaumont.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Glow-in-the-Dark Oobleck | Experiment

Glow-in-the-Dark Oobleck | Experiment

Sensory Friendly Saturday | Glow Party | Saturday, June 13

It’s a solid… It’s a liquid… It’s oobleck! Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid that can behave like a solid or liquid, depending on the force being applied to it. It got its name from Bartholomew and the Oobleck, Dr. Seuss’ classic book where a sticky green substance falls from the sky and creates a mess!

This is a sensory friendly science experiment that’s fun for kids and adults alike. Join Max, one of our MiChiMu educators, to make your very own oobleck, then play with the material and discover how it acts differently from a liquid and a solid.

Materials: Bowl, Measuring Cup, Yellow Highlighters, Water, Cornstarch, Gloves, Paper Towels, Black Light Bulb, Lamp, LED Flashlight

Julián Is A Mermaid | Story Time

Julián Is A Mermaid | Story Time

Rainbow Families Celebration

Join us for a very special story time as we read “Julián Is A Mermaid” by Jessica Love 🧜  with our friend Jordan and continue our Rainbow Families Celebration!

This beautiful picture book, about a boy who is flooded with wonder after seeing a group of costumed mermaids, helps introduce young readers to a world of freedom, self-love, and individual expression. ✨  This story time is meant to promote literacy and exploration while highlighting and breaking gender stereotypes.

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Baby Beluga | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Baby Beluga | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

World Oceans Day is June 8!

Celebrate with us as we sing (and read) along with Krystal, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to our rendition of the beloved book, “Baby Beluga” by Raffi.

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

The Lion and the Mouse | Story Time

The Lion and the Mouse | Story Time

“It goes to show, that even though you are small, you can still be a BIG help.”

Aesop’s Fable “The Lion and the Mouse” dates back to ancient times, but the moral of the story always rings true! Join our Theatre Troupe for a special story time rendition of “The Lion and the Mouse”.

Mixed Media Rainbow | Edwin Creates | How-To

Mixed Media Rainbow | Edwin Creates | How-To

Rainbow Families Celebration

Join us during the month of June for a virtual Rainbow Families Celebration featuring playful and inclusive activities that show support for all LGBTQ families! We’re kicking off the celebration with a creative mixed media art project. Join our good friend Edwin Creates, a visual artist and art educator, to make this beautiful rainbow! 🌈

Our Rainbow Families Celebration is made possible with the support of Nordstrom and other contributing partners, including Edwin Creates, Human Rights Campaign, Safe Schools South Florida, and Yes Institute.

Say Something | Story Time

Say Something | Story Time

“The world needs your voice. If you have a brilliant idea… say something! If you see an injustice… say something!”

At Miami Children’s Museum we are committed to leveling the playing field for all children and creating a safe place for children and families to learn and play together. During these unprecedented times, even our youngest children can sense when something is not right or fair, and just like adults, may not be able to express how they are feeling. We encourage you to give your children, your family, your friends, and your colleagues an opportunity to share their feelings. Although we may not be able to stand in someone else’s shoes, we can listen, and encourage others to say something… we can show empathy and that we care… and that may be just what someone needs.

Please join our Theater Troupe for today’s beautiful story time reading of, “Say Something” by Peter H. Reynolds ❤️

– Deborah Spiegelman, CEO/Executive Director

No No Yes Yes | Mini Mondays | Story Time

No No Yes Yes | Mini Mondays | Story Time

Join Peter, our Senior Resident Artist, this Mini Monday as he reads “No No Yes Yes” by Leslie Patricelli to help your children learn what behaviors get a big “YES” or a big “NO”!

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.

Kamishibai | Story Time

Kamishibai | Story Time

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Wrap up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a special Kamishibai story time with Peter, our Senior Resident Artist! Kamishibai, or “paper play”, is a form of Japanese street theatre and storytelling that was popular during the post-war period in Japan until the advent of television in the twentieth century.

Go back in time with this unique form of Japanese storytelling!

Lo Mein | Cooking Class

Lo Mein | Cooking Class

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join Marcilia, our public programs coordinator, in the kitchen to make a delicious & healthy lo mein recipe! Lo mein is a Chinese dish made with egg noodles, vegetables and some type of meat or seafood. Traditionally, it is a dry variation of noodle soup! Enjoy your own variation or make Marcilia’s.

Happy cooking!

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! | Story Time

The Pigeon Wants a Puppy! | Story Time

One of our favorite children’s book authors and illustrators is Mo Willems, and we’re sure he’s one of yours too!

Read along with Diana, one of our Theatre Troupe players, to “The Pigeon Wants a Puppy!” and see what happens when he actually gets one! 📖

Old MacDonald Had A Farm | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Old MacDonald Had A Farm | Mini Mondays | Sing Along

Join Robert, one of our Theatre Troupe players, on the farm to make silly sounds that mimic some of our favorite animals and sing along to “Old MacDonald Had A Farm”!

Did you know that sing alongs help children under 5 learn new words, develop communication and literacy skills, improve memory, and boost early math skills?

Programming for Mini Mondays is created for children under 5 and is sponsored by Florida Dairy Farmers.