Monthly Archives: November 2012

Committee Moves Full Steam Ahead on Plans for the 2013 Galaxy Gala

Under the leadership of co-chairs Nancy Batchelor and Nicole Lozano, along with a stellar committee of the leading ladies and gentlemen of Miami’s business and philanthropic communities, the Committee for the 2013 Galaxy Gala is off to a great start! … Continue reading

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The Stories YOU Wrote

At this year’s Miami International Book Fair, the Museum filled a tent in the Children’s Alley section with activities, storytelling, story writing, and even a huge tank of water where children could drive an underwater remotely operated vehicle. Each day we … Continue reading

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The Curious Vault 002: Turtles

A living fossil, sea turtles still nest up and down the busy and overbuilt South Florida coast and travel past our shores throughout the year. The various species of ocean roaming turtle are approximately 200-300 million years old but because … Continue reading

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The Busy Buzzing Junior League of Miami

In 1949, The Junior League of Miami’s Project Finding Committee decided that the children of Dade County needed a place to explore, expand their minds, and experiment with the world around them. In other words, they needed a science museum. … Continue reading

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The Curious Vault 001: Calcite

  Tucked away on a high shelf in the collections room of the Museum of Science is a startlingly unique rock specimen. It is white with long jutting crystal arms and made of a fragile mineral called calcite. The piece … Continue reading

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The Mars Czar

When Orlando Figueroa was a child in Puerto Rico, the early years of the space race captured his imagination, and he wondered what it would be like to travel into space. After achieving multiple degrees in mechanical engineering in Puerto … Continue reading

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Reptile Day!

Reptiles are amazing creatures. It’s unfortunate that sometimes they have a bad reputation. You need to be respectful of them, just like any other animal, but mostly they are perfectly content to spend most of their time just hanging out, … Continue reading

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The Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

If you came to the Museum last weekend, you would have been greeted with a room full of sparkling, colorful treasures that would make any old-time pirate jealous. The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild was holding their fall show here … Continue reading

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Using ECHOS to Get a Head Start

Last Saturday, ECHOS teachers and teacher assistants came to the Museum on a quest to become prepared to host the Head Start Museum Family Day. Both ECHOS and Head Start are all about creating environments for young children to learn … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Affiliations – Opportunities Galore!

The Smithsonian is a name recognized all over the world. Internationally, if people know one Museum in the US, it’s most likely the Smithsonian. But through Smithsonian Affiliations, museums all over the country can partner in efforts to share science, … Continue reading

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