Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Curious Vault 005: Seminole Dolls

The eccentric ethnomusicologist and collector Harry Smith was filmed offering explanations and instructions to officials at the Smithsonian Institute about his vast donation, including a stack of Seminole patchwork. He explains that the fabric should not be touched (despite not … Continue reading

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An Insider’s Perspective: Volunteering at the Miami Science Museum

Working at a Museum is fun, rewarding, and challenging. And the Miami Science Museum runs on the energy of the people inside – visitors, employees, and our volunteers. One of our dedicated young volunteers, Carol, painted this picture of her … Continue reading

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The Science of Music

On Sunday, the Museum participated in the New World Symphony’s “A Family Affair,” and showed kids and families that music and science are actually very closely related. A spectacular concert performance by the symphony and Conducting Fellow Joshua Gersen celebrated … Continue reading

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Upward Bound Students Meet Superintendent Carvalho at the National College Fair

The process of researching colleges, understanding your choices, completing applications, and choosing the best school for you, can be really overwhelming. On Sunday, February 24th, 40 students from the Museum’s Upward Bound Math & Science Program, ranging from 9th to … Continue reading

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For Gifted Students

Teachers of the gifted spend two days at the Museum making salt dance, building and testing mousetrap cars, launching rockets, and more. Thanks to the GPEX Science Collaborative Curriculum Challenge Grant, funded by the Florida Department of Education, 25 teachers from gifted … Continue reading

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Engineering for the Future

There are lots of different kinds of engineering – electrical, structural, mechanical, civil – and therefore, we need young people with lots of different interests and skills to fill those jobs for the next generation. And we especially want to … Continue reading

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