Monthly Archives: April 2013

Day of the Young Child – Planting Seeds for the Future

Here is the definition of the perfect fit. This year, the theme of the Miami-Dade College Homestead Campus’ Day of the Young Child event was “Planting Seeds for the Future.” And the Museum’s Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) project was … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Congressional Medal of Merit is…

The Museum has inspired lots of people over the years, and we love it when “one of our own” inspires us. We have many high school students in the Museum’s Upward Bound program that come to feel like part of … Continue reading

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Miami Eats: Miami Ate!

The Museum’s 1st annual Miami Eats: The Art and Science of How Miami Grows, Cooks, and Eats Food was a great success! Thanks to Museum staff, partners organizations, and over 60 volunteers, more than 700 visitors saw cooking demos, made their … Continue reading

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Aquaponics

Aquaculture = the farming of fish and other marine life Hydroponics = growing plants in nutrient solutions in water, without soil Aquaponics = Aquaculture + Hydroponics We know that healthy fish need constantly filtered, clean water. And we know that … Continue reading

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ECHOS Children Get a Head Start on Adventure at the Museum

Adventures at the Miami Science Museum are for all ages. Recently, ECHOS Head Start classrooms have come to the Museum on field trips, thanks to the Open Access Grant provided by the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, and buses provided by the … Continue reading

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Your Brain Needs Exercise Too

The Museum’s annual Brain Fair is the perfect opportunity to flex your mental muscles. This free event is designed to teach children and adults about how the brain and spinal cord function, and what that means for our everyday lives. Of … Continue reading

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The Curious Vault 006: Spitz Model B

Found on a particularly exciting day scouring the stacks of The Curious Vault was a Spitz Model B Planetarium Star Projector circa 1954. It is approximately 14 ½ inches tall and 4 ½ inches wide. This unit was developed by … Continue reading

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