Monthly Archives: July 2013

James Jones Brings The Heat to the Museum

James Jones, #22 on the Miami Heat, doesn’t just want to be a star basketball player. His vision, forwarded by the James Jones Legacy Foundation (JJLF), is that “every child who participates in our programs will walk away with a learning … Continue reading

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Molecular Meals

Where does food come from? It can grow from trees, come up from the ground, or from animals. In the Molecular Meals Summer Camp, kids learned about where everyday food comes from, and how the chemistry of foods like fats and … Continue reading

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The Museum’s Dr. Judy Brown Speaks to Congress

Sometimes it’s easy to take it for granted – you can go to a science museum, you can learn exciting new things. But how important are science museums to learning? How much of an impact can they make in engaging … Continue reading

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How To Turn an Antique Portable Radio into a Hip Bluetooth Speaker

The antique portable radio in this photo was new and exciting piece of electronics in 1938. It didn’t quite work the same way 75 years later, in 2013. But Robert Cruz, Planetarium Assistant Operations Manager for the Museum, saw a … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

The saying goes that “kids say the darndest things.” The Museum’s Summer Camp is a prime place for amazing things to happen that quite often call to mind that saying. On a daily basis, Summer Camp activities are educational, active, … Continue reading

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Free Manicures at the Museum (from a Skunk Cleaner Shrimp)

Shrimp manicure – those two words might not seem like they go together. But today we are enjoying some “shrimp manicures” courtesy of our new skunk cleaner shrimp. This is one of just a few species of shrimp that will … Continue reading

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New Residents of the Sea Lab

Have you ever heard of a Bulbnose tang, a glass anemone, or a Vlamingi tang? Most people have probably not. They are species of marine life that are very rarely seen in an aquarium. But the Museum is always looking … Continue reading

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Summer Camp is in Full Swing!

If you haven’t been here to see the Miami Science Museum’s Summer Camp in action, or haven’t heard about it from your kids, brothers, sisters, or friends, you are definitely missing out. So far, we have… Made our own alien … Continue reading

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