Monthly Archives: October 2013

Treasures at the Museum: Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild

Treasures of green, gold, translucent blue… with swirls, crystals, and sparkle… some in their pure form, and some turned into wearable art. Tables of fossils of all shapes and sizes, along with the Museum’s “Fossil Frank,” who can answer nearly … Continue reading

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Investigative Science

It takes lots of really creative, smart, hard-working people to create an engaging, interactive museum exhibit experience. But that includes more people than our Museum staff. Professional evaluators help us understand how to achieve maximum impact in our exhibits, and … Continue reading

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Want a New Hobby? How to Listen to Far-Off Radio Signals

It’s the cheapest radio hobby you can have. You can do it with your kids. You can search and discover other far-off stations from your own backyard. And being in a city on the coast makes it all the easier … Continue reading

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Student Blog: Gandhi Day 2013 – MUVE Style

On Saturday, October 12, 2013, students from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL participated in Gandhi Day, an annual service day at the university.  This year, some students and I helped MUVE, Museum Volunteers for the Environment, with … Continue reading

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AstroJam: Mission to the Future!

AstroJam: Mission to the Future event last weekend was all about showcasing the links between science, technology, and imagination. Some of the science and technology imagined in science fiction stories – hover crafts, smart robots, and bionic limbs – have … Continue reading

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Upward Bound: Welcome Back Barbecue

The new Upward Bound IMPACT year has begun! This program is one of our signature, long-running programs, which has impacted hundreds of Miami high school students since 1999. That year, the Miami Science Museum was awarded funding from the US Department … Continue reading

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The Curious Vault Collaborations 001: Coral

For centuries the disciplines of science and art have occasionally intersected in the larger search for a life of meaning and the meaning of life. The team here at the Miami Science Museum has decided to gracefully continue that discussion … Continue reading

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Prototyping Our Living Core

Lots of exciting things are happening at the construction site of our new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. And as always, lots of exciting things are happening at our current Miami Science Museum. But what you might not … Continue reading

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