For Students

The Museum is committed to providing inspiring educational experiences for students, including field trips and out-of-school programs. In these programs, students from pre-school to high school learn about science, technology, engineering and math. Young people from all backgrounds, including girls, first-generation college-bound students, and other traditionally underrepresented groups, participate in programs designed to provide additional learning and support beyond school and home. In collaboration with nearby research institutions, students work with real and current data, interact with scientists, collaborate as a team, utilize state-of-the-art technology, and make connections between science and their own lives and future careers.

Girls Engineering Competition Open: Programmable Plush

Thanks to a generous funding from the Ethel and W. George Kenney Family Foundation, the Museum recently implemented Girls Engineering Competition Open (GECO), designed to raise middle school girls’ interest in computer science and engineering careers. The girls, representing fifteen … Continue reading

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Upward Bound Experiments on the Earth

Can you create a tornado? What about ocean currents? Students in the Museum’s Upward Bound Math and Science Program have been experimenting with these large-scale and sometimes-scary Earth phenomena, all from the safety of the Museum. The Upward Bound program … Continue reading

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Unearthing Paleontologists in Miami

Ever wanted to be a Paleontologist? Last Thursday, over 100 fifth grade students from Goulds Elementary School in Homestead got to experience a day in the life of a paleontologist. Through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of … Continue reading

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Upward Bound Holiday Talent Show

Students in the Museum’s Upward Bound program work and have fun in the program all year long. Every year, Upward Bound staff holds a Holiday Talent Show that has been a tradition during the holiday break.  Students prepare songs and … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes

The Museum is like a second home for many students in the Upward Bound Math & Science program. In addition to actively participating in the program on the weekends through the academic year, as well as over the summer, to … 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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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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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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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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You’re Invited! – Student Film Screening (February 9)

You’re invited to a film screening at the Museum! Students in the Museum’s Upward Bound program have been serving as Eco-Ambassadors to south Florida’s unique environments, and with support from a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant, have created their own Public Service Announcement videos. These … Continue reading

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