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.

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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Elementary Students and Hydroponic Gardens

It’s important for children – the next generation – to understand that food doesn’t magically appear on grocery store shelves. Growing food takes knowledge and skill, and in an urban environment like Miami, it’s important for our health, as well as … Continue reading

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This is a Public Service Announcement from Your Eco-Ambassador

With the help of a State Farm Youth Advisory Board grant and the Museum’s Reclamation Project, students participating in the Museum’s Upward Bound program are serving as Eco-Ambassadors to south Florida’s unique environments. We have all seen the PSAs (public … Continue reading

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The Scent of a Bee

For humans, if your home has a recognizable scent, that may or may not be a good thing. But for bees, it is a necessary part of life, and of finding its way home. Bees find their way to their … Continue reading

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Eco-Ambassadors Unite!

On Saturday, December 8th, 60 Upward Bound Eco-Ambassadors joined a group of volunteers from Miami-Dade College in replanting almost 1,000 mangrove propagules at R. Hardy Matheson Preserve. The Preserve is undergoing a major management effort by Miami-Dade County to remove … Continue reading

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Taking Nature Back with Eco-Art

In recent times, it seems more and more difficult for humans to avoid negatively impacting nature. But that does not mean that we can’t make a positive impact. The Museum’s eco-art Reclamation Project works to help restore our coastal environments. … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Affiliations – Opportunities Galore!

The Smithsonian is a name recognized all over the world. Internationally, if people know one Museum in the US, it’s most likely the Smithsonian. But through Smithsonian Affiliations, museums all over the country can partner in efforts to share science, … Continue reading

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The Dust Bowl – Man and Nature, Cause and Effect

The Miami Science Museum is one of only 10 museums nationwide that was selected to participate in the Smithsonian’s National Youth Summit on October 17th.  The focus of this summit was contemporary environmental issues and the legacy (as well as lessons learned) … Continue reading

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AstroJam: A Cosmic Quest

Every year, the Museum celebrates our Universe, and everyone with a passion for observing, investigating, and learning about it. On a large scale, it’s officially National Astronomy Day. Here at the Museum, we called our celebration AstroJam: A Cosmic Quest. … Continue reading

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