Tag Archives: University of Miami

What’s NEXT?

It can easily be argued that innovation is a necessity of life. Without new ideas, new technologies, new adaptations, and new improvements, we would not be able to better our lives or the world around us. At our event last weekend NEXT: … Continue reading

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2,000 Brains in One Museum

Think about your brain. What is your brain doing? What is it doing now, as you’re using your brain to wonder how your brain works? We recently celebrated the brain itself at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science’s 5th Annual … Continue reading

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Assessing the Museum’s Collection

The Museum is bigger than you probably think it is. Behind the scenes, there are over 50,000 artifacts in our care – some very special and some quite mysterious. Looking through that Collection can make you feel kind of like … Continue reading

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Reptiles on the Loose!

No, there were not really any reptiles on the loose… except for the dinosaur in the video above (which was really a “dino-suit” provided by the Miami Children’s Museum), which inspired and interacted with kids all day long. But at … 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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ECHOS: Moving Science from the Sidelines to the Front Line

The Museum’s Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences, and in collaboration with the University of Miami and Miami-Dade County Head Start, is a research-based, comprehensive early childhood science curriculum and professional development program designed to … 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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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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Dive Into the Museum’s Underwater Festival

The Museum was flooded last weekend with visitors who came to dive into our 2nd annual Miami Underwater Festival. Friday night kicked off the event with showings of award-winning French and English underwater films from the 39th Festival Mondial de … 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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