Best Buy Teen Tech Center
The Teen Tech Center is a fun space where youth can pursue their interests and use new technologies with teens, adult mentors, and experienced Museum staff. Multimedia tools are available for music and video production, interactive programming, digital photography, graphic design and much more. Youth between the ages of 10 and 18 can join for free. TTC members can share their work with peers around the globe through the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. To apply for membership, call 305-646-4225. You’ll need permission from a parent or legal guardian and a Membership Application.
January-May 2013: CoderDojo Miami. Free coding club for young people. Youth ages 8 to 17 who want to learn computer programming, play with electronics and 3D printing, and share what they learn with others, can become club members. No priro programming experience is necessary. There is no cost, just bring a parent and register in advance. Event Flyer | EventBrite Registration
September 2013: Geek Squad Summer Academy. Over 130 youth grades 5 through 10 experienced the latest technology in a fun, interactive learning environment. Classes included PC Build, Game Programming, Digital Photography (with special effects!) and Digital Music. Find out more on Geek Squad’s Summer Academy website or Twitter feed [ Event Flyer ]
May 2013: Stop-Motion Workshops. A picture is worth a thousand words. How about 25 of them? Youth made their own stop-motion animations and turned their images into videos and online games. They Explored story-making, digital photography, video editing and game design. [ Flyer ]
April 2013: Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos. Youth got a chance to remotely operate NASA telescopes. They requested their own images of galaxies and planets, and processed the dark, raw images into spectacular, colorful images of our Universe. [ Blog | YouTube ]
March 2013: MaKey-MaKey. Question: What does a piano have in common with a banana? Answer: A bunch! We made working keyboards, percussion instruments and game controllers out of unconventional materials, like fruit, vegetables, play-dough and pencil marks. [ Learn More ]
February 2013: One Water Workshops. Youth created their own Public Service Announcement videos to bring awareness to the environmental issues in our comunity, such as water conservation and management of natural resources. [ Blog | YouTube ]
The Best Buy Teen Tech Center needs adult volunteers to help inspire youth to follow their interests, complete creative projects, and pursue pathways to college and careers. Get information on volunteering and apply online at miamisci.org/volunteer.
Hours and Location
Monday-Friday, 3 pm to 6 pm
Sunday, 1 pm to 5 pm
Note: The Teen Tech Center will be closed Dec. 25, Jan. 1, Jan. 2, and Jan. 3.
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
Across from Vizcaya Metrorail
This project was made possible through a grant from Best Buy. Best Buy Teen Tech Centers are part of Best Buy’s commitment to fuel the next generation of innovators. To learn more, visit www.bestbuy.com and click on “Community Relations”.
Best Buy Teen Tech Center is a member of the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network. The Intel Computer Clubhouse Network is a program of the Museum of Science, Boston with support from the MIT Media Laboratory. To learn more, visit www.computerclubhouse.org.