Best Buy Teen Tech Center
The Teen Tech Center is a fun space where youth can pursue their interests and use new technologies with their peers, 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 in middle school or high school can join for free. To apply for membership, email firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll need permission from a parent or legal guardian and a Membership Application.
Hours and Location
Fall Open Hours:
From September 3 to December 19, 2014, the Teen Tech Center will provide open hours:
Sundays 1 – 5
Mondays 3 – 6
Tuesdays 3 – 6
Wednesdays 3 – 6
Thursdays 3 – 6
Fridays 3 – 6
Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
3280 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
Across from Vizcaya Metrorail
Adult mentors in the Teen Tech Center help youth use industry-standard technology tools to pursue their own interests. Interested adults can get more information and apply online at apply to volunteer at the Museum.
June 16 – August 8: Project Based Learning & 21st Century Skills. Let your imagination soar this summer in a series of four weeklong innovative afternoon workshops led by skilled and tech-savvy staff. Open to children entering 3rd – 8th grade in the fall. No prior experience is necessary. REGISTER NOW!
September 20, 2014: Geek Squad Summer Academy. Experience the latest technology in a fun, interactive learning environment. Registration for this event will be available starting August 18.
January-May 2014: 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 prior programming experience is necessary. There is no cost, just bring a parent and register in advance. Event Flyer | EventBrite Registration
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.
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.