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July 2015

3

Fabulous First Friday
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting). Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids take place from 7:15 PM-8:45 PM.

Later in the evening, check out the Museum's famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm The Doors
10:00pm Jimi Hendrix
11:00pm Pink Floyd: Best of the Wall
Midnight Pink Floyd: Echoes

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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July 6-10

Summer Camp Session 4
The Museum's 50th Annual Summer Camp offers eight, one-week camp sessions for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, astronomy, technology, field trips and more. While camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries, and a 30-minute outdoor PE time. Campers in the 4th through 8th grade groups will also go on a variety of field trips geared toward the weekly topic.

Group categories are set according to age: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th & 5th grades and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

Camp fees are $180 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members (additional fees for specialty classes like Robotics, Sailing, etc). Sibling discounts are available. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: summer-camp-session-4-1256.PDF

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Planting and Beach Clean Up at Virginia Key North Point
Volunteers will be working alongside students from the JaMUVE partnership in Jamaica during this planting! The students will be conducting water quality assessment at our restoration site. Volunteers will plant inkwood and Jamaican dogwood in VKNP’s hammock habitat. Don't let the name confuse you! Jamaican dogwood is not only found in the Caribbean but also South Florida, the Keys, and Latin America. We will use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document new animals and plants we encounter at the site.

Time: 8am-12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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July 13-17

Summer Camp Session 5
The Museum's 50th Annual Summer Camp offers eight, one-week camp sessions for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, astronomy, technology, field trips and more. While camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries, and a 30-minute outdoor PE time. Campers in the 4th through 8th grade groups will also go on a variety of field trips geared toward the weekly topic.

Group categories are set according to age: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th & 5th grades and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

Camp fees are $180 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members (additional fees for specialty classes like Robotics, Sailing, etc). Sibling discounts are available. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: summer-camp-session-5-1257.PDF

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14

Curious Vault Collaborations 002
On Tuesday, July 14, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host “Curious Vault Collaborations 002,” exploring the past, present and future of flight. The special evening will include the debut of the Museum’s latest Curious Vault Collaboration, Insight Flight, by sculptor Robert Chambers and Dr. GeCheng Zha, University of Miami professor and director the Aerodynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Lab.

The Curious Vault Collaborations project partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop display using at least one item from the Museum’s collection. It will be the last Curious Vault Collaborations to take place at the current Museum location before the move to its new downtown Miami location, opening in in 2016.

Guests will enjoy free books from Spaceleggers, courtesy of Bookleggers, a community mobile library offering free books to the public with a special selection of science and science fiction books; a performance in the Museum’s historic Planetarium by DJ Le Spam of City of Progress Studio and Lance Vertok, under dome projections by Science Art Cinema, which mixes 20th century science and science-fiction films with performances and multimedia performances; and an exclusive auction of Miami Cityscapes created by ten local artists including Edouard Duval Carrie, Agustina Woodgate, Cesar Santos, Emmett Moore, Felice Grodin, Jenny Brillhart, Leyden Casanova Rodriguez, Maritza Molina, Monica of TM Sisters and Pablo Cano. The auction will also include limited-edition items by Bookleggers and City of Progress.

The event will also include a moderated discussion on the merging of art and science, along with an inside look at the project making of Insight Flight, featuring Bookleggers founder and writer Nathaniel Sandler; Kevin Arrow, art & collection manager for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; sculptor Robert Chambers; and Daniel Espinal, who will be representing Dr. Zha during the evening.

Throughout the night, attendees will enjoy burgers courtesy of Shake Shack and Gramps will serve complimentary cocktails provided by Tito’s Vodka & Afrohead Premium Aged Dark Rum in the Museum’s Space Gallery, while having a chance to experience the art firsthand. The New Tropic is Curious Vault 002’s official media sponsor.

Tickets available for $15 at www.CuriousVault002.eventbrite.com. Museum members are free with code PPFMOSM.

Time: 7pm - 10pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: Paola Villanueva 305-646-4250


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18

Build-a-Coaster
Force. Friction. Momentum. Velocity. Venture to the Miami Lakes Library for a hands-on engineering challenge! Learn how engineers build roller coasters using the power of physics. Then, team-up to create your own, testing all innovative structures in a lively competition! There is no fee to participate.

Time: 3pm - 4pm
Location: Miami Lakes Branch Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd, Miami Lakes, FL 33014
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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19

Fee-Free Play Day at the Deering Estate
Dig into history as you reveal the stories behind some of our planet’s most ginormous residents—DINOSAURS! Sift through the sand to uncover fossils. Then, bring one home to add to your collection. You might find bear claws, saber tooth tiger teeth, crinoids, trilobites, and even an allosaurus skeleton! There is no fee to participate.

Time: 10am - 4pm
Location: Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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19

Blue Star Families Fun Day
Join Blue Star Families and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a family fun day to celebrate the 2015 season of Blue Star Museums! Guests will enjoy access to the Wildlife Center, Planetarium, Theater, Sea Lab and all exhibits in the main gallery. Please check in at the museum Lobby the the left of the main doors. Blue Star Families include members of the military who are active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve and their families.

Time: 10 AM - 1 PM
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: 305-646-4200


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July 20-24

Summer Camp Session 6
The Museum's 50th Annual Summer Camp offers eight, one-week camp sessions for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, astronomy, technology, field trips and more. While camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries, and a 30-minute outdoor PE time. Campers in the 4th through 8th grade groups will also go on a variety of field trips geared toward the weekly topic.

Group categories are set according to age: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th & 5th grades and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

Camp fees are $180 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members (additional fees for specialty classes like Robotics, Sailing, etc). Sibling discounts are available. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: summer-camp-session-6-1258.PDF

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20-24

Tech PM Session 6: Mold Your World
Ever wish you could Be Your Own (BYO) inventor? To create something from scratch is a rewarding accomplishment. BYO-Lab combines traditional methods of creating objects, with the digital designing techniques of the 21st century. Immerse yourself in 3D modeling, building a mold, and casting to produce something you never knew you could! Done in partnership with BYO-Lab. Grades 3rd-8th.

Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: 305-646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@frostscience.org

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24

Planting and Beach Clean Up at Virginia Key North Point
Hammock planting continues at Virginia Key North Point! Plants include wild lime, white stopper, and strangler fig. Strangler figs provide shelter and food for mammals, reptiles and migrating birds that are in VKNP. We will use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document any animals and plants we encounter at the site.


Time: 8 AM – 12 PM
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: Chelle King cking@frostscience.org

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July 27-31

Summer Camp Session 7
The Museum's 50th Annual Summer Camp offers eight, one-week camp sessions for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, astronomy, technology, field trips and more. While camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries, and a 30-minute outdoor PE time. Campers in the 4th through 8th grade groups will also go on a variety of field trips geared toward the weekly topic.

Group categories are set according to age: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th & 5th grades and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

Camp fees are $180 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members (additional fees for specialty classes like Robotics, Sailing, etc). Sibling discounts are available. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: summer-camp-session-7-1259.PDF

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27-31

Tech PM Session 7: Scratch the Code
We've all played video games, but now you can create your own! With Scratch 2.0, you can learn coding skills to build your own online stories, animations, and games. You may design a game to go on a quest or even solve a real world issue. Then you can mix & match pieces of code to create a whole new game, and challenge your family and friends to try it! Grades 3rd-8th.

Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

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August 2015

1

Kiddos Magazine Back to School: Second Anniversary Event
Solar rays are everywhere!  They’re ‘cross the sea and in the air!  Discover how the sun powers our lives and keeps us healthy.  Activities include interactive, solar-powered games, creating UV bracelets, and more. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 12:00pm-6:00pm
Location: The Falls, 8888 SW 136th St, Miami, FL 33176
Email Contact: Veronica Lepere vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com

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2

Scientist Sundays
Join us for our last Scientist Sunday at the current museum! Visit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience with the Museum's Science Communication Fellows. Meet and greet with local scientists who are experts in a variety of fields, including marine biology, climate and weather, software engineering, the brain, primatology, the ocean, and much more. Trained through the Museum's Science Communication Fellows Program, these scientists developed exciting hands-on activities for visitors to discover what they do and why it is so important.

Sunday's participating scientists include:

Michelle Larrea, Assistant Professor at NOVA Southeastern University. Michelle's research focuses on the small proteins that make us up and what effects the way they work. Explore the world of proteins by building your own with legos.

Shannon Pruden, Assistant Professor at Florida International University. Shannon is interested in how young children learn languages and spatial skills. Join her for a series of activities that challenge your spatial reasoning and bring out your creative side by making structures out of 2D and 3D shapes.

Theresa Strazisar, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University. Theresa is studying a species of seagrass called widgeon grass in the southern Everglades, where she takes measurements of this important ecological feature. Become the scientist and make predictions on how much widgeon grass will grow at multiple sites.

Richard Zuech, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University. Rich works on finding solutions to make the Internet safer for all users by data mining through the mountains of computer data to find the weaknesses in the security. Learn how to "speak" binary and stop the "bad guys" (hackers).

Jessica Bartley, Graduate Student at Florida International University. Jessica is exploring how the brain learns physics by taking pictures of the brain while it works to solve problems. Learn about the different parts of the brain involved in problem solving with a special brain helmet that lights up as you try to solve puzzles and other activities.

Free with Museum admission.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: Angela Colbert 305-646-4200
Email Contact: acolbert@frostscience.org

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2

Sunday Funday with the Miami Marlins
Light the way to a more sustainable tomorrow! Before the first pitch, join Frost Science for an exciting array of electricity-themed experiments. Discover the wonders behind renewable energy through a variety of “shocking” activities that include mobile circuits, a Van Der Graaf generator, and even a tesla coil. Admission to the baseball stadium is required.


Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Location: Marlins Stadium, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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August 3-7

Summer Camp Session 8
The Museum's 50th Annual Summer Camp offers eight, one-week camp sessions for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, astronomy, technology, field trips and more. While camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries, and a 30-minute outdoor PE time. Campers in the 4th through 8th grade groups will also go on a variety of field trips geared toward the weekly topic.

Group categories are set according to age: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th & 5th grades and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

Camp fees are $180 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members (additional fees for specialty classes like Robotics, Sailing, etc). Sibling discounts are available. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: summer-camp-session-8-1260.PDF

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3-7

Tech PM Session 8: Movie Making
If you could make a movie, who would you be? The directors? The star? Special effects artist? The singer on the soundtrack? Enter the world of moviemaking, and you can try your hand at all of it. Learn how to use iMovie, experiment with special effects like stop-motion animation and green screens, and take home a movie with your name in the credits! Grades 3rd - 5th.

Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: 305-646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@frostscience.org

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3-7

Tech PM Session 8: Robotics 101
Enter into the wonderful, exciting world of robotics. Battle your bots, give it a specific task, create an obstacle course, and so much more. Starbot brings you through the journey of designing, building, and driving your robot prototype. No prior experience necessary. Done in partnership with Starbot. Grades 6th - 8th.

Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

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7

Laser Fest Weekend: Fabulous First Friday
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting). Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids take place from 7:15 PM-8:45 PM.

Later in the evening, check out the Museum's famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
10:00pm The Doors
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Bob Marley

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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8

Planting and Beach Clean Up at Virginia Key North Point
The hammock habitat at VKNP needs more trees! We will be planting species such as pigeon plum and mastic to provide more diversity to the restoration site. We will use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document any animals and plants that have been using the restoration site.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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8

Laser Fest Weekend
Join us for a weekend of laser lights, stars and more at our historic Planetarium!

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10:00pm Queen
11:00pm Led Zeppelin
Midnight Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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15

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson’s 9th Annual Back to School Fun Day
Start the school year off healthy with Frost Science as you find out how our body systems work together to keep us running clean!  Visitors will partake in stimulating activities that teach them how to keep the human body in tip-top shape. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Olinda Park in Liberty City, 2101 NW 51st Miami, FL 33142
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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19

Summer Kids Club Back to School Celebration at Mall of the Americas
Is it magic or science? Explore the chemistry behind some of the most awe-inspiring, colorful chemical reactions. Experiments include the use of pH indicators (on acids and bases), creating lightning (IE plasma!), and some truly unbelievable feats of “magic science.” All “tricks” are revealed using the powers of the scientific method. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Mall of the Americas, 7795 W Flagler St Miami, FL 33144
Phone Contact: Mall of the Americas 305-261-8772
Email Contact: Daniel Mannina dmannina@frostscience.org

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21

Planting and Beach Clean Up at Virginia Key North Point
Work at VKNP’s hammock habitat continues! Volunteers will be able to plant willow bustic, blackbead, and blolly to our restoration site. We will use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document any animals and plants that are using VKNP as their habitat.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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23

Member Morning
Join us for Member Morning. This opportunity is for members to have the museum exclusively open for just them. Enjoy a light breakfast at the museum as you meet our aquarists and learn about the South Pacific Reef; learn how to mix and pour a mold using plaster with BYO; take a behind the scenes tour of the Planetarium; test your driving skills in our Starbot Robot Arena; and more!

Time: 9am - 10am
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222


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27

IKEA Miami’s 1st Birthday
Explore the innovative ways that plants can grow without soil. Visitors will engineer a hanging hydroponic system and take it home to watch it come to life with native plants. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: IKEA Miami, 1801 NW 117 Ave, Miami, FL 33172
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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29

The “Gross Bodies” Health Lab
Cough, Sneeze, Gesundheit! Our bodies do some truly weird and totally gross things. Come and see what our bodies do to keep up alive in this interactive health lab. Visitors will learn about the awesome ways our cells, organs, and tissues work together do the strange things that keep us healthy. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 10am - 11am
Location: Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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29

Science Art Cinema
On Saturday, August 29, art and science enthusiasts will have a chance to experience the inaugural Science Art Cinema, a performance event series supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The evening’s special program, Science Art Cinema #1: Lasers, will focus on lasers and their many uses, from medical technology, to holograms and light shows. The 90-minute experience inside the museum’s Theater and Planetarium will include a series of 20th century films about the early days of the laser introduced by San Francisco film archivist Stephen Parr, a short documentary featuring artist Matthew Schreiber, and an immersive laser sculpture by Schreiber activated by a live performance by six local guitar artists playing music by Cody Boyce, including Autumn Casey of Snakehole, Rick Fantasies, Gavin Perry and Beatriz Montevaro of Holly Hunt, Julie Ghoulie of Crud and Frank “RatBastard” Falestra of Laundry Room Squelchers. Guests will enjoy light bites, complimentary cocktails by Tito’s Vodka and beer courtesy of Concrete Beach Brewery. 

With the museum’s current location set to close its doors soon and the new museum’s $300 million, state-of-the-art-facility on course to open summer 2016 at Museum Park, this will be one of the last chances for locals to enjoy a multimedia experience inside the beloved 1966 Planetarium! 

Tickets are limited. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.


Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: http://www.miamisci.org/ 305-646-4200


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September 2015

25

Back to School Fun Day with District 8
Plant the seeds of a new school year with Frost Science at Live Like Bella Park. Learn what flowers, vegetables, and fruits need to grow and survive. Then, dig in and create your own take-home garden with a variety of native seeds. Visitors also get a preview of our new Museum's rooftop garden with a spirited fly-through of the now under construction facility. There is no fee to participate.

Time: To Be Determined
Location: Live Like Bella Park, 29305 Illinois Rd, Homestead, FL 33033
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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