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March 2015

1

Scientist Sundays
During the first Sunday of every month, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience. 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.

This month’s featured scientists are:
Jaeson Clayborn, Graduate Student at Florida International University
Jaeson travels around the Caribbean to study the environment of butterflies. Try your hand at identifying caterpillar and host plants with their matching butterflies and challenge yourself in the ultimate board game of butterflies.

Kate Detwiler, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University
Kate travels to Africa every summer to study a group of colorful monkeys and determine if they are finding new ways to survive in the wild by creating hybrids between two different kinds of monkeys. Grab your binoculars and join Kate in Africa in the ultimate monkey matching game to see if you can find the new hybrid monkeys.

Jason Howard, Graduate Student at Florida International University
Jason studies the little microbes that make a world of difference for our water quality. Explore how bacteria works in water to decompose all kinds of gunk that end up in our waterways and find out how they may change in the future.

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 and learn about different ways proteins can stop working properly and what that means for the human body.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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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 the Beatles
10:00pm The Doors
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Pink Floyd: Best of the Wall

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


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BritWeek britcode
Pioneering its first ever kids community outreach program, BritWeek joins forces with tech giant Microsoft to inspire local kids from all backgrounds to learn to code. In the heart of Wynwood and Miami’s vibrant tech scene, LAB Miami offers the ideal location to spark kids imaginations, as a creative hub for social and tech innovation.

Kids ages 7-11 from all over Miami will have hands on interactive learning thanks to a variety of fun educational zones, powered by key partners: Microsoft, Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, Girl Develop It, Conquest Technology Services, Design Miami, Moonlighter and MiaMade.

Time: 10am
Location: The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th Street
Phone Contact: 786.314.8527
Email Contact: taima@britweek.org

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Habitat Restoration Workday
Help MUVE’s habitat restoration effort on Virginia Key by participating in a restoration workday – learn to log marine debris, monitor the beach vegetation, and more!

Advance registration is required at http://www.miamisci.org/muve/get-involved/.

Time: 9:30am-12:00pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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ConSerVations: Vizcaya to Virginia Key
Take a bike ride from Vizcaya to Virginia Key with leaders from the Everglades Bicycle Club. This easy, 7-mile ride is designed for riders of all ages and abilities and celebrates Miami-Dade County's Bike 305 Month, highlighting all sorts of sights you could never see by car - including an inside look at the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science's restoration efforts on Virginia Key!

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; helmets and water bottles are required. Snacks or a picnic lunch is encouraged.

To register, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservations-vizcaya-to-virginia-key-tickets-15089440924.

Time: 8:30am-12:00pm
Location: Start at Vizcaya, 3251 South Miami Ave.
Phone Contact: Rebecca Peterson (305) 860-8423
Email Contact: rebecca.peterson@vizcaya.org

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Science Up Close
Brain Day kicks off with the Museum’s popular “Science Up Close” event series, which consists of themed evenings of casual science conversations. The Brain Day installment of the series will focus on advancements in neuroscience imaging and understanding of the brain. Small group discussions led by neuroscience professors, researchers, and graduate students will follow the presentation.

Guests will enjoy music by the Frost School of Music along with complimentary beverages by Wynwood Brewing Company.

Admission is free to the public but RVSP is required at http://bit.ly/ScienceUpCloseBrain.

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4248
Email Contact: jquinones@frostscience.org

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MiniCamp: Brain Waves
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is Brain Waves: Become the ultimate brainiac! Challenge your brain in the ultimate memory competition. Travel through your nervous system, discover how the brain connects the entire body, test your senses and find out if any are super senses, dissect a sheep brain, and much more!

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/education_camps.php.

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

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-brain-waves-1224.PDF

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20

The Brain Arcade
The Frost Science Young Patrons, a group of young professionals who serve as lead ambassadors for the Museum, will host a lively evening celebrating Brain Day. The event will feature interactive and thought-provoking hands-on activities that are sure to stimulate the brain. Guests will enjoy light refreshments in an energetic and dynamic atmosphere.

Suggested donation $10 but RVSP is required at http://bit.ly/BrainDayYP.

Time: 7pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4248
Email Contact: jquinones@frostscience.org

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Brain Day
Presented by Baptist Health South Florida, Brain Day, which takes place during Brain Awareness Week, will focus on neuroscience and will offer stimulating programming for families.

On Brain Day, families are encouraged to visit the Museum to uncover the workings and complexities of the brain through a variety of fun and educational activities. Young scientists will discover how the brain works through interactions with neuroscientists, the dissection of a sheep brain, and learning about the latest advancements in medical science and preventive measures against strokes and concussions.

Children 12 years old and younger are free with paid adult admission.

More information to come.

Time: 11am-4pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200
Email Contact: acolbert@frostscience.org

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Spring Camp: Tree Traits
The Museum's “Plant Biology” Winter Camp offers one-day sessions for children in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. While camp activities will be specific to the daily theme, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries.

Today’s theme is Tree Traits: Big, small, wide, and narrow, trees come in all shapes and sizes, just like us. Excite your senses and explore the sights, sounds, scents, textures and tastes that make a tree a tree in this sensory exploration all about your favorite tree traits.

Camp fees are $45 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $55 for non-members. Full-week registration (four days of camp) is available for $170 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day. Before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/wintercamp.html.

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

Download the PDF for more details: spring-camp-tree-traits-1229.PDF

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Spring Camp: Plants - The good, the great, and the amazing!
The Museum's “Plant Biology” Winter Camp offers one-day sessions for children in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. While camp activities will be specific to the daily theme, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries.

Today’s theme is Plants - The good, the great, and the amazing: From the nutrient rich soil to our dining table and everything in between, we owe plants our life! Learn about how plants make oxygen (which we need to breathe) and how we use plants for food, medicine and even clothing.

Camp fees are $45 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $55 for non-members. Full-week registration (four days of camp) is available for $170 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day. Before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

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

Download the PDF for more details: spring-camp-plants--the-good-the-great-and-the-amazing-1230.PDF

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Spring Camp: Plant Adaptations
The Museum's “Plant Biology” Winter Camp offers one-day sessions for children in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. While camp activities will be specific to the daily theme, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries.

Today’s theme is Plant Adaptations: From dry deserts to under the sea, plants can survive and thrive in the world's most challenging environments. Discover how plants have changed and adapted to their ecosystem's conditions to become the diverse range of plants we see on Earth today.

Camp fees are $45 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $55 for non-members. Full-week registration (four days of camp) is available for $170 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day. Before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

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

Download the PDF for more details: spring-camp-plant-adaptations-1231.PDF

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Spring Camp: Inside a Blossom
The Museum's “Plant Biology” Winter Camp offers one-day sessions for children in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. While camp activities will be specific to the daily theme, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries.

Today’s theme is Inside a Blossom: Flowers look pretty and smell great, but do you know what makes up a flower blossom? Dissect the inside of a blossom to discover the function of individual floral parts, and examine the pistil, stamen, and even the sticky stigma.

Camp fees are $45 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $55 for non-members. Full-week registration (four days of camp) is available for $170 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day. Before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

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

Download the PDF for more details: spring-camp-inside-a-blossom-1232.PDF

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Spring Camp: The Root of the Matter
The Museum's “Plant Biology” Winter Camp offers one-day sessions for children in grades Pre-K to 5th grade. While camp activities will be specific to the daily theme, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries.

Today’s theme is The Root of the Matter: Dig beneath the surface to explore the intricate root system of plants. From preventing erosion to filtering our water, unearth the benefits of a plant's root system for all living things!

Camp fees are $45 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $55 for non-members. Full-week registration (four days of camp) is available for $170 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day. Before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

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

Download the PDF for more details: spring-camp-the-root-of-the-matter-1233.PDF

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April 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 Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
10:00pm The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
11:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
Midnight Bob Marley

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


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MiniCamp: Nano
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is Nano: What do butterflies, kale, geckos and nanobots have in common? They all show us the amazing properties of things on the nano scale! Explore nanoscience and how nano in nature inspires new technologies like stain resistant cloth and invisibility.

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/education_camps.php.

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

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-nano-1225.PDF

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Scientist Sundays
During the first Sunday of every month, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience. 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.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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Connect With Nature Festival
From mangroves to dunes to coral reefs, Miami has an abundance of natural treasures that play a vital role in protecting this coastal city from hazards.

Join The Nature Conservancy and Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for an exciting day of voluntarism and fun to learn what steps Miami can take to become more resilient against erosion, storms and rising seas.

Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: Historic Virginia Key Beach Park, 4020 Virginia Beach Drive
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host its stellar 13th Annual Galaxy Gala: Aqua Lumiere on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Hilton Miami Downtown. Since its inception, the Galaxy Gala has helped raise funds for and highlight the development of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, a world-class, state-of-the-art facility under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park.

The now famously dynamic evening celebrating science will play on the elements of light and water, with exciting technology and innovative features throughout the space. The experience begins with a cocktail reception featuring live animals and an auction, followed by dining, dancing and entertainment.

The evening is hosted by the Museum’s Board of Trustees, under the leadership of a Gala Committee comprised of community activists and philanthropists. Gala Co-Chairs this year are Shelly & Marko Dimitrijevic and Jennifer & Gabriel Montoya. The Honorary Chair is the Hector Family; Philanthropic Chairs are Trish & Dan Bell; Host Chairs are Alicia Cervera Lamadrid & Alberto Lamadrid and Presenting Chairs are: Chanin & Adam Carlin, Jacqueline Simkin and Barbara & Michael Weintraub.

During the Gala, the Museum will honor the following individuals and organizations to acknowledge those who have exhibited exceptional leadership and commitment to the development and building of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science: The Visionary Award will be presented to The Batchelor Foundation, Founder George E. Batchelor; the Vanguard Award will be presented to Baptist Health South Florida and the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science award will be presented to Julia Rea Bianchi.

Various Galaxy Gala sponsorship, underwriting and advertising opportunities are available. For more information, contact Ruth Robinson at rrobinson@sciencegala.com.

All proceeds from the Galaxy Gala directly benefit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and its programs.

Time: 6:30pm
Location: Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Email Contact: Ruth Robinson rrobinson@sciencegala.com

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Big Bang 2015: H2Glow
The 7th Annual Big Bang 2015: H2Glow, hosted by the Frost Science Young Patrons, will be a high-energy dance party designed for young tastemakers and professionals in South Florida. Serving as the official after-party for the 13th Annual Galaxy Gala, the Big Bang begins at 9 PM with a neon-themed cocktail reception. At 11 PM, the doors open to the main event and Big Bang guests "crash" the gala and enjoy a nightlife-inspired party complete with theatrics, special effects, renowned DJs and open bar.

The Big Bang is the Museum’s only major annual fundraiser for young professionals in support of the future Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, opening in downtown Miami in 2016.

Time: 9pm-2am
Location: Hilton Miami Downtown, 1601 Biscayne Boulevard
Email Contact: Ruth Robinson rrobinson@sciencegala.com

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