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April 2014

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MCCJ Film Series: Dark Girls (2013)
Dark Girls explores the racism that exists within and outside of the African American community towards women of varying degrees of color. Join us for this film screening and discussion with Sahlia Nelson, Executive Director of Urgent Inc. (http://urgentinc.org), as she shares how these perspectives on race and women have challenged our community. Following the discussion, visitors will have time to explore the RACE exhibition. Admission is $6.00



Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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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.)

Later in the evening, check out Miami Science 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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NEXT
From Nano to Macro, Innovation at Every Scale

Sponsored by Ryder Charitable Foundation

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and the Ryder Charitable Foundation are excited and proud to host a new two-day festival, NEXT: From Nano to Macro, Innovation at Every Scale. At NEXT, science and techie fans of all ages can learn about how technology is rapidly adapting to accommodate society’s growing demand for “the NEXT big thing.” During the weekend, visitors will discover that innovation is everywhere - from the obvious to the discreet. During the mini festival,
• Explore the journey of new ideas from concept to reality through innovation showcases and be inspired to create from inventors of a variety of ages and interests.
• Participate in Maker mini-workshops and demos.
• Climb in and explore big trucks from Ryder and electric cars from Tesla.
• Learn how current technological developments are leading to improvements for individuals and the environment, from better repairs for the human body to more sustainable transportation.
• Use your senses to discover how the very small can impact the very big with our nano interactives.
• Join in for Nano Talks to quickly get up to speed with all the latest and greatest innovations.
• Plus much more!

Please check out our NEXT page for updates: http://www.miamisci.org/events/nextweekend/

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Email Contact: Angela Colbert acolbert@frostscience.org

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CoderDojo Miami
CoderDojo Miami is a free coding club for young people. If you are between the ages of 8 to 17 and want to learn computer programming, play with electronics and 3D printing, and share what you learn with others, then this is the club for you!

Create computer programs to tell a story. Build games, use micro controllers, or make 3D printable objects to show how to realize your ideas. Build cool apps, devices and programming skills. Sign up to join us on the first and third Sunday of the month in the Teen Tech Center at the Miami Science Museum

No prior programming experience is necessary and there is no cost. Just bring a parent and register in advance. (You can use your own laptop or the computers in our Teen Tech Center).

Visit http://coderdojomiami.eventbrite.com/ to complete your registration.


Event series sponsored by FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences


Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Best Buy Teen Tech Center
Phone Contact: 305-284-2744
Email Contact: ttc@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: coderdojo-miami-1116.PDF

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RACE Cultural Program: Poetry and Race: A Reading and Discussion presented by O,Miami
Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in collaboration with the O’Miami for Poetry and Race: A Reading and Discussion with Jaswinder Bolina, Mia Leonin, Geoffrey Philp, and Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Soley in conjunction with the exhibition, RACE: Are We So Different?

Jaswinder Bolina is an American poet and essayist. He is author of the collections Phantom Camera, winner of the 2012 Green Rose Prize in Poetry from New Issues Press, and Carrier Wave, winner of the 2006 Colorado Prize for Poetry from the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. His poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, including being selected for The Best American Poetry. Bolina currently teaches on the M.F.A. faculty at the University of Miami.

Mia Leonin is the author of two books of poetry Braid (Anhinga Press) and Unraveling the Bed (forthcoming from Anhinga Press). She has been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize and her poems have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Leonin’s poetry has been published in New Letters, Indiana Review, Prairie Schooner, Chelsea and Witness.

Geoffrey Philp, author of the e-book, Bob Marley and Bradford’s iPod, has also written five collections of poetry, two children's e-books,and two short story collections. An award winning writer, whose work explores the themes of masculinity and fatherhood in a Caribbean context, Philp is one of the few writers whose work has been published in the Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories and the Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse. His popular blog, geoffreyphilp.blogspot.com, covers literary events in the Caribbean and Miami, where he lives with wife, Nadia, and their three children, Anna, Christina, and Andrew.

Dr. Donna Aza Weir-Soley is originally from Jamaica. She is currently an Associate Professor of English, African & African Diaspora Studies and Women's Studies at Florida International University. Dr. Weir-Soley is both a Mellon and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She is the author of a poetry collection, First Rain (Peepal Tree Press, 2006), a scholarly text, Eroticism, Spirituality and Resistance in Black Women's Writings (University Press of Florida, 2009), and co-editor (with Opal Palmer Adisa) of Caribbean Erotic (Peepal Tree Press, 2010), an anthology of poetry, fiction and essays which includes the work of 62 writers from the English-speaking, Spanish-speaking and French-speaking Caribbean.

Visitors will also have time to explore the RACE exhibition.

Poetry program from 7:00-8:30pm.

Admission is $6.00

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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Teen Workshop: Exploring Gender and Race Relations in Contemporary Art (in collaboration with MOCA)
Teens ages 14-18 can sign-up for this Women on the Rise two-hour workshop on an early release day from public school to explore the intersection of gender and race relations in contemporary art. Led by MOCA facilitators they will create their own works of art while learning about the perspectives that key contemporary artists have explored through their work. Teens will work in gender-specific teams of 15 – boys will explore the work of Kehinde Wiley and girls will explore the work of Shoshanna Weinberger. Following the workshop teens will have time to explore the RACE exhibition. Workshop included with regular Museum admission. Limited space available for 15 boys and 15 girls.

Time: 1:30PM – 4:30PM
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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18

MiniCamp: Green Art
Bring your child to MiaSci MiniCamps! During teacher workdays, the Museum offers exciting and educational one-day camps that are sure to appeal to the scientist in everyone.

Classes run from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
For Children in grades Pre-K to Fifth.
Price: Members - $45; Non-Members - $55
Before Care (7:45 - 9:00) - $5 per camper
After Care (4:00 - 6:00) - $12 per camper

Time: 9:00-3:30
Location:
Phone Contact: Camp Registrar 305-646-4222
Email Contact: camp@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-green-art-1131.PDF

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Miami Eats
The art and science of how Miami grows, cooks, enjoys (and burns off) food.

We all need food to survive, but how does making healthy and green choices affect our bodies as well as the environment? At the 2nd Annual Miami Eats event, we invite the community to share in the art and science of Miami’s food and fitness scene. Visitors will have the opportunity to
• Learn a new healthy recipe with cooking demos and workshops.
• Admire (and taste!) how food and cooking can be elevated to an art with special guest chefs.
• Go green and learn how sustainable food is grown locally, and how they can do it themselves with lessons in hydroponics and urban gardening.
• Explore the physical and chemical processes related to cooking, eating, and burning off food.
• Test their senses while exploring new and delicious foods.
• Get moving with fun breakout exercise sessions throughout the day.
• Participate in the Museum’s Fix-It Fitness & Nutrition science theater show.
• Give back to the community through our annual food drive!


Time: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Email Contact: Angela Colbert acolbert@frostscience.org

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20

Science Eggstravaganza
Ready for some Eggcellent Eggsperiments and an Eggciting Egg Hunt? Then join us for a day of spEGGtacular science fun at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science!

Free with paid museum admission.

Schedule of Events
11:00-4:00 Eggsellent Science Demos
11:30 Egg Hunt
1:30 Eggsellent Experiments Live Science Show
2:00 Egg Hunt
3:30 Eggsellent Experiments Live Science Show
(Please visit our Shows and Demos page for the full schedule.)


Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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MCCJ Film Series: Parallel Lives (2010)
Join us for this documentary detailing the lives of community historians Dr. Arva Moore Parks and Dr. Dorothy Jenkins-Fields, who experienced growing up in our community in two very different ways but eventually found their professional and personal connection here in Miami, and went on to build a life-long friendship. Join us for a post film discussion with Dr. Dorothy Jenkins-Fields and Dr. Arva Moore Parks as they discuss the film and their experiences in Miami. Preceding the film at 7:15pm, visitors will have time to explore the RACE exhibition. Admission is $6.00

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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May 2014

2

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.)

Later in the evening, check out Miami Science 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 Led Zeppelin
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Radiohead


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


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CoderDojo Miami
CoderDojo Miami is a free coding club for young people. If you are between the ages of 8 to 17 and want to learn computer programming, play with electronics and 3D printing, and share what you learn with others, then this is the club for you!

Create computer programs to tell a story. Build games, use micro controllers, or make 3D printable objects to show how to realize your ideas. Build cool apps, devices and programming skills. Sign up to join us on the first and third Sunday of the month in the Teen Tech Center at the Miami Science Museum

No prior programming experience is necessary and there is no cost. Just bring a parent and register in advance. (You can use your own laptop or the computers in our Teen Tech Center).

Visit http://coderdojomiami.eventbrite.com/ to complete your registration.


Event series sponsored by FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Best Buy Teen Tech Center
Phone Contact: 305-284-2744
Email Contact: ttc@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: coderdojo-miami-1117.PDF

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Melt: A reading of the play by Michael McKeever
Join us for a reading of the critically acclaimed play Melt, by Michael McKeever, which explores how three families from different backgrounds, African-American, Jewish and Cuban, intermingle in our Miami community. The reading connects themes from the RACE exhibition with characteristics that make our community unique. Following the discussion, visitors will have time to explore the RACE exhibition. Admission is $6.00

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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CoderDojo Miami
CoderDojo Miami is a free coding club for young people. If you are between the ages of 8 to 17 and want to learn computer programming, play with electronics and 3D printing, and share what you learn with others, then this is the club for you!

Create computer programs to tell a story. Build games, use micro controllers, or make 3D printable objects to show how to realize your ideas. Build cool apps, devices and programming skills. Sign up to join us on the first and third Sunday of the month in the Teen Tech Center at the Miami Science Museum

No prior programming experience is necessary and there is no cost. Just bring a parent and register in advance. (You can use your own laptop or the computers in our Teen Tech Center).

Visit http://coderdojomiami.eventbrite.com/ to complete your registration.


Event series sponsored by FIU School of Computing and Information Sciences


Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Location: Best Buy Teen Tech Center
Phone Contact: 305-284-2744
Email Contact: ttc@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: coderdojo-miami-1118.PDF

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MCCJ Film Series in collaboration with the Holocaust Memorial: The Last Survivor (92 min) (2010)
Joins us for a film screening of this moving film exploring the true stories of genocide survivors. The Last Survivor connects visitors with the RACE exhibition by exploring real stories that resonate with the exhibition’s powerful message. Following the discussion, visitors will have time to explore the RACE exhibition. Admission is $6.00



Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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Feel the Force
Are you prepared? The International Hurricane Research Center and the Miami-Dade County Emergency Management Department have joined forces with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science to deliver a full day of activities, meet-n-greets, and fun surprises all about hurricanes and other hazards. Join us to learn how best to protect yourself, your house, and your pets! Caution, you may get wet!

More details to come soon.

Cost: Free

Time: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Email Contact: Angela Colbert acolbert@frostscience.org

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June 2014

6

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.)

Later in the evening, check out Miami Science 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 Bob Marley
11:00pm Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Midnight Bob Marley


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


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July 2014

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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.)

Later in the evening, check out Miami Science 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 Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10:00pm Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Pink Floyd: Echoes



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


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August 2014

1

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.)

Later in the evening, check out Miami Science 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 Led Zeppelin
11:00pm Bob Marley
Midnight Radiohead




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


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