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November 2014

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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.

This month’s featured scientists are:
Ashley Campbell, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University
Ashley’s research will take to the island Roatan in Honduras to discover the unique wonders of the Roatan Spiny-tailed Iguana. Join in with finding and counting the hidden iguanas across the island and learn about how biologists study this important reptile.

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.

Meredith Jennings, Graduate Student at University of Miami, RSMAS
Meredith’s research focuses on better understanding the carbon cycle in the ocean. Create your own carbon particle and test your skill at sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

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


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MiniCamp: CSI Science
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 CSI Science: Calling all detectives, a cookie has been taken from the cookie jar! In this investigative camp, you are the detective. Follow the clues using techniques that real forensic scientists use to solve the case, including fingerprinting, DNA collection, chromatography 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-csi-science-1182.PDF

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Green Drinks: Virginia Key
Virginia Key has a fascinating history, both ecologically and culturally, and Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) is highlighting that history with a Green Drinks event on November 6 from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the courtyard at the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza (across from the Main Library and between HistoryMiami).

Green Drinks, sponsored by COSEE Florida, and in cooperation with HistoryMiami, will be an informal panel discussion. The panel will consist of artist and historian Dinizulu Gene Tinnie; Dr. Ed Proffitt, a coastal ecologist from FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute; Sylvia Gurinsky, an educator and tour guide from HistoryMiami, and restoration biologist Gary Milano, retired from the Miami Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management.

This event will give attendees an opportunity to ask questions of the panel and network with environmentally-minded Miami residents. Cash bar provided by Gramps. Light appetizers provided by COSEE Florida.

Admission is free. Garage parking is available at 50 NW 2nd Ave. and the event is accessible via the Metrorail at the Government Center Station.

Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm
Location: HistoryMiami Plaza, 101 W. Flagler St., Downtown Miami
Phone Contact: Chelle King 305.646.4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: green-drinks-virginia-key-1193.PDF

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Refresh Miami Presents: The Maker Movement
The Maker Movement is upon us. People's creativity and imaginations are now being unleashed thanks to the rapid innovations available in manufacturing and design.

Join Refresh Miami and Miami Mini Maker Faire this month for a panel of experts discussing how the Maker Movement has changed the way we teach science and technology, how we are building new things, and how the world is innovating in new ways. James A. Herring, Exhibition Manager at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, will be a featured panelist.

To purchase tickets, visit https://www.refreshmiami.com/event/refresh-miami-presents-maker-movements/

Time: 6:30pm–9:00pm
Location: Miami Dade College Wolfson - Building 8, 300 NE 2nd Ave #8500
Email Contact: Team@RefreshMiami.com

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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 Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
10:00pm The Doors
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

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


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TigerDirect Tech Bash 2014
TigerDirect.com is proud to host a memorable evening of innovation, emerging technology and interactive entertainment at the Miami Marlins Park just in time for the holidays on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science as we showcase the technological marvels behind our new cutting-edge facility now under construction in downtown Miami. Take part in STEM-based activities that put your personal ingenuity to the test! Power the future (through renewable energy snap circuitry) and discover innovative ways that people around the world are leading more sustainable (and resilient!) lives. The Museum's booth number P51 will be located on the promenade level.

For complimentary tickets, visit http://www.tigertechbash.com/.

Time: 7pm–11pm
Location: Marlins Park, 501 Marlins Way


Download the PDF for more details: tigerdirect-tech-bash-2014-1198.PDF

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MUVE Volunteer Day
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is home to a participatory habitat restoration project called MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment). MUVE reflects the mission of our Museum which is to engage visitors through exciting encounters with science and nature, inspire in-depth learning, and connect visitors with opportunities to take action in ways that are good for them, the environment, and our overall community.

On November 8, MUVE will be monitoring the vegetation on Virginia Key North Point, noting animals in the area, taking water quality measurements, and removing rubbish and invasive plants from the beach.

Registration for the MUVE Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 8 is closed. However, additional volunteer dates are available via https://muvemiami.wufoo.com/forms/get-involved/.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King
Email Contact: 305.646.4243 cking@frostscience.org

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Miami Mini Maker Faire
The Miami Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the The LAB Miami and The Light Box in the heart of Wynwood. This year, along with the two indoor venues, organizers are closing off NW 26th Street between 3rd and 5th Avenues for a full-on arts & crafts street festival. Over 90 Makers of all stripes will share their knowledge and creations to an expected audience of close to 3,000 attendees.

Miami Mini Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, artisans, crafters, tinkerers, entrepreneurs and educators who get together to show what they make and share what they have learned. It's a festival of do-it-yourself invention, creativity and resourcefulness in celebration of the Maker Movement.

Join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science as we present the Shoe-IN(novation) Design Dash. 24 teams from local middle schools will be showcasing information about their entries and the challenge to "design a shoe that incorporates the art of engineering." Students will be surveying visitors to help develop their designs.

In addition, the Museum area at the faire will include STARBOT, featuring small spider robots and challenging visitors to navigate a maze. Manipulate the camera that is mounted on a robot meant for underwater exploration! Learn about circuits by tinkering with switches, batteries, wires and lights and build your own scribblebot that creates sand patterns. Test the aerodynamics of different materials with our new windtube! Learn about how the Museum prototypes new exhibits and play with the newest version of our water interactive costal mangrove exhibit.

For complimentary tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/miami-mini-maker-faire-2014-tickets-11564276061? and enter promo code: PPFMOS.

Time: 10am-6pm
Location: The LAB Miami and The Light Box, Wynwood, 400 NW 26th Street


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Give Miami Day 2014
Support Frost Science on Give Miami Day! This unique, 24 hour online giving event organized by The Miami Foundation allows individuals the opportunity to build a greater Miami by making charitable gifts to local nonprofits.

For over 65 years, we have inspired people of all ages and cultures to enjoy science and technology. Your support helps us continue our mission.

During the 24-hour period between midnight November 20 and midnight November 21, individuals may view online profiles of more than 400 nonprofit organizations serving Miami-Dade County and make a charitable gift on http://bit.ly/GMDFrostScience.

The Miami Foundation, Knight Foundation and our partners will maximize the community’s generosity by making a bonus gift for every donation between $25 and $10,000 received on November 20 through http://bit.ly/GMDFrostScience.

Time:
Location:
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4206
Email Contact: Isabella Ramirez iramirez@frostscience.org

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21-23

31st Miami Book Fair International
The Street Fair of the 31st Miami Book Fair International is back with more than 200 national and international exhibitors selling books for all tastes and ages. Enjoy the festive entertainment, music, children’s activities, and food, while you browse for books on the streets of downtown Miami and the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus.

Visit The Mad Science Lab, sponsored by FPL and presented in partnership with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, to experience live science demonstrations, experiments, book readings and more.

The Mad Science Lab will be open:
Friday, Nov. 21, 9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 22, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m

The Mad Science Lab will be located in Children’s Alley, Plaza behind Building 1. For more information, visit http://www.miamibookfair.com/events/the_mad_science_lab.aspx.

Street Fair Admission:
Fri. Nov. 21: FREE FOR ALL
Sat., Nov. 22 - Sun., Nov. 23: $8 / 13 to 18 and over 62: $5 / 12 and under: FREE

Time: Times Vary
Location: Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, 300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132


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Black Friday BOGO
This Black Friday, November 28, visit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science! Celebrate family and spend time together by enjoying the Museum's family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, Sea Lab, Wildlife Center and more. Be one of the first to experience the latest exhibits like Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes & Other Riches, Mac Stone "Everglades: America's Wetland" Photography, The Year of Nostalgia and Using the Bathroom in Outer Space.

The Museum is offering a one-day “Buy One, Get One Free” ticket admission deal on Black Friday. Buy one full price ticket, and receive one of equal or lesser value free.* Mention “Black Friday Deal” at the Museum Box Office to receive discount.

*Cannot be combined with any other offer or coupon. Valid only on Friday, November 28 during open hours (10 AM to 6 PM).

Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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December 2014

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The Art of Fashion Show 2014
The Art of Fashion Show 2014, presents “all about shoes” a unique exhibition by curator Luis Valenzuela that explores fashion as art and celebrates the interconnected roles of visionary footwear designers as artists. The exhibition emphasizes the affluent cultural history of footwear design and its relation to status, power, fantasy, sexuality, and identifies the use of innovative or unexpected materials that push the limits of functionality and beauty.

The exhibition’s layout is creatively comprised of thematic installments that highlight innovative footwear creations throughout history, featuring original pieces designed by the most-influential design houses from around the world. This year’s exhibition stretches technology to its limits, captivating viewers with pieces designed using the must recent tech source, 3D Printing. The exhibition allows viewers to transcend time in footwear throughout the ages, featuring unique creations from 18th and 19th century, and relish the creative beauty of contemporary pieces designed by internationally acclaimed designers, including pieces by Manolo Blahnik, Salvatore Ferragamo, Christian Louboutin, Charles Jourdan, Roger Vivier, Kei Kagami, United Nude, the world most expensive shoes, “the Diamond Shoes” by jewelry designer Jason Arasheben, CEO Jason of Beverly Hills, as well as shoes from influential design houses, such as Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Comme des Garcons, Burberry and Rick Owens among others. Another special highlight of the exhibition will feature innovative shoe designs from the Holland-based Virtual Shoe Museum collection, for this section of the exhibition curator Luis Valenzuela works in collaboration with special guest, creator and curator of the Dutch museum Liza Snook.

And in an effort to support emerging artists, there will be a gallery showcasing finalist shoe pieces from the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science collaboration project. The Shoe-IN(novation) Design Dash, a design and innovation challenge inspires youth to be part of the art, design, science, and technological new world. Different 3D printer visionary support companies such us 3DStuffMaker will be part of the exhibition, allowing visitors to explore the innovative tolls and be inspired in the new world of design.

The Art of Fashion Show 2014 is presented by Artsy Productions USA, supported by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science and Art Miami Group, and sponsored by 3D Stuff Maker USA.

Tickets are available for purchase at www.arshtcenter.org/tickets.

Time: 11am-7pm
Location: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, 1300 Biscayne Blvd
Email Contact: info@theartoffashionshow.com

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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 Best of Pink Floyd
11:00pm Best of Led Zeppelin
Midnight Bob Marley


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


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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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MUVE Volunteer Day
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is home to a participatory habitat restoration project called MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment). MUVE reflects the mission of our Museum which is to engage visitors through exciting encounters with science and nature, inspire in-depth learning, and connect visitors with opportunities to take action in ways that are good for them, the environment, and our overall community.

On December 13, MUVE will be monitoring the vegetation on Virginia Key North Point, noting animals in the area, taking water quality measurements, and removing rubbish and invasive plants from the beach.

Sign up to get involved and volunteer with MUVE at https://muvemiami.wufoo.com/forms/get-involved/.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King
Email Contact: 305.646.4243 cking@frostscience.org

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Winter Camp: The Extreme Desert
The Museum's “Around the World” 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 Extreme Desert: Grab your water bottle and sunglasses for this journey to the extreme desert. Search for hidden critters to discover how they live where the temperature changes from burning hot during the day to freezing cold at night. Explore underground burrows, properties of sand, and even bring home a cactus!

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: winter-camp-the-extreme-desert-1200.PDF

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Winter Camp: Splash Around in the Surf Zone
The Museum's “Around the World” 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 Splash Around in the Surf Zone: Splish, Splash! It’s time to get wet in the museum surf zone. Dig into the sand to build a beautiful sand castle and uncover the mysterious creatures below the surface. Create your own surf zone to learn about homes for stingrays, ghost crabs, and many more creatures of all shapes and sizes.

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: winter-camp-splash-around-in-the-surf-zone-1201.PDF

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Winter Camp: Magical Mangroves
The Museum's “Around the World” 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 Magical Mangroves: Red, black, and white – magical mangroves sure are a coastal highlight! Discover why these trees are so special and their importance in Florida’s coastlines. Get your hands into the muck in the Museum’s mangrove exhibit, explore the creatures that live in their salty roots, and learn how your family can get involved with planting mangroves around the county.

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: winter-camp-magical-mangroves-1203.PDF

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Winter Camp: Everglades
The Museum's “Around the World” 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 Everglades: Discover Miami’s very unique next-door neighbor, the Everglades. From the hammocks to the cypress swamp, the Everglades are home to some crazy, cool critters. Explore the homes of the sharks, birds, crocodiles and alligators that live there and learn about what happens when fresh water and salt water meet. You may even encounter one very toothy creature face-to-face, right here at the Museum.

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: winter-camp-everglades-1202.PDF

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Winter Camp: Coral Reefs
The Museum's “Around the World” 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 Coral Reefs: Coral reefs are home to beautifully diverse organisms from slippery algae to great, big fish. Look into the microscope to see how corals eat and grow, learn the important relationship between corals and algae, and create a reef of your own using the SeaLab as the starting point for all explorations.

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: winter-camp-coral-reefs-1204.PDF

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Winter Camp: Rainforest
The Museum's “Around the World” 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 Rainforest: Rain, rain, is here to stay in the wettest of all the environments, the rainforest. Explore how animals have adapted to flooding waters and sticky, hot air, and the complex foliage that makes up the rainforest by building your own rainforest in a bottle. Then, travel through our new “Amazon” exhibit to learn about life in the Amazonian environment.

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: winter-camp-rainforest-1205.PDF

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Winter Camp: Into the Deep
The Museum's “Around the World” 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 Into the Deep: Dive into the deep ocean where sunlight cannot reach and very few humans have gone. Living without sunlight requires some interesting adaptations for the many creatures that call the deep ocean home. Explore what strange organisms lurk below, dissect a squid, and use your imagination to create your own deep-sea creature all through this interactive museum lab.

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: winter-camp-into-the-deep-1206.PDF

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