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June 2016

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Festive Friday at Southland Mall
Explore the cosmos with the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science at Cutler Bay’s Southland Mall as they bring the outer reaches of space to Miami-Dade County residents. Step inside the Frost Science Portable Planetarium to learn about the celestial objects in our solar system, Milky Way Galaxy, and beyond.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m
Location: Southland Mall - 20505 S Dixie Hwy, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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IKEA Family Event
Venture to Sweetwater’s IKEA Miami location for an afternoon of super-cool science with our “Freeze-It!” science lab! Watch as objects such as balloons and flowers shatter, explode, or strengthen as we explore the freezing effects of liquid nitrogen (-325°F!) on everyday items. Unique experiments also include creating indoor clouds and freezing bubbles in midair.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ikea Miami - 1801 NW 117th Ave, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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Science Up Close: Predicting South Florida Flood Risk from Days to Decades
In honor of the global World Oceans Day, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will present Science Up Close: Predicting South Florida Flood Risk from Days to Decades, featuring local scientist and University of Miami Professor, Ben Kirtman. Held in partnership with Coral Gables Museum, the event will feature a dynamic presentation by Kirtman, followed by small group discussions led by leading local scientists, researchers and professionals.

This presentation reviews the weather and climate processes that affect flood risk in South Florida, and will describe the current ability of scientists to predict that risk. Particular emphasis is placed on how sea level rise and changes in local rainfall may evolve in the coming decades in response to climate variability and change, and what critical scientific challenges need to be addressed to further scientists’ ability to predict future flood risk.

The Science Up Close events, presented by Frost Science around Miami-Dade County, are a celebrated, regular series of casual science conversations designed to make current science understandable and relatable to the public.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Presentation begins at 7:00 p.m.

Time: 6:30 p.m - 9:00 p.m
Location: Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables
Phone Contact: Paola Villanueva 305-434-9565
Email Contact: pvillanueva@frostscience.org

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Virginia Key North Point Shoreline Cleanup
Join Frost Science's MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) to participate in a citizen science shoreline cleanup at Virginia Key North Point. As volunteers collect trash from the shoreline, they will log each item into the Marine Debris Tracker smartphone app.

This event is free, but registration is required.

Time: 10:00 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Virginia Key North Point, Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami
Phone Contact: Chelle King 305-434-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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Family Day in the Miami Design District
Get healthy with the Institute of Contemporary Art and family-focused community organizations—Frost Science included! Attendees can spend an afternoon at the museum and share in the experience of both experimental exhibitions and creative activities. Then, partake in our “Gross Bodies” science lab, making take-home scabs and mucus while learning how our bodies work so hard to keep us safe!

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Miami Design District - 140 NE 39 St, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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Summer Reading Blast-Off with Frost Science
Blast-off to North Miami as Frost Science partners with the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) to launch you through space with the power of books and immersive science-themed activities! Patrons will be offered a special selection of astronomy-themed books to check-out after they step-into our portable planetarium, discovering unique facts about the sun, moon, Earth, and more.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Aventura Branch Library - 2930 NE 199th St, Aventura
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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Curious Vault Collaborations 003 - Neural Networks
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will host Curious Vault Collaborations, the third project in a series which partners a local artist and scientist together to create a tabletop exhibit display using at least one item from the Frost Science collection, followed by a moderated panel discussion about the exhibit.

The upcoming installation, “Curious Vault Collaborations 003,” is entitled Neural Networks and will explore the pathways of the human brain via Cognitive Neuroimaging. The event will serve as the debut of the installation at Frost Art Museum. Neural Networks was created by artist and Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Florida International University, Felice Grodin, and Associate Professor of Physics at Florida International University, Dr. Angela Laird, with design and fabrication by BYO-Lab. The exhibit includes artifacts from the Dr. J. Manson Valentine archive, former honorary curator at then-named Miami Science Museum.

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 Neural Networks, featuring Bookleggers founder and writer Nathaniel Sandler; Kevin Arrow, art & collection manager for the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science; artist Felice Grodin; and professor Dr. Angela Laird; as well as BYO-Lab founding partner Andrea Perelli.

Neural Networks will be on display at Frost Art Museum through August 12.

Admission is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Opening Reception
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion


Time: 6:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m
Location: Frost art Museum, 10975 SW 17th Street, Miami
Phone Contact: Paola Villanueva 305-434-9565
Email Contact: pvillanueva@frostscience.org

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Miami Marlins Sunday Funday
Before the Miami Marlins Baseball Team step onto the field, discover the wonders behind electricity with Frost Science through a variety of “shocking” hands-on activities that include a Van Der Graaf generator (be ready for your hair to stand on end!), and a Tesla coil that powers lights, LEDs, and other everyday objects.

This is a ticketed event. Admission is included with game ticket.

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Marlins Stadium - 501 Marlins Way, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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2nd Annual Cultivating the Best of Me Teen Summit
The 2nd Annual Cultivating the Best of Me Teen Summit is an all-inclusive experience that inspires young women to get healthy, be creative, and plan for their futures—all through the power of STEM-based learning! Join Frost Science for immersive, hands-on activities that motivate participants to work as teams, building innovative projects that illuminate pathways to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

This event is for girls ages 12-18. This event is free and open to the public but advance registration is required.


Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: 3580 W Oakland Park Blvd, Lauderdale Lakes
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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July 2016

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IKEA Family Event
Celebrate Independence Day with Frost Science at IKEA Miami in the Sweetwater District! Use the power of science to uncover the mysteries behind awe-inspiring "tricks" in our Magic Science program. Demonstrations include fire rainbows, changing the color of water with pH indicators, and using dry ice to create a bubbling cauldron!

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: IKEA, 1801 NW 117th Ave, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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Virginia Key North Citizen Science
Join Frost Science's Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) for a citizen science workday at its living classroom at Virginia Key North Point. As a citizen science volunteer, you will collect and log marine debris from the sea turtle nesting beach, observe birds and other animals in multiple habitats, including a freshwater wetland, and examine trees in the native hardwood hammock for evidence of fruiting and flowering, information that scientists can use to study the effects of a changing climate over time.

This volunteer opportunity is free, but registration is required.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virginia Key North Point, Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami
Phone Contact: Chelle King 305-434-9560
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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Miami Marlins Sunday Funday
Meet hawks and other birds of prey as our avian biologists explain how these raptors play an important role in South Florida ecosystems, and how we rehabilitate them at our Batchelor Wildlife Center. Then, join the outreach team as they share different ways to help wildlife and their homes throughout Miami-Dade County and beyond.

This is a ticketed event. Admission is included with game tickets.

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Marlins Stadium, 501 Marlins Way, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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Back-to-School Health - Enrollment and Resource Fair
Join Frost Science with Florida Kidcare in Hialeah as we help families get ready for the new school year! In addition to both free health and wellness resources, enriching family activities will be presented by South Florida community partners-our museum included! Energize your summer with our "Watts-Up" electricity demo and "Power the Future" lab as you harness truly shocking STEM-themed experiences and creations.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Goodlet Park, 4200 West 8th Ave, Hialeah
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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