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August 2016

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The City of Miami Mayor’s Back to School Event
Join Mayor Tomas Regalado at Peacock Park as he invites the City of Miami to prepare for the new school year. Guests receive free backpacks while Frost Science and other local organizations will be on hand with fun, hands-on activities! Visit our pavilion for a variety of STEM-themed experiments.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: TBD
Location: Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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IKEA Family Event
Head to Sweetwater’s IKEA Miami and discover the wonders behind electricity through a variety of “shocking” activities in our Watts-Up Electricity Demo! Experiments 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.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 1 p.m. – 4 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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Commissioner Edmonson’s Back-to-School Fun Day
It’s that time of year again for Commissioner Edmonson’s Back-to-School event in Liberty City! Families in attendance with school-aged children will receive free backpacks as well as bbq-style treats. Frost Science will be joining the fun by creating take-home bird houses and other avian-themed activities (including using binoculars!) to excite people about science.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Olinda Park, 2101 NW 51st St, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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Mercy Hospital’s Find Your Way Back to School Event
If you like water games, face painting and pony rides, Mercy Hospital’s Coconut Grove campus is this place to be for high-energy family fun! Visit this spirited back-to-school event as Frost Science presents its “Freeeze-It!” liquid nitrogen program at 11:30 a.m.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Mercy Hospital, 3663 South Miami 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
At Sunday Funday, it’s “take me out to the ball game to learn about—electricity!” From Tesla coils to UV lights and on to plasma globes and snap circuits, guests will get a truly “electrifying” experience before the big game.

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

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 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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September 2016

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The “IKEA Family” Event
Dig beneath the surface at Sweetwater’s IKEA Miami location! By sifting through sand, you’ll uncover a variety of underground specimens such as fossil fragments, arrowheads, rocks, minerals, and even shark teeth, all with our “Fossil Finders” lab. Then learn how to inspect them using scientific instruments.

This event 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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2016 Children’s Trust Expo
The Children's Trust Family Expo is a daylong festival held at the Miami-Dade Fair & Expo Center. The event features activities and entertainment for the entire family in an effort to provide parents with direct contact to health and social services as well as educational opportunities. Join Frost Science as we present interactive, STEM-themed programs that range from making comets out of dry ice to planting take-home gardens, and even building renewable energy circuit boards! Also, meet and greet with local scientists from our Science Communication Fellows Program and learn about their awesome research.

This event is free and open to the public.


Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Miami-Dade Fair & Expo Center, 10901 SW 24 St, Miami
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-434-9571
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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Trash Detectives at Downtown Miami's Art Days 2016
Join Frost Science, in partnership with the Miami Science Barge, to bring the expression of art to a scientific experiment with Trash Detectives during Art Days 2016. Art Days is presented by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, Art Days 2016 kicks off the arts season with events and exhibitions around downtown Miami

Visitors of all ages to create artworks on drift cards that will be deployed into Biscayne Bay as part of the Bay Drift research project being conducted by Frost Science, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, and University of Miami-based ocean currents consortium, CARTHE (Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment). Visitors will also have the chance to tour the barge and interact with visiting artists and scientists.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Miami Science Barge,1075 Biscayne Blvd, Miami
Phone Contact: Chelle King 305-434-9560
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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Miami Marlins Sunday Funday
Every Sunday home game at Marlins Park during the 2016 season features promotional kids giveaway items, family ticket discounts, Diamond Dash for kids 12 years old and younger, selfie player photo sessions and more. On this special day, Frost Science will present its “Freeze-It!” liquid nitrogen program. Watch as objects such as balloons and flowers shatter, explode, or strengthen as we explore the “cool” effects of liquid nitrogen (-320°F!) on everyday items. Unique experiments also include creating indoor clouds and freezing bubbles in midair!

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


Time: 11:30 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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