Calendar Of Events Museums
Written by Miami Today on March 25, 2004
SHIPWRECKS AND RESCUES EXHIBIT
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida explores the shipwrecks, sea rescues and dramas occurring along the Florida coast. Artifacts, maps, photos and video footage detail Florida’s maritime history from the arrival of the Spanish Armada to the creation of the Coast Guard. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m every third Thursday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday through April 30. Miami-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W Flagler St. Children under 6 free; children 6-12 $2; others $5. Details: (305) 375-1596 or www.historical-museum.org.
BILTMORE HISTORIC TOURS
The Dade Heritage Trust offers three free one-hour tours of the Biltmore Hotel every Sunday detailing the hotel’s history and architectural highlights. 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. every Sunday through April 30. Details: Ruth Jacobs, (305) 667-5222 or www.biltmorehotel.com.
MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
A weekend of learning about rocks, gems, minerals and fossils organized by the museum, the Miami Fossil Club and the Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild. Jewelry-making demonstrations, mini archaeological sites and educational lectures. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $6-$10. Details: (305) 895-1055.
SURVEY OF WITCHCRAFT
Tom Lolis, a lecturer at the University of Miami who specializes in early modern occultism and natural philosophy, will discuss the prevalence of witchcraft in history and literature. Wine and cheese served. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $10. Details: (305) 773-8408 or www.miamintelligence.com.
ART DECO TOURS
The Miami Design Preservation League offers 90-minute guided walking tours of the Art Deco Architectural Historic District that focus on South Beach’s art deco, mediterranean revivalist and MiMo architecture. 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Art Deco Welcome Center, 1001 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. $15. Details: Sheldon Brown, (305) 531-3484 or www.mdpl.org.
MIAMI MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
The first Friday of each month, a night of music, laser-light dynamics, star shows, planetarium shows, workshops and observatory viewing in a fun, educational evening created for the family. 7-10:30 p.m. $10 for adults, $8 for students with ID and senior citizens, $6 for children. Details: (305) 646-4420 or www.miamisci.org.