Calendar Of Events Museums
Written by Miami Today on July 8, 2004
THE MIKVAH PROJECT
The Jewish Museum of Florida presents the exhibit The Mikvah Project and the History of Mikvah in Florida, featuring a compilation of anonymous portraits and collected interviews from women in America that document the practice of the ancient Jewish ritual bath and the spiritual use of water in the world’s cultures. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays except Jewish holidays through July 25 at 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. $4-$10, children under 6 free. Details: (305) 672-5044 or www.jewishmuseum.com.
Visitors are encouraged to bring their lizards to the Miami Museum of Science or just to observe the display of lizards that will be arranged by the Museum in celebration of its annual Lizard Day event. Presentations, contests, prizes and other activities will be planned for all Lizard Day participants. Noon-4 p.m. at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4440 or www.miamisci.org.
MIAMI ART MUSEUM
Every Sunday, the Miami Art Museum offers visitors free admission and guided tours at 2 p.m. The third Thursday of each month, the museum will hold a happy hour with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. 5-8:30 p.m. Members free; others $5. 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. Details: www.miamiartmuseum.com.
The Miami Museum of Science presents the exhibition If These Walls Could Talk, created by the Science Museum of Minnesota, featuring interactive displays of buildings and building-science applications from around the world that tell the story of their creation. Through Sept. 6 at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.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. at 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $6-$10. Details: (305) 646-4420 or www.miamisci.org.
The Institute of May Studies, a non-profit organization that seeks to educate the public about the pre-Columbian cultures of the Americas, is holding a series of programs that teach participants about the ancient Maya from their scientific achievements to their historic cities. 8 p.m. Wednesdays through October at the Miami Museum of Science, 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. $6. Details: (305) 235-1192 or www.mayastudies.org.
THE FLORIDA HOME
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents the exhibit Modern Living: 1945-1965 that showcases domestic architecture in Florida during the Post-World War II period. The exhibit will explore home design developments, changes in architectural styles and the effects of a subtropical environment as well as popular culture on construction of Florida homes. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami. $2-$5. Details: (305) 375-1492.