The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents the Changing Styles/Changing Dials exhibit, an examination of the impact of television on home design and daily lives of South Floridians. Vintage objects unique to the era, television programming from the 1950s and 1960s and other popular-culture objects and ideas that changed the American home are showcased. Through tomorrow at 101 W Flagler St. Details: (305) 372-1492.
The Edison Hotel presents a World War II exhibit featuring photos, uniforms, letters and other memorabilia depicting life on Miami Beach during that time period. From 1942 to 1945, the military took over more than 300 hotels and buildings to train cadets for war. Through September at 6960 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach. Free. Details: (305) 531-2744 or www.campmiamibeachww2.com.
MAPS AND PRINTS
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida presents the exhibit of antique Haitian maps and prints from the 18th and 19th century from the collection of Edouard Duval-Carrie. Through Jan. 23 at 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-1492or www.historical-museum.org.
The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens will offer free admission for Miami-Dade residents and seniors. Families can enjoy the main house and the gardens along Biscayne Bay. Art activities for children. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, 3251 S Miami Ave., Coconut Grove. Details: (305) 250-9133 or www.vizcayamuseum.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 Maya 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 Modern Living: 1945-1965, showcasing domestic architecture in Florida in the Post-World War II period. The exhibit explores 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.