The Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium presents ZAP! Surgery, a virtual ride into the human body in a 15-person cabin simulator. The exhibit includes hands-on activities that demonstrate the science behind surgical techniques. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through May 8 at the Miami Museum of Science & Planetarium, 3280 S Miami Ave., Miami. Members free; $6-$10 others. Details: (305) 646-4200 or www.miamisci.org.
JAPAN & NATURE
The Miami Children's Museum offers Japan & Nature: Spirits of the Seasons, a new exhibit for children and their families to discover and explore how the Japanese celebrate their country's natural environment. Children can understand Japan today through special seasonal and everyday environments and activities. Through June at the Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Free with museum admission. Details: (305) 373-5437, Ext. 100, or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
The Miami Children's Museum presents Music Together Class, a 10-week series. Through June 3 at Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. $175. Details: (305) 373-5437, Ext.100, or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
NATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
Actors' Playhouse hosts the Children's National Theatre Festival featuring face painting, crafts and two showings of the festival's winning musical. Through May 1 at Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $10- $12. Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
'ISABELLE AND THE PRETTY UGLY FAIRY'
Winner of the 10th annual National Children's Theatre Festival Competition, this musical fairy tale tells the story of a princess trying to break free from the spell placed on her by a fairy godmother so that she might learn the importance of inner beauty. Through May 29 at the Actors' Playhouse at Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. $10- $12.
Details: (305) 444-9293 or www.actorsplayhouse.org.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents "Cinderella" as part of its Family Fun Series for Children. Includes pre-curtain activities with Young at Art Children's Museum and post-performance milk and cookie parties. 11 a.m. with additional performances at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. Details: (954) 462-0222.