To commemorate the 70th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz," the Miami Children's Museum hosts "The Inspirations of Oz Fine Art" and "The Ruby Slipper Collections." Ends Dec. 22. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy, Watson Island. $12. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
The Blue Man Group brings a traveling exhibit, designed to unite science and art, to the Miami Children's Museum. The 1,500-square-foot exhibit allows participants to see, feel, hear and create sound in the fun-filled Blue Man Group style. Ends Feb. 9. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
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With more than 4,000 shows entertaining 5.7 million people, the musical version of "Beauty and the Beast" comes to Miami. It maintains the same story as the Disney movie released in 1991. 8 p.m. Dec. 20. 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Alper JCC, Russell Theatre, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. $14 adults, $12 children/students. Details: (305) 274-3595 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.
A beautifully decorated Christmas tree glows, winter snow flakes fall before the audience's eyes and a Nutcracker doll magically comes alive to rescue a young girl in distress. This is all part of Miami City Ballet's spectacular production of George Balanchine's The Nutcracker. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, 21 and 23. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $19.75-$65. Details: (305) 929-7000 or www.miamicityballet.org.
Miami Seaquarium hosts a camp for kids offering the opportunity to learn about the species that inhabit the Earth's arctic regions and to interact with the Seaquarium's sharks, seals, killer whales and penguins. Dec. 22-26 and Dec. 29-Jan. 2. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbaker Cswy, Miami. $160 nonmembers, $145 members. Details: (305) 365-2525 or www.miamiseaquarium.com.
The Miami Children's Theatre hosts a camp for kids offerings lessons that will help find the actor within while training themselves to do the kind of technical, emotional, and physical work necessary for acting on film. The camp concentrates on using training techniques for theater and film. Campers will also learn to write scripts, operate a professional video camera and make a short film. Ends Jan. 2. Kendall Location, Dave and Mary Alper JCC, Robert Russell Theater, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. Coral Gables Location, Youth Center Theater, 405 University Drive, Coral Gables. $300 members, $375 others. Details: (305) 274-3595 or www.miamichildrenstheater.com.