Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on April 9, 2009
Miami Seaquarium’s spring camp lets children get up-close and personal with marine life. Participants spend the day seeing marine-mammal shows, interacting with animals, playing games and doing arts and crafts. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily. Ends April 10. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy., Virginia Key. $200. Details: (305) 361-5705, ext. 207 or www.miamiseaquarium.com.
Children will learn about history, archeology, and nature in a series of hands-on activities at the Deering Estate’s kids’ camp. The day will include a nature hike, educational environmental projects, a canoe trip to Chicken Key, an exciting archeological dig and more. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. $188. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
The 4-H Youth Program hosts a free fishing clinic for kids. Participants will learn the basics including information on bait and tackle, casting, tying knots in addition to wildlife conservancy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. City of Miami Rowing Club, 3601 Rickenbacker Cswy., Miami. Registration required. Details: (305) 592-8040 or www.miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu.
The Miami Metrozoo hosts the "Great Miami Metrozoo Egg Safari" featuring an egg hunt for children 12 and younger. The day will also feature face painting, arts and crafts, a bounce house, rock climbing and water tag. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Miami Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152nd St., Richmond Heights. Details: (305) 251-0400 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
FAM AT MAM
The Miami Art Museum holds its annual family festival on the cultural-center plaza. Families will have a chance to play music alongside performing musicians, create their own art and tour the museum’s exhibits. 1-4 p.m. Miami Art Museum 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Details: (305) 375-4073 or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
SAILING FOR STARTERS
Shake-A-Leg Miami holds Saturday classes to teach the basics of sailing to children 7 to 17. 1:30-4:30 p.m. Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Drive,
Coconut Grove. $200 per class. Details: (305) 858-5550 or www.shakealegmiami.org.
SLIDE AND SEARCH
Grapeland Water Park hosts an Easter-Egg hunt that will also include arts and crafts, bounce houses and games. 4-8 p.m. Grapeland Park, 1550 NW 37th Ave., Miami. $5. Details: (305) 960-2960 or www.miamigov.com.
Climb aboard the Pelican Skipper for a cruise around Key Biscayne that will stop at such historic sites as Stiltsville and the Cape Florida Lighthouse. 4:30-7 p.m. Crandon Park, 4000 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $35. Details: (305) 361-5421 or www.miamidade.gov/parks.