CULTURE FOR KIDS
The Miami Children's Museum hosts a collection of original paintings and sculptures by Alex Yanes titled "Majestic Beauties." The exhibit features bold, vivid images of Florida animals that are either on the endangered- or threatened-species lists. Ends Aug. 30. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Lucy Hawking, daughter of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, will read and sign her latest novel "George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt." In it, a young girl finds strange messages on the computer her scientist father uses to control a robot on Mars. 2 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
PIRATES OF MIAMI
The Miami Seaquarium is offering an adventure for the whole family during its "Buccaneer Summer" with daily performances by the Pirates of the Colombian Caribbean. Performers will sail 30 feet in the air while kids can play on an inflatable pirate ship slide called "The Kraken." Ends Aug. 16. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy, Virginia Key. Details: www.miamiseaquarium.com.
HISTORY THROUGH SONG
Sunday Afternoons of Music for Children will host a performance by Matthew Sabatella and The Rambling String Band. The performance will feature sing-along songs that re-tell American history. 3 p.m. Frost School of Music, 1314 Miller Drive, Gusman Concert Hall, Coral Gables. $12 adults, $10 children. Details: www.sundaymusicals.org.
During the Deering Estate's summer camp, kids will have the chance to learn about history, archaeology and nature through hands-on activities guided by the estate's naturalists. Ten-day sessions June 8-Aug. 14. $375. Five-day session Aug.17-21. $188. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Details: (305) 235-1668 or www.deeringestate.org.
SUMMER BY THE SEA
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center will host several two-week summer camps for kids. Campers will join lifeguard-certified marine biologists to learn how to rescue stranded dolphins, snorkel and kayak along the fossil reef and play marine-science games. June 8-19 or June 22-July 3. Crandon Park, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $295 per week. Details: (305) 361-6767 ext. 119 or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
The Roxy Theatre Group hosts summer classes in drama, singing, dance, costuming, production, stage-makeup and more for children aged five to 17. The camp will also include field trips to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, the Actors' Playhouse and the Environmental Center. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. June 8-Aug. 14. Roxy Theatre Group, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 226-0030 or www.roxypac.com.