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.
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.
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 make-up 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.
WHEN THEY GROW UP
The cast of Sesame Street comes to the American Airlines Arena for two performances of "When Elmo Grows Up." All of the show's favorite characters will come together to ask "what do you want to be when you grow up" as they prepare for a pageant on Sesame Street. 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. June 14, 1 and 4:30 p.m. American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $12 to $35. Details: (786) 777-1250 or www.sesamestreetlive.com.