CULTURE FOR KIDS
The Miami Children's Museum hosts a collection of original paintings and sculptures by Alex Yanes. "Majestic Beauties" 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 can 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 hosts a two-week summer camp. Kids 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 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 5 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. Ends Aug. 14. Roxy Theatre Group, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Sweetwater. Details: (305) 226-0030 or www.roxypac.com.
Culture Shock Miami and The Museum of Contemporary Art will offer students the chance to see the exhibit "Convention" and enjoy lunch. The exhibit examines the effects and roles of conventions, festivals, and other social and professional gatherings through the use of performances, workshops, site-specific installations and video projects. Noon-3 p.m. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $5. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
ART IN THE GARDEN
The Miami Beach Botanical Garden hosts arts and crafts classes for children 7 to 12. 10 a.m.-Noon. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $10. Details: (305) 305-9141 or www.mbgarden.org.
Kids will get a taste of opera when the Alhambra Orchestra and the Riuniti Opera collaborate for a performance of Mozart's "The Impresario." The one-act opera follows a man trying to put together a company of actors and singers while dealing with their whims, rivalries and pretensions. 11:15 a.m. Gusman Concert Hall, 1314 Miller Drive, Coral Gables. Details: (305) 668-9260 or firstname.lastname@example.org.