Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on July 23, 2009
The Miami Children’s Museum offers "Adventures with Clifford the Big Red Dog." The 2,500-square-foot bilingual exhibit transports visitors to the homes of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all of the residents of Birdwell Island, where they engage in activities that foster social and emotional development. Ends Oct. 11. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Cswy., Watson Island. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
The Miami Metrozoo hosts several summer camps for children. The weeklong camps will feature tours of the zoo to help kids better understand the animal in its vast collection and education on wildlife preservation. Ends July 31. Miami Metrozoo, 12400 SW 152nd St., Perrine. $160 per week for members, $180 per week for others. Details: (305) 255-7126 or www.miamimetrozoo.com.
CULTURE FOR KIDS
The Miami Children’s Museum shows 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. 10-day sessions. Ends 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.
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.
The Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a summer camp for kids 6 to 12. This week’s camp will focus on making collages and mixed-media pieces. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ends July 24. Museum of Contemporary Art, 770 NE 125th St., North Miami. $130 members, $150 others. Details: (305) 893-6211 or www.mocanomi.org.
A FRACTURED FAIRYTALE
Fantasy Theater Factory presents a revamped performance of the Disney classic "Cinderella." She still gets her prince, but the company has added elements of comedy, slapstick, melodrama, topical songs, acrobatics, trick scenery and transformation scenes that make this version one-of-a-kind. The show features bright costumes, music, tricks and jokes for all ages. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Ends July 24. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables. $6. Details: (305) 284-8800 or www.ftfshows.com.