Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on June 24, 2010
Roam among hordes of Jurassic reptiles at the Miami Children’s Museum’s "Dino Island" exhibit. The 2,500-square-foot, custom-built set is home to nine lifelike dinosaurs, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops mother and baby, that walk, feed and roar. Other features include a periodically erupting volcano and a fossil-dig station. Ends Jan. 2. Miami Children’s Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island. Museum entrance is $15 for adults and children, $12 for Florida residents and free for children under one year. Details: (305) 373-5437 or www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society present a sensory-friendly screening of "Toy Story 3," allowing families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy kid-friendly films in a safe, accepting environment. The theater is to have the lights brought up and the sound turned down, eliminate previews and advertisements before the movie and welcome the audience to dance, walk, shout or sing during the event. 10 a.m. AMC Sunset 24, 5701 Sunset Drive, suite 300, South Miami or AMC Aventura 24, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., suite 3001, Aventura. $4-$6. Details: www.autismsociety.org/sensoryfilms.
YoungArts Miami hosts an interdisciplinary class taught by Jennifer Armas as part of its Summer Workshop Series. Ms. Armas is to focus on art that can be created in both solo and group work, mixing the creative crafts of participants from music and theater to writing and dance. Open to 17- and 18-year-old high school students. 2-4 p.m. Additional class June 28. YoungArts, 777 Brickell Ave., suite 370, Miami. Free. RSVP required. Details: (305) 377-1140 ext. 1309 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.youngarts.org.
Former Ecuadorian soccer team captain Alex Aguinaga, US soccer legend "Soccer Tom" Mulroy and other professional players lead a free soccer clinic for youth ages 5-17. Time to be determined. Florida International University Stadium, 13623 S Dixie Highway, Palmetto Bay. Free. Pre-registration encouraged. Details: (305) 598-7457 or (305) 232-7780.
City of Miami Parks is offering summer camps at 27 parks. Activities include swimming lessons, field trips, sports, a talent show and an end-of-summer picnic. Ends Aug. 13. $50 per week for City of Miami residents, $60 per week for non-residents, plus a $10 registration fee. Details: (305) 416-1300 or www.miamigov.com/parks.
SUMMER BY THE SEA
At Biscayne Nature Center’s "Summer by the Sea," campers can join a marine biologist in hands-on marine explorations like a sea grass adventure, learning how to rescue a stranded dolphin and dissecting squid. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Ends July 9. Biscayne Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne. $250-$295 per week. Details: (305) 361-6767 ext. 119 or email@example.com or www.biscaynenaturecenter.org.
ON THE WATER
Campers can spend their summer sailing, kayaking and windsurfing at Shake-A-Leg Miami’s Watersports Camp, open to children 8-14. Ends Aug. 20. Shake-A-Leg Miami, 2620 S Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove. $500 per two-week session. Details: (305) 858-5550 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.shakealegmiami.org/summercamp2010.