Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on July 1, 2010
The Community Partnership for the Homeless is collecting school supplies and uniforms for 125 children who live at its two assistance centers. Donations can be dropped off throughout the summer at both locations. Chapman Center, 1550 N Miami Ave., Miami, or South Dade Center, 28205 SW 125th Ave., Homestead. Details: (305) 329-3030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.