Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on July 22, 2010
Roam among 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.
Kids can learn to cook and eat healthy at a two-week summer camp with cooking instructor Cindy Hill. Activities include gardening, nutrition fun and daily cooking instruction. Campers will prepare nutritious lunches with organic ingredients. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Ends July 30. Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach. $300 per week members. $350 others. Details: (305) 673-7256 ext. 201 or email@example.com or www.mbgarden.org.
Children 6 to 10 can learn about nature through art and science activities at the Fairchild Farm Summer Camp, an arm of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Four weeklong sessions include hands-on activities, field trips and daily lunch and snacks. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Ends Aug. 6. Fairchild Farm, 14885 SW 248th St., Redland. $150 per week members. $175 per week others. Details: (305) 258-0464 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.fairchildgarden.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 others, plus a $10 registration fee. Details: (305) 416-1300 or www.miamigov.com/parks.
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 email@example.com or www.shakealegmiami.org/summercamp2010.
The Roxy Theatre Group, a nonprofit arts organization for children, presents "Once Upon a Mattress," a musical comedy based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale "The Princess and the Pea." 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturday. 3 p.m. Sundays. Ends August 1. The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107 Ave., Miami. $20. Details: (305) 226-0030 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.roxypac.com.