Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on August 5, 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.
BACK TO SCHOOL
Vaccines required for school admission will be offered for free at this county-hosted Back to School Immunization event. Available shots include Hepatitis B, HIB, Polio, Meningococcal, MMR, TD, TDAP, and Varicella. A parent or legal guardian must bring the child’s immunization record and be present for shots to be administered. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tamiami Park Coliseum, 10901 SW 24th St., Tamiami. Free. Details: (305) 552-1155.
It’s Sunday Story Time at Books & Books, with an interactive presentation and craft inspired by the book "Dear Baby, It’s a Colorful World." Author Carol Casey and illustrator Jason Oransky share the book, which pairs bright color with simple poems to teach children about recognizing and naming colors. 12:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.
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.
The Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida hosts a fundraiser and membership drive at four Miami-Dade Chuck E. Cheese’s. Participants receive 10 free tokens to play on-site games. 33-9 p.m. Chuck E. Cheese’s at 8701 SW 124th Ave., Kendall; 18575 S Dixie Highway; 20335 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; or 3805 W 20th Ave., Hialeah. Details: (305) 253-4841 or www.girlscoutsfl.org.