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
Dolphin Mall hosts a back to school fun fest with character sing-a-long shows, a magic show, music, face painters, balloons, hula hoop contests and giveaways. In addition, flyers will be distributed for a free backpack with purchases of $250 or more that day. Noon-5 p.m. Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St., Ramblas Plaza, Doral. Free. Details: www.shopdolphinmall.com.
Weave a colorful yarn creation at Miami Art Museum, where admission is free for families every second Saturday. 1-4 p.m. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-4073 or email@example.com or www.miamiartmuseum.org.
Located just across from Miami Art Museum, HistoryMiami is also putting on a show for kids. In conjunction with its "Crime in Miami" exhibit, McGruff the Crime Dog gives a presentation on how to help police fight crime. Participants will learn how they can be more aware of their surroundings, remember important details and make their own police badges. Noon-5 p.m. HistoryMiami, 101 W Flagler St., Miami. Free. Details: (305) 375-1492 or www.hmsf.org.
The Bass Museum of Art holds IDEA@thebass inventive art classes for children ages 5-11. Participants must be accompanied by and adult. 2-4 p.m. Bass Museum of Art, 2121 Park Ave., Miami Beach. $10 per child for members. $15 per child for others. RSVP required. Details: (305) 673-7530 ext. 1016 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bassmuseum.org.
The "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" ice cream truck stops in Coral Gables, promoting the release of Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 5" and serving free purple ice pops. 5-6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.