Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on September 2, 2010
The Roxy Theatre Group offers a wide range of performing arts classes for children 3-17, including acting, voice, ballet, tumbling, trumpet and more. Times and dates vary by class, between 3:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The Roxy Performing Arts Center, 1645 SW 107th Ave., Sweetwater. Prices vary. Details: (305) 226-0030 or www.roxypac.com.
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.
Family story time, eco arts and crafts and science programs are all part of the fun at Book Nook by the Bay, held on the first Saturday of every month. 10 a.m.-noon. Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72nd Ave., Palmetto Bay. Free with estate admission, which is $15 for children 4-14 and $10 for adults. Details: (305) 235-1668 ext. 233 or www.deeringestate.com.
Keep the kids occupied while they’re off from school with a trip to the zoo at a lower rate. During select days off — Sept. 9 and Nov. 1 — Zoo Miami is offering $5 admission. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Ticket booths close at 4 p.m. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St., South Miami Heights. Details: www.zoomiami.org.