Calendar Of Events Children
Written by Miami Today on September 23, 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.
Beloved Disney characters from "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Lilo & Stitch" and "Peter Pan" skate through exciting adventures in Disney on Ice’s "Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey." Times vary. Ends Sept. 26. AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. $18-$50. Details: www.aaarena.com.
Meet Curious George and play games led by Miami Children’s Museum staff at Curiosity Day, an event Books & Books is holding in honor of "Curious George" author H.A. Rey’s birthday. Two sessions, each featuring the same activities. 10 a.m. Session one. 11 a.m. Session two. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Free with tickets available at Books & Books’ Coral Gables store. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Author Jennifer Fosberry shares her book "My Name is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream?" Young girls are shown how great it is to be themselves through the accomplishments of women like Marie Curie, Rosa Parks and Elizabeth Blackwell. 6:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.