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. 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.
LET IT SNOW
Outside may be sunny, but it's snowing inside at Dolphin Mall. Each night through the end of the year, magical wands will be handed out to young attendees so that at the strike of 7 p.m., snowfall will start with a flick of the wand. Dolphin Mall, 11401 NW 12th St., Ramblas Plaza, Doral. Details: www.shopdolphinmall.com.
LOTS OF LAUGHS
"The Drowsy Chaperone" is a comedic musical within a musical. Expect tap dancing, singing, mistaken identities and a wedding all in one man's living room. Times vary. Ends Dec. 19. Miami Children's Theater at Alper Jewish Community Center, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. $15 adults. $12 students and seniors. Details: (305) 274-3595 or http://tickets.miamichildrenstheater.com.
Miami Children's Theater presents a stage production of "Peter Pan." Ends Dec. 18. Miami Children's Theater at Alper Jewish Community Center, 11155 SW 112th Ave., Kendall. $15 adults. $12 students and seniors. Details: (305) 274-3595 or http://tickets.miamichildrenstheater.com.
Randy Siegel shares children's book "Grandma's Smile," the story of a young boy on a mission to track down his grandmother's lost smile. 11 a.m. Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables. Details: (305) 442-4408 or www.booksandbooks.com.
Kids can play in the "snow," meet Santa, snack on free snow cones and get their face painted at "Snow Days" in the Grove. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fuller Street in Coconut Grove. Details: www.coconutgrove.com.
The Biltmore Hotel offers parent-child cooking classes as part of its Biltmore Culinary Academy program. 10 a.m.-noon. Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. $85 for one parent and child. $40 per additional child. Details: (305) 913-3131 or www.biltmorehotel.com/bca.
Adorable Tina Cocolina, an adventurous little girl with a love of fashion, is the subject of a namesake book. Pablo Cartaya and Martin Howard present the story. 12:30 p.m. Books & Books, 9700 Collins Ave., Bal Harbour. Details: (305) 864-4241 or www.booksandbooks.com.