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August 2015

1

Kiddos Magazine Back to School: Second Anniversary Event
Solar rays are everywhere!  They’re ‘cross the sea and in the air!  Discover how the sun powers our lives and keeps us healthy.  Activities include interactive, solar-powered games, creating UV bracelets, and more. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 12pm - 6pm
Location: The Falls, 8888 SW 136th St, Miami, FL 33176
Email Contact: Veronica Lepere vlepere@kiddosmagazine.com

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2

Scientist Sundays
Join us for our last Scientist Sunday at the current museum! Visit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience with the Museum's Science Communication Fellows. Meet and greet with local scientists who are experts in a variety of fields, including marine biology, climate and weather, software engineering, the brain, primatology, the ocean, and much more. Trained through the Museum's Science Communication Fellows Program, these scientists developed exciting hands-on activities for visitors to discover what they do and why it is so important.

Sunday's participating scientists include:

Michelle Larrea, Assistant Professor at NOVA Southeastern University. Michelle's research focuses on the small proteins that make us up and what effects the way they work. Explore the world of proteins by building your own with legos.

Shannon Pruden, Assistant Professor at Florida International University. Shannon is interested in how young children learn languages and spatial skills. Join her for a series of activities that challenge your spatial reasoning and bring out your creative side by making structures out of 2D and 3D shapes.

Theresa Strazisar, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University. Theresa is studying a species of seagrass called widgeon grass in the southern Everglades, where she takes measurements of this important ecological feature. Become the scientist and make predictions on how much widgeon grass will grow at multiple sites.

Richard Zuech, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University. Rich works on finding solutions to make the Internet safer for all users by data mining through the mountains of computer data to find the weaknesses in the security. Learn how to "speak" binary and stop the "bad guys" (hackers).

Jessica Bartley, Graduate Student at Florida International University. Jessica is exploring how the brain learns physics by taking pictures of the brain while it works to solve problems. Learn about the different parts of the brain involved in problem solving with a special brain helmet that lights up as you try to solve puzzles and other activities.

Free with Museum admission.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: Angela Colbert 305-646-4200
Email Contact: acolbert@frostscience.org

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2

Sunday Funday with the Miami Marlins
Light the way to a more sustainable tomorrow! Before the first pitch, join Frost Science for an exciting array of electricity-themed experiments. Discover the wonders behind renewable energy through a variety of “shocking” activities that include mobile circuits, a Van Der Graaf generator, and even a tesla coil. Admission to the baseball stadium is required.


Time: 11:30am - 1pm
Location: Marlins Stadium, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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August 3-7

Summer Camp Session 8
The Museum's 50th Annual Summer Camp offers eight, one-week camp sessions for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, astronomy, technology, field trips and more. While camp activities will be specific to the session chosen each week, every class will feature science lessons, projects, experiments and crafts, interspersed with time to explore the museum galleries, and a 30-minute outdoor PE time. Campers in the 4th through 8th grade groups will also go on a variety of field trips geared toward the weekly topic.

Group categories are set according to age: Pre-K, kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd & 3rd grades, 4th & 5th grades and 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Camp runs Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with before-care and after-care available at an additional cost.

Camp fees are $180 for Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science members and $210 for non-members (additional fees for specialty classes like Robotics, Sailing, etc). Sibling discounts are available. Campers bring their own lunches; two healthy snacks are provided each day.

Time: 9am-3:30pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

Download the PDF for more details: summer-camp-session-8-1260.PDF

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3-7

Tech PM Session 8: Movie Making
If you could make a movie, who would you be? The directors? The star? Special effects artist? The singer on the soundtrack? Enter the world of moviemaking, and you can try your hand at all of it. Learn how to use iMovie, experiment with special effects like stop-motion animation and green screens, and take home a movie with your name in the credits! Grades 3rd - 5th.

Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: 305-646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@frostscience.org

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3-7

Tech PM Session 8: Robotics 101
Enter into the wonderful, exciting world of robotics. Battle your bots, give it a specific task, create an obstacle course, and so much more. Starbot brings you through the journey of designing, building, and driving your robot prototype. No prior experience necessary. Done in partnership with Starbot. Grades 6th - 8th.

Time: 4pm - 6pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: summercamp@miamisci.org

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7

Laser Fest Weekend: Fabulous First Friday
Join us for an evening of laser lights, stars and more. Free Planetarium Star Show (7 p.m.) and rooftop observatory viewing (8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m., weather permitting). Hands-on activities and demonstrations for kids take place from 7:15 PM-8:45 PM.

Later in the evening, check out the Museum's famous Laser Shows in the Planetarium.

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
10:00pm The Doors
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Bob Marley

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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8

Planting and Beach Clean Up at Virginia Key North Point
The hammock habitat at VKNP needs more trees! We will be planting species such as pigeon plum and mastic to provide more diversity to the restoration site. We will use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document any animals and plants that have been using the restoration site.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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8

Laser Fest Weekend
Join us for a weekend of laser lights, stars and more at our historic Planetarium!

Laser Show Admission:
$4.00 per child; $8.00 per adult
Each show requires a separate ticket.

8:00pm “Pop” (Family Laser Show)
9:00pm The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10:00pm Queen
11:00pm Led Zeppelin
Midnight Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

Time: Evening
Location: Planetarium
Phone Contact: 305-646-4234


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15

Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson’s 9th Annual Back to School Fun Day
Start the school year off healthy with Frost Science as you find out how our body systems work together to keep us running clean!  Visitors will partake in stimulating activities that teach them how to keep the human body in tip-top shape. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 10am - 2pm
Location: Olinda Park in Liberty City, 2101 NW 51st Miami, FL 33142
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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19

Summer Kids Club Back to School Celebration at Mall of the Americas
Is it magic or science? Explore the chemistry behind some of the most awe-inspiring, colorful chemical reactions. Experiments include the use of pH indicators (on acids and bases), creating lightning (IE plasma!), and some truly unbelievable feats of “magic science.” All “tricks” are revealed using the powers of the scientific method. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 11am - 1pm
Location: Mall of the Americas, 7795 W Flagler St Miami, FL 33144
Phone Contact: Mall of the Americas 305-261-8772
Email Contact: Daniel Mannina dmannina@frostscience.org

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21

Planting and Beach Clean Up at Virginia Key North Point
Work at VKNP’s hammock habitat continues! Volunteers will be able to plant willow bustic, blackbead, and blolly to our restoration site. We will use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document any animals and plants that are using VKNP as their habitat.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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23

Member Morning
Join us for Member Morning. This opportunity is for members to have the museum exclusively open just for them. Enjoy a light breakfast at the museum as you meet our aquarists and learn about the South Pacific Reef; learn how to mix and pour a mold using plaster with BYO; take a behind the scenes tour of the Planetarium; test your driving skills in our Starbot Robot Arena; and more!

Time: 9am - 10am
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222


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27

IKEA Miami’s 1st Birthday
Explore the innovative ways that plants can grow without soil. Visitors will engineer a hanging hydroponic system and take it home to watch it come to life with native plants. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: IKEA Miami, 1801 NW 117 Ave, Miami, FL 33172
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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29

The “Gross Bodies” Health Lab
Cough, Sneeze, Gesundheit! Our bodies do some truly weird and totally gross things. Come and see what our bodies do to keep up alive in this interactive health lab. Visitors will learn about the awesome ways our cells, organs, and tissues work together do the strange things that keep us healthy. There is no fee to participate.

Time: 10am - 11am
Location: Coral Gables Branch Library, 3443 Segovia St, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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29

Science Art Cinema
This event is SOLD OUT. Please note tickets will not be sold at the door.

On Saturday, August 29, art and science enthusiasts will have a chance to experience the inaugural Science Art Cinema, a performance event series supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

The evening’s special program, Science Art Cinema #1: Lasers, will focus on lasers and their many uses, from medical technology, to holograms and light shows. The 90-minute experience inside the museum’s Theater and Planetarium will include a series of 20th century films about the early days of the laser introduced by San Francisco film archivist Stephen Parr, a short documentary featuring artist Matthew Schreiber, and an immersive laser sculpture and soundscape by Schreiber with live performance by six local guitarists conducted by Cody Boyce, including Autumn Casey of Snakehole, Rick Fantasies, Gavin Perry and Beatriz Montevaro of Holly Hunt, Julie Ghoulie of Crud and Frank “RatBastard” Falestra of Laundry Room Squelchers.

Guests will enjoy light bites, complimentary cocktails by Tito's Vodka and Perrier Sparkling Natural Water, and beer courtesy of Wynwood Brewing Company.

With the museum’s current location set to close its doors soon and the new museum’s $300 million, state-of-the-art-facility on course to open summer 2016 at Museum Park, this will be one of the last chances for locals to enjoy a multimedia experience inside the beloved 1966 Planetarium! 

Tickets are limited. $15 in advance.


Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: http://www.miamisci.org/ 305-646-4200


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29-30

Closing Weekend
Children 12 and under are free with paid adult admission.

Join us one last time for a special museum experience at the museum’s current location: take a family picture with the iconic Pan AM globe, watch a show in the historic Space Transit Planetarium, view our nostalgia gallery and more.

For over 65 years, Miami’s science museum has been a source of inspiration, welcoming millions of visitors from its beginnings as the Junior League of Miami to the Miami Science Museum, and recently, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. The current location of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will close Sunday, August 30 at 10:00 PM. Walk down memory lane and visit the Coconut Grove location for a final farewell. During the final weekend the museum will feature two days of engaging, educational experiences including live science demonstrations, Planetarium shows, interactive technology demos, special programming, animal encounters and more. The museum will even be staying open late on its final day!

Museum activities and demonstrations during the weekend include: 
• Test your robot control skills in the robot arena with Starbot.
• Take part in a lionfish dissection and learn more about this invasive species with Biscayne National Park.
• Join REM Learning Center's Play Make Share program on Saturday to tinker with simple electronics and use a combination of recycled products and craft materials to make everything from unique flying contraptions to child size cardboard tube architecture.
• Participate in the Makers Black Box and power tomorrow for a lesson in renewable energy.
• Ready to cool down? Discover the powerful effects of liquid nitrogen (at –325 degrees Fahrenheit!) on everyday items. Get ready to shatter your beliefs!
• Explore the world of fossils by viewing real fossils and amber.
• Meet the Sea Lab experts and interact with its resident shrimp, sea urchins and sea stars.
• Is it magic or is it science? Explore the chemistry behind the hottest state of matter. Experiments include creating plasma, chaining color of fire and more.
• Animal encounters and visits with the resident birds and wildlife at the Batchelor Wildlife Center.
• Create your own slime and take it home with you.
• Test your engineering skills with the Society of Women Engineers from Florida International University.
• Learn about South Florida marine life and more with CappSci’s Miami Science Barge.

In addition, visitors can enjoy the museum’s #FrostScienceMemories nostalgia exhibit featuring memorable items from its storied history. Famed Cheeseburger Baby food truck will be onsite for food purchases.

Limited free parking is available at the museum. Public transportation is encouraged: located next to Vizcaya Metro Station and Brickell Miami Trolley stop.

Time: Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 10am-10pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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September 2015

6

Ikea Family Day
Light the way to a more sustainable tomorrow! Join Frost Science for exciting electricity-themed experiments. Discover the wonders behind renewable energy through a variety of activities that include mobile circuits, a Van Der Graaf generator and a tesla coil.

There are no fees to participate.

Time: 1pm-4pm
Location: IKEA Miami, 1801 NW 117 Ave, Miami, FL 33172
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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12

The Children's Trust Family Expo
Frost Science will present a special day-long space for children of all ages, celebrating STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and environmental awareness. Ongoing programming from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM will include live science demonstrations and engaging hands-on activities. Test how things fly in the museum’s wind tunnel and get a preview of the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, currently under construction in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Meet real scientists and bring a piece of “Earth” home after learning about South Florida’s climate and environment on behalf of MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment ), the Museum’s environmental habitat restoration project.

The Science Tree House, presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, will bring the elements around us to life! Find fossils, freeze objects with liquid nitrogen, test the laws of aerodynamics, learn the magic behind science, as real scientists provide a fun and educational sensory overload of activities.

There are no fees to participate.

Time: 10am - 5pm
Location: Miami-Dade Fair and Expo Center, 10901 SW 24 St, Miami, FL 33165
Phone Contact: Michelle Beumer 305-646-4233
Email Contact: mbeumer@frostscience.org

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12

Science Meets Art at Pérez Art Museum Miami
Pérez Art Museum Miami and The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, PAMM’s future Museum Park neighbor, team up for a special PAMM Free Second Saturday featuring a family-friendly day of creative experimentation at PAMM:

“Eco-Environments: Art Meets Science”
PAMM Teaching Artists and Science Communication Fellows from Frost Science will guide children and families in the creation of mini eco-environments, on the museum’s outdoor terrace inspired by PAMM’s exhibition, Marjetica Potrč: The School of the Forest / Miami Campus.

“The Art of Robots: Science Meets Art”
Explore the engineering behind robots to design your own artistic creation and watch as it comes to life in this STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) activity led by experts from Frost Science, PAMM and Starbot.

There are no fees to participate.

Time: 1pm - 4pm
Location: Pérez Art Museum Miami, 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132
Phone Contact: Paola Villanueva 305-646-4250
Email Contact: pvillanueva@frostscience.org

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12

Coastal Hammock Planting
Our project has already created habitats for turtle and crocodile nests. This hammock habitat will now provide a dry and shady habitat to provide shelter and food for Florida’s animal species. Volunteers will also learn how to use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document their natural spaces.

Time: 8am-12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point, Arthur Lamb Jr Rd Miami, FL 33149
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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12

Mangrove Propagule Planting Outreach
MUVE joins Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum’s outreach program! We will be demonstrating and distributing mangrove propagules for people to take care of until next year’s mangrove planting.

Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point, Arthur Lamb Jr Rd Miami, FL 33149
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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19

Fee-Free P.L.A.Y. Day
Become a paleontologist with Frost Science! Dig beneath the surface and identify now-extinct natural specimens by sifting through sand and cleaning and identifying fossil fragments, sea shells, shark teeth and unique multi-colored rocks and minerals.

There are no fees to participate.

Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72 Ave, Miami, FL 33157
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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19

Day for Children
How does the human body work and how do we keep it healthy? Learn about nutritious foods and sugar content in popular drinks. Join Frost Science in this interactive health lab in making scabs and mucus.

There are no fees to participate.

Time: 11am-5pm
Location: Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina 305-646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org

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19

International Coastal Cleanup Day
Virginia Key North Point is now a site for International Coastal Cleanup Day! It has become a home for nesting sea turtles and a rare American crocodile nest this past year! We will be working with Miami Waterkeeper to reach more habitats at our restoration site.

Our habitats include: beach, dune, freshwater wetland, coastal hammock, and mangroves.

Before heading to the site be sure to:

-Bring a water bottle (We will provide cold water for refills)
-Wear cool comfortable clothing (lightweight long sleeves and pants are great for sun protection)
-Become a citizen scientist by downloading Marine Debris Tracker into your smartphone and documenting what we find!

Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Virginia Key Mountain Bike Park, Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149
Phone Contact: Elizabeth Lago (305) 301-8566
Email Contact: elago@frostscience.org

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25

Coastal Hammock Planting
Volunteers will be planting hammock species at Virginia Key North Point, VKNP, restoration site! Plants include cocoplum, seagrape, and strangler fig. Strangler figs provide shelter and food for mammals, reptiles and migrating birds that are in VKNP. Volunteers will learn how to use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document animals and plants inhabiting the site.

Time: 8am-12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point, Arthur Lamb Jr Rd Miami, FL 33149
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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26

Mangrove Propagule Collection
Join us as we kayak to collect mangrove propagules! These mangrove propagules will be used in future restoration events in Miami-Dade County.


Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Oleta River State Park, 3400 NE 163 St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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27

Sunday Funday with the Miami Marlins
Ready to cool down? Discover the powerful effects of liquid nitrogen (at -325 degrees) and dry ice (at -100 degrees) on a variety of everyday items. See what breaks, shatters, pops, and sinks in a dynamic demonstration!

Admission to the baseball stadium is required for this event.

Time: 11:30am-1pm
Location: Miami Marlins Stadium, 501 Marlins Way, Miami, FL 33125
Phone Contact: Daniel Mannina (305)646-4236
Email Contact: dmannina@frostscience.org 

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October 2015

10

Coastal Hammock Planting
Volunteers will work on Virginia Key North Point hammock habitat! This habitat will provide habitat and food for Florida’s native fauna! Plant species include gumbo limbo and the Spanish stopper. Volunteers will use the iNaturalist and Marine Debris Tracker apps to document animals and plants at the site.


Time: 8am-12pm
Location: Virginia Key Mountain Bike Park, Arthur Lamb Jr Rd, Miami, FL 33149
Phone Contact: Chelle King (305) 646-4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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