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September 2014

5

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 the Beatles
10:00pm Pink Floyd: Echoes
11:00pm Bob Marley
Midnight Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

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


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7

Scientist Sundays
During the first Sunday of every month, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience. 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.

This month’s featured scientists are:
Katinka Bellomo, Graduate Student at University of Miami, RSMAS
Katinka’s research focuses on the role of clouds on Earth’s climate. Learn more and experiment to create a cloud in a bottle.

Ashley Campbell, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University
Ashley’s research will take to the island Roatan in Honduras to discover the unique wonders of the Roatan Spiny-tailed Iguana. Join in with finding and counting the hidden iguanas across the island and learn about how biologists study this important reptile.

Kate Detwiler, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University
Kate travels to Africa every summer to study a group of colorful monkeys and determine if they are finding new ways to survive in the wild by creating hybrids between two different kinds of monkeys. Grab your binoculars and join Kate in Africa in the ultimate monkey matching game to see if you can find the new hybrid monkeys.

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).

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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13

The Children's Trust Family Expo
The Children's Trust Family Expo is a day-long family festival at the Miami-Dade Fair and Expo Center on Saturday, September 13, 2014. The expo features activities and entertainment for the entire family in an effort to provide parents with direct contact with health and social services, as well as educational opportunities. The event attracts more than 20,000 visitors a year. Activities include: face painters, clowns, stilt walkers, magicians, storytellers, arts & crafts, urban gardening workshops, bounce houses, rock climbing walls, music and dance performances. Exhibits feature after-school and enrichment programs, nutrition, injury prevention, programs for children with special needs, Pre-K registration information, KidCare outreach, chess tournaments, a book fair, indoor sports zone, martial arts demonstrations, appearances by well-known characters, mobile units offering community services and much more.

The Science Treehouse, presented by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, brings the elements around us to life! Create goo, freeze objects with liquid nitrogen, create bots and more, as real scientists provide a fun, educational and sensory overload of activities.

Admission, parking, and all activities and entertainment are free. Backpacks and composition books will be distributed to the first 1,000 school-age children. Food and beverages will be sold by a variety of vendors. Access to the fairgrounds is off Coral Way on both 112th and 109th Avenues.

For more information, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.

Time: 10am-5pm
Location: Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo Center


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19-21

Art Days
Be creative! Join over 100 arts and culture institutions, galleries and artists in Downtown Miami for three days of unique cultural experiences during the third annual Art Days.

Visit the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 'Maker Space' at Museum Park's Knight Plaza from Friday, September 19 - Sunday, September 21, including daily demonstrations and visitor interaction. Participants to the 'Maker Space' will utilize recycled materials and materials commonly found in any hardware store. Working with local makers, artists and Museum educators, visitors to will fix, alter, augment and create functional and aesthetically pleasing sculptural objects.

Knight Plaza at Museum Park is located in Downtown Miami directly between Pérez Art Museum Miami and the future site of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

Time: 11am-5pm
Location: Knight Plaza at Museum Park


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20

MUVE Volunteer Day
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science is home to a participatory habitat restoration project called MUVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment). MUVE reflects the mission of our Museum which is to engage visitors through exciting encounters with science and nature, inspire in-depth learning, and connect visitors with opportunities to take action in ways that are good for them, the environment, and our overall community.

Sign up to get involved and volunteer with MUVE at https://muvemiami.wufoo.com/forms/get-involved/.

Time: 8am - 12pm
Location: Virginia Key North Point
Phone Contact: Chelle King 305.646.4243
Email Contact: cking@frostscience.org

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20

Geek Squad Academy
Geek Squad Academy teaches students ages 11-16 about the latest technology in a fun, interactive setting. Through Geek Squad Academy from Best Buy, we're demonstrating how technology can improve access to career opportunities for youth today. With local Geek Squad Agents conducting classes such as Robotics, Programming, Digital Photography, Film Production and Digital Music, teens build friendships and self-confidence, spark their inner creativity and innovation, and discover how technology can benefit them in school now and in their work lives later.

Participation is free and registration is available now via https://academy.geeksquad.com/register/miami/FL. Space is limited; registration is first come, first serve.

Time: 8:30am-4pm
Location: Best Buy Teen Tech Center
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: camp@frostscience.org

Download the PDF for more details: geek-squad-academy-1183.PDF

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25

MiniCamp: Body Basics
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is Body Basics: Your body is one spectacular machine! Explore from your nose to toes, inside and out, to discover how our different systems work in this operation to discover the human body. View x-rays and skeletons, model your digestive system, test your memory and learn how the brain connects everything together to make you your amazing self.

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/education_camps.php.

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

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-body-basics-1180.PDF

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October 2014

3

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 The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
10:00pm Best of Led Zeppelin
11:00pm Pink Floyd: Best of the Wall
Midnight Radiohead

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


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5

Scientist Sundays
During the first Sunday of every month, join the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science for a special experience. 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.

This month’s featured scientists are:
Ashley Campbell, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University
Ashley’s research will take to the island Roatan in Honduras to discover the unique wonders of the Roatan Spiny-tailed Iguana. Join in with finding and counting the hidden iguanas across the island and learn about how biologists study this important reptile.

Theresa Strazisar, Graduate Student at Florida Atlantic University
Theresa is studying a species of seagrass called widgeon grass in the southern Everglades, where she goes out into the field to take measurements of this important ecological feature. Become the scientist and make predictions on how much widgeon grass will grow at multiple sites, then see if you got it right with real measurements.

Time: 1pm - 3pm
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4200


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9-11

Astronomy Day: Stargazing into the Future
Have you ever looked up and wondered what's in the night sky? Astronomy Day: Stargazing into the Future is the Museum’s annual event that invites our visitors to look up and appreciate the wonders of the Universe – and how we observe it. This year’s event will be particularly special, as the Museum itself is celebrating a change in both space and time, as we plan for the move to our new Museum downtown Miami. Astronomy Day: Stargazing into the Future will be an extended, three-day event that has something for everyone. It will celebrate our past, present, and future – from the beginnings of our beloved planetarium in the 1960s, to our soon to be beloved state-of-the-art planetarium and exhibitions at the new Museum. The event will also pay homage and celebrate WPBT2’s Star Gazers, the world’s only weekly television series on naked eye astronomy that began its storied history at our Museum.

More information to come.

Time: Times Vary
Location: Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science


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24

MiniCamp: Space Exploration
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is Space Exploration: 4, 3, 2, 1…Blast off! Join us for an out of this world journey into outer space and explore the hidden wonders of the galaxy and beyond. Investigate planets near and far as an astronaut by building your own astronomical tools, making your own Mars rover, creating moon sand and even eating astronaut food! Follow Rusty Rocket for a unique trip into space in the Planetarium and then take home some goopy alien slime as your souvenir from space.

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/education_camps.php.

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

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-space-exploration-1181.PDF

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November 2014

4

MiniCamp: CSI Science
During teacher workdays, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science offers exciting and educational one-day camps for children in grades pre-K through fifth, appealing to the scientist in everyone.

This month’s theme is CSI Science: Calling all detectives, a cookie has been taken from the cookie jar! In this investigative camp, you are the detective. Follow the clues using techniques that real forensic scientists use to solve the case, including fingerprinting, DNA collection, chromatography and much more.

$45 – members; $55 – non-members
Before-care and after-care is available upon request.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/education_camps.php.

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

Download the PDF for more details: minicamp-csi-science-1182.PDF

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7

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 Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
10:00pm The Doors
11:00pm Jimi Hendrix
Midnight Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

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


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December 2014

5

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 the Beatles
10:00pm Best of Pink Floyd
11:00pm Best of Led Zeppelin
Midnight Bob Marley


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


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