Institute of Maya Studies - The Institute of Maya Studies (IMS) focuses primarily on the Maya, but also examines other pre-Columbian civilizations. Meetings are held every second and third Wednesday at 8 P.M. at the Museum. For programs and other information visit the Institute of Maya Studies website or call the Maya Hotline, 305-235-1192.
Mineral and Lapidary Guild - The Miami Mineralogical and Lapidary Guild has been affiliated with the Museum of Science since 1955. For those interested in the crafts of stone-cutting, gemstone identification, and jewelry making, come to the monthly meetings held the first Wednesday of every month in the Museum Auditorium. The group also conducts a series of classes at the Museum in jewelry making, stonecutting and bead stringing. For more information, call John Spier 954-728-9963, KC Foster 561- 969-5297, Mimi Reiger 305-665-3845. Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:45 PM.