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August 2014

1

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.)

Later in the evening, check out Miami Science 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 Led Zeppelin
11:00pm Bob Marley
Midnight Radiohead

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


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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 Sunday's participating fellows include:
Katinka Bellomo - 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.

Kimberly Chamales - University of Miami, RSMAS
Kim studies how rainfall on the Earth has changed over the past 100,000 years from changes in the Earth's orbit around the Sun. Explore how temperature and rainfall patterns change with a fun mini Earth and some surprises.

Meredith Jennings - University of Miami, RSMAS
Meredith’s research focuses on better understanding the carbon cycle in the ocean. Create your own carbon particle and test your skill at sinking to the bottom of the ocean.

Theresa Strazisar - FAU
Theresa is studying a species of seagrass called wigeongrass 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 wigeongrass will grow at multiple sites, then see if you got it right with real measurements.

Richard Zuech - FAU
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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4-8

Tech PM Session 2/Week 4: Studio Remix
Kids can let their imaginations soar this summer, as the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science launches its new Tech PM fun-filled, weeklong afternoon workshops focusing on technology. The workshops are open to children entering third through eighth grades in the fall. No experience is necessary for the innovative workshops, which are designed to encourage project-based learning and 21st century skills.

From August 4th-8th, the workshop theme is Studio Remix. Become the newest music or radio personality. Remix your favorite song in our recording studio. Create new songs with your friends, then use Garage Band to mix tracks and beats and burn your masterpiece to a CD. Work as a team to create a radio show with a catchy jingle, sound effects, and a star of the show.

All Tech PM workshops will take place Monday–Friday from 4–6 p.m.

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

Download the PDF for more details: tech-pm-session-2week-4-studio-remix-1159.PDF

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4-8

Summer Camp Session 8
The Museum's 49th Annual Summer Camp offers eight, one-week camp sessions for kids from age 4 to 8th grade. Unique and fun-filled experiences include ecology, robotics, engineering, 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-8-1165.PDF

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8

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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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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23-24

GRAMMY Camp® - Weekend Miami
GRAMMY Camp® - Weekend Miami is a free, two-day music industry experience at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science where a small group of high school students can gain an introduction to the business of music. Participants leave with elements of how the music business works and how they can begin to plan to be successful in it.

Participants can choose one of the following tracks:
Audio Engineering
Electronic Music Production
Video Production

Please note participants must be enrolled in high school (9th - 12th grade) at the time of the camp. Participants must attend both days of camp. Due to limited availability, registering does not guarantee camp placement. A Museum representative will contact you a week prior to the camp to confirm acceptance in the program.

To register, visit http://www.miamisci.org/www/grammycamp.html.

Time:
Location: Best Buy Teen Tech Center
Phone Contact: (305) 646-4222
Email Contact: events@frostscience.org

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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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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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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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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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