NOVEMBER 2020 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Native American Heritage Month
All Month Long
Join us virtually all month long as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month! With the help of our friends from the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian, we’ve been able to bring you some really fun, authentic experiences. Enjoy stories told by children’s author, Gerald Hausman, and check out other various creation stories from different cultures around the nation. Learn games from the southwest region, create artwork inspired by contemporary Native American artists, and experiment in the kitchen with a traditional Navajo recipe. Create crafts inspired by the Seminole Tribe here in South Florida and use your STEM skills to recreate different types of traditional Native American homes.
Our Native American Heritage Month celebration is sponsored by Capital One.
A Thankful Sensory Friendly Saturday
Saturday, November 14
On the second Saturday of every month, Miami Children’s Museum offers a sensory friendly experience for children with disabilities and their families. This month, we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving with an emphasis on togetherness and socializing. Doing social activities with your child can help build confidence, practice taking turns and sharing, and is a fun way to play and bond. As a family, create your own Thanksgiving garland to hang and decorate your home. Check out our videos where you can enjoy a story together and cook your own homemade applesauce.
Even at home, our goal is to provide your child with the opportunity to engage in social interactions and improve their processing and regulation of sensory input to optimize their understanding of and participation in natural environments. Check out Museum at Home and our social media channels for a day filled with sensory activities!
- Facebook: facebook.com/miami.childrens.museum
- Instagram: @miamichildrensmuseum
- Twitter: @MiChiMu
- YouTube: Miami Children’s Museum
Diwali, the Festival of Lights!
Saturday, November 14
Learn about this Hindu holiday where we will celebrate the victory of good over evil and light over darkness! Create and decorate your own diya, while learning its significance in this holiday.
Virtual Free Third Friday presented by Baptist Health South Florida
Friday, November 20 | 4PM – 8PM
Thanks to the support of Baptist Health South Florida, every third Friday of each month we will be streaming live art projects, science demonstrations, dance parties, theater performances, and a special workshop with Baptist Health through our Facebook to keep you connected with us while we’re closed. Tune into our social media for updates on times and other specific information.
November 20 – 25
Happy Thanksgiving! Prepare for this special holiday with various virtual activities, including a Thanksgiving themed sensory bin. Design a placemat for your Thanksgiving table and reflect on all the things you are thankful for with a creative craft. Play around by making your own Thanksgiving Day Parade float or by dressing up as a turkey!
ESPECIALLY FOR MEMBERS:
Members Mini Monday Story Play
Every Monday | 11AM
What’s better than reading books? Singing, chanting and dancing to them! Members can enjoy Mini Mondays programming from home with our Theatre Troupe as they read and sing along to classic children’s books like, “I Like Myself”, “Listen to the Rain”, “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” and more. Our new virtual Members Mini Monday Story Play is available every Monday at 11AM and is geared towards children ages 0–5 years old.
Mini Mondays are sponsored in part by Florida Dairy Farmers.
Every Friday | November 6 (0–4 years) | November 20 (5+ years) | 4PM
Members can create fun and engaging art projects with our Studio Artists during interactive Zoom workshops. Join us each week for a different activity and let your little artists shine! Our new virtual Member Masterpieces art workshops are available every Friday at 4PM and each class is geared towards a specific age group, so that all children can express their creativity.
Not A Box Performance
Wednesday, November 18 | 4PM
Join our Theater Troupe virtually for a live performance of one of our favorite stories, Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis. Members can check their emails for a registration link to join us live on Zoom and an accompanying activity!
Please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org for more details on November programming.
Miami Children’s Museum is located on Watson Island at
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132.
To contact the Museum, please call 305.373.KIDS (5437)
or to reach us via fax, dial 305.373.KID1 (5431).