JUNE 2022 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Rainbow Families Month!
All Month Long
June is Pride Month, and we are celebrating all the beautiful Rainbow Families of our community! Join us as we spotlight our LGBTQ+ friends, artists, scientists, activists, and more. Catch a live interactive story time with our Theater Troupe, explore our rainbow-themed sensory bins, and create a colorful collage inspired by LGBTQ+ artist, Kendrick Daye! Visit Museum at Home or our social media channels (YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) to view videos, released weekly, that will entertain and educate your little ones with stories, music, cooking, books, special guests and more.
Caribbean Heritage Month Celebration
Saturday, June 4
Join us at the Museum as we celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month. Create art that celebrates nature, life, and the traditions of the colorful Caribbean cultures. Enjoy and dance along to the steel drums and design colorful masks and wearables for our Carnival parade.
Sensory Friendly Saturday
Saturday, June 11 | 9AM -11AM
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’re celebrating our Rainbow Families. Enjoy a special sensory friendly story time with stories that empower children of all family backgrounds, enjoy a rainbow sensory activity, and create identity flags. And as always explore the Museum in a sensory modified, supportive setting with limited admission and sound and lighting adjustments. Our goal is to provide your child with the opportunity to engage in social interactions, improve their sensory processing and to optimize their understanding of and participation in natural environments.
Sensory Programming at Miami Children’s Museum is sponsored in part by The Ethel and Harry Reckson Foundation/Michael Spritzer & Marjorie Baron.
To Register for Sensory Saturday visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/programming/sensory-saturdays/
Space is limited so register today! If you need assistance, please call 305-373-5437 Ext 130
Smart Summer Kick Off!
Saturday, June 11
Kick off the summer with a fun-filled day full of STEAM activities. Compete as a family in our Tallest Tower Challenge, design and test your own stomp rockets, and make a flying contraption for our wind tunnel. Then stop by our Art Studio to create a 3D sculpture and see how you can use engineering skills to make art!
Father’s Day and Juneteenth
Sunday, June 19
Enjoy a fun-filled day celebrating all fathers, grandfathers, and father-figures! Stop into our Art Studio to create a handmade card, compete in our obstacle course, and work together to build your own wooden creation. Then, stop into our Auditorium for our Juneteenth celebration with music and dancing!
Rainbow Families Celebration
Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & June 26
Join our grand finale celebration in honor of Pride Month. We’ll have an interactive story time with our Theater Troupe, and a special collaborative art project to showcase the beautiful differences and similarities of all our families. Head to our Maker Space to create a rainbow wand or poster for our Pride Parade at the end of each session!
will resume starting September 12th. Have a great summer!
Quarterly Conversations: Kids & Pride: How to be an Ally
Wednesday, June 22 | 8:00 PM
What does it mean to be an ally and how can we encourage more children and families to become allies against anti-LGBTQ+ language and bullying? How can we create safe spaces in our communities? We’ll answer these questions and more in our third installment of our Quarterly Conversations series “Kids & Pride: How to be an Ally”. We invite you to join us on June 22nd at 8pm as we host the YES Institute for a discussion and live Q&A on all things allyship.
Glass Lab: Sandblasting Workshop | Art Gallery Maker’s Space
Tuesday-Friday: Upon Request until 11:30AM, 2:30PM, and 5:30PM
Saturday-Sunday: 10:00AM–11:30AM, 1:00PM-2:30PM, 4:00PM–5:30PM
Learn about sandblasting while creating your own frosted glass keepsakes.
*$8-10 per glass item, Credit cards only*
Colorful Collaging | Art Studio
Monday-Friday: 10:30AM – 1:00PM, 2:30PM – 5:00PM
Saturdays & Sundays: 10:30AM–1:30PM, 2:30–5:30PM
Inspired by the work of Miami-born LGBTQ+ artist, Kendrick Daye, create a colorful collage using real pictures, magazine clippings, and printed paper.
Identity Flags| Kidscape Village
Monday-Sunday: 11:00AM – 11:30AM, 3:30PM – 4:00PM
Inspired by Gilbert Baker, create a flag to represent you! Pick colors and symbols that describe who you are and what you like.
Rainbow Sensory Play| Health and Wellness Classroom
Monday-Sunday: 12:00PM – 12:30PM, 4:30PM–5:00PM
Learn the meaning behind the Rainbow and explore a variety of textures and colors in these engaging sensory bins.
Show Time: Ninja School | Graduation Day! | Auditorium
Saturday-Sunday: 12:30PM & 5:00PM
Step back inside a late 1980s comic book and take part in this interactive, humorous, musical, action-filled journey of becoming a true Ninja. Help our Ninja School students combat the evil monster who has captured Master John John, by calling upon your indomitable spirit and a loud-deep Ki-Up! If successful, you will officially be certified as a Ninja.
*Schedule subject to change on days of special events.
Story Time | Auditorium (Starting June 13)
Monday – Friday: 1:00PM & 3:00PM
Join us for an interactive story time of some of our favorite children’s stories with our funny and fabulous Theater Troupe.
Please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
for more details on June 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)