May Museum Calendar

By on May 8, 2013

New exhibits can be found at Miami Children’s Museum, Boca Raton Childrens Museum, Lowe Museum at UofM, MODS, Miami Art Museum, Coral Gables Museum and Young at Art.

 

Bricks 4 Kidz | Mondays & Wednesdays, May 1–May 15

Using Legos, children will design and build machines, catapults, pyramids,
derby cars, & buildings. While exploring engineering, architecture & physics they will develop problem solving & critical thinking. Designed for children 4&up. $15/session. Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Jason’s Music Hall in Rickard House, 498 Crawford Blvd. Boca Raton.
561 368-6875. www.cmboca.org

LoweDown Happy Hour | Thursday, May 2

Don’t miss a guided tour of ArtLab @ The Lowe: From Ancient Art to Modern Molas: Recurring Themes in
Indigenous Panamá. Live latin beats, light Caribbean bites, snacks by Cabot Creamery Cooperative, with cocktails generously provided Bacardi. $10 Admission; Free for Lowe Members. 7-9pm. Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami. 1301 Stanford Dr. Coral Gables. 305-284-3535. www.lowemuseum.org

Young at Art Museum Birthday Bash | Saturday, May 4

Join us as we celebrate our first year in our new building with hands-on art activities and musical & dance performance by Broadway Kids Studio. Sing Happy Birthday with YAYA & Friends @11am. 10am-6pm. Young at Art Museum, 751 S.W. 121 Ave. Davie 954-424-0085.  www.youngatartmuseum.org

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Celebration | Saturday & Sunday, May 11 & 12

May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. Enjoy dance shows, music, food tasting, cultural games & demonstrations, and arts & crafts that highlight the regions of Asia & the Pacific including: Samoa, Hawaii, Tahiti, Japan, China, Korea, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, & the Philippines! Museum of Discovery & Science, 401 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale 33312. 954-467-6637. www.mods.org

Second Saturdays Free @ MAM | Saturday, May 11

Look for a pattern of painted figures by artist Bhakti Baxter in the galleries. How are they alike and different? What might they represent? Try your hand at forming an imaginative, symbolic figure in clay and a mix of materials in the hands-on workshop. Free. 1–4pm. Miami Art Museum, 101 W Flagler St. Miami. 305-375-3000. www.miamiartmuseum.org

Miami Children’s Museum – Target Free Friday | Friday, May 17 • 3–9pm

The third Friday of every month you and your family can enjoy “Free Family Night” a no charge entry pass into the Museum.

Messy Day | Saturday, May 25

Have you always wanted to do messy art activities with your kids, but you’re scared of the mess? Let us take care of the cleanup! We will have a fun day of finger painting, shaving cream play, and paper mache. Come
prepared to get MESSY! Miami Children’s Museum. 980 MacArthur Cswy.
Miami. 305-373-5437. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Little Italy Bike Tour | Sunday, May 19 @11am

Andiamo! Enjoy this buon viaggio to our local Italian Village and a few other Italian points of interest in Coral Gables, like the Coral Gables Waterway & Venetian Pool, led by FIU architecture professor David Rifkind. Then return to the Museum for free admission to see Italy in Motion & When in Rome as we celebrate the Year of Italian Culture in the United States! $5/member, $10/non-member. 305-603-8067. Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. Coral Gables 33134.

Tony Hawk Rad Science Exhibit | Saturday, May 25–September 2

Places students into the role of skateboarders & scientists, providing them with the physics fundamentals of extreme sports. Witness the first time Tony Hawk performed “The 900” and learn the science behind this trick in the Vert Theater, just one of the 25 exciting exhibits. Students will also learn about laws of physics with the Bodacious Board Balancing where they can test their own balance with classic skateboard tricks—with a padded surface of course! Museum Exhibits and one Classic IMAX Film.: Adult/$18; Child(2-12)/$14. Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW 2nd St. Fort Lauderdale. 954-467-MODS.   www.mods.org

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