Miami Children’s Museum Calendar Of Events December 2012

Miami Children’s Museum December 2012 Calendar Of Events 
Miami Children’s Museum 
980 MacArthur Causeway 
Watson Island 
Miami, FL 33132. 
www.miamichildrensmuseum.org  
305.373.KIDS (5437)  
  
ArtKids at ArtBasel Miami Beach 
Presented by the Miami Children’s Museum 
Thursday, December 6th – Saturday, December 8th 2011 
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday, December 9th  2011 
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  
For the ninth consecutive year, Miami Children’s Museum is proud to present ArtKids at Art Basel Miami Beach.  From mixed media to building blocks beyond, a variety of art exploration stations will be available for budding young artists to create their own original works of art.  Art Kids welcomes children ages 4 – 12 to stay in the room for up to 3 hours at a time; children younger than 4 may also visit with a caretaker. Art Kids is supervised and staffed by Miami Children’s Museum employees, volunteers, and selected artists. Advanced registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. Registration forms can be found at www.miamichildrensmuseum.org. Email registration form to artkids@miamichildrensmuseum.org or fax to 305-373-5431. 
  
Holidays Around the World 
Presented by Inlingua 
Sunday, December 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 29th  
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
Join MCM in exploring other countries’ holiday traditions. Whether it Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanzaa, everyone celebrates the holidays differently. Enjoy a different country or part of the world every weekend. 
  
Snowflake Making! 
Every Day in December at 1:30 p.m. 
Come help us turn MCM into a winter wonderland! Every day, we will be making beautiful snowflakes to proudly display in our main hallway. We will keep them there for the whole month of December. By the end of the month, our museum will look like a blizzard hit Miami! 
  
Spread the Joy 
Saturdays and Sundays in December 
11:00-4:00 
Help us spread the joy of the holiday season to those less fortunate in our community! We will be making holiday cards all season and delivering them to the elderly, homeless, and those who just need a little more love this December.  
  
Tree Lighting Ceremony 
Wednesday, December 5th 2012 
4:30 p.m. 
Join us as we light our holiday tree for the season! We will also be making homemade ornaments to keep or leave on our tree! 
Hanukkah Story Time 
Saturday, December 8th 2012 
3:00 p.m. 
Come listen to a memorable Hanukkah story during the week of Hanukkah. Afterwards, we will be painting our own dreidels!  
  
Festive Finger Puppets 
Thursday, December 13th 2012 
2:00 p.m. 
Make your own fun holiday friend at our finger puppet activity! 
  
Hanukkah Cooking Cart with Marilyn 
Saturday, December 15th 2012 
2:00 p.m. 
The MCM Cooking Cart brings you healthy recipes you can try at home with your kids. In honor of the holiday, we will be making foods that are traditionally eaten during Hanukkah!  
  
Gingerbread House Making 
Saturday, December 15th 2012 
4:00 p.m. 
Join us in making gingerbread houses to take home this holiday season. Make it a family affair and create your very own house to display at home. Houses will be distributed on a first come, first served basis when the program begins.  
  
Drumming for Wellness 
Sunday, December 16th 2012 
3:00 p.m. and  4:00 p.m. 
Jeffrey Deen lets family follow his rhythm each month. Performing on various percussion instruments from around the world, Jeffrey captivates his audience and then invites them to join the fun by handing out a drum to each member.  
  
Silly Holiday Sweater Day! 
Wednesday, December 19th 2012 
All Day 
Come to MCM wearing a silly holiday sweater and get a special prize! Our staff will be dressed in our most festive holiday garb to match you! 
  
The End of the Mayan Calendar 
Friday, December 21st 2012 
1:00 p.m. 
This is the day the Mayan calendar ends! Come learn a about the Mayan culture at MCM and make your own Mayan hieroglyph rubbing. 
  
Christmas Cooking Cart with Marilyn 
Saturday, December 22th 2012 
2:00 p.m. 
The MCM Cooking Cart brings you healthy recipes you can try at home with your kids. We will be making some traditional foods typically eaten during the Christmas season!  
  
Polar Express Story Time 
Sunday, December 23rd 2012 
12:00-3:00 p.m. 
Come listen to the timeless story of a young boy on his adventure to meet Santa! We will be reading the story every hour on the hour. After the story, we will be making our own snow and jingle bell necklaces. We will even have hot chocolate and cupcakes to enjoy! 
  
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 
Monday, December 24rd 2012 
2 p.m. 
Come get into the holiday spirit by watching this special performance by the MCM players. We will be acting out Dr. Seuss’ beloved Christmas story. Come join Cindy Lou Who, the Grinch, and Max in this unforgettable adventure! 
  
Christmas Day 
Tuesday, December 25th 2012 
The Museum will be closed to the public on Christmas Day, but we will re-open with normal hours of operation on December 26th.  
  
Kwanzaa Story Time 
Thursday, December 27th 2012 
2:00 p.m. 
Join us for an exciting Kwanzaa story time! We will be reading a special story about the holiday of Kwanzaa. Afterwards, come to our art studio to help create a handprint collage as a symbol of our unity! 
  
Fit and Fun by Panache 
Saturday, December 29th 2012 
1:00 p.m. 
Come participate in a fun and interactive hip hop dance class! We will have a hip hop specialist to teach you some cool new moves! 
  
Kwanzaa Cooking Cart with Marilyn 
Saturday, December 29th 2012 
2:00 p.m. 
The MCM Cooking Cart brings you healthy recipes you can try at home with your kids. This week, we will be making foods enjoyed during Kwanzaa! 
  
Zumba 
Sunday, December 30th 2012  
2:00 p.m. 
Join our Zumba Master Trainer for this 60 minute high energy and motivating Zumba class.  It offers unique moves and combinations that allow the Zumba participants to dance away their worries. It is based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO". 
  
Noon Year’s Eve 
Monday, December 31st 2012 
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
What time is it? Time for a FUNTASTIC COUNTDOWN to the New Year just for kids! Join us for games, arts & crafts, and tons of fun! Don’t miss our countdown and balloon drop at the best way to ring in the New Year—just a few hours early! 
  
December Drop Ins: 
Story Time-Everyday at 11 a.m. 
Hands in Sand-Everyday at 11:30 a.m. 
Watch the Fish Eat-Everyday at 12:30 p.m. 
Make a Snowflake- Everyday at 1:30 p.m. 
Dress the Snowman- Everyday at 3:30 p.m. 
Tropical Holiday Collages- Mondays and Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. 
Holiday Cards- Mondays and Fridays at 4:30 p.m. 
Snowy Sand Art- Tuesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m. 
Wizard of Oz Ornaments- Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 4:30 p.m. 
Celebratory Sing-a-long- Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. 
Magical Snow- Wednesdays and Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. 
End of the Day Caroling- Saturdays and Sundays at 5:30 p.m. 
  
  
Artist in Residence Studio: 
Come out and work with our resident artists and enjoy the art activities they have created.  
  
             Open Studio Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
                  *Closed on Wednesday & Thursday 
              
MCM in the Community: 
Here is a list of upcoming events that Miami Children’s Museum will be participating in:  
  
Story Time at Books & Books  
At Coral Gables on Saturday, December 30th at 10 a.m. 
       
ArtKids at Art Basel: 
            Thursday, December 6th from 12:00-8:00 
            Friday, December 7th from 12:00-8:00 
            Saturday, December 8th from 12:00-8:00 
            Sunday, December 9th from 12:00-6:00

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