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    Polar Express 3D - Returns December 1 2017
    Dunkirk 2D - Returns December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 2017

    Incredible Predators 3D

    Dream Big 3D


    Star Wars: The Last Jedi 2D or 3D - Opens December 14 2017

    Permanent exhibits descriptions
    can be found here

    Special Events and Activities (on Weekends, Holidays, etc.)
    can be found two sections below.


    Amazing Butterflies MAZE Exhibit
    October 7, 2017 – January 8, 2018

    Amazing Butterflies invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth. Visitors will embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight! Together, families will explore this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.



    Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™
    January 20, 2018 – May 6, 2018

    Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™  exhibit transports visitors to the world of Clifford, Emily Elizabeth, and all of the residents of Birdwell Island. Like tourists visiting Bird Well Island, visitors will start their journey to the exhibit aboard the Birdwell Island ferry, complete with seagull sounds and clanking ship bells. Children will take the captain’s seat and steer the ship’s wheel as visitors disembark and enter the world of Clifford and Emily Elizabeth.

    Credit: Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™ was created by Minnesota Children’s Museum together with Scholastic Entertainment. © 2016 Scholastic Entertainment Inc. SCHOLASTIC and logos are trademarks of Scholastic Inc. CLIFFORD, EMILY ELIZABETH, CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG, BE BIG and logos are trademarks of Norman Birdwell. All rights reserved.

    Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious!

    January 20, 2018 – May 6, 2018

    Explore the exhibit gallery that introduces young children into the world of Curious George, leading visitors on a fun, meaningful interactive math, science and engineering-based adventure while emphasizing the central role that parents and caregivers play. Based on the familiar characters in H.A. and Margret Rey’s classic stories and inspired by the animated television series on PBS KIDS, visitors can operate wheels to help George climb a building, sort and weigh fruits and vegetables at the produce stand, use science skills to putt a hole of mini golf, climb the rocket from George’s space adventure, build a whirligig in the country, and visit the Museum within the Museum.

    Credit: Curious George television series merchandise © Universal Studios. Curious George and related characters, created by Margret and H.A. Rey, are copyrighted and trademarked by Houghton Mifflin Company and used under license. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All rights reserved. The PBS KIDS logo is registered mark of PBS and is used with permission.

    Rescue Exhibit
    May 19, 2018 through September 3, 2018

    Rescue  is an interactive and engaging exhibition that allows visitors to experience and learn about high-intensity rescue scenarios carried out by emergency personnel of the air, land and sea. Developed by Scitech in Perth, Australia and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, this exhibition is designed to provide an accurate reflection of the technological tools and vital skills utilized by rescue teams in emergency situations of all kinds.

    Rescue focuses heavily on visitor interaction and engagement, allowing guests to simulate participation in various rescue scenarios. Visitors are invited to not only discover how rescue technology works, but also to understand the skills and training required by rescuers assisting those in peril. In addition, activity challenges such as locating a missing person feature the importance of teamwork and training in rescue scenarios.


    NEW Permanent Exhibit debuts - Powerful Lungs
    Opens December 15, 2017

    Did you know you can survive for a few days without water, a few weeks without food, but only a few minutes without oxygen? The lungs are one of the most important organs in the body. They supply the body with the oxygen it needs to function properly. This new exhibit will teach visitors about the anatomy and physiology of the lungs and about the importance of keeping your lungs healthy. Visitors will learn about how their choices will impact lung performance. They will also learn how smoking, COPD, asthma, and pneumonia impact lung function. This exhibit is in honor of Catherine A. Yardley, who played a key role in the founding of the Museum in the 1970’s.

    Polar Express Weekends
    December 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 2017
    Noon to 4 p.m.

    • Marshmallow Snowmen Make your own edible marshmallow snowmen.

    • Nitro Show 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. - Join us in the Keller Science Theater as we explore the colder side of science in this Brrrrr-fect stage show. KaBoom Show Take a seat in the Keller Science as we talk about plasma and colored gases in this explosive show

    • Selfies with Elfies- Find the Elves on the Shelf. Take a Selfie and tag the Museum for a chance to win 4 tickets to IMAX with Laser.

    Star Wars Weekends                 
    December 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & 31, 2017
    Noon to 4 p.m.

    • Star Lab- Step into our state-of-the-art planetarium and explore the planets with us during our Star Wars Themed Stellarium Show.
    • Superconductors- Learn about the new cutting edge technology that causes trains to hover above the ground just like the land speeders in Star Wars.
    • Stomp Rockets - Build your own rockets and launch them using our own custom launcher.
    • Holograms- Learn how to make a hologram projector for your smart phone.
    • KaBoom Shows - Join us as we talk plasma and colored gases in this explosive show.

    Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/icfy6n4bdrmst72/AADFyHhZHVyLBkLoNX3Z77aQa?dl=0

    Butterfly Weekend
    January 6 & 7, 2018 Noon to 4 p.m.

    • Butterfly Release - 1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
      Join us as we release a swarm of butterflies back into the wild.
    • Butterfly Garden
      Learn what kind of plants are needed for butterfly gardens if you want to watch them start as caterpillars or watch them feed on nectar producing plants. We will have samples of all these plants.
    • Butterfly Chats 1:15 and 3:15 p.m.
      Join us in the Keller Science Theater as Jose Muniz from Amazing Butterflies talks butterflies with us and lets us in on some secrets of the trade. Butterfly Stained Glass Add your favorite colors to this creative take home project.
    • Keller Science Theater - 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
    • Presentation - Mortal Combat between Ants and Caterpillars: An ominous threat to the endangered Schaus’ swallowtail butterfly
      Presented by Jaeson Clayborn, Ph.D. Candidate, Koptur Lab, Department of Biology, Florida International University.

      Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2nm1you6rr5p7ux/AAC4TP0t2cyxtcczIqSI7GAVa?dl=0

    Curious George Monkey Fun
    January 20, 2018

    How many monkeys you can link up in the Barrel of Monkeys game? Make your own Curious George mask. Find the man in the yellow hat in our Curious George Scavenger hunt!

    Meet and Greet Curious George
    10:15 a.m. & 2:15 p.m.

    Every Saturday from January 20 through April 28, 2018. (Except February 17, 2018).
    Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9s8hzac1g6lx924/AABRBGpw97okilgBjvlALbBOa?dl=0

    Clifford The Big Red Dog
    January 21, 2018

    Dog Treats
    Join us for a storytime adventure then join us for a meet and greet with the star of the book, Clifford! Make your own Clifford The Big Red Dog mask. Meet special trained dogs from the Canine Assisted Therapy group!

    Meet and Greet Clifford The Big Red Dog
    1:15 p.m. & 3:15 p.m. At the Museum every Sunday from January 21 through April 29, 2018. (Except February 18, 2018).

    Images: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mqx7gxg2baecerp/AABtiSk1O0XSUhblQtxplTzOa?dl=0



    IKEA Design Nation and
    FAU Self-Driven Team              

    February 17 – 19, 2018
    Noon to 4 p.m.


    Build a Table
    Compete with other families to build a table that can hold the most weight.

    Construct your own rollercoaster and keep the passengers strapped in so they cannot fall out.

    Mobius Strip
    Learn the newest technology trains will be riding on in this table talk demonstration.

    Anki Cars
    See some of the cutting-edge “board games” that involve technology, specifically apps on your phone.

    MaxFlight Rollercoaster
    If you are a thrill seeker then take a ride on our MaxFlight and be turned upside down and inside out in this two-minute experience. Purchase of a ticket is required.

    ASCE American Society of Civil Engineers
    Meet Engineers from South Florida and participate in a variety of engineering activities for the whole family.

    FAU Self -Driven
    FAU High School and University student researchers will be your guides to explain how artificial intelligence allows machines to learn from their experience – not from pre-programming. Did you know that the same information that makes your brain work can be used to power self-driving cars? Machine learning and artificial intelligence will change the way we do just about everything! Learn how the science of your brain and engineering combine to create new technologies. Many fields from engineering to medicine are being transformed! Includes: Drones, Underwater Robotics, Animatronics, Robo Pets, Autonomous Vehicles, AI Formula E Car, 3D Selfie and more!

    Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration
    May 12 & 13, 2018 Noon to 4 p.m.

    Dancers! Music! Drummers! May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Join us for Music and Dancing, Food and Flowers, Arts and Crafts, Surfing Lessons and more!

    It’s an exciting way for the whole family to experience the cultures of Asia and the South Pacific Islands. The event is free with museum exhibits admission.

    Enjoy Polynesian dance shows and crafts and activities presented by Polynesian Proud Productions plus activities and performances by various community partners.

    Eye of the Storm
    Saturday, May 19, 2018
    10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Free Exhibit Admission

    Hurricane Science, Mitigation and Preparedness - Get Ready for Hurricane Season!

    Interactive Demonstrations
    • Tropical Weather Briefings
    • Hurricane Hunters

    Presentations by Hurricane Experts
    • FIU’s Wall of Wind Researchers

    Pet Preparedness Tips

    Explore the Museum’s Storm Center
    • Meet local meteorologists and do a hurricane broadcast together.

    Live Theater Shows for all ages
    • Tsunami Tim
    • Owlie Skywarn
    • How the Weather Works


    New York Life

    First Saturday of each month Noon - 4 p.m.
    New York Life’s Child I.D. program is designed to teach children how to stay safe in the home and at play. Receive a free children’s I.D. kit.

    Broward Chess Club
    Every Saturday between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.

    3D Printer Lab
    Daily during Museum hours

    Our Discovery Lab has been outfitted with three different 3D printers. Staff will demonstrate their capabilities throughout the summer



    Visitors can enjoy exciting science shows and presentations in the Keller Science Theater by our enthusiastic staff and/or community partners.

    The Nitro Show - Ever wonder what -320 degrees Farenheit will do to everyday items? Discover how cold things can get with liquid nitrogen and how their physical changes can create explosive results.

    KaBoom! Show - Witness the power of chemical changes with fiery explosions! Come have a blast!

    Science Showdown - Do you have what it takes to beat the best in the ultimate science feud? Test your knowledge against the experts in this high energy game show!


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