April Fun at Frost Museum of Science

The museum will host a Mini-Camp for young scientists this Friday, as well as Earth Day presentations and clean-up events this month

In search of kid-friendly, science-forward family fun to enjoy this month? The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami (1101 Biscayne Blvd.) has you covered. Guests can join the museum for a DNA Day Mini-Camp, a LIVE@Frost Science lecture event, Earth Day activities, and more this month. Read on to discover the array of activities that explorers, scientists, and conservationists of all ages can enjoy.

Young scientists will enjoy a DNA Day-themed Mini-Camp on April 15. Photo courtesy of Frost Museum of Science
Young scientists will enjoy a DNA Day-themed Mini-Camp on April 15. Photo courtesy of Frost Museum of Science

Mini-Camp: DNA Day

Frost Science will introduce another dynamic Mini-Camp this month on April 15 (online registration closes on April 12 at 5 p.m.) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The perfect action-packed solution to a Teacher Planning Day, children ages 4 to 11 (or pre-kindergarten to fifth grade) will spend the day exploring the museum’s interactive exhibitions, conducting science experiments, and making new friends. In celebration of DNA Day, children will learn about their deep connections to everything from chimpanzees to bananas, through the science of DNA. From analyzing the basics of base pairs to exploring genetic technology in the interactive “Power of Science” exhibition, children will conduct experiments that help them see both themselves, and animals, in a new light.

Registration is required and is $85 for members and $100 for non-members. For more information, click here.

The Frost Planetarium will set the scene for Imagining Miami's Environmental Future. Photo by Ra-Haus
The Frost Planetarium will set the scene for “Imagining Miami’s Environmental Future.” Photo by Ra-Haus

LIVE@Frost Science: Imagining Miami’s Environmental Future

LIVE@Frost Science is back with an Earth Day-themed edition on April 20. At “Imagining Miami’s Environmental Future,” guests will celebrate Earth Day and hear from three local scientists who are taking unique approaches to battle the impacts of climate change, from flooding to invasive species. The special panel discussion will feature Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera of Florida International University; Dr. Katharine Mach of the University of Miami; and Shannon Jones, Frost Science’s Conservation Programs Manager. A Q&A session moderated by Dr. Kate Carter, the Director of Science Communication at Frost Science, will follow.

The program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with the program beginning promptly at 7 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Food and beverage options will be available for purchase prior to the event.

Admission is complimentary, limiting tickets to four per person. Registration is required. To RSVP, here.

MUVE Volunteer Workday: Presented by Bank of America

Frost Science’s Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) will provide opportunities for the community to give back to critical coastal habitats through philanthropic-based restoration workdays. On April 23, MUVE will host small groups of volunteers to remove invasive vegetation and debris on Virginia Key from 9 to 11 a.m. This event is in collaboration with Baynanza, a celebration of Biscayne Bay and its significance as one of the most important ecological systems in South Florida.

Volunteers will register on a first come, first serve basis. Spaces are limited. Registration is required. For more information, click here.

Earth Day 2022: Presented by FPL SolarNow

Frost Science will partner FPL SolarNow for a day of hands-on climate activities in celebration of Earth Day. Tackle environmental engineering design challenges with the Frost Science education team and explore ancient sea levels with local researchers, while observing how agencies like FPL are implementing new, climate-friendly technological innovations. Earth Day 2022 programming is free with paid museum admission. For more information, click here.

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