On Wednesday, May 18th, Miami Children’s Museum celebrated the past, present and future with a reception honoring their most generous supporters. It is an exciting time for the Museum as they are well on their way with renovations to the exhibit galleries, as laid out by an extensive Master Plan. In 2015 the Museum added My Green Home and Sketch Aquarium and in the last 4 months, have unveiled 2 state of the art galleries, the Publix Super Market exhibit and Baptist Children’s Hospital Health and Wellness Center, that will help the next generation lead healthy and active lifestyles.
That’s not all for 2016; in order to meet the growing needs of our community, the Bank of America exhibit, the Sea and Me toddler space as well as the Music Gallery will go under extensive renovations. The Museum was honored to welcome world-renowned artist Remo Saraceni to the Donor Reception, who will play an integral part in the development of the new Music Gallery. Remo is best known for inventing the Big Piano™ from the movie BIG, starring Tom Hanks and is a creator and visionary of many interactive exhibitions that connect the imagination of childhood with the technology of the future. Miami Children’s Museum is also proud to be working in partnership with Miami International Airport to unveil a children’s aviation exhibit in concourse E this summer.
The momentum continues into 2017 as the Museum will renovate the Carnival cruise ship and redevelop Everglades Park in partnership with Florida International University to create a water play exhibit that will educate children and families about sea level rise. The Museum will also revitalize the entry courtyard to include an interactive water feature.
The Museum has welcomed nearly 5 million visitors since it opened on Watson Island in 2003 and that would not be possible without the support of the board, donors and stakeholders. “The support we receive from the community and everyone that attended is inspiring and we would like to thank you all for supporting MCM!” stated CEO and Executive Director, Debbie Spiegelman.
DATE: May 25, 2016
CONTACT: Alexandra Akshar | 305.373.5437 ext.146 | firstname.lastname@example.org
About Miami Children’s Museum
Founded in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine and create. The 56,500-square-foot facility includes 14 galleries, classrooms, parent/teacher resource center, 200-seat auditorium and outdoor exhibits, including a new playground. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits; programs and classes, including special needs classes; Subway restaurant; Kid Smart educational gift shop and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. To learn more about the museum, please visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
Miami Children’s Museum receives both private and public funding. MCM is sponsored in part by the City of Miami; the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.