Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Miami Science Museum Offers Fun-Filled Space Exploration at Free August/September Fabulous First Friday Events

The Laser Show at the Miami Science Museum during Fabulous First Friday

Kids and adults alike can explore the wonders of space for FREE at Miami Science Museum’s Fabulous First Friday events in August and September. Guests can “reach for the stars” during a free planetarium show, rooftop observatory viewing, and Activity Room for children three and older.

For a nominal charge, attendees can also enjoy Miami Science Museum’s exhilarating laser shows. Laser Show admission is $4 per child, and $8 per adult. For more information about the Laser Shows, visit the website.

Fabulous First Friday:
An evening of laser lights, stars and more!

Friday, Aug. 5

  • 7:30 p.m. – Free Planetarium Show
  • 8 p.m. – “Pop” Laser Show (Family Show)
  • 8:30-10 p.m. – Free Rooftop Observatory Viewing (Weather permitting)
  • 9 p.m. – Best of Pink Floyd Laser Show
  • 10 p.m. – Led Zeppelin Laser Show
  • 11 p.m. – Bob Marley Laser Show
  • Midnight – Radiohead Laser Show

Friday, Sept. 2

  • 7:30 p.m. – Free Planetarium Show
  • 8:30-10 p.m. – Free Rooftop Observatory Viewing (Weather permitting)
  • Laser Show schedule pending; Please check the website soon for more information
During both dates, the Activity Room for children ages three and older will feature supervised activities and demonstrations, starting just before 8 p.m. Also, the Ms. Cheezious food truck will be on site, and donate 10 percent of all sales to Miami Science Museum’s Upward Bound program. One of the US Department of Education's TRIO programs, Upward Bound helps low income, first-generation college bound students to be prepared for postsecondary study, and to graduate college with a bachelor's degree in science, math, and technology related fields.

Inside the Planetarium
Current exhibitions at the Museum, viewable daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., include Earth From Space: The Magic Planet, Energy Tracker, Heart Smart, The Sea Lab, and Wildlife Center. Exhibitions are included in the museum admission price.

Miami Science Museum aims to make a difference in people’s lives by inspiring them to appreciate the impact that science and technology can have on every facet of our world. For more than 60 years, Miami Science Museum’s award-winning educational programs, family-focused exhibits, historic planetarium, and rehabilitative Wildlife Center and Clinic have enriched locals and tourists alike. Miami Science Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For more information about the current Museum please visit or call 305-646-4200.

Miami Science Museum is located at 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami. The Museum is open every day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission is free for MiaSci members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3-12, $10.95; adults are $14.95. Parking is free.

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