South Florida Parenting
4:18 PM EDT, July 11, 2014
DRAWING AND PAINTING STUDENT SHOW
Through July 12. Enjoy this student exhibition featuring works in drawing, painting, printmaking, digital and related arts. Armory Art Center. 1700 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-1776 or visit Armoryart.org.
ALIEN INVASION NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM
July 25. Make your own Galaxy Goo and learn about the solar system, the night sky, galaxies and the universe with fun hands-on activities. Explore interactive science craftsexhibits, planetarium shows and a chance to view the night sky in Palm Beach County’s only public observatory. Dress to match the theme for a special prize. 6-9 p.m. at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Call 561-832-1988 or visit www.sfsciencecenter.org. Admission is $5.50 for members and free for member children. $12.50 for non-members, $11 for seniors and $9 for children
THE WORK OF NATHAN SAWAYA FEATURING IN PIECES
Through Aug. 17. LEGO® brick artist Nathan Sawaya builds upon his previous body of work with groundbreaking LEGO® sculptures that are integrated into large-scale photographs by award-winning Australian photographer Dean West. Shown for the first time in Florida, this exhibition will appeal to all ages. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St., Hollywood. Call 954-921-3274 or visit Artandculturecenter.org.
STEWART NACHIMAS – WORKS ON PAPER – CAST PAPER WOODCUTS
Through Aug. 23. These cast paper woodcuts reflect aspects of the artist’s life, transformed into bold, graphic images. The prints show him performing puppet shows, playing music and working as a printmaker. Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Call 954-340-5000 or visit Coralspringsmuseum.org.
PABLO CANO – MIXED MEDIA SCULPTURE AND DRAWING
Through Aug. 23. Coral Springs Museum of Art, 2855 Coral Springs Drive. Call 954-340-5000 or visit Coralspringsmuseum.org.
GOOSE BUMPS! THE SCIENCE OF FEAR
Through Sept. 2. Through fun, interactive challenges, guests can experience fear in a safe environment and discover the science behind their physical and emotional responses. The 6,000-square-foot exhibit includes immersive environments and full-body, interactive experiences that allow guests to test their own fears and rate their physiological responses. Leading scientists and their current research on the neurobiology, physiology and psychology of fear are also featured throughout the exhibit. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sundays at the Museum of Discovery and Science, 401 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale. Call 954-467-6637 or visit Mods.org. $19 for adults; $18 seniors; $15 children 2 to 12. Children under 2 are free.
Through Sept. 14. More than 60 puzzling experiences that inspire endless hours of exploration and ingenuity. Visitors can run a marathon with their fingers on the Finger Mazes; become a “webmaster” by climbing through an intricate web of ropes in the Web Maze; get lost in a network of color in the Color Maze; and conquer puzzling perplexities in the Maze of Illusions. South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, 4801 Dreher Trail N., West Palm Beach. Call 561- 832-1988 or visit Sfsciencecenter.org. Cost is $14, $10.50 for ages 3 to 12, and $12.50 for age 62. SFSCA members can enjoy the exhibit for free.
THE TINKERTOY®: BUILD YOUR IMAGINATION™ EXHIBIT
Through Sept. 14. A creative play area, a welcome gallery and nine unique activity stations invite families to create their own inventions and work as collaborators in the exhibit’s hands-on environment. Miami Children's Museum, 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami. Call 305-373-5437 or visit www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.
WHEELS AND HEELS: THE BIG NOISE AROUND LITTLE TOYS
Through Oct. 26. Comprehensive and entertaining look at the history and cultural impact of the enduring Barbie doll and Matchbox and Hot Wheels cars. At the Norton Museum of Art, 1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach. Call 561-832-5196, or visit www.norton.org.
ILLUSTRATING WORDS: THE WONDROUS FANTASY WORLD OF ROBERT L. FORBES, POET AND RONALD SEARLE, ARTIST
Now Through Summer 2015. This exhibit, with more than 60 different works on display, seamlessly fuses the imaginative art of Ronald Searle with the colorful poetry of Robert L. Forbes. Guests will enjoy the innovation and wonders of this fun collaboration utilizing color, detail and spirited drawings. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Mary Alice Fortin Children’s Art Gallery, The Society of the Four Arts, 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach. 561-655-7226 or fourarts.org. Free.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM
Children and teens can build a sense of identity through art, architecture, history and culture. 751 SW 121st Ave., Davie. Call 954-424-0085 or visit Youngatartmuseum.org.
SCHOOLHOUSE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
The museum provides an interactive glimpse of life for early Florida Pioneers – before the days of computers, cell phones, televisions or even cars. 129 East Ocean Ave., Boynton Beach. Call 561-742-6780 or visit Schoolhousemuseum.org.
CHILDREN'S SCIENCE EXPLORIUM
The Explorium is a hands-on science center designed for children ages 5 to 12 offering educational and interactive exhibits, programs and camps that bring the physical sciences to life. Sugar Sand Park, 300 S. Military Trail, Boca Raton. 561-347-3913.
OLD DAVIE SCHOOL HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the heritage, culture, and history of the Davie community and western Broward County. 6650 Griffin Road, Davie. Call 954-797-1044.
SOUTH FLORIDA RAILWAY MUSEUM
The museum offers a history of railroading and how it affected the population growth and industry boom from the 1940's to the 1960's in the South Florida area, with railroad artifacts and railroadiana. 1300 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. Visit Sfrm.org.
FROST MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly Miami Science Museum), 3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami. 305-646-4200 or miamisci.org. Dade County residents: Adults, $12.70; Seniors 62 and older, children 2-12 and students, $9.30; Nonresidents: Adults, $14.95; Seniors 62 and older, children 2-12 and students, $10.95; Members and children younger than 2, free.
Hurricanes exhibit: Climb inside the cockpit of a P-3 Hurricane Hunter airplane, construct a house and test its strength against a storm, and see remarkable film and artifacts from the most deadly storm to affect our community in recent history, Hurricane Andrew.
Moving Things exhibit: Explore 10 interactive exhibits and test your own brain vs. brawn in this fun, hands-on exhibition focused on how things move from place to place – sometimes easily – sometimes with great effort…. but always full of surprises.
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