South Florida is on the global map as an exceptional destination for art due to its vibrant, eclectic art galleries and, of course, the annual international Art Basel art fair. The cultural and arts experiences go on year round in the area and even children can learn to appreciate wonderful art in the form of art exhibitions of top museums. The Young at Art Museum, Miami Children’s Museum and the Perez Art Musuem Miami are the venues for children and families to explore, create, learn and enjoy incredible art installations, art exhibits and interactive installations and activities. Art events are also available for the entire family to take part in memorable cultural experiences together.

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“ArtScapes”
Young at Art Museum
751 S.W. 121 Ave.
Davie, FL 33325
(954) 424-0085
www.youngatartmuseum.org

The interactive and educational Young at Art Museum features a number of fun exhibits to keep children engaged. The “ArtScapes” exhibit is a visual dream with real art work as well as replicas of works by such historic artists as Keith Haring showing a progression through time in art history. The larger-than-life design décor intends to show the world as seen through the eyes of a child. The interactive exhibit allows children to explore and learn with everything from curating their own gallery exhibitions to creating self portraits based on famous self portraits in art history.

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PAMM Free Second Saturdays
Perez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(786) 345-5643
www.pamm.org

Date: Second Saturday of every month

Target presents PAMM Free Second Saturdays at the Perez Art Museum Miami. The family-friendly event is held every second Saturday of the month and features hands-on, interactive events and activities for children and their parents to explore art themes and creativity together. Creating on-the-spot art projects is another special experience on hand for the free event. Families may also enjoy guided tours of the museum’s galleries and facility and some Saturdays include featured performers, artists or entertainers as well.

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“Tinkertoy: Build Your Imagination”
Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 373-5437
www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Date: Through Sept. 14, 2014

The “Tinkertop: Build Your Imagination” is a special traveling exhibition that will be making about a three-month stop at Miami Children’s Museum. The entertaining exhibition is also an educational tool based on creativity, imagination and problem-solving. The gallery features exhibitions for viewing and learning as well as nine interactive stations for children to get involved with the Tinkertoy building process. Children come up with their own ideas and inventions and simultaneously work on their development skills.

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“CultureScapes”
Young at Art Museum
751 S.W. 121 Ave.
Davie, FL 33325
(954) 424-0085
www.youngatartmuseum.org

Teaching children about culture through art is a fun way to keep them interested and entertained. The “CultureScapes” exhibit at the Young at Art Museum displays works from artists around the world to broaden children’s views and to expose them to the various cultures. Each featured piece is a work giving the artist’s interpretation of his culture, traditions and other aspects of his native country. Visitors also learn how one’s culture can have an impact on the type of art an artist produces and his or her sources of creativity and inspiration.

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“Knight Gallery”
Young at Art Museum
751 S.W. 121 Ave.
Davie, FL 33325
(954) 424-0085
www.youngatartmuseum.org

The “Knight Gallery” is a permanent exhibit at the Young at Art Museum. The gallery’s contents change continuously throughout the year as it is home to the temporary exhibits of the museum. Local South Florida artists also contribute art installations for an educational, cultural and visually stimulating space for children. Traveling exhibitions also find their way to the engaging “Knight Gallery.”

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