In South Florida there is never a shortage of things to do, but when it involves the family the choices tend to dwindle. As a parent, you want your child to be educated as well as entertained, but you also need something new and exciting to offer. Well, now there are five new exhibits sure to delight your child and give them something they have never seen before. The Museum of Discovery and Science, the Miami Children’s Museum and other South Florida children’s venues have all come up with their own exhibits that you can view from now until fall 2015. Take your child to the Amazon, the high seas and the world of dreams without ever leaving South Florida.

Museum of Discovery And Science
401 S.W. 2nd St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
(954) 467-6637
www.mods.org

You and your child can finally get to Sesame Street at the Museum of Discovery and Science’s newest exhibit, “Sesame Street: The Body.” Here your child will learn all about their amazing bodies from the inside out through interactive installations, fun games and puzzles. There’s even a section that teaches your child how to take care of his or her body utilizing proper nutrition techniques. This event takes places from May 22nd to Sept. 7, and the cost is included in the price of admission. See website for more details.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 373-5437
www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Take your little swashbucklers to the Miami Children’s Museum for a pirate adventure unlike any other. For a limited time, the children’s museum is the hosting the Pirate Island exhibition. Your child can meet pirates, play games and enjoy pirate-themed theater as they explore the confines of the museum. Admission is regular price and the exhibit is open daily. So dive in today, but hurry because this exhibit sails away on Sept. 7.

The Children’s Trust Family Expo
Miami Dade County Fair and Exposition Center
10901 S.W. 24th St. (Coral Way)
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 571-5700
www.thechildrenstrust.org

The annual Children’s Trust Family Expo attracts over 20,000 people every year. In addition to games, clowns and arts & crafts, the event also offers interactive exhibits. This years’ exhibits focus on after school enrichment, character appearances, martial arts, nutrition, injury prevention, special needs children and more. It all takes place at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Center and admission is totally free. So set your calendars to Sept. 12 and get ready for a full day of fun!

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Perez Art Museum
1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33312
(305) 375-3000
www.pamm.org

The Perez Art Museum has a visiting exhibition that is not child-oriented per say, but it does offer an important educational opportunity disguised as a trip to the museum. “The Marjetica Potrc: The School of the Forest” is a series of eco-friendly edifices constructed to work in harmony with the environment and inspired by actual Amazonian structures. Here your children can view homes, growing houses and more painted in vibrant colors and decorated with Amazonian statues and learn how these buildings not only serve as a place for housing but also sustain a community. It’s a great opportunity for your child to learn about the world and what they can do to make it better. The School of the Forest exhibit runs from June 11th to Oct. 18th.

Young At Art
751 S.W. 121st Ave.
Davie, FL 33325
(954) 424-0085
www.youngatartmuseum.org

Give your child an education in the unconventional. From June 6 to Jan. 3, artist Leah Brown takes children into the expanses of her imagination to explore a dream world where lithe creatures pounce about and fiction becomes reality. “Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams” is the latest exhibit at the Young At Art Museum and it features floating figures, video screens and impossible animals that will transport your child to a wonderland comparable to Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole. There is no additional fee to attend, simply pay general admission and get ready to explore life in someone else’s head.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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