Miami Children's Museum

Come Be a Kid Again with MCM and Soho Studios

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At Soho Studios, we believe everyone gets the chance to be a kid. It’s time to enrich the lives of others, fostering a love for everything cultural while promoting community involvement. By meeting children across the multicultural community, Soho Studios and the Miami Children’s Museum offer extensive meet-ups with programs, exhibits and art displays.

The Community Connection

The Miami Children’s Museum is all about community. Here at Soho Studio’s, we’re all about networking. Florida residents can kick back, enjoy the festivities and engage community efforts at every level. At every turn, an exhibit waits to be found. The Miami Children’s Museum’s “Be a Kid Again” Gala presents the area’s leading cultural displays. While networking is a major event feature, entertainment, culinary delights and education, of course, are promoted.

Every child in the community is welcome, as are parents, to engage in the Museum’s teaching goals. The community connection is far-reaching, connecting event-goers with a variety of exhibits. Co-chaired by Christy and David Martin, alongside Daniela Swaebe and Michael Comras, the Be a Kid Again Gala excels in connecting Soho Studios with its wonderful surrounding community.

Fundraising at the Family Level

Soho Studios believes every fundraising opportunity thrives upon family involvement. To meet the community’s needs, Soho has connected with museum professionals. Programs, interactive exhibits and art-related learning materials are only the beginning.

Powerful fundraising excels when children of all ages are allowed to imagine, learn, play and create together. In the past, Soho Studios has assisted with similar community involvement initiatives. No great idea is created alone, and we believe fun begins with helping others. Miami Children’s Museum is one of the area’s premier institutions, serving entire families by inspiring them about their surrounding community’s needs. By prompting involvement via literacy programs, art workshops and childhood education, Miami Children’s Museum succeeds in raising awareness.

A Wonderful Outreach Location

Soho Studios is located in Wynwood, Miami’s Art District. Over the years, it’s evolved to encompass the city’s expression. Soho Studios is Miami’s epicenter of expression, creativity and opportunity. Every campaign, fundraising event and initiative is treated with sincerity. Soho Studios believes in Miami Children’s Museum, and we’re proud to create a platform of continuity for future efforts.

Visit our studios, and check out our extensive art, culture and education showcase. At Soho Studios, events are constantly changing. The community always comes first, as do its needs. With over 70,000 square feet available, we’re ready to host extravagant, yet intuitive, community support events. Come on over, and be a kid again at one of this year’s biggest gala’s. We’ll be waiting, and we’ll be ready to show you the enthusiasm of our community’s bright, intelligent minds.

Miami Museum Month Puts the Wow in a Diverse Cultural Scene

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Miami Museum Month is one of the favorite cultural events of the year because it has something for everyone from priceless art objects to whimsical works of fun. Amazing exhibitions and one-on-one opportunities with artists in spectacular settings are just part of the charm of this event sponsored by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. The 2016 May event shined a spotlight on our diverse neighborhoods and the eclectic shopping and dining.

At the heart of the annual Miami Museum Month are two deals:

  • Buy One Get One Free: During the month visitors can get “Buy One Get One Free” admission to select museums.
  • Join One Museum See Them All: A great deal for locals; sign up for membership with one museum and receive free admission to other participating museums.

Each year Miami Museum Month gets bigger and the 2016 highlights included are:

  • Pérez Art Museum MiamiIf you can only visit one museum in Miami then this is your best bet with its world-class collections and picturesque placement on Biscayne Bay.
  • MDC Museum of Art + Design: The MDC MOA+D is housed in the 1925-built historic Freedom Tower on Biscayne Blvd. and features emerging contemporary artists as well as a can’t-miss fun Pop-Up Shop.
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: The only way to describe this stunning estate is wow! Enjoy art and furnishings inside the Main House and the 10 acres of gardens at this National Historic Landmark.
  • The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum: This Smithsonian affiliate is located on FIU’s main campus and includes permanent and rotating exhibits as well as a sculpture park.
  • The Wolfsonian-FIU: No visit to the Art Deco District is complete without a stop at the Wolfsonian. For the most unconventional gifts in town, check out The Dynamo Museum Shop & Café.
  • Bakehouse Art Complex: If you like your art up-close-and-personal then go to this complex located in the historic art deco bakery building and in the midst of the vibrant Wynwood Arts District.

Other museums that took part in the 2016 Miami Museum Month:

The deals of Miami Museum Month may end in a few more days, but the cool cultural happenings go on year-round.

Dr. Seuss 112th Birthday Celebration at Miami Children's Museum

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." — Dr. Seuss, beloved children's author and illustrator, in I Can Read With My Eyes Shut! Theodor Seuss Geisel, most commonly known as "Dr. Seuss," leaves a long literary legacy that has inspired millions of imaginations. Beloved creations include the mischievous Cat in the Hat, the sinister-turned-sweet Grinch, and the delicate and determined Horton the Elephant.

His stories have been adapted into beloved films, animated television series, and a Broadway musical. His books have been cherished by children learning to explore their creativity and adults learning to forge their own future paths (Oh, the Places You'll Go! as leading graduation gift). These stories have been translated into over 20 languages and have sold over 600 million copies internationally.

The Miami Children's Museum will be honoring Dr. Seuss's expansive and affecting legacy on Wednesday, March 2nd—the date of his 112th birthday. The event's planners hope to celebrate creativity, explore history, and promote literacy through this event. The museum's motto, "Play, Learn, Imagine, Create," makes the location a fitting ideological spirit for a Seuss birthday celebration.

The celebration, which is open between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, promises celebrities reading classic Dr. Seuss books, exclusive performances by the talented Miami Children's Museum Players, upbeat Dr. Seuss-related activities and games, surprise visits by the author's most-adored characters, and a scrumptious birthday cake that's certain to taste nothing like green eggs and ham.

Planned events include face painting, balloon twisting, Lorax mustache and Oh, the Places You'll Go! hot air balloon craft projects, and cutting the birthday cake with the Cat in the Hat.

Admission to this family-friend event is totally free thanks to the support of The Children's Trust, a Miami-based children's advocacy organization. Miami Children's Museum members will get access to Memberville—featuring exclusive activities and a take-home gift—and express entrance to the event.

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. . . get on your way." — Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

For more information on the celebration, visit this page on the Miami Children's Museum website. For more information on getting a membership with the museum, visit this page. The museum is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway in Miami, Florida.

2016 Be a Kid Again Gala at Soho Studios Miami

 

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, at 6:30 p.m, Soho Studios is proud to be hosting the 2016 Miami Children's Museum Be a Kid Again Gala.  This annual gala is a highly anticipated event here in South Florida, and promises a good time to all who attend, while promoting a good cause at the same time. We at Soho Studios are honored, as the co-chairs of the gala only select the highest quality venues for this popular and well-loved event. We promise to do the museum proud. We can't wait to see who comes out to support the museum's goal of providing educational and cultural opportunities to all the children in the Miami area. This is not your typical fundraising social. When you come to the Be a Kid Again Gala, you will be impressed by the offerings. Some of the best live music in the area will be here, along with some of the most delectable gourmet food in Miami. To top it off, an auction of luxury items will take place. All proceeds from the auction will go to support the educational programs of the museum, so you can feel good about bidding.

 

The auction is known for its themes, and this year, the theme is Miami Vice. Decorations will reflect the best of Miami during the 1980's, when the famed Miami Vice TV show took place.

At Soho Studios, we've taken pains to make sure the experience is excellent from the moment you enter our doors. The evening begins with a luxurious cocktail reception where you can meet and greet your fellow attendees. After the auction, "Party on the Moon," widely billed as the best party band in the world, will perform. Food of the finest quality and taste will be served throughout the event. And, if that weren't enough, there is an exceptional and always well-attended after party.

To learn more about the event, visit the Miami Children's Museum's website at www.miamichildrensmuseum.org.