children's events

Miami Brain Fair


On March 12th, children of all ages attended an engaging event that showed them how the human brain works. Children in attendance had the opportunity to dissect a real brain, experience mesmerizing visual illusions and so much more. The event was an interactive and hands-on celebration of the human brain that ought to leave a lasting impression on your child. This event may be the first step in a child's scientific journey, making the event a great way to imbue your child with a love of science.

Here is a full rundown on the scheduled activities and programs at the annual Miami Brain Fair:

  • Live Interaction With a Real Brain
  • Engaging Brain Puzzles That Spark the Imagination
  • Face Painting and Lively Puppet Shows
  • An In-Depth Look at How Neurons Work
  • Building a Neuron
  • Brain Bee and Brain Jeopardy Trivia Activities
  • And More

No matter what your child's interests might be, there is something to spark their unique sense of creativity, imagination and love of learning at the Miami Brain Fair. Best of all, your child might even walk away with a free helmet thanks to the event's bike helmet giveaway.

While children of all ages are the primary focus of the event, it is a great outing for the entire family as well. Parents enjoy the fair for reasons that are both entertaining and practical. In addition to receiving a valuable refresher course on the wondrous capabilities of the brain, parents can also expect to learn the following:

  • The Best Learning Apps for Children
  • Detecting the Early Signs of Autism
  • The Best Brain Foods for Kids
  • And More

Most importantly, parents enjoy seeing their child's eyes light up in awe-filled wonder as they marvel at the uniqueness of the human brain.

This year, the Miami Brain Fair was located at the Bank United Center Fieldhouse. Admission was free for everyone, making the decision to attend a true no-brainer. Parents who wish to make a full day of the event can also volunteer to serve at the fair as well. Visit the Miami Brain Fair website to learn more about this unique event.

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.