As June opens, summer comes in and that would mean more fun activities to enjoy. This week, there’s an abundance of activities that families and children can take time to attend and enjoy.
Ballet Concerto Miami will be holding a summer program for girls. Lessons would include classes in classical ballet, contemporary dance, jazz, flamenco with etiquette classes and other fun activities tailored just for your little girl. Classes run $100 a week and is held every day from 8:30 am to 4pm starting June 8.
The Gallery of Amazing Things meanwhile, will be having a historical and scientific art show entitled Exquisite Creatures: The Art of Natural History. Here the family will surely appreciate an artistic take on nature through the creative pieces done by artists as well as a display that will give you a 50 million year trip back to the past thanks to the fossils that will be displayed at the same time. Admission price runs at $10, though children 18 and under can come in for free. Gallery starts at 10 am and closes at 5pm starting June 8.
The Brickell International Academy will be holding a Factory of Fun Summer Camp. What’s special about this camp is that it is bilingual and participants will be exposed to both the English and Spanish languages. Camp starts on June 8 and runs from 8 am to 4 pm. The Miami Seaquarium will also be holding its own summer camp where here, participants will learn about animals, their senses, behaviors and relationship with humans. For this year, there are three themes, namely, “Fish 101,” “Conservation Crusaders,” and “Walk on the Wild Side.”
The Citrus Grove Middle School will also be holding its own camp named Miami Music Project Music Camp. Here children get free orchestral instruction with music theory as well as the opportunity to further enhance their performance and social skills. It doesn’t matter if the child is a beginner or advanced as this camp strive to hone their musical skills. Camp starts on June 8. Over at Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex is Miami Gardens – Youth Drum Line. Here the children get to learn one of the best stress relieving musical instruments: drums! Classes are only $30 a month starting June 9.
Meanwhile, the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum will be having a fishing summer camp for children ages 7 to 13. The campers will learn not only about the basics of fishing, but will also be exposed to environmental and nature-related activities. Each one will also receive a camp shirt and their own tackle box, rod and reed which they can take home as well. Camp starts on June 8 with an admission price of $350.
The Museum of Discovery and Science won’t be far behind from all of these educational camps as it also dishes out fun activities of its own. For starters, it will also play host of its own camp entitled, Thinkers and Tinkers Five-Day Camp Adventure. Here campers will get to know the works of the world greatest scientists and also get to experience what it takes to be in their shoes. They will build planes like the Wright brothers, get to know Newton and his Laws of Motion and have a one-on-one lesson on electricity with Benjamin Franklin. Camp starts on June 8 until June 12 with an admission price of $225. Another activity featured is Wildlife Safari Adventure in Botswana where children get to go on a 10-day trip to Botswana, Africa without the need of plane tickets! This adventure will start on June 8 until June 14. Another fun activity kids shouldn’t miss is the Summertime Moonlight Sea Turtle Walks. Here kids will get the opportunity to see a 300-pound Loggerhead sea turtle come out of the ocean to lay her eggs while listening to an informative lecture about sea turtles. Class starts on June 9 at 9pm.
While the kids are having their own summer fun, here are some fun summer activities and events that adults simply don’t want to miss.
If you’re looking for something fun to do while your child is at camp (or you simply don’t have anything to do at home), Nova Southeastern University – Alvin Sherman Library might have the perfect activity for you. They will be having a workshop entitled Adult Computer Camp: iPhone Photography on June 11 from 1pm to 2:30pm. This special class is for free, however reservation to register is needed for this event.
For baseball fans, you might want to keep a close eye on Marlins Park for the next few days at the Colorado Rockies will be challenging the Miami Marlins from June 11 to June 14.
If you have this wonderful, loving relationship with food, you might want to head to Downtown Coral Gables for the Annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week starting June 8. Here, more than over 40 Downtown Coral Gables restaurants will be dishing out three-course lunch and diner menus at discounted prices. You might also want to head out on Whole Foods Market on June 13 for the Top 10 Summer Wine Tasting. This free event allows wine connesieurs and lovers to sample wines with grilled stone fruit. Meanwhile, the Hyatt Regency Miami will be having a food festival named Taste of the Caribbean on June 13 featuring food and drinks from and inspired by the Caribbean.