Mini Olympics at the Miami Children's Museum

 

The summer games are on

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No need to head to London. Just across the Causeway. It's time for the Summer Games at the Miami Children’s Museum. The  Summer Games exhibit was created entirely by MCM’s educational staff, "an interactive wonderland of athletic competition and cultural diversity," according to a release. T

The Opening Ceremonies of the exhibit, complete with the lighting of the torch, were last month, and go through Sept. 3 (Labor Day).

Kids can partake in activities (read: burn energy so that they will nap) that focus on teamwork, fitness and healthy lifestyles while spotlighting different nations from around the world. The exhibit will feature fun interactive components such as; Traditional Torches, where visitors can light the torch flame and try to keep the flame going, Leap Across America and Reach for the Gold, to learn geography, distance scales and conversions, and an oversized Olympic Ring Puzzle. Info: 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami. Entrance to the Summer Games exhibit is included in each regular admission to the Museum.

Admission is $16 for adults and children, $12 for Florida Residents, free for children under 1 year and admission for Members is complimentary. www.miamichildrensmuseum.org or call (305)373-KIDS (5437).

Sorry no Michael Phelps sightings, at least we don't think.

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