June Events

Celebrate Royal Poinciana Fiesta at The Kampong
Where: Kampong Garden
When:Sunday, June 3, 2012
This June South Floridians once again celebrate the Royal Poinciana tree’s explosion of color during the Annual Royal Poinciana Fiesta.Nowhere is more appropriate to admire this beautiful flowering tree than at The Kampong, former home and personal garden of David and Marian Fairchild, who are reputed to have started the festival, now known as the fiesta, 75 years ago.
Special admission $8 Adults, $5 Children. Includes one-hour Guided Tour, available at 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Reservations required; online at Tour The Kampong
or call (305) 442-7169 M-F, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sushi & Stroll
Where: Morikami Japanese Gardens
When: Friday, June 8th @ 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Summer nights in South Florida are something special, especially when they are augmented with taiko drums and a cultural backdrop that can’t be beat! Add a cold drink, a breathtaking sunset and a walking path through a tranquil garden, and you’ve got Sushi & Stroll Summer Walks!
Stroll the gardens at your own pace and take advantage of our self-guided audio tour. Excite your palate with something delicious from our own Cornell Café, indulge in some shopping at the Museum Store or tantalize your senses with a drumming performance by Fushu Daiko.

  • Seating for taiko performances is limited, tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5:30pm.
  • Taiko drumming performance tickets cost an additional $2 per person.
  • Cafe items are not included in the admission price.
  • Please note that the museum galleries will be closed.

$7 for adults (ages 18+)
$5 for kids (ages 4-17)
FREE for members & kids 3 & under

MiChiMu’s Summer Opening Games
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Saturday, June 9th 2012 @ 10am – 5pm
We will be kicking off our newest traveling exhibit, MiChiMu’s Summer Games with a bang. Join us for a day of relay races, obstacle courses, a medal ceremony and more.

Family Summer Kick-Off
Where: Fair & Expo Center : 10901 SW 24 ST, Miami
When :Saturday, June 9th @ 9am – 3pm
Join the Early Learning Coalition of Miami-Dade/Monroe and the Healthy Start Coalition for a day of family fun. There will be activities for children of all ages and classes/sessions for the parents.
For more information and/or to pre-register, call Miami-Dade AHEC at 305-597-3666 or visit www.hscmd.org.

Father’s Day Fest
Where: Miami Children’s Museum
When: Saturday, June 16th 2012 @ 12 pm to 3 pm
Join us for a special Father’s Day treat. We are going to be doing different activities dads and kids can do together. So whatever your interest, we may have something for you.

Design A Tie For Father’s Day
Where: USA & Art Gallery : 6822 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33155
When: Saturday, June 16 @ 10:00am – 2:00pm
We would like to invite you to our 1st “Design A Tie” for Father’s Day. This free art event will take place on Saturday June 16, 2012 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. This art event is FREE! This art event is open to all children of any age! This art event will make lots of smiles. All children who design a tie, will also get a goodie bag filled with prizes and treats. Our goal is to get 300 children making 300 fathers and or grandfathers super happy. RSVP to
cattheframer@gmail.com but walk ins are welcomed as well.

Big Truck Days
Where: Miami Science Museum: 3280 South Miami Avenue  Miami, FL
When : Saturday, June 16th & Sunday, June 17th from 12pm – 5pm
This Father’s Day weekend, dads will be our guests at the Miami Science Museum during Big Truck Days, presented by Ryder. Kids can climb on big trucks and check out cool vehicles. Experience Ryder’s Moving Things Exhibit, tour the cosmos with stellar planetarium shows, take a dive in our Sea Lab and enjoy interactive activities for the entire family.

Activities include:
Mousetrap Car Workshop: Learn how to build a ‘Mousetrap Car’. Families can build their own and then race them.
Speedway (Early Childhood Learning): Use building blocks to create ramps of different sizes to test how fast and how far your toy car can roll.
Lego Car Prototyping space: Use Legos to build and test your own solar powered or air powered car, take a picture of your creation and post it to our gallery screens to make it part of the exhibit.

Phone Contact: Box Office 305.646.4200
Email Contact: boxoffice@miamisci.org

Father’s Day BBQ
Where: Fairchild Gardens
When: Sunday, June 17, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Looking for something to do with dad on Father’s Day? Treat him to a Texas inspired Barbeque Brunch from the award wining caterers, Creative Tastes.
Smoked bacon and sausage, pecan sticky buns, slow cooked beef brisket, “Cowboy” chicken wings, catfish, pork ribs and loads of Texas style fixin’s are all on the menu at this tasty event.
Price: $38 for adults, Children 5-12 are half-price and under 5 are free.
18% service charge and 7% Florida sales tax additional.

Call 305.256.8399for reservations and more information.

Redland Summer Festival
Where: Fruit & Spice Park : 24801 S.W. 187th Avenue
When:  Jun 16th & 17th 2012, 10 am – 5pm
Admission $8: (Children 11 & under are FREE) This annual 2 day event on Saturday, June 16 & Sunday, June 17  showcases local agriculture, and tropical fruits. Vendor booths featuring local wines, yummy foods, and rare fruit samplings will be available. Sponsored by the Fruit and Spice Park.


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