LEARN! with Miami Book Fair

Professor Wembly Wordsmith has picked up some interesting artifacts and learned plenty of fascinating things on his journey – did you know that humans and mastodons existed at the same time in Florida? We have fossil replicas to prove it! Keep an eye out for our Learn! area where you’ll find science demos, archaeology treasures, history lessons, and so much more. This area will feature a mix of hands-on activities, “Ask an Expert” chats, and Q&As. Sneak in a lesson or two while having fun outdoors! Scroll down to check out what we’re learning. 

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Past Events

November 2021

Sunday, November 21 @ 4:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! The Chill Zone

Explore physical reactions by freezing everyday objects with liquid nitrogen! Watch as balloons, flowers, and other objects undergo a physical change when exposed to extremely cold temperatures (-321°F to be exact). Make sure to stay for our grand finale as we create a simulated cloud, thunder and all! Presented in partnership with …

Sunday, November 21 @ 3:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! All About Croco Gators

Want something to gnaw on? Young biologists will learn about reptilian adaptations and explore the place held by alligators and crocodiles in South Florida’s ecosystem with an engaging book reading. Stick around and you’ll get an up-close view into these toothsome creatures’ unique features as Frost Science shares alligator and crocodile skulls to dive deeper into some of the oldest animals on Earth! Presented in partnership with …

Sunday, November 21 @ 2:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! B is for BattleBots Read by Team Witch Doctor

Team Witch Doctor from the Discovery Channel Competition Show BattleBots reads B Is for BattleBots – a children’s book written by Team Witch Doctor Captain Andrea Gellatly, with illustrations by Caleb Kempson.   Presented in partnership with …

Sunday, November 21 @ 1:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! Show & Tell: Pirate Stories

Did you know that piracy began more than 2,000 years ago, when seagoing robbers started flocking around trading routes? Join us to learn about pirates as we read How to Be a Pirate, written by Sue Fliess and illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and share with you the nautical tools of the pirate trade from our education collection.   Presented in partnership with…

Sunday, November 21 @ 12:30 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! Rhythm & Drums With Yanui

Flow through the soulful sounds of drums, prose, and rhythmic footsteps!…

Sunday, November 21 @ 11:30 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! Percussion Around the World With Michael Gil

Find the beat and move your feet! Learn about different musical instruments from around the world. Grab your imaginary passport – we’ll be taking off on a musical journey that will take you from Brazil to Africa, and as far away as Australia!…

Saturday, November 20 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! Ask the Archaeologist

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s really like to be an archaeologist? Do you wonder how we study things that happened thousands of years ago? We’ll start by reading the story Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke, and then you can ask a real-life archaeologist all the questions you can come up with! Presented in partnership with…

Saturday, November 20 @ 4:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! Origami Tales With Kuniko Yamamoto

Welcome to the infinite world of origami! In Japanese, “ori” means to fold and “gami” means paper. Using origami, music, and audience participation, Kuniko Yamamoto provides a magical introduction to Japanese culture and the art of simplicity. In Origami Tales, mythological character masks and puppets, amazing flowers, and a dragon – all made from origami – set the stage, while Kuniko shares heartfelt stories from ancient Japan. …

Saturday, November 20 @ 3:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! Show & Tell: All About Fossils

What is a fossil? Sometimes it’s the imprint of an ancient leaf in a rock, or it could be the skeleton of an animal that has turned to stone. Learn all about fossils as we read Fossils Tell of Long Ago by Aliki, and share real fossils and fossil replicas from our education collection with you! Presented in partnership with…

Saturday, November 20 @ 2:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! All About the Drums With Inez Barlatier

Learn Caribbean drumming with Miami’s own songstress, Inez Barlatier. Children and families can join in on drum rhythms and songs as Inez teaches you where the songs and rhythms originate and how to play them!…

Saturday, November 20 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! The Chill Zone

Explore physical reactions by freezing everyday objects with liquid nitrogen! Watch as balloons, flowers, and other objects undergo a physical change when exposed to extremely cold temperatures (-321°F to be exact). Make sure to stay for our grand finale as we create a simulated cloud, thunder and all! Presented in partnership with …

Saturday, November 20 @ 12:00 pm
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! All Around the World With Tiny Travelers

Sing along to our award-winning, bilingual songs featuring beloved nursery rhymes from all over the Spanish-speaking world. Two languages makes the world twice as big – and twice as fun! And because kids connect so naturally with nursery rhymes, they are the perfect tools for teaching early literacy, math concepts, and – just as important – culture. Incorporating small teachings through song and dance builds social skills and creates cross-generational bonds through the preservation of these commonly known songs. Canticos combines the power of nursery rhymes with the benefits of bilingualism to provide your child with an innovative learning experience.…

Saturday, November 20 @ 11:00 am
Children’s Alley
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, Fl 33132 United States

Learn! All About Croco Gators

Want something to gnaw on? Young biologists will learn about reptilian adaptations and explore the place held by alligators and crocodiles in South Florida’s ecosystem with an engaging book reading. Stick around and you’ll get an up-close view into these toothsome creatures’ unique features as Frost Science shares alligator and crocodile skulls to dive deeper into some of the oldest animals on Earth! Presented in partnership with …

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