News: Miami Children’s Museum Honored with Education Award from the Beacon Council

The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development partnership, has just awarded the Miami Children’s Museum with the Bank of America’s Distinguished Education Award as part of their 11th Annual Beacon Awards.  The Beacon Awards are a component of the second One Community One Goal initiative to diversify the local economy and promote higher-paying jobs. It was updated from the 1998 original founded and co-chaired by the late Jay T. Malina.

“We are honoring individuals, industries and organizations which have contributed to strengthen our local economy,” said Joseph W. Pallot, Chairman of The Beacon Council.  “Whether they are a small business, a large multinational or a valued establishment, they are outstanding, and we thank them for their commitment to our community.”

The Museum’s Chairman of the Board Jeffrey Berkowitz and Executive Director Deborah Spiegelman accepted the Education Award during the awards ceremony and luncheon aboard the Celebrity Constellation.

Miami Children’s Museum offers bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs and classes and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication.  MCM has 14 interactive galleries and houses many exciting and fun traveling exhibits.

Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential.  Through arts and educational programs, MCM seeks to include and target all audiences in Miami’s changing and diverse community by becoming the “town center” for Miami-Dade County’s children and families.

Miami Children’s Museum is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami. Admission is $16 for adults and children, $12 for Florida Residents, free for children under 1 year and admission for Members is complimentary.  For more information contact the Museum at 305.373.KIDS (5437) or their web.

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