Presidents Helping Children Exhibit at MCM, Sept. 17-24

In partnership with Every Child Matters, the Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) will host a non-partisan public education campaign that spotlights the needs of children in 2012. The exhibit, scheduled Sept. 17-24, will include banners of past presidents and will highlight their child-friendly contributions.

The exhibition also will include interactive learning through scheduled programming and a school-wide contest engaging children in Miami-Dade County to creatively express how presidents have inspired them as future leaders.

The exhibit is aimed at alerting the public to the needs of children while raising awareness of the role our presidents and key policies makers have played and continue to play in the well-being of children and youth. The exhibit consists of banners displaying photographs of past presidents along with their significant contribution toward helping children.

As part of hosting of the exhibit, MCM will be conducting a school-wide contest for children in Miami-Dade to answer the question, “As President, I would help children by…”

Children will have the option to respond to the query through multi-media avenues, such as writing an essay, drawing a picture or singing a song. The top entries in the contest will be displayed alongside the banners of past presidents.

As the exhibit will be hosted at the museum in conjunction with the presidential election, children will participate in activities that will expose them to the importance of voting.

The Presidents Helping Children Exhibit will offer innovative components that teach children and families about the achievements of past presidents and the decisions that impacted children while exploring hopes for the future leadership of our country.

Miami Children’s Museum is located at 980 MacArthur Causeway on Watson Island in Miami. Regular admission is $16 for adults and children, $12 for Florida residents, free for children less than 1 year old and admission for members is complimentary.

For more information go online to www.miamichildrensmuseum.org or call 305-373-KIDS (5437).

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