Coral Gables Museum exhibits and programs are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
With the support of the City of Coral Gables.
Friday, October 24, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Living Testimony - Discover the American Story of Jewish Refugee Scholars and their African American Students
This is a full-day, professional development workshop for social science teachers, eligible for 7 master plan points. Focus: Social Sciences, African American History, American History, Jewish History, World History. Featuring special guest and former student, Dr. Donald Cunnigen. Other speakers include: Dr. Marin Tucker, Long Island University; Dr. Asher Z. Milbauer, Professor; Director of Graduate Studies in Literature and Director of Exile Studies, FIU; and Michael Patrick Gillespie, Professor of English and Director, Center for the Humanities in an Urban Environment, FIU.
Presented in collaboration with the Exile Studies Program, Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment, and the Department of English at FIU.
Ghouls, Ghost, and Witches! Oh my! Join us for a special Halloween-inspired One Day Camp. Campers, come dressed in your costumes. Take a spooky tour of the Old Police and Fire Station, and meet the spirits of Coral Gables’ past! Enjoy some fun Halloween craft activities!
No school, no problem! Come to CGM for a full-day of fun on your next teacher work day or holiday. Includes a pizza lunch and snack. Save the dates for more One-Day Camps offered this season: November 4, November 11, December 22, January 16, January 19, February 16, February 17, March 20, April 3.
Museum Family Member $40/day; Non-members $45/day.
Oct 25, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15
Downtown Walking Tour
Stroll through Coral Gables' bustling business district to discover local history and architectural heritage. Visit the 1920s Mediterranean style hotels, the first car dealership and an outdoor theater! Did you know that pink electric trolley cars ran throughout the city from 1926 to 1935? Tour starts at the Museum and ends at Seasons
52 on Miracle Mile, where participants may enjoy a special lunch menu with complimentary signature flatbread. Approximately 1.5 hrs.
General admission: $10 || Museum members: $5
Sunday, October 26, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(This event repeats on 10/26, 11/30, 12/28)
Waterway Canoe Tour
This leisure canoeing experience offers fun for the whole family (ages 6+ welcome). Miami-Dade County EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff lead this tour that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife, such as manatee, iguana and tropical birds, can be seen in the water and on the shore.
Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:00 a.m. for a guided tour of the exhibit Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables, which tells the story of Coral Gables' founder and developer, George Merrick, his family and other visionaries who inspired him to develop The City Beautiful. This exhibit addresses local history, including pioneer life, the Florida Land Boom, architecture, urban planning and development.
After the exhibit, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure!
Please note that there are 2 paddlers (must be 9 years old +) per canoe; 1 child (age 6+) may sit in the middle of canoe as third passenger as long as they fit properly in the provided life vest. The difficulty level is rated easy to moderate by EcoAdventures due to possible difficulties in paddling presented by high current or wind.
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Bring plenty of water, at least 2-quarts per person. Protection from the sun including sun block with a high SPF (15 or higher), hats, and sunglasses are important. Closed-toe shoes required.
Tour Location / Departure Point:
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
We recommend you park at the Museum Parking Garage.
Tickets: $40 per person
Rain or shine.
For reservations please call the Coral Gables Museum
at (305) 603.8067
If a participant cancels within 48 hours of event, a 50% refund will be issued. If a participant cancels within 24 hours of the event, no refund will be issued. This excursion goes out rain or shine, but it will be canceled if lightning is in the area. Miami-Dade EcoAdventures and the Coral Gables Museum may cancel this event when weather or other circumstances beyond our control make it necessary. If this event is cancelled, full refunds or credit toward another program will be provided.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Temple Judea Children's Activities
10:30am - P.J. Library Event at Books and Books hosted by Temple Judea 1:00pm - Kids Tour of Temple Judea exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum
Donald Cunnigen Lecture - The Academic Experience of Exile
University of Rhode Island Professor Donald Cunnigen, who as an undergraduate studied under some of the German Jewish academics featured in the exhibit, will discuss the impact of that experience on his career and on the academic environment of higher education in America.
Presented in collaboration with the Exile Studies Program, Center for Humanities in an Urban Environment, and the Department of English at FIU. For more information about this event, call FIU Humanities at 305.348.3394.
FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion
11200 S.W. 8th St. | Miami, Florida
Friday, October 31, 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Doggie Costume Contest on the Museum Plaza
As part of Halloween on the Mile in Downtown Coral Gables, the Museum will host its third annual Doggie costume contest! It will be a howling good time! Dress your four-legged friend in a funny, outrageous, or just plain cute costume for a chance to win prizes! It's just $5 to register. This contest will be judged by members of The Museum Project, the Museum's new teen club. Proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Greater Miami.
$5 for each dog registered.
$5 for each dog registered. Free to the public.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
7:00 PM - MIDNIGHT
A Night in Monte Carlo
The Young Associates of Coral Gables Museum present the 4th Annual Party on The Plaza. Join us for a Monte Carlo inspired evening of complimentary cocktails, live entertainment, casino games & signature dishes from local favorites. Dress Code: Cocktail attire.
An Evening on the the Plaza at the Coral Gables Museum
The Coral Gables Museum will present its fourth annual fundraiser, An Evening on the Plaza, on Saturday, November 15. The setting for the evening will be the Museum’s beautiful Giralda Plaza, and the evening will feature cocktails, dinner, live music and the presentation of the Museum's first Community Achievement Awards.
The event will celebrate four individuals whose energy and vision have significantly improved the lives of many who live in Coral Gables and neighboring areas. The honorees are David Evensky, Thelma Gibson, H.T. Smith and Judith Weissel. Their accomplishments – and the evening’s theme – illuminate the Museum’s mission, which is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts.
Individual tickets are $250. Event sponsorships begin at $5,000, and underwriting opportunities begin at $500. All proceeds will support the Coral Gables Museum in continuing to provide exhibits, educational programs and events.