The excitement of the Olympic Summer Games is coming to South Florida -- in the form of an interactive exhibit at the Miami Children's Museum. The museum's Victor Vincent and Mike Neufeld discuss it.
Let the Games begin! The excitement of the Olympic Summer Games is coming to South Florida – at the Miami Children’s Museum.
The museum’s Summer Games exhibit features innovative activities for children that focus on teamwork, fitness and healthy lifestyles while spotlighting different nations from around the world.
“A lot of activities really let them feel their own sense of accomplishments,” said the museum’s chief operating officer, Victor Vincent.
Kids will get the opportunity to see and learn about the traditional Olympic torch lighting, “Leap Across America,” “Reach for the Gold,” and much more
“They can expect to learn a lot about geography, they can learn a lot about the different sporting events in the Olympics,” said the museum’s director of exhibits, Mike Neufeld.
The new exhibit is an interactive wonderland of athletic competition and cultural diversity.
“I think that the Summer Games coming up bring a lot of focus to the sports themselves, but also to the countries, a sense of the global nature of our life here on Earth,” Vincent said.
The opening ceremonies of the exhibit on Saturday will include the lighting of the torch, relay races, obstacle courses, fitness demonstrations and medal making.
The day will culminate with a special festival of nations parade that will highlight the importance of different cultures working together towards one goal.
The Summer Games exhibit runs through Labor Day.