The 415-room Eden Roc Miami Beach is introducing a kids club facility and program, along with additional family-friendly activities and amenities. The Beco Kids program is available to children ages 4 to 12 and will be offered year-round.
The new Kids Club will reside in a transformed 700-square-foot loft with decor inspired by the “spirit of the ocean,” with nautical details. The space has an arts and crafts area, soft furniture, toys and Legos. On the upper level, older children can play foosball and watch movies. Planned activities will be themed after beach preservation and marine life. The kids club will be open Fridays through Sundays, with a full-day option (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at $80, a half-day option (9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) at $50 and a Kids Night Out evening option (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.) at $75.
Additionally, Eden Roc has added programming for families. The free Sprout Kids Yoga & Mindfulness is offered on select days and incorporates music, games and storytelling. Families can spend a day on the beach with a “treasure chest” of curated items for kids and parents courtesy of the hotel. Little chefs can take part in a hands-on pizza-making class at on-site restaurant, Malibu Farms.
Downtown St. Petersburg will welcome another major museum to it cultural landscape this winter, the $90 million, five-story Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement. The museum will open in December and is the result of collaboration between collector and founder Rudy Ciccarello and architect Alberto Alfonso.
The collection will include more than 2,000 objects and examples of American furniture, pottery, metalwork, tiles, lighting, color-wood blocks, photography, jewelry and fine art from the early 20th century. The museum will also feature an auditorium, an event and banquet hall, a graphic studio and an education studio.
The building itself will feature a grand atrium, skylights and a dramatic spiral staircase, all adorned with period art, light fixtures, stained glass windows and fireplaces. The first floor will be home to the museum store, cafe and Ambrosia Restaurant as well as a research library. The other four floors will be home to more than 40,000 square feet of permanent gallery space and 10,000 square feet for rotating exhibitions.
Announcements regarding exhibitions and other programs are forthcoming.
St. Petersburg is home to a number of art and cultural institutions, including the Dali Museum, the Chihuly Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Morean Arts Center, the Woodson African American Museum and the Florida Holocaust Museum.