If you were a slightly disturbed kid with a hyperactive imagination, then youve had that nightmare about a toy chest full of suddenly evil playthings that rise at midnight under a full moon on Friday the 13th to play with, meaning murder, their owner, meaning you.
Now, youre an adult and you think those bad dreams were just a cleansing of childhood anxieties. Well, youre wrong -- because the toys come alive at the Miami Science Museum (3280 S. Miami Ave., Miami) when Cabaret Mechanical Theatre winds up its cavalcade of terror.
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Running now through September 6, the museum claims this cabarets all about a collection of over 40 mechanical sculptures, called automata
brought to life by tiny cranks, pulleys, and gears. Sure, sounds cute, but our nightmares tell a drastically different story. Admission costs $14.95 for adults and $10.95 for seniors, students, and children. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 305-646-4200, or visit miamisci.org.
Feb. 15-Sept. 6, 10 a.m., 2010