Dora the Explorer Visits the Kids at Miami Children's Hospital

Published on: 03/02/2006

Dora the Explorer with Steve Rios, patient at Miami Children's Hospital.

March 1 2006,Miami, FL — Dora the Explorer made a very special appearance at Miami Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, March 1st. In town to promote her upcoming stage show, Dora's Pirate Adventure, Dora visited with the children in the hospital playroom, made arts and crafts projects with them, and then visited some of the children in their private hospital rooms. 

The popular Dora is a seven-year-old Latina heroine, whose adventures take place in an imaginative, tropical world filled with jungles, beaches and rainforests. Dora explores her world just as preschoolers do everyday, and both the TV and stage shows are designed to actively engage their audiences using a variety of learning techniques. 

"I am very excited to be here with the children," said Dora. "I am glad to be able to cheer them up for a little bit today!" 

Dora’s Pirate Adventure performances are March 18, 2006 at 3 pm, and 6 pm and March 19 at 11am, 2pm and 5 pm. Ticket prices are: $26.50, $19.00, $14.00, with a limited number of VIP seating available. Tickets are on sale now at the Jackie Gleason Theater Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets including by phone at 305-358-5885 and at 

About Miami Children’s Hospital: 
Miami Children’s Hospital is a world leader in pediatric healthcare. With a medical staff of more than 650 physicians and more than 2,400 employees, the hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medical care from birth through adolescence. Although the hospital draws children with very specific needs from all over the world, it is also the only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children in South Florida. 

The hospital is located at 3100 SW 62nd Avenue, Miami. 
About Nicklaus Children's Hospital

Founded in 1950 by Variety Clubs International, Nicklaus Children's Hospital is South Florida's only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children, with nearly 800 attending physicians and more than 475 pediatric subspecialists. The 309-bed hospital, known as Miami Children's Hospital from 1983 through 2014, is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medicine with many specialty programs routinely ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report since 2008. The hospital is also home to the largest pediatric teaching program in the southeastern United States and has been designated an American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet facility, the nursing profession's most prestigious institutional honor. For more information, please visit

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