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Things to Do With Kids in Miami and South Florida

South Florida is full of exciting opportunities to involve the whole family; whether its outdoor activities to art galleries and museums, kids will have as much fun as their parents do on vacation. Now more than ever South Florida offers family-friendly events and festivals for all ages.

Check out the Miami Children’s Museum and have the kids participate in educational hands-on exhibits or feed giraffes at Zoo Miami for a one-of-a-kind experience. Dig those toes in the sand in one of Miami's state parks or hop on a tour of the Florida Everglades if your little one wants to see the underwater world from the deck. In the city, kids can play just as much as the adults.

Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami features more than 3,000 creatures that squawk, slither and swing from branches. Miami’s big zoo offers interactive opportunities like giraffe, camel, parrot, giant tortoise and rhino feeding.

Miami Children's Museum

Play, learn, imagine and create at Miami Children’s Museum, where you and your family can explore 19 interactive and bilingual exhibit galleries as well as daily programming focused on arts, culture, community and communication.

Miami Marlins

Watch a great baseball game with the whole family at the newly designed Marlins Park. The new 37,000-seat Major League Baseball facility includes a retractable roof to shield spectators from the sun and rain, making sure that summertime baseball in South Florida is a perfect game no matter the weather.

Miami Theater Center

Formerly known as The PlayGround Theatre, this community theater produces nationally recognized theater program for all ages including theater, dance and musical performances.

Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

This natural paradise, located at the tip of the Key Biscayne, boasts 1.25 miles of white-sand beachfront. Rent small watercraft and bicycles. Free tours of the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse at 10 am and 1 pm daily. A café and a gift shop are also available. Open Th-M 9 am-5 pm.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Climb aboard to ride the children’s link train, the much larger caboose locomotive or the engineer cab at this attraction located next to Zoo Miami. You'll be captivated by the museum's exhibits, including a model train room, a farm tractor and several sections from the Florida East Coast Railway.

Miccosukee Indian Village

Gain valuable insight into the rich culture, lifestyle and history of the Miccosukee Indian Tribe as you observe its members partaking in the art of woodwork, beadwork, patchwork, basket weaving and doll making. View historical artifacts, paintings and historical photographs at the Miccosukee Museum.

Grapeland Water Park

Beat the heat at Miami's only water park, located minutes from the Miami International Airport. This city owned and operated park is perfect for the whole family and features slides, kid-friendly splash areas and pools.

Jungle Island

Mingle with birds, monkeys and some of the world’s rarest creatures in a tropical jungle setting. Jungle Island is home to animal wonders including lovable lemurs from Madagascar, the only tame cassowary on the planet, twin orangutans Peanut and Pumpkin, and Australian red kangaroos.

Fruit & Spice Park

Established in 1944, the Fruit and Spice Park is a tropical paradise with more than 500 varieties of exotic fruits, herbs, spices, and nuts from throughout the world. Open daily 9 am-5 pm; Guided tours daily 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm. Regular admission: Adults, $10, children (6-11) $3.

Ninja Lounge

This indoor trampoline park and extreme obstacle course features several challenging and exciting attractions in its 10,000-square-foot facility.

South Pointe Park

South Pointe is a 17-acre county park and pier located in the southernmost part of Miami Beach. It frequently hosts activities and festivals, and includes such amenties as a restaurant, kids area, dog park and outdoor showers.

Monkey Jungle

Escape on a jungle safari and explore the wilds of South America and Asia. View nearly 400 primates of 30 species close up as they run around a 30-acre reserve. Enjoy the antics of the Amazonian Rain Forest and the Orangutans’ Hangin’ with Orangs exhibit. Open daily 9:30 am-5 pm.