Those moving to the Magic City with family will be pleased to know that there are plenty of attractions and activities to keep kids in Miami happy and entertained.
With everything from museums to parks and beaches, children are sure to enjoy exploring Miami.
Entertainment for kids in Miami
For a day out in the fresh air, parents could take the kids to explore the greenery of Pinecrest Gardens. Also known as South Florida's Cultural Arts Park, Pinecrest has plenty on offer in terms of entertainment, from concerts, theatre shows and festivals to children's field trips and picnics.
Crandon Park Beach
Crandon Park Beach is a popular spot for families in Miami as it offers so much in terms of entertainment. While spending a day on the sand is definitely an option for a family day out, the beach also has an Amusement Center with a historic carousel, roller rink and playground. Families can also get involved in a number of water sports, as well as tennis, biking and skateboarding. There is also a Nature Center where visitors can browse through exhibits and learn about the park's surrounding ecosystems.
Miami Children's Museum
The Miami Children's Museum has various interactive, educational exhibits to explore, as well as offering events and camps. It's a great place for children to learn in a creative atmosphere.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
The Gold Coast Railroad Museum can keep children enthralled for hours in an interactive, educational environment. It houses over 40 historic rail cars, has a model railroad room, many exhibits and displays, and Thomas the Tank Engine play tables for children to enjoy.
The Seaquarium has an array of exhibits for visitors to wander between and also offers live dolphin shows. Visitors can even get the chance to swim with seals. At the Seaquarium children can learn about all the different species of marine life, as well as how they can play a part in protecting them. This oceanarium is committed to conservation and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of distressed marine animals.
Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science has everything from a planetarium to a wildlife centre; and Monkey Jungle, where visitors of all ages can do a guided walk through forest foliage while all manner of monkeys swing in the trees above. This is a great place for children to learn about the natural world around them, as well as the greater universe.
►Lifestyle in Miami gives more on entertainment in the city
►See and Do in Miami provides an overview of the city's most popular attractions
"We love going to the beach and paddle boarding, visiting the different museums which frequently have kid-friendly attractions and, of course, discovering new restaurants." Read more about Emmanuelle's expat experiences in Miami.
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