Miami Beach might be best-known as a party playground for the over-21 age group. Thinking about South Florida as a no-kids-allowed zone isn’t quite fair, however. The area offers an array of attractions for visitors of all ages, with things to do with kids in Miami Beach running the table from engaging museums to beautiful beaches to outdoor explorations.

Kid-Friendly Miami Museums

Just because education is involved doesn’t mean museums can’t provide fun for the entire family. Some of Miami’s best museums provide engaging interactive experiences that cater to kids.

Miami Children’s Museum

Dynamic, exciting, educational, and free — on the first weekend of each month — the Miami Children’s Museum allows for mental exploration and plenty of play. The museum is comprised of 14 bilingual interactive galleries, including Pet Central, the Health & Wellness Center, Meet Miami, and The Sea & Me.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

Miami Science Museum

Although South Florida’s largest science museum isn’t a kids-only attraction, it offers an array of things for kids to touch, experience, play with, and learn from. Current exhibits such as Amazon Voyage and Sea Lab provide exciting looks into hidden aspects of the earth, the new Hurricanes exhibit allows kids to climb into a hurricane-tracking flight simulator and have hands-on access to artifacts from Hurricane Andrew.

Miami Science Museum
3280 S Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
www.miamisci.org

Weintraub Observatory

South Florida’s most prominent observatory gives kids and adults alike the ability to see the wonders of outer space through two powerful Meade telescopes. The observatory is open for viewings each night from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., with special Planetarium shows happening at 7:00 p.m. on the first Friday of every month.

Weintraub Observatory
3280 S Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33133
www.miamisci.org

Miami Beach Outdoor Activities for Kids

South Beach

The beautiful strip of sand between the Atlantic and Ocean Drive isn’t only for adults: It’s a great place for kids to hang out and let loose. The Miami Beach Boardwalk provides ample space for family rollerblading and biking, while the beach itself is ideal for watersports, building sandcastles, and enjoying a bit of relaxation in the sun.

Food Truck Tuesday @ Haulover Park

Miami Beach’s own Haulover Park stands as South Florida’s best outdoor dining destination every Tuesday evening. Miami’s top food trucks congregate at the North Beach park every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., selling a variety of tasty treats for the whole family to enjoy. Food trucks currently in the rotation at Haulover Park include Red Zeppelin, Don Mofongo, Jefe’s Fish Tacoa, Churromania, and Monster Burger.

Arch Creek Park Eco-Adventures

Arch Creek Park stands out as a significant natural attraction in the heart of the bustling Miami metro area. One of the best ways for families to explore this notable space is on an eco-adventure tour with the guidance of an official Miami-Dade Parks naturalist. These tours, available five days a week at the park, shine a light on seldom-seen birds, animals and plants native to South Florida.

Arch Creek Park
1855 NE 135th Street
North Miami, FL 33181
www.miamidade.gov

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