10+ Things to Do in Miami with Kids to have a Fun South Florida Vacation

Stai programmando una vacanza a Miami? Miami è una città affascinante che ha molto di più da offrire rispetto a locali notturni e negozi di fascia alta.

I vostri bambini sono sicuri di godere della diversità delle attività disponibili per le famiglie a Miami, dalle escursioni e crociere per acquari e zoo.

Encounter strange and exotic new wildlife, marvel at beautiful historic architecture, and explore all of the wonderful and wacky things at some of the best kids’ museums around.

If you’re looking for things to do in Miami with kids, check out this list of our favorite kid-friendly activities, including…

  • Miami Seaquarium
  • Frost Musuem of Science
  • Duck Tours South Beach
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Zoo Miami
  • Museo dei bambini di Miami
  • Sawgrass Recreation Park
  • Pérez Art Museum
    and more…

Consider adding a few of these kid friendly attractions to your vacation itinerary.

Save on Admission to Kid Friendly Attractions

Many of these great kid friendly attractions are available on the Go Miami® Card.

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Miami Seaquarium

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Arroccato sulle rive della bellissima Biscayne Bay, questa eccitante istituzione per bambini è unica nel suo genere.

Dedicated exclusively to marine creatures of the sea, this 38-acre tropical paradise is also known for its extensive rehabilitation efforts. A visit here is a great way to introduce children to the importance of animal conservation and environmental protection.

Some of the many creatures you’ll encounter at the Miami Seaquarium include sharks, dolphins, killer whales, seals, manatees, and many more.

Educational programs will introduce you to the details of their habitats, history, and current status in the world’s oceans. As a special bonus, you even get to meet TV’s famous dolphin Flipper!

Entrando: Miami Seaquarium tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Phillip e Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Frost-Museum-of-Science-4Un altro ottimo posto che i bambini adoreranno è il Frost Museum of Science. Situato proprio sul lungomare del Parco dei musei di Miami (anch'esso frammentato con il Pérez Art Museum - più su quello sotto), questa istituzione era conosciuta come il Museo della Scienza di Miami.

Renamed and with a whole new perspective on bringing scientific knowledge to the world, the Frost Museum of Science features a three-level aquarium, a planetarium, an interactive indoor/outdoor exhibit on the Everglades, and much more.

It’s the perfect destination to cultivate your children’s curiosity for the world around them.

Entrando: Frost Museum of Science tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Duck Tours South Beach

Duck Tours South Beach in Miami

Duck Tours South Beach covers both land and sea and manages to pack a lot of entertainment and exclusive insight about Miami and South Beach into one, fun filled  90-minute guided tour.

You’ll see all the top sights in Miami, including: South Beach, the Art Deco District, Fisher Island, Millionaire’s Row, Star Island, Biscayne Bay, and many more.

It’s a delightful activity for kids with its combination of street and water level explorations, and you’ll all love how refreshing and informative the journey is.

Entrando: Duck Tours South Beach tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Lion Country Safari

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Visita la savana africana senza mai lasciare la soleggiata Miami! Ci incontreremo sopra 900 animali in tutta la tua guida di quattro miglia, compresi rinoceronti, leoni, zebre, giraffe e molti altri. È una grande opportunità educativa per i bambini che amano gli animali e ti farà davvero rivedere la tua idea di come possano essere i parchi degli animali!

When you’ve finished your Safari, head to the adjacent Safari World Amusement Park, where you can witness animal demonstrations and performances, stop by the petting zoo, help to feed the birds, and enjoy a few classic rides.

A visit to Lion Country Safari is a wonderful thing to do with your kids.

Entrando: Biglietti Lion Country Safari sono inclusi con la Go Miami Card.

Zoo Miami

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Zoo Miami is another great animal attraction and thing to do for the whole family.

Spanning nearly 350 acres, this exotic animal park is home to more than 3,000 animals and over 1,200 plants distributed across stunning, state-of-the-art exhibit spaces. You’ll need several hours to really fully explore this exciting place!

Meet many fascinating animals in carefully redesigned habitats, including creatures from Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Amazon.

Your little ones will especially love Playworld Playground, designed to be half-jungle, half-waterpark. It’s a great play to run around and burn off some excess energy!

Ci sono così tante cose interessanti da vedere e da fare in questo affascinante giardino zoologico, dall'alimentazione rinoceronti a cavalcare un cammello, che i bambini non saranno mai vuole lasciare.

Entrando: Zoo Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Museo dei bambini di Miami

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Dedicated specifically to educating and entertaining kids in interactive ways, the Miami Children’s Museum is the perfect stop for families with younger kids.

The goal of the museum is inspire a life-long love of learning in your kids, so the exhibits are both engaging and informative. It’s the perfect way to develop their minds and social skills.

Some of their most popular exhibits and things to do include the 2-story (Sand)Castle of Dreams, the interactive Health & Wellness Center, the fun and fuzzy Pet Center, and the Safety Zone, where kids can dress up as policemen, firefighters, and more.

Entrando: Miami Children’s Museum tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Sawgrass Recreation Park

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Immerso nelle Everglades, questo entusiasmante parco faunistico e meta itinerante offre l'occasione perfetta per esplorare uno dei tesori naturali della Florida.

Interagisci con e perfino nutrire gli animali selezionati alla mostra Swampyard Island, o incontrare nuove interessanti creature introdotte dai predatori in visita Folks illimitati.

As a bonus thing to do, you’ll be able to hop aboard an exciting Airboat Adventure, which will zoom you through the Everglades at speeds of up to 40 mph. This 30-minute tour provides the perfect opportunity for you to capture an image of the famed Florida alligator!

Entrando: Sawgrass Recreation Park tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Rent a Bike

Noleggia una bicicletta a Miami per esplorare tutte le attrazioni

Get a full-day bike rental from Bike and Roll Miami and explore the city on two wheels.

Sarai in grado di coprire un sacco di terreno e ti sentirai come se conoscessi bene la città quando mapperai i tuoi percorsi e seguirai (o proverai un percorso suggerito da Bike and Roll).

It’s a fun way for the whole family to get some exercise, and for the kids to explore at their own pace without feeling rushed by a tour.

Popular routes include:

  • Miami Design District: this area is a must-see for fans of the fine arts, this hip neighborhood is home to over 130 art galleries, showrooms, stores, antique dealers, restaurants, gardens, and more.
  • The Venetian Islands: this popular route covers six beautiful islands off the coast of Miami crossing over a series of scenic causeways with spectacular views of Biscayne Bay.
  • Little Havana: home to a large, concentrated population of Cuban immigrants, Little Havana is a bustling, epicenter of social, cultural, and political activity in Miami with unique Cuban-American culture. It’s known for its vibrant street life, restaurants, music, and more. Insider tip: get a Cubano sandwich for lunch followed by a Cafecito (Cuban coffee)
  • Venetian Pool & Miracle Mile: bike out to the beautiful public pool known as the Venetian Pool, a quarry-turned-Venetian style pool that features vine covered loggias, shady porticos, a Spanish fountain, waterfalls, rock caves, and more. Then, go shopping (be sure to bring a backpack if you want to pick up any souvenirs!)  in Coral Cabels at the Miracle Mile.
  • South Beach: ride along a beachfront trail and see the glamorous sights of South Beach, including pristine beaches, Art Deco architecture, Versace’s Mediterranean mansion, Espanola Way, Collins Avenue shopping, the Holocaust Memorial, botanical gardens, and more, or, just enjoy a leisurely ride to the beach and relax.
  • Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, & Coral Gables: head out to the beautifully landscaped Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and see the lush tropical forest, mangrove swamps, and 10-acres of gardens (right next door to Madonna’s house).
  • Key Biscayne Island: ride along the beautiful bike trails of Key Biscayne, home to some of the best beaches in the US. You’ll get stunning ocean views, can stop at the Miami Seaquarium, and head out to see the Cape Florida Lighthouse.

Entrando: Miami Bike rentals by Bike and Roll are included with the Go Miami Card.

Jet Boat Miami

Jet Boat Miami è un viaggio da brivido con una guida turistica

A thrill ride with a guide. Jet Boat Miami is one of the best things to do in Miami with kids–they’ll love getting out on the water and seeing the sights of Miami while reaching speeds of up to 45-mph.

Questa crociera porta i passeggeri in un viaggio pieno di emozioni 360 colpi di scena, sponde laterali, salti, svolte, perni e raffiche ad alta velocità.

Kids will feel like they’re in one of their favorite action movies, all from the safety of this guided tour. Because it does go so fast, it’s probably an attraction best saved for middle grade or older children.

Entrando: Jet Boat Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Museo d'Arte Pérez

Check the Perez Art Museum Miami's calendar of events for kid-friendly activities

Get the kids excited about modern and contemporary art at the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), Miami’s flagship art museum. Exhibitions feature art from the 20th and 21st centuries and highlight the role Miami has played in the art world as a geographical crossroads between the Americas.

Free tours, led by museum guides, are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:30 pm and Thursday evenings at 6:30 pm.

Insider tip: Check their calendar of events to see if there are any kid-friendly activities happening during your visit.

Entrando: Pérez Art Museum Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Miami Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Tour Bus Miami

See the sights of Miami at your own pace and get around with a convenient, 1 day pass to Big Bus Miami Hop-On Hop-Off tour. On the open top double-deck bus, you’ll get great views of major landmarks.

Choose from 2 loops (Beach Loop and City Loop) which are 90-minutes each, or do them all depending on what you want to see, and get entertaining and informative live narration about everything you see.

Stay on for the full loops to get acquainted with the city or use the bus as your transportation to all the sights you want to visit. It’s an ideal option for families with small children because of its flexibility; you can hop off as soon as the kids get bored, and hop back on when they get tired of walking.

This is one of the best things to do in Miami when trying to learn the area, too

Entrando: Big Bus Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise

Kids examining sea life below the key largo glass bottom boat

Get the best views of the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the only undersea park in the US, on a fully-guided glass bottom boat cruise.

Aboard the Key Largo Princess you’ll get panoramic offshore views of the Florida Keys on your way to the underwater park. At the reef, you’ll see tons of sea life below the boat, including living coral, sea fans, sea plumes, colorful fish, and more.

The kids will love the unique chance to see through the floor of the vessel and down into the clear blue depths below!

Entrando: Key Largo Glass Bottom Boat Cruise tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Key Giorno occidentale Trip

Take the kids on a guided full day tour from Miami to Key West

Take the kids across 42 bridges and through 32 islands to reach Key West, the Southernmost city in the continental US, on a full-day, guided trip.

When you arrive in Key West you’ll have about six hours to explore the sights you want to see. Visit the Hemingway House, take a trolley or train tour, rent a kayak, or poke around the boutique shops and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants.

It’s a great way to spend the day on a unique adventure with the whole family.

Round-trip transportation from Miami Beach and Downtown Miami hotels is included.

Entrando: Key West Day Trip from Miami tickets are included with the Go Miami Card.

Let’s Recap

Ecco qua. La nostra lista di alcune delle migliori cose da fare a Miami con i bambini durante le vacanze.

There are pristine beaches and clear waters to satisfy your desire for relaxation, and museums, tours, and cultural attractions to appeal to your intellectual side.

Remember, many of these great ideas are included on the Go Miami Card, where you can save up to 55% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

Consider adding a few of these kid friendly options to your upcoming itinerary. Enjoy!

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