Although known for its world-renowned nightlife and as a culinary capital, Miami is also a city overflowing with fantastic, kid-friendly attractions that the young-at-heart will also love and enjoy. Here are five highly recommended activities for the whole family.
- Visit Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami (previously known as Miami MetroZoo) is a sprawling garden known as the oldest and largest of its kind in the state of Florida. This 750-acre, open-air facility is home to over 500 species of sub-tropical animals from Africa, Asia, and Australia.
One of the things that distinguishes Zoo Miami from others of its kind is its cageless exhibits. Animals are free to roam the grounds. This makes a trip to Zoo Miami a unique experience – visitors get to see about the animals under the care of the zoo, as well as learn about conservation efforts to help endangered flora and fauna.
- Explore Miami Children’s Museum
Located in Downtown Miami, the Miami Children’s Museum is a state-of-the-art nonprofit institution, named by South Florida Parenting magazine as the “Best Children’s Museum.” Similarly, VIATOR travel blog considers it one of the best museums in the world for children.
So what makes Miami Children’s Museum so special? Aside from staging wide-ranging interactive exhibits, the facility is also known to collaborate with various local schools to provide hands-on education in theater programming, arts, and music. It’s definitely a place where children can “play, learn, imagine, and create.”
- Experience the wonders of the Oleta River State Park
Take your kids on an adventure and explore the mangroves and wetlands of the Oleta River State Park, the largest urban park located along Biscayne Bay. There’s a plethora of activities to be had here, including hiking, kayaking, canoeing, and cycling. Adults and budding anglers can also try their luck at saltwater fishing along the bay. Meanwhile, located north of the park is a mangrove forest, home to plants and wildlife endemic to South Florida. Several facilities, such as picnic tables, air-conditioned cabins, and concessionaires can be found within the park.
- Discover what lurks beneath the waters at Miami Seaquarium
Located on Virginia Key, Miami Seaquarium is the best oceanarium in Florida. This 38-acre facility is home to a variety of marine life including dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and sea lions. It also plays a vital role in the rescue, rehabilitation, and wildlife conservation in South Florida.
- Interact with amazing wildlife at Jungle Island
Get up close and personal with over 1,000 species of tropical birds at Jungle Island in Downtown Miami. It was originally known as Miami’s Parrot Jungle but has expanded to showcase more than 2,000 varieties of plants and flowers. The aviary remains the top attraction at Jungle Island, where guests can feed parrots and enjoy a number of wildlife shows. The facility also houses reptiles, primates, as well as rare lions and tigers.
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