Kids Activities in Miami

Open-Play Sessions or Party at We Rock the Spectrum Miami (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

WE ROCK THE SPECTRUM MIAMI

Miami

Kids play in a safe, supervised setting during open play or a monthlong membership; two-hour parties include arts and crafts

$60 $36

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Adult Aqua-Fitness Classes or an Introductory Evaluation at swim gym (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

swim gym

Kendall

A range of fitness classes in a heated pool can develop strength, supplement stamina, boost triathlete performance, or reduce Arthritis pain

$30 $15

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Two or Four Private 30-Minute Guitar Lessons at Leo Quintero Music (Up to 63% Off)

Leo Quintero Music

Ojus

Professional guitarist and composer Leo Quintero imparts his six-string knowledge to students of all skill levels

$120 $45

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Kids’ Bounce Visit for Two or Four or Party for Eight Children at Jumpin' Jamboree (Up to 45% Off)

Jumpin' Jamboree

Doral

The supervised facility welcomes kids 12 and younger to bound over obstacles and soar down slides while parents use free WiFi

$21.98 $12

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$350 for a Birthday Party for Up to 15 Kids at Ta-Da! Kidz Fitness Boutique ($700 Value)

Ta-Da! Kidz Fitness Boutique

Miami

For two hours, kids take over 4,000 square feet of brightly colored gymnastics facilities, including a bounce house, zipline, and ball pit

$700 $350

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$120 for One-Month After-School Program at Kendall Dynamic Center ($381 Value)

Kendall Dynamic Center

Miami

Kids are picked up from school, going to studio where they get time and assistance to do homework before an activity or martial-arts lesson

$381 $120

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$19 for Two-Hour Unlimited Arcade-Game Package at GameTime (Up to $45 Value)

GameTime

South Miami

Racing and shooting games alongside basketball and skee-ball machines and redemption games offering fun prizes

$45 $19

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$20 for $40 Worth of Batting-Cage Tokens at Hitters Hangout

Hitters Hangout

Kendall

Climate-controlled indoor facility equipped with three sizes of batting cage and staffed by former professional baseball players

$40 $20

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Three Groupons for Tokens at Arcade Odyssey (Up to 42% Off). Two Options Available.

Arcade Odyssey

Kendall

This arcade’s 100+ games, including pinball and obscure Japanese imports, convinced the Miami NewTimes this “nerd mecca” was Miami’s best

$12 $7

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A Private Music Lesson from South Florida Music Center (45% Off)

South Florida Music Center

Miami

From the merchant: Four 40-minute, private music lessons covering violin, keyboards, or basic music theory

$290 $160

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Two Games of Laser Tag for Four or Six at Laserland & Adventure (Up to 59% Off)

Laser Land & Adventure

Miami

Players dodge lasers inside a multi-level, 3,000-square-foot laser tag arena aglow with black-lit murals and thick with clouds of fog

$96 $41

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One Day of Art Camp at Artz Nook (45% Off)

Artz Nook

Miami

From the merchant: art projects, dancing, games, prizes, crafts, story projects, and music lessons guided by experienced instructors.

$100 $55

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$21 for Two Hours of Pool for Up to Four with Food and Beer at New Wave Billiards ($40.99 Value)

New Wave Billiards

University Park

Up to four can play pool for two hours while enjoying apps like wings or jalapeño poppers and drinking Budweiser, Bud Light, or Miller Lite

$40.99 $21

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$12 for Strawberry and Vegetable Picking at Burr's Berry Farm ($20 Value)

Burr's Berry Farm

Goulds

As the season opens, come fill a container with the freshest produce that you pluck straight from the vine or tree

$20 $12

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Four Private Music Lessons from Plant a Seed Music School (47% Off)

Plant A Seed Music School

Palmetto Estates

I teach guitar, bass, piano, drum set, electronic music and more from my home studio; all styles of music

$120 $64

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$28 for $55 Worth of Music Lessons — Doral Music Center

Doral Music Center

North Westside

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$55 $28

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Dolphin Encounter or Dolphin Odyssey with Photo Package at Miami Seaquarium (Up to 48% Off). Two options.

Miami Seaquarium

Virginia Key

Slide on a wetsuit and hop into the pool where dolphins await to play and swim with you

$152 $85

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From a scenic, outdoor perch overlooking Biscayne Bay, yoga instructor Gabby Goldbaum guides students through salubrious asanas in stress-obliterating group sessions. In the timeless practice of exercise by mimicry, patrons emulate Gabby as she moves fluidly between poses culled from the Hatha yoga tradition, keeping patrons ever mindful of breath control and the coterie of heist-planning waterfowl squawking conspiratorially at water's edge.

3485 Main Hwy
Miami,
FL
US

Line drives whistle and skid across Sluggers Batting Cages, where hitters perfect their swings against machines that sling pitches toward the plate at 40–80 miles per hour. Rounds of 18 pitches keep bats hurdling consistently through the zone, including inside two fast-pitch and two slow-pitch softball cages. For one-on-one schooling, private lessons are available by appointment, and cage rentals let teams and coaches practice without the distractions of a regular field, such as rain puddles or the forlorn howls of hot-dog-vending spirits. Between rounds, batters can browse the onsite pro shop's equipment and apparel or fill their mitts with snacks hauled in from the concession stand.

2201 SW 117th Ave
Miami,
FL
US

Happy Playz beckons youngsters ages 0–6 to traverse its age-appropriate playplaces while parents enjoy free WiFi near the cappuccino bar. Small tots boost their hand-eye coordination in the activity center or scrutinize their outfits in various mirrors throughout the multihued recreation station. A magnetic-bug center delights fledgling scientists with refrigerator-door residents whereas a pretend doctor's office teaches tykes about health and how to correctly ask for a doctor's note to get out of their taxes. Just beyond the bounds of the play area, an on-site café slings a bevy of kid-friendly cuisine including macaroni and cheese ($3.50), mini pitas with hummus ($3), and classic cheeseburgers ($3).

8735 SW 136th St
Miami,
FL
US

Questions for Rick Medina: Owner of Arcade Odyssey

We talked to Arcade Odyssey's owner Rick Medina, pictured here with just a portion of his vast video game collection. This image garnered lots of social media attention, including a run on the front page of Reddit.

When did Arcade Odyssey open?

December 27, 2011.

What inspired you to start this business?

I guess you can say I've been collecting games for over 25 years… I was always captivated by them, and I was also captivated by the technology behind them. It was a natural step to go from the collection to an arcade.

Do you have any fond memories of the arcade so far?

We've had quite a few tournaments. We've done cosplay. I really like when people come up and say, "thank you for building this."

What kind of games are in the arcade?

When you walk in the door, right off the bat we have pinball. We're the only pinball place left. There isn't pinball anywhere... We have dancing games. We have shooters. We also bring in imported games from japan, china and korea, giving players an opportunity to try a game they might never had a chance to play. We have pretty much everything you can imagine. We also have consoles like Xbox 360's,Imported 360's, PS3, Wii's & now even PC's.

Any favorites?

I love to bring in a lot of weird and obscure titles from Asian countries like Japan and China. I want to give customers a chance to experience games that they've never played before in their entire lives, Sometimes when I'm walking around, I'll even put in a few tokens and play some of the imports with everyone, just to open their eyes and show the players how much enjoyment playing something completely different can be. Who knows, you may find a new favorite game.

What else makes your arcade different?

We are the only arcade in the world that changes out at least four to eight games every single month. Many of them we do by customer request.

What's the future look like for Arcade Odyssey?

Eventually, we want to build the world's first video game museum, showcasing not only the history, but also showing systems and games from all around the world, combine that with an even larger arcade, a bar, and quite a few other surprises coming down the road - trust me you'll love them. We want to build something that's sort of like a nerd entertainment mecca. We even want to incorporate a comic book store in here. We're only on stage two of about seven, so keep watching and be amazed.


Quick Facts About Arcade Odyssey

  • Most games only cost one or two tokens
  • Some arcade cabinets have live-streaming capabilities
  • Domestic/imported console and PC gaming available
  • The arcade sells imported Japanese snacks
  • The arcade website keeps track of all the current games
  • The arcade also participates in nationwide high score tracking

Learn More

  • Miami NewTimes named Arcade Odyssey "Best Arcade Miami 2012"
  • Twitch streams many of the arcade's live events
  • Check out photos of past events on Instagram

12045 Southwest 117th Avenue
Miami,
FL
US

It used to be that while the northern regions of the country enjoyed hayrides through patches of plump, orange gourds, south Floridians had to be content with only their gorgeous, tropical weather, but that all changed in 2012. At the 3rd annual Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival, 5,000 pumpkins will assemble just off the coast of Biscayne Bay for Peacock Park?s pumpkin patch. But the pumpkins are just the centerpiece of a weekend-long celebration filled with classic autumn traditions. ?We deserve to have that magical fall feeling too,? says organizer Vanessa Goodis, working to bring autumnal splendor to the Miami waterfront.

Along with pumpkins harvested for their slow-flickering internal flames, the fest also entertains guests with a diverse set of attractions. Kids navigate straw-strewn tunnels in the giant hay maze and tread eerie, eary paths in the corn-stalk labyrinth. The dress-your-own scarecrow village stocks the latest field-hand fashion wear, and the orange orbs that star in the festival can be decorated with paint, glitter, glue, and googly eyes for an additional fee. The Coconut Grove Pumpkin Patch Festival lets Florida children enjoy everything fall has to offer.

2820 McFarlane Rd.
Miami,
FL
US

If you feel like "the concept of playing Q*bert while holding a cold brew is totally mind-blowing," as the Miami New Times?does,?you should head to?ARTcade. Part arcade, part art gallery, and part bar, the space is filled with artwork made by local artists and more than 60 classic arcade games, such as Frogger, Space Invaders, and the entire Pac-Man family. To complement the sights, ARTcade serves from a full liquor bar and has five craft brews on tap.

235 12th St
Miami,
FL
US