Kids Activities in Miami

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Membership at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (Up to 50% Off)

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Northeast Coconut Grove

Learn about wildlife, constellations, and scientific principles in 48,000-square-feet museum

$29.90 $18

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General or VIP Admission to Terror in the Jungle at Jungle Island, October 2–November 1 (Up to 44% Off)

Jungle Island

Watson Island

Spine-tingling Halloween attraction features a five-acre park filled with zombies and a 10,000 square-foot haunted house

$45 $27

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$20 for $40 Worth of Batting-Cage Tokens at Sluggers Batting Cages

Sluggers Batting Cages

Tamiami Park

18-pitch rounds help baseball and softball players perfect swings inside cages where machines sling balls toward the plate at 40–80 mphs

$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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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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$52 for Four Private 30-Minute Music Lessons at Crescendo Music Center ($104 Value)

Crescendo Music Center

On Location

Students learn to play the violin, piano, guitar, or other instrument with one-on-one attention from an instructor during private lessons

$104 $52

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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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Admission for Two or Four or Family Membership for Three Individuals at Haitian Heritage Museum (Up to $10 Off)

Haitian Heritage Museum

Miami Design District

The world's first Haitian museum outside of Haiti exhibits visual arts, artifacts, and the lives of great contributors to the culture

$20 $10

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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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$149 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 $149

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$54 for $99 Worth of Moonwalk Rental — D´LUXE EVENTS, LLC

D´luxe Events, Llc

North Westside

Kids play around in a 13'x13'x13' bounce house

$99 $54

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Month-Long Soccer Academy at Soccer 5 (Up to 50% Off)

Soccer 5

Multiple Locations

Kids ages 3–14 learn soccer fundamentals and build their strength and endurance during practices, and compete in scrimmages or league games

$80 $40

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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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Two-Hour Birthday Party or Bounce Pass at Family Fun Zone (Up to 52% Off). Four Options Available.

Family Fun Zone

Miami

Celebrate birthdays with a two-hour party with pizza and playtime; use a bounce pass for two hours of jump time

$250 $125

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Bouncing Sessions or a Party for Up to 10 at Trampoline High (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Trampoline High

Miami

Inside the facility, trampolines cover most surfaces, making it fun for all ages; parties include a reserved space, drinks, pizza, and more

$50 $25

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1 Day or 1 Week of Kids' Summer Camp from Organic Kids (Up to 53% Off)

Organic Kids

Miami Beach

During summer camps, kids ages 4–12 engage in a variety of activities including science, arts and crafts, music, dance, yoga, and sports

$75 $35

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One- or Two-Hour Paddleboard Rental with Optional Instruction from Miami Beach Paddleboard (Up to 62% Off)

Miami Watersports LLC

Miami Beach

Paddleboarding instructors teach safety techniques and steering before sending paddlers off into the water fully equipped for 1 or 2 hours

$30 $10

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Visit for Two, Four, or Family of Two Adults and Up to Three Kids at Coral Gables Museum (Up to 48% Off)

Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables Section

The museum focuses on architecture, urban design, historic and environmental preservation, and sustainable development

$14 $8

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Paddleboard or Kayak Rental or Guided Kayak Tour for Two or Four from Virginia Key Watersports (Up to 63% Off)

Virginia Key Watersports

Virginia Key

Learn safety techniques and steering before heading out onto the water in a standup paddleboard or kayak

$40 $19

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$30 for One 60-Minute Bass-Guitar Lesson at Bass Lessons Miami ($60 Value)

Bass Lessons Miami

Biscayne Park

Bass player, composer, and adjunct professor with more than two decades of performance experience schools students during private lessons

$60 $30

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Two or Four 45-Minute Guitar Lessons from The Rig Cast Band (Up to 56% Off)

The Rig Cast Band

El Portal

New England Conservatory of Music alumnus with 30-plus years of teaching experience gives guitar lessons at his studio or in students' homes

$180 $79

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Kids' Spa Package for Two or Party Package for Up to Six at Little Ladies (Up to 56% Off)

Little ladies

Hialeah

Turn your little kids into pampered princes and princesses amid fun music and snacks

$80 $39

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One 45-Minute Drum Lesson or Two 30-Minute Lessons at Drummer Paradise (Up to Half Off)

Drummer Paradise

North Miami

In addition to learning drumming, rhythm & how to read music, lessons impart physical & mental benefits such as focus & promoting exercise

$35 $18

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Four-Day Musical Instrument Course at Gardi Pais.Guitar Lessons (45% Off)

Gardi Pais.guitar Lessons

Surfside

Learning and practicing guitar (acoustic, Spanish, or electric), playing Beatles music

$300 $165

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$44 for a Racing Package with Four Races and Two Yearly Licenses at K1 Speed (Up to $91.96 Value)

K1 Speed

Multiple Locations

Eco-friendly electric karts; speeds up to 45 mph; karts for kids and adults; collection of racing memorabilia on display

$91.96 $44

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Bowling for Four or Six People with Shoe Rental at Holiday Bowling Center (Up to 51% Off)

Holiday Bowling Center

Hallandale Beach

16 lanes alongside a sports bar, restaurant, and modern sound and video systems

$42.80 $21

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$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Miramar

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

$36 $18

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Two Hours of Bowling and Shoe Rental for Two, Four, or Six at AMF Bowling Co. (Up to 56% Off)

AMF Bowling Centers

Multiple Locations

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

$34 $17

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One-Day Playground Pass or Three Games of Laser Tag for Four or Six at Rocket Kids (Up to 55% Off)

Rocket Kids

Pembroke Pines

Outer-space-themed playground entertains kids with a bounce house, a maze, and slides; kids and teens compete in a neon-lit laser-tag arena

$10.99 $5

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90-Minute Paddle-Boarding Session for Two, Four, or Eight from By the Bay Watersports (Up to 60% Off)

By the Bay Watersports

Cutler Bay

While donning life jackets, paddlers paddle-board through calm waters and follow their guide through picturesque scenery

$100 $49

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$15 for $30 Worth of BYOB Pottery-Painting Classes at MIY Ceramics

MIY Ceramics

Make It Yourself Ceramics & Glass Studio

Hands-on BYOB classes in which students paint an object such as a bowl, a mug, a plate, or a piggy bank

$30 $15

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60-Minute Musical Instrument Lesson at Thirsty Canvas Music, LLC. (50% Off)

Thirsty Canvas Music

Hollywood

Explore the beautiful world of music with introductory guitar or piano lessons

$90 $45

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$15 for $30 Worth of Music Lessons — Allegro Music & Art Academy

Allegro Music & Art Academy

Hollywood Hills

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

$30 $15

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Unlimited Fun Package for One or Four at Kabooms Amusement & Party Center (Up to 56% Off)

Kabooms

Weston

35,000 square-foot family-fun center with laser tag, a roller rink, and bounce houses; includes 30-credit arcade game card and 10 tokens

$40 $20

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$55 for $100 Groupon — u paint your own pottery

Paint Your Own Pottery

441 Corridor

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

$100 $55

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Annual Membership, a Rookie Race Shareable Six Pack, or a 20-Lap Race for 10 Drivers at XBK Zone (Up to 42% Off)

XBK Zone

Fort Lauderdale

Race along a half-mile, indoor track in a European style go-kart that can reach speeds of up to 45 miles per hour

$50 $30

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$8 for Admission for Two to the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum (Up to $16 Value)

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum

Poinciana Park

Museum designed to mirror a 1920s showroom filled with a collection of classic Packards and other luxury vehicles

$16 $8

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or All-Day Weekday or Weekend Board Rental at Sunrise Paddleboards (Up to 64% Off)

Sunrise Paddleboards

Bal Harbour

Sightseers navigate paddleboards across coral reefs and inland waterways on their own or with assistance from an experienced guide

$20 $9

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Three Days at Funderdome Indoor Playground for Kids Aged 0–2, 3–4, or 5 and Older (Up to 51% Off)

Funderdome

Fort Lauderdale

Kids can explore the ropes course, summit the climbing wall, discover the playground, find the sports complex, and dominate the laser maze

$23.85 $12

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Airboat Tour and Exhibit Pass or Gator Tour for One or Two from Sawgrass Recreation Park (Up to 38% Off)

Sawgrass Recreation Park

Conservation

Day or nighttime tour takes guests through the Everglades on an airboat; wildlife exhibits showcase rescued gators, panthers, and leopards

$20.50 $13

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$13 for $26 Groupon — Half Off One Private Lesson at All That Jazz Music Academy

All That Jazz Music Academy

Sunrise

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$26 $13

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$39 for Two-Hours of Bowling for Up to Five with a Large Pizza (Up to $74.15 Value)

Strikers Family Sports Center

Sunrise

Renovated alley beckons bowlers with 40 glossy lanes, 42-inch scoring monitors, and glow bowl

$74.15 $39

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Visit for Two or Four or Tour for Four at Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge and Rescue (Up to 67% Off)

Everglades Outpost Wildlife Refuge And Rescue

Homestead

Volunteers rescue and care for a variety of native and exotic wildlife such as tigers, snakes, owls, alligators, monkeys, and birds

$24 $12

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Inflatable Fun-Center Open Play for Two or Four at Jump A Roos (Up to 55% Off)

Jump A Roos

Tamarac

Kids age 12 and younger bounce and play on wall-to-wall inflatables, slides, and obstacle courses

$19.98 $10

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$17 for Ice Skating for Two with Skates, Popcorn, and Drinks at Glacier Ice and Snow Arena ($30 Value)

Glacier Ice and Snow Arena

Pompano Beach

Arena with 40,000 square feet hosts daily public-skating hours

$30 $17

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$35 for Bowling Package for Six with Pizza and Games at Diamond Strike Lanes and Sports Bar ($74 Value)

Diamond Strike Lanes and Sports Bar

Pompano Beach

32 bowling lanes fill a space that includes light shows and a video juke box

$74 $35

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Paddleboard Rentals from Life's A Beach Watersports (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available. 

Life's A Beach Watersports

Lighthouse Cove Condo

Watersports outfitter doles out paddleboards and life jackets to one or two riders for expeditions

$50 $17

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5 or 10 Jump Sessions or a Birthday Party with Pizza for Up to Eight Kids at Jump Jam n Party (Up to 68% Off)

Jump Jam n Party

Crossroad Shopping Plaza

Giant slide, obstacle course, and bounce house promote social development and fitness during jump time; birthdays include pizza and soda

$50 $16

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$25 for Two Music Lessons at Autry Music

Autry Music Institute

Broward County

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

$50 $25

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Trampoline Package with Laser Tag For One at Off The Wall Trampoline Center (Up to 59% Off). 3 Options Available.

Off The Wall Trampoline Fun Center

Coconut Creek

Jump on five trampoline courts, battle aliens in a two-level laser-tag arena, and scale an indoor rock wall; optional arcade and prize games

$40.15 $20

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$26 for Coconut Grove Historic Ghost Tour for Two from Ghost Tours Miami ($52 Value)

Ghost Tours Miami

Northeast Coconut Grove

Educational ghost tour hopes to visit spirits of ancient indigenous peoples, playhouse-dwelling phantoms, and modern soldiers and sailors

$52 $26

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90-Minute Private Paddleboard Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Bogaert Boards (Up to 57% Off)

Bogaert Boards

Deerfield Beach

Professional paddleboarders travel to meet students anywhere, spending 90 minutes teaching the basics of balance and paddling technique

$65 $32

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The Fresh Beat Band at Mizner Park Amphitheatre on Friday, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 53% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Mizner Park Amphitheatre

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Colorful quartet of Nick Jr. stars sings and dances with preschooler- and parent-friendly hits such as "Great Day" and "Bananas"

$53 $25

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Museum Day for Two or Four at Boca Raton Children's Museum (Half Off)

Boca Raton Children's Museum

Boca Raton

Fossil and artifact exhibit, hand-puppet theater, outdoor pirate-ship fort, and other kid-centric attractions

$10 $5

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Paddleboard Rental for One or Two or a Paddleboard Package for Six from Paddle! the Florida Keys (Up to 60% Off)

PADDLE! the Florida Keys

Tavernier

Explore Florida Bay or ocean waters with all-day paddleboard rentals that provide a new way to get around the beach

$35 $18

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Paddleboard Rental with Snorkel for One, Two, or Four at Florida Keys Stand Up Paddleboards, LLC (Up to 54% Off)

Florida Keys Stand Up Paddleboards, LLC

Tavernier

Stand up on a paddleboard and coast across the bay before diving in with a snorkel to explore its watery depths

$30 $15

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Four Pony Rides for One or Two with Pet-N-Parties at Bedners Farmers Market (Up to 63% Off)

Pet-N-Parties

Boynton Beach

More than 40 farmyard animals, bounce house, and pony ride areas

$20 $8.50

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$32 for a Two-Hour Bowling Package for Up to Six with Pizza and Soda at Palm Beach Strike Zone ($65 Value)

Palm Beach Strike Zone

Lake Worth

Up to six players compete on one lane and split a large cheese pizza and pitcher of soda

$65 $32

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$19 for a Safari-Park Visit with Parking at Lion Country Safari (Up to $35.95 Value)

Lion Country Safari

Western West Palm Beach

Visitors drive through a 320-acre preserve with 900+ animals, including lions and zebras, or feed giraffes in walk-through area with rides

$35.95 $19

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Beginner Trapeze Lesson for One, Two, or Four at Aerial Trapeze Academy (Up to 51% Off)

Aerial Trapeze Academy LLC

West Palm Beach

Outdoor beginner trapeze classes held in small groups; open to students aged 4 and up

$50 $30

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As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.

These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.

It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.

4400 Rickenbacker Cswy
Key Biscayne,
FL
US

For twenty terrifying nights this fall, the normally tranquil confines of Watson Island will be visited by an ancient evil and the malevolent modern forces that awakened it. Designed by the frightmasters that brought you the award-winning Festival of Souls?which was voted the scariest haunted house in Florida by HauntWorld.com?Terror in the Jungle transforms Jungle Island into a massive, interactive haunted experience. Visitors enter a jungle beset by toxin-infused beasts, shambling zombies, and wrathful gods bent on punishing any mortal who dares wander the undergrowth. After navigating five acres of dense pathways, visitors arrive at the main event: the Ruins Pyramid Haunted House, a 10,000 square foot temple of unimaginable evil and bone-chilling scares.

The Storyline

Like a great scary movie, Terror in the Jungle comes with a back story that sets up the fright within. The story begins on 12/21/2012, a day purported to mark the end of the world according to the Mayan calendar. As the world woke to yet another day on Earth, the prophesy manifested itself in an unexpected way. In the skies above Mexico, a cargo plane transporting hazardous materials from a government research lab faltered, crashing into the ruins of an ancient, forgotten city. The toxins on board seeped into the surrounding environment, mutating plants and people alike. Locals entreated the old gods for help, but found only retribution; insulted by mankind's disregard for life and nature, the deities unleashed the Hunter, a demon bent on wiping out any human in its path.

It is now 2014. The Mexican government, desperate for answers about the crash and its aftermath, has uncovered rumors of ecological unrest deep within a remote jungle. Now, government officials and Hazmat containment specialists are gathered at the entrance to the jungle, preparing to clean up their catastrophic mess. Little do they know that these trees conceal overgrown beasts, risen undead, and a supernatural force more powerful than anything they've ever encountered.

1111 Parrot Jungle Trl.
Miami,
FL
US

The Patricia and Philip Frost Museum has spent most of its life outgrowing its digs. It debuted in 1949 as a children's museum, which took off quickly and soon expanded into the Museum of Science and Natural History in 1952. In 1960, it again needed more space and moved to its current site, and now an even larger space is being built, set to open in 2016.

But throughout all its physical changes, its mission remains the same, "We inspire people of all ages and cultures to enjoy science and technology, in order to better understand ourselves and our world."

  • Size: as of now, the site stands at 48,000 square feet; plans for the new space will expand that to 250,000 square feet over five levels

  • Eye Catcher: tour the Wildlife Center, where the staffers care for injured wildlife?specifically majestic birds of prey?and release them back into the wild

  • Permanent Mainstay: the Planetarium, where PBS's Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer was filmed, boasts a 65-foot-diameter domed projection screen

  • Don't Miss: in the late afternoon, the planetarium hosts Legends of the Night Sky Laser Show, which teaches kids how to find constellations using lasers and Greek myths

  • Hands-On Experiments: in Nano, kids manipulate large-scale mechanisms as they familiarize themselves with the principles behind nanoscience

  • Special Programs: the museum?s Sea Lab features beautiful underwater creatures and coral reefs. Guests can get up close and personal as they reach out to touch a starfish or a sea urchin or have a cleaner shrimp nibble at their nails

3280 S Miami Ave.
Miami,
FL
US

Giant toy soldiers clothed in thousands of colored lights wave at passersby as glowing reindeer take off into the dusk. Towering Christmas trees topped with stars glimmer and glisten with blue and green fiber optics. At Santa's Enchanted Forest, one of the world’s largest Christmas-themed amusement parks, holiday spirit and festive music fill the air long before the end of December. Visitors laugh and shriek on a multitude of carnival rides, including whirling swings, bumper cars, tower drops, and roller coasters, whipping through the air until their cheeks are as rosy as old Saint Nick’s. Traditional carnival games are also on hand, such as dart tosses and soccer-ball kicks, to complement more unconventional carnival amusements such as giant plastic balls to roll around in and a rock-climbing wall to scale. Wee visitors, meanwhile, can make the acquaintance of small livestock in a petting zoo or draw a portrait of their favorite goat in royal costume on a wall-size coloring-book mural. Carnival food, such as barbecue, pizza, and cinnamon donuts, fuels guests as they conquer rides or take in the Cats of the World Tiger Show, the Cirque Equinox, or the Sea Lion Splash Spectacular.

7900 Bird Rd
Miami,
FL
US

Though roller skating may be symbolic of life in the '50s, the staff at Super Wheels Skating Center has incorporated the tunes, TVs, and technology of today to bring this American pastime in to the 21st century. DJs spin a choice of more than 400,000 songs through the rink’s digital sound equipment, serenading guests as they show off their moves and finally embrace their wheel transplant. In order to offer more than just skating, the staff created a super arcade filled with interactive games and sprinkled the facility with 20 high-definition TVs and five giant screens that broadcast entertainment as well as live texts from guests and overprotective mothers.

Outside of open-skate hours, the rink puts on a range of events, including private parties, beginning and pro skating lessons, and special times for skaters 11 and younger. The facility’s concession stand offers food for all ages, including futuristic Dippin’ Dots, fried appetizers, Latin pastries, and pitchers of O’Doul's.

12265 SW 112th St.
Miami,
FL
US

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum began in 1956, when train enthusiast William J. Godfrey chanced upon the miles of abandoned railroad track snaking through the pineland of University of Miami’s southern campus. He imported a newly retired steam engine to the premises, and a tribute to railroading history began.

Now in a new location in Miami proper, the museum continues to honor trains’ role in American history, with nine exhibits on locomotives, passenger cars, and the Richmond’s Naval Air Station’s fleet. Visitors can hop aboard a full-size diesel locomotive passenger coach, or take a ride a miniature children’s railroad that’s ideal for transporting shipments of Lincoln logs. Alternatively, they can run motorized or free-wheeling trains through a model railroad, which zips through mountain tunnels and circles around to-scale landscapes.

12450 SW 152nd St
Miami,
FL
US