Kids Activities in Miami

Harlem Globetrotters – Up to 40% Off Kids' Clinic

Multiple Locations

$110 $66

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Harlem Globetrotters players coach kids ages 6–12 on basketball fundamentals, drills, and off-the-court character development

50% Off Sports Camps

Ives Estates Youth Sport Complex

$100 $50

Certified physical education teachers manage sports camps that let kids try out sports like tennis, baseball, and floor hockey

Up to 56% Off Summer Camp at Family Fun Zone

Miami

$195 $89

For five days, kids have nine hours of supervised fun with bounce houses and arcade games at an additional cost in a 10,300 sq.ft. playspace

Up to 53% Off Martial-Arts Summer Camp

Miami

$160 $79

Children learn discipline in morning tae kwon do classes, then enjoy arts and crafts, video games, sports, and field trips

Up to 42% Off Arcade Odyssey Tokens

Kendall

$12 $7

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

Up to 41% Off Open-Gym Classes

North Westside

$100 $59

Indoor obstacles and an open, 5,000 sq. ft. gym with foam pits and trampolines keep exercisers age 8 and older on their toes

Up to 60% Off Standup Paddleboarding at Hirooka Surf and Sport

Miami Beach

$150 $60

See the sunset via paddleboard, learn to standup paddleboard, or rent one for yourself; skilled instructors are on hand to keep people safe

Up to 56% Off Adult Aqua-Fitness Classes or Evaluation 

Kendall

$30 $15

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

Up to 63% Off Private Guitar Lessons

Ojus

$120 $45

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

Up to 53% Off at Haitian Heritage Museum

Miami Design District

$20 $10

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

49% Off Music Lessons

North Westside

$55 $28

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

Up to 66% Off Play Passes or Mommy and Me Classes

Miami

$72.50 $25

Kids exercise their bodies and minds in a variety of play areas, and Mommy and Me classes encourage early development

Half Off Batting-Cage Tokens at Hitters Hangout

Kendall

$40 $20

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

Up to 51% Off Soccer Camp

Multiple Locations

$150 $75

Week-long half- or full-day soccer camp taught by experienced coaches for kids ages 3–15

Up to 53% Off from Organic Kids

Miami Beach

$75 $35

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

Up to 62% Off Paddleboard Rentals

Miami Beach

$30 $10

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

Coral Gables Museum – Up to 48% Off

Coral Gables Section

$14 $8

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

50% Off at Bass Lessons Miami

Biscayne Park

$60 $30

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

Up to 56% Off Guitar Lessons from The Rig Cast Band

El Portal

$180 $79

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

Half Off Laser Tag at Action Town Florida

Hialeah

$9.49 $4.75

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Teams navigate a 25,000-sq.-ft. laser-tag arena decorated with glow-in-the- dark accents and filled with pulse-pounding music

Up to Half Off Drum Lessons at Drummer Paradise

North Miami

$35 $18

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

Up to 52% Off Miami Auto Museum at Dezer Collection Admission

North Miami

$50 $24

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View classic cars from the United States and Europe

Up to 78% Off Music Lessons

North Miami

$180 $49

Students practice the piano, violin, ukulele, or other instruments, or learn everything from diction to tap dancing during theater classes

Up to 53% Off Visits to Kids' Play Place

Hialeah Gardens

$45 $22

Diverting activities such as bounce houses, slides, obstacle course & arcade games keep kids active & engaged in safe indoor environment

Up to 55% Off Kids’ Bounce Visit

Doral

$21.98 $10

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

52% Off Small-Group Music Classes

Miami Lakes

$125 $59.99

In groups averaging five students, learners of all ages develop their voice, piano, string, percussion, wind, or brass skills

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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
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Located in the heart of the city, Watson Island sometimes feels like a tropical paradise—complete with a leopard lurking in the undergrowth. Luckily, this jungle cat is safely within the confines of Jungle Island, which has inhabited the isle for more than a decade. And yet the story of this themed park, which houses everything from exotic birds and primates to rare plants and trees, began more than 75 years ago.

The Background

Jungle Island got its start in 1936 as Parrot Jungle, a small South Miami roadside attraction where the exotic birds could soar uncaged. In the following decades, the aviary hosted a wide array of noteworthy occupants, including Pinky—a high-wire bicycle-riding cockatoo—and several pink flamingos that appeared in the opening credits of Miami Vice. When Jungle Island's current owners purchased the company in 1988, they introduced new mammals and reptiles—but after Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, they made plans to relocate. They settled on Watson Island, and in 2003, finished construction of the animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens, renaming it Jungle Island. When Jungle Island's current owners purchased the company in 1988, they introduced new mammals and reptiles—but when Hurricane Andrew struck in 1992, they were forced to relocate. They settled on Watson Island, and in 2003, finished construction of the animal habitats and 18 acres of tropical gardens, renaming it Jungle Island.

Jungle Island is currently home to rare white tigers and a white lion, a high-wire bicycle-riding cockatoo, one of the only tame cassowaries in the world, a set of orangutan twins, a rare occurrence. Animal shows and presentations allow visitor to experience Jungle Island's residents in many ways, and a VIP safari tour is available for the very curious.

1111 Parrot Jungle Trl
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
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From its humble beginnings in 1949, the Miami Science Museum has expanded into a sprawling facility that includes informative exhibits, the Planetarium, and the Wildlife Center. Many current exhibits teach kids about scientific principles using interactive elements. Visitors literally light up the dance floor at the Energy Tracker exhibit— boogying down helps power neon lights underneath the glass floor. At Moving Things, youngsters can learn about the physics of moving objects by dropping objects of different shapes into flowing water, or they can challenge their spatial reasoning skills by packing blocks into perfect cubes.

The four-story dome at the Planetarium has a daily schedule of stargazing shows. Some of these take audiences on informative expeditions through the solar system and various constellations they might not typically see, such as the elusive Medium Dipper.

The Wildlife Center, meanwhile, is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of raptors; here, guests can encounter an owl, falcon, and eagle.

3280 S Miami Ave
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