Kids Activities in University Park

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

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

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 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

50% Off at Sluggers Batting Cages

Tamiami Park

$40 $20

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

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

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 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

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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Splitsville explores contemporary consumption within a bowling framework, combining swankiness with three bars, and a full-service restaurant. Splitsville’s menu, developed under the guidance of one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs of 2008 Tim Cushman, stacks up and knocks down a cadre of ville plates ($5–$14) including spicy edamame and three-pepper calamari, stomach-stuffing signature plates ($14–$19) including the mahi mahi with voodoo shrimp and filet mignon, and big bowl drinks ($21) including the rum bowl and voodoo juice bowl. Diners sprinkle the restaurant with chatter as they dive into their choice of sauced steaks, generous pizzas, and rolls from the on-site sushi bar to the musical vibrations blowing from the speakers. After 8 p.m., all diners younger than 21 turn into pumpkin-shaped bowling balls and the fine hobby-sport decorum requests an evening-casual dress code as the crowd usurps the restaurant’s reins for nocturnal nourishment with energetic music.

5701 Sunset Dr
South Miami,
FL
US

When the University of Miami's Lowe Art Museum began in 1952, the school could comfortably display its entire collection in three unused classrooms. Those days are long past. Today, the museum stands as Miami's most comprehensive collection of western and non-western art. The permanent collections feature pieces drawn from across human history, with notable works including Claude Monet's Waterloo Bridge and a recently acquired face mask from the Dan people of Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia, forged from wood, cloth, and fur. A sizable trove of Native American artifacts includes pieces from the Southeast such as a beautifully embroidered bead shoulder bag. Other exhibits include paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photographs from the Middle Ages through the present, including the Samuel H. Kress Collection of Renaissance and Baroque art, as well as pottery, sculpture, and metalwork from ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, dating from the first millennium BCE through the 4th century CE.

A few miles away, the tower of the 1939 Old Police and Fire Station rises above the street, gazing down on an unusual blend of sleek, depression-era modernism and Mediterranean revival ornateness. Founded in 2003, the Coral Gables Museum Corp. completely renovated the old municipal building. Spanish touches were added—the new Fewell wing and a 5,000-square-foot plaza—and the space was opened in 2011 as a museum dedicated to the civic arts of architecture, urban design, historic and environmental preservation, and sustainable development. Today, it holds regular art and design exhibitions, educational events, and concerts.

1301 Stanford Dr
Coral Gables,
FL
US

The most recent addition to Paragon Theaters’ repertoire of upscale movie venues, Paragon Grove Theater cushions customers in the plush luxury of its newly renovated theaters. Stadium-style seats pad posteriors as their owners gaze upon the silver screens from clear vantage points. An expanded concessions menu sates the palates of moviegoers by presenting a range of hearty fare and, for those of age, beer and wine.

Sony HD digital projectors bathe the towering screens in crystal clearness, granting films a visual crispness so pronounced it has enabled sponsors to advertise their logos in actors' pores. The company plans additional upgrades and outdoor seating to bring all the amenities found in its locations in Miami, Florida, and Burnsville and Rochester, Minnesota, to the new Deerfield Beach location.

3015 Grand Ave
Miami,
FL
US

Founded as a sanctuary for flowers, birds, and their admirers, Pinecrest Gardens has flourished into a family-friendly retreat that entertains visitors with horticultural exhibits and artistic events in a scenic setting. Spanning 4.3 acres of forested wetland, the gardens harbor more than 1,000 rare and exotic plants, including a 100-year-old coco plum tree, orchids, and a banyan tree that spreads across three-fourths of an acre. Waterways full of fish snake through these plants, their inhabitants impatiently pursing their lips at visitors for handfuls of food.

Pinecrest Gardens offers other entertainment opportunities for youngsters, who can splash around in the water playground, spot wildlife at Swan Lake, or play with potbellied pigs at the petting zoo. In addition, the 500-seat outdoor Banyan Bowl offers concertgoers pristine acoustics and cool evening breezes along with complimentary views of the stars.

11000 SW 57th Ave
Pinecrest,
FL
US

At CinéBistro, a luxurious dining theater, patrons settle into wide cushioned seats as they watch the latest action flicks and comedies flicker on the silver screen. Viewing companions alternate drawing buttery, salty puffed maize out of a shared tub of popcorn, hoping to find Gene Hackman's golden business card buried somewhere inside. Although not included with this Groupon, CinéBistro serves seated cinema aficionados a wide menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to complement their popcorn, from a caesar salad for a light meal ($10.75) to a pan-seared Atlantic salmon cooked to order ($19.50). Dessert indulgences include a deconstructed peanut-butter pie ($8), and liquid indulgences proffer a wine list full of international vintages to guzzle during foreign movies, as well as domestic and imported beers, martinis, and cocktails.

17355 NW 59th Ave
Hialeah,
FL
US

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