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Things To Do With Kids in Melbourne

Art and culture, science, and the economy flourish in Melbourne, FL. The city’s attractions reflect this success, making it one of the most exciting places to visit in the area. Most of Melbourne is on Florida’s eastern coast but a portion of the city is on a barrier island separated by the Indian River Lagoon. Both areas of Melbourne are teeming with fun activities that attract thousands of Florida tourists every year. As a Space Coast city, Melbourne has a rich history in science and inhabitants date back to pre-Columbian times. At one point during WWII, the Orlando-Melbourne Airport was even used as a Naval Air Station. Browse an array of historic attractions and other entertainment for kids in Melbourne:

Melbourne is full of entertainment for all ranging from exciting adventures to classic attractions. Book an afternoon of unforgettable family fun with these activities for kids below:

  • Climb, zip, and hike through Florida woods at Treetop Trek Aerial Adventures
  • Marvel at the art exhibits in Foosaner Art Museum
  • Play slot cars, race models, and host parties at The Raceway
  • Enjoy interactive children’s exhibits at Arcadia Kid’s Fun Museum
  • See a live performance at King Center for the Performing Arts

Florida was ranked 7th in the country for fresh seafood production. Immerse yourself in local culture and try some of the city’s best seafood restaurants. Browse other kid-friendly attractions in Melbourne:

  • See close to 200 different animal species right here in Melbourne at the Brevard Zoo
  • Play disc golf and enjoy the other amenities at Wickham Park or set up camp at one of the campgrounds and spend the night
  • Play laser tag, mini-golf, arcade games, and more at Andretti Thrill Park
  • Catch a Florida Fire Frogs baseball game at Space Coast Stadium
  • Grab a sweet bite to eat at Jaqueline’s Bakery and Cafe

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Orlando may be home to some of the world’s most famous attractions like Disney World, but Melbourne has more affordable landmarks that bring in tourists year after year. See for yourself with these cheap things to do for kids:

  • Visit Sebastian Inlet State Park, a beach lovers paradise
  • Walk around, shop, and eat in Downtown Melbourne
  • Explore the Turkey Creek Sanctuary, a small nature preserve in the city
  • Catch riverside views off the fishing pier at Pineapple Park
  • Tour the Historic Rossetter House Museum & Gardens on Highland Avenue

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Find an array of activities that are all about the kids in this category. From children’s fitness classes to indoor climbing facilities, Melbourne has fun for kids of all ages. Book deals on these kid-approved activities below:

  • Save on admission to Yu Jump, an indoor amusement center
  • Grab all-day passes and ride every ride at Andretti Thrill Park
  • Ignite a love for yoga at a young age with Eden’s Little Yogis
  • Test your upper body strength on the indoor climbing walls at Adventure HQ
  • Shop for dinosaur minerals and science toys at The Dinosaur Store in Cocoa Beach

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Keep the whole group entertained with live performances at The Henegar Center for the Arts or a tour of Grimaldi’s Candy Factory Tour. Other kid-friendly group excursions include:

  • Book a party or save on group admission at Planet 3 Extreme Air Park
  • Walk around the pond, play tennis, or enjoy the playground at Jimmy Moore Park
  • Unleash your competitive sides on the tactical laser course fields at Tank America
  • See a timeline of space fame at the Astronaut Hall of Fame
  • Go on a Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island day tour with Oceania Tours and Safaris

This country is home to several iconic museums including the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science and the Liberty Bell Memorial Museum. Find more opportunities for learning with these educational attractions for kids:

  • Visit Nahacky’s Aquarium, established in 1961
  • Learn about military history at the Air Force Space and Missile History Center
  • Book an airboat river tour at St. Johns
  • Tour the American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame
  • Register for unique and inspiring kids programs at Melbourne Capoeira Summer Camp

In Melbourne, there are a staggering number of creative classes for kids. Choose from music, art, photography, pottery, and so much more. The city also has creative summer camps and after-school programs like the Ninja Warrior Summer Camp. For more creative kids activities in Melbourne, try the following:

  • Test your sculpting skill at Get Fired Up pottery studio
  • Try different art forms and other crafts at Arts for All Studio
  • Introduce your toddler to music at Gymboree Play & Music of Melbourne
  • Take music lessons at Marion Music or Jubal Academy of Music
  • Sign up for painting classes at Art More Place

Melbourne has exciting outdoor activities in every city corner but it also boasts a variety of unique indoor activities. Browse a collection of fun things to do inside with kids in Melbourne:

  • Find family entertainment at Funtown, the largest indoor amusement center in the county
  • Score discounted admission at Galaxy Skateway, a retro indoor roller rink
  • Save on an afternoon of gaming at virtual reality at Gamers Respawn
  • Try one of the best escape rooms in Melbourne, Locked Inside Escape Room
  • Choosing to play inside at Rain or Shine amusement center on any day, as the title would say