Miami is known for its sizzling nightlife and vibrant party scene, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave the kids at home. Whether you’re vacationing or a local just looking to break out of your rut, there are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Miami. From live shows to special exhibits, there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy. The best part? We can help you save on all that fun, too. Check out our discounts on some of the best things to do with kids in Miami.
Florida might be the Sunshine State, but it still gets an average of 128 rainy days per year, especially during the summer months, which are its rainy season. But don’t fret; there’s still plenty of fun to be had indoors in The Magic City. When the storm clouds roll in, it might seem like your day’s plans are toast, but are they? We don’t think they have to be. There’s still plenty to do that’ll keep you totally entertained and totally dry. That’s why we came up with some fun alternatives to your favorite family-friendly activities. Check out a few of our recs below:
Looking for more awesome ideas on what to do on a rainy day? Check out our article, 8 Rainy Day Activities That Keep You Entertained—and Dry, for even more inspiration.
The indoor trampoline park has been a rapidly growing way to spend a fun-filled afternoon since the early 2000s. And it’s not just kids that love them, either. Adults have been getting in on the act, too. There are even trampoline-based fitness classes. But what if you’ve never been to one before? We break down a few tips that’ll have you bouncing with the best of ‘em in no time.
Wanna learn even more about trampoline parks? Check out our interview with the program director of Trampoline and Tumbling at USA Gymnastics in our article, An Indoor Trampoline Guide for Bouncy, Safe Jumps.
Feeling a little overwhelmed by all the educational options Miami has to offer? Here’s a quick rundown of some of the city’s top attractions from pristine nature preserves to local history museums. You’re sure to find a little something to appease everyone on this list:
Learn about the Everglades and check out exhibits on the critters that make it their home, including alligators and iguanas.
Teach kiddos about contemporary art and get outside at the same time by perusing the city’s colorful and creative murals.
The museum explores elements of physics, engineering, and biology with tons of hands-on activities plus a planetarium.
Narrow in on the history of Miami itself with this cool museum. For extra fun, head out on the second Saturday of the month for crafts, music, and more as part of Family Fun Days.
Turn a day at the beach into a valuable lesson in environmentalism as kids and teens learn all about coastal ecology, fossil reefs, and local sea life.
If you want to get the most out of your trip to the museum, then having discussions about what you see is key. But this isn’t school, so you don’t want to end up lecturing your kids. Instead, focus on asking them questions about the things you’re looking at. This will help you learn what excites your kids, which is the best way to encourage their love of learning. Here are a few questions you can ask to get started: