When the heat is on and you need to get out of the house, head to one of these museums in Miami, Florida that are perfect for kids. They can explore the solar system, learn about Miami’s colorful history and see works of arts in many different forms. Scroll through to find your next museum adventure!

photo: Frost Science

Frost Science

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation and fueling innovation for the future. Located in Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum ParkFrost Science is divided into four buildings: the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings. Here, guests can learn about the core science behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind and much more.

1101 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
Online: frostscience.org

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Miami Children’s Museum

Kids 10 and under will love Miami Children’s hands-on exhibitions including a play cruise ship, supermarket, and a kids-sized television studio. “Fishing” off the boat is a local favorite.

980 MacArthur Cswy
Miami, FL 
Online: miamichildrensmuseum.org

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Featuring beautiful gardens and fairytale architecture, this 10-acre waterfront villa is built in Italian Renaissance style. The kids will be fascinated by the magic of this place, which feels like a castle.

3251 S Miami Ave
Miami, FL 
Online: vizcaya.org

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. They offer many programs for families including an art camp, art day for kids and after school programs.

1103 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
Online: pamm.org

HistoryMiami Museum

Learn about Miami's history at this museum that's fun for all ages. On the second Saturday of the month they offer free admission and special family programming

101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL
Online: historymiami.org

Institute of Contemporary Art Miami

This museum in Miami's Design District offers free admission and lots of art that the kids will love exploring. Large scale sculptures, a 15,000-square-foot garden and interesting works of art by local artists are particularly interesting for kids.

61 NE 41st St
Miami, FL
Online: icamiami.org

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