When you’re looking for kid-friendly activities in Miami, there’s no shortage of hot, hot, hot options; but that doesn’t mean they’re all worth your time. From swimming to splash pads to museums and animal attractions, we’ve found the best of the best family events and activities in Miami.

Zoo Miami

As the only tropical zoo in the United States, the 750 acre Zoo Miami is a zoo unlike any other your kids have experienced. In addition to 3,000 unique animals, the zoo is mostly free-range, meaning the animals are not in cages. And as if this weren’t enough, your family can explore the enormous zoo on Safari Cycles, which look like a cross between a bicycle and a golf cart.

12400 SW 152nd St
Miami, FL 33177-1402
(305) 251-0400
zoomiami.org

Oleta River State Park

If your fam is at all outdoorsy, Oleta River State Park is a must. The beach features shallow waters perfect for young waders, and kayaking through the mangroves is a majestic experience no one will soon forget.

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3400 NE 163rd St
North Miami, FL 33160
(305) 919-1846
floridastateparks.org

FunDimension

FunDimension is one of the most popular attractions for locals, and with good reason. This arcade is filled with everything from laser tag, bumper cars, 7D theatre and ball pits, to coffee shops and nice restaurants. Its a no-brainer for a day of fun.

2129 NW 1st Ct
Miami, FL 33127
(786) 360-1766
fundimensionusa.com

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

There’s a ton of science-related exhibits in the Frost Museum, definitely enough to keep your family entertained all day. But the real show-stoppers are their 3-D 8K planetarium — one of only thirteen like it in the world — and their incredible 3-level aquarium.

1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 434-9600
frostscience.org

Jungle Island

You’ll find the 18-acre Jungle Island nestled between downtown Miami and South Beach. This incredible zoological destination is more than just the animals (though the animals are what makes this 80 year-old park so beloved by locals). You’ll find Escape Rooms, the SuperFlight wind tunnel, an incredible zip-line, and great food.

1111 Parrot Jungle Trl
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 400-7000
jungleisland.com

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 33132
305) 373-5437
miamichildrensmuseum.org

Venetian Pool

The Venetian Pool is unlike anything your fam has seen before. It’s a bit out of Miami (toward Coral Gables), but is 100% worth the drive. Built in 1923, this historic pool is likely one of the most gorgeous in the world. Once a coral rock quarry, the pool is fresh water and is drained and replenished nightly from a subterranean aquifer. Surrounded by beautiful architecture and foliage, the pool features waterfalls, cave-like grottos and a signature bridge.

2701 De Soto Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 460-5306
coralgables.com/venetian-pool

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 33129
(305) 250-9133
vizcaya.org

Safari Edventure

Want to get up close and personal with wild animals? Safari Edventure is the place for you. Hug a kangaroo, pet a sloth, hold an alligator. . . get a close up experience with over 100 species of wildlife in a five beautiful acre location.

23700 SW 142nd Ave
Miami, FL 33032-2201
(305) 238-9453
safariedventure.com

The Best Upcoming Events for Kids in Miami
If you’re looking for events and activities, don’t miss our local Miami family events calendar, which has everything from story times to seasonal activities like apple picking, pumpkin patches, and Christmas tree farms.