Beyond the Beach: Fun Things to Do in Miami With Kids

Your beach getaway should be equal parts exciting and relaxing. But if you’re traveling to Miami Beach with kids, you’re likely going to need to lean more into the exciting side of your visit. Not to worry — these Miami attractions for kids will entertain the entire family.


Miami’s unique Wynwood neighborhood features huge, colorful street murals created by artists from around the world. Visit the Wynwood Walls in the morning or early afternoon with kids to beat the crowds. Parents should check out Genius Jones, a Miami mainstay for trendy, well-designed baby gear, while older kids will enjoy the gluten-free treats at The Salty Donut, with rotating flavors such as Baked Chocolate Cake and Maple Bacon.

Jungle Island

This tropical kids attraction is nestled on Biscayne Bay’s Watson Island, located between Downtown Miami and Miami Beach. More than 3,000 animal, bird, and plant species, plus a petting zoo and trails, await kids of all ages.

Miami Children’s Museum

Located near Jungle Island, also on Watson Island, the Miami Children’s museum is more than 55,000 square feet of fun. Hands-on exhibits let kids experience the local area, from the South Florida and Me area, where kids can go fishing, enjoy whale watching, and learn about the Everglades, to operating a replica crane that the Port of Miami uses to import and export products.

Flamingo Park

In the heart of South Beach, Flamingo Park offers everything from a tennis center to a rock-climbing wall and an operating train ride from the 1950s.

Zoo Miami

The largest and oldest zoological garden in Florida, the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens is the only subtropical zoo in the United States. South Florida’s always-warm climate allows the zoo to keep animals from Asia, Australia, and Africa, representing a mix of species unlike any other zoo in the country.

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