Looking for a fun and educational activity to do with your kids in Miami? Check out one of the city’s best museums for kids! These establishments offer hours of learning and exploration, all while keeping things entertaining.

Miami does not only offer bright lights and spectacular beaches. The city boasts world-class museums that your kids will love!

From exploring outer space to discovering the history of Miami, there is something for everyone. Scroll down to find your perfect museum adventure!

Miami Children’s Museum

Father with two kids enjoying themselves at Miami Children's Museum
Photo: Miami Children’s Museum

The Miami Children’s Museum is a non-profit educational institution that offers interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, and the community. The Museum encourages visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine and create together.

The building is 56,500 square feet and is located on Watson Island, and the design represents the elements of the world; earth, wind, water, and fire.

This museum is a must-visit with your kids, giving them the opportunity to spark their natural curiosity about the world.

See all current exhibits of Miami Children’s Museum here.

Address980 MacArthur Causeway
HoursDaily 10 AM – 1:30 PM and 2:30 PM – 6 PM
Entry fee$24 ($16 for Florida residents)

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami
Photo: Knight Foundation

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is an amazing place for kids to learn about the world around them. Located in Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, Frost 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. This is an amazing place for parents to bring their kids to learn more about science in a fun way!

All-in-one ticket that provides access to the Frost Planetarium Show, aquarium, live science presentations, and all museum exhibitions.

Address1101 Biscayne Boulevard
HoursDaily 10 AM – 7 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-3): Free
Children (ages 4-11): $24.95
Adults: $29.95

Coral Castle

Photo: Matthew Dillon

This museum is located in Homestead and is dedicated to the sculptor Edward Leedskalnin. It is an interesting place for kids because it is full of mysteries and secrets.

There are many things to explore, like the 3-ton gate that opens with just a touch or the 5-foot tall coral castle itself. Kids will also enjoy learning about the mysterious artist who built it all by himself.

There are a variety of exhibits at the Coral Castle that focus on astronomy, nature, and inventions. Kids will also enjoy the castle’s unique architecture.

Address28655 South Dixie Highway
HoursThursday – Sunday: 9 AM – 6 PM
Monday – Wednesday: Closed
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-6): Free
Children (ages 7-12): $8
Adults (age 13+): $18

Museum of Discovery and Science

Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) in Miami

The Museum of Discovery and Science is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale and is perfect for kids who are interested in science and technology. The museum offers a variety of exhibits and activities that will keep your children entertained for hours.

Some of the exhibits that are particularly popular with kids include the planetarium, butterfly garden, and IMAX theater.

Address401 S.W. Second Street, Fort Lauderdale
HoursMonday – Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Entry feeInfant (0-23 months): Free
Children (ages 2-12): $22
Adult (age 13+): $27
Senior (65+): $25

Superblue Miami

Superblue Museum, Miami

Superblue Miami is a great place for kids who love water activities. The museum offers a variety of water-themed exhibits and activities that will keep your children entertained for hours.

Address1101 NW 23rd Street, Miami
HoursMonday – Thursday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Friday – Saturday: 10 AM to 8 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 7 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 3-12): from $32
Adults (13+): from $36

Museum of Illusions

Photo: Museum of Illusions

The Museum of Illusions is located in Miami Beach and is perfect for kids who love puzzles and optical illusions. The museum has a variety of exhibits that test your senses and challenge your perception. It’s also home to the world’s largest optical illusion sculpture.

You can walk through an upside-down room, step into a giant kaleidoscope, or become a human statue. It’s definitely a unique experience that your kids will love.

Address536 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
HoursSunday – Thursday: 11 AM – 9 PM
Friday – Saturday: 11 AM – 10 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-3): Free
Children (ages 4-11): $20
Adults: $30

Young at Art

Young at Art Museum in Miami

This museum is geared towards children aged 5-12, making it perfect for young art lovers. It’s located in Davie and has rotating exhibits that feature paintings, drawings, sculptures, and more from local artists. Kids can also take free classes at the museum to learn more about art and its history.

Address8000 West Broward Blvd Ste 1208, Plantation FL
HoursWednesday – Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Entry feeChildren: $10
Adults: $10

Original Selfie Museum

“The most instagram-able place in the nation.”

The Original Selfie Museum is a great place for kids to learn about the history of selfies and photography. They have interactive exhibits where kids can take their own selfies and learn about how to take good photos. 

This is a great museum for kids who love to learn and have fun at the same time. Make sure to also have a look at the beatiful Wynward Walls when you’re in the neighborhood.

Address179 NW 25th Street, Miami
HoursMonday – Friday: 11 AM – 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 10 PM
Sunday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Entry feeWeekday: $29
Weekend: $34

Pérez Art Museum

Pérez Art Museum Miami (or PAMM as it is often called) is a top modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Located in the heart of Miami, PAMM offers many great programs for families including art camp, art day for kids, and after-school programs. With activities that are both educational and entertaining, with plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained., PAMM is the perfect place for families to spend a fun day out together.

Address1103 Biscayne Blvd
HoursMonday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Tuesday-Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 11 AM – 9 PM
Friday – Sunday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-6): Free
Children (ages 7-18): $12
Adults: $16

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens

Photo: Yvette Wohn

If you’re looking for a day of enchantment and beauty, this 10-acre waterfront villa is built in Italian Renaissance style and features beautiful gardens and fairytale architecture that will fascinate kids and adults alike.

With its timeless Mediterranean-style architecture and collections dating back to Pompeii, the Main House was the jewel of a fledgling Miami when it was built between 1914 and 1922.

Vizcaya’s European-inspired gardens are among the most elaborate in the United Statith Reminiscent of gardens created in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Italy and France, the overall landscape design is conceived as a series of rooms.

Address3251 South Miami Avenue
HoursWednesday-Monday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-5): Free
Children (ages 6-12): $10
Adults: (13+) $25

Coral Gables Museum

The Coral Gables Museum is a museum that focuses on art and culture from Latin America and the Caribbean. It has exhibits on dance, music, art, and fashion from these regions. It also has a section on local history. The museum is perfect for kids who are interested in art and culture from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Address285 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables
HoursMonday – Friday: 12 PM – 5 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 12 PM – 6 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-6): Free
Children (ages 7-12): $5
Adults: (13+) $12
Students/Seniors: $8

Miami Seaquarium

Orca at Miami Seaquarium
Photo: Leonardo DaSilva

The Miami Seaquarium is an aquarium in Miami, Florida that features marine life from around the world. It has exhibits on dolphins, whales, sharks, and sea turtles. It also has a dolphin show and a seal show.

There are also rides and games available for kids, as well as a petting zoo. This is a great place for kids who love animals and want to learn more about them.

Address4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL
HoursMonday – Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-2): Free
Children (ages 3-9): $33.99
Adults (ages 10+): $43.99

Prices only valid if bought online.

Museum of Graffiti

The Museum of Graffiti is a museum in Miami, Florida that celebrates graffiti art. It has exhibits on the history of graffiti art and how it is made. It also has a section on famous graffiti artists. The museum is perfect for kids who are interested in graffiti art.

Address276 NW 26th Street, Miami
HoursMonday – Friday: 11 AM – 6 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 7 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-13): Free
Adults (14+): $16

Lowe Art Museum

Sculpture at Lowe Art Museum in Miami

The Lowe Art Museum is a great place to visit with your kids because it has a wide variety of art on display. There are pieces from all different time periods and cultures, so your kids can learn about art from all around the world.

The museum also offers educational programs for kids, so they can learn more about the art on display.

Address1301 Stanford Drive, Miami
HoursThursday – Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Entry feeFree (Reserve tickets here)

The Social Hub

Photo: The Social Hub

The Social Hub is another great museum for kids in Miami.

The 3,500-square-foot facility in Miami, has become South Florida’s top spot for professional photo shoots, music videos, Instagram glamour shots, and the best TikTok transitions thanks to its 20 separately themed studios.

AddressBrickell City Centre, 701 S Miami Ave, Suite 367
HoursMonday – Saturday: 12 PM – 9 PM
Sunday: 12 PM – 7 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-3): Free
Children (ages 4-12): $20
Adults (13+): $30

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Old train at Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami
Photo: Gold Coast Railroad Museum

The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is perfect for kids who love trains. It has a large collection of trains from all different time periods. Kids can learn about the history of trains and how they’ve evolved over time. The museum also offers educational programs and activities for kids.

The museum is dedicated to historic equipment. It houses Presidential Rail Car ‘Ferdinand Magellan,’ and Florida East Coast Steam Locomotive #153, as well as dozens of other exhibits.

Address12450 SW 152nd Street, Miami
HoursMonday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday – Sunday: 11 AM – 4 PM
Entry feeChildren (ages 0-2): Free
Children (ages 3-12): $10
Adult (13+): $12