Updated: Aug 19, 2020
Traveling with kids can be incredibly daunting. You might even feel like fast-forwarding to the times they get married and the birds leave the nest. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with your kids. When you are in South Florida, everything around you is designed to entertain both the adults and the kids. Evidently, museums are among the fun things to do in Miami with kids. Let’s talk about some educational museums that can be very beneficial for you and your kids.
PHILIP AND PATRICIA FROST MUSEUM OF SCIENCE
Located in Downtown Miami Waterfront, this museum is probably the most central option. The museum contains four buildings: a planetarium, an aquarium and two other buildings called the North and the West Wings. The Planetarium is quite entertaining with demonstrations of the solar system, while the Aquarium is a perfect opportunity to explore Miami’s marine life. The other buildings contain sections about physics, biology, technology, engineering and much more. If your child is into science and technology, you should probably get ready to bring blankets and cushions because you won’t be getting out before dark!
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM
Established in 1983, Miami Children’s Museum is more than a regular museum; it’s an educational institution. The exhibitions are all interactive for children to learn effectively. They also organize many workshops and events for children to gather, learn and play at the same time. The museum is also in Downtown Miami, so it can be visited right before or after the Frost Museum of Science. As a fusion of arts, culture and science; the museum aims to bring together children of all races and income levels. The awards they have received prove that they have been successful at that.
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND DISCOVERY
Here is a museum that continuously expands like the universe itself! With over 450,000 visitors every year, the Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular museums in Miami. It was founded in 1977 in New River Inn and was quickly expanded through numerous donations, the biggest one being the IMAX Theater in 2007. Other attractions of the museum include the Grand Atrium that features the Great Gravity Clock and dynamic interactive exhibits. In 2018, a backyard called Science Park was opened to public with exhibitions illustrating laws of physics and chemistry.
YOUNG AT ART MUSEUM
There aren’t many museums that plant a love of art and creativity in children. Young At Art Museum aims to inspire and teach children of all ages by encouraging creative and interactive participation. Many distinguished artist attend seminars to teach aesthetics to children. In addition, there are common art studios and recording studios for children to practice and create art. In other words, the artwork inside museum will be a joint product of the professionals and the kids. The museum owners also encourage teenagers to volunteer or intern at the museum.
You might wonder; what is the simplest way for your child to learn about the history of Miami? History Miami in Downtown is probably the ideal place. Founded in 1940, it is one of the two history museums in Miami-Dade County. The museum’s large collection has 37,000 artifacts from prehistoric archaeological findings to 20th century Afro-Cuban artwork as well as over one million historical images. With so many informative audio and visuals, the place has received acclaim from visitors for being a child-friendly museum.