Family Trip to Miami: Ideas for Day 2

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Miami Children’s Museum

Miami Children's Museum 2003

Miami Children’s Museum is a must-see place for young travelers. On the vast territory there are both permanent and temporary expositions. Here children can learn various professions, feel like bankers, firefighters, underwater explorers, scientists or policemen. Any creative ideas will also find the embodiment. The outdoor territory is equipped with a huge playground for children of all ages. Also, there’s almost a full-size cruise ship, a two-story dream castle and a 10-meters-high climbing wall!

The concept of the museum is learning through the game: without even noticing it, children will learn many new and interesting things. And of course, here you can eat, relax, and buy souvenirs. Tickets cost $20, children under one year can attend the museum for free. The museum is open daily from 10am till 6pm.

Address: 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami


Jungle Island

Jungle Island, Miami, FL

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Jungle Island is a small zoo, which focuses on cats – tigers, lions, and their unusual hybrids. At the same time, other animals also try to impress visitors. At the three sites of the park – the Jungle Theater, the Parrot Amphitheater and the Serpentarium, interesting performances are held. The Parrot Show, the Tale of the Tigers and the Winged Wonders are among them. You can visit the room of lemurs and get acquainted with sociable monkeys. Also, there’s a contact zoo, and even a beach with children’s slides. Opening hours are from 10am till 5pm daily. Tickets are available at $52.95 for adults and $39.95 for children 3-10 years old.

Address: 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, Miami


Lion Country Safari

2018-04-20: Lion Country Safari

(photo by A Swell Buddy)

Lion Country Safari differs from the common zoos – animals can be viewed there in their natural habitat. The flora and fauna of the African continent are recreated on the territory of the park. Visitors can move through the park both on foot and by car along specially designed routes. As the name suggests, the park was originally created to protect the population of African lions, but now it’s a home for other animals – zebras, antelopes, tigers, giraffes, rhinos, and various reptiles.

The sensations from such proximity to wild animals are quite unique. In addition to the safari itself, you can go boating, enjoy the ride on a Ferris wheel, and visit the water park. Lion Country Safari works daily from 9.30am till 5.30pm. Ticket prices are $35 for adults and $26 for children from 3-9 years old.

Address:  2003 Lion Country Safari Rd, Loxahatchee

Miami with Kids: Must-Visit Spots for the Whole Family

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Traveling to South Florida with children is the dream of any family. In addition to relaxing on the beaches of Miami, this is a real holiday not only for children, but also a reason for their parents to return to their childhood.

Although it’s believed that Miami is the club capital of the United States with beautiful beaches, there are plenty of places to go with your kid. After all vacationers in Miami with children can sometimes suddenly find out for themselves that this place is great for a family trip, and there’s something to see.

In order to save your time, we have prepared all the necessary information about which places of Miami to choose for visiting with children, as well as how to rent a car under 25 in Miami to travel between them. Are you interested? Then let’s get started!

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Zoo Miami

Zoo Miami 2014

Zoo Miami was opened in 1980 and covers the area of ​​300 hectares. It’s located in the suburbs of Miami, half an hour drive from the city. The total length of the route through the park is as much as five kilometers. It’s not necessary to walk all the way on foot – you can rent bicycles or strollers for the whole family, or take a ride on a road train. The zoo is divided into four zones inhabited by animals, and shows vegetation, adapted to the flora and fauna of the relevant part of the world – Asia, Australia, Amazon and Africa.

You can have a picnic there, feed the giraffes, and watch numerous shows. Of course, the infrastructure includes cafes, playgrounds and a petting zoo, attractions and camel rides. Operating hours of the zoo are from 10am till 5pm daily. Ticket price: $22.95 for adults, $18.95 for children 3-12 years old.

Address: 12400 SW 152nd St, Miami


Miami Seaquarium


At the time of its opening in 1955, Miami Seaquarium was the largest aquarium in the world, and now it’s easy to spend the whole day there visiting fascinating shows and admiring sea creatures. Dolphins, killer whales, sharks, manatees, turtles, seals, alligators and stingrays are among the Seaquarium’s inhabitants. The main celebrity of the aquarium is dolphin Flipper, which is the hero of the same series. Also, every day killer whales, fur seals and dolphins appear on the stage of Miami Seaquarium.

For a fee, you can feed or swim with dolphins, fur seals, and penguins. The aquarium is actively involved in the rescue of endangered species of animals. Miami Seaquarium works daily from 10am till 6pm. A regular adult ticket costs $46.99, and a ticket for children 3–9 years old costs $36.99. Pay attention to seasonal offers. Thus, the Summer Savings Pass program is in effect – for just $58, you can purchase tickets to visit Zoo Miami, the Lion Safari Park, the Seaquarium and the Science Museum.

Address: 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami