In case you’re still not tired of reading my article about family trip to Miami, here’s another one 😉
Miami Children’s Museum
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
(photo by Doc_Webb)
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
(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