Located midway between downtown Miami and Miami Beach, the Miami Childrens Museum is a fun-filled interactive environment with hundreds of things for kids to do. The museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, learn, imagine, and create.
All interactive and bilingual exhibits emphasize the arts, culture, community, and communication and include a supermarket, a bank, and TV studio. Miami Childrens Museum also boasts a two-story sandcastle of dreams, a 30-foot rock climbing wall, an almost life-sized cruise ship, and a new outdoor playground!
In addition to all of the exhibits, the Miami Childrens Museum offers daily programs, seasonal classes and camps, learning materials, KidSmart (an educational gift shop), and a Subway restaurant for when you need to refuel.
Here is a look at the fun, hands-on exhibits you will find at the Miami Childrens Museum:
Castle of Dreams: Climb through a two-story sandcastle and see sands from around the world.
Bank: Walk through a six-foot piggy bank, design your own bills, and learn how to save, spend and earn money.
Health and Wellness Center: Discover how healthy habits such as good nutrition and exercise keep our minds and bodies fit.
Pet Central: Learn how pets should be cared for at home and at the vet clinic. You can even pick the perfect pet for your family.
Supermarket: Join the express line to fun. Harvest your favorite Florida fruits and shop for ingredients to make a delicacy from one of Miami’s diverse neighborhoods.
Ocean Odyssey: Investigate the mysteries of the deep and take a look inside our 900-gallon marine tank.
Everglades Park: Explore the Everglades, discover where an alligator lives and soar like an Osprey.
World Music Studio: Tune in to instruments and music styles from different cultures, and visit a recording studio.
Seth's Construction Zone: Use a crane, bulldozer, wheel barrels and more as you explore different building stations that incorporate elements of a real construction zone.
From the North or South: I-95 N or S to I-395/MacArthur Causeway exit. Exit I-395 at Watson Island and follow road to the museum. Museum and parking on left.
From the East: I-395/MacArthur Causeway to Watson Island exit. Turn left. Follow curved road under the overpass. Museum and parking on right.
From the West: 836 East to I-395/MacArthur Causeway exit. Exit I-395 at Watson Island and follow road to the museum. Museum and parking on left.
Parking is $1 per hour.