It is possible you might think that keeping the youngest members of the family occupied during vacations demands spending large amounts of money. There are many fun, educational and entertaining plans that do not require spending a single cent! A wide variety of free activities await your children in the city of Miami. We are sure that the following options will keep them engaged and happy during this coming school break.
Museums, culture and entertainment: all in one place
Miami features a great variety of museums that integrate entertainment with relevant fields of universal knowledge. Some of them offer free admission days. We will now list some of our favorites.
Miami Children's Museum
This museum will bring great joy to your little ones. The 'Do Not Touch' rule does not apply here! There are plenty of interactive and artistic activities offered at this location. It features a gigantic sand castle, a music area where children can jump on the keys of an oversized keyboard, a mini-bank where they can pretend being entrepreneurs, a supermarket and much more! Kids can attend free of charge on the third Friday of every month, between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m..
If your children are under 6 years of age, they will be allowed in this museum free of charge. Adults can also attend without paying on the first Saturday of each month, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. You will be able to learn about the history of Miami by taking walks around the city, enjoy musical performances, visit community murals and many other activities that will provide your family with rich and rewarding experiences.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami
If you wait until the first Saturday of each month, between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., this museum will open its doors free of charge to all children under the age of 12. Not only will they be able to attend outstanding exhibitions, they will also have the chance to partake in exciting artistic activities such as drawing, painting and sculpting sessions.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
Take note, save the first Saturday of this month to take a look at this wonderful museum in the company of your children. They can enter free of charge from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and enjoy an exciting experience where they will be able to witness the magnificent performance of a real, diesel-electric locomotive.
Outdoor adventures and free activities that will let you connect with nature
Big Cypress National Preserve
This magical biosphere provides a heavenly environment that fosters healthy recreation while helping build stronger family bonds. In this preserve. you will be able to enjoy a wide array of free activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking and cycling.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden
A place of leisure and relaxation where you will be able to benefit from healthy strolls while your children explore and enjoy the natural beauty of their surroundings. Access to this garden is free and available to all ages throughout the year.
South Pointe Park
Even though Miami is known for its wonderful beaches, South Pointe Park remains as one of our favorite places to share special moments with kids. It features a playground where they will be able to enjoy themselves safely and kiosks that will provide them with healthy snacks.
Free activities that all your family members will be able to enjoy in Miami
Sponsored by the Miami Dade Public Library, there are thirteen parks that offer free passes and access to fun activities for families of up to four members! The places we are referring to are:
- The Coral Gables Museum
- The Deering Estate
- The Fruit & Spice Park
- The HistoryMiami Museum
- The Jewish Museum of Florida
- The Lowe Art Museum
- The Miami Children's Museum
- The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum
- The Perez Art Museum Miami
- The Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
- The Wolfsonian
- The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens
Passes are available to individuals holding a Miami Dade Public Library card. Certain conditions apply, availability must be checked beforehand, restrictions will be imposed in the case of private events booked in advance by other parties.
Miami offers a wide array of incredible options that will please all members of your family regardless of their age. There are plenty of reasons to enjoy a wonderful time in this magical city. If you wish to know more about the shops, attractions and activities that will contribute to unforgettable experiences, we encourage you to visit our Things to do While Staying in Miami section where you will be able to find a wealth of guidance and valuable information.