Renowned for Walt Disney World and the wildest beach parties in the U.S, Miami has a wide range of entertainment options to keep the city’s residents and Florida’s 90 million visitors happy. Surrounded by ample Accommodation in South Beach Miami, Miami beach is not only one of Florida’s most famous attractions, it is also only a short drive from the State’s favourite family entertainment centres: Disneyland and Miami Children’s Museum.
Established in 1983 as the Miami Youth Museum, this non-profit organization is dedicated to educating the city’s youngest inhabitants. Relocating several times, the present-day Miami Children’s Museum is situated in a 56,500 square-foot facility in Watson Island in Downtown Miami, minutes away from your Hotel in South Beach Miami. One of ten largest children’s museums in the U.S, the museum is housed in a brightly coloured building which combines numerous geometric shapes to represent universal harmony and colours that represent the earth’s elements of earth, water, wind and fire.
Open daily from 10 a.m to 6 p.m, an admission fee welcomes visitors inside this vast facility which features numerous exhibits housed inside 14 galleries. Dedicated to educating the Museum’s young visitors, the interactive, bilingual exhibits feature many permanent and temporary exhibits. Recognizing interactive play as an effective educational tool, Miami Children’s Museum allows children to how to care for pets at Pet Central, shop at the Supermarket and walk through the six-foot piggy bank and learn to save money in the in-house Kiddies bank. Little boys will enjoy donning costumes and patrolling the streets in police motorcycles in the Safety Zone and steering a crane at Port of Miami. One of the most popular activities here is the World Music Studio and rock climbing at Mount MiChiMu, which is named after the museum’s mascot!
Miami Children’s Museum also houses an accredited Early Childhood Centre and Charter School and hosts many interactive children’s camps. If you are only visiting the facility for the day, ensure to drop in at the KidSmart educational gift shop and visit the 200-seat auditorium before grabbing a bite at the Museum’s Subway restaurant.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.