Blessed with a lush tropical landscape, world class beaches, and abundant sunshine, Miami can sometimes be a prisoner of its own image. While a day out at the beach is always fun, Miami offers a host of wholesome entertainment options, especially for families with kids. As one of America's great urban centers, Miami is well endowed with a thriving arts and culture scene. Rest assured, you and your family will never run out of options when it comes to destinations that combine leisure with a rich cultural exposure.
In this article, we present you a curated list of eight such venues that should be on your must visit list when you are out and about in Miami.
A perfect venue for the entire family, the museum houses 14 galleries full of fascinating and interactive features and exhibits. Galleries like Castle of Dreams, Pet Central, Meet Miami, Ocean Odyssey, and World Music Studio are especially popular as they not only entertain but also bring out the creative best in you. The museum also serves up as a venue to celebrate birthday parties. You can arrange themed parties and the museum will make it a truly memorable affair with its delightful magic shows. Conveniently located at Macarthur Causeway, you can check out their website for visiting hours and ticket prices.
Miami is a city that plays host to people with varied cultural and ethnic background. And nowhere is Miami's cultural diversity and history better preserved than HistoryMiami, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Founded in 1940, this venerable Miami institution documents and celebrates Miami's history as a crossroads of the Americas. Located at West Flagler Street, HistoryMiami houses a world class museum with many rare exhibits, an archives center, a folk life center and a city tour division. One of the best way to enjoy and learn about the city of Miami is by joining one of the city tours conducted by HistoryMiami. These off site excursions include visits to historic neighborhoods, landmarks, and sites throughout the southern Florida region. Guided by an acclaimed historian, the tours involve walks, bike rides, as well as coach and boat trips.