There is never a shortage of fun things to do with kids in Miami, from beautiful state parks to educational museums, your options are virtually endless. We live in a world filled with technology, video games, texting, and social media—give your kids something natural to do. Ditch the TV and tablets and enjoy a day out in the sun with the wind in your face. Your kids are sure to thank you, and who doesn’t love collecting new memories?
4 Things You Can Do With Your Kids In Miami
Spend a Day at Oleta River State Park
Oleta River State Park is one of Florida’s largest urban parks, and it’s conveniently located in the Miami metropolitan area on the Biscayne Bay. This is a great spot to enjoy the outdoors and fit in some physical activity with your kids. The park offers beautiful scenery and plenty of shade, thanks to its collection of massive aging trees. For a small fee, you can rent designated covered picnic areas for small or large groups. You are also welcome to use the BBQ’s on the premises.
Oleta River State Park has a variety of recreational activities to offer, including:
-Various levels of off-road bicycling trails—what this park is best known for.
-Canoeing & Kayaking
-Camping—extend your stay for more than one day!
Let Your Inner Monkey Out at Jungle Island
If you have visited the Miami Zoo and are in search of more entertainment from furry cutie-pies, Jungle Island is your next stop! Located in the hammocks of South Miami, Jungle Island originated in 1936 as Miami’s Parrot Jungle. Jungle Island has about 1,100 trained and tropical birds that fly freely around the park. In addition, they have an overwhelming amount of plant and flower varieties to check out.
Some other attractions at Jungle Island include:
-Feed the parrots
-Visit an aviary
-Watch live entertainment shows at the Amphitheatre
-Check out the primates, reptiles, big cats, and don’t forget about the South African penguins
-Calling all Napoleon Dynamite fans, they have ligers! A liger is the offspring of a captive lion and tiger.
For the most enriching and unforgettable experience possible, you can schedule private tours and animal interaction sessions. Learn more: https://www.jungleisland.com/
Education Made Fun at the Miami Children’s Museum
The Miami Children’s museum, located on Watson Island, offers a wide variety of exhibits and opportunities to learn, create and play. Each ever-changing exhibit in the museum is developed to enhance learning while transforming important concepts into tangible experiences that stay with kids long after they leave. If your children are different ages, you’ll be pleased to know they can still learn in the same exhibits together. The exhibits are multi-tiered so children of various ages and capabilities can explore, learn, and gain confidence.
There are 14 interactive and bilingual exhibits at the museum, including All About Art, Cruise Ship, Port of Miami, Super Market, The Sea and Me, Ocean Odyssey, and My Green Home—just to name a few.
Learn more: https://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/
Enroll Your Kids at Camp Live Oak!
Camp Live Oak collaborates with Florida’s State Park System to offer kids a world of fun out in nature. We specialize in South Florida’s ecosystems, teaching kids all about the beautiful and diverse coastal land we call home.
We are the only camp in the area accredited by the American Camp Association, that means we meet (and exceed) over 300 health and safety standards. Parents, enjoy taking some time to yourself while our experienced camp counselors entertain, educate, and supervise your kid(s). Not only will your child or teen have a great time, but they’ll learn all kinds of things about local environments, animals, and even future job opportunities and how to work towards goals.
We offer year-round activities and programs for kids to learn, play, and have fun in a safe and supervised environment. Some of our activities include hiking, fishing, kayaking, arts and crafts, surfing, scuba diving, plus so much more!