||Best museums for families in Miami
Museums in Miami have certainly swept away that old, dusty image--achoo! Your family can now enjoy interactive exhibits and displays that will leave the kids screaming for more, rather than shouting to leave. So while the kids happily run from display to display they may even actually learn something too!
With so many museums in Miami you'll have to plan in advance which to visit during your family vacation. Our museum listings below should help you choose.
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Cows, horses, ponies, goats, chickens…Old McDonald had a farm--but it sure wasn‘t like this one! Bill Graham Farm Village is a fancifully re-created Miami-Dade County homestead combining features of pioneer farms from the turn of the century with some pleasant modern additions such as an air-conditioned Country Store…
Final Fridays…The Black History Museum is intended to promote racial harmony among the many cultural groups in Dade County. Through increased awareness and understanding, inter-racial tension and conflict can be replaced by cross-cultural enrichment and innovation. Providing the community with a positive look at Black Heritage…
Model railroad exhibit for children…The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and operating historic railroad equipment. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum features more than 30 pieces of historic railroad equipment including the Ferdinand Magellan, California Zephyr…
Two-story sandcastle…The Miami Children’s Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. The Miami Children’s Museum is a non-profit educational institution, which meets the needs of all children in Miami's multicultural community.…
Jack Horkheimer‘s Star Gazer…The Museum of Science and Planetarium, founded in 1949, is acredited by the American Association of Museums and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute. The museum is a recipient of the National Award for Museum Services by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The US Department of Education…
Sharks and the largest living Atlantic coral reef…Spend a day of discovery exploring over 200 fascinating interactive exhibits at the Museum of Discovery and Science! See sharks and the largest living Atlantic coral reef in captivity, hang out with bats, be charmed by a 12-foot snake, plus pet alligators, turtles, and iguanas…
11,000 wooden crates from Spain…The Spanish Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux was built in Sacramenia, in the Province of Segovia, Spain, during the period 1133-1141. It was originally dedicated in honor of the Blessed Mother and named the "Monastery of Our Lady, Queen of the Angels."…
Sammy Reshevsky‘s famous hat…The World Chess Hall of Fame contains some fascinating chess art work, rare photographs, trophies, books and other memorabilia, such as one of Sammy Reshevsky‘s famous hats. One prize of the collection is the coin silver beverage set awarded Paul Morphy for winning the First American Chess Congress.
Other Miami family museums include:
Arch Creek Park
Bass Museum of Art
Historic Museum of Southern Florida
Miami Holocaust Memorial
Latin American Art Museum
Miami Youth Museum
Museum of Contemporary Art
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Wings over Miami
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum
Jewish Museum of Florida
Young at Art Children‘s Museum
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