Family Activities

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Everglades Alligator Farm
www.everglades.com

Opened in 1982 as an airboat ride attraction, the Everglades Alligator Farm became a real working farm in 1985. The farm is currently home to about 2,000 alligators of all sizes, as well as crocodiles, caimans, and other Everglades wildlife. Treat your family to a fascinating experience that is way more exciting and unique than the typical tourist stop. When you visit, you’ll experience a thrilling airboat tour, and explore our alligator farm. During the shows, you even get a chance to hold baby alligators and snakes. The Everglades Alligator Farm is not a part of the Everglades National Park, but they have preserved an authentic atmosphere. Over the years, they’ve become one of Homestead’s most popular attractions. Come experience the Everglades Alligator Farm for yourself. It’s a perfect activity to compliment your visit to the Everglades National Park!
Open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Jungle Island
www.jungleisland.com

Miami’s #1 family attraction, Jungle Island is home to the world’s rarest and most incredible animals, including Mama Cass, the only tame Cassowary on the planet; the liger, who holds the Guinness Book of World Records title as the World’s Largest Cat; and Peanut and Pumpkin, only the third set of Orangutan twins to be born in captivity. Participate in hands-on interactions with fascinating animals, marvel at the engaging animal shows and presentations, and be amazed by the park’s breathtaking, lush landscapes and vistas.
You can also go behind the scenes on Jungle Island with an exclusive VIP Safari Tour, or enjoy a one of a kind experience with our Lemurs from Madagascar.
Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Miami Seaquarium
www.miamiseaquarium.com

It’s a South Florida attraction like no other. A place where dolphins walk on water and a killer whale flies through the air. Where slithery moray eels lurk in coral reef caverns, and giant sharks patrol their territory. Where sea lions delight children of all ages and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. It’sa world-class marine-life entertainment park with eight different marine animal shows and presentations offered daily. It’s a place of inspiration, education – and fun! Miami Seaquarium is an experience your family will never forget! Open daily 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Regular Park Admission Adults $39.95, children (3-9) $29.95. Taxes not included.

Monkey Jungle
www.monkeyjungle.com

Monkey Jungle gives you an unforgettable experience of the way monkeys live in the wild. The mission of this unique Miami attraction is to promote understanding of primates, and provide endless family fun!
A total of 30 species of primates are represented at Monkey Jungle, including gibbons, guenons, spider monkeys and colobus. It is one of the few protected habitats for endangered primates in the United States and the only one that the general public can explore.
Monkey Jungle is home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30-acre reserve. Watching these fascinating creatures will give you an understanding of their lives, and an appreciation for their athleticism and social intelligence. And best of all, family fun!
Open daily 9.30a.m.-5 p.m.

Zoo Miami
www.zoomiami.org

Zoo Miami is consistently rated among the top 10 zoos in the world. Zoo Miami houses more than 2,000 wild animals in a cageless setting, which lets you see animals in their natural habitats. With over 1,200 trees and plants visible from our pathways, Zoo Miami has earned the designation of a botanical garden. When you visit Zoo Miami, you’ll feel like you’re embarking on an international safari. It is not a typical zoo where you see animals behind barriers. Large, open-air exhibits let you enjoy wildlife and see animals at a safe yet remarkably close range.
Visiting the Zoo Miami is an exciting and educational experience you and your family will never forget! When you see animals here, you don’t just look at them, you’ll feel like you’re living with them.
Open daily 9.30 a.m.-5.30 p.m.

Ancient Spanish Monastery
www.spanishmonastery.com

The 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.” Upon the canonization of the famous Cistercian Monk, Bernard of Clairvaux, a leading influence in the Church during that period, the Monastery was renamed in his honor. The Spanish Monastery is a fascinating monument to faith as well as a landmark in Florida history.
The Monastery of St. Bernard de Clairvaux is now open to the public. We welcome you and your family to explore this piece of European history and Florida history.
Open daily 9.a.m.-5 p.m.

The Barnacle Historic State Park
www.floridastateparks.org/thebarnacle

Need a refuge from the hustle and bustle of modern life? Find it in the heart of Coconut Grove at The Barnacle Historic State Park. Nestled alongside beautiful Biscayne Bay, this park gives you an authentic experience of Old Florida. The Barnacle Historic State Park offers a full season of events, including Moonlight Concerts, Old Time Dances, Starlight Movie Classics and the Firefly Lawn Party! And every Wednesday from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., you’re invited to join us for Yoga by the Sea with Gabriela Goldbaum. Meditate and exercise in the tranquility this Florida park offers. You’ll love the experience of this Florida park, and glimpse how life used to be next to Biscayne Bay.
Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The park is closed on Tuesdays, New Year ́s, Thanksgiving and Christmas days.

Coral Castle Museum
www.coralcastle.com

Coral Castle is a historic Miami attraction. Giant pieces of coral rock were carved into a variety of objects by Edward Leedskalnin in the 1920s, as a tribute to unrequited love. If you had visited Coral Castle 60 years ago, you would have been greeted enthusiastically by Mr. Leedskalnin. He would have asked you for ten cents admission and introduced you to his fantasy world carved out of stone. As you move around this historic rock garden and contemplate each piece, you’ll notice the great pride Ed Leedskalnin took in his work. The construction techniques behind Coral Castle are still a mystery to visitors and experts. This Miami attraction will enchant you with its mystery.
Open daily 8a.m.-6 p.m.

Venetian Pool
www.gablesrecreation.com

A Venetian-style lagoon carved out of coral rock, this historic pool features caves, stone bridges and waterfalls. The Venetian Pool is perhaps the only swimming pool anywhere to be included in the National Register of Historic Places. This 820,000-gallon pool is fed with cool spring water daily, and features two waterfalls, coral caves, and grottos.
The Venetian-style architecture surrounding this historic pool was designed by Denman Fink. He was the uncle of George Merrick, the founding father of Coral Gables. Come visit Venetian Pool, nestled in Coral Gables, and you’ll see why this historic pool is included in the National Registry of Historic Places. Closed Mondays. Children must be at least 38 inches tall or show proof that they are at least three years old.
See hours of operations on website.