10 Awesome Things To Do in Miami this Weekend with Kids

The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden invites visitors to see larger-than-life Lego installations from artist Sean Kinney and get hands-on with bricks during their visit. Photo courtesy of the garden
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden invites visitors to see larger-than-life Lego installations from artist Sean Kinney and get hands-on with bricks during their visit. Photo courtesy of the garden

Looking for the best things to do in Miami and South Florida this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

The first weekend of summer is officially here, and we've found some must-visit events to celebrate. Bubble lovers can head to the Bubble Bash at Dania Pointe. Splash, dance, and celebrate Caribbean Heritage at the Caribbean Splash Bash in Tamarac, or enjoy a family-friendly day of fun, at the Fantasy Theatre Factory complete with balloon twisting, magic, karaoke, and more.

Our top 10 picks for the weekend are below, and you can find more fun things to do on our Family Activity Calendar, plus beat the heat with a trip to one of our favorite splash pads in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, or enjoy some at-home fun with this list of 40 classic outdoor games for kids.

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Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake

Flamingo Lake RV Resort

Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach

Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Captain Bligh's Landing

Honeymoon Island State Park

Moccasin Lake Nature Park

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Great Explorations Children's Museum

John's Pass Village & Boarwalk

Empower Adventures Tampa Bay

Boshamps Seafood & Oyster House

Embassy Suites by Hilton Destin Miramar Beach

Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village

Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens

Adventure Landing Jacksonville Beach

Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

MOSH - Museum of Science & History

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Big Talbot Island State Park

Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park

Mickler’s Landing Beach

Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier

Timucuan Ecological and Historical Preserve

Camp Milton Historic Preserve

Yellow Bluff Fort Historic State Park

Jacksonville Baldwin Rail Trail

James Weldon Johnson Park

The St. Johns River Park & Friendship Fountain

Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Monroe's Smokehouse BBQ - Westside

Monroe's Smokehouse BBQ - Southside

Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beachfront

Hyatt Place Jacksonville / St. Johns Town Center
NASA Space Adventure Immersive Exhibit
Maurice A. Ferré Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Dinosaurs in Motion at The Museum of Discovery and Science
The Museum of Discovery and Science - 11:00 AM Pick
Sea Turtle Walks with The Museum of Discovery and Science
The Museum of Discovery and Science - various times Pick
South Florida Summer Adventure Pass
Museum of Disovery and Science - various times Pick
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