This cageless zoo features 300 acres of exhibits resembling the animals' natural habitats. Wildlife includes meerkats, koalas, tree kangaroos, Komodo dragons, lowland gorillas and white Bengal tigers. The zoo also offers guided tram tours and wildlife shows.
Jungle Island-Formerly Parrot Jungle Island, the park features three shows: Winged Wonders, a bird show; Reptiles of the Jungle; and Tale of the Tiger. Jungle Island is also home to twin baby orangutans and baboons, a liger, the albino alligator as well as penguine and lemur encounters. Don't miss their private beach "La Playa."
Miami Children's Museum-Play, learn, imagine and create on Watson Island with the museum’s 14 interactive and bilingual exhibit galleries, as well as daily programming for the whole family.
Biscayne National Park-South Florida is flush with unique natural beauty. As the tip of a peninsula—surrounded by the salty emerald green and aquamarine waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean—South Florida is as much about water as it is about land. This notion is perhaps no more evident than during a trip to Biscayne National Park. At 172,000 acres, 95% of the park is underwater making it the largest marine park in the national system. For visitors, this means there’s a watery wonderland ripe for exploration. Since the majority of the park is accessible only by boat, it also means that a certain level of planning is required to optimize your visit.
The park’s entrance at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located in Homestead, less than an hour drive south of South Beach down the Florida Turnpike. This is known as Convoy Point where you’ll find boat concessioners, a museum, and a one-quarter mile Jetty Trail to explore while looking out onto the southernmost portion of Biscayne Bay and to Elliott Key, which is the northernmost key in the Florida Keys chain that stretches south for roughly 150 miles.
Miami Science Museum-This Smithsonian Institute Affiliate features a Wildlife Center with rare birds of prey and reptiles, Planetarium shows, an Energy Tracker exhibit featuring a trail of hands-on exhibits that explore everything from basic energy to the future of renewable energy, a new Sea Lab where guests can learn about marine life, and Hurricanes, an exhibit dedicated to this wondrous natural occurrence. Visitors can dance on the Energy Dance Floor, which captures their energy and converts it to electricity, or rocket themselves 10 feet in the air on the Human YoYo!.
Miami Seaquarium- This world-class marine-life entertainment park features eight marine animal shows and presentations. It is home to Lolita, the Killer Whale and TV superstar Flipper. Guests will discover the grace of bottlenose dolphins, and laugh with the adventures of Salty the Sea Lion. Other exhibits include Crocodiles, Salty's Pirate Playground, stingray touch pool, and friendly Manatees. Visitors can get up-close to these friendly mammals through dolphin interaction programs at Dolphin Harbor or walk underwater among tropical fish during a Sea Trek Reef Encounter.
Kendall Ice Arena is an indoor year round ice skating arena. Beat the heat by hitting the ice for some afternoon fun!