Best Children’s Museums in Florida

Best Florida Children's Museums


Florida is a paradise for kids of all ages. The state offers so many opportunities for them to explore their world and learn new things, from interactive museums to outdoor parks. There’s no shortage of museums for children in Florida, but these are some of the best places you can take your little ones:

Florida Children’s Science Explorium

The Florida Children’s Science Explorium is a fun place for kids to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. They have hands-on exhibits that teach children about the world around them through play. You can get an inside look at a planetarium, see how science relates to art or build something in one of their many workshops.

The museum is located in Fort Lauderdale and is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission fees are $12/child (ages 2+) and $8/adult (ages 13+). The museum has activities geared towards various age groups: toddlers ages 2-5, preschoolers ages 3-6, and school-aged children ages 4+. What makes this museum unique is that it encourages creativity through exploration by giving kids the opportunity to explore without limits!

Miami Children’s Museum

The Miami Children’s Museum, located in Miami, FL, is a non-profit organization that provides children and their families with educational and entertaining experiences. The museum is licensed by the American Alliance of Museums and accredited by the Florida Association of Museums. It is home to many interactive exhibits including “The Farmyard” where children can play in an indoor sandbox or jump on an inflatable trampoline. Another attraction at this museum is “Miami Kids Express” which gives kids an opportunity to ride a train around town while learning about different landmarks in Miami such as South Beach Art Deco District or Vizcaya Museum & Gardens.

Exploris Children’s Museum

Exploris is a hands-on science museum with a focus on the ocean and space. It’s located in North Carolina, but there are Explorer museums all over the country. The Exploris Children’s Museum of Florida is dedicated to providing families with educational and recreational programs that will enhance their knowledge of the natural world. Located in Maitland, the museum offers exhibits including an aquarium featuring native fish like sharks and rays; a butterfly garden; live animals such as reptiles, birds, and insects; hands-on toys like giant bubbles; art activities like painting or making cookie cutters out of wood; role-playing games like firefighter training exercises or cooking demonstrations by chefs from local restaurants.

The museum also has special exhibits for children with autism that include bubble tubes where they can investigate different sizes of bubbles (small ones slide down faster than big ones). These activities help build motor skills in addition to encouraging conversation about the experience itself – something that many kids on the spectrum struggle to do naturally because they’re often overwhelmed by sensory stimulation.

Glazer Children’s Museum

Glazer Children’s Museum

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Open daily from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm; closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
  • Admission is $7 for ages 2–12; free for children under 2 years old; free for families with children who are members of the Glazer Children’s Museum or YMCA.
  • The museum offers over 150 interactive exhibits in five galleries that encourage kids to explore and learn through play while also exposing them to art, science, and literacy topics through a variety of activities.

Largo Cultural Center and the Early Learning Coalition of Pinellas County

You and your family can visit this children’s museum in Largo, Florida. It has a variety of activities you can enjoy with your child. For example, there are art studios where they can create their own masterpieces using paint, crayons, and more. There is also a playground with swings and slides so you can have some fun while learning something new at the same time!

The museum is open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Monday is closed except for holidays. It costs $5 per adult and $4 per child per visit as well as free admission for children under 3 years old when accompanied by an adult (no charge).

Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center is located at 777 E. Princeton Street in Orlando, Florida, and was opened in 1989. The museum currently has over 100 hands-on exhibits that include a planetarium and 4D cinema, as well as a butterfly garden, water play zone, and observatory.

The museum’s permanent exhibit on the human body is called Touch Science: Feel It! See It! Learn It! Visitors are able to explore how the brain works through activities such as manipulating puzzles or building models of organs. There are also two live animal exhibits featuring snakes and tortoises that guests can interact with during their visit.

The Discovery Dome Planetarium hosts daily shows for visitors of all ages about space exploration throughout history and current expeditions by NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Guests can also see exciting movies such as “Harry Potter” under the stars while listening to sound effects from surround-sound speakers placed within the dome itself—perfect for those who want an immersive experience without having to travel into outer space themselves!


The MOSI (the acronym for Museum of Science and Industry) is a science museum in Tampa, Florida. It was founded in 1936 as the Greater Tampa Bay Museum of History and Sciences. Its current name came about in 1997 when it merged with the neighboring Tampa Bay Automobile Museum. The MOSI stands at 4801 East Fowler Avenue and is open to the public daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM except Tuesdays between Thanksgiving Day and New Year’s Day, which are closed only to those under five years old.

The non-profit organization offers a variety of educational programs geared toward children ages two through twelve; these include field trips and summer camps on topics like chemistry or genetics that can be tailored to your child’s interests if you call ahead (there’s even an option where you can drop off your child at one location for an immersive experience before picking them up at another).

Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast

The Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, is open year-round. The museum was opened in 2005 and has since grown to be one of the most popular museums on the Space Coast. It has a permanent exhibit on the history of aviation, another on the history of sea life and marine science, and a third on the history of Fort Pierce itself.

The museum also hosts special events throughout the year including concerts from local musicians like Johnny Cash Jr., drawing workshops by cartoonist Tony Millionaire (creator of Maakies), holiday celebrations such as Easter egg hunts or Halloween parties for kids with trick-or-treating at local malls nearby where there are plenty more activities available for even younger children than what’s offered at this museum alone

Kids have a lot to explore in Florida.

These are just a few of the children’s museums in Florida. The state has many more that are worth visiting, so take your kids on an adventure and explore all the different exhibits!

And if you’re looking for something fun for the whole family, there are plenty of museums in Florida. These museums offer a variety of activities that have been designed to stimulate children’s minds and help them learn about science, art, and culture.

If your kids are young, many of these museums have interactive exhibits that will keep them entertained while they learn at the same time! They might even be able to win prizes along the way. Some museums even feature a play area where they can run around once they’ve finished exploring all of the exhibits.

Linda Aiken

Retired soccer mom; Mom of "the boy" (Gabriel); SAHM; and mom to one furbaby, Leo, who rules the house!

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