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“Lots of amazing fun” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Miami Children's Museum

Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132
305 373 5437
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Ranked #25 of 88 Attractions in Miami
Type: Children's Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Miami Children’s Museum (MCM) is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning and enabling children to realize their highest potential. We encourage visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine and create. We are a non-profit educational institution that meets the needs of all children in our multicultural community. We offer interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. MCM’s Vision: It is our vision to be recognized as a premier institution serving children and their families while inspiring children to learn about themselves and the culturally diverse community we live in through the arts, literacy, and early childhood education.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Miami Beach, Florida
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“Lots of amazing fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This best attraction for children , i have been too for a number of years . well set out and interacts with a range of ages of children of both boys & girls ,plus excellent valve for money .

Visited September 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“Children recreation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Creative environment, develop ideas and guide the children to be part of this creative ideas,reality of the services, education, historic forums, even they can be play and learn diary olr common basic services like to go shopping, to go the bank etc..

Visited May 2013
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Westminster, Massachusetts
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“Tons of Fun!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

W had tons of fun at this museum. It is awesome for my two children (boy 9, girl 8)! They have an awesome slide place, where you can go through a dark tunnel that is really neat, with starfish painted on the sides of the walls.
They have a grocery store, with an orange tree wall with orange balls that come out of the wall! It is amazing,and they have actual cash registers and aprons for the kids! They have a boating place, and a Teddy Bear display place. My two children's all time favorite was the hospital with a real stretcher, crutches, wheelchair, bandages, and a life sized set of teeth with a life sized toothbrush and floss! It is really amazing. They have a bank, and a fire truck with a fire poll, and a police motorcycle you can ride. They have an animal shelter with cages the children can get in! They even have tons more! It is amazing, and this is a must go to if you are in the area ( and even if you aren't!).

Visited October 2012
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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“SHABBY Needs a Renovation and More Staffing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Museum offers a great many activities for children of different ages including several special programs taking place while we visited. It is clear that even at the relatively high cost of admission, the museum is struggling for funds. Several of the exhibits were not working properly. Others were in poor condition. Necessary pieces of many interactive exhibits were missing. With the exception of one staff person on the museum floor, the only other ones that I saw were attending to private birthday parties. Older children were running rapidly through the museum causing a potential hazard to others.

Visited September 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“OK for a spare few hours”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

In the UK we are spoilt by superb museums with free entry. So paying for entry means expectations are high. For $60 for a family of four plus paid parking it isn't cheap and I'm not sure all in all it really provides good value.

I should say there were some really enjoyable moments for my children (who were the target audience) and my youngest really enjoyed the interactive nature of the exhibitions including many opportunities to dress up and play.

Felt charging an additional fee for the climbing wall on top of $60 was slightly mean.

We stayed for 2-3 hours and my children are two boys aged 4 and 11 years old.

It is obvious thought has gone into the design and the quality of exhibitions is good.

Visited August 2013
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