Miami Children's Museum

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Miami Children's Museum
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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.
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K_Blessed
Gainesville, FL87 contributions
Dec 2019
It isn't perfect, but my daughter had a blast. Some elements were not working, and the pricing is a little high, especially for a 19 mo. However, there was something for kids of all ages. We loved the music wing, which was highly interactive. Many of the art activities come at an additional charge. You can easily entertain a kid for hours, so pack accordingly.
Written January 14, 2020
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Courtney B
Marathon, FL28 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
We have never been here. I've lived in the area for 6 years an have always wanted to go. My girls are 8 and 10. They had more fun running through each level and looking at each station , more than actually playing in them. They were amused by each area an thought it was cool but they only played in a few areas. We were done in 2 hours. If they were ages 5 to 7 or so , it prolly would've been more fun interaction for them. They had fun fishing , jumping on huge floor piano , the slide , and shopping in the small publix and making me suns at the little deli. They ran through most of it. Their favorite part was the rock climbing wall. They spent like 20 to 30 min there. There was no line. It was 4 dolars a kid. That was a good price I thought. It was fun an cute but I think mine would've had more fun at the science museum cuz of their age and their interest. After the 2hiurs of running through it and basically skimming by each room, they were ready to leave for chuckie e cheese. It was nice. I didnt think it was run down at all. I didnt think anything was unclean. It looked very well.kept up with. Nothing was broken that I noticed even though we didnt do too much interaction. But I thought it was really well done. I'm sure if you're from a huge city this may be small for you but this was our first time ever at a children's museum so I have nothing to compare it too. They had 2 different outdoor playgrounds. One is by the entrance and the other is only entered through the museum's door , inside the museum, just for the other playground.
Written February 12, 2020
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ILIANA I
Tuscola, IL27 contributions
Jun 2021
Excellent customer service - above and beyond.
I was with Spanish speaking family - they found a team member to help us right away.
I am very thankful because my Spanish is not fluent

We had so much fun and brought home sweet memories
Written June 27, 2021
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Eduardo F
Miami, FL7 contributions
Jan 2020
I ususally visit this place at least twice a month. This is a great place for family entertainment experience as well as to bring knowledge and learning to my daughter. She really love this place. One interesting note: I really like how local companies contributed to built pavillions to allow kids to play about healthcare, supermarket, etc using local branding recognition and adding some "product placement" with their brands, this is so smart and kids love it. 100% recommended.
Written September 20, 2020
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Lexyann
12 contributions
My husband and I visited the museum with our nine year old daughter and the three of us loved it.

The fee of $10.00 per person is a bargain when you take into consideration all the interactive stations they have. Our favorites were the Carnival cruise ship, the port of Miami, Publix and the Robotics exhibits.

All the exhibits are well maintained and operational unlike other local museums we have been to. The staff is extremely helpful and eager to answer questions and take a family photo, which is a treat in South Florida where rudness seems to be more common everyday.

Get there by opening time 10:00 AM to avoid all the crowds from the birthday parties which seem to start at 12:00 PM, you can see everthing in a couple of hours.

Public parking garage is accross the street, rate is $1.00 per hour. Three hours should give you ample time to see all the exhibits. Don't make our mistake, we paid for six hours and were done in 2 1/2, whoever got our parking space got a gift that day!

The museum has a well stocked gift shop with aquarium, animals, arts and crafts kits for children of all ages. Prices were moderate if not reasonable.
Written May 29, 2006
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Andi S
Miami, FL58 contributions
Mar 2013 • Couples
It's not that MiChiMu doesn't have some very cool exhibits - steerable boats, fishing poles, moveable cranes, a mock mini grocery store, pretend doctors office with tools, music/noisemaker room, coloring/art center... it's just WAY overpriced for what you get.

Even when you spend several minutes at each exhibit, you can finish the whole place in under 2 hours - 2.5 if you play on the playground outside (which is not that much cooler than any of the free parks in the area - particularly southpointe park on nearby miami beach). When you consider that you're paying close to $20-$25 per person (children AND adults both pay)... it's just kinda low value. You'd think you might get included parking for that - but no, not really. We've gone for "special exhibits" like seuss or wizard of oz and been really disappointed... they often seem to just "revamp" an existing exhibit. For instance, they recently "debuted" pirate themes - that used the same boat structure in the small-kids room with some variations to the decor. We were not impressed.

Now - if you happen to have a coupon on admission (they're sometimes on Groupon), or if you have membership at other Miami attractions (zoo, museum of science, etc) you can get discounted admission and then it may be worth it.
Written August 22, 2013
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globkaravan
Tennessee2 contributions
Jan 2014 • Family
Stopped at the museum to spend an afternoon with our 6 year old daughter. The price was high and the same for both adults and children (+2 years and above full price). No breaks in price - not even for larger families. The only attendants present were the cashiers and entrance- and they were clearly indifferent in their manner.

The learning exhibits seemed to long have been in poor repair and, in many cases, were no longer functioning. The "hands' on" sections with art activities (paper, glue, and other materials) had no staff present, and the materials were completely used and strewn across the rooms. Children were running around the place from the lack of stimulating activity inside.

On the other hand- in the off-limit, staff areas you could see they were holding some form of event or training in a clean, cared-for glass area.

Was glad to leave the place after only 1/2 an hour though with $70+ less. I would recommend others consider the McDonald's playground as an affordable family alternative to this poorly run 'museum' ;-)
Written December 19, 2014
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Daysi R
Miami, FL7 contributions
May 2014 • Family
I recently visited Miami Childrens Museum, as a mother of a 4 year old boy I was very excited since aI have lived in Miami all my life yet never been to MCM. I went on a saturday, we got there parked, by the way you also have to pay for your car and is recommended to take cash with you for the machine since it didn't accept my card. While walking to the entrance I felt water sprinkled in my face when I looked en up they were pressure washing all the walls and didn't mind if cuatomers were entering and getting wet with dirty water..... payed everything fine until we got to the attractions that looked old, were missing items, many didn't even worked. Hope with all the kids that attend and parties they have they could start renovating the attractions. Also make sure to take your kids well fed. And have an idea where to go eat after because I didn't find any place to eat except for the gift shop. Kids don't see what grown ups see, the details.... all they do is have fun but it could be more taken care of.
Written July 2, 2014
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umwakichwa
Norfolk, VA101 contributions
May 2018 • Family
I see a lot of positive reviews and I can't help but think maybe they haven't been to other children's museums? For the price of this one, I expected more. Many of the areas had broken or missing items so that they weren't functional and this included much of the Lion Guard traveling exhibit that was a feature during this visit. The dental/medical area was actually worn black from use and needs desperately to be cleaned and replaced. Like others, we were disappointed in the hyped "sand" exhibit which was merely a sand table that could not accommodate many children and left many of the younger ones screaming in anger that they could not reach/fit because of the many older children that were eager to do the activity. Staff was rude and looked bothered to be there. I have been to children's museums all over the world, this was the worst.
Written May 14, 2018
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Suryavarman
Livingston, NJ450 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND YOUR TIME...

I have seen tourist traps but this location takes it to a different level totally...

I just cannot believe how people are even coming to this place for the very little it offers and it charges so much money...

They had a 'SAND EXHIBIT' that is supposed to be a really cool thing. When we went in, the 'SAND EXHIBIT' turned out to be a table full of sand. The table was so small that we could fit in 3 kids on each side of the square with hardly anything on the table.

The collective amount that all the kids at the table must have paid to come in would be enough to actually buy 10 such sand tables.

I have seen been to a lot of childrens museums with my toddler including the ones run in small councils and each and every one of them had more things to do for the kids than this place.

Overall the museum is a poor man's McDonalds childrens play area...

Please, please, please do not waste your money visiting this place.

And just an FYI...As if the ticket prices were not enough, you got to pay for parking too...
Written January 30, 2016
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