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“Good to entertain the kids”

Miami Children's Museum
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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
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good to entertain the kids”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

The museum allows kids to touch and try everything. There are a lot of spaces with different and interesting attractions, but the whole trip won't last more than a morning/afternoon.

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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Rainy Day Activity?”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Spent more than an hour. Somewhat dated. Some good exhibits but I don't feel our kids found it too engaging. I don't think we would go back.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank afbf18
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“An absorbing half-day for the kids”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Having finished our cruise, the family (including an 8 year old and 9 year old) had a day to use in Miami before our flight home to London. South Beach beckoned, but the heavens opened up so we needed an alternative location.

We got a cab to the Miami Children's Museum - what a great place! Lots of king size exhibits in different zones - Dinosaurs, a small supermarket with plastic goods, a small cruise ship exhibit, a bank etc. Lots of buttons to press and activities (cookie decorating whilst we were there). Everything is displayed beautifully, is clean and well-finished. Lots of educational content, but not thrust upon you.

I'd say that it's suitable for kids up to age 9 (including toddlers), with the key age group being 4-7 years old.

The staff are really good, and a group of volunteer kids also help out.

The snacks are mostly healthy.

All in all very good stuff.

3 things.

a) If you need a cab back somewhere, book it on arrival - on entering we were told to book it on exiting, but we then had to hang around for 30 minutes.

b) Security, surprisingly, could be better. Kids can leave the building without going through a barrier. Of course, you're going to keep an eye on them anyway, but still...

c) It's expensive - but you get what you pay for - just about.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank BritAbroadOK
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Coral Gables, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not Recommended”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

Not a pleasant experience. Visited on a rainy afternoon which meant the place was packed. Exhibits were almost universally a disappointment. Staff was terrible -- not helpful or engaging. There are better places to spend your time and money, even on a rainy afternoon.

Visited December 2013
3 Thank Jmclaughlinjr
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200 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Best young children's museum so far”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

With our 8 & 10 year old grandkids, we had a blast. Many children's museums around the country, and many similarities, but this one beats 5 that we've been to. Always an advantage to belong to one in your hometown, but for a kids attraction to those not attracted to the lines at Disney.....this is great. Good for a half-day's entertainment at least, with several craft activites we never got to.

Visited December 2013
1 Thank FloridaFelix
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