Parrot Jungle and Gardens
Parrot Jungle Island is located at 1111 Parrot Jungle Trail, off 395,
between downtown Miami and South Beach.
An exotic bird sanctuary, wildlife habitat and botanical garden. Here
you will find 100's of varieties of birds and plants. Also, ape
exhibits, wildlife shows, and alligators.
12400 SW 152 Street, Miami.
Adults $8; children $4.
A giant zoo with more than 250 species and 60 major animal exhibits. The
zoo also has a wildlife amphitheater with three shows daily.
Miccosukee Indian Village
US 41 ( Tamiami Trail) West
Attractions include alligator wrestling, crafts, demonstartions, a small
museum featuring the history of the tribe, and airboats rides. Music and
arts festivals are held in July and December.
Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium
3280 S. Miami Ave
The exhibits on coral reefs and the Everglades here are especially
enlightening. There is also a participatory science arcade, a wildlife
center housing more than 150 live animals, and a natural history
collection with cases of fossils and butterflies. Kids love the hands on
exhibits and mini-shows. The Planetarium has several daily shows,
explaining what's new in the heavens.
Fairchild Tropical Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road, Miami.
Admission $8, children under 13 free.
An extensive botanical garden with a vast collection of rare tropical
plants, a rain forest display, and sunken garden.
4805 SW 216 Street, Miami.
Adults $11.50; Children 4-12 $6.
See a colony of monkeys living in a topical jungle. Shows are held
throughout the day. Shows include Wild Monkey Swimming Pool, Ape
Encounter, and Hangin' Wild Orangs.
Historical Museum of South Florida
The excellent exhibits here chronicle the histories of the various
groups that have settled in the region. Numerous displays including a
chickee hut, depict Native American Life, while the Spanish exploration
period comes alive through the 17th-century maps and a mock fort that
kids can climb.
28655 South Dixie Highway, Homestead.
Adults $7.75; children $5.
A coral wonder built by a single man over 30 years. Open daily from 9am
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne.
Adults $19.95. Children 3-9 $14.95.
Home to more than 10,000 sea creatures, a killer whale, and dolphin
superstar Flipper. South Florida's largest marine aquarium.
Bass Museum of Art
2121 Park Ave.
Classic Art Deco design, and constructed of Key stone, the exterior of
this building is adorned with carved nautical figures and features
whimsical touches inspired by traditional Maya architecture. The gems
included within the museum include works by Botticellie, Ghirlandaio,
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami.
An Italian Renaissance style villa built in 1916 by James Deering. Over
10 acres of formal gardens and fountains. The house contains 34 rooms
with antique furnishing.
Everglades National Park
25 miles west of Miami on the Tamiami Trail.
Admission is $10 per car.
A 1.4 million acre park complete with endangered species and many
species of birds and animals. Boats tours are available.