Miami Children's Museum

Critics' pick
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Watson Island
Across the causeway from the Jungle Island, the Miami Children's museum turns as many heads as the parrots, with its futuristic design by the stellar architecture firm Arquitectonica. Inside, it's nothing like the familiar boring old museums at home, but rather a highly interactive kid's playground. The fun includes a colourful mosaic-tiled, two-storey sandcastle, a sea room designed specially for under-fives, the world's most cultural teddy-bear exhibit and a television studio. But what kids seem to like best are the exhibits celebrating the mundane: the bank with teller stations and fake cheques, the supermarket with checkout lanes, and the police motorcycle and fire truck.
Venue name: Miami Children's Museum
Address: 980 MacArthur Causeway
Watson Island

Opening hours: Open 10am-6pm daily.
Transport: Bus C, K, M, S
Price: Admission $11; free under-1s.
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