Local Summer Fun: 3 Things To Do With Your Kids This Summer


It’s summertime which means kids are on school break and parents are trying to find creative ways to entertain them. One of the great things about living in Miami is that there is always plenty of local summer fun–especially for kids. If you’re planning on staying local here are 3 fun things you can do with your little ones this summer: 

Rachel and her daughter at Frost Science, with the Miami skyline behind them

1.) Check Out Some New Exhibits 

For families who enjoy learning and visiting local museums here are some of the current exhibits in South Florida:

Sherlock Holmes at Frost Science Museum

This fun interactive exhibit gives children and families the chance to play detective and work together to solve clues and puzzles. You will be transported to London in the Victorian Era through detailed stage sets and props and step in the shoes of the famous detective, Sherlock Holmes! Families will get the chance to view original manuscripts, artifacts, and investigative tools used by Sherlock Holmes himself!

The exhibit also features a wide collection of items such themed card games, comics, magazines, costumes, movie/television show props, and more! To learn more about this unique exhibit running through September 5th and to purchase tickets online you can check out Frost Science Museum website.

Patrons enjoying the Sherlock Holmes exhibit at Frost Science

Ninja Turtle: Secrets of the Sewer

If your kids love and enjoy Ninja Turtles the Miami Children’s Museum is currently running a special exhibit until September 11th that your family will need to check out! There’s plenty of interactive and trivia games along with problem-solving activities and challenges making it a fun, playful, and learning experience for kids.

To read more about this cool and limited-time-only exhibit, check out this post from one of our contributors!

MMC Contributor Ana-Sofia DuLaney and her son

Dino Safari Miami at Bayside Marketplace

Are your kids dinosaur lovers? If so, then you definitely need to make plans to check out this fun exhibit! Kids will have the chance to observe and get close to over 25 animatronic dinosaurs through a walk thru safari experience.

They will also be able to learn more about dinosaurs such as where they lived and what they ate. Plus, families will get to learn about other discoveries made by paleontologists. In addition to the animatronic dinosaurs, there are also interactive games including a virtual reality experience for kids to play and a pit to dig up fossils!

The exhibit runs all the way up to September 5th and you can purchase tickets online on the Dino Safari website.

2.) Spend the Day at a Local Amusement Park

The entrance to the water park at By Brothers Amusement Park

One of the places in South Florida that I highly recommend checking out is By Brothers. It is a Cuban family-owned and operated amusement park located in Homestead. This park is a must to visit this summer because they have a huge inflatable water park! Plus, they plenty of recreational things to do for the whole family.

Swans and fish swim at a local amusement park

The park also has pedal go karts, a corn pit, an explorer’s aviary, petting farm, train rides, and pony rides. And if you’re hungry you can grab a bite to eat like their popular By Brothers pizza and/or grab a delicious milkshake or refreshing natural juice at their restaurant. It’s definitely a place that will entertain your little ones for the day!

A toddler enjoying some outdoor play structures

For more information and/or to purchase tickets you can visit the By Brothers website. 

3.) Visit a Unique Library 

For kids who enjoy reading and books, there is a library that is having several free events and scheduled programs for children and teens this summer. Cybarium is a unique 23,800-square-foot one-of-a-kind library that is located in Homestead. It has everything from a children’s theater to a steampunk lounge for teens and adults to VR cube where families can have educational virtual reality experiences plus much more!

A few of their scheduled programs include Tiny Tots Storytime (Ages 1-2), Lil’ Learners Storytime, Learning Lab: Summer Challenge, Summer Movie Nights, and even Summer BreakSpot which provides FREE cold lunches for children ages 2-18! Another cool thing about this beautiful library is that they have multiple floors and a book mountain which is an interactive sculpture rising from the ground to the second floor. To see their calendar of events and to learn more you can visit the Cybrarium website. 

Families enjoying the Cybrarium in Homestead

Are you and your family planning on visiting any of these exhibits or places this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

Miami Mom Collective just launched a summer guide! Check it out here and enjoy all of the local summer fun Miami has to offer.

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Rachel Santos Solano
Rachel is a Cuban-American full-time working professional, wife, and first-time mother that was born and raised in Miami. She resides with her college sweetheart and Costa Rican husband of 7 years and her 9-month-old daughter. Her degree in mass communications/journalism along with her passion for writing and photography was what ultimately led her to start her very own lifestyle blog, The Cultured Local, and social media accounts which she now runs as a side hustle aside from her corporate job. When she isn’t working full-time or on her side hustle, she loves exploring her city and enjoys spending quality time with her family which includes finding fun and unique things to do together like attending a local festival or event. Rachel is currently embracing and finding happiness, joy, and fulfillment in being a first-time mother even with its challenging days and it has led her to become passionate about motherhood and parenting. Not only does she enjoy attending events put together by women, but she also loves getting to meet new people, especially mothers in the local community. Her desire is to develop lasting friendships and a support system during her new motherhood journey and to get involved in the community. It is for that reason along with her new passion for all things related to motherhood that essentially motivated her to become a Miami Mom Collective contributor! To connect and follow Rachel on her adventures and motherhood journey check out her Instagram page @culturedlocal