Top 10 Children's Museums In Florida, USA

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Florida is not like most regular states. It is a state that is recognized for its charming cities, enticing festivals, and, of course, for hosting some of the craziest beach parties. One popular city in this state is Miami. This city is a must-visit tourist destination famous for its awesome beach parties and luxury resorts. Destinations like South Beach is the perfect place to go to for a summer vacation. Looking for places to enjoy some fun with the family? The famous Walt Disney World Resort is high on many recommendation lists and a favorite among the children. For history buffs, you’ll be glad to know that the state is home to many museums, including Orlando Science Center and Glazer Children’s Museum. If you are thinking of taking your family to a museum, read on to find out the top 10 children’s museums in Florida, USA.

1. Kennedy Space Center

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If you have a toddler who goes nuts when you mention anything about space and astronauts, Kennedy Space Center should be your new holy grail. Popularly known as John F. Kennedy Space Center, this historical landmark and museum is located in Brevard County. It is one of the things Florida is famous for. Unlike most museums, this space center remains to be NASA’s launch center. However, it also showcases unique exhibits at the same time. Explore the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame or take a walk outside and marvel at the rockets from NASA’s Apollo, Gemini and Mercury missions.

Kennedy Space Center

Address: Brevard County

Website: Kennedy Space Center

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm (daily)

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2. Glazer Children’s Museum

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Unlike most museums, Glazer Children’s Museum is both a learning center and a kid’s paradise. This is the place where children unleash their imaginative side. At one corner, you will find painting and dancing activities at the world of art in the Artsmart section, and for those who are fascinated with the sea, they can become a sailor or a captain at Gasparilla Island. This children’s museum is comprehensively equipped to not only entertain and educate but also to promote any kid’s hidden talents.

Glazer Children’s Museum

Address: 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

Website: Glazer Children’s Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 10am - 5pm (closed on Wed - Sun)

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3. Orlando Science Center

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If you think your kid in on a path to becoming a world-recognized scientist, why not promote their dream by taking them to a surprise visit to the Orlando Science Center? This remarkable children’s museum is an 11,000-square-foot (1,022-square-meter) heaven equipped with the safest facilities for children to play and learn. Here, you will discover an array of interactive and exciting activities, including a mind-blowing, high-tech world of simulations to natural science explorations.

Orlando Science Center

Address: 77 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803

Website: Orlando Science Center

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 10am - 5pm

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4. Miami Children’s Museum

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Even before setting foot inside this museum, its unique architectural design will give you an idea of what to expect. Miami Children’s Museum is a home where kids come to play, learn and allow their creative imagination to run wild. The museum is equipped with facilities for early childhood development, as well as exciting “mommy and me” classes for kids and parents to participate together. Interactive specialized facilities and activities for children with disabilities are also provided, making sure everybody is accommodated. It doesn’t take too much effort to realize this is the place your kid should be instead of sitting at home, playing with a gadget.

Miami Children’s Museum

Address: 980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami, FL 33132, United States

Website: Miami Children’s Museum

Opening hours: 10am - 6pm (daily)

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5. The Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum

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From the CSI division to race tracks, radiology section and build tables, Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum is designed to be the go-to place for an educational and fun session with your kids. This amazing museum opened its doors in November 2008, and it has since been providing more than enough safe spaces and facilities for kids to learn, play and ultimately unleash their most fanciful fantasies. With a collection of interactive and educational exhibits, your child will have a difficult time wanting to head back home.

The Charles and Linda Williams Children's Museum

Address: 352 South Nova Road Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Website: The Charles and Linda Williams Children’s Museum

Opening hours:Sun: 11am - 5pm; Mon-Sat: 10am - 5pm

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6. St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

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St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum entails more than just little pirates looking for bounty. It is a play-and-learn center that brings joy to any child that sets foot on its impressive grounds. Join your kids and travel back in time to check out amazing exhibits of artifacts discovered on a shipwreck at sea by Dr. John De Bry. With its collection of exciting tours and activities, paired with outstanding audio-animatronics, your visit to this children’s museum will always be a memorable experience for both you and your kids.

St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

Address: 12 S Castillo Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32084, United States

Website: St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum

Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (daily)

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7. Explorations V Children’s Museum

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Whether you are seeking a place to take your child for fun or looking for that one amazing venue for a birthday party, Explorations V Children’s Museum always has you covered. Equipped with some of the most tranquil facilities in Lakeland, this children’s museum takes learning and fun to a whole new level. Explorations V Children’s Museum boasts three floors of exciting exhibits, including mind-challenging things to do in the arts and sciences, interactive exhibits, and kid-powered exhibits. This museum is the go-to place for a full-day fun with your kids.

Explorations V Children’s Museum

Address: 109 N Kentucky Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801, United States

Website: Explorations V Children’s Museum

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am - 5:30pm (closed on Sun)

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8. The Ringling

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Surprise your kids with a visit to The Ringling. Among the exhibits and treasures housed in this children’s museum are the personal library of Mable and John Ringling, children literature about art, and an array of rare books published as early as the 16th century. If you’re looking for a quiet place to read your favorite book, The Reading Room offers a scenic spot where you can have a peaceful time reading and immersing yourself deep into the world of literature.

The Ringling

Address: 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, United States

Website: The Ringling

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9. Golisano Children's Museum

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Golisano Children’s Museum offers some of the best facilities that entertain and educate children. The facilities and attractions you can see here include an art studio, the Adopt-A-Pet veterinary clinic, the toddler ABC TOT lot, and Johnsonville Backyardville. To enhance every child’s creativity and talents, Golisano Children’s Museum houses an array of alluring exhibits, enabling kids to learn in a cozy and safe venue.

Golisano Children's Museum

Address: 15080 Livingston Rd, Naples, FL 34109

Website: Golisano Children’s Museumt

Opening hours: Thu - Tue: 10am - 5pm (closed on Wed)

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10. Great Explorations Children’s Museum


Great Explorations Children’s Museum is the place to take your children to connect, play, learn, and ultimately grow into magnificent young adults. The museum is devoted to helping each child become the best that they can be by providing interactive exhibits. Great Explorations Children’s Museum offers a play and learning haven that inspires creativity, a crucial ingredient in every child’s development.

Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Address: 1925 4th St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704

Website: Great Explorations Children’s Museum

Opening hours: Sun: 12pm - 4:30pm; Mon - Wed: 10am - 4:30pm (closed on Thu - Sat)

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Florida’s museum for the whole family

It doesn’t matter which city you decide to set up camp, Florida always has something special that any family can enjoy doing. Whether you have a passion for space or you want to conquer the seven seas, these museums will offer every child a taste of what they can accomplish.

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Hi, David Kross is my name. I'm an energetic writer in love with traveling and always seeking new adventures. I love to share my story and experience with anyone who is like-minded or seeking new...Read more

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