Museums & Zoos in Miami, Florida

Museums

MUSEUMS and ZOOS in Miami, Florida We've compiled a listing of children's museums, zoos, planetariums and other attractions of interest in twenty major cities across the country. Also included are the quirky and unusual, like the La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, the Dog Museum in St. Louis, and the Nashville Toy Museum! Be sure and call to confirm hours and exhibits before you go--these things change frequently, particularly at smaller museums. And go in the morning to avoid the crowds. But most of all, enjoy an enlightening experience with your kids! Credit cards listed are: MC (Mastercard), VI (VISA), AE (American Express), DI (Diners Club), DS (Discover), CB (Carte Blanch) MIAMI, FL The American Police Hall of Fame Museum, 3801 Biscayne Boulevard. (US 1) 1/2 block.n. of jct. I-195, Allow 1 hour minimum. Daily 10-5:30, Closed may 15 (Peace Officers Memorial day) and December 25. Admission $$, Phone (305) 573-0070. Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 S.W. 152nd Street (Coral Reef Drive) is reached from the Metrozoo entrance, Allow 2 hours minimum. Saturday-Sunday 10-4, half-hour train rides depart Saturday-Sunday on the hour 10-4, Admission $, Phone (305) 253-0063. Metro-Dade Cultural Center, 101 W. Flagler Street at First Avenue, Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum. Admission $$. Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Monday-Saturday 10-5 (also Thursday 5-9), Sunday noon-5; Closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $, Phone (305) 375-1492. Metrozoo, 12400 S.W. (Coral Reef Dr.), 1/4 mile west of junction SR 821 (Florida's Tpke.) Allow 4 hours minimum. Daily 9:30-5:30, Last admission 1 hour, 30 minutes before closing. Admission $$, Phone (305) 251-0401. Miami Seaquarium, 4400 Rickenbacker Cswy. Allow 3 hours minimum, Daily 9:30-6, Last admission 1 hour, 30 minutes before closing. Admission $$$, AE, MC, VI, Phone (305) 361-5705. Email: cat4dsgn@bellsouth.net Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium, 3280 S. Miami Ave. Can be reached via the pedestrian overpass from the Vizcay Metrorail station. Allow 3 hours, 30 minutes minimum. Daily 10-6; Observatory is open Thursday-Sunday 8-10pm (weather permiting). Free star show in the observatory Thursday at 8pm. Closed Thanksgiving and December 25. Admission $$, Phone (305) 854-2222. Parrot Jungle and Gardens, 11 miles s.w. at juct. Red Rd. (S.W. 57th Ave.) and Killian Dr. (S.W. 112th Street), Allow 3 hours minimum. Daily 9:30-6. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Admission $$, AE, MC, VI, Phone (305) 666-7834. Email parrots@parrotjungle.com Weeks Air Museum, 14710 S.W. 128th Street, occupies a hangar at Tamiami Airport. Allow 1 hour minimum, Daily 10-5; Closed Thanksgiving and December 25, Admission $, Phone (305) 233-5197.

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