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Sunny Isles Beach, Miami Attractions

Zoos & Animal Attractions

Miami Seaquarium

On a 38-acre tropical paradise, located on the island of Virginia Key in Biscayne Bay, Florida, Miami Seaquarium is where conservation and education go hand in hand, sea lions delight children of all ages, and endangered sea turtles and manatees find a safe haven. The Miami Seaquarium also houses fish, sharks, birds, reptiles and many marine animals. From eight different marine animal shows, astonishing daily presentations, and a variety of educational tidbits along the way, Miami Seaquarium is a place of inspiration, education - and fun!

Jungle Island

Home to the world’s most rare and exotic animals, at Jungle Island, you’ll enjoy engaging animal shows, informative exhibits in beautifully landscaped trails. This top family attraction allows guests to immerse themselves in hands-on interactions with fascinating animals, or go on a guided behind-the-scenes VIP tour.

Zoo Miami

The largest zoological garden in Florida, Zoo Miami is 750-acres and home to more than 3,000 animals, including Emerald Tree Boa, Giraffe, Cheetah, Elephant, Malayan Tapir and more in large, open-air exhibits. Rent a Safari cycle, experience Humpy’s Camel rides, or ride the monorail through the zoo. Zoo Miami is a fun family attraction for all ages.

Monkey Jungle

Experience up close encounters with amazing primates in Miami's natural 30-acre Jungle Park.  Located in South Dade, Monkey Jungle is a natural subtropical forest home to nearly 400 primates, most running free on a 30 acre reserve.  It is one of the few protected habitats for these animals in the United States and it’s the only one where the public can explore.

Museums

Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science

A leading-edge science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science and fueling innovation for the future. Located in downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, the museum incorporates a state-of-the-art planetarium, alluring exhibitions on living ecosystems, the miraculous human body, outer space, the frontiers of technology, and unlike most science centers, a vast aquarium complex.

Miami Children’s Museum

Miami Children’s Museum features 14 interactive and bilingual exhibit galleries where the whole family can play, learn, imagine and create.  Exhibits include Construction Zone, where children can use a crane, bulldozer and more to build and rebuild; conquer Mt. MichiMu, a rock climbing wall; Music Makers Studio, learning about the fundamental and expressive role that music plays in our lives and other hands-on activities.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Calling all train enthusiasts! The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is home to over 40 historic railcars, including the "Ferdinand Magellan" Presidential Railcar, better known as U.S. Car No. 1, as well as model train exhibits and Thomas the Tank Engine tables for children. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum offers free admission the first Saturday of the month.

Pérez Art Museum Miami

Visit Miami’s flagship art museum.  Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. In addition to viewing the galleries, visitors can also enjoy waterfront dining at Verde restaurant and shop a unique selection of art books, furnishings and handmade items at the museum’s gift store.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

A National Historic Landmark built by agricultural industrialist James Deering, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens feature an architecturally significant Main House with 34 decorated rooms, ten acres of formal gardens and diverse collections, including European antiquities, American art commissioned in the 1900s and century-old plants. The estate is unique for retaining so much of its original character, configuration and collections.

History Miami Museum

This premier cultural institution is a Smithsonian Affiliate committed to collecting, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Florida’s largest history museum is devoted to help people understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami’s future through exhibitions, artistic endeavors, city tours, education, research, collections and publications.

Pro Sports

American Airlines Arena

A waterfront, multipurpose entertainment arena located on Biscayne Bay.  Where you can watch the NBA's Miami Heat tear up the court from the months of December through June.

Hard Rock Stadium

The newly renovated and improved Hard Rock Stadium is home to NFL's Miami Dolphins.  The state-of-the-art open canopy now provides shade and protection from the elements for 92% of the fans and reduce glare. New video, audio and lighting were also installed throughout the stadium for better viewing for every fan.

Marlins Park

Marlins Park is MLB's Miami Marlin's home field.   It’s certified as the greenest MLB Park in 2012 and one of the few MLB stadiums to have a retractable roof.  But what makes Marlins Park most unique is the ballpark’s food selection. The Taste of Miami section features Miami staples, Papo Llega y Pon, Don Camaron, and Latin American Grill; serving local Latin favorites, such as ceviche, pan con minuta (fish sandwich) and pan con lechon (roast pork sandwich)

BB&T Center

Located in Sunrise, Florida, the BB&T Center annually ranks among the top 10 venues in the United States. Home to the NHL’s Florida Panthers, watch the team hits the ice, led by Derek MacKenzie, captain of the Panthers. 

Music & Theater

Olympia Theater at Gusman Center

Back in 1926, Olympia Theater was once a silent movie theater.  Today, The Olympia is a cultural venue home to live performances, films, community events, corporate meetings and social affairs, as well as the Miami International Film Festival.

Miami Symphony Orchestra

Miami's hometown professional symphony has 80 professional musicians selected from around the world.  Much like the diversity of South Florida, MISO is comprised of international and multicultural richness.  With national and world premieres becoming more common, Miami Symphony Orchestra is a source of growing local pride and support. The not-for-profit Symphony has lead educational programs for elementary school students in the Miami-Dade Public School System and provides low or no-cost tickets to students, senior citizens, first responders, active military, and veterans of South Florida.

Miami City Ballet

Miami City Ballet serves as the resident ballet company in theaters in the Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach areas. The company performs over 100 times annually and regularly tours both domestically and internationally. Performances are held during the October to April season.

New World Symphony

New World Symphony is a leading cultural institution in South Florida dedicated to the artistic, personal and professional development of outstanding instrumentalists. More than 60 concerts are performed annually and 15 percent of those are free to the public. One such popular event is WALLCAST held at SoundScape Park through a striking use of visual and audio technology on the soaring, 7,000-square-foot projection wall of the New World Center.