Who We Are

We inspire children to play, learn, imagine & create!

Miami Children’s Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational institution, which meets the needs of all children in our multicultural community. The Museum offers interactive exhibits, programs and learning materials related to arts, culture and our community. Miami Children’s Museum encourages visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine and create together.

Our Mission

Miami Children's Museum is dedicated to enriching the lives of all children by fostering a love of learning through play and enabling children to realize their highest potential.

Our Vision

It is our vision to be recognized as a premier institution serving children and their families while inspiring children to learn about themselves and the culturally diverse community we live in through art, science, literacy and early childhood education.

Our Inclusion Statement

At the Miami Children's Museum, we welcome everyone regardless of race, gender identity, ethnicity, religion, nationality, disability, or sexual orientation. We believe everyone is unique and we respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages. We guarantee all voices are valued and heard.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that the Miami Children's Museum resides within the ancestral homelands and waterways of the many Indigenous nations including the Tequesta peoples, Calusa peoples, United Confederation of Taino People, Seminole Tribe of Florida and The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. We thank these past, present, and future caretakers of the land for their stewardship.

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A young girl is playing a matching game by touching an interactive screen in the Baptist Health and Wellness Gallery.

Our Institutional Goals

Establish Miami Children’s Museum as a primary center for school readiness, educational enrichment and entertainment for all children and their caregivers. Build alliances with families, educators, community organizations and promotional partners to meet the developmental needs of all children in our community.

Miami Children’s Museum from the Southwest side of the building.

Our Building

Our 56,500 square foot facility is located on Watson Island. It was designed by Arquitectonica International Inc., an award-winning Miami-based architecture and design firm. The building, for and about children, represents the elements of the world; earth, wind, water and fire. Our facility includes 17 galleries, a preschool (ages 12 months – 5 years), a charter school (kindergarten – 5th grade), the KidSmart educational gift shop, a 200-seat auditorium, and a Subway restaurant.

Miami Children’s Museum’s mascot MiChiMu. Their head is blue with antennae and a red exclamation point. Their body is red with green arms.

Our Mascot Michimu

Michimu is our loveable mascot. Michimu spends time at birthday parties, events at the Museum and other fun events around the community. Michimu's very own birthday party is held every September at the Museum for all to enjoy!

MiChiMu's shapes and colors have specific meanings:

Michimu is a symbol of the curios questioning mind of a child and the excitement that goes with lifelong learning at the Museum! His eye is always looking and exploring the world around him. The exclamation point means excitement, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. The spiral or maze means discovery and wonder. The circular shape of his head signifies the world as united. The colors represent Miami: BLUE is for the ocean and beaches surrounding us, RED is for heat and excitement, GREEN is for movement and tribute to our commitment to a healthy environment in and out of the Museum.

Three girls hugging and smiling with two other children in the background smiling as well.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Miami Children’s Museum strives to:  

· Create a caring, inclusive, and united community, making each child and their family feel welcome.  

· Embrace and value differences: ethnicity, national origin, religious denomination, spiritual practice, race, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic level, and cognitive and physical ability in all persons.

· Respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages, believing everyone is unique.

· Model diversity and inclusion with our board of directors, in our hiring practices, and with our programming.

Miami Children’s Museum under construction with support beams holding up the concrete walls.

Our History