10 Best Fun Things to Do with the Kids in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a kid-friendly city if ever there was one. Once primarily known as a spring break destination, this tropical getaway has turned into a wonderland of opportunity with the entire family in mind. We at 10Best have searched out the kid-friendly events and facilities the city has to offer to present to eager parents and grandparents who want their children and grandchildren to have a great time on vacation as well. Offering outdoor excursions such as the Anne Kolb Nature Center or the Tropical Adventure Cruise, Everglades Holiday Park or the always exciting Sea Experience, kids will thrill at this chance to get up close and personal with the best of the outdoors. You'll find that this city has some of the very best museums around. Make a one-stop experience at the Museum of Discovery and Science and its AutoNation IMAX Theatre. Do they want hands-on crafts and fun? Head to the Young At Art Children's Museum in near-by Davie. Create memories and take the kids to a Florida Panthers hockey game at the fabulous BB&T Center in Sunrise. With the abundance of parks, endless beaches, great restaurants that welcome kids, exercise facilities, jogging and walking trails and with the best weather on earth, kids will fall in love with South Florida right along with Mom and Dad.


A truly phenomenal experience, Butterfly World awaits the true nature lover in us all. Located approximately fifteen miles north of downtown Fort Lauderdale in beautiful Coconut Creek, this fascinating exhibit has been entertaining and...  Read More

When it comes to family activities in Greater Ft. Lauderdale the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a cherished cultural center that is a perhaps the most all-inclusive stop, offering a myriad of art exhibits, theater, music and dance...  Read More

Tropical Adventure Cruise

Tropical Adventure Cruise has just the ticket for family-fun and one of the best tours of this exciting area. It's easy to understand why this affordable cruise is among the top family attractions in the Ft. Lauderdale area, but only when you've...  Read More

Clearly one of western Broward County's most popular attractions, being the home to the Florida Panthers Hockey Team as well as many events from world-shaking concerts to political rallies. Previously known as the Broward County Civic Arena, The...  Read More

Everglades Holiday Park
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The whole family will be thrilled at this live experience where you can come face to tooth with grinning gators at this most raved-about family attraction in the magnificent Everglades. An easy drive west of Fort Lauderdale, you will climb...  Read More

Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi
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One of the most unique attractions within Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is its waterways. Over 300 miles of navigable boating avenues snake through this glamorous city and the county of over a million. Whether for sight seeing or as a mode of daily...  Read More

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum
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Today, the story of Florida's Seminole Indians is told as well as painstakingly exhibited in an amazing setting at Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Seminole Indian Museum on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation in Clewiston, Fla., northwest of Fort...  Read More

Begin your imagination activation here! Visitors seeking creative family activities are charmed by this colorful center in near-by Davie, right of I-595 just a few miles west of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, featuring innovative hands-on exhibits....  Read More

As part of the Museum of Discovery and Science in Downtown Fort Lauderdale, the AutoNation IMAX Theatre is an amazing entertainment and educational complex that is perfect for the entire family. This 300-seat theater features a 60-ft. x 80-ft....  Read More

Museum of Discovery and Science
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The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Discovery and Science shows just how much fun science can be. This is amazing for fun for the entire family, and conveniently located right in Downtown. Focusing on the local environment, displays include the...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale

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