Activities & Resources
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens451in Miami, FL 33129
about Vizcaya Museum and Gardens:
Vizcaya is located on Biscayne Bay near downtown Miami, so visitors get a great look at the Miami skyline.
The gardens, finally completed in 1921, offer varied plants and terrain throughout the 50 acre property. Our favorite is the Secret Garden, with its walls, topiaries, and hiding places.
Volunteer tour guides offer ongoing museum tours, or you can purchase a tour book from the ticket booth.
Since its purchase in 1952 by Miami Dade County, this home and gardens have housed fetes for visiting dignitaries, and been the backdrop to many a photo shoot.
Miami-Dade County residents receive an admission discount.
Families visiting Vizcaya should ask for a free copy of Exploring Vizcaya with Young Visitors, a guide and map that identifies objects and garden features that are of particular interest to kids. The guide includes questions and activities families can use to enrich their museum experience. The guide is also available in Spanish.
Vizcaya does not permit diaper changing inside the main house. Parents must use the restrooms outside on the south side of the main house. Changing tables are available.