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The best family-friendly Halloween events in Miami

Oct 25, 2017

Let’s not forget: Halloween is for the kids—which is why you’ll need a list of the best family-friendly Halloween events happening this year. Luckily, there are plenty. People forget that Miami can be a pretty family-friendly city—with the best museums in Miami, the best Miami beaches and no shortage of awesome free things to do in Miami all just a short drive away. This Halloween in Miami, suit up, grab the kiddos and head out for an evening of fun.

Spooky Science Monster Mash at Frost Science

Frost Science invites you and your family to the museum on October 28 to dress up for its Science Monster Mash. The kids can enjoy some creepy science experiments and a first look at the new exhibition, “Monster Fish: In Search of the Last River Giants.”
Where and when: Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science | Miami, FL , Downtown Saturday October 28 

Zoo Boo 2017

Combine a day at the zoo with an evening of trick or treating at Zoo Miami’s annual Zoo Boo. For two days, families with kids 12 or younger get access to Zoo Miami’s Halloween events, which range from costume contests and special performances to games.
Where and when: Zoo Miami , South Miami Saturday October 28  - Sunday October 29 


This annual gathering of spooky four-legged friends is for a good cause. Even if the trick or treating, doggy costume contest, raffles and food aren’t enough to get you out the door, the fact that proceeds go to animal rescue organization Paws 4 You should. 
Where and when: Pinecrest Gardens , Coral Gables Sunday October 29 

Not So Spooky Halloween

Is your little one more into sweets than scares? Take your costumed kiddo to Gulfstream Park, where the sprawling grounds morph into a trick-or-treater’s paradise with magic shows, face painting and plenty of sugary treats. 
Where and when: Gulfstream Park , Hollywood Tuesday October 31 

Ghosts of Miami Cemetery Walking Tour

Visit the creepy graves of Miami’s most notable figures, including the city’s first mayor, the Burdine family and Julia Tuttle—all of which have been laid to rest in the historic Miami Cemetery. Dr. George leads two walks (5:30pm and 8pm), though it’s recommended kiddos join early.
Where and when: HistoryMiami , Downtown Friday October 27 

Children’s Halloween Parade

Does it get any more adorable than a parade of spooky little kids in their Halloween costumes? Maybe puppies riding ponies? But since that’ll require more time and effort than you have, head down to Lummus Park for the Little Lighthouse Foundation’s annual Children’s Halloween Parade. And, yes, you can trick or treat along the parade route.
Where and when: Lummus Park, Miami Saturday October 28

Halloween Half Marathon

Before you stuff yourself with every candy known to mankind, burn some calories at this costumed half marathon. The race starts in the Parrot Jungle parking garage and hits some of Miami Beach’s most beautiful sights along the way—Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, South Pointe Park and more. Afterward, there’ll be a post-race party at Nikki Beach.
Where and when: Jungle Island | Miami, FL , Miami Beach Saturday October 28