For the Kids: The Haute 5 Family-Friendly Venues in Miami

Dinotopia at The Brazilian Court Beach & Club

The Brazilian Court Beach & Club, the discrete enclave of the rich and famous since the 1920’s, is currently offering a fantastic package for families to stay at the hotel and visit the special exhibition Dinotopia: The Fantastical Art of James Gurney at The Norton Museum. This special exhibition features a fantastical world where humans and dinosaurs live side-by-side, offering a look at the best-selling book series through paintings, drawings and models.

301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 800.552.0335;

City Theatre and The Adrienne Arsht Center present CAMP KAPPAWANNA

There’s something completely new for families this summer at The Adrienne Arsht Center! Take a trip to Camp Kappawanna — a world premiere musical that will instantly transport you to summer camp with hip, cool music by Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb and a script by rising national playwright and South Florida native Marco Ramirez.

Join young Jennifer Jenkins, the show’s awkward and adorable 12-year-old heroine, as she faces the fear and enjoys the fun of going away from home for the very first time. Camp Kappawanna is the summer’s must-see musical!

June 17-27, 2010
Carnival Studio Theater
In the Ziff Ballet Opera House
Adrienne Arsht Center

1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami; For tickets, visit or call the Box Office at 305.949.6722.

Fontainebleau Kids at the Fontainebleau Miami

There is no one we love to pamper more than our kids. That is why this summer Fontainebleau Miami Beach has added even more amenities to their FB Kids program. From kid-friendly check-in to dedicated areas and complimentary meals and treats, children are the real stars at Fontainebleau. Upgraded offerings to FB Kids include introduction to Fontainebleau-designed cartoon characters such as Guinevere Chandelier and Billy Bowtie, kid-friendly menu options throughout the resort, access to treasure chest filled with loaner items for kids (toys, games, etc) and parents (baby bathtubs, portable playpens, nightlights, etc) and more. There is also a Kids Camp featuring playful furniture, art stations, draw-on mural wall, two iMac stations, TV lounge area with Nintendo Wiis and reading area with age-appropriate books. Group activities in full day or half day increments are offered including Kids Night Out events on Fridays and Saturdays and of course, babysitting services. Children will enjoy a child-only pool with zero entry and a thrilling water slide, too.

4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 866.940.4512;

Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live and Sesame Street Live at Broward Center for the Performing Arts

The biggest stars of children’s TV are headed to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Characters from four of Nickelodeon’s top-rated shows, Dora the Explorer, The Backyardigans, Wonder Pets! and Ni Hao, Kai-lan, star in the music and action-packed show, Nickelodeon’s Storytime Live!, which will be performed on Friday, August 6 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8 at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Additionally, the center and VEE Corporation will present Sesame Street Live. 1-2-3 Imagine! with Elmo & Friends will be held on Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m., 2 and 6 p.m.; Sunday, September 26 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.; and Monday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. In this show, children learn they can be anyone, do anything and go anywhere with the power of imagination.

201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District; 954.462.0222;

All-Star Basketball Camp

NBA greats Tim Hardaway, Glen Rice, Dennis Rodman, Kenny Anderson, George McCloud, Eric Williams and special invited guests Eddie Jones and Mitch Richmond will interact and teach boys and girls ages 8 to 17 years old the game of basketball, including ball handling, triple threat, post moves, rebounding, court spacing, passing and how important it is to work as a team!

18900 NW 25 Ave., North Miami Beach; 305.932.4200 etc. 193;