Each month, family programs offer adults and children the opportunity to make meaningful memories at Vizcaya. Programs are different each month, and highlight art, history and Vizcaya’s natural environments so there is always something new to do at Vizcaya together!
Family programs are designed for children ages 6-12 and their families. Get a family membership today and enjoy the benefits of membership all year long!
November 12 @ 2 p.m.: Birthday Traditions
Did you know Vizcaya is 100 years old this year?! Vizcaya’s owner James Deering was born on November 12th so it’s the perfect day to celebrate birthdays and birthday traditions—like decorating your own cupcakes!
Note: Tickets include general admission to the Main House and gardens, so arrive early to explore the estate and have lunch at the Cafe and Shop, before meeting us on the South Terrace at 2:00 p.m.
December 13 @ 6 p.m.: A Holiday Evening in the Vizcaya Village
One hundred years ago, the Vizcaya Village was home to a variety of staff that lived and worked on the estate. Join us in the Vizcaya Village, across the street from the Main House and gardens, to celebrate this extra special, centennial edition of Vizcaya’s annual Holiday Evening! Activities and décor will celebrate family winter traditions of Vizcaya staff from 100 years ago; highlights include carolers, a mini-tuba concert, art making, tours and holiday treats. Bring your family and friends to make Vizcaya your holiday tradition! Click here to learn more.
January 14 @ 2 p.m.: Design your own Baynanza t-shirt!
Vizcaya is host to the official Baynanza t-shirt contest this year in addition to our role as an annual Baynanza clean-up site. Join us to explore why a clean and healthy Biscayne Bay is important to our community. During the program, participants will design and take home their own t-shirt to wear during Baynanza 2018 at Vizcaya on April 21st!
Note: Tickets include general admission to the Main House and gardens, so arrive early to explore the estate and have lunch at the Cafe and Shop, before meeting us on the East Terrace at 2:00 p.m. For more information, visit the Baynanza site.
February 9 @ 6 p.m.: Wild Vizcaya Nocturnal Edition
Join us for a night of creepy-crawlies, bat-house making (that you can take and install at home!) and performances as we explore the nocturnal life that calls Vizcaya home. This program is part of the Wild Vizcaya series (the daytime edition takes place on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.) Click here to learn more.
March 11 @ 2 p.m.: Edible Plants with Common Threads
Join Common Threads in the Vizcaya Village, once home to Vizcaya’s farm, to get your hands dirty with edible plants. Explore our kitchen garden, talk nutrition with the crew from Common Threads and leave with a full belly!
Note: Tickets include general admission to the Main House and gardens, so arrive early to explore the east side of the estate before meeting us in the Village Garage, across South Miami Avenue, at 2:00 p.m.
April 21 @ 2 p.m.: Earth Day Edition
Join Vizcaya’s Horticulture team for Earth Day weekend and Miami’s 17th annual Baynanza! This morning, learn about the importance of a healthy Biscayne Bay while getting your hands dirty collecting trash and debris from our mangrove shorelines.
Note: Tickets include general admission to the Main House and gardens, so stay after to explore the estate and have lunch at the Cafe and Shop.
May 13 @ 2 p.m.: Seersucker Social in the Vizcaya Village
Back for the third year, this year’s Seersucker Social takes place in the Vizcaya Village and is all about 1920s lawn games, dancing and fashion! Think an afternoon of lawn bowling, yard dice and croquet while sipping on ice-cold lemonade. Learn to dance the Charleston with family and friends (don’t worry, instructors will be on hand) or sit back, relax and listen to great jazz sounds with a live jazz band. Guests are encouraged to dress the part and get dandy by wearing flapper dresses, seersucker jackets and other 1920s garb.