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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Boisterous and loud, part of the Miami International Airport was suddenly turned into a kid zone Friday.

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One hundred children of airport employees were invited to come to work for a day with their Mom or Dad.

“It’s a proud day, it’s a proud day,” said Hiram Barroso.

For Barroso, it was the rare chance to hang with his son at work.

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“They get to see the importance of what the airport is, they’re gonna see the fire department, the airplanes,” he said.

“I think she’ll learn a lot about different careers and all that people do,” said Cindy Lynskey who brought her 9-year-old daughter Lola.

Across town, the City of Miami was taking part too. Three hundred kids packed the outside area of the city’s administration building for hands-on interactive learning with fire trucks, ambulances, and police vehicles.

“You get to see like what everybody does,” said Emerson Carol.

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“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is usually celebrated in April but was moved up to February this year so it wouldn’t conflict with Florida school testing.