Kourtney Kardashian got to touch a baby alligator at the Miami Museum of Science.

The reality TV star and her friend, 'The Real Housewives of Miami' star Larsa Pippen, took their children to the museum on a day out recently, and she was impressed by the facilities and the up close encounters she could have with the animals.

She wrote on her blog: ''Larsa and I took the kids to the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium. I loved how clean, quiet, calm and cool this museum was! I highly recommend it.

''It was very modern and was very different than other museums I have been to.

''They had a baby alligator that we got to see up close and touch, little baby otters that were swimming, turtles, lots of space items, geckos and lots more. My favourite part was the astronaut ice cream that I stocked up on.''

While Kourtney, 33, was accompanied to the museum by her two-year-old son, Mason, her partner Scott Disick and their four-month-old daughter Penelope were not present.

However, the whole family were spotted at the beach a day or so later, with Scott sporting a strange fashion accessory, an eye patch.

Kourtney is currently in Miami filming the next season of her reality TV show 'Kourtney and Kim take Miami' with her sister.