Museums in Miami

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Best museums in Miami

Miami is widely known for its natural beauty in the form of some of the most beautiful beaches in the whole country as well as its vibrant crowds and energetic nightlife. But Miami also boasts its ri (Read More)ch collection of museums that range from art to history, its wide range offering something to people of all age groups and having different interests. It is often assumed that the lush beaches are all you have at Miami, but these museums are fun to explore, give you something new to learn and experience and add to your vacation in the city.

Here is the list of 10 Museums in Miami

1. Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami

Formerly known as the Miami Art Museum, the Pérez Art Museum comes within the Museum Park and is a must-visit place for lovers of art. The relocation of the museum took place in 2013 and before that, the museum has boasted its huge collection of artworks since 1984. The museum currently has around 3000 art pieces with traces of Miami’s culture and influences of the African, Caribbean and Latin American heritage and entertains a huge amount of visitors each year.

Prices : $16 for adults; $12 for children aged 7-8, seniors and students; free for children 6 and below

Timings : 2 pm-9 pm Thursday; 11 am-6 pm Friday-Sunday; Closed Monday-Wednesday

2. History Miami Museum, Miami

History Miami Museum, Miami

Affiliated with Smithsonian, HistoryMiami offers the experience of various tours, displays and exhibitions that represent the rich culture as well as the history of Miami. They also host various events and have a large collection of both permanent and rotating art and research pieces for the guests to enjoy.

Prices : $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for kids aged 6-12; free admission for kids below 6 years

Timings : 10 am-4 pm Thursday-Saturday; 12 pm-4 pm Sunday; Closed Monday-Wednesday

3. Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami

Situated in Coconut Grove, this huge property originally designed by James Deering is now a large museum that is a hotspot for various social events, photoshoots as well as marriages. The beautiful main building with a Renaissance-themed architecture and lush green gardens makes up for one of the best spots according to both locals and tourists for parties and weddings.

Prices : $22 for adults, $10 for children aged 6-12; free admission for kids under 6 years

Timings : 9:30 am-4:30 pm Monday-Tuesday; Closed Tuesday

4. Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Miami

Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Miami

One of the widely popular art museums in Miami, ICA boasts its collection of various artworks from artists from all over the world and helps smaller local artists to display their works and enter into the platform. Tourists and art enthusiasts from all over the world can find some of the most modern and unique pieces representing various cultures and ideologies.

Prices : Free admission for all, all year round

Timings : 12 pm-6 pm Wednesday-Sunday: Closed Monday-Tuesday

5. Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Miami

Exploring the wonders of science and marine life, this museum located in Downtown Miami has one of the largest collections of marine animals, aquariums, science displays and a huge planetarium. The building itself is huge and through its displays, hopes to educate both locals and tourists more about the ecosystem of marine plants and animals found in the region as well as ventures into physics and biology.

Prices : $29.95 for adults; $21.95 for children aged 3-11; free admission for children under 3 years

Timings : 10 am-4 pm daily

6. The Bass, Miami

The Bass, Miami

A contemporary art museum situated on Miami Beach, The Bass first opened its doors in 1964 in the building that was formerly the Miami Beach Public Library and features a private collection of its donors, John and Johanna Bass, hence earning it its name. Since then the collection of the museum only grew and it currently houses a wide collection of artwork from famous artists from all over the world.

Prices : $15 for adults; $8 for seniors, students and children aged 7-18; free admission for children aged 6 or below

Timings : 12 pm-5 pm Wednesday-Sunday; Closed Monday-Tuesday

7. Haitian Heritage Museum, Miami

Haitian Heritage Museum, Miami

Situated in the Little Haiti region of the city, the Haitian Heritage Museum Miami aims to display and promote art pieces by Haitian artist throughout the years. Highlighting the rich culture as well as the rich artistic history of Haiti, the museum caters to guests from all over the world that come to admire the artwork of the artists.

Prices : $10 for adults; $7 for students

Timings : 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Friday; Closed Saturday-Monday

8. Coral Castle, Miami

Coral Castle, Miami

Situated in Homestead, created by Edward Leedskalnin out of nearly 3 million pounds of oolite coral, and it is even believed that he made this huge array of structures all by himself, with the mere use of simple tools and no involvement whatsoever of machinery to lift the heavy corals. Though it is nothing but a theory, how the museum was truly constructed remains a mystery.

Prices : $18 for adults; $16 for seniors; $8 for children aged 7-12; free admission for children under 6 years

Timings : 9 am-6 pm Sunday-Thursday; 9 am-7 pm Friday-Saturday’ Closed Monday

9. Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami

Wolfsonian-FIU, Miami

Situated in the Art Deco District on South Beach, the Wolfsonian by the Florida International University is a museum that displays art as well as sheds light on some major social issues to educate its visitors about the recent and ancient events. The art pieces are mostly American and European and enable the guests to reflect over the ideologies and happenings related to the art.

Prices : Free admission (Prices are subject to frequent change)

Timings : 10 am-6 pm Thursday-Sunday; Closed Monday-Wednesday

10. Wilzig Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), Miami

Wilzig Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), Miami

Situated in the Art Deco District of Miami Beach, this museum founded by Naomi Wilzig in 2005 focuses exclusively on erotic art displays and is the only one in the country to do so. The collection includes over 4000 pieces from ancient periods to modern times of erotic art and it is one of the most unique museums in Miami.

Prices : $20 for adults for a combined admission to WEAM and George Daniell Museum

Timings : 11 am-6 pm daily

It is often assumed that the lush beaches are all you have at Miami, but these museums are fun to explore, give you something new to learn and experience and add to your vacation in the city. So the next time you visit Miami, make sure to spare a day and stroll through some of these museums in Miami to get a full experience of the art and culture.

This post was published by Mukta Manshi

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