This May, expand your cultural horizons by visiting many of Miami’s amazing museums.
Throughout the month of May, all visitors and locals will be offered “Buy One, Get One Free” admission or “Join One Museum, See Them All” at participating museums during Miami Museum Month.
Participating museums include:
- Ancient Spanish Monastery: Built in Segovia, Spain in 1141, the Monastery Cloister is the oldest building in the Western Hemisphere. Newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst brought the pieces to America, and in 1952 Miami developers reassembled the monastery on its current site.
- Art Center/South Florida: ArtCenter/South Florida strives to be a leader in the South Florida contemporary cultural scene as a creative and learning center, and internationally recognized as a world class-cultural center.
- Bakehouse Art Complex: The Bakehouse provides juried emerging and mid-career artists with affordable studio spaces, exhibition opportunities, educational and artist advancement programming and common workshop spaces in Miami’s historic art deco bakery building.
- Bass Museum of Art: This museum in the heart of the historic Art Deco District offers an overview of major European paintings, sculpture and textiles, plus temporary exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world. Its varied permanent collection spans more than 500 years and four continents.
- Black Police Precinct & Courthouse Museum: This museum acquires, preserves, displays, and promotes collections of a historical nature that will be of educational value to the preservation of African American history as it relates to the struggles and accomplishments of Black Police Officers in Overtown, as they served during the pre-Civil Rights era of the 1940′s, 50′s, and 60’s.
- Coral Gable Museum: This museum focuses on architecture, urban design, sustainable development and preservation, with events, programs and tours. It also offers meeting and event spaces. Open Tuesday-Sunday.
- Gold Coast Railroad Museum: Houses a collection of historic railroad cars and memorabilia. The permanent exhibit, the presidential Pullman car Ferdinand Magellan, was used by former presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Reagan. Other features include the model train exhibit and Thomas the Tank Engine tables for children.
- Haitian Heritage Museum: This not-for-profit organization is committed to highlighting and preserving Haiti’s rich culture and heritage. The museum is a mecca for Little Haiti, where the community here and abroad can enjoy a collection of beautiful Haitian art, historical artifacts, music, film and literary works.
- Historic Old Town Hall Museum: The district is significant as the hub of South Florida’s early railroad pioneer expansion. A downtown commercial neighborhood arose here at the dawn of the 20th century, when the Florida East Coast Railway was extended south.
- History Miami: This premier cultural institution is committed to gathering, organizing, preserving and celebrating Miami’s history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. It accomplishes this through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections and publications.
- Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach: This inspiring memorial, designed by Kenneth Treister F.A.I.A., is a tribute to the six million Jewish victims of Nazi terrorism before and during World War II. Around the monument, the walls of a tunnel-like passage chronicle the images of the death camps.
- Jewish Museum of Florida: This museum is comprised of two adjacent, restored, former historic synagogues, connected with a skylighted bistro. The museum first opened in the 1936 Art Deco synagogue, which features 80 stained glass windows, Deco chandeliers and a Moorish copper dome. In 2007 the museum expanded into Miami Beach’s first synagogue, built in 1928-1929.
- Little Haiti Cultural Center: The Little Haiti Cultural Center offers a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to gain exposure to Afro-Caribbean culture, entertain and develop new talent, and expand their knowledge of the arts.
- Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami: Temporary exhibitions are drawn from the museum’s vast collection as well as traveling exhibitions. Permanent exhibits include Italian Renaissance and Baroque, Greco-Roman Antiquities, 17th-21st century Art of the Americas and Europe, and Asian, African and Native American art.
- MDC Museum of Art & Design at Miami Dade College: MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed at the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower at Miami Dade College in Downtown Miami.
- Miami Children’s Museum: Play, learn, imagine and create on Watson Island with the museum’s 14 interactive and bilingual exhibit galleries, as well as daily programming for the whole family. The museum also offers seasonal camps and classes, custom birthday party packages and more. Pick up a unique souvenir from Kid Smart Educational Gift Shop, and lunch at Subway.
- Miami’s Auto Museum & Event Space: This large and unique automobile museum and event space features 1,200 vehicles including The James Bond Exhibition, Hollywood Cars of the Stars, and American/European Classics. See lavish vehicles from Hollywood’s most celebrated films and television shows like the “Time Machine” from Back to the Future, Mach 5, numerous Batmobiles and many more.
- Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami: An art-collecting museum known for its provocative and innovative exhibitions, and for seeking a fresh approach to examining the art of our times. Offers an active exhibition schedule, presenting eight to 10 exhibitions annually along with a variety of public educational programs, including “MOCA by Moonlight”, its new series of Wednesday evening lectures, forums, and art classes.
- Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum: The museum opened its current 46,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art building in November 2008. Admission is always free. The AAM accredited museum and Smithsonian affiliate is located across from the Blue garage and adjacent to the Wertheim Performing Arts Center on the Modesto A. Maidique Campus
- Patricia & Phillip Frost Museum of Science: This museum helps inspire people of all ages and cultures to enjoy science and technology, in order to better understand ourselves and our world!
- Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM): Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), formerly Miami Art Museum, is Miami-Dade County’s flagship museum presenting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum’s new state-of-the-art facility is now open to the public in Downtown Miami’s Museum Park alongside Biscayne Bay.
- Vizcaya Museum & Gardens: This National Historic Landmark was built by agricultural industrialist James Deering, who wintered on the property from 1916-1925. Today, the extraordinary European-inspired estate includes a Main House filled with art and furnishings, 10 acres of gardens on Biscayne Bay, a hardwood hammock (native forest), and a historic village.
- Wings over Miami Air Museum: Located at the Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport in southwest Miami-Dade County, this museum serves as a tribute to those veterans and aviators who pioneered military and civilian aviation. Military memorabilia from World War II and other conflicts are on display.
- The Wolfsonia at FIU: Located in the heart of the Art Deco District, the museum showcases American and European decorative and fine arts produced between 1885 and 1945. From propaganda posters to World’s Fair memorabilia, the array of objects offers visitors a thought-provoking journey through the modern age.
Contact the museums directly to purchase a membership or tickets.