Miami’s Museums: Where to Go

Bass-Museum-of-ArtMiami’s museums offer a large variety of art, culture, & artifacts that the entire family will be able to explore and enjoy. We know that when you travel, it’s sometimes difficult to see everything on your to-do list.   That’ s why we put together this list of Miami’s best museums– to make sure you’re seeing the best of the best–and included both user and professional reviews of each one to make your decision process on what to see even easier. *

* User reviews are based on current Yelp user ratings. 1 star= eek! , 2 stars= I’ve experienced better , 3 stars= okay, 4 stars= I’m a fan! ,  5= As good as it gets!

Frommer’s reviews starts as a baseline of zero stars, meaning it wouldn’t even be included if it wasn’t recommended.1 star= highly recommended, 2 stars= very highly recommended, and 3 stars is considered exceptional. They consider factors such as quality, value, service, amenities, and special features.

Lowe Art Museum

What: Operated by the University of Miami, Lowe Art museum is a collection of art  primarily from Asia, Africa , Europe and the Americas. Their current exhibition features Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Periods, 1615-1912 which includes over 200 paintings, sculpture, prints, ceramics, and lacquer.

Where:  3251 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33129

What you’re saying: 4 1/2 out of 5 stars

Frommer’s Says: 2 out of 3 stars

Admission: $5 adult tours, $3 K-12 tours

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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

What: The Vizcaya villa is the former home of businessman James Deering, and was designed to mimick the Tuscan Italian Renaissance and Mediterranean styles. The breathtaking villa is surrounded by over 50 acres of land and 10 acres of Italian Renaissance style gardens. take a stroll through the moonlight on one of their Moonlight Garden Tours or catch on of their many special performances and talks that are hosted there.

Where: 3251 South Miami Avenue Miami, Florida 33129

What you’re saying: 4 1/2 out of 5

Frommer’s says: 3 out of 3

Admission: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $6 children 6-12, free for children 5 and under

Bass Museum of Art

What: Bass Museum specializes in art from around the world, showcasing work from the Renaissance period all the way to  modern art. It often features traveling exhibitions from national and international collections. They are currently featuring and Egyptian gallery, and starting next week they will feature “Unnatural,” a presentation of conceptual, sensual, poetic, and scientific conceptions of nature.

Where: 2100 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

What you’re saying: 3  1/2 out of 5

Frommer’s review: 3 out of 3

Admission: $8 adults, $6 seniors and students with I.D. Free for members and children under 6.

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Miami Art Museum 

What: Contemporary and Modern Art Museum with exhibits in international art from the 2oth & 21st centuries. Free admission the second Saturday of every month from 1-4pm offers visitors traveling on a budget the opportunity to view the museum’s impressive collection of contemporary art.

Where: 101 W Flager St., Miami, Fl 33130

What you’re saying: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars

Frommer’s Rating: 3 out of 3

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Admission: $8 adults, $4 seniors and children 12 and under are free.

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) at North Miami 

What: MOCA strives to showcase the best of contemporary art in fresh, provocative, and innovative ways. Open since 1996, MOCA has over 12,000 square-feet of exhibition space and is currently undergoing a 27,000 square foot expansion.

Where: 770 Northeast 125th Street, Miami, FL

What you’re saying: 3 1/2 out of 5

Frommer’s says: 3 out of 3

Admission: $5 general, $3 students and seniors

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The Wolfsonian- FIU

What: Located in the heart of Miami’s Art Deco District, the Wolfsonian is a museum, library, and research center that strives to showcase art’s persuasive power. They have approximately 120,000 pieces dating from 1885 to 1945, including everything from glass, rare books, furniture, and a variety of other kinds of media.

Where: 1001 Washington Avenue  Miami Beach, FL 33139

What you’re saying: 3 1/2 out of 5

Frommer’s says: 3 out of 3

Admission: $7 adults, $5 seniors, students with I.D., and children 6-12.

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Miami Science Museum

What: Don’t miss the star presentations featured daily in the museum’s planetarium, and on the first Friday of every month, laser light shows are held there. There are over 10 exhibits to explore here and there is also a raptor wildlife center. Perhaps most fascinating is the Weintraub Observatory– home to two massive Meade Telescopes. The planetarium show is free after the observatory session on the first of every month. The powerful telescopes allow you to catch a once in a life time glimpse of the moons of Jupiter and the rings of Saturn.

Where: 3280 South Miami Avenue; Miami, Fl

What you’re saying: 3 out of 5

Frommer’s says: 2 out of 3

Admission: $14.95 adults, $10.95 seniors, students with I.D.,  and children 3-12

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Miami Children’s Museum

Where: 980 MacArthur Causeway  Miami, FL 33132

What: The Miami Children’s Museum offers kids a fantastic chance to learn and explore; it’s fourteen galleries are full of interactive and educational exhibits. Let them explore sandcastles in the Castle of Dreams, or enter the Safety Zone where they can dress up as a police man or ‘drive’ a fire truck to save the day. Take a trip to the Bank Gallery for a chance to teach your kids about spending and saving money. They’ll be having so much fun they won’t even realize they’re learning.It’s free on the third Friday of every month from 3 to 9pm.

What you’re saying: 4 out of 5

Frommer’s says: 2 out of 3

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Admission: $16 general, children under 1 are free

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Patricia & Robert Frost Museum

What: Located on Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique campus, the Frost Art Museum has received recognition as a major cultural instiution, showcasing some of the best in Latin American and 20 century American art. With a current exhibition in Jamaican Art, the museum’s general collection is centered around American photography from the 60’s and 70’s , pre-Columbian objects dating from 200-500 AD, and contemporary works by Caribbean and Latin American artists.

Where: 10975 S.W. 17th Street ; Miami, FL, 33199

What you’re saying: 3 1/2 out of 5

Frommer’s says: 2 out of 3

Admission: Accepts donations.

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  1. Reblogged this on -vida para mi cuerpo- and commented:
    Very good article, we have great places in town!

    1. Thank you for the re-blog! Glad to hear you enjoyed the article.
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