Museums in Miami Worth Experiencing
Apart from all of the noise, wailing of taxis, and falling coconuts and palm leaves Miami can really be a quiet city at times. In fact, there are places you can go where you can hear a pin drop. Those places are called libraries. Today though, we are going to talk about Miami museums. They have an energy all their own. A quiet, subdued vibe that is full of intrigue and wonder. Honestly, it doesn't even matter what type of museum you go to, there is a serenity involved. Miami has several museums. I'm only going to name a few to spark your interest.
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Perez Art Museum of Miami
This museum is the same museum that recently debuted "Grids", a selection of paintings by Lynne Golob Gelfman. The objective here is to be a contemporary and modern museum interested in collecting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. It's just not a regular art museum. It has a restaurant, Verde, a gift store with handmade items, a hanging garden that can be seen from the causeway, a bookstore, and wonderful Biscayne Bay Views. Even though it may seem a bit touristy at times, especially around Art Basel, it really has a sense of community and Miami-Dade residents. Various programs at the PAMM reach out to schools and teachers on a regular basis. That's just how serious they are about community. I think you should go, even if it is just to see the building, built by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron.
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Photo courtesy @frostscience
Frost Museum of Science
Phillip and Patricia Frost have 2 museums, one art, and the other one science. Today, we are going to talk about the science location. It's made up of four buildings. They've got the Planetarium, Aquarium, and the North and West wings. The North and West wings wings are used for educational purposes, exhibits, and shows about physics, solar energy, light, technology, engineering, the list goes on and on, and is ever changing. However, the core values stay the same. To inspire people of all ages and ethnicities to enjoy science, technology, and getting us to better understand ourselves and our world, while forging connections with each other.
1101 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Photo courtesy @carlapshen
Amazing location, right in Miami Beach, the Bass Museum is the only international contemporary art museum around. The art scene here reminds me of pop art after its gone to college, if you will. A lot of the international art shown at this museum is influenced by the diverse Miami culture. It appeals to all age brackets, especially childhood education with their Bass IDEAS initiative. The Creativity in the Community outreach program is active in reaching out to communities who may not have access to art.2100 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Photo courtesy @jellyfishsticks
Miami Children's Museum
This museum is dedicated to the enrichment of children. So if you brought the little one/s along and they are in need of some colorful stimulants to get their brain working, this is the place. The MCM is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that delivers education in uncompromising ways. Arts, community, communication, and culture are very important to the the staff here. You can tell that they enjoy enticing the children to imagine, play, learn and create. Any place that makes your kid forget about the toy you didn't buy them at CVS is a winner for me.
980 MacArthur Causeway
Miami, Florida 33132
Photo courtesy @ochocinco
World Erotic Art Museum
Well, I guess I don't have to tell you much about this museum. It's all about fine erotic art here. Founded in 2005, by Naomi Wilzig, it is the only museum dedicated to erotic art in the United States. This has led to a huge over pouring of support from the art world. WEAM, loves to share its knowledge and diverse art collection with guest from all across the world. So its a no brainer to stop by, and say hi, and see some of the ways the ancient people of 300 B.C. sexted.
1205 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Soe Rei, a Chicago native, has been on the go in Miami for the past 5 years. He can be seen at various events throughout the city that focus on art and culture, documenting them with his smartphone. He is always ready, and enjoys, on the spot interviews to bring awareness to musicians, artist, businesses, etc. that need a good plug. In his spare time, Soe enjoys taking care of his three dogs, red-eared slider turtle, and working in the food and beverage industry. His current projects include starting a Youtube channel, Biscuit Bar TV, where he focuses on D.I.Y projects and treats for dogs, and craft cocktails.