Things to Do in Miami – Museums

On June 13, 2012 by Nelson Fernandez

Frost Science Museum- Miami Science Museum. Photo: Knight Foundation

Following our series of articles on top things to do in Miami, we now bring you two of the most exiting museums you will find in the city. Check out these attractions and get ready for your next holiday in Florida with Kenwood Travel.

Miami Science Museum

Can you think of a better place for your children to learn some science and be mesmerised with the deepest mysteries of the universe, than under the radiant sun of Miami Beach? Me neither…

The Miami Science Museum hosts top exhibitions and it is also the house of the Miami Planetarium, a centre that features spectacular daily shows on its four-story tall screen. Additionally, there is the Weintraub Observatory and its two powerful telescopes that operate from 8pm to 10pm at a daily basis. If you visit the museum the first Friday of the month, you’ll have free access to the planetarium show before the observatory times.

A new museum, the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, which will also include an aquarium, opens on 2015.

3280 South Miami Avenue

Miami Art Museum

Orientated to a more adult audience, the Miami Art Museum features a permanent collection focused on contemporary international art of the 20th and 21st centuries with works that reflect the cosmopolitanism of Miami.

The MAM is currently exhibiting The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl, an exploration of the role of vinyl records within contemporary art. The museum is also programming Transcultural Pilgrim: Three Decades of Work by José Bedia, a major  retrospective of the work of Bedia consisting of 35 artefacts on paper and canvas as well as two installations.

Lectures, concerts and talks are among the regular events you could find at the MAM, a fantastic space for the arts in South Florida.

101 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida, 33130 in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center