Museos En Miami:
- Tourism as a leading economic growth engine has attracted many museums worldwide and in Miami, home to a thriving art scene, this has translated into a large number of art institutions, of which the Museo de Arte Moderna is the most visited.
The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a temple to learning in Downtown Miami’s Bayfront Park that's as vast as it is comprehensive. With an aquarium, a planetarium, and two science galleries, this distinguished destination is always busy, but it's big enough to accommodate even the largest rainy-day crowds. Though the exhibitions are just as interesting to adults as they are to kids, the Frost Museum is definitely a family-friendly place. Don’t miss a trip up the elevator to the sixth floor’s rooftop terrace for sprawling views of downtown Miami. Though the Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is focused on 20th- and 21st-century international art, and a large permanent collection of works (over 3,000 spread across 8 galleries) by such acclaimed artist as Jenny Holzer and Sam Gilliam. The museums spans 120,000 square feet inside but is best known for its facade, with hanging gardens among its most iconic features. Current exhibitions explore things like post-colonial condition and Africa and African-diaspora art; the museum is in a constant conversation with the current topics consuming society, as well as overlooked and worthy subjects. Timed tickets must be reserved online in advance of visits, so the museum doesn't feel crowded. Elevators and ramps for people with mobility issues. Don't miss a swing in the sculpture garden on the hammock-like net swings overlooking Biscayne Bay.Just across the street from the beach at the northern end of South Beach is The Bass, a contemporary art museum that completely reinvented itself in 2017 after a two-plus-year, $12 million renovation by architects Arata Isozaki and David Gauld. The exhibition space is now twice as large—they've added four new galleries, space for educational events, a museum store, and a café. It’s a perfect rainy day activity (and if the sun comes back out, you don’t have far to go to soak up some rays). One of the biggest changes after the renovation was the opening of The Creativity Center, with classrooms, a multimedia lab and space for public programming that have opened the space up to education and made it much more family friendly.
Don’t let HistoryMiami’s rather plain Mediterranean-style building and courtyard fool you: Inside, the museum paints a colorful portrait of how the city transformed itself from a mosquito-filled swampland to one of the country’s most vibrant urban areas, with exhibitions on everything from transportation to sports. Located in Miami’s ever-changing downtown (just look and listen for the cranes), the museum is not one you’re likely to just stumble upon while wandering the city—you’ll need to be specifically headed there (which is a good thing if you like a little breathing room with your culture). Women on the Rise! is a program centered around girls ages 12–18 who are served by social justice organizations, where they are encouraged to engage in conversations about body image, relationships, and culture while being exposed to the work of contemporary female artists, visiting exhibitions, and meeting noted women artists. Artcorps, is a newer outreach program, modeled after Women on the Rise!, aimed to serve teen and young adult males by engaging them in dialogues focused on social awareness and improving social and communication skills while exposing them to Contemporary Art. MOCA also works with mentally and physically challenged children, teens and adults through HeART to HeART. This program partners with Jewish Community Services (JCS) of North Miami and the Miami-Date County Public Schools Exceptional Student Education (ESE) program year-round, and consists of 90-minute workshops that include tours of MOCA and hands-on art projects that are designed to improve social, cognitive and motor skills. In addition to these three outreach programs, MOCA has partnered with Miami-Date County Public Schools to support in-school programs in museum and communications studies. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)