The number of museums in Miami may surprise you. When you begin to look at the museums, you will find that each type of museum is represented fully on its own. There are museums for art, and they are completely separate than the museums for history or science.
Below we will speak of some of the favorite museums for tourists, but we urge you to look beyond this list, as there is a huge selection available to you in the beautiful city of Miami.
Perez Art Museum
Perez Art Museum is well known for its beauty. The unique design of the museum is exciting and the exhibits are always interesting. Enjoy the hanging gardens. The art featured leans toward contemporary and modern.
Perez also features a wonderful restaurant with a view of the sea. This is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
Agustin Gainza Arts & Tavern
This museum is too precious to omit. The owners are on site and welcoming. The museum is small with seating for around 40 people. The art exhibited is unique and the backstories are very interesting. Further, they have a variety of foods, wines, and music for your enjoyment. Go with a small group and you will feel like someone just took you to another world. This is a must-see museum for art lovers.
Miami Children’s Museum
Miami Children’s Museum is one of the best children’s museums in the U.S. The hands-on exhibits allow children of all ages to explore. From learning about boats, shops, art, music, and many other exhibits, your child will be entertained and educated for the extent of your visit. Parking is a little confusing, but well worth it.
You will be sorry if you miss this museum. This is hands-down the best place in the city to learn about the rich history of Miami. Learn why the city is called the Magic City. This Smithsonian Affiliated museum is in two buildings and the entry fee is modest. Discover how Miami became the international city it is today. Enjoy permanent and temporary exhibits. You will be amazed by what you do not know about Miami.
Gold Coast Railroad Museum
This country was built on railroads. There is something magical about boarding and riding one of these beautiful railcars. The museum features 40 railcars. It includes US-1, which is the presidential car. Take a ride on a railcar and learn how railroads formed and still contribute to the world we live in. This is a “have to go again” stop.
Florida Museum of Natural History
This is by far the most wonderful natural history museum you will ever find. The museum is located in the University of Florida Cultural Plaza. The exhibits are exciting, as you learn about the landscapes and living creatures of the sea and warm ocean shores. Visit the Butterfly Rainforest and learn how we can and must protect the planet that we share with other creatures. The museum is state of the art. The massive exhibits that are on display for your enjoyment and education are fascinating. This is a favorite museum, not just in Miami, but all of Florida.