Museums in Miami-Fort Lauderdale

40+ South Florida Museums

There’s no denying that Miami and Fort Lauderdale are home to some incredible museums. Art is on display from the Perez Art Museum Miami to the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, but it’s just the start.

Whether you’re a tourist or live in the area and are having one of those “I’m bored” days, be sure to check out one of these South Florida museums. And who knows, maybe you’ll find your new favorite spot!

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Morikami Museum South Florida, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

An exquisite combination of indoor and outdoor experiences, the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens are a must-see for anyone in Florida, tourist or not!

Take a stroll through one of the six distinct gardens (16 acres) before heading inside to check out the museum, which boasts an expansive collection of pieces from artists across eras. Afterward, you can get food at the Cornell Cafe overlooking the gardens. The Cafe is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Museum Hours and Admission

Check out the events page to look at upcoming experiences offered here and plan your visit ahead of time! The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Members of the Morikami Museum get free admission. But if you’re not a member, you can purchase tickets: Adults $15, Seniors (65+) $13, Children (6-17) $9, Children (5 or under) free. There are also discounts for students and military with ID.

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Miami Children's Museum, Children's museum in South Florida

Miami Children’s Museum

You won’t want to miss the Miami Children’s Museum if you have kids. The museum encourages its visitors to “play, learn, imagine and create together.” Exhibits like the Castle of Dreams let children explore a fairytale-like castle, while the construction zone allows kids to build and imagine!

Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit. Admission is for two-hour chunks between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., or 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The museum is thoroughly cleaned between each ticket time so that kids and families can play worry free!

Admission is $22, whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart. However, Florida residents can purchase tickets for just $15 (don’t forget to bring your ID!). Museum members and babies under the age of one can visit for free.

Truman Little White House museum, Truman museum South Florida

Truman Little White House

Have you visited Florida’s only presidential museum, Harry S. Truman Little White House, yet?

It was initially a command headquarters during the Spanish American War, World War I, and World War II. But this house eventually served as the Winter White House of President Harry S. Truman.  Now you can take a guided tour of the former President’s former home.

Tickets for adults are $24.67, and children (4-12) are $10.75. There’s a modest discount if you purchase your tickets online. Plus other specials for military, veterans, and locals. The Truman Little White House museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Frost Science Museum, science museum in Miami

Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

Get curious at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science!

This museum has just about everything you could hope for, including live shows, an aquarium, a planetarium, etc.

Guests can broaden their horizons by learning about biology, lasers, the solar system, and that’s just the start. Frost Museum’s mission is to “inspire and connect people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy science and technology and better understand ourselves and our world.”

Frost Museum Admission and Hours

The museum is open daily (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and recommends that you buy your tickets ahead of time. Members and children three and under get in free. But for those without a membership, adult tickets come in at $29.95, and youth (4-11) is $24.95.

South Florida Area Museums

South Florida MuseumsAddressCityWebsite
Ah Tah Thi Ki Museums5710 Seminole WayFort Lauderdalehttps://www.ahtahthiki.com
Alfa Gallery1627 Brickell Ave Apt 1607Miamihttp://www.alfa-gallery.com
Antique Car Museum Inc1527 Sw 1St AveFort Lauderdalehttps://www.antiquecarmuseum.net
Art Deco Museum1001 Ocean DrMiami Beachhttps://mdpl.org/welcome-center/art-deco-museum
Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum480 Nw 11Th StMiamihttps://historicalblackprecinct.org
Bonnet House Museum & Gardens900 N Birch RdFort Lauderdalehttps://www.bonnethouse.org
City Of Lauderhill Historical Museum1080 Nw 47Th StFort Lauderdalehttps://www.lauderhill-fl.gov/parks-recreation/historical-museum
Clima4120 Nw 26Th StMiamihttp://www.climaartgallery.com
Cuban Museum Of The Americas1300 Sw 12Th AveMiamihttps://www.cubanmuseum.org
Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum1022 W Las Olas BlvdFort Lauderdalehttps://www.fortlauderdalefiremuseum.com
Frost Art Museum10975 Sw 56Th StMiamihttps://frost.fiu.edu
Frost Museum Of Science1101 Biscayne BlvdMiamihttps://www.frostscience.org
Goldman Arts219 Nw 25Th StMiamihttps://ggagallery.com
History Miami Museum651 Nw 116Th TerMiamihttps://www.historymiami.org/
Holocaust Memorial Of Greater Miami Jewish Fed1933 Meridian AveMiami Beachhttps://holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org
Igal Fedida Fine Art Gallery Atelier1406 E Las Olas BlvdFort Lauderdalehttps://www.igalfedida.com
Imag History And Science Center2000 Cranford AveFort Myershttps://theimag.org
Institute Of Contemporary Art, Miami61 Ne 41St StMiamihttps://icamiami.org
Jewish Museum Of Florida301 Washington AveMiami Beachhttps://jmof.fiu.edu
Marion County Museum Of History & Archaeology1314 Sw 1St AveFort Lauderdalehttp://marioncountyarchaeology.com
Miami Art Museum Of Dade County103 Nw 103Rd StMiami Shoreshttps://www.pamm.org
Miami Auto Museum At The Dezer Collection2000 Ne 146Th StNorth Miamihttps://www.orlandoautomuseum.com
Miami Children's Museum980 MacArhur CausewayMiamihttps://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/
Miami Military Museum12450 Sw 152Nd StMiamihttp://www.southfloridamilitarymuseum.org
Miami Springs Historical Museum26 Westward DrMiami Springshttps://miamispringshistoricalsociety.org
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens4000 Morikami Park Dr.Delray Beachhttps://morikami.org/
Museum Of Contemporary Art North Miami770 Ne 125Th StNorth Miamihttp://mocanomi.org
Museum Of Illusions536 Lincoln RdMiami Beachhttps://miaillusions.com
Museum Of Science3280 S Miami AveMiamihttps://www.frostscience.org
Museum Of The Americas2500 Nw 79Th Ave Ste 104Miamihttps://www.museumamericas.org
Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum4000 W Perimeter RdFort Lauderdalehttps://www.nasflmuseum.com
North Gallery- Mdc11380 Nw 27Th AveMiamihttps://www.mdc.edu/north/gallery
NSU Art Museum1 E Las Olas BlvdFort Lauderdalehttps://nsuartmuseum.org/
Perez Art Museum Miami (Pamm)1103 Biscayne BlvdMiamihttps://www.pamm.org
Purvis Young Museum721 Progresso DrFort Lauderdalehttps://www.gallery721.com/home.php
Rubell Family Collection95 Nw 29Th StMiamihttps://rubellmuseum.org
Seldom Seen Gallery817 E Las Olas BlvdFort Lauderdalehttp://www.seldomseengallery.com
Stonewall Natonal Museum1300 E Sunrise BlvdFort Lauderdalehttp://www.stonewallnationalmuseum.org
Stranahan House335 Se 6Th AveFort Lauderdalehttps://stranahanhouse.org
The Bass2100 Collins AveMiami Beachhttps://thebass.org
The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum10975 Nw 17Th AveMiamihttps://frost.fiu.edu
Truman Little White House111 Front St., Naval Air StationKey Westhttps://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.org/
Wings Over Miami Air Museum14710 Sw 128Th StMiamihttps://www.wingsovermiami.com/
World Erotic Art Museum1205 Washington AveMiami Beachhttps://www.weammuseum.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of museums are in South Florida?

The Miami-Fort Lauderdale area is home to a diverse collection of museums. You’ll find art museums like the Institute of Contemporary Art and science museums such as the Frost Museum of Science. There’s the Miami Children’s Museum, Wings Over Miami Air Museum, the Museum of Illusions, and plenty more on our list of 45+ options.

Are there good museums for children in the Miami area?

Yes. The Miami Children’s Museum is just the start. Other family-friendly venues in Miami and throughout South Florida include the Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum, Frost Museum of Science, Museum of Illusions, Wings Over Miami Air Museum, and the Naval Air Station in Fort Lauderdale.

What are some of the best art museums in South Florida?

Art lovers have plenty of choices for quality art museums in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area. Some of the best include Pamm (Perez Art Museum Miami), Miami Art Museum of Dade County, Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Frost Art Museum, and NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale.

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