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!
Four Favorite South Florida Museums
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.
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
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.
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 Museums||Address||City||Website|
|Ah Tah Thi Ki Museums||5710 Seminole Way||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.ahtahthiki.com|
|Alfa Gallery||1627 Brickell Ave Apt 1607||Miami||http://www.alfa-gallery.com|
|Antique Car Museum Inc||1527 Sw 1St Ave||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.antiquecarmuseum.net|
|Art Deco Museum||1001 Ocean Dr||Miami Beach||https://mdpl.org/welcome-center/art-deco-museum|
|Black Police Precinct And Courthouse Museum||480 Nw 11Th St||Miami||https://historicalblackprecinct.org|
|Bonnet House Museum & Gardens||900 N Birch Rd||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.bonnethouse.org|
|City Of Lauderhill Historical Museum||1080 Nw 47Th St||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.lauderhill-fl.gov/parks-recreation/historical-museum|
|Clima||4120 Nw 26Th St||Miami||http://www.climaartgallery.com|
|Cuban Museum Of The Americas||1300 Sw 12Th Ave||Miami||https://www.cubanmuseum.org|
|Fort Lauderdale Fire Museum||1022 W Las Olas Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.fortlauderdalefiremuseum.com|
|Frost Art Museum||10975 Sw 56Th St||Miami||https://frost.fiu.edu|
|Frost Museum Of Science||1101 Biscayne Blvd||Miami||https://www.frostscience.org|
|Goldman Arts||219 Nw 25Th St||Miami||https://ggagallery.com|
|History Miami Museum||651 Nw 116Th Ter||Miami||https://www.historymiami.org/|
|Holocaust Memorial Of Greater Miami Jewish Fed||1933 Meridian Ave||Miami Beach||https://holocaustmemorialmiamibeach.org|
|Igal Fedida Fine Art Gallery Atelier||1406 E Las Olas Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.igalfedida.com|
|Imag History And Science Center||2000 Cranford Ave||Fort Myers||https://theimag.org|
|Institute Of Contemporary Art, Miami||61 Ne 41St St||Miami||https://icamiami.org|
|Jewish Museum Of Florida||301 Washington Ave||Miami Beach||https://jmof.fiu.edu|
|Marion County Museum Of History & Archaeology||1314 Sw 1St Ave||Fort Lauderdale||http://marioncountyarchaeology.com|
|Miami Art Museum Of Dade County||103 Nw 103Rd St||Miami Shores||https://www.pamm.org|
|Miami Auto Museum At The Dezer Collection||2000 Ne 146Th St||North Miami||https://www.orlandoautomuseum.com|
|Miami Children's Museum||980 MacArhur Causeway||Miami||https://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/|
|Miami Military Museum||12450 Sw 152Nd St||Miami||http://www.southfloridamilitarymuseum.org|
|Miami Springs Historical Museum||26 Westward Dr||Miami Springs||https://miamispringshistoricalsociety.org|
|Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens||4000 Morikami Park Dr.||Delray Beach||https://morikami.org/|
|Museum Of Contemporary Art North Miami||770 Ne 125Th St||North Miami||http://mocanomi.org|
|Museum Of Illusions||536 Lincoln Rd||Miami Beach||https://miaillusions.com|
|Museum Of Science||3280 S Miami Ave||Miami||https://www.frostscience.org|
|Museum Of The Americas||2500 Nw 79Th Ave Ste 104||Miami||https://www.museumamericas.org|
|Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum||4000 W Perimeter Rd||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.nasflmuseum.com|
|North Gallery- Mdc||11380 Nw 27Th Ave||Miami||https://www.mdc.edu/north/gallery|
|NSU Art Museum||1 E Las Olas Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||https://nsuartmuseum.org/|
|Perez Art Museum Miami (Pamm)||1103 Biscayne Blvd||Miami||https://www.pamm.org|
|Purvis Young Museum||721 Progresso Dr||Fort Lauderdale||https://www.gallery721.com/home.php|
|Rubell Family Collection||95 Nw 29Th St||Miami||https://rubellmuseum.org|
|Seldom Seen Gallery||817 E Las Olas Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||http://www.seldomseengallery.com|
|Stonewall Natonal Museum||1300 E Sunrise Blvd||Fort Lauderdale||http://www.stonewallnationalmuseum.org|
|Stranahan House||335 Se 6Th Ave||Fort Lauderdale||https://stranahanhouse.org|
|The Bass||2100 Collins Ave||Miami Beach||https://thebass.org|
|The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum||10975 Nw 17Th Ave||Miami||https://frost.fiu.edu|
|Truman Little White House||111 Front St., Naval Air Station||Key West||https://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.org/|
|Wings Over Miami Air Museum||14710 Sw 128Th St||Miami||https://www.wingsovermiami.com/|
|World Erotic Art Museum||1205 Washington Ave||Miami Beach||https://www.weammuseum.com|
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Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.