Miami museums cover a broad range of interests. From contemporary to historical treasures, Miami’s cultural and art museums offer an overview of international art drawn from private collections and traveling exhibitions. You’ll find out about Miami’s earliest inhabitants at History Miami, which has interactive exhibits and offers exciting boat, walking, coach and eco-history tours of Miami.
Art buffs have a wealth of options, including Miami Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Frost Museum of Art at Florida International University and the Lowe Art Museum. On Miami Beach, the Bass Museum of Art features Old Masters as well as modern and contemporary exhibits. For a history of modern design, look no further than Wolfsonian-FIU. Located in the heart of the South Beach Art Deco District you'll find the World Erotic Art Museum (WEAM), that houses the world's largest public view collection of erotic art, with thousands of fascinating, one-of-a-kind historical and contemporary pieces. The collection covers all centuries, cultures, art mediums and lifestyles.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens has many amazing antiques-filled rooms to explore, along with enchanting formal gardens. A humbler yet no less fascinating historic home is The Barnacle House, built in 1891 by Coconut Grove pioneer Ralph Munroe.
The Jewish Museum of Florida is housed in a 1936 Art Deco synagogue on Miami Beach. The Haitian Heritage Museum features a collection of beautiful Haitian art, historical artifacts, music, film and literary works. The Coral Gables Museum offers an interesting glimpse at one of Miami’s most historic neighborhoods.
Kids and adults can have fun exploring hands-on exhibits at the Miami Children’s Museum and Miami Science Museum. Train cars from yesteryear are on display at Goldcoast Railroad Museum, located next to Zoo Miami. Miami’s museums cover a wide range of interests and passions. Have fun exploring!