Miami's 10 Best Museums Bring History, Art, And Science To The Masses

A visit to a museum should be on everyone's to do list when venturing into a new city. In fact, it should be part of everyone's to do list when simply exploring their own neighborhood, as well. 

Although other major metropolitan areas come to mind when discussing museums (New York, D.C., Paris), Miami is not far behind in becoming a beacon for those who enjoy a bit of cultural enrichment with their vacations.

When it comes to art, for example, we've got a number of well-renowned facilities like the Lowe Art Museum on the University of Miami campus and the Frost Art Museum, located at FIU South.

If you're visiting with kids, places like Wings over Miami and the Gold Coast Railroad Museum are excellent choices that will keep young ones happy.

And those who can't get enough of the past will be delighted with a visit to HistoryMiami.

No matter what types of museums tickle your fancy, the Magic City has plenty to offer.

Wings Over Miami

Wings Over Miami is a truly special museum, curating to aviation afficionados. This museum preserves and restores all kinds of vintage aircrafts, allowing visitors to view the classic planes up close with the help of staff members. Numerous...  Read More

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly known as the Miami Museum of Science) has not yet opened, but from the plans we've seen, it will certainly be even more impressive than its former location by Vizcaya. Like before, the...  Read More

The Bass Museum of Art first opened its doors in 1964 and is a popular attraction on South Beach. Located right on Collins Ave and just a hop, skip, and jump away from the ocean, the Bass' collection started out with a generous donation of...  Read More

Train lovers and history buffs are in for a treat when they visit the Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Tucked away inside the same lot that leads to ZooMiami, this museum houses over 40 historical railroad cars, including streamlined passenger cars,...  Read More

The Jewish Museum of Florida, located South of Fifth in two historic buildings (connected by Bessie's Bistro), is a unique property. It documents the settlement and continued integration of Jews and Jewish life in Florida since 1763. As a...  Read More

The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami first opened to the public in 1996. The facility has 23,000 square feet of exhibition space, and houses more than 400 permanent installations from artists such as Larry Rivers, Claes Oldenburg, and...  Read More

Once upon a time, FIU's art museum wasn't much more than two small open spaces held within the same building as a number of classrooms and offices. In recent years, though, it has been moved into its own free-standing building right on the...  Read More

Lowe Art Museum

Situated inside the University of Miami, this long-standing museum is a favorite for UM students and the Coral Gables community. The Lowe is home to a well-rounded collection of art from the Italian Renaissance, Baroque, Greco-Roman, and Spanish...  Read More

HistoryMiami doesn't sound like the name of a historical museum, which is exactly what its board members had in mind. The less-bulky name signified a new direction for what was previously called the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. Today,...  Read More

Once upon a time, Miami's place for modern art downtown was known as the Miami Art Museum. It was a well-sized museum adjacent to the Government Center and was a mish mash of contemporary and modern art from around the world. But in 2013, the...  Read More


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Pris Blossom is a freelance writer and feminist mama with a love for travel, writing, music, film, craft beer, yoga, museums, cultural anthropology, and her awesome kid.

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