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Museums in Miami
South Florida

Information about art museums, science museums, and history museums in and near Maimi, Florida.

Miami Children's Museum
This hands-on children's museum is more then 56,000 square feet in size and it includes 12 display galleries, a 200 seat auditorium, classrooms, a gift shop, and a Subway restaurant. The museum was founded in 1983 and its newest building opened to the public in 2003. It is located on Watson Island on the shore of Biscayne Bay on the other side of the causeway from Parrot Jungle Island.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida
Exhibits depict the history of South Florida and the Caribbean. Accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1979.

Jewish Museum of Florida
Founded in 1995 to share the experiences of the Florida Jewish community from 1763 to the present day. The museum is housed in a synagogue built in 1936 that is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located at 301 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach. For more information call 305-672-5044.

Miami Museum of Science
Includes a science museum, a planetarium, the Weintraub Observatory, and a wildlife center. The museum was founded in 1950 as a children's museum on the corner of Biscayne Boulevard and 26th Street. In 1960 they moved to their current facility on on the grounds of the Vizcaya Mansion and National Historic Site.

Miccosukee Indian Village
This museum on the Tamiami Trail has an indoor area with artifact displays and an outdoor area with demonstrations of indian beadwork, basket weaving, doll making, and other crafts. Airboat tours are also available.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum
This train museum features a display of railroad locomotives and it also offers rides on a children's gauge train and and a standard guage train.

Art Museums in Florida
The Miami Art Museum, Lowe Art Museum, the Frost Art Museum, and other museums in and near Miami with permenant and changing art exhibits. The museum is located next to the Miami-Dade County MetroZoo.

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  • National Historic Sites in Miami
  • Other Attractions in Miami



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