Museums

Welcome to Miami Beach! Find out everything Miami Beach has to offer to its visitors!

Jewish Museum of Florida
www.jewishmuseum.com

The Jewish Museum of Florida is housed in two adjacent restored buildings, both on the National Register of Historic Places, that were once synagogues for Miami Beach’s first Jewish congregation. The focal point of the Museum is its core exhibit MOSAIC: Jewish Life in Florida 1763 to the Present and temporary history and art exhibits that change periodically. A Timeline Wall of Jewish history, several films, Museum Store filled with unique items and Bessie’s Bistro for snacks complete the experience for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The Museum is accredited by the American Association of Museums.
Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Mondays, Civil and Jewish holidays.

Miami Children’s Museum
www.miamichildrensmuseum.org

The Children’s Museum combines fun with educational programs and interactive exhibits. The museum features 14 galleries with permanent and traveling exhibits, early childhood programming, a parent resource center, performances, activities in a 200-seat auditorium, and KidSmart, an educational gift shop. Hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits and programs are also available. Kid activities at the Children’s Museum are never in short supply. On top of its kid activities, the Miami Children’s Museum has established itself as a primary center for the educational enrichment and entertainment of all children and their caregivers. The museum also builds alliances with families, educators, community organizations and promotional partners while meeting the developmental needs of all children in the community.
Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Miami Science Museum
www.miamisci.org

The Miami Science Museum features national traveling exhibitions, an educational Wildlife Center with rare birds of prey and reptiles, and fascinating Planetarium shows. We are also an educational institution highly recognized for the training of teachers and students to better understand science as it relates to our everyday living. There are live science demonstrations and theater shows daily with a museum store on-site. The Miami Science Museum also features a Wildlife Center, which is an educational and entertainment facility housing over 170 reptiles and birds of prey that have been rescued and rehabilitated. And the Museum Store features a variety of unique science, earth and space-related items that help bring the amazing, wondrous world around us to life.
Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wings Over Miami Museum
www.wingsovermiami.com

This aviation museum and educational center is alive with classic aircraft and flying war-birds. Military memorabilia from World War II and forward is on display. The gift shop offers books, aviation prints, aviation apparel, aviation souvenirs and war history memorabilia. The Wings Over Miami Museum displays and flies military and classic aircraft to share the history of flight by providing examples of operating historic aircraft. The museum exists as a war history/tribute to those veterans and aviators who pioneered civilian and military aviation, and is for the enjoyment and education of the public. Come see their extensive classic and military aircraft models on display and for sale in the gift shop… one of the most complete collections in Florida.
Open Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.