Free Museum Days

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frostartmuseum_thumb.jpgVisiting museums can get expensive, particularly if you take the whole family, but many in South Florida have free admission at least once a month, and some schedule special activities on those days. It’s always a good idea to phone first to be sure the free entry is in effect the day you’re going.

Here are the free days in Broward:

Bank of America Museums on Us program

Here are the free days in Miami-Dade:

  • miami-museum.jpgBass Museum of Art. IDEA@thebass is free for children and adults the last Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m. Activities include art projects, scavenger hunts and prizes.
  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum. Free the first Saturday of the month except in March when the museum hosts the popular Day out with Thomas. Tickets to ride a train range from $5 to $12 per ticket.
  • HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida). Family Fun Days, which are the second Saturday of each month, are free for all children and adults.
  • Lowe Art Museum. Admission is free on Donation Day, the first Tuesday of each month. A free gallery tour is at 1 p.m.
  • Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Free admission the first Thursday of the month, when the museum is open late, and the second Saturday of the month,with activities for families from 1-4 p.m.
  • Miami Children’s Museum. Free the third Friday of month from 3-9 p.m., with interactive activities and crafts. You can also explore hundreds of bilingual, interactive exhibits related to art, culture, community and communication. Also, once a month, the museum holds Sensory Saturdays for children with disabilities and reserves the museum from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission is offered at the reduced rate of $6. Preregistration is required by calling 305-373-5437m extension 126, or
  • The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA). Galleries are open by donation the last Friday of every month from 7 -10 p.m., with free jazz in the courtyard at 8 p.m. Jazz at MOCA is South Florida’s longest running free outdoor jazz concert series.
  • Miami Science Museum. Free one Saturday per month. The Tripod + Program is available from 1-3 p.m. Preregistration is required.
  • The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University’s Modesto Maidique campus is always free. One Wednesday of the month, there is a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. with a lecture and a chance to meet artists.
  • Wolfsonian-FIU. Free every Friday from 6-9 p.m, often with films, talks and café drinks specials.

  One Response to “Free Museum Days”

  1. The Fort Lauderdale muesum is not free anymore. I found out the hard way.

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