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Perez Art Museum, Miami

Miami, FL, USA

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Perez Art Museum is located on the water and offers glorious public spaces for all to enjoy. When you arrive you walk past giant hanging planters to a wide open patio area. You run down stairs to Museum Park and walk under dozens of coconut trees to little hills where you can shout "I'm the king of the castle!" Here, you watch the cruise ships in the harbor.
Up on the patio with its high columns, you discover swings that almost put you to sleep as you sway back and forth in the shade enjoying the cool breeze off the water. What a perfect spot on a hot day- shade and a breeze!
A casual restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating facing the water, Verde, offers organic fare.
The museum itself is two levels filled with modern art that is very hard to connect to. It was not worth the entrance fee, and if I'd have known, I would have spent the money in the gift shop instead in order to support the museum and its lovely outdoor areas.
There is nothing inside the museum for children to do, though they enjoy the gift shop. For a museum with items everywhere for kids to touch and enjoy, so that the parents can then take time to read the plaques in the museum, check out History Miami.

Photo Gallery


Museum Park is gorgeous with its palm trees by the bay.

Looking toward the MacArthur Causeway.

Museum Park is a very green spot!

Stairs and benches by the bay, with museum in the background.

You can see the cruise ships!

There are little hills that inspire kids to run!

Landscaped hills are very much appreciated in flat Florida!

Palms and blue sky.

Looking toward the museum from Museum Park.

Shady, breezy spots to hang out.

Swings with a water view, empty as the rain approaches.

Adirondack chairs with a bay view, and hanging plants.

People relax on the swinging chairs.

Breezy spot to enjoy the afternoon.

A girl checks her phone while sitting on a swing.

A lady walks down the stairs, observing the bridge.

Side garden with hanging plants.

The Leisure Pit, by Nicolas Lobo, an art piece in the museum.
   

Directions

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Perez Art Museum is located at 1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami FL 33132, call (305) 375-3000.
Open Fri-Tues 10-6, and Thurs 10-9. Closed on Wednesday. Closed on Thanksgiving (fourth Thurs in Nov) and Dec 25.
Admission is $16 for adults, and $12 for students, children aged 7-18, and seniors aged 62 and up. Free for children 6 and under.
There is a covered parking lot for $2/hour.
Entrance to the swings is free, but only possible during museum hours.
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