Bonnet House Museum & Gardens photo by Sandy Dolan

South Florida Museum Reopenings

Easing restrictions means South Florida's most popular museums are reopening

Itching to get out? Here are five South Florida museums that recently announced their reopenings.

 

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens (pictured above). One of Fort Lauderdale’s historic jewels opened at the beginning of the month for self-guided house tours. One-way routes have been implemented, and all visitors must wear masks, which are available for purchase in the welcome center.

Grounds tour: $10

House & grounds tour: $20*

*$3 discount for Broward residents.

Click here for details.

Photo by Sandy Dolan

 

Frost Museum of ScienceFrost Museum of Science. Downtown Miami’s playground of learning and fun will open June 15 with member days June 11-14. New safety measures include modified exhibits, advanced timed ticketing and reservations, temperature screenings and more. A new experience includes Solar System and Beyond, an outdoor poster exhibit from NASA that showcases the beauty of the solar system. Frost will also debut two new National Geographic poster exhibitions.

Reduced admission rate: $22

Parking rate: $15

Click here for details.

 

Museum of Discovery and Science. MOD’s Great Gravity Clock will be a welcome site to Broward’s families when it opens this month to members on June 16-21 and to the general community on June 23. Safety measures include temperature checks, health questions, enhanced cleaning and face covering requirements as well as lowered capacity at the AutoNation IMAX Theater, limited food service, and a limited number of guests per day. Experiences include traveling exhibit Expedition: Dinosaur.

Click here for details.

 

Historic Stranahan House MuseumHistoric Stranahan House Museum. The home showing the roots of Fort Lauderdale’s history opened June 12 to the public with tours every weekend. Guests must wear face coverings and hand sanitizers will be available throughout the property. The home’s furnishings have also been moved to allow for social distancing.

Tickets: $12 for adults; $11 for seniors; $7 for students

Tours are available through the month at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for details.

 

ARTECHOUSE. Miami Beach’s innovative art space opened June 13 reintroducing visitors to the exhibit “Infinite Space” by Refik Anadol. Safety protocols include temperature checks, limited capacity, hand sanitizing stations and hourly cleaning and sanitizing.

Tickets: $24 adults; $20 students, seniors and military; $17 children

Hours: Thursday through Monday from 2-9 p.m.

Click here for details.

 

HistoryMiami Museum. In the midst of a historic time, Miami’s history comes alive with the reopening of HistoryMiami. Welcoming visitors is the exhibit Embracing the Lens: The BlackFlorida Project, which provides an alternate perspective on marginalized black communities through images that explore aging, mortality, beauty and more. Safety measures include masks, social distancing, directional paths and hand sanitizing stations.

Opening day: July 9

Touring: Admission includes a private VIP experience with one of the museum’s educators for 50 minutes. Pre-register for ticket and time slot here.

 

Morikami Museum and Japanese Garden. The cultural gem in Delray reopens with one-way garden paths, frequent sanitization, hand sanitizing stations and contact-free check-in for members with digital membership cards. Visitors will be able to visit the Within the Roji-en Japanese Garden, Bonsai Exhibit and Cornell Café. Galleries, exhibitions, Seishin-an Tea House and theater will be closed.

Click here for details.

Opening day: June 16

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Self-guided garden audio tours are available.

 

History Fort Lauderdale. Fort Lauderdale’s portal to its past opened June 15 with an exhibit perfect for National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. The fine art exhibit The Island Imprint: The Art and History of the Caribbean Community in Broward County, produced by cultural nonprofit Island SPACE, will be on display at the New River Inn through June 29. Part of an initiative to celebrate Broward County’s Caribbean heritage through the work of Sonya Sanchez-Arias, Krystle Sabdul, Calibe Thompson and others.

Click here for details.

Admission: $15 adults; $12 seniors and $7 students

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