Miami-Dade County

Miami Museum Month offers deals for both locals and tourists

HistoryMiami Museum in downtown Miami.
HistoryMiami Museum in downtown Miami. Photo provided to the Miami Herald

Miami Museum Month entices tourists and locals alike to visit the local museums.

Hosted by the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau in partnership with Greater Miami and the Beaches’ museums, Miami Museum Month provides savings and other offerings for participating museums.

Some of these offerings include “Buy One, Get One Free” admission and “Join One Museum, See Them All” coupons available at Sponsor Citibank will also give cardholders 10 percent discounts at participating museum stores.

Participants also have chance to win two annual passes to their favorite Miami Museum Month museum.

Rolando Aedo, the convention bureau’s senior vice president of marketing and tourism, said museums are a large part of what makes Miami so enticing.

“They provide a way to connect to the past, inspire us to see the beauty in the present and on occasion lead us into the future,” Aedo said.

Aedo said the convention bureau “is happy to continue to provide museums with a platform to reach both visitors and consumers, and offer a uniquely diverse cultural scene across greater Miami and the Beaches.”

A record number of museums are participating in this year’s Miami Museum Month, Aedo said.

Jorge Zamanillo, director of HistoryMiami Museum, said there is a huge benefit to Miami Museum Month and that people should take advantage of it.

“Museum Month is great,” he said. “I think they’ll get a better appreciation for culture and museums and become repeat customers. It gives everyone the opportunity to experience what a museum is.”

HistoryMiami is currently displaying a Frank Sinatra exhibit. Other exhibits include one that tells the story of the history of Miami, dating back to the formation of the city.

Wendy Wolf, deputy director for learning and visitor experience at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, lauded the month.

“It’s a way for students and families to learn in different environments than school and a way to really apply different concepts in the real world,” Wolf said. “I think the benefit is that with all that we have to offer, museums are bringing people together. The importance is to remind our community that we support learning in the arts, history and the environment.”

Vizcaya opened the Lost Spaces and Stories of Vizcaya Exhibit at the beginning of May.