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Florida Museums & Historic Sites

The following Miami, FL Museums and Historical Parks are located near Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami.

Historical Museum of Southern Florida

Explore 10,000 years of history and culture in Greater Miami, South Florida and the Caribbean. The Historical Museum of Southern Florida is located in the heart of Miami, the Gateway of the Americas, and is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

PAMM - Pérez Art Museum Miami

The successor to the Center for the Fine Arts, the Pérez Art Museum Miami was founded in 1996 as a contemporary art museum with a permanent collection. Pérez Art Museum Miami is dedicated to engaging a broad public with art from the twentieth century through the present. PAMM's collection, which Art in America magazine called “the quintessential Miami collection” in 1999, looks at international art from the perspective of the Americas and reflects the cosmopolitan make-up of Miami.

Miami Children's Museum

Founded in 1983, the Miami Children's Museum is located on Watson Island and opened its new building to the public on September 7, 2003. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to play together, to learn, to imagine and to create. The 56,500 square-foot facility includes 12 galleries, classrooms, parent/teacher resource center, Kid Smart educational gift shop, 200-seat auditorium and restaurant. The museum offers hundreds of bilingual and interactive exhibits; programs, classes and learning materials are related to arts, culture, community and communication.

Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium Organization

Challenge your senses with hands-on exhibits and interactive demonstrations. Explore mysterious cultures of the ancient Americas in Smithsonian Expeditions: visit Latin America and the Caribbean as you view Mayan and Aztec artifacts dating back thousands of years. Visit rare birds and reptiles in the Wildlife Center and enjoy live animal shows. Stroll through the Butterfly Garden, climb the rock wall, play virtual basketball and surf the Internet at lightning speed or simply sit back and relax under the planetarium dome for transport to the stars. Live science demonstrations and wildlife shows, as well as hourly planetarium shows, are part of the daily activities.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya is a National Historic Landmark; and a museum owned by Miami-Dade County and accredited by the American Association of Museums. Vizcaya is open to the public 364 days each year, inviting you to visit this serene and stunningly beautiful retreat in the heart of Miami.

The Barnacle Historic State Park

The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different boats. As a seaman, civic activist, naturalist and photographer, Commodore Munroe was a man who cherished the natural world around him. A walk into the park passes through a tropical hardwood hammock. In the 1920s, it was representative of the original landscape within the city of Miami. Today, it is one of the last remnants of the once vast Miami Hammock. Enjoy sitting in the rocking chairs on the spacious porch used as a gathering place or on a bench under a tree for solitude . . .