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Have you always wanted to visit Miami's historic gem Vizcaya Museum & Gardens?

Vizcaya’s European-inspired gardens are reminiscent of those created in 17th and 18th-century Italy and France with the overall landscape design conceived as a series of rooms.

The main house's central area is the courtyard, which was originally open to the sky. It was designed to take full advantage of its location on Biscayne Bay and that it does, with sweeping and expansive waterfront views.

The north façade features the swimming pool, which emerges from vaulted arches at the lower level of the house while the south façade opens onto the formal gardens with enclosed loggias on the first and second floors.

Admission is usually $25 for adults 13 years and older, kids 6-12 years old $10, children 5 years and under are free but we've found admission discounts for you! 

Vizcaya Museum Discounts

Culture Shock Miami: Vizcaya participates in Culture Shock Miami, which offers discounted tickets for participating students age 13-22.

Golden Ticket Program: Miami-Dade seniors 62 and older get one free admission to the garden the first Wednesday of every month with a completed Golden Ticket form.

Free admission to:

  • Persons with a disability protected under the ADA and one accompanying caregiver
  • United States military veterans and active-duty U.S. military personnel with ID
  • Museums for All: SNAP EBT cardholders, including up to three guests

Vizcaya pool via Pixabay

There are several recurring events including:

  • Wellness Class every Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., $5 admission
  • Thoughtful Thursdays, a weekly series that features cooking classes and wellness themes.  Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
  • Vizcaya Late, a mid-week, low-key evening that grants visitors nighttime access while exploring a new theme each month. It happens at 6 p.m., and admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Advance online purchase required. See details below.
  • Vizcaya Village Farmer's Market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday at Vizcaya Village. Admission to the market is free, but doesn't include admission to the house and grounds.

Here are other free and cheap June and July events:

  • Saturday, June 29 and July 6; Sunday, July 7 from 1-5 p.m.:
    Mega Weaving Workshop, free: Led by multidisciplinary artist Vanya Allenes 
  • Sunday, July 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
    Making Cyanotype Cards, free: Workshop led by Teachings by Tatiana to learn the art of cyanotype printing using plant dyes.

To purchase tickets, click here. Members always get free admission. Wish to become a member? Click here

The museum and gardens are at 3251 S. Miami Ave. 

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