You can find plenty of places to visit for free or with a senior discount in Miami. The following is a list of museums, gardens, and zoos to get you started today.
You may visit James Deering’s luscious winter home and tour the restored house and grounds. The house was modeled after a few centuries-old Italian villa and took 12 years to complete.
You can find rare and endangered animals at ZWF, including a binturong, caracal lynx, cinnamon capuchin monkey, fennec fox, snow white Bengal tiger, and more. All visits are by appointment only.
The Miami Zoo treats seniors to large admission discounts of 25 percent off as well as narrated Safari Tram Tours. This interactive zoo features a giraffe feeding station, Asian trail, Sami family amphitheater, parrot feeding exhibit, rhino encounters, and Asian river life.
The bright and colorful, accessible trolleys are easy to spot and convenient for seniors to use. They are free, however, you can also board other public transit for free with a Golden Passport. Miami seniors age 65 and over can apply for a Golden Passport EASY card and ride transit at no cost. The cards are valid for 20 years.
The Perez Art Museum hosts Thursday evening talks, performances, and screenings with free admission the first Thursday of each month. Seniors receive a 25 percent discount otherwise.
On Tuesdays, seniors age 62 and older receive $2 off the price of admission of Charles Deering’s sprawling 444 acre estate. Whether you would like to take a tour of the historical homes, a butterfly walk, or a guided nature hike, Deering’s Estate provides you with plenty of cultural and educational experiences.
This Spanish medieval monastery was disassembled and transported stone-by-stone to the United States close to 100 years ago, however, the stones in the structures date back almost 900 years. Artists, historians, and architects travel from all over the world to see the structures and their combination of Romanesque style and Gothic architecture.
This specialty museum features the lives of civilian and military aviation pioneers as well as classic and military aircraft. What makes this museum unique is the fact that not only are aircraft displayed for the public, but Wings Over Miami flies the aircraft during shows.
This museum brings the history of South Florida to life. You can visit the exhibits like History and Ourselves, Tropical Dreams, and Folklife Gallery to learn more about the culturally diverse people that made Miami what it is.
The Freedom Tower dates back to 1925 and was used from 1962 to 1974 to welcome Cuban refugees to the United States by the government. The expansive lobby and ornate front entrance bring tourists from across the country to see the Cuban Exile Experience and Cuban Diaspora Cultural Legacy Gallery.
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