Tuesday, December 3, 2002
The Best of South Florida: Best Museum
Museums bring a touch of class and culture to South Florida. And with the upcoming holiday season, they're the perfect place for family fun and education. But if you don't know Michaelangelo from Picasso, then our viewers have found the best museums in South Florida.
At our local museums, you can journey through endless exhibits on everything from art to animals to ancient artifacts.
"It teaches them about nature and animals and their environment and the world."
"I like to see museums, especially local art museums."
And you won't believe what you can see at our third choice - The Miami Art Museum.
"It reflects the area, the people, the culture."
The museum offers a unique combination of local artwork alongside some worldwide wonders.
"I think people enjoy seeing that."
From oversized candles to tiny sized chairs, you can expect more than colorful prints and paintings.
"Everywhere where you move, your facing immediately the pieces of art."
But if you're looking for an experience that's out of this world... try our viewer's number two choice -- The Miami Museum Of Science and Space Transit Planetarium.
"It was a good experience for our children."
That's right. Here, the starring role goes to the planetarium.
"I loved this place at 6 years old and ever since then I've been a sci-fi nut."
But if you think that's wild, you should check out the wildlife.
This museum features creatures who need help heading back to their habitat.
"We have the largest program in Florida for injured birds of prey."
Plus you can see exhibits from the smithsonian andstand face to face with ancient history.
"It's one of the best museums in Florida."
But The Best Museum in South Florida is The Museum Of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale.
"There's cool stuff ."
Whether you're young...
"I think it's great."
Or young at heart... you'll find something for everyone.
For the wisdom of an owl, this place offers the perfect combination of educational entertainment plus a hands on approach to learning.
"That is what really engages people with our exhibits, they feel they touch they smell."
And they won't forget the 3-D I-Max that's larger than life.
"We just saw the Circ De Sole and it was great and the kids love it."
And the kids will love the great gravity clock- a 52-foot-tall timeless sculpture that keeps perfect time.
"This is a great place to come for kids of all ages."
Next week, get the holiday feeling. We'll show you where to buy your Christmas tree.
Also, we're still looking for the Best Place For Last Minute Shoppers. So don't forget to vote!
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Miami Art Museum
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130
Miami Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium
3280 South Miami Avenue
Miami, Florida 33129
Museum of Discovery & Science
401 SW Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312