Art Basel is a premier international art event held every year at the Miami Beach Convention Center . Last year over 70,000 people came to see examples of exciting modern art in over 500,000 square feet of exhibition space. Galleries from all over the world will be showing of the most cutting-edge art available. This is the can't miss event for art enthusiasts every year! The sectors for the show includes Edition, Survey, Magazine, Positions, Nova and many more. Outdoor public artworks will be features at the nearby Collins Park. Art in Film will be presented both inside the M.B.C.C. as well as at the SoundScape Park which is an outdoor venue.
This is a family friendly event and a wonderful way to expose your children to modern art. Miami Children's Museum staff will offer story-telling, arts and crafts, and lessons in art history during the event at the Art Kids area. This play room is geared toward kids age 3-13. Admission for kids to the entire Art Basel event (including the Art Kids area) is FREE if the child is under 16. Reduced rates are available for students over 17. Don't Miss the Uber & Effen Vodka promotion to ride in a seaplane, luxury SUV & Yacht during the event! Learn more here!
70, 000 people sounds like a huge crowd and you may be concerned with parking on Miami Beach. During the time of the event, there will be free shuttle buses from major cultural venues in Miami to the M.B.C.C. If you walk up a huge appetite, there will be 2 self-serve restaurants and various cafes within the exhibition area. Just across the street from the MBCC is the Garden Cafe inside the Botanical Garden, open 10am to close of show. Just a short walk from the MBCC are a plethora of delectable international food options.
Please note that bags and backpacks will need to be checked. Videos are not permitted and photos with flash or tripod is not permitted--go for it with your cell phone though and catch great pics of the kids!
Thursday, December 7, 2017, 3pm to 8pm
Friday, December 8, 2017, 12 noon to 8pm
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12 noon to 8pm
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 12 noon to 6pm
One day access for an adult costs $50
Accompanied children under 16 are admitted free of charge.
Art Basel brings art to all ages. Future art aficionados aged 4 to 12 are invited to visit our free kindergarten and playroom while their parents tour the show. A team of professionals from the Miami Children’s Museum bring your child’s creative side to life through arts and craft activities, art history and storytelling. Art Kids is open during show hours, located in Hall D, second floor, room D231. Advanced registration is highly recommended, as space is limited.
**Students and seniors can purchase a reduced rate ticket on site.**
Many of Miami's internationally renowned institutions offer special exhibits to coincide with Art Basel.