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Places of Interest

District 3 has a numerous points of interest that encompass the arts, culture, recreation, and more.

The Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science
1101 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

The Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science is a leading science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Located in Downtown Miami’s waterfront Museum Park, Frost Science is divided into four buildings: the Frost Planetarium, Aquarium, and North and West Wings. Guests can learn about the core science behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, light and lasers, the biology of the human body and mind, and the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and unique shows. Frost Science is also dedicated to education, earning national awards for its summer camps and after-school programs.

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Set in the heart of downtown Miami and designed by world-renowned architect Cesar Pelli, the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is one of the world’s leading performing arts organizations and venues. Spotlighting legends and serving as a launch pad for local artists to make their mark on the international stage, the Center presents nearly 400 events each year across its flexible, state-of-the-art performance spaces. The Center programs several Signature Series, including the largest jazz series in South Florida, a major annual Flamenco Festival, and a robust program of new theatrical works as well as free programming for the community and an arts education program that serves nearly 30,000 children each year.  

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)
1103 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a modern and contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Visit Miami’s flagship art museum, and learn about modern and contemporary, international art at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM). Exhibitions highlight Miami’s diverse community and pivotal geographic location at the crossroads of the Americas. In addition to exploring the galleries, visitors can take in the spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and the elaborate hanging gardens. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architects Herzog & de Meuron, PAMM provides an educational and civic forum for the County’s residents and visitors alike.  

African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC)
6161 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami

The African Heritage Cultural Arts Center (AHCAC) complex includes a black box theater, a music building with a concert hall, piano lab and several practice rooms, a dance studio that is accessible to individuals with disabilities, an art gallery, several studio spaces, a print shop and classrooms.

It has a 28-year distinguished history of providing instruction in the arts in all artistic disciplines to youth through after school, school break academies and summer school programs. Its work continues to develop the next generation of artists and arts supporters. In addition, the Center serves as an incubator for supporting and developing the work of African-American arts groups and artists through its black-box theatre, rehearsal spaces and art gallery. The Center also serves as a welcoming place to the surrounding community, hosting evening classes and civic meetings.  

The Black Archives
5400 NW 22nd Avenue Building C, Suite 101, Miami

The Black Archives History and Research Foundation of South Florida, Inc., founded in 1977, collects and preserves the history and culture of black people in Miami-Dade-County from 1896 to the present.

Haitian Heritage Museum

3940 North Miami Avenue, Miami

The Haitian Heritage Museum consists of three components: museum space hosting Haitian visual arts exhibitions, and historical literary works; artists' loft where local and international art students can learn more about Haitian art and 200-seat theater for film projects; and various sidewalk shops, boutiques and restaurants reflecting Haitian Heritage.

Joseph Caleb Community Center
5400 NW 22 Avenue, Miami

The Joseph Caleb Auditorium is a 962-seat theater that has been the gathering place in the Liberty City community for the performing arts for more than 36 years. It features concerts, community forums, movie screenings and productions by community arts organizations throughout the year.   

Lyric Theater
819 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami

Renamed the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex, it was built in 1913 and is now the oldest legitimate theater in Miami. Adjacent to the central downtown business district of Miami, it is an anchor site of the Historic Overtown Folklife Village. Just as in Overtown’s glory days during the early part of the 20th century, the Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater is poised to once again become, in the 21st century, a symbol of black economic influence, as well as a social gathering place – free of discrimination – and a source of pride and culture within Overtown. 

The Miami Children's Museum
980 MacArthur Causeway, Miami

Miami Children’s Museum is a non-profit educational institution, which meets the needs of all children in our multicultural community. The museum offers interactive exhibits, programs, and learning materials related to arts, culture, community and communication. Miami Children’s Museum encourages visitors of all ages to play, learn, imagine, and create together.

Miami Theatre Center
9806 NE 2 Avenue, Miami Shores

Miami Theater Center (MTC) is a not-for-profit cultural organization located on NE 2nd Avenue in the heart of Miami Shores’ downtown district. While MTC is nationally recognized for groundbreaking adaptations of children’s literature and original plays, its profound commitment to community is the focus of their new mission of creating transformative live experiences and educational opportunities for people of all ages, abilities, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to provide affordable rehearsal, performance and screening facilities for artist and arts organizations.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Many interesting and diverse communities make District 3 home, among them:

The Miami Design District
The District is a neighborhood dedicated to innovative fashion, design, architecture and dining experiences creating a vibrant destination for residents and visitors by presenting the best shopping, cultural and culinary experiences within an architecturally significant context. The Miami Design District embodies a singular dedication to the unity of design, fashion, art and architecture, and a commitment to encourage a neighborhood comprised of creative experiences.

This stretch of road features the mid-20th century architecture style known as "Miami Modern." Enjoy shopping, restaurants, and community events in this area that's a blast from the past.

Known for its many colorful murals, Wynwood is one of the city’s most happening districts. Wynwood Walls is an outdoor museum showcasing large-scale works by some of the world’s best-known street artists. The surrounding streets have converted warehouses housing craft breweries and funky art galleries, chic clothing boutiques, stylish bistros and late-night bars.  Wynwood north of 29 Street is long referred to as "Little San Juan", and commonly known as "El Barrio," as many Puerto Ricans began immigrating to this Miami neighborhood from the island and northeastern cities in the 1950s. Puerto Rican-owned restaurants, shops, markets and other businesses line the streets of Wynwood.

Overtown is a neighborhood of just northwest of Downtown Miami. Originally called Colored Town during the Jim Crow era of the late 19th through the mid-20th century, the area was once the preeminent center for commerce in the black community. Home to the Lyric Theatre and other businesses, West Second Avenue served as the main street of the black community during an era which, up until the Civil Rights Act of 1964, barred black residents from entering middle and upper income white areas. Overtown is home to several historic churches and landmarks listed in the National Register of Historic Places, including: Dana Albert Dorsey House, Greater Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and St. John's Baptist Church.

Little Haiti
Known for its creative global restaurants, colorful street murals and fruit stands, Caribbean-style Little Haiti also has a flourishing art scene centered on small, indie galleries. The Little Haiti Cultural Complex showcases Afro-Caribbean art, dance and theater, while the large covered Caribbean Marketplace sells produce and locally made handicrafts. It is known historically as Lemon City, Little River and Edison. It is home to many Haitian immigrant residents, as well as many residents from the rest of the Caribbean.

The MiMo District
Home to the Coppertone Girl Sign and located on Biscayne Boulevard between 54th and 77th Streets, this stretch of road features the mid-20th century architecture style known as "Miami Modern." Enjoy shopping, restaurants, and community events in this area that's a blast from the past.

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