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Plan Your Visit

Welcome back! We can’t wait to see you in person again. The Bass opened to the public on Wednesday, September 16. We’ve made many adjustments to our operations, including rigorous health and safety measures, visitor guidelines and adjusted opening hours.  Please refer to the below to plan your visit and learn how to enjoy the museum safely.

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We’re open for walk-in visits! There are no time-entry ticketing options currently in place. Instead, building occupancy has been significantly reduced to permit 25 visitors at a time. Buy tickets in advance or when you arrive.



Please help us ensure the health and well-being of every visitor and staff member by following these guidelines. We require face masks to be worn by all guests ages 2 and above. Our staff wear masks at all times and conduct hourly sanitation of high traffic areas to ensure your safety. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19.

Wear a face mask or cloth covering over your nose and mouth at all times. We require this of any guest ages 2 and above, as well as museum staff. No one is permitted inside the building without a properly worn face covering. 




Contactless temperature checks will be conducted upon entry to the museum for every visitor and staff member. Please stay home if you are sick or feel unwell. 





Keep a safe distance of 6 feet from other visitors and follow directional signage inside. Our staff are also keeping a 6 foot distance from one another and all guests.




Wash hands frequently. Sanitizing stations are located throughout the building for regular use and bathrooms are equipped with touchless faucets.





Follow gallery occupancy limits and arrive in groups of five or less. The building is currently operating at 10% capacity with only 25 visitors at a time.





Credit or debit card payments are preferred, although cash is still accepted. Walk-in visits are welcome, but if you prefer to purchase a ticket in advance, we have those options, too. Buy a ticket online.



Leave oversized bags or luggage at your home, hotel or in your vehicle. Our complimentary bag and coat check services are operating, but will be self-service. We are unable to store oversized bags or luggage.



No outside food or drinks are permitted. Please leave this items in your bag or consume before you arrive.




Please, do not touch the art. We miss the days of interactive exhibitions, and hope to bring them back one day soon, but for now, please refrain from touching.




Context without contact. Printed materials are temporarily unavailable, however digital versions will be accessible during your visit. Follow QR codes throughout the building to unlock more experiences while at the museum, including virtual reality and self-guided tours, all using your personal device.



We continually monitor the CDC, WHO, Miami-Dade County and City of Miami Beach guidelines to ensure all policies and protocols are implemented accurately and effectively. Together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19. In addition to all CDC, WHO, County and City requirements, the following measures are currently in effect:

The building is sanitized thoroughly each day, and high traffic areas such as bathrooms, elevator call buttons, railings, door handles, etc. are sanitized every hour.




Limited menu and no on-site dining at the museum café. Only take away and to-go items are for sale at this time, and food/beverages must be consumed outside of the museum.




Protective plexiglass barriers are installed for guest and staff protection at the reception desks and at the café.





Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the building for regular use and bathrooms are equipped with touchless faucets.




Operating capacity reduced to 10% with only 25 visitors permitted into the museum at a time. We have also established occupancy limits for each gallery.




Hospital-grade HEPA air filters are in use throughout the facility and are changed and monitored frequently. HEPA filters are high efficiency filters that typically capture over 99.5% of all particulate pollution, including pollen, viruses, bacteria, and mold.



Context without contact provided through digital experiences, accessible during your visit. Follow QR codes throughout the building to unlock more opportunities for context and connection with the work on view while at the museum, including virtual reality and self-guided tours, all using your personal device.




Please take a moment to review the below in advance of your visit to ensure we answer all of your questions, and set the right expectations. It’s great to be back and we can’t wait to see you soon!



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To our members, thank you for continuing to support the museum through your membership. We rely on these donations to keep the museum active during these challenging times. If your membership has expired, or if you are interested in learning about membership programs for as little as $25 per year with free admission always and year-round perks, please visit

For museum members, we are pleased to offer priority hours and private tours during reopening week, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. daily from Wednesday, September 16 to Sunday, September 20. Reservation is required.



These hours are by appointment only, please make a reservation through the forms above. For more information, please contact [email protected]


We are taking every measure possible to ensure we are mitigating the spread of COVID-19, however there is always an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any enclosed public space where people are present. We cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed to COVID-19 during your visit to The Bass. Those visiting The Bass do so at their own risk of such exposure.

Please stay home if you are feeling sick. For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC website.