THE MUSEUM IS OPEN!
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.
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.
|Seniors (65 & Up)||$8|
|Students (with valid college/university ID)||$8|
|Youth (7 – 18)||$8|
|Children (6 & Under)||Free|
|Miami Beach Residents & City of Miami Beach employees (with valid ID/proof of residence)||Free|
|Active-duty and retired military personnel including one guest*||Free|
|SNAP EBT cardholders including up to 3 guests**||Free|
*The Bass also participates in the Blue Star Museum program in collaboration with the NEA. For more information, please visit www.arts.gov.
**The Bass is a member of the Museums for All program, initiated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), providing free admission to families receiving food assistance benefits. For more information, please visit www.museums4all.org.Buy Tickets Now
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NEW ADJUSTED HOURS AS OF SEPT 16, 2020
The café closes 15 minutes prior to the museum closing.
Free Days & Holidays
The museum will be closed on the following days:
- The museum is temporarily closed and reopens on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.
- Thanksgiving Day - THU, NOV 26, 2020
- Christmas Day - FRI, DEC 25, 2020
- The museum is closed every Monday and Tuesday, and is open for all other holidays falling Wednesday through Sunday.
How to get here
Routes 103, 112, 113, 119, 120, 123, 150
Stop at Collins & 21st or Collins & 22nd
Middle Beach Loop, Stop at Collins Park
The museum does not have designated parking. Public transportation and ride share services are recommended. Metered parking is available surrounding Collins Park and nearby hourly garages are located at:
18th Street and Meridian Avenue
17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue
20th Street and Liberty Avenue
At this time, all in-person tours are suspended, however virtual, self-guided tours of select galleries are available. While printed materials are temporarily unavailable, digital versions will be accessible during your visit. We are quickly working to offer enhanced self-guided and digital tour options in the coming months.
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.
The Bass offers a variety of experiences to fit your class, for grades K-12. Trained educators facilitate engaging discussions and activities in response to works on view. At this time, all in-person tours are suspended, however virtual options are available. Please use the button below to request more information.
At this time, all in-person tours are suspended, however virtual, self-guided tours of select galleries are available through digital experiences during your visit. We also ask that all visitors limit the number of people in their party to 5 or less. Until further notice, groups of 6 or more are not permitted to ensure physical distancing.
Become A Docent
Docents are an integral part of the visitor experience at The Bass. Trained by museum education staff as tour guides, docents give interactive tours to individuals as well as visiting groups of children and adults. While tours are suspended, docents will be instrumental in aiding the virtual offerings provided to visitors both on-site and remote.
Explore Our Creativity Center
Opened in 2017, The Bass Creativity Center is a full-service education wing with two classrooms, a multimedia lab, administrative offices, a reception lobby and an outdoor play-area. What was originally a single classroom, now encompasses a total of 5,200 sq. feet, making The Bass’ Creativity Center one of the largest dedicated education facilities for a museum in Miami-Dade.
The Creativity Center is the learning hub of The Bass IDEAS programming, featuring innovative workshops, tours, community outreach projects and unique public programs. Developed in conjunction with Stanford University’s Institute of Design via a year-long collaboration, and built into our program curriculums, IDEAS (Identify, Discuss, Envision, Apply, Share) methodology utilizes design thinking techniques of process-based learning to encourage critical thinking and multi-disciplinary education.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, The [Virtual] Creativity Center was launched in 2020 to ignite creativity in a remote way. Sign up for art classes and workshops for artists of all ages and skill levels, taught by experienced museum educators, all in a virtual space.Explore
Visitor Tips & Guidelines
→ PLAN YOUR VISIT
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.
→ VISITOR FAQ
We’ve made many adjustments to our operations, including rigorous health and safety measures and visitor guidelines. 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!
→ SPECIAL ASSISTANCE
- The Bass is fully accessible to visitors using mobility aids and those who need to avoid stairs. Accessible entrances and ramps are located on 22nd Street and on Park Avenue.
- A wheelchair is available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
- All museum restrooms are wheelchair accessible.
- Service animals accompanying our visitors are welcome.
- Designated parking spaces, surrounding the museum and Collins Park, are available for visitors with Disabled Parking Permits.
- Printed informational materials are currently unavailable, however digital versions are provided throughout the building using QR codes and short URLs. Please inquire at the front desk for assistance.
- ASL interpretation is available upon request with at least 2 weeks’ notice. Please call 305.673.7530 or email [email protected] for assistance.
→ LOST AND FOUND
If you lose a personal item while visiting the museum, please notify a Guest Services Associate or contact the front desk at 305.673.7530, [email protected] We’ll do everything we can to help you recover your items.
Wheelchair accessible facilities and wheelchair available for guest use
Large format print for vision impaired available at the front desk
Assistive listening devices for various programs on request
Sign language tours available upon request and with a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance
Service animals welcome
For special assistance requests, please contact the front desk: 305.673.7530 or [email protected]
The Café by
Known for their culinary excellence and impeccable service, Thierry Isambert’s catering team brings you The Café at The Bass. Serving coffee and pastries, to small plates and an assortment of lunch dishes, The Café provides a gourmet dining experience to your visit to the museum.
At this time, The Café is operating on a limited menu of to-go items only. There is no on-site dining at the museum for the time being – food/beverages must be consumed outside of the museum.
NEW ADJUSTED HOURS AS OF SEPT 16, 2020
On your visit, browse through The Shop, a boutique bookstore and gift shop, offering a curated selection of artist editions and art literature. The shop, operated by museum staff, is open starting September 16, however select stock may be limited or unavailable to browse.
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