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FAQs

About Your Visit

  • How much is admission?

    General admission is $12 for adults. There is a discounted price of $8 for seniors, college students with ID, and children 6–18. Members, children under 6, and students, faculty, and staff of the State University System of Florida (including FIU) are all welcome to visit for free.

    As a Blue Star Museum, The Wolfsonian waives admission for active-duty military personnel and their families, year-round.

  • Can I experience The Wolf for free?

    Yes! By becoming a member, you’ll unlock unlimited free admission, year-round.

    We also grant free entry to:

    Plus, every* Friday night (6–9pm), The Wolfsonian is free for all to enjoy, with a complimentary 45-minute guided tour at 6pm and a happy hour, 6–9pm.

    Miami Beach Culture Crawl (select months), Miami Attraction & Museum Months (April–May), and Art Museum Day (annual) offer additional opportunities for free access or discounts. See our Events calendar for related special programming.

    *Holidays and rare Fridays excluded

  • What are your hours?

    We're open 10am–6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; 10am–9pm on Fridays; noon–6pm on Sundays; and we're closed on Wednesdays. Just be sure to always check our Visit page for holiday closures and other special hours.

  • Do you offer parking?
    Unfortunately, we don't have visitor parking. Check out our Parking Guide, however, for a handy map with nearby residential parking zones (free 7am–6pm on non-holiday weekdays; starting just one block away), city public parking lots, metered spaces, and garages.
  • Where is the museum?
    The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, on the corner of 10th Street (just 2 blocks from the beach!).
  • Can I bring food or drinks inside? How about bags?

    You're welcome to carry food and drinks anywhere on the first floor, but not upstairs in the galleries. You might be asked to leave water bottles and beverages by the elevators or at the box office during your visit.

    Backpacks and large bags must be securely stored in lockers available by the entrance.

  • When is the Design Store open? Do I have to pay admission to visit it?

    The Wolfsonian Design Store + Coffee Bar follows the same hours of operation as the museum. We don't require admission to visit our store.

  • How do I visit the library?

    Visitors are welcome to view library materials on display in our 3rd-floor gallery.

    The library's reading room and stacks are open for research by appointment only, Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm, and Saturday, 11am–5:30pm. To schedule a visit, email library@thewolf.fiu.edu or call 305.535.2634.

  • Are your exhibitions appropriate for children?

    The Wolfsonian is dedicated to promoting an understanding of the modern age that recognizes the full story of the past—the good, the bad, and the ugly. While we are a family-friendly museum, some historical objects on view might reflect sensitive subject matter. We recommend using our printed family guides (available at the box office) for a Wolfsonian visit that tailors the gallery experience to young audiences.

  • Is photography/videography allowed in the galleries?

    Yes, unless signage indicates that loaned objects have photography or filming restrictions.

    To protect the artwork, visitors are not permitted to use flash photography or equipment that can't be held in the palm of the hand. Shoots that require a crew or large equipment—tripods, lighting stands, etc.—are to be supervised by a Wolfsonian staff member and arranged in advance. For media needs, visit our Press page.

  • Is the museum wheelchair-accessible?

    Yes. Visitors who require special accommodations may contact education@thewolf.fiu.edu or call 305.535.2662.

  • How do I take a tour of the museum?

    The Wolfsonian offers free public guided tours every non-holiday Friday* at 6pm (with Spanish versions at 6:15pm on select Fridays). Visit our Events calendar to check our schedule.

    To request a private tour, see our Tours page.

    *Rare exceptions may apply

  • Do you offer tours in any languages other than English?

    Yes. Tours in Spanish are offered on select Fridays starting at 6:15pm. Visit our Events calendar for more information.

  • Where can I see a calendar of upcoming events and programs?

    For our calendar, visit the Events page.

  • What shows are on display?

    For information about current shows, visit Exhibitions + Installations.

. . . And Beyond!

  • Who is Micky?

    Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson, Jr. (b. 1939, Miami) is The Wolfsonian's namesake and founder who has amassed thousands of modern-age objects over a lifetime of travel. In 1997 he gifted the Wolfsonian collection and building to the State of Florida, ensuring that his finds would be forever preserved for study and display.

    A charismatic storyteller and dogged preservationist, Micky is our most influential donor.

  • Does Micky curate shows?

    No. As our founder and namesake, Micky Wolfson provides frequent input as a valued consultant and collaborator, but he doesn't have a direct hand in curating shows, overseeing the collection, or managing the museum day-to-day. He does continue to actively collect with future Wolfsonian gifts in mind, though the collection has grown to incorporate substantial gifts from other donors.

  • How old is the building?

    The Wolfsonian's Mediterranean Revival-style building was constructed in 1927 by Robertson & Patterson. It features a 1930s expansion (the 4th and 5th floors) and renovations (including the addition of the 6th and 7th floors) made by architect Mark Hampton in the 1990s.

  • What was the building used for, prior to its life as a museum?

    Before the mid-1980s, 1001 Washington Avenue housed the Washington Storage Company, a facility for safe storage and restoration of high-end valuables owned by wealthy patrons. It was purchased by Micky Wolfson in the 1980s and transformed into a museum in the 1990s.

  • How large is the collection and what does it contain?

    The Wolfsonian's collection numbers 200,000 objects dating from 1850 to 1950. Focus is on North American and European art, propaganda, architecture, and industrial and graphic design. For details, see our Collection page.

  • I’m researching a topic related to the collection. Can you help?

    The Wolfsonian offers scholars access to the collection through a fellowship program, our digital catalog, and by-appointment visits. For details, please visit our Research page or contact collections@thewolf.fiu.edu.

  • Can I use images of collection objects?

    Yes, but depending on your use, you may have to pay a fee or contact third-party rightsholders for permission. For image inquiries and requests relating to book publication, visit Image Rights + Reproductions. If you’re a member of the media, please review our Press page or contact pr@thewolf.fiu.edu.

  • I’m interested in becoming a member—tell me more about that.

    As a member, you support collection conservation, digital projects, exhibitions, and educational programs. Members enjoy year-long benefits such as unlimited admission, guest passes, and invitations to behind-the-scenes tours and VIP Preview Parties.

    For more information and to find a membership level that’s right for you, visit our Become a Member page, contact membership@thewolf.fiu.edu, or call us at 305.535.2648.

  • How do I give a gift?

    Your donation strengthens The Wolfsonian's mission to educate and inspire. To make a donation, visit Join + Give or call 305.535.2602.

    If you are interested in making an object gift to the collection, email collections@thewolf.fiu.edu. We ask that you not bring objects to the museum without first speaking with our collections staff. Please note that object gifts are subject to curatorial approval (review our Collection FAQs for parameters and process).