Coral Gables Museum exhibits and programs are made possible with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
With the support of the City of Coral Gables.
Nov 22, Nov 29
Downtown Walking Tour
Stroll through Coral Gables' bustling business district to discover local history and architectural heritage. Visit the 1920s Mediterranean style hotels, the first car dealership and an outdoor theater! Did you know that pink electric trolley cars ran throughout the city from 1926 to 1935? Tour starts at the Museum and ends at Seasons
52 on Miracle Mile, where participants may enjoy a special lunch menu with complimentary signature flatbread. Approximately 1.5 hrs.
General admission: $10 || Museum members: $5
Sunday, November 30, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(repeats on Dec. 28)
Waterway Canoe Tour
This leisure canoeing experience offers fun for the whole family (ages 6+ welcome). Miami-Dade County EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff lead this tour that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife, such as manatee, iguana and tropical birds, can be seen in the water and on the shore.
Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:00 a.m. for a guided tour of the exhibit Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables, which tells the story of Coral Gables' founder and developer, George Merrick, his family and other visionaries who inspired him to develop The City Beautiful. This exhibit addresses local history, including pioneer life, the Florida Land Boom, architecture, urban planning and development.
After the exhibit, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure!
Please note that there are 2 paddlers (must be 9 years old +) per canoe; 1 child (age 6+) may sit in the middle of canoe as third passenger as long as they fit properly in the provided life vest. The difficulty level is rated easy to moderate by EcoAdventures due to possible difficulties in paddling presented by high current or wind.
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Bring plenty of water, at least 2-quarts per person. Protection from the sun including sun block with a high SPF (15 or higher), hats, and sunglasses are important. Closed-toe shoes required.
Tour Location / Departure Point:
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134
We recommend you park at the Museum Parking Garage.
Tickets: $40 per person
Rain or shine.
For reservations please call the Coral Gables Museum
at (305) 603.8067
If a participant cancels within 48 hours of event, a 50% refund will be issued. If a participant cancels within 24 hours of the event, no refund will be issued. This excursion goes out rain or shine, but it will be canceled if lightning is in the area. Miami-Dade EcoAdventures and the Coral Gables Museum may cancel this event when weather or other circumstances beyond our control make it necessary. If this event is cancelled, full refunds or credit toward another program will be provided.
Annual Firefighters Holiday Toy Drive Kick-Off Event
The Coral Gables Firefighters and The Museum Project invite you to the kick-off of the Annual Firefighters Holiday Toy Drive. Bring a new and unwrapped toy to the Museum starting at 5pm to enjoy complimentary food from Season’s 52, Red Koi, the Westin Colonnade and Pardo’s Chicken. Holiday music, Gables’ firefighters, fire trucks, a cash bar and the Museum tree-lighting ceremony at 6pm.
Friday, December 5, 2014
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Gallery Night Live!
Join us for exhibit openings, a cash bar, holiday music from
Super Mario Vusanovic and our unwanted (aka UGLY) ornament tree decorating.
Bring that ornament...you know the one... that year after year never makes
it out of the ornament box? We are decorating our lobby tree with your ornament
orphans. Also, be sure to bring a new or unwrapped toy for our toy drive and
receive a free drink ticket!
$30; $25 Museum Family Members.
For an additional $10, choose from a special selection of delicious and healthy meals your kids can enjoy from Seasons 52.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
"A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote read by Dan Leslie Bowden
Enjoy the Ransom Everglades School's presentation of "A Christmas Memory" by Truman Capote read by Dan Leslie Bowden in the Museum's Community Meeting Room. 8pm sharp. Limited seating is available for this wonderful holiday tradition RSVP 305-460-7940.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
ARTcycle 2015 Call for Artists
The Coral Gables Museum announces a call for artists for the third annual ARTcycle, an exhibit and public art installation that merges the Miami art scene with the Miami bike movement.
The Museum is excited to announce that the 2015 ARTcycle exhibit will be presented at the Coral Gables Museum from March 5 to May 24, 2015, and in addition, a public art installation throughout the City of Coral Gables will be featured from February to May, 2015.
Selected artists will be part of an exhibit and public program series that will promote biking and bike safety in our community, all while garnering tremendous exposure! The exhibit curators are Tachi Llamas and Giselle Delgado, founders of the ARTcycle project.
Steinway Concert Series featuring Anthony Coniglio
The Museum presents the first performance in the Coral Gables Museum-Steinway Concert Series featuring Anthony Coniglio, a 17 year-old Virtuoso Pianist. Anthony was honored to perform his first solo concert at age 13, and in 2011 he was selected to be the final performer at the Chopin Foundation of the United States' Young Pianists Concert. Anthony will be playing a selection of holiday music on the Museum's beautiful grand Steinway piano.
Tickets are just $15, $5 for children. To purchase tickets, call 305-603-8067 or visit Eventbrite.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
7th Annual GingerBuild Workshop
Get into the holiday spirit by participating in our 7th annual GingerBuild Workshop! Bring the whole family and to learn how to bake, build and decorate your very own gingerbread house! All materials are provided, so you can build your own miniature gingerbread house to take home with you. Just bring your creativity and imagination! Registration Required.
$25 per family, maximum of four people per group.
Then stick around for FREE Family Day activities from 2pm to 5pm.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
2:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Join us for free admission and activities! Children will love our snow machine, a special visit from Santa, holiday arts and crafts, and a holiday musical performance by talented students from the Coral Gables Preparatory Academy Chorus group!
Join us in spreading the holiday love by donating a toy for a family in need! CGM is teaming up with the Coral Gables Fire Department for the Annual Holiday Toy Drive! Drop box is located in the Museum Lobby.
Family Day at the Coral Gables Museum is generously supported by the Coral Gables Community Foundation. Check with Family Day on Aragon partners Books and Books & the Coral Gables Art Cinema to find more family fun happening on Aragon today.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Concert + Lecture featuring pianist Asiya Korepanova
and professor Frank Cooper
The South Florida Chapter of the American Liszt Society presents Asiya Korepanova in recital at the Coral Gables Museum, sponsored by a Community Development grant from the Miami-Dade Cultural Affairs. Ms. Korepanova will present her own transcription of Rachmaninov's cello sonata for solo piano and works by Liszt.
Prior to the recital, Prof. Frank Cooper, former President of the American Liszt Society, former Artistic Director of the Mainly Mozart series in Coral Gables and retired faculty member from the Frost School of Music, will present a short introductory lecture.
$20 general admission; $10 students and Museum members.
To purchase tickets, call 305-603-8067 or visit EventBrite.
Sunday, December 14, 2014
Film Screening of "Orchestra of Exiles" followed by exhibit tour
The documentary details the extraordinary story of Polish violinist Bronislav Huberman, who rescued nearly 1,000 world-famous Jewish musicians from Nazi Germany and other European countries and established the Palestine Symphony Orchestra that would become the highly celebrated Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Film will be screened at Coral Gables Art Cinema. Exhibit tour at the Coral Gables Museum to follow.
Tickets Info: $11.50 and under; Includes Museum admission and guided tour
To purchase call Coral Gables Art Cinema at 786-385-9689 or visit Movie Tickets
Friday, December 19, 2014
Holiday Concert on the Museum Plaza
Take time out from the holiday rush to enjoy an open air Holiday Concert on the Museum Plaza featuring musicians and singers from around the globe doing their best to get you into the spirit. This concert, presented by Florida Memorial University, Coral Gables Opera and the Coral Gables Music Club. This concert is to benefit the Coral Gables Museum’s goal to provide free transportation and tours to 25,000 Miami-Dade County school students during this school year. Donations will be requested. Food and drinks will also be available for sale. Join us for this fun, festive, holiday evening on the Museum’s Plaza, beautifully decorated for the holiday season.
Free. Donations are appreciated.
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Gables Bike Tour: The Villages
Did you know that City Founder George Merrick planned 14 international themed villages for Coral Gables, but only seven were built. You will be amazed at the architectural styles from around the world that exist right here in our own backyard. On this ten-mile ride, you will visit the Chinese, Italian, Dutch South African, French City, French Country, French Normandy, and Florida Pioneer Villages of Coral Gables.
This bike tour departs from Coral Gables Museum. Bike rentals and helmets (required
for children under 16) are available at No Boundaries (305-444-3206), conveniently
located across the street from the Museum. Gables Bike Tours are presented
by Coral Gables Museum and Bike Walk Coral Gables. Gables Bike Tours are powered
by Voss Water and Pardo’s Chicken.
$10; $5 for Museum members and children under 12.
Space is limited. Please RSVP to 305-603-8067.
Monday, December 22, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Winter One-Day Camp
Parents, get your holiday shopping done while the kids enjoy a day of fun at CGM! Campers will enjoy a chocolate party with Peterbrooke Chocolatier, holiday arts and crafts, and more!
Enjoy a day out on the Coral Gables Waterway, a man-made system of canals that added 40 miles of waterfront to the City from Biscayne Bay through the residential section to the grand golf course at the Biltmore Hotel. This is a leisure canoeing experience led by EcoAdventure and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:00 am and start with a guided tour of the exhibit Creating
the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables. After the exhibit, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure!
Tickets: $40 per person
Rain or shine. Advance registration required. Call 305-603-8067.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Mini-Golf 2015: International Edition
Entry Form Submission Deadline
Coral Gables Museum announces our second round of mini-golf presented as a playable mini-golf course to be installed in the Museum's Robert and Marian Fewell Gallery, June 5 – September 13, 2015.
Until December 1, we are accepting designs for mini golf holes to be included in the exhibition. The theme of your mini-golf hole should relate to the Coral Gables Museum’s mission and take inspiration from both built and natural environments: iconic structures, monuments, landscapes, modes of transportation. With our international theme this year, you should definitely think global! Your mini-golf hole can be miniature or giant scale. Make a statement. Take a flight of fancy!