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.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Volunteer Open House
We invite you to be a part of our Museum team! People of all
ages and abilities are welcome. Please join us to learn more and to get started!
RSVP to reserve your spot by contacting Ellen Dyer, Membership and Volunteer
Coordinator at email@example.com or
Sept 20, Sept 27
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, September 21, 2014
Gables Bike Tour: Holy Rollers
Exorcise your lazy demons! Our September bike tour visits Coral Gables' most prominent houses of worship, including Church of the Little Flower, St. Mary's First Missionary Baptist Church, and Temple Judea for a special building tour with Senior Rabbi Judith Siegal. Can we get an AMEN? 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.
$10 || $5 for Museum members and children under 12. Space is limited. Please RSVP to (305) 603.8067.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
CORAL ROCK: Preserving • Restoring • Maintaining Coral Gables Coral Rock Homes
Guest Speakers: Rosa Lowinger and Kelly Ciociola,Rosa Lowinger & Associates; and Gladys Margarita Diaz-Jourdain, homeowner and architectural designer, Coral Rock Village
On this "no school" day, campers will explore the Museum's newest exhibit All Buildings Great & Small and get to design and build their own architectural models! Includes a pizza lunch and snack. Ages 5-10.
Save the date for more One-Day Camps offered this season:
September 25, 2014
October 24, 2014
November 4, 2014
November 11, 2014
December 22, 2014
January 16, 2015
January 19, 2015
February 16, 2015
February 17, 2015
March 20, 2015
April 3, 2015
Sunday, September 28, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
(This event repeats on 10/26, 11/30, 12/28)
Coral Gables 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.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
An Evening on the the Plaza at the Coral Gables Museum
The Coral Gables Museum will present its fourth annual fundraiser, An Evening on the Plaza, on Saturday, November 15. The setting for the evening will be the Museum’s beautiful Giralda Plaza, and the evening will feature cocktails, dinner, live music and the presentation of the Museum's first Community Achievement Awards.
The event will celebrate four individuals whose energy and vision have significantly improved the lives of many who live in Coral Gables and neighboring areas. The honorees are David Evensky, Thelma Gibson, H.T. Smith and Judith Weissel. Their accomplishments – and the evening’s theme – illuminate the Museum’s mission, which is to celebrate, investigate and explore the civic arts.
Individual tickets are $250. Event sponsorships begin at $5,000, and underwriting opportunities begin at $500. All proceeds will support the Coral Gables Museum in continuing to provide exhibits, educational programs and events.