Top five immersive experiences in Miami

Miami is known as a melting pot for many artistic exhibitions, some of them immersive experiences. Immersive experiences include everything from surrealism to interactive art that allows the public to engage all the senses. The following five exhibitions will allow you to choose whether to travel to a fantasy world or back in time to explore the most renowned masterpieces.

Be careful with the toxic waste. (Photo by Amelia Orjuela Da Silva/Caplin News)
Be careful with the toxic waste. (Photo by Amelia Orjuela Da Silva/Caplin News)

Museum of Illusions Miami 
536 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 604-5000

Have you ever wondered how flying on Aladdin’s carpet or walking over toxic waste feels? This museum gives the public an experience close to what this experience feels like. Located at the heart of Miami Beach, this place offers 3D illustrations that transport its visitors to a world of fantasy and imagination. At the same time, they can walk and take pictures in more than 40 optical illustrations inspired by current events, cartoons, and movies. This can make everyone’s Instagram feed look amazing. The interactive experience takes about one hour and is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can bring cameras and tripods to capture the unforgettable journey. 

Flowers at Superblue (Photo courtesy of Superblue)

1101 NW 23 St.
Miami, FL 33127
$29 -$36

Many people have experienced the art of growing a flower by planting and watching it grow. However, not everyone can say they have controlled how tall or big it blooms by moving their arms and body. But you can do this at Superblue. The interactive experience allows visitors to watch digital representations of flowers grow, die, and start again. Superblue is not your average interactive museum. It allows viewers to engage and participate in the art. The artist sets the room and then leaves it up to the guest to see what happens, allowing each experience to be different. It should take about an hour and is open seven days a week.

Inside Van Gogh’s Starry Night. (Photo by Amelia Orjuela Da Silva/Caplin News)

Van Gogh The Immersive Experience 
Olympia Theater 174 E Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33131
(213) 277-2954
Students $34-$60

A 360-degree digital exhibition at Miami’s oldest and biggest theater allows the public to step into the paintings of the Dutch genius Vicent Van Gogh. The exhibition showcases a journey in the life of the impressionist. From his bedroom to his most famous masterpieces presented floor-to-ceiling, the immersing experience allows the public to feel inside a work of art while walking into the hundreds of pieces and listening to Van Gogh’s voice as a background. The main room of the Olympia Theater, it has seats for the guests to immerse in the masterpieces during a 10-minute digital show and afterward create their own artwork. The exhibition is open from Thursdays to Sundays, starting at 10 a.m. 

Upside down. (Photo courtesy of the Paradox Museum)

Paradox Museum 
2301 N Miami Ave.
Miami, Florida 33137
(305) 614-3808

In the Paradox Museum, you will expect the unexpected. Located at Wynwood, this exhibition offers mindblowing experiences like hanging upside down or mirrors that will trick your mind. Besides serving as entertainment, the museum also focuses on education, providing STEM and historically-based explanations for each exhibit to exercise your mind in a fun and educational way. With more than 70 exhibits, the experience lasts about 60-90 minutes and is open Monday to Sunday.

Submerge yourself in the Magentaverse. (Photo courtesy of Artechouse)

736 Collins Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

The color of 2023 from Pantone’s “Viva Magenta” is the inspiration for the current exhibit at Artechouse, “Magentaverse,” which opened last December and has been extended due to popularity. The immersive experience combines nature and technology into an exciting color universe within different rooms with colors, textures, and interactive screens that will engage all your senses. The exhibition is located at the heart of Miami Beach and is open daily from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

Amelia Orjuela Da Silva is a senior majoring in digital journalism with a minor in social media and E-marketing analytics. After graduation, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field as a writer/reporter to shine a light on stories that need to be discovered.

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