Last Minute Gift Ideas with Meaning

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Still seeking that perfect gift for someone special on your list? Give a gift that keeps giving all year long! A membership in one of South Florida’s art institutions or gardens is simple to give, yet is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can purchase. There’s a membership for everyone – from children to nature enthusiasts to the most avid art passionistas!

Membership has its advantages with special member-only events and exclusive benefits. There are several levels from which to choose, each with its own privileges and opportunities. Here is SocialMiami’s list for this holiday season.


ARTCENTER/SOUTH FLORIDA
924 Lincoln Road, Suite 205
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: 305-674-8278
Link: Membership Page

Your tax-deductible membership supports the ArtCenter/South Florida’s Artist-in-Residence Program, as well as providing art education for children and adults, outreach programs for at-risk youth and programs to benefit the entire community.

CATEGORY COST
Student or Senior Citizen $25 (55+ for Senior Membership)
Individual $45
Dual/Family $75
Professional $100
Patron $350
Benefactor $1,000

Benefits include:
  • Student, Senior, Individual and Family level members receive 10% off class tuition
  • Professional level members receive 15% off class tuition
  • Patron level members receive 20% off class tuition
  • Benefactor level members receive 25% off class tuition
  • Members receive $5 off Open Darkroom & Print Lab rental
  • Discounts do not apply to material fees or model fees, open jewelry lab, or open drawing. Member discounts for workshops are indicated in program descriptions.


    BAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX, INC.
    561 NW 32 Street
    Miami, FL 33127
    Phone: 305-576-2828
    Link: Membership Page

    Memberships help sustain the founding arts institution in the rapidly growing Wynwood Arts District where all programming is still open to all free of charge. Membership dues benefit curatorial programs, exhibition openings, and art education programs for tenant and affiliated artists as well as local area children.

    CATEGORY COST
    Apprentice $45
    Friend $100 (2 adults and children under 18)
    Fellow $250
    Benefactor $500
    Collector’s Circle $1,000

    Benefits Include:
  • Invitations to all exhibition openings and fundraising events
  • Invitations to Member’s preview reception
  • Subscriptions to eNewsletter and quarterly calendar
  • BAC’s T-shirt
  • Family memberships include priority and discounts for children’s classes and admission for Family Day
  • Higher levels include public recognition of membership; copies of exhibition catalogues; exclusive tours of private collections; tickets to Art Basel and Art Miami; invitations to Meet the Artist receptions; and participation in collector exhibitions.


    CORAL GABLES MUSEUM
    285 Aragon Avenue
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
    Phone: 305-603-8067
    Link: Membership Page

    Memberships are currently two years for the price of one!

    CATEGORY COST
    Individual $50
    Student $30 (High school and college)
    Education $30 (Teachers and teaching professionals)
    Senior $30 (65 and over)
    Institutional $40 (Non-profit organizations for 1 representative)
    Dual $70 (2 adults / 2 membership cards)
    Family $80 (2 adults and their children)
    Senior Family $60 (2 over-65 adults and their grandchildren)

    Benefits include:
  • Complimentary admission for one to the Coral Gables Museum for two years
  • Two free single-admission tickets for use by guests
  • 10% discount in the CGM Museum Store
  • Invitation to members-only exhibit openings, receptions, previews and curator-led tours
  • Recognition in quarterly newsletter
  • Discounts on select Museum tours and lectures
  • Coral Gables Museum e-news subscription
  • Family Memberships include free admission to select family programs; advance registration and savings on summer camps; and savings on Museum birthday parties
  • Free admission to more than 75 U.S. museums in the Southeastern Reciprocal Museums program, including 20 in Florida.


    DEERING ESTATE FOUNDATION AT CUTLER
    16701 S.W. 72nd Avenue
    Palmetto Bay, FL 33157
    Phone: 305-235-1668
    Fax: 305-233-5074
    Link: Membership Page

    The Deering Estate Foundation is a community based organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the Deering Estate at Cutler for this and future generations.

    CATEGORY COST
    Student $25 (18-30 full-time student)
    Individual $30
    Couple $50 (2 adults at same address)
    Family $75 (2 adults and 4 children)
    Estate Friend $100 (2 adults, 4 children & 2 guests)

    Benefits Include:
  • Free Admission
  • Monthly Calendar of Events
  • Butterfly walks, Bird Walks & Guided Tours through the natural areas, historical buildings and archaeological sites.
  • Discounted member tickets for special events, including Deering Seafood Festival


    FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN
    10901 Old Cutler Road
    Miami, FL 33156
    Phone: 305-667-1651
    Link: Membership Page

    Share the beauty and many benefits of Fairchild with your family and friends.

    CATEGORY COST
    Student $30 (Full-time student to age 30)
    Associate $70 (1 adult)
    Associate Plus $85 (2 adults and children under 18)
    Family and Friends $125 (2 adults, children and 2 guests)

    Benefits include
  • Free admission
  • Early admission and special members’ prices for select events
  • Subscription to The Tropical Garden
  • Priority registration and reduced fees for classes
  • Members-only events
  • 10% discount on Garden Shop purchases


    FROST ART MUSEUM AT FIU
    Florida International University
    10975 S.W. 17th Street
    Miami, FL 33199
    Phone: 305-348-2890
    Link: Membership Page

    Explore the arts with your friends. Frost Art Museum has no admission charges and great membership offers for Friends categories.

    CATEGORY COST
    University Community $35
    Individual $75
    Family $125
    Patron $250
    Connoisseur Circle $1,000 and above

    Benefits include:
  • Online news about exhibitions and events
  • Subscription to and listing in Frost On View, a bi-annual magazine
  • Invitations to exhibition openings and Bring A Friend luncheons
  • Invitations to special events
  • Patron level membership includes a membership in the North American Reciprocal Museum program, which offers benefits at over 500 institutions locally and nationally
  • Connoisseurs receive invitations to Art Basel Miami Beach Vernissage and other art fairs; add-on membership to the Smithsonian Institution; and invitations to private receptions and priority seating for the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture series.


    HISTORYMIAMI
    101 West Flagler Street
    Miami, FL 33130
    Phone: 305-375-1492
    Link: Membership Page

    Being a HistoryMiami member gives you a wide range of benefits and privileges at different levels. Your membership dollars provide essential support for exhibitions, collections and education programs.

    CATEGORY COST
    Individual $50
    Senior $40 (65+)
    Dual $65
    Dual Senior $55 (65+)
    Family $75 (2 adults and children under 18)
    History Buff $125

    Benefits include:
  • Free year-round admission to the Museum and Archives and Research Center
  • Invitations to member exhibition opening receptions
  • Discounted admission to special events
  • Member discount for City Tours
  • 10% discount in the Gift Shop
  • Subscriptions to HM The Magazine of HistoryMiami, Tequesta and Happenings
  • Discounts at over 100 museums and historic sites nationwide
  • Opportunity to join membership interest societies
  • Discounted day admission to the annual Miami International Map Fair


    LOWE ART MUSEUM
    1301 Stanford Drive
    Coral Gables, FL 33124-6310
    Phone: 305-284-3535
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Academic $35 (Full-time student or educator)
    Cintas $50 (Individual)
    Kress $75 (Family)
    Barton $100
    Contemporary $150
    Sponsor $500
    Director's Circle $1,200
    Friends of Art $350
    Patrons of Art $1,000

    Benefits include:
  • Museum admission
  • Admission to all lectures and special events
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibitions previews, receptions, and other museum programs
  • Special members-only events
  • Travel opportunities
  • The Lowe Newsletter with annual recognition of members
  • Eligibility to join the Volunteer Docent Guild
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store
  • Admission to the monthly LoweDown Happy Hour


    MIAMI ART MUSEUM
    101 W. Flagler Street
    Miami, FL 33130
    Phone: 305-375-3000
    Fax: 305-375-1791
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Individual $45
    Seniors and Students $35
    Dual $60 (2 persons in same household)
    Dual - Seniors and Students $45
    Family $75 (2 adults and children in the household)
    Sustaining $125 (All immediate family members)
    Contributing $250
    Supporting $500

    Benefits include:
  • Unlimited free admission for 12 months
  • Complimentary invitations to exhibition previews/opening receptions and special events
  • Free or reduced admission to educational programs
  • 10% discount off all purchases at the MAM Store
  • Additional members-only discounts and sales throughout the year at the MAM Store
  • Eligibility to join the volunteer docents
  • Members between 21 and 41 may subscribe to MAM Contemporaries, MAM's young professional support group
  • Contributing and higher memberships receive guest passes and invitations to MAM’s Party on the Plaza during Art Base Miami Beach


    MIAMI CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
    980 MacArthur Causeway
    Miami, FL 33132
    Phone: 305-373-5437
    Fax: 305-373-5431
    Link: Membership Page

    Membership provides an entire year’s worth of benefits, including free admission to Miami Children’s Museum and invitations to special events.

    CATEGORY COST
    Grandparent $100 (2 adults and grandchildren under 18)
    Family $150 (2 adults, kids under 18 and additional guest)
    Sponsor $500 (Behind the scenes tour of the museum)
    Benefactor $1000 (Starfish tile on Museum’s walkway)

    Benefits include:
  • Free admission to the museum all year long.
  • Invitations to our Members -only events, including exhibit opening parties and movie premiers.
  • Entrance to our Members-only sections of signature museum events.
  • Promotions and discounts with partnering organizations and museums
  • 10% discount on KidSmart Gift Shop.
  • 10% discount on classes, camps and select workshops.
  • 5% off birthday parties.
  • $10 off the purchase of gift memberships.
  • Subscription to eNewsletter showcasing our new exhibits and programs.
  • Free admission to over 165 children’s museums throughout the U.S. and Canada through the
  • Association of Children’s Museums Reciprocal Membership Program.


    MIAMI SCIENCE MUSEUM
    3280 South Miami Avenue
    Miami, FL 33129
    Phone: 305-646-4200
    Fax: 305-646-4300
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Individual $40
    Family $95 (2 adults and four children or grandchildren)
    Contributor $250
    Donor $500
    Benefactor $1,000

    Members receive:
  • Free admission all year to the Museum, Planetarium, Wildlife Center and exhibitions
  • Free or reduced admission to more than 270+ partner science centers worldwide
  • Higher level memberships receive discounts on Summer Camp and Birthday Parties, “Behind-the-scenes” tour of exhibits, and Lunch with Museum President


    MUSEUM OF ART | FORT LAUDERDALE
    1 East Las Olas Boulevard
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
    Phone: 954-525-5500
    Fax: 954-524-6011
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Individual $50
    Family Dual $75 (2 adults and children/grandchildren under 18)
    Reciprocal $150 (Benefits to over 500 museums nationwide)
    Supporter $250
    Patron $500

    Benefits include:
  • Free general admission
  • Discounted member rates for special exhibitions
  • Discounted tickets to lectures, performances, and special events
  • Discounts on purchases at the Museum Store and onsite Books & Books
  • Invitations to opening parties and special events
  • Newsletter and monthly e-blasts
  • Higher level memberships receive complimentary tickets to blockbuster exhibits; opportunity to host private events at the Museum; free tickets to museum lectures; and guest passes


    MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART (MOCA)
    770 NE 125 Street
    North Miami, FL 33161
    Phone: 305-893-6211
    Fax: 305-891-1472
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Individual $50
    Artist, Student, Educator $30
    Family $75 (Family of four at same address)
    MOCA Baby or Kid $250 (Lifetime individual membership)
    Associate $1,000

    Benefits include:
  • Free admission to MOCA galleries
  • Free admission to selected screenings, performances and workshops
  • Members-only exhibition previews and receptions
  • Members-only discounts to programs at the MOCA Art Institute
  • Subscription to MOCA’s annual newsletter
  • 10% Discount in the MOCA Shop
  • Invitation to MOCA’s annual Art Basel Miami Beach Kick-off Party
  • Family Memberships include opportunities for teens
  • Higher levels include invitations to Art Basel Vernissage; priority notice for special events and trips; complimentary MOCA Art Institute classes; guest passes; and recognition in MOCA newsletter


    PINECREST GARDENS - VILLAGE OF PINECREST
    11000 Red Road
    Pinecrest, FL 33156
    Phone: 305-669-6990
    Fax: 305-669-6944
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Single (18-64) $45
    Senior (65+) $35
    Student $25 (With valid ID)
    Family $125 (At same address)
    Patron $250

    Pinecrest residents receive 25% discount off regular Pinecrest Gardens membership fees.


    THE WOLFSONIAN|FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    1001 Washington Avenue
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Phone: 305-531-1001
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Popular $50
    Dual/Family(2 adults at the same address + kids) $75
    Propagandist $125
    Diplomat $250
    Ally $500
    Patriot $1,000
    Futurist $2,500

    Benefits include:
  • Unlimited free admission
  • Invitations to members-only previews, parties and special events
  • Subscription to the e-Propaganda electronic newsletter and e-alerts
  • Complimentary or reduced admission to programs
  • Reserved seating at programs with rsvp
  • 10% discount on all museum shop purchases
  • Higher levels receive guest passes, name acknowledgment; invitation to Art Basel VIP party at The Wolfsonian; complimentary Wolfsonian publication; private reception or dinner invitations; and travel opportunities.


    WORLD EROTIC ART MUSEUM (W.E.A.M.)
    1205 Washington Avenue
    Mezzanine Level
    Miami Beach, FL 33139
    Phone: 305-532-9336
    Link: Membership Page

    CATEGORY COST
    Level 50 $50 (6-month membership and 2 guest passes)
    Level 100 $100 (1-year membership and 4 guest passes)