If you’re in or headed to Miami and want to check out one of the most incredible attractions of the city, then you need to visit Superblue. In this futuristic, interactive, and technology-based museum, you’ll find a new way of experiencing art.
Superblue is a center for experimental and immersive art in Miami. The space brings together the work of various artists, including the art collective TeamLab and renowned light sculptor James Turrell. The result is a collection of interactive projections, kinetic sculptures, artificial clouds, screens that reveal themselves as doors, and a 2-floor maze of mirrors.
This post contains all you need for planning a visit to Superblue Miami, including how to get here, location, entrance fee, and other essential tips.
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Location and Getting Here
Superblue is located in Allapattah, right across from Rubell Museum (a contemporary art museum in Miami). The exact address is 1101 NW 23 Street, Miami.
Now, there are a few ways of getting to Superblue. If you’re in Miami Beach, you can take the J Bus – Airport Station that drops you a short walk away from the museum. And if you’re staying in Brickell, you can use the Metrorail system by taking the orange line to Santa Clara station (not Allapattah), a short 10-minute walk away.
However, the best and most convenient way to get to Superblue Miami is with ridesharing apps, either Uber or Lyft.
Additionally, there is limited on-street metered parking available and paid valet parking from Tuesday to Sunday if you have your own car.
The operating hours of Superblue Miami are:
- Monday to Wednesday from 11 am to 7 pm
- Thursday and Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm
- Friday and Saturday from 10 am to 8 pm
Visitors are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes in advance. To enter, you need to show the QR Code on your phone or printed.
Tickets to Superblue Miami
Tickets to Superblue Miami should be purchased in advance with a set date and time on their website or via GetYourGuide. Unfortunately, you can only buy tickets at the box office if there’s availability, and it also costs a little bit more than buying online.
The Superblue admission tickets, when purchasing them online, are US$ 36 per adult for weekdays and US$ 39 for weekends. For tickets at the box office, the price goes up to US$ 39 on weekdays and US$ 42 on weekends.
Also, there’s currently an add-on experience that isn’t included in the regular ticket price – TeamLab’s Massless Clouds Between Sculpture and Life. To see this exhibit, you need to pay an extra US$ 12 online (or US$ 15 at the box office).
Things to see
Right now, the things to see in Superblue Miami are (alert – contains spoiler):
- Proliferating Immense Life — A Whole Year per Year: an awesome TeamLab floral projection. In this section, flowers are projected on the wall showcasing the changing seasons, and, with the touch of the hands, you can either accelerate their growth or make them fade.
- Flowers and People Cannot Be Controlled But Live Together – Transcending Boundaries, A Whole Year per Hour: yet another TeamLab creation, this artwork is a gigantic interactive video projection that extends from the floor to the tall walls. When standing here, flowers will bloom under your feet and will slowly follow you when you walk. Their description is “when visitors remain still, flowers are born; when visitors touch the flowers and move within the installation, the flowers disperse”.
- Meadow: Conceived by the Dutch art studio DRIFT, Meadow is a kinetic sculpture with mechanical flowers that open and close in patterns of alternating speeds and colors. There are a few futons where you can lay down to appreciate the movements on the ceiling.
- AKHU: using space and light, James Turrel brings you to experience these elements in a unique way (you’ll have to go and see for yourself).
- Forest of Us: my favorite one in Superblue so far! Here, you’ll watch a video on a screen that will suddenly open like a door to a maze of mirrors. In the end, you’ll find yourself in a water mirror that, when you position yourself in the marked spot on the ground, you can raise your arms to see your silhouette transformed into a set of branches that follow your movements.
- Massless Clouds Between Sculpture and Life (additional experience): this experience isn’t included in the general ticket and must be paid separately (it costs US$ 12 on the site or US$ 15 at the box office). At the entrance, raincoats are distributed for visitors (use them!). Then, you enter “heaven”, where a mysterious foam forms gigantic clouds that float and move around with the help of fans – an effect amplified by the mirrors on all sides. When you touch the clouds, they split, join, and successively take on new forms, like a living thing.
Places to eat when visiting Superblue Miami
There aren’t a lot of places to eat around Superblue Miami, but the nearby Rubell Museum houses Leku Restaurant which features an incredible Basque menu.
Additionally, the museum is located within a short 5-minute drive from Wynwood, the hip area of Miami with lots of graffiti murals, alternative shops, cafés, and restaurants.
In Wynwood, my favorite places to eat are KYU, which offers a fantastic modern Asian-style menu, and Doya, with an amazing Mediterranean spread. When craving something sweet, Salty Donut has a wide variety of delicious donuts, and Night Owl has tasty cookies. For drinks in the area, Astra is a rooftop bar with nice views of the surroundings.
Hotels near Superblue Miami
Brickell is the best place to stay for visiting Superblue Miami. In the area, you’ll have access to shops, restaurants, parks, and other attractions. Here are a few hotels to consider:
- SLS LUX Brickell: a perfect hotel that is strategically located close to many eateries, Brickell City Centre, Bayfront Park, and American Airlines Arena. The swimming pool is gorgeous and surrounded by cabanas where you can cool down and relax.
- Element Miami Brickell: situated near SLS, Element is a slightly cheaper alternative of place to stay in Brickell. The rooms are big and comfortable, and some include an office area and complete kitchen – perfect if you are working from the hotel.
- Mandarin Oriental: located in Brickell Key, Mandarin is one of the best 5-star hotels in Miami. Here, you’ll be pampered with all the luxury amenities and have access to La Mar by Gaston Acurio and its Peruvian fare.
- EAST Miami: the highlight of this Brickell hotel is the 4 swimming pools which include a lap pool, spa pool, cold plunge, and hot tub. It’s also exceptionally well located, and, in the hotel, you’ll find Sugar, a 40th-floor rooftop bar, and Quinto La Huella, a famed and authentic Uruguayan restaurant.
Other activities nearby
When visiting Superblue Miami, don’t miss the chance to check out the neighbor Rubell Museum to see the current contemporary art exhibit. Right now, they have Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Room which I had the chance to see in Singapore and 100% recommend.
Also, after visiting Superblue, be sure to head over to Wynwood to take a walk around the area to find hipster shops, sip a coffee, and check out the collection of graffiti murals, either by yourself or with a walking tour. Then, grab a bite to eat in one of my favorite restaurants in Miami, KYU, and see the incredible Wynwood Wall.
Superblue Miami FAQ
How long does it take to walk through Superblue Miami?
You should allocate at least one hour or one and a half hours of your itinerary to explore Superblue Miami. Still, you can also spend hours and hours admiring its exhibits as the ticket is timed, but there’s no limit of time to stay inside.
How much is Superblue Miami?
When purchasing online, tickets are US$ 36 per adult for weekdays and US$ 39 for weekends. However, for buying tickets at the box office, the price goes up to US$ 39 on weekdays and US$ 42 on weekends.
You can purchase Superblue Miami tickets via GetYourGuide.
And to see the additional exhibit Massless Clouds Between Sculpture and Life, you need to pay an extra US$ 12 online or US$ 15 at the box office.
Is Superblue permanent?
Yes. Superblue is a permanent exhibition in Miami. Though the exhibits might change from time to time, they will remain in Allapattah.
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