Miami BeachVisitor Information

December 7 – 10, 2017

Opening Hours & Venue

Private Day (by invitation only)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Vernissage (by invitation only)
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Public Days
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Sunday, December 10, 2017

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Rules for Visitors

To ensure your safety and comfort at our Miami Beach show, please be aware of the following and prepare accordingly:

  • For safety and security reasons, all visitors and their belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering the show premises.
  • Backpacks, suitcases and trolleys of any size are not allowed.
  • Bags, briefcases and similar items larger than 16" x 8" x 16" (40 x 20 x 40 cm) must be deposited either at the Coat Check at Entrance B or Entrance D.
  • Only one bag per person is allowed.
  • Personal/- non-professional use photography is permitted, however it must be conducted without disruption to the galleries or visitors, and with the safety of the artworks in mind.
  • Dogs and other pets are not permitted in the exhibition halls, with the exception of certified service animals for visitors with disabilities.
  • Please note that press and promotional photography and filming are taking place on the premises. Attendance at the fair implies permission for your image to be used for non-commercial purposes (including media reports).
  • Smoking or vaping is not permitted on the show premises.

Read the full version of our safety and security policy.

Find the general rules for the Miami Beach Convention Center on their webpage and find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Miami Beach Botanical Garden here.

​ Visitors with Disabilities

Special care has been taken to equip the Miami Beach Convention Center with amenities to provide accessibility to persons with disabilities. Manual wheelchairs and scooters are offered complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis, and can be picked up at the information desks located at Info Zone D and B.


Visiting with Children

Art Kids

Art Basel brings art to all ages. Future art aficionados aged 4 to 12 are invited to visit our free kindergarten and playroom while their parents tour the show. A team of professionals from the Miami Children’s Museum bring your child’s creative side to life through arts and craft activities, art history and storytelling.

Art Kids is open during show hours, located in Hall D, second floor, room D231. Advanced registration is highly recommended, as space is limited. To reserve, please call +1 786 276 4762 or email arodriguez@miamichildrensmuseum.org.

School Groups

To ensure a high quality experience for all our visitors to the show, and a more hands-on interactive experience for students, reservations must be made in advance of the show, as school group visits will be limited each day. Rules and guidelines can be found here.

Helpful Hints

Introducing children to Modern and contemporary art can be the beginning of a life-long adventure. Here are some tips for making the most of your children's visit to Art Basel:

  • Children under age 16 must always be accompanied by an adult.
  • Remind your children to always walk, not run.
  • Smaller children can be brought in baby strollers, which are permitted throughout the venue.
  • Remind children that security guards protect us and the art; please ask your children to respect their requests.
  • Instruct your children to never touch art as it can be damaged by the natural oils on their fingers.
  • To protect the art, please enjoy food and beverages only in the dining areas, especially with children.

Guided Tours

Touring the show with a knowledgeable art expert is one of the richest ways to experience Art Basel. They can introduce you to the artwork, provide context and answer your questions.

Guided tours of Art Basel and Public installations in Collins Park are available daily during show hours. Individual visitors can register online with ArtNexus.

Corporate and private groups should contact tours@artnexus.com or +1 847 915 8089 for customized tour arrangements, available in English, Spanish. German, Mandarin and Russian upon request.


Cultural Institutions

With its world-class art museums and private collections, plus its vibrant gallery scene, Miami Beach provides its visitors a wealth of opportunities to view some of the finest examples of Modern and contemporary art. Many of Miami's internationally renowned institutions offer special exhibits to coincide with Art Basel.



Cafes & Restaurants

Within the Miami Beach Convention Center there are two self-service restaurants, food markets and various cafes. The Collectors Lounge features Michy's, a seated restaurant, by Miami's star chef Michelle Berstein. Light meals are served at the outdoor Garden Café in the Botanical Garden across the street from the Convention Center.


Future Show Dates

2017

​December 7 – 10

2018

December 6 – 9

2019

December 5 – 8