As much as we love living in Miami, sometimes we all have the urge to step into another world. Luckily, the city is home to a range of immersive experiences that’ll switch up our surroundings. From jumping into a Van Gogh painting or transporting yourself to another country (at least visually) while dining, there’s a world that will work perfectly for you. Here are 6 of our favorite immersive experiences in Miami to check out!
Ever wondered what it’d be like to look up at a Starry Night or watch the birds fly through Wheatfield with Crows? Jump inside the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh in this breathtaking art experience, which uses 360-degree digital projections to bring every brush stroke to life. It’s an entirely new way to experience art, and one of the city’s finest immersive experiences. Buy tickets to the experience here.
Mirror mazes, glowing sculptures and plenty more large-scale installations await at Superblue Miami. See unique works by renowned artists, from an iconic “Ganzfeld” piece by James Turrell that immerses the viewer with light to the fun “Massless Clouds Between Sculpture and Life” by teamLab, which has visitors envisioning themselves walking through clouds actually made of soap bubbles! Snag tickets here.
Looking for immersion that’s a little more food-focused? Head to Dining in the Dark, where you’ll taste your way through a chef’s choice 12-piece omakase experience — completely blindfolded. It might sound strange, but this unique culinary journey intensifies your other senses, allowing for interesting textures and superb scents to come from relying on just taste, smell and touch. Book tickets here.
Fasten your gear and step into a new reality at InBattle, a full body VR experience situated in the heart of Wynwood. Offering a 3,000-square-foot gaming arena with enough space to run, shoot, dodge and hide, team up with friends or family to compete on the digital battlefield. There’s enough space for an eight-player battle, or up to two teams with four players each. Click here to check it out!
Baku Asian Fusion Bar in Doral takes you on the ultimate gastronomic adventure with the use of projection mapping. Marvel at each of the six dishes and five cocktails included in the multisensory experience, which takes you to the beaches of the Philippines, a hot dish at the Chinese wall and other fantastic locations via visual effects projected onto the table and walls. Make your reservations here!
Turn your world upside down at Wynwood’s Paradox Museum, the ultimate mind-twisting experience for all ages. You can immerse yourself in a tunnel that spins around you, pose on an iconic Miami Beach lifeguard stand — upside down — create your own melody with the “The Paradox Piano” and even sit with dozens of versions of yourself on a table full of mirrors. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture these distorted realities! Check it out here.