40th Anniversary Celebration


It’s hard to imagine there was once a Morikami that was small, quaint and quiet. But in 1977, in a small Japanese-style building still on our property today, we opened our doors to visitors that knew little about Florida’s historical ties to Japan. Now, 40 years later, our Museum collection has grown to over 8,000 objects and we share our mission of providing authentic Japanese cultural experiences that educate and inspire with over 200,000 guests every year.

Come celebrate the Morikami’s 40th birthday on Sunday, June 25th with music, food and activities all day. Make memories by creating your own 40th Anniversary button and sharing your favorite Morikami moments in our time capsule, and stop in for the musical performance in the theater at 3 p.m.

Visit: Bring friends and family and take advantage of our 4 for $40 admission ticket promotion (regularly $15 per person).

Shop: All customers get 10 percent off their purchase in the Museum Store and members get 20 percent off their purchase. Commemorative t-shirts and tote bags will be available in the store as well. Spend $40 and receive a free Morikami ornament with your purchase.

Dine: Two special sushi rolls and an appetizer will be available in the Cornell Cafe only for the 40th Anniversary celebration.

The Pacific Yellow Tail Tuna Carpaccio is topped with sea salt, olive oil, pico de gallo and micro greens.

The Green River Roll includes inari (crispy tofu), avocado, cucumber, carrots, mango, strawberry and is topped with coconut flakes and a mango honey vinaigrette.

The 40th Anniversary Roll includes grilled pineapple, coconut shrimp, avocado, cucumber, cilantro, masago and is topped with avocado aioli.

Become a member: New members* can purchase a dual membership for $40. Anyone who purchases a membership during the 40th Anniversary Celebration will receive a free commemorative key chain.

*A new member is anyone who has never been a member at the Morikami or has not been a member in the past 12 months. Promotion available for in-house membership purchases only – not applicable online or over the phone.