Special Programs

Morikami provides informative and unique experiences for all ages through its Special Programs. Here you will find educational and cultural programming related to our current exhibitions and all things Japan—lectures, films, performances, special events, and more!

All programs are open for registration on August 1st of each year for the upcoming season. Each season runs October through the summer.

Upcoming
Stroll For Well-Being Meetings

The Stroll for Well-Being Therapeutic Garden Walking program provides a full year of unlimited visits to Morikami, for participants to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, peace and serenity of the gardens. For more information and to register, please visit the dedicated Stroll for Well-Being page by clicking the button below. Stroll For Well-Being Program Page Participants …

11:00AM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Saturday, October 26, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Saturday, November 9, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Saturday, November 9, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30AM, Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30AM, Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Saturday, January 18, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Saturday, February 22, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Saturday, February 22, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
11:00AM, Saturday, March 21, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
1:30PM, Saturday, March 21, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Upcoming
Speaker Series
The Gardener Did It
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

7:00PM, Friday, October 25, 2019
Morikami Theater
Member ticket price $7
Upcoming
2019-2020 Speaker Series
Speaker Series: Anime Architecture Exhibition

The Architecture of Ghost in the Shell Talk and Q & A by Stefan Riekeles, curator of Anime Architecture The heroic action and visionary science-fiction of the feature film Ghost in the Shell (1995) takes place against the backdrop of a meticulously crafted world. In this presentation, Stefan Riekeles illuminates the artists behind this movie as architectural dreamers, operating …

1:00PM, Friday, November 8, 2019
Morikami Theater
FREE for everyone with paid museum admission.

Tickets are given out on a first come, first serve basis starting at 10:00am the day of the event.

The theater tends to be cold so you may want to bring a jacket or sweater with you.
Upcoming
Museum Store Sunday
On Sunday, December 1, more than 700 Museum Stores, representing 50 states, 10 countries, and 3 continents, will celebrate Museum Store Sunday by showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission specific gifts.
10:00AM, Sunday, December 1, 2019
Lobby
Upcoming
Film Screening
Mirai by Mamoru Hosoda
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

11:00AM, Sunday, December 15, 2019
Morikami Theater
Dubbed in English. FREE for members as part Member Appreciation Weekend – Please reserve your tickets.
2:00PM, Sunday, December 15, 2019
Morikami Theater
In Japanese, subtitled in English. FREE for members as part Member Appreciation Weekend – Please reserve your tickets.
Upcoming
Documentary Film
Kusama: Infinity
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

7:00PM, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Morikami Theater
Member ticket price $7
Upcoming
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Moon Over Morikami Gala 2020

On February 8, 2020 spend an exceptional evening beneath the moon at Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens where the night’s proceeds will benefit Morikami’s 4Es: Exhibitions, Expansion, Educational & Emotional Wellness programs. The evening will feature fabulous food, wine and sake, dancing to the energetic music of Libido, Miami’s premier live band, show stopping items …

6:30PM, Saturday, February 8, 2020
Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Upcoming
Film Screening
Welcome To The Space Show
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

A film by Kōji Masunari & Masaaki Yuasa Run Time: 53 min. Release Date 2019 Rating: Not Rated It seems like just another lazy summer is in store for Amane and her older cousin Natsuki. Lolling about the Japanese countryside, the days are blithe and boundless. But boredom quickly vanishes when they find an injured dog in the woods …

11:00AM, Sunday, February 23, 2020
Morikami Theater
Dubbed in English. (Children ages 3 and under free)
2:00PM, Sunday, February 23, 2020
Morikami Theater
In Japanese, subtitled in English. (Children ages 3 and under free)
Upcoming
Morikami Goes…to Portland, OR

A magnificent tour of Portland’s gardens, museums and culinary explorations await those seeking to broaden their cultural horizons. This five day, four night trip includes visits to some of Portland’s most notable stops, including: The Portland Japanese Gardens (private tour) The Lan Su Chinese Gardens (private tour) The Samaritan Gardens of Lebanon, Oregon (guided tour provided …

7:00PM, Thursday, March 5, 2020
Off-site
7:00PM, Monday, March 9, 2020
Off-site
Upcoming
Music Concert
KOKORO: Synchronizing Heart and Mind
Sponsored by the JM Family Enterprises and Residence Inn Boca Raton by Marriott

Join us in an artistic adventure with performers from Japan and Florida united in an evening of dance and musical revelry to join our kokoro. Kokoro in Japanese is used interchangeably to mean the “heart” and “mind.” In Japan there is no separation of the two, compared to the Western notion where the heart and minds act independently …

7:00PM, Friday, March 13, 2020
Morikami Theater
Member ticket price $30
Upcoming
Film Series
Shoplifters
Sponsored by JM Family Enterprises

7:00PM, Friday, April 24, 2020
Morikami Theater
Member ticket price $5
Upcoming
Speaker Series
Cultural Encounters: An Exercise in Rethinking Modern, Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Perspective of Asian Migration to the Region
Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

1:00PM, Friday, May 8, 2020
Morikami Theater
No reservations. Tickets will be given out the day of the event, at a first come, first served basis.
Upcoming
World Bonsai Day
World Bonsai Day celebrates the legacy of bonsai master Saburo Kato (1915-2008), a key figure in the modern history of bonsai. Mr. Kato was the third-generation owner of “Mansei-en,” located in Omiya (just north of Tokyo) and one of the most famous bonsai nurseries in the world. Today Omiya Bonsai Village is known as the “Bonsai Mecca” of the world.
10:00AM, Saturday, May 9, 2020
Morikami Gardens
All events are free with paid museum admission.
Upcoming
Film Series
Lu Over The Wall
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

11:00AM, Sunday, May 10, 2020
Morikami Theater
Dubbed in English.
2:00PM, Sunday, May 10, 2020
Morikami Theater
In Japanese, subtitled in English.
Upcoming
Film Series
Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1
Sponsored by the Rubens Family Foundation

2:00AM, Saturday, June 13, 2020
Morikami Theater
Dubbed in English
11:00AM, Saturday, June 13, 2020
Morikami Theater
In Japanese, subtitled in English
Upcoming
Film Series
Mary and the Witch's Flower
Sponsored by The Rubens Family Foundation

11:00AM, Saturday, July 11, 2020
Morikami Theater
Dubbed in English.
2:00PM, Saturday, July 11, 2020
Morikami Theater
In Japanese, subtitled in English.
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