A Selfie Museum opened in Miami? But is it safe?

Noble Horvath

The Selfie Museum in Wynwood The Selfie Museum in Wynwood While you were busy hibernating, hoarding TP and doomscrolling, a new museum in Miami was taking shape. A museum dedicated to something everyone hates to love: the selfie. Despite the ongoing pandemic, you can visit this Wynwood spot and take […]

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The Selfie Museum in Wynwood

While you were busy hibernating, hoarding TP and doomscrolling, a new museum in Miami was taking shape.

A museum dedicated to something everyone hates to love: the selfie.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, you can visit this Wynwood spot and take all the hedonistic, fun pictures you desire. Mask on, or mask off.

This brings to mind: Is a selfie with a mask called a maskie? We digress.

“Hello Miami! The ultimate fun house is coming to you!” wrote the establishment on Instagram over the summer with a tease of what was to come. “We take photo ops to an entirely new level of awesomeness.”

The 3,000-square-foot “immersive” space features 25-plus installations, murals, local art, and creative backdrops. Bananas, gumball machines, giant wings, happy face emojis, a wall of donuts. They’ve got it all for the ‘Gram.

Now back to the not so fun part: COVID restrictions, because this is 2020.

Manager Michael Timothy tells the Miami Herald the staff is taking all necessary precautions against COVID-19.

Think contactless payments, hand sanitizer stations, enforced social distancing and reduced capacity. The space can accommodate 200 people but it’s currently operating at around 20 percent, he said.

After guests visit a room, it is thoroughly cleaned and wiped down before the next person can enter, Timothy says. Masks are “encouraged,” but can be taken off once the posing begins.

“We’re on top of things,” he said. “We are trying to be safe and considerate and above the standard and have fun, too.“

Selfie Museum

179 NW 25th St., Miami. Adult tickets: $29 on weekdays, $34 on weekends. Kids age 5-12, $22. Four and under, free. 305-549-5020; www.miamiselfiemuseum.com

Celebrity/real time news reporter Madeleine Marr has been with The Miami Herald since 2003. She has covered such features as travel, fashion and food. In 2007, she helped launch the newspaper’s daily People Page, attending red carpet events, awards ceremonies and press junkets; interviewing some of the biggest names in show business; and hosting her own online show. She is originally from New York City and has two daughters.

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