Oct 2, 2023 - Things to Do

"Friends" pop-up exhibit coming to Miami

A woman poses on a couch in front of a fake fountain at "The Friends Experience"

Cue the opening credits. Photo: Courtesy of Original X Productions

Could this be any more exciting? Fans of "Friends" can soon immerse themselves in the world of the classic sitcom at a pop-up event coming to Aventura Mall.

Driving the news: Iconic sets from the show will come to life when "The Friends Experience: The One in Miami" kicks off Oct. 27.

  • The touring exhibit, which runs through next March, was originally created for the show's 25th anniversary in New York.

Why it matters: Apart from its quotability and impact on American culture, "Friends" has also been credited for helping teach English to generations of non-native speakers.

Details: Die-hard fans can explore the show's history and relive their favorite moments, like the enduring "PIVOT!" scene where Ross and friends try to get a couch up the stairs.

  • Pose in front of the fountain from the opening credits, lounge in Joey and Chandler's recliners or step into a recreated Central Perk, among other attractions.
  • The experience is between 30 and 45 minutes long.
Attendees at "The Friends Experience" recreate the "Pivot!" scene where they try to push a couch up the stairs.
"PIVOT!" Photo: Courtesy of Original X Productions

Plus, you can buy exclusive products at a pop-up "Friends" store available to ticketed and non-ticketed guests when you're done.

If you go: Tickets start at $27.50 for off-peak hours and $37.50 for peak, plus fees.

  • It's located at Treats Food Hall on the third level of the mall.
  • Guests 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Children 3 and under are free.

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