Free Museums: No-Cost Exhibits in Miami and Fort Lauderdale This Month

New Year, new you, right? At least that's the baffling idea on everyone's mind come every New Year. The motive to change oneself at the start of a new year is usually moral laziness disguised in an excuse to change all the character imperfections both inside and out.

But we're not here to judge. We here at Cultist are all about encouragement, and we can't think of a better way to be a better you than by relishing all our cultural hub of a city has to offer -- especially if you're getting a bargain while doing it.

This Saturday and Sunday, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch's Museums on Us promotion allows cardholders to score free admission to 18 participating Florida museums, eight of which are peppered throughout South Florida. Here are the museums with new exhibitions and goings-on to help you start the year off on the right cultural foot.

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Vanessa Martin