Being a huge Dali fan I looked forward to visiting this museum for a very long time. The structure is grand. The exhibits are adequate. The commercialism is bothersome. The entrance fees are overpriced. The most troubling aspect of the museum is the “Men in Black” security team hovering around your every move. It was worse than uncomfortable. It was intimidating. I think their problem was with my toddler grandchild, who was confined to a stroller and being kept as quiet as any toddler can be expected to be. There was conversation, but there was no loud talking or crying by my grandchild. Regardless, the “Men in Black” followed us continually, shushing every peep our grandchild made, which was completely unnecessary. Several other patrons commented on how intrusive the “Men in Black” were being. The final straw was when our grandchild kicked off a shoe and was told by a very large, intimidating “Man in Black” to put it back on. At this point we all left without seeing the rest of the exhibits. If this museum does not want young children admitted it should post a policy not allowing young children in strollers rather than take the adult’s admission fees, which as said before are not inexpensive, and then have the security team do their best to make the adults feel so unwelcome that they need to leave. I have frequented many museums, mainly in NYC, Washington DC, and Chicago. I understand the need for security, but what the Dali Museum allows and/or encourages is outrageous.
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