Florida there is much more to see than theme parks, visit some
of Florida's wonderful museums. Here you will find exhibits and
collections dedicated to art, history, science and aviation
guide to Museums of Florida
The museum exhibits and rare artifacts show how Seminole ancestors
lived in the Florida swamps and Everglades. Nature trails will
take you throughout the beautiful 60-acre cypress dome to a living
village. The museum also has interactive computers, and a Native
American gift shop.
Museum of Art
N.E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7100 Fax: 352-236-7136
Florida's largest year round lineup of internationally acclaimed
special exhibitions. Permanent collections feature: International
Contemporary Art, a renowned collection of 19th Century European
paintings, sculptures, decorative arts movies, workshops, lectures
and special events.
Historical Society and Museum of Apopkans
122 E Fifth St Apopka, Florida 32703 Tel: 407-703-1707
Force Space and Missile Museum
Cape Canaveral Air Station. Tel:321-853-3245
Rockets, defense missiles, satellites and other space-related
objects are displayed. Introducing the history of rockets and
space flight. Site of first US satellite launch and first two
Museum of Art and Science
1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, 32935. Tel:321-242-0737
Science Center with many hands on activities for children
Key Museum State Park
Cedar Key, Florida
Cedar Key Museum State Park was established in 1962 and dedicated
to St. Clair Whitman who operated the first museum in Cedar Key.
Most of Mr. Whitman’s collections are displayed in the museum.
These collections include exhibits on the Timucuan Indians, antique
glassware, old bottles, a very complete collection of sea shells,
items from the pencil manufacturing days, fiber broom and brush
manufacturing, and photographs of old Cedar Key.
1334 Carrabelle. Fl 32322
To preserve the memory of the Amphibious soldiers who trained
and served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
Convention State Museum
Port St. Joe, Florida
The Constitution Convention and the vanished city of St. Joseph
are featured here.
Capital State Museum
A dome forming the center of the museum houses an unusual map
that features the unique woods of Florida: lignumvitae, the hardest
wood; leadwood or black ironwood, the heaviest wood; and buttonwood,
the wood that burns the hottest and produces very little smoke.
Christmas Historical Park & Museum
1300 Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL 32709. Tel: 407-568-4149
A 25 acre park with a replica fort built in 1837 during the Second
Seminole Indian War, traditional Florida "Cracker" house, sugar
and tennis courts, playground, rental pavilions and picnic areas
100 Second Street North - St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The Florida International Museum features a permanent Kennedy
family exhibition plus rotating exhibits in a fun, exciting and
educational environment. Over 30,000 square-feet, two theaters,
audio tour of the Kennedy collection. In the heart of the restaurant
and entertainment district of St. Petersburg.
Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum
The museum allows visitors a chance to see the history that many
only heard about. Here you can see the restoration of vintage
aircraft take place and then taken out to stretch their wings
again right over the museum for all to see and hear!.
Museum of Natural History
Offering more than 25 million specimens of amphibians, birds,
butterflies, fish, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, vertebrate and
invertebrate fossils, recent and fossil plants and associated
databases and libraries, the Florida Museum is the largest natural
history museum in the Southeast.
Museum of Archaeology & Natural History
Exhibits include dinosaurs, paleontology, minerals, the geology,
history and first natives of Florida, shipwrecks and underwater
archaeology, Pre-Columbian ceramics African, Egyptian, and many
Mediterranean cultures. School tours, workshops, outreaches, birthdays
and theme parties available. Family archaeology and fossil trips.
Halifax Historical Museum
Explore 10,000 Years of History and Folklife in Greater Miami,
South Florida and the Caribbean
America/Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
1601 Oak Street, Melbourne. Tel:321-727-1776
American historical museum featuring a full size replica of the
Liberty Bell. Honor America organizes, promotes and operates public
service projects such as a speakers bureau, essay contests, historical
movie showings, scholarships, band concerts, patriotic celebrations,
and displays important local, national historical and military
B. Plant Museum
This quintessential Victorian palace features unique Moorish revival
architecture and dramatic minarets. Visitors can enjoy the opulent
European furniture and art treasures of the original railroad
resort and the Gilded Age. The museum also features a permanent
exhibit on the Spanish American War.
Gorrie State Museum
Specialising in the preservation and promotion of the history
of Florida, particularly the southeast region and the area between
the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River and the Jupiter Inlet.
Near Merritt Square Mall. 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy., Merritt Island.
Artifacts from the Civil War to the present, displays show uniforms,
medals, model airplanes, military library.
Museum of American Art
Exit 45 at Fairbanks Avenue; right on Fairbanks, left on Park
Avenue; museum is at Canton and Park avenues.
Museum of American Folk Art
900 East Princeton Street Orlando, Florida 32803
The Mennello Museum of American Folk Art was created to house
and exhibit the paintings of the primitive genius, folk painter,
Earl Cunningham (1893-1977). The museum is dedicated to the work
of this national treasure.The museum endeavors to preserve, exhibit,
and interpret the Museum's outstanding permanent collection of
paintings by Earl Cunningham (1893-1977). The Museum also seeks
to enrich the public through special exhibitions, publications,
and programs that celebrate outstanding traditional and contemporary
Amercian folk artists.
Museum & Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, Florida
The Morikami Museum celebrates the living culture of Japan and
the unique history of a Japanese farming colony in Florida. Morikami
Park offers 200 acres of tranquil pine forest, nature trails,
lakes and waterfalls, shaded picnic pavilions, Japanese Gardens
and bonsai collections
Brevard Historical Museum
301 South Washington Ave, Titusville. Tel:321-269-3658
The museum displays photographs, furniture, clothing and artifacts
that reflect the lifestyle of early Titusville and surrounding
areas, including an 1877 Florida Star printing press and hand
prints of the original Mercury astronauts.
Orlando Science Center
is 207,000 square-foot "hands-on" learning center with hundreds
of interactives for all ages.
Orlando Museum of Art
is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable
works of art.
School Square Cultural Arts Center
A nationally recognized historic preservation project, thanks
to the determination of a local group of citizens who saved the
1913 Delray Beach Elementary and 1925 Delray Beach High School
buildings from demolition
Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of rural
Florida. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement offers guests the opportunity
to see Florida life as it was around the turn of the century.
17 King Street St. Augustine, FL 32084. 1-800-584-4781
Museum of Art
800 E. Palmetto St. Lakeland, FL 863-688-7743 Fax: 863-688-2611
The museum houses nine galleries on two floors, with pre-Columbian
artifacts, outdoor sculpture gardens, exhibits with works from
the permanent collection, and works by Polk County school students.
Pensacola Museum of Art
Fine art exhibitions every six weeks with a variety of related
programs such as lectures, workshops for children and adults,
and free family days.
Believe It Or Not Museum
located at 8201 International Drive 2 blocks south of Sandlake
road, just off (Eastbound) exit 29 or (Westbound) 29A from Interstate
4.St Augustine, Florida
See the weird and the wonderful!
Walk of Fame Museum - U.S.
Miracle City Mall, Titusville, FL 32782-6385. Tel:321-264-0434
A one-of-a-kind museum illustrating America's history in space
exploration by displaying hundreds of rare photos, space patches
and pins, space hardware, flight suits, shuttle tiles, bronzed
handprints of Apollo and shuttle astronauts and miscellaneous
memorabilia. Also included is a reading library of space-oriented
books, magazine articles, documents and mission directories as
well as video tapes.
- it's an experience for young and old alike, displays include
photographs, sequined costumes, performing props, miniature circuses,
and elaborately carved circus wagons
Bear Museum of Naples
2511 Pine Ridge Road Naples, Florida 34109
The Teddy Bear Museum features nearly 4000 bears from miniature
to life-size; antique/limited edition bears, teddy bear art and
a gift shop with one-of-a-kind items.
Antique Car Museum
The Tallahassee Antique Car Museum features more than 85 rare
automobiles, the original Batmobiles, pedal cars, boat motors
dating back to 1908, Indian artifacts, motorcycles, cash registers,
golf collections, and more.
Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129. Tel:305-250-9133
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens provides a window to both the history
of Miami, graced by the villa since it completion in 1916; and
to the Italian Renaissance, represented in the Museum's architecture.
Its art and furnishings portray 400 years of European history.
Visual Arts Center
Located in downtown Panama City on the corner of Fourth Street
and Harrison Avenue, across from the Martin Theatre.
The museum features a children's hands-on Impressions Gallery
and gift shop. Exhibits spotlight local, regional, and national