Florida Museums

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden, Winter Park, FL
This museum is dedicated to the life works of noted Czech-American sculptor Albin Polasek (1879-1965).

Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala, FL
Collection of 19th C. European art, etc.

Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL
The Bass Museum of Art is one of very few in the southeastern United States to provide an overview of European painting, sculpture, and textiles from the Renaissance to the present and holds the only such collection in southeast Florida. The dramatic spaces designed for the museum by Arata Isozaki permit a new installation of historic works from the museum's permanent collection.

Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
Fully accredited museum, with a fine Permanent Collection of over 3000 pieces.

Bonnet House, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bonnet House is a whimsical 35 acre subtropical beach front estate. It was donated to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 by Evelyn Bartlett.

Civil War Soldiers Museum, Pensacola, FL
Explore 19th century America and the lives of Civil War soldiers who served in the great Confederate and Union armies and navies. Our 4,200 sq. feet of exhibit space currently houses a diverse collection and currently one of the largest Civil War medical collections in the world.

Flagler Museum, Palm Beach, FL
Completed in 1902, Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate, was hailed as "more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Museum highlights include tours, exhibits, and Flagler's railcar.

Florida Association of Museums, a listing, FL
A website that includes a searchable directory of all museums in Florida, plus a listing of exhibits that can be searched by month.

Florida Holocaust Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
Advances public awareness, education and understanding of the Holocaust. Provides educational resource about genocide for teachers, students and visitors. Request tours, teaching trunks, survivor presentations, teacher trainings and workshops.

Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
International blockbuster exhibitions such as Treasures of the Czars, Titanic: The Exhibition and Empires of Mystery. (800) 777-9882 for current exhibition.

Great Explorations, The Hands On Museum, St. Petersburg, FL
Interactive museum offering hands on exhibits and family fun that teaches artistic and scientific concepts. Outreach programs and museum rentals available. Traveling exhibits available: Insect Zoo, Creatures of the Dark, Mirror Magic and Maze Mania.

Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa, FL
Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, The Henry B. Plant Museum interprets the turn-of-the century 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel and the lifestyles of America's Guilded Age. The National Historic Landmark building houses opulent furnishings original to the hotel.

International Museum of Cartoon Art, Boca Raton, FL
World's largest collection of original cartoon and comic strip art (over 165,000 pieces of art). Founded by Mort Walker (of Beetle Bailey and Hi & Lois). PEANUTS (Snoopy & Gang), GARFIELD and many more"mainstream"cartoon and comic strips are represented at the Museum. First and only place where Disney and Looney Tunes characters have been"blended"in displays under one roof.

International Sport Aviation Museum (ISAM), Lakeland, FL
The international Sport Aviation Museum plays a vital roll in the advancement of aviation technology and research. ISAM serves as a tribute to thosewho have shaped our aviation history and stands as a challange to all who follow.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which is affiliated with Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. The Museum of Art, recognized as the state art museum of Florida, includes 21 galleries of internationally recognized European and American art with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and other baroque masters.

Junior Museum of Bay County, Panama City, FL
The mission of the Junior Museum of Bay County is to inspire and educate children through interactive exhibits and programs focusing on science, history, cultural studies, and the environment.

Latin American Art Museum, MIAMI, FL
One of the few museums dedicated to contemporary Spanish and Latin American Art. Monthly exhibitions. Permanent collection of more than 450 artworks.

Lawrence E. Will Museum, Belle Glade, FL
The Museum’s mission is to collect, conserve, display, and organize - for educational and research goals - the artifacts, memorabilia, photographic, and written records pertinent to this unique organic-soil, sub-tropical region adjacent to Lake Okeechobee and the upper Everglades.

Liberty Bell Memorial Museum, Melbourne, FL
Centerpiece of the museum is a full-sized replica of the Liberty Bell. Also contains many copies of historical documents, military uniforms and war memorabilia. Building is a coverted water tank from the 1920s. There are also collections of model war planes, war ships, and of course American flags of every era of American history. Paintings and photos of presidents and historic events and sites line the walls.

Lightner Museum, St. Augustine, FL
Splendors from the Gilded Age cut glass, Victorian art glass, furnishings, costumes, mechanical musical instruments.

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL
Miami Art Museum exhibits, collects, preserves and interprets international art of the western hemisphere. The focus is on works from the 1940s to the present, complemented by art from other eras for historical perspective.

Miami Museum of Science, Miami, Florida, FL

Morikami, Delray Beach, FL
An exhibition of quality depicting the Japanese settlement of South Florida in the early 1900's. Culture, art, horticulture, and history.

Morse Museum, Winter Park, FL
Tiffany Collection.

Museum of Advertising Icons, South Florida, FL

Museum of Arts and Sciences, Daytona Beach, FL
Located in the heart of Florida's last remaining coastal hammock preserve, the 50,000 square foot facility is one of the leading major cultural institutions dedicated to interpreting the areas of art, science and Florida history for Central and North Florida audiences through a host of nationally and internationally important permanent and changing exhibitions and programs.

Museum of Contemporary Art/North Miami, North Miami, FL
The Museum of Contemporary Art in North Miami offers residents and visitors to South Florida, 8-10 cutting-edge art exhibitions annually, along with a wide variety of public and education programs

Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, FL
The Orlando Museum of Art is committed to collecting, preserving and interpreting notalbe works or art, and presenting exhibitions of local, regional, national and international significane. The OMA is proud to have important permanent collections of American Art, Art of the Ancient Americas and African Art.

Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Current exhibitions, classes, lectures, educational programs.

Salvador Dali Museum, St Petersburg, FL
Contains images of 159 of Dali's works

St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, FL
Noted for it collection of late 19th and early 20th century European and American collection, it is also the home of the finest collection of photographs in the SE US. There is also an active music program and continuing educational activities for all ages.

St. Petersburg Museum of History, St. Petersburg, FL
The St. Petersburg Museum of History showcases St. Petersburg History from pre-history to the present. Museum has four galleries and features two to four annual exhibits.

Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
A cultural mecca located downtown along the scenic Hillsborough River, the Tampa Museum of Art provides a broad range of art-related experiences for visitors of all ages. One of the Southeastís finest museums, there are changing exhibitions that range from contemporary to classic, and a renowned permanent collection of Greek and Roman antiquities.

Turn Of The Century Electrotherapy Museum, Loxahatchee, FL
Quack Medical Devices," Violet Ray"Devices, Antique Tesla Coils, Faradic Medical Batteries, Diathermy Machines, Arc Lamps, Magneto-Electric Machines, and more"shocking"and sometimes hilarious devices thought to cure disease. This is a virtual museum.

Vizcaya, Miami, FL
Vizcaya is a museum for the European decorative arts with period rooms in the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo, and Neo-classic style. It is located in an Italian Renaissance style villa that was built between 1914 and 1916 as the winter residence of the industrialist James Deering. The villa is surrounded by formal gardens.

Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL
The Wolfsonian holds more than 70,000 objects predominantly from North America and Europe, providing rich evidence of the cultural, political, and technological changes that swept the world in the century preceding the end of World War II. The collection features furniture, decorative arts, industrial design, paintings, sculpture, architectural models, works on paper, books, and ephemera.




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