MIAMI MUSEUMS


 

Coral Castle
28655 S Dixie Hwy, Homestead, FL 33033, USA/ 1305.248.6345/ coralcastle.com

Coral Castle is an oolite limestone structure created by the Latvian American eccentric Edward Leedskalnin (1887–1951) located in Leisure City, Florida, in Miami-Dade County at the intersection of South Dixie Highway (U.S. 1) and SW 157th Avenue. The structure comprises numerous megalithic stones (mostly limestone formed from coral), each weighing several tons. It is currently a privately operated tourist attraction. Coral Castle is noted for legends surrounding its creation that claim it was built single-handedly by Leedskalnin using reverse magnetism or supernatural abilities to move and carve numerous stones weighing many tons. Open: Sun - Thu, 8 am - 6 pm; Fri, Sat, 8 am - 8 pm.

 

 
 

Coral Springs Museum of Art
2855 Coral Springs Dr, Coral Springs, FL 33065, USA/ 1954.344.5990/ coralspringsmuseum.org

Since it's opening in early 1997, Coral Springs Museum of Art has served Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade Counties, Florida. The Museum focuses on highlighting present day, nationally recognized and Florida artists who create Traditional, Modern, Postmodern and Digital art. The Museum is all about creating an art immersion experience through arts classes and projects. Museum patrons are given the chance to express what they have experienced from the Museum and to remove the "do not touch" mentality in experiencing art. Along with Museum's permanent collection, every three months the Museum offers new exhibits to the community. The Museum has hosted many "blockbuster" exhibitions, including well-known artists such as Alexandra Nichita, Romero Britto, Wolf Kahn, Duane Hansen, Clyde Butcher, Jose Bedia, Royo, Yuroz, Dale Chihuly and Toulouse-Lautrec. We do this to expose our visitors to varying art mediums and new experiences each time they visit the Museum. Open: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm.

 

 
 
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Cornell Fine Arts Museum
1000 Holt Avenue-2765, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA/ 1407.646.2526/ www.rollins.edu

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is located on the Winter Park campus of Rollins College and is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area. The museum houses more than 5,000 objects ranging from antiquity through contemporary eras, including rare old master paintings and a comprehensive collection of prints, drawings, and photographs. The museum displays temporary exhibitions on a rotating basis along with the permanent collection. Open: Tue, 10 am - 7 pm, Wed - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm, Sat, Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square
51 N Swinton Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444, USA/ 1561.243.7922/ oldschoolsquare.org

The Cornell Art Museum at Old School Square opened in the former elementary school in the Old School Square section of Delray Beach, Florida in 1990. It features 6 exhibition galleries and an interactive children's gallery that focus on regional, national and international exhibits of fine art, craft and American culture. The museum is named after Delray residents Harriet W. and George D. Cornell. Formerly, the Delray Beach Historical Society occupied a second floor gallery space at the Cornell Museum. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sun, 12 am - 4:30 pm.

 
 
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Crealdé School of Art
600 St Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, Florida, USA/ 1407.671.1886/ www.crealde.org

Crealdé Arts, Inc. was founded in 1975 by William Jenkins to promote local artists by providing studio and gallery space. With profits earned from sales and rentals, Jenkins established ArtReach to provide art experiences to seniors and disabled individuals. By 1978, Crealdé evolved into a teaching center and became a 501-3-C organization. In the 1980s, three artistic departments were established and the curriculum was expanded. A fine arts gallery was established in 1980 and in 1996 the gallery was named after Crealdé’s founder and his wife. Throughout the 1990s, Crealdé expanded on its mission, established a scholarship fund, launched the new emerging artist programs, and deepened its commitment to make the arts available to the widest segment of the population. Open: Mon - Thu, 9 am - 4 pm; Fri, Sat, 9 am - 1 pm.

 
 

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, Florida 32204, USA/ 1904.356.6857/ www.cummermuseum.org

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is a museum located in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 1961 after the death of Ninah Cummer, who bequeathed her gardens and personal art collection to the new museum. The Cummer Museum has since expanded to include the property owned by Ninah's brother-in-law, but it still includes her original garden designs and a portion of her home with its historic furnishing. The museum and gardens attract 130,000 visitors annually. Open: Tue, 10 am - 9 pm; Wed - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm; Sun, 12 am - 4 pm.

 

 
 
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Daytona 500 Experience
One Daytona Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA/ 1800.748.7467/ www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

The Daytona 500 Experience, formerly known as Daytona USA, was an interactive motorsports attraction and museum located at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Intrinsically linked to the Daytona 500, the museum primarily focused on exhibits related to NASCAR. The attraction also included exhibits related to the Daytona 200 motorcycle race, the 24 Hours of Daytona, as well as the Daytona Beach & Road Course.

 
 

De Soto National Memorial
8300 Desoto Memorial Hwy, Bradenton, FL 34209, USA/ 1941.792.0458/ www.nationalparks.org

De Soto National Memorial, in Manatee County 5 miles (8 km) west of Bradenton, Florida, commemorates the 1539 landing of Hernando de Soto and the first extensive organized exploration by Europeans of what is now the southern United States. The memorial includes 26 acres (11 ha), where the Manatee River joins Tampa Bay. It has 3,000 feet (910 m) of coastline; eighty percent of the area is mangrove swamp. Open: Daily, 9 am -5 pm.

 
 

Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing
13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, Florida, USA/ 1352.245.8661/ garlits.com

The Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is located at 13700 SW 16th Ave, Ocala, Florida, just off Interstate 75. Opened in 1984, it chronicles the history of the sport of drag racing. Some 90 racing cars can be seen in the Drag Race building, while a further 50 vehicles are in the Antique Car building. Many of the Garlits "Swamp Rat" cars are here, but he also turns out to be a pack rat with an accumulation of cars and memorabilia from other top names in the sport. The iconic cars of Dean Moon, the Mooneyes gas dragster and the Moonbeam sports car are on display. Open: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Museum of Arts and Sciences (Daytona Beach)
352 S Nova Road, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA/ 1386.255.0285/ www.moas.org

The Museum of Arts and Sciences, often referred to as MOAS, is a museum in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States. The museum is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. It is home to over 30,000 objects, making it one of the largest museums in central Florida. Open: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 11 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Salvador Dalí Museum
1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA/ 1727.823.3767/ thedali.org

The Salvador Dalí Museum is an art museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, United States, dedicated to the work of Salvador Dalí. It houses the largest collection of Dalí's works outside Europe. It is located on the downtown St. Petersburg waterfront by 5th Avenue Southeast, Bay Shore Drive, and Dan Wheldon Way. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places. Open: Mon - Wed, 10 am - 5:30 pm; Thu, 10 am - 8 pm; Fri - Sun, 9 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, Florida, USA/ 1727.298.3322/ www.dfac.org

DFAC brings art to the community through studio classes for all ages, contemporary art exhibitions, a children’s hands-on museum, summer art camps + special events. DFAC programs are conducted at our main campus, The Gladys Douglas School for the Arts on Michigan Boulevard + our satellite studios at: Stirling Commons, the Cottage Campus in Weaver Park and the Institute for Creative Arts in downtown Dunedin.

 
 

Dunedin Historical Museum
349 Main Street, Dunedin, Florida 34698, USA/ 1727.736.1176/ www.dunedinmuseum.org

The Dunedin Historical Museum is a local history museum located in downtown Dunedin in the U.S. state of Florida. Founded in 1970, the museum is housed in a former railroad depot built by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1924. The former rail line that serviced the depot, originally built by the Orange Belt Railway in 1888 and last used for a series of special excursion trips from nearby Tarpon Springs and back on March 8, 1987, was converted into a section of the Pinellas Trail in the 1990s. The museum contains 2,000 artifacts, 2,500 photographs, and a library of books that convey a great deal of information on Dunedin's past. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm.

 

 
 

Elliott Museum

825 Northeast Ocean Boulevard, Stuart, Florida 34996, USA/ 1772.225.1961/ elliottmuseum.org

The Elliott Museum, located at 825 N.E. Ocean Blvd. on Hutchinson Island in Stuart, Florida, United States, focuses on art, history, and technology. Named after the prolific inventor Sterling Elliott, the museum features a changing exhibition gallery and an art studio; maritime, baseball, and local history galleries; and bicycles, classic wooden boats, motorcycles, over 90 cars and trucks, and even an airplane. Over 50 vehicles are displayed in a unique robotic racking system which retrieves vehicles on demand for display on a turntable. The Elliott Museum has one of the largest collections of historic Ford Model A and Model AA commercial vehicles in the world. Open: Mon - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Ernest Hemingway House

907 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040, USA/ 1305.294.1136/ www.hemingwayhome.com

The Ernest Hemingway House, officially known as the Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum, was the residence of author Ernest Hemingway in Key West, Florida, United States. It is located at 907 Whitehead Street, across from the Key West lighthouse, close to the Southern coast of the island. On November 24, 1968, it was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

 
 

Fantasy of Flight

1400 Broadway Blvd, Polk City, Florida, USA/1863.984.3500/ www.fantasyofflight.com

Fantasy of Flight is an aviation-related attraction in Polk City, Florida, United States that takes visitors back to the pioneering days of early flight, World War I, World War II and beyond. The attraction opened in November 1995, and houses the world's largest private aircraft collection on display. It became the new home for much of owner Kermit Weeks' collection of aircraft that were previously housed at the Weeks Air Museum in Tamiami, Florida and were damaged to varying degrees by Hurricane Andrew in 1992.

 
 

Flagler Museum

Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA/ 1561.655.2833/ www.flaglermuseum.us

Flagler Museum, also known as Whitehall, is a 75-room mansion open to the public in Palm Beach, Florida in the United States. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Henry Flagler, one of the founders of Standard Oil, built Whitehall for his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 
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Florida Air Museum

4175 Medulla Rd, Lakeland, Florida, USA/ 1863.644.2431/ www.flysnf.org

The Florida Air Museum is designated as Florida’s “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center.” It features a display of aircraft including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques and warbirds. The museum is housed in a main building and a hangar annex. Both are located on the campus of the Sun 'n Fun fly-in and expo, which supplies much of the funding for the museum's collections and programs. The museum's collection includes some unique and notable aircraft, including many homebuilt aircraft.

 
 

Florida Holocaust Museum

55 5th St. S, Saint Petersburg, FL 33701, USA/ 1727.820.0100/ www.flholocaustmuseum.org

The Florida Holocaust Museum is a Holocaust museum located at 55 Fifth Street South in St. Petersburg, Florida. Formerly known as the Holocaust Center, the museum officially changed to its current name in 1999. Founded in 1992, it moved to its current location in 1998. It is one of the largest Holocaust museums in the United States. It was founded by Walter and Edith Lobenberg both of whom were German Jews who escaped persecution in Nazi Germany by immigrating to the United States. Open: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2710, USA/ 1352.846.2000/ www.flmnh.ufl.edu

The Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH) is the State of Florida's official state-sponsored and chartered natural history museum. Its main facilities are located at 3215 Hull Road on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. The main public exhibit facility, Powell Hall and the attached McGuire Center, are located in the Cultural Plaza, which it shares with the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art and the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The main research facility and former public exhibits building, Dickinson Hall, is located on the east side of campus at the corner of Museum Road and Newell Drive. Open: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, Sun, 1 pm - 5 pm.

 
 

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

400 N. Ashley Drive, Cube 200, Tampa, Florida 33602, USA/ 1813.221.2222/ fmopa.org

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) occupies the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Cube, adjacent to Rivergate Tower in downtown Tampa, Florida. FMoPA is part of the Waterfront Arts District, along with the Tampa Museum of Art and Glazer Children's Museum, all located alongside the Tampa Riverwalk. Open: Mon - Thu, 11 am - 6 pm; Fri, 11 am - 7 pm; Sat, Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Florida Pioneer Museum

826 S Krome Ave, Florida City, FL 33034, USA/ 1305.246.9531/ floridapioneermuseum.org

The Florida Pioneer Museum is a historic site in Florida City, Florida, United States. It was founded in 1962 with the donation of Indian artifacts by Dr. Herbert S. Zim and tools by a group of civic minded women. On August 14, 1973, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Museum's building is located in the old Homestead Florida East Coast Railroad station agent's home that was built in 1904. The house was moved to the current location in the mid-1960s to serve as a museum about the local area. The land the building sits on was donated by Henry and Jacqueline Brooker. Open: Mon - Fri, 7 am - 2 am.

 
 

Florida State Capitol

400 S Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL 32399, USA/ 1850.487.1902/ www.flhistoriccapitol.gov

On the site of the Capitol Complex, in Tallahassee, Florida, US, are four very different buildings. The oldest is the nineteenth-century Old Capitol, restored and shrunken to its 1902 state. The other three are the House and Senate chambers and a 22-story Executive Office Building, sometimes called the New Capitol. The Old Capitol is an architecturally and historically significant building, having been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The capitol is located at the intersection of Apalachee Parkway and Monroe Street in downtown Tallahassee, Florida, the state capital. Apalachee Parkway, a major east–west road built in 1957, dead-ends at the Capitol Complex, figuratively providing access from central and south Florida in the days before Florida's Turnpike was built. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4:30 pm; Sat, 10 am - 4:30 pm; Sun, 12 am - 4:30 pm.

 
 

Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts

530 W Call Street, 250 Fine Arts Building, Tallahassee, FL 32306-1140, USA/ 1850.644.6836/ mofa.fsu.edu

Florida State University offers a unique academic environment built on our cherished values, distinctive heritage, and welcoming campus. Florida State has it all, offering nationally-ranked academics, world-renowned faculty, championship athletics, and a prime location in the heart of the state capital. Florida State University's arts programs rank among the finest in the world. We also offer a wide array of undergraduate and graduate research opportunities, including those at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory – the only national lab in the state. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Foosaner Art Museum

1103 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA/ 1321.674.8916/ www.foosanerartmuseum.org

The Foosaner Art Museum, formerly the Brevard Art Museum, is located along the Indian River in the Eau Gallie Arts District, 1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. Since opening in 1978 the Foosaner Art Museum has amassed over 5,000 objects, spanning 20 centuries. These items form the Museum’s Permanent Collection, reflecting not only the Museum’s interests and specialties, but also the lives of the people who have lived in the community. Throughout the year, visitors can experience a changing selection of exhibitions. Rotating exhibitions of nationally and internationally recognized artists showcase contemporary trends and historical art movements as do the variety of exhibitions created from the Museum’s permanent collection. The Foosaner Art Museum’s permanent collection is composed primarily of Modern and Contemporary Art and includes the Enrique Conill Mendoza Collection of American Industrial Design and the world's largest collection of works by Ernst Oppler. Open: Fri - Tue, 10 am - 6 pm; Thu, 10 am - 9 pm.

 
 

Key West Art and Historical Museum

281 Front Street, Key West, FL,USA/ 1305.295.6616/ www.kwahs.org

The Key West Art & Historical Society is a non-profit organization that exits to promote the humanities, art, and history of the Florida Keys by educating the public and by collecting, preserving, restoring, and exhibiting significant art, artifacts, and historical properties. Open: Daily, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

 
 

Fort Lauderdale History Center

219 SW 2nd Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA/ 1954.463.4431/ www.fortlauderdalehistoricalsociety.org

The Fort Lauderdale History Center is a museum complex operated by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society that is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The complex includes the 1905 New River Inn, a former hotel which now houses the main museum of local history. In addition to dioramas, artifacts, displays and photographs, the museum features one room decorated to appear as a typical hotel room of 1908. The 1907 King-Cromartie House has been furnished as a historic house museum of 1915, and is open by guided tour. The 1899 Replica School House is also open by tour, and was originally constructed in the 1970s as an American Bicentennial project. Open: Mon - Fri, 12 am - 4 pm; Sat, Sun, 9:30 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Fort Matanzas National Monument

8635 A1A South, Saint Augustine, FL 32080, USA/ 1904.471.0116/ www.nps.gov

Fort Matanzas National Monument was designated a United States National Monument on October 15, 1924. The monument consists of a 1740 Spanish fort called Fort Matanzas, and about 100 acres (0.4 km²) of salt marsh and barrier islands along the Matanzas River on the northern Atlantic coast of Florida. It is operated by the National Park Service in conjunction with the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument in the city of St. Augustine.

 
 

Society of the Four Arts Gardens

2 4 Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, FL 33480, USA/ 1561.655.7226/ www.fourarts.org

The Four Arts Gardens, also known as the Four Arts Library, Gardens and Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens, are nonprofit botanical gardens located at 2 Four Arts Plaza, Palm Beach, Florida on the campus of The Society of the Four Arts. The area consists of two gardens, including the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Gardens and the Four Arts Botanical Gardens. The gardens are open seven days a week, and there is no charge for admission. Open: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 
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Frost Art Museum

10975 SW 17th St, Miami, FL 33199, USA/ 1305.348.2890/ thefrost.fiu.edu

The Frost Art Museum encourages all schools and school districts to take advantage of museums as unique educational resources that help teach many aspects of the curriculum. Educational programming at the Frost uses integrated approaches that are thought-provoking and enjoyable for all audiences. Our programs strive to raise awareness of the importance of the arts in education and critical to social change. Our museum programs provide students from Miami-Dade County public, magnet and private schools with an enriched classroom experience, while aligning with curriculum standards and supporting STEAM initiatives. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.