MIAMI MUSEUMS

 

Glazer Children's Museum
110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa FL 33602, USA/ 1813.443.3861 / glazermuseum.org

The Glazer Children's Museum is a children's museum located in downtown Tampa, Florida, next to the Tampa Museum of Art and Curtis Hixon Park, alongside the Tampa Riverwalk. It is part of the Waterfront Arts District. The Glazer Children’s Museum promotes learning through hands-on, interactive play. The majority of the establishment's effort is focused on visitor experience and educational programming, offering a variety of programs ranging from formal curriculum-based classes for visiting schools or informal workshops for visiting families to camps and specialized programs. Open: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm; Sat, 10 am - 6 pm; Sun, 1 pm - 6 pm.

 

 
 

Government House (St. Augustine)
48 Cathedral Pl, St Augustine, FL 32084, USA/ 1904.823.2212/ www.staugustine.ufl.edu

The Government House is located at 48 King Street in St. Augustine, Florida, adjacent to the Plaza de la Constitución. The building, constructed of coquina, served as the governor's official residence from ca. 1710, throughout the First Spanish Period (1565 -1763), the British Period (1763 - 1784) and until 1812 in the Second Spanish Period (1784 - 1821). The State of Florida received title to the building in 1964 and used it as the headquarters for its local historic preservation effort. A history museum was created on the first floor of the building in 1991. Open: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

 

 
 

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL, USA/ 1407.246.2620/ www.leugardens.org

The Harry P. Leu Gardens are semi-tropical and tropical gardens in Orlando, Florida, United States. The gardens contain nearly 50 acres (200,000 m2) of landscaped grounds and lakes, with meandering trails shaded by 200-year-old oaks and forests of camellias. They are open to the public. The address is 1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, FL 32803. A 15-acre (61,000 m2) section of the park is a U.S. historic district. As such, it is known as the Mizell-Leu House Historic District (or Leu Botanical Gardens and Leu House Museum). It received that designation on December 29, 1994. According to the National Register of Historic Places, it contains 3 historic buildings. Open: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Henry B. Plant Museum
401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida, USA/ 1813.254.1891/ www.ut.edu/plantmuseum

The Henry B. Plant Museum is located in the south wing of Plant Hall on the University of Tampa’s campus, at 401 West Kennedy Boulevard. Plant Hall was formerly known as the Tampa Bay Hotel, which was a 511 room resort hotel opened on February 5, 1891 by Henry B. Plant near the terminus of his rail line. The museum's exhibits focus on Gilded Age tourism, the elite lifestyle of the hotel's guests,and the building's use during the Spanish–American War. It was designed by architect J.A. Wood who also created the old Hillsborough County Courthouse and the Oglethorpe Hotel. The museum is open to the public every day except Monday and major holidays. During the Christmas holiday season, the museum hosts the annual Victorian Christmas Stroll. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 
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Highlands Museum of the Arts
1989 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, USA/ 1863.385.6682/ www.highlandsartleague.org

Highlands Museum of the Arts is an art museum in Sebring, Florida, Highlands County, Florida. The museum is located in the Alan Altvater Cultural Center and is operated by the Highland Arts League. Exhibits have included art across many media such as painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, digital imagery and projection. The museum also offers classes, and hosts art competitions and artist receptions. Open: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Homestead Town Hall
Homestead, FL, USA/ 1305.242.4463/ www.homesteadmuseum.org

The Homestead Town Hall is the original town hall for the Town of Homestead, built in 1917 Homestead, Florida. It is located at 41 North Krome Avenue. On November 7, 1997, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum is located in Homestead Town Hall. The museum features photos, artifacts and films about the city's history. This property is part of the Homestead Multiple Property Submission, a Multiple Property Submission to the National Register. Open: Tue - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm.

 

 
 
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HistoryMiami Museum
101 West Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33130, USA/ 1305.375.1492/ www.historymiami.org

HistoryMiami Museum, formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, is a museum located in the Miami-Dade Cultural Plaza in, Downtown Miami, Florida, United States. Founded in 1940, the 70,000 square foot facility is the largest history museum in the state of Florida and the second oldest cultural institution in South Florida. The museum also has the honor of being a Smithsonian affiliate. Formerly known as the Historical Museum of Southern Florida, in 2010 they announced HistoryMiami Museum as their new name. Open: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

International Game Fish Association
300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach, FL 33004, USA/ 1954.927.2628/ igfa.org

The International Game Fish Association (IGFA) is the leading authority on angling pursuits and the keeper of the most current World Record fishing catches by fish categories. Fishermen who are sport fishers are careful to follow their stringent rules for fair play and line requirements in order to receive the honor of being listed in their annual "World Record Game Fishes" publication. The publication also gives fishing tips, and has an extensive fish identification guide. The IGFA is also an ardent proponent of aquatic habitat conservation, and cooperates with biologists all over the world. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Imaginarium Science Center
2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, Florida, USA/ 1239.243.0043/ www.i-sci.org

Imaginarium Science Center is a hands-on science and aquarium museum in Fort Myers, Florida. The museum offers a summer camp. Exhibit include dinosaurs and fossils, live native and non-native small animals, aquariums and touch tanks, and interactive displays about science and scientific topics, including weather and nanotechnology. Open: Daily, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 

International Swimming Hall of Fame
1 Hall of Fame Dr, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316, USA/ 1954.462.6536/ www.ishof.org

The International Swimming Hall of Fame and Museum (ISHOF) is a history museum and hall of fame, located at One Hall of Fame Drive, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States, operated by private interests and serving as the central point for the study of the history of swimming in the United States and around the world. Exhibits include ancient art and both reproductions and original art depicting famous moments in swimming history , swimwear, and civil rights, as well as memorabilia and artifacts belonging to persons who have promoted or excelled in aquatics. It is recognized by FINA as the official hall for the aquatics sports. Open: Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm; Sat, 9 am - 2 pm.

 
 

Jewish Museum of Florida
301 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA/ 1305.672.5044 / thejewishmuseum.org

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU is located in two restored historic buildings that were formerly synagogues, at 301 & 311 Washington Ave., in Miami Beach, Florida. The main Museum building, at 301 Washington Ave., was built in 1936, is on the National Register of Historic Places, has Art Deco features, a copper dome, a marble bimah and 80 stained glass windows. The adjacent building located at 311 Washington, which served as Miami Beach's first synagogue, was purchased by the Museum in 2005 and restored in 2007 as a Museum expansion. Open: Tue - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum
300 North Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, USA/ 1561.832.4164/ hspbc.org

The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum opened to the public in March 2008 within the historic 1916 Courthouse in downtown West Palm Beach at 300 North Dixie Highway. The county-wide history museum enriches the lives of children and adults alike by making local history accessible, interesting and meaningful. The restored building also serves as the headquarters of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Open: Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm; Sat, 10 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Kennedy Space Center
State Road 405, Titusville, Florida, USA/ 1212.852.4822/ www.kennedyspacecenter.com

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities. The home for Space Shuttle Atlantis includes over 60 interactive exhibits. Take the KSC Bus Tour featuring the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket. See the Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Open: Daily, 9 am - 7 pm.

 

 
 

Key West Shipwreck Museum

1 Whitehead St, Key West, Florida, USA/ 1305.292.8990/ www.shipwreckhistoreum.com

The Key West Shipwreck Museum (formerly Shipwreck Historeum) is located in Key West, Florida, United States. It combines actors, films and actual artifacts to tell the story of 400 years of shipwreck salvage in the Florida Keys. The museum itself is a re-creation of a 19th-century warehouse built by wrecker tycoon Asa Tift. Many of the artifacts on display are from the 1985 rediscovery of the wrecked vessel Isaac Allerton, which sank in 1856 on the Florida Keys reef and turned out to be one the richest shipwrecks in Key West's history, having resulted in the Federal Wrecking Court's largest monetary award for the salvage of a single vessel. Also included are relics from Spanish galleons, including a silver bar salvaged from the Nuestra Senora de las Maravillas that guests are encouraged to try to lift. Open: Daily, 9 am - 5:30 pm.

 
 

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art

600 Klosterman Rd E, Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA/ 1727.712.5762/ www.leeparattner.org

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art is a modern and contemporary art museum located on the campus of St. Petersburg College in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The museum houses a permanent collection which includes paintings by Abraham Rattner and contemporary Florida sculpture including modern art by Abraham Rattner, Esther Gentle, and Allen Leepa, as well as by Rattner's contemporaries, Pablo Picasso, Henry Moore, Marc Chagall, Auguste Herbin, Georges Rouault, Hans Hofmann, and Max Ernst. Open: Sat - Wed, 10 am - 5 pm; Thu, 10 am - 8 pm; Fri, 10 am - 4 pm.

 
 

Lightner Museum

75 King Street, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA/ 1904.824.2874/ lightnermuseum.org

The Lightner Museum is a museum of antiquities, mostly American Gilded Age pieces, housed within the historic Hotel Alcazar building in downtown St. Augustine. This 1887 Spanish Renaissance Revival style building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building is an attraction in itself, centering on an open courtyard with palm trees and a stone arch bridge over a fishpond. Open: Daily, 9 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Lowe Art Museum

1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida, USA/ 1305.284.3535/ www6.miami.edu

The Lowe Art Museum is an art museum located in Coral Gables, Florida, a Miami suburb in Miami-Dade County. It opened in 1950 and is operated by the University of Miami. It was originally established by a gift from philanthropists Joe and Emily Lowe. At the time it opened, it was the first art museum in South Florida. The museum has an extensive collection of art with permanent collections in Greco-Roman antiquities, Renaissance, Baroque, 17th- and 19th-century European art, 19th-century American art, and modern art. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm; Sun, 12 am - 4 pm.

 
 
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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

1799 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA/ 1800.275.7603/ www.artinstitutes.edu

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (AiFL) is a for-profit college in southeast urban Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Founded in 1968 by the late Mark K. Wheeler, it is the second Art Institute of a current 50 to be established in North America. The campus is composed of 16 art departments, two applied-art schools, The International Culinary School, the Chef's Palette restaurant and one dormitory complex. Nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, the college is licensed to award Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees, and diplomas. Courses are taught by industry professionals. Open: Mon - Thu, 7 am - 11 pm; Fri, 7 am - 6:30 pm; Sat, 8 pm - 2 pm.

 
 

MDC Museum of Art + Design

600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA/ 1305.237.7700/ mdcmoad.org

MDC Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) is Miami Dade College’s flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design. The Museum of Art + Design at Miami Dade College encourages the appreciation and understanding of visual aesthetics through direct engagement with original works of art and design, and serves as a catalyst for the cultivation of creative dialog and diverse perspectives through the arts. Open: Wed - Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum

200 Greene Street , Key West, Florida 33040, USA/ 1305.294.2633/ www.melfisher.org

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum is located at 200 Greene Street, Key West, Florida. The museum contains an extensive collection of artifacts from 17th century shipwrecks, such as the Henrietta Marie, Nuestra Señora de Atocha and Santa Margarita. The museum is named for founder Mel Fisher.b As of December, 2015 the upstairs exhibits, in addition to the slave ship Henrietta Marie, included displays about a group of freed slaves in Key West in 1860, the preservation of items recovered underwater, and Caribbean piracy. Open: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5 pm; Sat, Sun, 9:30 - 5 pm.

 
 

Morean Arts Center

719 Central Avenue, Florida, USA/ 1727.822.7872/ www.moreanartscenter.org

The Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida displays works by local, national and international artists. Past displays have included artists' works by Jasper Johns, Duncan McClellan, Allison Massari, Peter Max, Babs Reingold and Jun Kaneko. Art classes are also offered. The Morean Arts Center is located at 719 Central Avenue. The Morean Center for Clay moved to a renovated space at the Historic Train Station in 2009. The Chihuly Collection, presented by the Morean Arts Center, is a permanent collection of artist Dale Chihuly’s artwork in a 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) setting designed by award-winning architect Alberto Alfonso. Open: Mon - Sat, 9 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA/ 1407.645.5311/ www.morsemuseum.org

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery, and fine collections of late-19th- and early-20th-century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts. It is located in Winter Park, Florida, USA. In February 2017, the museum celebrated its 75th anniversary with a retrospective exhibition. Open: Tue - Thu, Sat, 9:30 am - 4 pm; Fri, 9:30 am - 8 pm; Sun, 1 pm - 4 pm.

 
 

Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

770 NE 125th St, North Miami, Florida, USA/ 1305.893.6211/ mocanomi.org

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) is a collecting museum located in the heart of downtown North Miami, Florida. MoCA offers visitors both temporary exhibitions and exhibitions of its collection. The 23,000-square-foot (2,100 m2) structure was designed by the internationally acclaimed architecture firm Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects, New York City, which worked in conjunction with the Miami firm of Gelabert-Navia to create the building. The Museum of Contemporary Art began as the Center for Contemporary art in a single gallery space in 1981. In 1996, the museum opened a new building, following the establishment of its permanent collection in 1995. Open: Tue - Fri, Sun, 11 am - 5 pm; Sat, 1 pm - 9 pm.

 
 

Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville

333 North Laura Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32202, USA/ 1904.366.6911 / mocajacksonville.unf.edu

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida, serves the community and its visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to the present. We encourage you to leave comments, photos, videos, and links. We will review all comments and will remove any that are inappropriate, offensive, or contain insults. Open: Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, 11 am - 5 pm; Thu, 11 am - 9 pm; Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Museum of Discovery and Science

401 SW 2nd St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312, USA/ 1954.467.6637/ www.mods.org

The Museum of Discovery and Science is a museum located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is one of the largest museums of its kind in Florida, and has the most visitors of any museum in the state. The museum features its own AutoNation IMAX theater, and shows 3-D IMAX films in which viewers wear special glasses and headsets. The museum also features a number of "ecoscapes", as well as a simulated ride to Mars, a simulated airboat ride in the Everglades and a MaxFlight airplane simulator. Among the more popular aspects of the museum are the quantity and variety of Floridian animal species on display. The public are allowed to get quite close to the animal life such as otters, baby alligators, turtles, and a sea turtle, and the museum frequently has organized animal-centered demonstrations, or more informal meet-and-greets with native and exotic Florida fauna. Open: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 12 am - 6 pm.

 
 

Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Florida)

255 Beach Dr NE, Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA/ 1727.896.2667/ mfastpete.org

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA, opened to the public in 1965. It was established by Margaret Acheson Stuart (1896–1980). The museum displays thousands of objects from early antiquity to the present day– one of the most comprehensive art collections on Florida’s west coast. Highlights include masterpieces from Claude Monet, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and others, a sculpture garden, a Steuben glass gallery and one of Florida’s most respected photography collections. A $21 million expansion broke ground on Monday, December 4, 2006 and more than doubled the size of the museum. The new 33,000 square-foot Hazel Hough wing, on the north side of the building, was finished in 2008. The expansion included a new cafe, an enlarged library and a bigger museum shop. Open: Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Thu, 10 am - 8 pm; Sun, 12 am - 5 pm.

 
 

Museum of Art - DeLand

600 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand, Florida, USA/ 1386.734.4371/ www.moartdeland.org

The Museum of Art - DeLand, Florida (formerly the Museum of Florida Art) is a 501(c)3 organization incorporated in the State of Florida and is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and the Florida Association of Museums. It is a community visual arts museum dedicated to the collecting, preservation, study, display and educational use of the fine arts. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum is host to exhibitions, gallery talks and receptions, educational programming, master artist workshops and special events throughout the year. Open: Tue - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm; Sun, 1 pm - 4 pm.

 
 

Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Rd, Gainesville, Florida, USA/ 1352.846.2000/ www.flmnh.ufl.edu

The Florida Museum of Natural History intends to educate, inform and provide updated information on its activities and to support and promote its objectives for these activities through its Facebook page. All Florida Museum comments are made by Museum designees. This site is not a public forum. Social media users may share ideas through commentary that is consistent with and furthers the objectives of the Museum and the University of Florida. The Museum reserves the right to remove any comments that do not fall within this purpose. Open: Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm; Sun, 1 pm - 5 pm.

 
 

Museum of Science and History

1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207, USA/ 1904.396.6674/ themosh.org

The Museum of Science and History (MOSH) is a museum in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. It is a private, non-profit institution located on the Southbank Riverwalk, and the city's most visited museum. It specializes in science and local history exhibits. It features a main exhibit that changes quarterly, three floors of permanent exhibits, and the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium. The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Join us as MOSH celebrates 75 years of education, exploration and discovery. Open: Sun - Thu, 10 am - 5 pm; Fri, 10 am - 8 pm; Sat, 10 am - 6 pm.

 
 

Naples Museum of Art

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd, Naples, FL 34108, USA/ 1239.597.1111/ artisnaples.org

The Baker Museum (formerly named the Naples Museum of Art) is part of the Artis—Naples campus located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, Florida. It houses a diverse collection of art in a three story, 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) facility. Permanent collections include American modernism, 20th-century Mexican art, sculpture and 3-dimensional art. Enlightening, engaging and entertaining, Artis—Naples is the premier center for the performing and visual arts in Southwest Florida. Encompassing the Naples Philharmonic, Baker Museum and a multidisciplinary presenting program, Artis—Naples produces more than 300 concerts, stage shows, exhibitions and educational events for children and adults each year. Serving the diverse community of Naples, Florida, Artis—Naples is a vital and inspirational resource for all. Open: Tue - Thu, Sat, 10 am - 4 pm; Fri, 10 am - 8 pm; Sun, 12 am - 4 pm.