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Located on the Highlands County campus at South Florida State College in Avon Park, MOFAC opened in 2001 as both a museum and gallery space; highlighting the best of what Florida has to offer, archaeologically and artistically. Its permanent display space details the chronological history of the state and its people via a timeline of events and artifacts unearthed at surrounding archaeological sites including the Blueberry site and the Goodnow Mound. In addition, the MOFAC gallery and the lower lobby feature 7 exhibits annually, with accompanying receptions and artists’ talks from October to May.
Avon Park, FL
Type(s): Art History
The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through the latest discoveries in science and technology. It features more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome planetarium, Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, the world’s most advanced exhibit on the human brain and much more. Experience the latest upgrade – a quarter-mile long outdoor Science Trail with 15 new exhibits including a Physics Forest, FPL SolarScape, gem panning station, and interactive splash pad! Now serving over 300,000 students and visitors annually, providing a mind-opening experience for all.
West Palm Beach, FL
County: Palm Beach
The Southeast Museum of Photography exhibits, collects, preserves, and interprets photography to facilitate teaching and learning at Daytona State College, and enhances the community's understanding and appreciation of culture, history, art and photography.
Daytona Beach, FL
Largest Military in Southwest Florida with over 30,000 sq. ft. and displays from the Revolutionary War to current conflicts. Our displays are accompanied by murals and works of art. We are dedicated to Honoring our veterans, Preserving our Military History and Educating visitors and the community on our Military History.
Cape Coral, FL
Type(s): Art History Other
Climb 219 steps to the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse for Breathtaking 360º Views • Shipyard Play Area • Shipwreck Artifacts Revealed • 1876 Keepers’ House Exhibits • Maritime Hammock Nature Trails • The Tin Pickle, Local Gedunk (WWII Themed Eatery) • WWII US Coast Guard Coastal Lookout Quarters • Conservation Lab NEW! Nation’s Oldest Port Demos Daily Demos Explore lightkeeper duties and daily life, sailing, wooden boatbuilding and underwater archaeology during your visit. See the Daily Demo Schedule at staugustinelighthouse.org to customize your visit.
St. Augustine, FL
County: St. Johns
For nearly a century, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared the stories of the Sunshine City with residents and visitors alike. The repository of the City's artifacts and archives, the St. Petersburg Museum of History prides itself on being a Florida history teaching facility.
St. Petersburg, FL
Region(s): Central Southwest
It's More than a Museum -- It's a Journey! Our building is filled with a very diverse collection of Americana. The collection includes over 160 beautiful cars, three Batmobiles and over 200 collections of American-made products. Our Steinway pianos are considered the finest private collection in the world. Our extensive boat motor collection includes over 300 antique motors. Whatever your interest, we're sure to have something you will enjoy!
Region(s): North Central
The Tallahassee Museum is a regional living museum on 52 acres that focuses on the regional history, environment, and culture of the Big Bend area of north Florida, South Georgia, and southeastern Alabama. As one of the region’s first museums, the Tallahassee Museum has a rich and accomplished history that includes leadership in historic preservation and wildlife conservation efforts as well as a distinguished reputation in the fields of education and museum services.
Region(s): North Central
Type(s): Children's Historic Home History Science Zoo
Founded in 1920, the Tampa Museum of Art inspires the residents of the Tampa Bay region and others around the world by providing engaging exhibitions and innovative educational programs that emphasize ancient, modern and contemporary art. As the Tampa Museum of Art nears its 100th anniversary, its exhibitions in part will focus on the breadth of the institution’s growing permanent collection. The Museum houses one of the largest Greek and Roman antiquities collections in the southeastern United States. As one of the region’s largest museums devoted to the art of our time, the Museum’s collection also embraces sculpture, photography, painting, new media, and more. With a 14,000 square-foot LED installation of Leo Villareal’s Sky (Tampa) illuminating the south façade and the Museum’s 23-foot tall cast iron sculpture Laura with Bun by Jaume Plensa silhouetted in front of the north façade, the Tampa Museum of Art stands as an iconic landmark of downtown Tampa. Year-round creative classes offered both on-site and at various locations throughout Hillsborough County provide children, teens, and adults with opportunities to discover new skills and learn different art-making techniques. The Museum brings together local, national and international artists and scholars to inspire visitors to take part in exhibitions and art discourse through lectures, tours, and community partnerships. While shopping for unique exhibition-related objects at the Museum Store or enjoying handcrafted meals, coffee, and gelato at the Riverwalk Cafe at TMA, visitors can take in the views of Tampa’s scenic riverfront and see why the Museum also serves as one of Tampa’s premier venues for special private events. Located in the heart of downtown, next to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Tampa’s Riverwalk, the Tampa Museum of Art leads as both a cultural institution and a community museum dedicated to celebrating the diversity of its home city.
The Heritage Museum is located at the heart of Tarpon Springs, in shady Craig Park overlooking Spring Bayou. The serene waters of the Bayou attracted the town’s very first settlers, and many wealthy northerners of the late 19th century later built their winter homes on this “Golden Crescent." A permanent interactive exhibit, “The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs” explores the history and culture of the Greek community, including domestic traditions, foodways, religion, and celebrations. It also includes a special focus on the sponge industry and other maritime traditions, as well as music and dance. A Greek Arts Kiosk features examples of music, video and photos of local and Greek traditions and festivals. The exhibit was created in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Tour groups will enjoy exploring the exhibit and talks by local experts can be arranged in advance. The ecology wing features the large-scale murals of Tarpon Springs artist Christopher Still. The murals are fine giclee reproductions of the series that hangs in the chambers of Florida House of Representatives, and tell the story of the state’s vivid history. Each of the murals contains many symbolic elements that introduce the people and events that shaped Florida’s history from 16th century European discovery to modern times.
Tarpon Springs, FL