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The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS) is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. MODS fulfills its mission by delivering creative content and programming through four major content pillars: Physical Sciences; Health; Environmental Science; and Early Childhood.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
The mission of the FSU Museum of Fine Arts (MoFA) is to enrich the civic and intellectual life of the community through public exhibitions, events, and educational opportunities that expand the understanding of historical and contemporary art. By introducing diverse audiences to the integral roles that art and culture play in shaping societies, MoFA fosters creativity, collaboration, and critical engagement.
Region(s): North Central
Opened in 1977, the Museum of Florida History collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets evidence of past and present cultures in Florida, and promotes knowledge and appreciation of this heritage. As the State's History Museum, the focus is on artifacts and eras unique to Florida's development and on roles that Floridians have played in national and global events. Through exhibits, educational programs, research, and collections, the Museum reflects the ways that people have shaped and reacted to their cultural and natural environments.
Region(s): North Central
The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. Within the walls of MOSH are three levels of exhibits that make science, history and innovation accessible for all. From interactive, award-winning favorites like Currents of Time and Atlantic Tails to the Florida Naturalist’s Center, which houses animals native to northeast Florida, there is something for all ages to discover. Indulge your imagination with a live science show, animal encounters, or explore distant galaxies in one of our planetarium programs. When visiting Northeast Florida’s only science and history museum, there is no limit to what you can discover! MOSH is located at 1025 Museum Circle on the Southbank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville. For information on tickets, hours and current exhibits, visit theMOSH.org or call 904.396.6674.
Type(s): History Science
Escape Naples’ dazzling pace of development for a day and spend a lazy afternoon exploring the history of nearby Everglades City. Once accessible only by boat, this remote frontier trading town took an ambitious new turn in 1923 as the hub of Barron Collier’s personal Southwest Florida real estate empire – with a population of fewer than twelve families. First opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, today’s Museum of the Everglades dates back to a time when construction of the famous Tamiami Trail was well underway and the tiny settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. The museum’s permanent and rotating exhibits provide visitors with an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of human history in the area and tell the story of those adventurous enough – and stubborn enough – to settle Southwest Florida’s lush “River of Grass.” Faithfully restored to its original, 1920s Collier-era appearance, the museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is located 35 miles east of downtown Naples.
Everglades City, FL
The Nader Museum and its Permanent Collection of the most important modern and contemporary works from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diaspora, presents Gary Nader’s vision for a dynamic cultural center in the United States. The Nader Museum comprises four exhibition rooms presenting comprehensive exhibitions of works in all media - painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, and video - in a space dedicated to showcasing the global importance of the art of Latin America.
Region(s): Central Northeast North Central Northwest Southeast Southwest
Type(s): Art Park
Long hidden on the fringe of Florida’s Gulf Coast and overlooked by developers until well into the 1880s, Naples’ catalyst for settlement finally arrived forty years later when two rival railroads rolled into town within ten days of each other. Set in Naples’ restored Seaboard Air Line Railway passenger station, the Naples Depot Museum welcomes visitors back to the railroading boom days of the Roaring Twenties and explains how generations of Southwest Floridians used technology and transportation to conquer a vast and seemingly impenetrable frontier. Seminole dugout canoes, a mule wagon, antique swamp buggy, restored rail cars and exciting interactive exhibits tell the story of how trade and travel transformed Naples from a napping village of 300 souls into today’s glittering Gulf Coast resort. The Naples Depot Museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is conveniently located in downtown Naples.
The New Smyrna Museum of History showcases the history of New Smyrna Beach, Florida's 3rd oldest city and former site of the largest British Settlement in North America. A large exhibit highlighting the history of the Turnbull Settlement of 1768 is supported by a timeline featuring objects, photos and exhibits from the local area dating from the prehistoric time period through modern day.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
The Museum’s permanent collection now consists of more than 7,600 works in five curatorial departments: European, American, Chinese, Contemporary and Photography. Since 1954, many distinguished additions have been made thanks to the endowment Mr. Norton created for the purchase of works of art. They include masterpieces such as Stuart Davis's New York Mural (acquired in 1964), and Jackson Pollock's Night Mist (acquired in 1971).
West Palm Beach , FL
The FAU Harbor Branch Ocean Discovery Visitors Center offers interpretive tours led by outreach scientists. The center's five research-themed exhibits include "Marine Biomedical & Biotechnology", "Marine Mammal Research & Conservation", ""Aquaculture & Stock Enhancement", "Marine Ecosystem Health", and "Ocean Engineering". This interactive tour provides and excellent overview of FAU Harbor Branch as well as an opportunity to learn about the research equipment and live aquaria displayed throughout the center.
Fort Pierce, FL
Region(s): Central Southeast
Type(s): Science Other