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In Florida there is much more to see than theme parks, visit some of Florida's wonderful museums. Here you will find exhibits and collections dedicated to art, history, science and aviation - A guide to Museums of Florida

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
The museum exhibits and rare artifacts show how Seminole ancestors lived in the Florida swamps and Everglades. Nature trails will take you throughout the beautiful 60-acre cypress dome to a living village. The museum also has interactive computers, and a Native American gift shop.

Appleton Museum of Art
4333 N.E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 352-236-7100 Fax: 352-236-7136
Florida's largest year round lineup of internationally acclaimed special exhibitions. Permanent collections feature: International Contemporary Art, a renowned collection of 19th Century European paintings, sculptures, decorative arts movies, workshops, lectures and special events.

Apopka Historical Society and Museum of Apopkans
122 E Fifth St Apopka, Florida 32703 Tel: 407-703-1707

Air Force Space and Missile Museum
Cape Canaveral Air Station. Tel:321-853-3245
Rockets, defense missiles, satellites and other space-related objects are displayed. Introducing the history of rockets and space flight. Site of first US satellite launch and first two manned launches.

Brevard Museum of Art and Science
1463 Highland Avenue, Melbourne, 32935. Tel:321-242-0737
Science Center with many hands on activities for children

Cedar Key Museum State Park
Cedar Key, Florida
Cedar Key Museum State Park was established in 1962 and dedicated to St. Clair Whitman who operated the first museum in Cedar Key. Most of Mr. Whitman’s collections are displayed in the museum. These collections include exhibits on the Timucuan Indians, antique glassware, old bottles, a very complete collection of sea shells, items from the pencil manufacturing days, fiber broom and brush manufacturing, and photographs of old Cedar Key.

Camp Gordon Museum
1334 Carrabelle. Fl 32322
To preserve the memory of the Amphibious soldiers who trained and served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.

Constitution Convention State Museum
Port St. Joe, Florida
The Constitution Convention and the vanished city of St. Joseph are featured here.

Forest Capital State Museum
Perry, Florida
A dome forming the center of the museum houses an unusual map that features the unique woods of Florida: lignumvitae, the hardest wood; leadwood or black ironwood, the heaviest wood; and buttonwood, the wood that burns the hottest and produces very little smoke.

Fort Christmas Historical Park & Museum
1300 Fort Christmas Rd, Christmas, FL 32709. Tel: 407-568-4149 or 407-568-6942.
A 25 acre park with a replica fort built in 1837 during the Second Seminole Indian War, traditional Florida "Cracker" house, sugar and tennis courts, playground, rental pavilions and picnic areas with grills.

Florida International Museum
100 Second Street North - St. Petersburg, FL 33701
The Florida International Museum features a permanent Kennedy family exhibition plus rotating exhibits in a fun, exciting and educational environment. Over 30,000 square-feet, two theaters, audio tour of the Kennedy collection. In the heart of the restaurant and entertainment district of St. Petersburg.

Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum
The museum allows visitors a chance to see the history that many only heard about. Here you can see the restoration of vintage aircraft take place and then taken out to stretch their wings again right over the museum for all to see and hear!.

Florida Museum of Natural History
Offering more than 25 million specimens of amphibians, birds, butterflies, fish, mammals, mollusks, reptiles, vertebrate and invertebrate fossils, recent and fossil plants and associated databases and libraries, the Florida Museum is the largest natural history museum in the Southeast.

Graves Museum of Archaeology & Natural History
Exhibits include dinosaurs, paleontology, minerals, the geology, history and first natives of Florida, shipwrecks and underwater archaeology, Pre-Columbian ceramics African, Egyptian, and many Mediterranean cultures. School tours, workshops, outreaches, birthdays and theme parties available. Family archaeology and fossil trips.

Halifax Historical Museum
Explore 10,000 Years of History and Folklife in Greater Miami, South Florida and the Caribbean

Honor America/Liberty Bell Memorial Museum
1601 Oak Street, Melbourne. Tel:321-727-1776
American historical museum featuring a full size replica of the Liberty Bell. Honor America organizes, promotes and operates public service projects such as a speakers bureau, essay contests, historical movie showings, scholarships, band concerts, patriotic celebrations, and displays important local, national historical and military artifacts.

Henry B. Plant Museum
Tampa, Florida
This quintessential Victorian palace features unique Moorish revival architecture and dramatic minarets. Visitors can enjoy the opulent European furniture and art treasures of the original railroad resort and the Gilded Age. The museum also features a permanent exhibit on the Spanish American War.

John Gorrie State Museum

Loxahatchee Historical Museum
Specialising in the preservation and promotion of the history of Florida, particularly the southeast region and the area between the headwaters of the Loxahatchee River and the Jupiter Inlet.

Military Museum
Near Merritt Square Mall. 400 S. Sykes Creek Pkwy., Merritt Island. Tel:321-453-1776
Artifacts from the Civil War to the present, displays show uniforms, medals, model airplanes, military library.

Morse Museum of American Art
Exit 45 at Fairbanks Avenue; right on Fairbanks, left on Park Avenue; museum is at Canton and Park avenues.

Mennello Museum of American Folk Art
900 East Princeton Street Orlando, Florida 32803
The Mennello Museum of American Folk Art was created to house and exhibit the paintings of the primitive genius, folk painter, Earl Cunningham (1893-1977). The museum is dedicated to the work of this national treasure.The museum endeavors to preserve, exhibit, and interpret the Museum's outstanding permanent collection of paintings by Earl Cunningham (1893-1977). The Museum also seeks to enrich the public through special exhibitions, publications, and programs that celebrate outstanding traditional and contemporary Amercian folk artists.

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Delray Beach, Florida
The Morikami Museum celebrates the living culture of Japan and the unique history of a Japanese farming colony in Florida. Morikami Park offers 200 acres of tranquil pine forest, nature trails, lakes and waterfalls, shaded picnic pavilions, Japanese Gardens and bonsai collections

North Brevard Historical Museum
301 South Washington Ave, Titusville. Tel:321-269-3658
The museum displays photographs, furniture, clothing and artifacts that reflect the lifestyle of early Titusville and surrounding areas, including an 1877 Florida Star printing press and hand prints of the original Mercury astronauts.

The Orlando Science Center is 207,000 square-foot "hands-on" learning center with hundreds of interactives for all ages.

The Orlando Museum of Art is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art.

Old School Square Cultural Arts Center
A nationally recognized historic preservation project, thanks to the determination of a local group of citizens who saved the 1913 Delray Beach Elementary and 1925 Delray Beach High School buildings from demolition

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of rural Florida. The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement offers guests the opportunity to see Florida life as it was around the turn of the century.

Potters Wax Museum
17 King Street St. Augustine, FL 32084. 1-800-584-4781

Polk Museum of Art
800 E. Palmetto St. Lakeland, FL 863-688-7743 Fax: 863-688-2611

The museum houses nine galleries on two floors, with pre-Columbian artifacts, outdoor sculpture gardens, exhibits with works from the permanent collection, and works by Polk County school students.

The Pensacola Museum of Art
Fine art exhibitions every six weeks with a variety of related programs such as lectures, workshops for children and adults, and free family days.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum
located at 8201 International Drive 2 blocks south of Sandlake road, just off (Eastbound) exit 29 or (Westbound) 29A from Interstate 4.St Augustine, Florida
See the weird and the wonderful!

Space Walk of Fame Museum - U.S.
Miracle City Mall, Titusville, FL 32782-6385. Tel:321-264-0434
A one-of-a-kind museum illustrating America's history in space exploration by displaying hundreds of rare photos, space patches and pins, space hardware, flight suits, shuttle tiles, bronzed handprints of Apollo and shuttle astronauts and miscellaneous memorabilia. Also included is a reading library of space-oriented books, magazine articles, documents and mission directories as well as video tapes.

Sarasota's Ringling Museum - it's an experience for young and old alike, displays include photographs, sequined costumes, performing props, miniature circuses, and elaborately carved circus wagons

Teddy Bear Museum of Naples
2511 Pine Ridge Road Naples, Florida 34109
The Teddy Bear Museum features nearly 4000 bears from miniature to life-size; antique/limited edition bears, teddy bear art and a gift shop with one-of-a-kind items.

Tallahassee Antique Car Museum
The Tallahassee Antique Car Museum features more than 85 rare automobiles, the original Batmobiles, pedal cars, boat motors dating back to 1908, Indian artifacts, motorcycles, cash registers, golf collections, and more.

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129. Tel:305-250-9133
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens provides a window to both the history of Miami, graced by the villa since it completion in 1916; and to the Italian Renaissance, represented in the Museum's architecture. Its art and furnishings portray 400 years of European history.

The Visual Arts Center
Located in downtown Panama City on the corner of Fourth Street and Harrison Avenue, across from the Martin Theatre.
The museum features a children's hands-on Impressions Gallery and gift shop. Exhibits spotlight local, regional, and national artists.

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