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Museums in Florida

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Florida museums are classified into art museums, railway museum, science museum, aviation museum and miscellaneous museum etc. There are a number of Florida museums located in various parts of the state.

Florida Museums Map

These museums in Florida are popular tourist attractions; people come here to see the varied types of exhibits here. Given here are some of the popular museums in Florida:

Southwest Florida Museum of History is located in Lee County. Some of the exhibits which can be seen here are include period antique, decorative arts, a 1926 La France fire pumper, boating and fishing industries and a 1929 private Pullman rail car among other things.

Florida Museum of Science and History is located in Jacksonville. The main attractions here are the allosaurus dinosaurs. This museum is open on all days, except for major holidays.

South Florida Railway Museum is located at Deerfield Beach Seaboard Air Line Railway Station. Main exhibits in the museum include three layout for operating model train, showing three different times and places. Apart from this there is an extensive collection of locomotive models, tools, literature, apparel, bells, whistles etc.


Some of the other museums located in Florida include :

  • Presidents Hall of Fame
  • Apalachicola Maritime Museum
  • Schoolhouse Children’s Museum
  • Society of the Four Arts Galleries
  • Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
  • Dunedin Historical Society and Museum
  • Ormond Memorial Art Museum and Gardens
  • North Florida Community College Art Gallery
  • Seminole County Public Schools Student Museum
  • Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Hotels in Florida

With thousands of tourists coming to Florida every year, you can count on the state to have a large number of hotels. However, if you are traveling during the peak holiday season, it is better to book hotel rooms in advance. Some of the hotels are listed below.

List of Museums in Florida

Astronaut Hall of Fame, Titusville
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Emerald Coast Science Center Fort, Walton Beach
Florida Association of Museums (Contains a wealth of information about Florida museums.)
Florida International Museum, St. Petersburg
Gulf Coast Museum of Art Pinewood Cultural Park, Largo
Harn Museum of Art University of Florida, Gainesville
Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa
Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society, Key West
Miami Art Museum
Museum of Art Fort, Lauderdale
Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
Museum of Discovery & Science Fort, Lauderdale
Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
Museum of Science and History (MOSH), Jacksonville
Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Tampa
Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford
National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola
North Brevard Historical Museum, Titusville
Orlando Museum of Art
Panama Canal Museum, Seminole
Polk Museum of Art Lakeland
St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
St. Petersburg Museum of History
Tampa Bay Holocaust Memorial Museum, St. Petersburg
Tampa Museum of Art
The Amelia Island Museum of History
The Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala
The Art Museum at Florida International University, Miami Beach
The Florida Museum of Natural History The University of Florida, Gainesville
The Florida Museum of Spanish and Latin, American Art Miami
The Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, Palm Beach
The Historical Museum of Southern Florida, Miami
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota
The Junior Museum of Bay County, Panama City
The Museum of Florida History, Tallahassee
The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach
The Old Courthouse Museum (Citrus County Historical Society), Inverness
The Salvador Dali Museum St. Petersburg
The Wolfsonian Florida International University, Miami Beach
Valiant Air Command Warbird Air Museum Titusville
Pioneer Florida Museum, Dade City

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