Anthropology, Aquarium, Archaeology, Children's, History, Natural History, Planetarium, Science
The South Florida Museum is the largest natural and cultural history museum on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Under that same roof is also the Parker Manatee Aquarium, home to Snooty, thought to be the oldest living manatee in captivity at age 61. With Snooty, are manatees in rehabilitation for US Fish and Wildlife. The Bishop Planetarium is a digital planetarium which serves also as a multipurpose theater.
Boca Raton, Florida
Children's, Historic House
The Children's Museum is a hands-on museum for children highlighting the arts, sciences and humanities. The interactive exhibitions encourage learning through creative play.
Lake Wales, Florida
Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House
Bok Tower Gardens offers visitors Florida's most abundant opportunities for aesthetic, cultural and personal enrichment. The lush landscapes of the Olmsted gardens, the majesty and music of the Singing Tower with its 60-bell carillon and the splendor of Pinewood Estate create an experience that inspires all who visit.
Art, Children's, Culture, History, Science
The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (C?mon) is Southwest Florida's first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station.
Children's, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Specialized, University
The Meek-Eaton Southeastern Regional Black Archives Research Center and Museum is a specialty museum and archives which houses regalia and printed material relevant to the history of Africans and African Americans. Of particular interest are the collection, preservation, and dissemination of information significant to African Americans and their experiences and contributions in Florida and throughout the Southeastern United States.
The Children's Museum of the Highlands mission is to provide a safe area for children (ages 1-12) to learn and explore. Through exhibits and on going programs the museum provides ways for children to enhace their curiosity and develop their imagination.
Boca Raton, Florida
Children's, Park, Science
To educate children through interactive hands-on exhibits which serve as the focal point in providing unique avenues for exploring the wonders of science and increasing the scientific and technological literacy of children.
Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
Delray Beach, Florida
Art, Children's, Culture, History
Archaeology, Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Specialized
Facilitate enjoyment and understanding of southwest Florida nature and history; Promote Environmental awareness; and Foster Responsible Stewardship
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Art, Children's, Culture, Specialized
The Cultural Center at Ponte Vedra Beach ensures that the arts are a fundamental part of the community through classes for children and adults, exhibitions of artists work and outreach programs for underserved children.
Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Library
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is located on the St. Johns River and is noted for its collection of more than 5,000 masterworks of American and European paintings, beautiful historic gardens, outstanding collection of Meissen porcelain and Art Connections, the museum's national award-winning art education center.
Art, Children's, Culture, History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The Discovery Center now occupies the "former" Tuscawilla Youth Center (Armory) building in downtown Tuscawilla Park in Ocala, Florida. This new and exciting change will be a part of the City's ReDiscover Tuscawilla Park Project, along with plans for the addition of pavilions, a new all-inclusive playground, connecting sidewalks and fishing platforms.
The original idea for an art center in Dunedin dates back to 1969 whenthe Dunedin Junior Service League, in recognition of the importance of the arts to everyday life, resolved to work toward the creation of a cultural climate, and the eventual building of a fine arts and cultural center. Both the League and the City agreed that an art center would be a wonderful heritage for the City of Dunedin.
Children's, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Zoo
Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park showcases some of Florida's loveliest landscape surrounding the headwaters of the Homosassa River. The 210-acre park is home to native Florida wildlife including the endangered West Indian Manatees, Red Wolves, Florida Panther, Key deer, Whooping Cranes and much more. The park is one of only a few places where you can see a West Indian manatee up close 365 daysa year.
From globe trotting around "O" is for Oranges from Seed to Our World to grocery shopping & reporting the news in Our Town, families can explore 3 floors of kid-powered exhibits in this hands-on, fun-filled, adventure in learning! Mon-Sat 9-5:30 www.explorationsv.com
Saint Petersburg, Florida
Art, Children's, Church, Culture, History, Natural History, Science
A Smithsonian Affiliate since 1999, FIM's mission is to provide a world class museum built on permanent collections and other traveling exhibitions. This mission allows focus on national or international exhibitions including collections from the Smithsonian.
Aquarium, Children's, Nature Centers
The Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center is located on Hutchinson Island. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River Lagoon, the 57 acre parcel houses the Society's headquarters, nature trails, 750,000-gallon Game Fish Lagoon, Children's Activity Pavilion, Sea Star Touch-Tank Pavilion, Rays on the Reef Ray Pavilion and the Frances Langford Visitor's Center.
Art, Children's, Culture
The heart of an art museum is its permanent collection, held in the public trust and preserving works of art that project artistic and historical significance. Since opening in 1978 the Foosaner Art Museum has accumulated nearly 3,000 objects, spanning 20 centuries. These items form the Museum's Permanent Collection, reflecting not only the Museum?s interests and specialties, but also the lives of the people who have lived in the community.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Children's, General, History, Library, Science, Specialized
Youth Group Safety Programs: Make sure that everyone in your youth group knows how to prevent fires and how to escape from a burning home…and that everyone knows the importance of working smoke alarms! The Fire Museum welcomes groups of up to 50 children, for our exciting fire safety education presentation. The cost is $5 per child (adults are free) . . . for information that can save lives!