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Welcome to the FAM on-line database of Florida museums. This database of over 400 Florida museums includes in-depth information on their collections, exhibits, programs, etc. This information is constantly updated, and we're adding new information and museums all the time. So bookmark this database and visit it whenever you need to research Florida museums.

A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery
Fort Pierce, Florida


Since its founding in 1960 and the first day the doors opened in 1961, the A.E. Backus Museum & Gallery has been a center and catalyst for creativity and culture in our region. The Museum houses the nation’s largest public presentation of artwork by Florida’s preeminent painter, A.E. “Bean” Backus (1906-1990), and is home to the state’s only permanent multimedia exhibition on the Florida Highwaymen.

Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun
Lakeland, Florida

History, Military

Florida’s Official Aviation Museum and Education Center showcases aviation. Collections include historic factory and kit-built aircraft. A featured exhibit highlights artifacts from the estate of aviation pioneer Howard Hughes.

African American Research Library and Cultural Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


This 60,000-square-foot facility, built in the heart of one of Broward’s historically black communities, is the third of its kind in the nation to house extensive collections related to this unique blend of cultures. It is the sixth largest branch library of the Broward County Libraries Division, a service of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners. The library houses more than 85,000 books, manuscripts, artifacts and documents. In addition to these resources, it features permanent and traveling exhibits, a 300-seat state-of-the-art auditorium and a computer training lab.

Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum
Clewiston, Florida

Art, Culture, History

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is located on a 66 acre cypress dome on the Big Cypress Reservation. We have beautiful life-like dioramas and exhibits as well as a mile long boardwalk through the cypress dome with signage identifying various plants and animals.

Air Force Armament Museum
Eglin Air Force Base, Florida

History, Military

Restoration, preservation and exhibit of U.S. Air Force Armament and Aircraft.

Air Force Space and Missile Museum
Patrick A F B, Florida

History, Library, Military, Science, Specialized

The physical location of the museum is not related to the mailing address. Mapping programs will not display actual location of the museum. The 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office hosts a free historic bus tour for the general public the second Wednesday of each month. The three-hour tour includes visits to the Air Force Space and Missile Museum, historic launch pads and the historic Cape Canaveral Lighthouse. The tour begins at 9:00 AM at the south gate of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Participants must meet directly across the street from the Pass & ID building no later than 8:45 AM. Call the 45th Space Wing Public Affairs Office at 321-494-5949 for information and reservations.

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
Winter Park, Florida

Art, Botanical Garden

Explore the inspired world of internationally acclaimed sculptor Albin Polasek. Tour his home, galleries and chapel listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Linger in lush lakeside sculpture gardens.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Tallahassee, Florida

Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Park

To provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

Alva Library & Museum
LaBelle, Florida

Amelia Center Gallery, Gulf Coast State College
Panama City, Florida


To show art students the real world of art.

Amelia Island Museum of History
Fernandina Beach, Florida

Archaeology, Culture, History, Library

Discover the rich history and culture of Amelia Island, a tiny paradise with a big place in Florida's history books. Housed in the historic Nassau County jail, the Museum showcases the island's 4,000 years of Florida history.

America's Military and 1st Responders Museum
Naples, Florida

History, Military

The Naples Museum Of Military History is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) military museum located at the Naples Airport in Southwest Florida. The museum houses more than 10,000 military artifacts from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean, Vietnam and Gulf wars.

American Orchid Society
Coral Gables, Florida

Botanical Garden, History, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Science

Conservation of orchid species and their habitats has been a cornerstone of the AOS since our founding in 1921. Through its members and staff, the Society plays a major role in the formulation of world orchid conservation opinion and policies. By working to save orchids and their habitats here and abroad, we preserve their beauty and important role in the planet's ecosystem.

American Police Hall of Fame and Museum
Titusville, Florida


Robocop, Hollywood's best-known police super cop, stands tall to greet each and every visitor to the American Police Hall of Fame and Museum. Once you pass by Robocop you will see police cars, motorcycles, knives, guns, badges, swords, and even a guillotine. Have you ever seen a gas chamber or an electric chair? Want to sit in one? You can even get your picture taken in an authentic jail cell! How about an indoor shooting range and a forensics area complete with a crime scene? Discover how top cops and criminology have evolved over the last 100 years. See the FBI's current Most Wanted list while also learning who the most wanted criminals were 50-100 years ago. This hands-on interactive Hall of Fame is the coolest thing going today and is fun for the entire family. Have you been to ground zero in New York City? If not, then the special September 11th exhibit will stir your emotions. And for those who have been, this display will touch them deeply. This exhibit allows visitors to touch actual parts from one of the planes and one of the buildings that were part of that tragic day in history. Have you ever shot a handgun or traveled 130 miles per hour in a helicopter? Here at the American Police Hall of Fame both of these things can be done with highly trained professionals right by your side. The Hall of Fame also has a memorial that contains the names of over 7,200 police officers that have been killed in the line of duty dating back to 1960. Officers from all over the U.S., and their families, are remembered and honored here. Their names etched into the marble walls. Your visit here will provide you with memories to last a lifetime. Where else can you see and do so many things under one roof?

Ancient Spanish Monastery of St. Bernard De Clairvaux Cloisters
North Miami Beach, Florida


To serve as a place of peace and rest, and as an example of 12th century architecture/history.

Anita S. Wooten Gallery at Valencia College East Campus
Orlando, Florida


Exhibitors complement classroom instruction in such areas as studio, art history, art appreciation, humanities, English and social science. The focus of the program is on contemporary art with emphasis on cutting edge exhibitions.

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
West Palm Beach, Florida

Art, Botanical Garden, Historic House

The Ann Norton Sculpture Garden is a complete unique experience in that you are visiting the home, studio and garden of the artist Ann Weaver Norton. The garden is a rare sculpture that was created to have you experience her monumental works in brick in a surprising and completely unpredictable fashion. Guests are encourage to wonder and explore, get lost and then come back and share there visit with the staff who answer all kinds of questions and provide you with a cool drink of water and share a story or two about the life of Ann. Our vision is to continue to share Ann's unique art and life. To work to preserve it for the enjoyment of the community as Ann had intented it to be.

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Anna Lamar Switzer Center for the Visual Arts
Pensacola, Florida


Gallery Mission Statement 1. To present exhibitions of the highest quality. The annual program of exhibitions provides a wide variety of aesthetic and educational experiences for gallery visitors with a focus on modern and contemporary art. 2. To support the educational mission of Pensacola State College, enriching the lives of PSC students beyond the classroom, as well as in an instructional setting. 3. To provide cultural leadership in Northwest Florida, South Alabama and South Georgia by maintaining the highest standard excellence. 4. To provide interpretative / educational programs which facilitate the appreciation of gallery exhibitions, to benefit students at Pensacola State College, students of public and private schools, and the general public with the College’s service area.

Anna Maria Island Historical Museum
Anna Maria Island, Florida

Botanical Garden

To collect, study, preserve and exhibit materials relating to the early days on Anna Maria Island, and to provide information to residents and visitors alike of our unique history.

To encourage future generations in the importance of history through education and scholarship.

To encourage restauration, instead of demolition, of the cottages and bungalows that give the island its special appeal.

To provide an example for residents in the use of native landscaping for a more eco-freindly environment.