Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Park
To provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.
Natural History, Science
More than thirty-five exhibits display world-wide shells, with special focus on Southwest Florida shells. Acclaimed video Mollusks in Action is shown five times daily. Store offers books and shell-motif gift items. Daily programming and demonstrations. See website for details.
Coconut Grove, Florida
History, Natural History, Park
The Barnacle, built in 1891, offers a glimpse of Old Florida during The Era of the Bay. Situated on the shore of Biscayne Bay, this was the home of Ralph Middleton Munroe, one of Coconut Grove´s most charming and influential pioneers. Munroe's principal passion was designing yachts. In his lifetime, he drew plans for 56 different boats. As a seaman, civic activist, naturalist, and photographer, Commodore Munroe was a man who cherished the natural world around him.
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.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Natural History, Science
The museum's focus is on Brevard County and the East Central Florida Region, by presenting exhibits on Windover, Brevard's oldest Archaeological Dig site, Taylor collection, Pioneer Women, Florida Crackers, Canaveral Lighthouse, Reference & Research Library, Citrus Industry, a Butterfly Garden, 22 acre nature reserve with trails and the Children's Imagination Station, just to name a few.
Fort Myers, Florida
Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers, Planetarium, Science
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, 501(c)(3), not for profit, environmental education organization located in Fort Myers, Florida. Our 105-acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a 44'-diameter dome theater planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
History, Natural History
The Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum is on the National Registry of Country Schools and has a mission to foster understanding of the country school experience in Northwest Florida. Actual and replica artifacts stimulate and encourage learning about the Okaloosa educational collection. Programs and historical activities are offered throughout the year. Field trips promote and sustain an interest in the history of the one-room school.
Punta Gorda, Florida
Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Natural History
The Historical Center museum is currently closed. The Historical Center continues to offer off-site exhibits, preservation, outreach and programs for all ages, focusing on the history, culture, built environment and natural surroundings of Charlotte County.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Archaeology, History, Natural History
The City of Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center consists of the Indian Temple Mound Museum, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, the Garnier Post Office Museum, the Fort Walton Temple Mound and a Civil War Exhibits Building.
Culture, History, Natural History
To preserve the history of Clewiston and display exhibits to portray that history.
Children's, General, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
We envision a region where our land, water and wildlife are protected, our citizens are informed and our leaders make decisions with the health, well-being and sustainability of our region’s natural environment in mind. We seek to increase and share our knowledge of the natural world through continued scientific research and promoting sound environmental policies.
Zolfo Springs, Florida
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Library, Natural History
Since its beginning in 1967, Cracker Trail Museum has collected over 4,000 items related to pioneer-era Florida history. Each item is maintained either within glass enclosed cases or strategically placed around the floor of the museum. Many of the larger items are provided in a setting that would be reminiscent of pioneer living. The items are identified with a tag that not only gives its description, but includes the name of the person who donated it.
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
Archaeology, History, Historic House, Natural History, Nature Centers
The Deering Estate at Cutler, a Miami-Dade County Park, is located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue in Miami. This 444-acre natural and archeological preserve and historic site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as a center for education, culture and recreation. Historic house tours are offered daily at 10:30 am and 3:00 pm. Natural areas tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm (October – May). EcoAdventure Tours are also offered throughout the year for an additional fee.
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.
Palm Coast, Florida
Anthropology, Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Science, Specialized
The Florida Agricultural Museum preserves heritage livestock breeds of Iberian descent. We own herds of Florida Cracker Horses and Cattle, both of which are among the rarest livestock breeds in existence today. The Museum offers tours of the Strawn Citrus Complex from the 1930s, the Clark Homestead and Traxler Store from the 1890s. The Black Cowboys exhibit can be visited in Espanola building.
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.
Archaeology, Natural History, Science
The Florida Museum is Florida's state museum of natural history. The museum's two main facilities are located in Gainesville, FL on the University of Florida campus.
Powell Hall, the education and exhibition center, is home to the permanent and traveling exhibit programs, adult and children's classes, group tours and special events.
Archaeology, Natural History, Science
Visitors to the Florida Museum, on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, can enjoy hundreds of exotic butterflies in a rainforest setting, witness a South Florida Calusa Indian welcoming ceremony, experience a life-size limestone cave, and see a mammoth and mastodon from the last Ice Age.
Gulf Breeze, Florida
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park, Science
The nation's largest national seashore, Gulf Islands,provides recreational opportunities and historic sites in the panhandle of Florida. Visitors can visit historic Fort Pickens, Fort Barrancas, and the Advanced Redoubt and see coastal defense batteries.