Attractions Pages / Cultural, Special Interest & Museums - Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens - A showcase for a treasured artist and a peek into an old world European lifestyle. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens offers a unique opportunity to view the works and private collection of internationally known Czech-American sculptor, Albin Polasek, N.A., (1879-1965). - Apopka Historical Society and Museum of Apopkans - Information about the history of Apopka and North Orange County and the Apopka Historical Society. Mr. Edward Miner’s exhibit of Early Apopka artifacts at the 1968 Folk Festival in Apopka inspired the formation of an Historical Society. He obtained forms for incorporation and secured the use of 3 rooms in the former school building that had become Apopka City Hall. - America’s space history comes to life at the ASTRONAUT HALL OF FAME. Opened in the spring of 1990, it is the only facility in the nation dedicated exclusively to telling the stories of America's astronauts.The astronauts' stories will guide you through the exciting early days of America's space program. You'll journey into the future on the life-sized Shuttle to Tomorrow. Finally, you'll feel the sensations of astronaut training when you test your skills on over 25 simulators and hands-on activities in the Astronaut Adventure area! - Atlantic Center for the Arts - In the 10 years since Atlantic Center at Harris House opened its doors, it has become recognized as a place that fosters creative and intellectual experiences for children, artists and all members of the community. Created in response to the needs of the local community, Atlantic Center at Harris House contributes to cultural growth and enrichment through Children's Art Programs (CAP), adult workshops conducted by exhibiting artists, and educational programs coordinated in partnerships with businesses, other nonprofit organizations and government agencies. - Bok Tower Gardens - A National Historic Landmark, Bok Tower Gardens is located atop Iron mountain one of the highest points in Florida at 298'. Thousands of flowering plants, abundant wildlife, peace and serenity offer a relaxing escape from a fast-paced world. A new Education and Visitor Center is available for your enjoyment. - Central Florida Zoological Park - Experience a living classroom.The Central Florida Zoological Park is a resource center for wildlife and conservation education. - Cornell Fine Arts Museum - The Cornell Fine Arts Museum is one of the finest college art museums in the Southeast. Accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1981, it houses a collection of more than 6,000 objects. It is the oldest collection in Florida, the first paintings having been given to Rollins College more than a century ago. With important holdings in European and American paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts, its collection includes part of the Kress Collection of Renaissance art, examples of contemporary art. - DeLand House Museum/Memorial Hospital Museum at Bill Dreggors Park - The DeLand House was built in 1886 by DeLand's first attorney, Arthur George Hamlin, who cultivated the Hamlin orange. The house built upon land purchased by Henry DeLand, the founding father of the city. In 1893, John B. Stetson, the hat manufacturer and benefactor to Stetson University, purchased the home for faculty housing. - Museum of Art - DeLand - The Museum of Art - DeLand, with 6000 square feet of state-of-the-art gallery space, began its course in 1951 as a small grass-roots museum housed a block off South Woodland Boulevard. Today, from its home on North Woodland Boulevard at the edge of Stetson University's campus, the Museum's reach extends across Volusia County and beyond, attracting exhibitions of national caliber and visitors from around the world. - Enzian Theater & Cafe - Surrounded by weeping oaks, a bubbling fountain and a wrap-around porch, Enzian Theater is a completely unique movie-going experience. As Central Florida's only full-time, non-for-profit alternative cinema, Enzian champions the belief that Film Is Art, and offers first-run independent features along with a variety of special events, such the nationally-recognized Florida Film Festival and the Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase. - Eustis Historical Museum & Preservation Society, Inc. - The Eustis Historic Museum was established by a City Ordinance in 1983, when a city-owned residence was so designated. The building was the residence of an early settler, G. D. Clifford, a merchandiser, who proved to be a significant motivating force to the growth of Eustis. The Clifford House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. - Florida International Museum - The Florida International Museum is centered in the cultural heart of Tampa Bay-Downtown St. Petersburg. In fact, six other museums, plus over two dozen galleries, a thriving restaurant district and some of the best antiques shopping around have turned St. Petersburg into Florida's Culture Coast. - Flying Tigers Warbird Restoration Museum - There has been a growing interest in aviation history and many people ask how they can preserve the planes and the history they represent.  Restoration facilities, like ours, are as rare as the Warbirds we return back to the sky.  If you have been to the Reilly museum you know that it is a unique experience.  If you have not experienced it you should. - Global Impact Concepts, Inc. - Discover the details of the theatrical event of the decade, Ben-Hur: The Muscial. For historical, show, and ticket information click here. - Harry P. Leu Gardens - Harry P. Leu Gardens has nearly fifty acres of peaceful grounds that let you enjoy "Old Florida" at a leisurely pace. Stroll along meandering paths shaded by ancient oaks, forests of camellias and giant camphor trees. - Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Central Florida - The Holocaust Center’s mandate is to provide education to examine the past in order to learn from it and to help people become aware of and alert to present dangers to our freedoms, our human rights, and our lives by learning the lessons of the Holocaust. The vision of a just community engaged in combating the dark forces of prejudice and anti-Semitism is the focus of our work, which we undertake for the benefit of present and future generations, Thus, "memory is transformed into study and study into memory" (Elie Wiesel). - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex - Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's mission is to tell the NASA story and inspire all people to support the exploration of space. - Maitland Art Center - The Maitland Art Center is dedicated to promoting American art and artists — featuring museum exhibitions in its galleries, outstanding instruction by professional artists in its studios, an ongoing series of travel opportunities, and a number of membership and support opportunities — all in a unique setting. Founded as an art colony in the 1930s by visionary artist André Smith (1880-1959), that tradition continues with resident artists (Artists-in-Action), and a strong curriculum of art instruction in an intimate atmosphere. - Mennello Museum of American Folk Art - The Mennello Museum of American Folk Art 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. - Museum of Arts and Sciences and Center for Florida History - Our Museum contains American art, International decorative art, Chinese, Cuban, African and African-American art collections, a Planetarium and Sculpture Garden. The Museum owns historic properties in Daytona and St. Augustine. A Children's Museum is in progress - The Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg - The Museum of Fine Arts has the only comprehensive art collection, extending from antiquity to the present day, on the Florida west coast. See stellar works in galleries designed for leisurely reflection. In the meantime, please enjoy an online preview of our collection. - Museum of Seminole County History - The Museum Of Seminole County History highlights Seminole County, the historical gateway to interior Central Florida. The area has gone through periods of great importance militarily and as the area's transportation hub, and more recently as an agricultural leader. - Orange County Regional History Center - For 12,000 years, explorers have made history in the subtropical paradise of Central Florida and the HISTORY CENTER invites the community to learn about a history we can proudly call our own in a dynamic, interactive journey through time. - Orlando Museum of Art - The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art. In addition to presenting exhibitions of local, regional, national and international significance, the OMA provides educational programs to appeal to all segments of its diverse audiences. - Orlando Opera - Orlando Opera has served Central Florida for the past 39 years, operating first as The Opera Gala under the auspices of the Florida Symphony Orchestra from 1958 to 1979. In March 1979, Orlando Opera Company was incorporated as an independent, nonprofit corporation with professional management.Many of the greatest singers in the world, including Placido Domingo, Beverly Sills, Luciano Pavarotti, Richard Tucker, Jessye Norman, Cecilia Bartoli, and Carol Vaness, have appeared with Orlando Opera. In addition, the Opera is committed to the discovery and casting of rising artists in principal roles. - Orlando Science Center - The Orlando Science Center has ten highly themed exhibition halls on four floors with hundreds of hands-on, interactive exhibits. Also featured at OSC is the Dr. Phillips CineDome, the world's largest Iwerks/Digistar planetarium which presents large-format films and planetarium shows on an 8-story domed screen.  The Orlando Science Center also houses Florida's largest publicly accessible refractor telescope in the Crosby Observatory. - Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse - Ponce Inlet is a lovely seaside Town, offering residents and visitors a balanced community, while maintaining the "small town atmosphere". - Salvador Dali Museum - Never before have so many institutions come together to provide a look into the Mythology that surrounded Dali.   Few knew that his mythology was largely created by himself.  He used stories from classical mythology, biblical history and more to underpin his life.  Now, only at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, take a look into the works that help us look into these myths this great artist created around himself. - Shell World's Seashell Museum - Now celebrating our 23rd anniversary, Shell World is one of the world's largest retailers of exotic seashells, beach and nautical decorative items. - Southeast Museum of Photography - The Southeast Museum of Photography at Daytona Beach Community College (DBCC) was formally opened in a new facility in April 1992. This was the culmination of nearly a decade of photographic exhibitions and programming by its predecessor, The Gallery of Fine Arts. Photography has a long and storied history at DBCC, with the first photography classes starting nearly 40 years ago in 1963. As such it is one of the oldest college photography programs in the nation. - Winter Park History Museum - To gather, preserve, promote and share historical data of Winter Park and its surrounding area through the sponsorship of educational programs to engender an interest in its history and citizens, and through the operation of a museum which shall be open to the public. - Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts - Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities,Eatonville, Florida





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