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Southeast Florida

 

Boca Raton History Museum

The Boca Raton History Museum is located in the heart of downtown in Boca Raton’s original 1927 historic Town Hall. Both current and permanent exhibits depict the unique story of Boca Raton and its connection to both national and world history. The museum includes a museum store located in the former fire bay, a welcome center for visitors to Palm Beach County, and history tours.

Featuring the exhibits Mizner's Dream, The Built and The Unbuilt and IBM Boca Raton at 50.

Visit bocahistory.org for more information.

Boca Raton Museum of Art

Founded by artists as a teaching academy in 1950, the Boca Raton Museum of Art recognizes that knowledge is gained by thinking and by making. This idea is expressed through the creative vitality of our three components: The Museum, Art School, and Artists’ Guild Gallery.

The Museum has been a leader in art and art education in our community for 68 years, providing a wealth of resources to families, schools, and educators, and serving over 100,000 visitors annually with high caliber programming. Featuring Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter and Alex Katz: Small Paintings. 

For more information, visit bocamuseum.org.

Bonnet House

Bonnet House (named for the bonnet lily that grows in the slough) was designed by American artist Frederic Clay Bartlett and began construction in 1920. Bonnet House remains much as it was in the 1930s and 1940s, when Frederic and his wife Evelyn created the unique blend of art and whimsy that delights us today. The estate was given to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation in 1983 to ensure that a piece of Florida history would be enjoyed by future generations.

For more information, visit bonnethouse.org.

Elliott Museum

The Historical Society of Martin County (dba Elliott Museum) operates two locations: the historic House of Refuge and the Elliott Museum. The two Museums enrich the community through a wide variety of exhibits, collections, classes, and lectures, all designed to serve the interests of the people who live in and visit the Treasure Coast. You can see classic cars, trucks, bicycles, and boats; baseball memorabilia; local history and Americana; changing art exhibitions; and even a Foucault Pendulum.

For more information, visit elliottmuseum.org.

Flagler Museum

When it was completed in 1902, the New York Herald proclaimed that Whitehall, Henry Flagler's Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, was "more wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world." Today, Whitehall is a National Historic Landmark and is open to the public as the Flagler Museum, featuring guided tours, changing exhibits, and special programs. During March the Flagler Museum is presenting the 2018 winter exhibition, Masterfully Human: The Art of Gaugengigl.

For more information visit: FlaglerMuseum.us.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Gold Coast Railroad Museum (GCRM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of railroad history and culture through preservation, restoration, and education. Home to over 40 historic railcars, including the "Ferdinand Magellan" Presidential Railcar, better known as U.S. Car No. 1. The museum also houses a model train room and numerous interactive displays.

Featuring the annual Day Out With Thomas on March 3-4, and March 10-11.

For more information, visit gcrm.org.

HistoryMiami Museum

HistoryMiami Museum is the premier cultural institution committed to collecting, preserving, and celebrating Miami's history as the unique crossroads of the Americas. Through exhibitions, city tours, education, research, collections, and publications, HistoryMiami works to help everyone understand the importance of the past in shaping Miami's future. HistoryMiami connects people by telling the stories of Miami’s communities, individuals, places, and events, while inspiring a sense of place and creating an engaged community. Featuring Miami Street Photography Festival 2017 and South Beach, 1974 – 1990: Photographs of a Jewish Community.

For more information, visit historymiami.org.

Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, a historic partnership that leverages its resources with Florida International University, has ignited a new era of interdisciplinary education and research about the history of the Jewish experience in Florida, the ways in which Florida Jews influence and are influenced by cultural dynamics and issues of discrimination against all peoples in Florida throughout history. The museum’s historical collections, research library and other assets augment an academic plan to expand programs and research designed to educate FIU students, faculty, and the South Florida community about the challenges of immigrant experiences shared by all ethnicities in Florida. Featuring Stranded in Shanghai 1946: Refugee Life Through the Lens of Arthur Rothstein.

For additional information, visit jmof.fiu.edu.

Manatee Observation and Education Center

The Manatee Observation and Education Center teaches, guides and inspires over 40,000 visitors annually - including over 5,000 school students - about manatees and marine wildlife in and around the Indian River Lagoon, North America's most biologically diverse estuary. Our mission is to promote understanding and responsible actions for the protection of the Treasure Coast’s fragile ecosystems and their inhabitants. We do this through hands-on activities, exhibits, lectures and field excursions. Featuring a new partner exhibit from the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park showcasing sea-turtles, their predators, and their habits with special items donated from the park. On display through May 2018.

Visit ManateeEducationCenter.org for more information.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center

Overlooking the dunes and ocean, the Biscayne Nature Center is a beautiful facility on the north end of Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. In this pristine setting, our multifunctional Center serves our visitors with exhibit space, gift shop, an audio visual presentation room, and demonstration lab classroom facilities. And right outside our doors, we are fortunate to have Mother Nature's spectacular classroom, which we proudly care for and share with our visitors. Featuring the exhibit Remembering Ian Ball through March 15.

Visit biscaynenaturecenter.org or more information.

Miami Dade College's Museum of Art and Design

Miami Dade College‘s National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower provides its visitors access to unique cultural, historical, and educational exhibitions. The Kislak Center and the Cuban Legacy Galleries honor and celebrate the communities of South Florida.

MDC’s Freedom Tower is home to the MDC’s Special Collections Galleries as well as the operational site for the Miami Book Fair, the Miami Film Festival, MDC Live Arts, and Museum of Art + Design.

The Museum of Art and Design (MOAD) is Miami Dade College's flagship institution dedicated to the presentation and exhibition of visual art and design, housed within the National Historic Landmark Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami.

The mission of MOAD MDC is to provide open, critical, and collaborative frameworks for artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary risk-taking that explores the intersections of art, design, and other art forms with cultural action.

For more information visit mdcmoad.org.

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens

Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens has been a center for Japanese art and culture in South Florida since opening in 1977. Morikami invites guests to discover South Florida’s history and its connection with Japan, and explore a series of six diverse gardens, each inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. Visitors experience traditional and contemporary Japanese culture through engaging exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, a world-class bonsai display, Pan-Asian cuisine, and a distinctive Museum Store. The Morikami Museum is fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Featuring Nature, Tradition and Innovation: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Gordon Brodfuehrer Collection.

For more information, visit morikami.org.

Museum of Discovery and Science

Spend a day of discovery exploring hundreds of interactive exhibits including the new outdoor Science Park. Take a ride on the Everglades Airboat Adventure, experience hurricane force winds in the Storm Center, enjoy the playful antics of North American river otters, and see exciting science demonstrations. Featuring the traveling exhibits Adventures with Clifford The Big Red Dog™  and Curious George™: Let’s Get Curious! in March and April. 

For more information, visit mods.org.

Old Davie School Historical Museum

Take a step back in time at the Old Davie School Historical Museum! Visit the restored 1920s classroom, the Walsh and Viele homes built in 1912, replica 1909 Pioneer Home, the agriculture and citrus packing house, and learn about life on the Everglades frontier 100 years ago – before the luxuries of paved roads, electricity or indoor plumbing! With artifacts, photographs, articles, and maps, the Old Davie School Historical Museum invites visitors to experience South Florida’s agricultural past and the vibrant and economically diverse region that exists today. The school celebrates its 100th anniversary in May. 

For more information, visit olddavieschool.org.

Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

A planetarium, aquarium, and science museum – explore it all at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami’s Museum Park. Discover the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in an experiential setting with interactive exhibitions and dynamic shows. You’ll learn about the core science behind living systems, the solar system and known universe, the physics of flight, the biology of the human body and mind, and much more.

For more information, visit frostscience.org.

 

Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum

The Richard and Pat Johnson Palm Beach County History Museum enriches the lives of children and adults alike by making local history accessible, interesting, and meaningful. The museum contains two second-floor interactive, permanent exhibits—The People Gallery and The Place Gallery—and a Rotating Exhibit Gallery. The free museum, in the historic 1916 Courthouse at 300 North Dixie Highway, is open Monday through Friday, 10 am - 5 pm; and Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm.

For more information, visit hspbc.org.

 

South Florida Science Center and Aquarium

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium provides curious minds of all ages with an entertaining and educational journey through the latest discoveries in science and technology. Named South Florida Parenting’s 2017 Kids Crown Winner for Best Museum, SFSCA features more than 100 interactive exhibits, an immersive fresh and saltwater aquarium, full-dome digital planetarium, new Florida conservation-themed miniature golf course, and much more. A mind-opening experience for all! 

Featuring Astronaut -- Become a space explorer as you experience the physical and mental challenges involved in Astronaut training! 

For more information, visit sfsciencecenter.org.

Stonewall National Museum & Archives

In its 43rd year of operation, the mission of Stonewall National Museum & Archives (SNMA) is to preserve and share the proud culture of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their significant role in American society.

Stonewall National Museum, offers an ever changing 12-month calendar of bi-monthly LGBT-focused exhibitions, cultural programming, and special events, located in the densely populated LGBT residential, tourist and business community in Wilton Manors, Florida. Featuring Stonewall 50: Then, Now and Beyond - A Conversation with Karla Jay and Toni Armstrong Jr. on March 22.

Visit stonewall-museum.org for more information.

The Bass

The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, opened in 1964 within a 1930s Art Deco building by the City of Miami Beach and collectors John and Johanna Bass. Focusing on exhibitions of international contemporary art, The Bass presents mid-career and established artists reflecting the spirit and international character of Miami Beach, along with a vigorous education program for lifelong learning and visitors of all ages. Featuring exhibits by Ugo Rondinone, Mika Rottenberg, and Pascale Marthine Tayou.

For more information, visit thebass.org.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves the Miami estate of agricultural industrialist James Deering to engage our community and its visitors in learning through the arts, history, and the environment. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era in United States history, when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe. Vizcaya features a Main House filled with a decorative art collection, 10 acres of formal gardens, a rockland hammock (native forest), mangrove shore, and a historic village that is being restored to tell Vizcaya’s full story and provide additional spaces for programs and community outreach, including those on agriculture. Vizcaya has been a community hub since it opened to the public in 1953; it currently welcomes about 300,000 visitors annually.

For more information, visit vizcaya.org.

Zoo Miami

As one of the world’s greatest zoos, Zoo Miami is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world. Visitors can enjoy the NEW Florida: Mission Everglades expansion with alligators, bobcats, a bald eagle, a Florida panther and more impressive Florida natives. Guests can slide alongside otters, come face to face with bears, crawl through a tunnel in the crocodile exhibit, float along the Lostman’s River “airboat” ride, play in the playground, and more! Featuring Feast with the Beasts on March 16 and Spring Camp, March 26-30.

visit zoomiami.org for more information.