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Northwest Florida (Panhandle)


Alger-Sullivan Historical Society

The Alger-Sullivan Historical Society is Florida's most north-westerly museum.  Located in the national Alger-Sullivan Lumber Company Residential Historic District, our mission is to collect, preserve and display memorabilia of the early twentieth century town of Century, Fla. which was created by one of the last great steam powered sawmill companies east of the Mississippi River, and the history of the surrounding communities.  Tours are offered by knowledgeable members who tell the history of the area as guest look over the many items.  Museum artifacts are housed in the town's 1913 post office, a wooden box car attached to a 1919 sawmill locomotive, a company supervisor's home and a small tool building.  There are more than 750 items and collections of local memorabilia. Items include belt driven grist mills, saws, pre-electric home appliances and business machines, business records, high school and military uniforms, hospital equipment, blacksmiths tools and sawmill-logging dioramas.

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Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

The Visitor’s Center and Museum at Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton, Florida boasts a 1,000 square foot exhibit highlighting the site’s unique historical and archaeological past, through interpretive panels and artifacts on display. The museum includes a children’s area, “Meet Me at the Mill” featuring an educational exhibit on archaeology, milling, and the environment with hands-on displays. Admission to the Visitor’s Center and access to site grounds is free to the public!

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Destination Archaeology Resource Center

Destination Archaeology Resource Center is an archaeology museum open to the public. Inside you will learn about the amazing archaeological sites that you can visit and experience throughout the state. We showcase heritage sites open to the public within the eight regions of the FPAN with traditional and interactive displays.

Featuring: Smoke on the Water: The Archaeology of Camp Brown opening March 8.

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Emerald Coast Science Center

Step outside the box and experience science firsthand in our interactive museum including a STEM Makerspace, interactive robotics exhibits, a unique live animal exhibit, and more! We’re also only the third museum in the entire country to house SMALLab Learning. SMALLab will have you out of your seat in a groundbreaking experience that places YOU at the center of the action! Come discover the difference a hands-on encounter with science can make.

Featuring: Discover Science Saturday, March 23.

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Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

Visit the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida and discover the rich, diverse culture of the region through exhibits that include Native American, Panhandle Pioneers, and early industries such as turpentine, fishing, agriculture and more.  Children will have fun in the Discovery Room with hands-on activities, and adults will enjoy Paradise Gardens, a live pollinators exhibit. Experience the charm and discover the past at the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, where history lives!

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Historic Pensacola

Historic Pensacola encompasses eight and a half acres and 28 properties located within the footprints of the original Spanish and British forts in downtown Pensacola. Including the T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, Historic Pensacola Village, the Pensacola Children’s Museum, and the Voices of Pensacola Multicultural Center.

Our “One Ticket, Seven Days to Explore” ticketing enables you to leisurely visit all of the museums, participate in guided and self-guided tours of historic homes and interact with period-dressed living history interpreters. Come be a part of history!

Featuring: Punksacola: Reflections of a Subculture, through March 31. 

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Jay Museum


The Jay Historical Society is an organization that’s interested in researching and compiling the history of Jay, Florida and its surrounding communities. We are interested in the people, the town, churches, schools, buildings, cemeteries, and any other item or place of historical significance to Jay. The society collects artifacts, antiques, pictures and other items to document, and if possible, securely display in the museum. The Jay Historical Museum is currently open 10:00am to 2:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Mattie Kelly Arts Center Gallery

The MKAC Galleries in Niceville, Florida house extensive collections of modern and contemporary art and present exhibitions by established and emerging artists from outside the northwest Florida area. The Galleries aim to produce programs which enhance the educational mission of NWF State College and function as a cultural asset for the entire campus and the broader community.

Featuring: The annual Arnie Hart Juried Student Exhibition in March.

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Pensacola MESS Hall

At the Pensacola MESS Hall, visitors enjoy exploration of math, engineering, science, & stuff through interactive exhibits and signature "mess kits", single-serving science experiments. People of all ages think critically and explore curiosity in a fun, creative way. We also reach area students through field trips, science shows, and hands-on programming at their schools. We join local events, engage citizens in forums regarding scientific topics, and host the Gulf Coast Science Festival with community partners. 

Featuring: Gulf Coast Science Festival on March 30.

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Pensacola Museum of Art

The University of West Florida's Pensacola Museum of Art  presents engaging cross-disciplinary exhibitions, educational programming, and stewards a growing collection of modern and contemporary art of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The museum aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of art and ideas to audiences in the Northwest Florida region and beyond. We endeavor to create dialogue between university and community audiences by engendering experiences of joy, discovery, and creativity through diverse perspectives, and the transdisciplinary interactions of art, culture, the humanities, science, and technology.

Featuring: Gesche Wurfel: What Remains of the Day through March 17.

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