Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens comprise the former residence of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905 -1982), the widow of Ralph Hubbard Norton. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and the two acre property, featuring a collection of 250 species of tropical palms and cycads, is an urban sanctuary near downtown West Palm Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Displayed throughout the house, studio and gardens are more than 100 works by the artist, including nine monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in granite. The Gardens were designed by Ann Norton and Sir Peter Smithers. The largest tract of garden containing the great brick sculptures, is designed in a natural, unmanicured style. The experience of coming across Norton’s mysterious monoliths as surprises in their lush green jungle-like setting is akin to discovering another world. The Gardens offer a schedule of visiting exhibitions by recognized artists in an intimate residential setting.
Featuring: Contours in Metal: Sculpture by Gino Miles through May 12.
For more information visit ansg.org.
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: Imagining Boca Raton and Mizner Industries/ Mizner Style
Visit bocahistory.org for more information.
Boca Raton Museum of Art
Founded by artists in 1950, the Boca Raton Museum of Art is driven by a belief in the power of art and guided by an educational mission that values looking, learning, and creating. This idea is expressed through the 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: Imagining Florida: History and Myth in the Sunshine State through March 24.
For more information, visit bocamuseum.org.
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.
Coral Gables Museum
The Coral Gables Museum celebrates the 1920’s planned community of Coral Gables, and presents programs that encompass the civic arts, for a broad audience of local, regional, national and international visitors. These include exhibitions, children’s activities, lectures and panel discussions, concerts, tours, publications and special events.
Featuring: Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables Gallery Night Live! Friday, March 1, 6 - 10 p.m.
For more information, visit coralgablesmuseum.org
Coral Springs Museum of Art
Incorporated in 1997and located just minutes from downtown Coral Springs is the ever impressive Coral Springs Museum of Art (CSMoA). With its beautiful architectural design coupled with its inviting ambiance, CSMoA is unlike any other cultural institution - it is a unique place for all to experience the passion and beauty of the visual arts through exhibitions, classes and specialty programming. As a non-profit cultural institution, CSMoA has been proudly serving the community for over 21 years.
Featuring: Lyrical Abstraction the works of abstract artist Jill Krutick
visit coralspringsmuseum.org for more information.
Dade Heritage Trust
Dade Heritage Trust, Miami-Dade County’s largest historic preservation organization, is located in the 1905 Office and Surgery of Dr. James M. Jackson, Miami’s first physician. Listed in the National Register of historic places, the building is located in the Brickell Financial District, south of the Miami River. To further the organization’s mission, Dade Heritage Trust serves as an Official Miami Visitors Center and presents original exhibits, tours and a variety of community programs to engage visitors and residents to learn about the places that tell of the story of Miami.
Featuring: Miami Medicine, an original exhibit focusing on Miami’s first physician, Dr. James M. Jackson
For more information visit dadeheritagetrust.org.
The Deering Estate preserves the 1920s era Miami estate of Charles Deering, Chicago industrialist, early preservationist, environmentalist, art collector, philanthropist and first chairman of the International Harvester Company. The Deering Estate is a 21st Century house museum, cultural and ecological field station, and a national landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places, owned by the State of Florida and managed by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. From canoe tours to bird walks, and guided museum and natural areas tours, the Deering Estate has diverse activities for the whole family to enjoy! Open daily, 10 am to 4 pm.
Featuring: Deering Seafood Festival on March 31.
For more information visit www.deeringestate.org.
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.
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.
Featuring: "Maker & Muse: Women and Twentieth Century Art Jewelry" on display through May 26.
For more information visit: FlaglerMuseum.us.
Established in 1927, Flamingo Gardens is one of the oldest botanical gardens in South Florida. The 60-acre botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary contains over 3000 tropical and sub-tropical species of plants and trees including 18 of the largest trees of their species. It provides a home to over 400 permanently injured or non-releasable Florida native birds and animals. The historic Wray Home Museum provides a glimpse of life in 1930s Florida.
Featuring: 23rd Annual Bonsai and Gardens Show March 16-17.
For more information visit flamingogardens.org.
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.
For more information, visit gcrm.org.
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center
Gumbo Limbo Nature Center is a coastal marine experience unlike any other. Our visitors take time to enjoy a walk on our boardwalk, count the thousands of tropical fish in our aquariums, relax in our butterfly garden, or check on the patients in our sea turtle rehabilitation facility. As a beacon for environmental education, research, and conservation, Gumbo Limbo’s 20 acres on the protected barrier island provide refuge to many varieties of plants and animals.
Featuring: Sea Turtle Day Festival on March 2.
For more information, visit gumbolimbo.org.
Historic Stranahan House Museum
The Historic Stranahan House Museum is the oldest and most historically significant structure in all of Broward County, Florida. Stranahan House was built in 1901 by Frank Stranahan, credited as Fort Lauderdale’s founding father, and his wife Ivy Cromartie Stranahan, the area’s first school teacher. The historic site has served as a trading post, post office, town hall, and home to the Stranahans. This is where it all began!
Featuring: Mad Hatter's Tea Party, Saturday, March 30.
For more information, visit stranahanhouse.org.
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.
For more information, visit historymiami.org.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami is dedicated to promoting continuous experimentation in contemporary art, advancing new scholarship, and fostering the exchange of art and ideas. Through an energetic calendar of exhibitions and programs, ICA Miami provides an important international platform for the work of local, emerging, and under-recognized artists, advancing public appreciation and understanding of the most innovative art of our time. The museum is committed to providing open, public access to artistic excellence by offering year-round free admission.
Featuring: Family Day in the Miami Design District celebrating women in art, March 17.
For more information, visit www.icamiami.org.
Jewish Museum of Florida - FIU
The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU (JMOF-FIU) is the only museum dedicated to telling the story of Florida Jewish history, arts and culture, with a growing collection of 100,000+ items. It is housed in two restored historic buildings in South Beach. JMOF-FIU presents a vibrant schedule of thought-provoking exhibits, paired with dynamic programs including concerts, walking tours and presentations by international scholars and local movers and shakers.
For additional information, visit jmof.fiu.edu.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum
Located in Lighthouse Park, Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum offers climbing tours of the landmark 1860 lighthouse. Visitors have the option of smartphone or guided tours. The History Museum (restored WWII building) exhibits Five Thousand Years on the Loxahatchee and outdoor exhibits include the Oil House & Keepers Workshop Exhibit, Tindall Pioneer Homestead, and Seminole Chickee. Enjoy shopping our nautical Museum gift shop and check online for our programs & events.
Featuring: Family Adventure Days: Celebrate Seminole Culture, March 16.
Visit jupiterlighthouse.org for more information.
Manatee Observation and Education Center
The Manatee Observation and Education Center teaches, guides and inspires over 45,000 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. We are a volunteer organization led by four full-time staff members and over 150 ManaTeam Volunteers.
Featuring: the annual Manatee Center 5K and TRASH DASH Clean-up on Saturday, March 16.
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.
Visit biscaynenaturecenter.org or more information.
Miami Children’s Museum
At Miami Children’s Museum we inspire children to play, learn, imagine and create! The Museum is a non-profit educational institution that is dedicated to enriching the lives of children ages 8 and under by fostering a love of learning, through play, and enabling them to realize their highest potential. With a vision to be recognized as the premier institution serving children and their families and our culturally diverse South Florida community, we offer cultural and educational programs along with numerous interactive exhibits as well as two outdoor playgrounds. Our NAEYC accredited preschool, group tours, after-school classes, birthday parties, one-day camps and summer camp are also available. For the safety of our guests, we do not allow adults without children or children without adults into the Museum to play.
Featuring: A Celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday
Visit miamichildrensmuseum.org for 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.
Miami Military Museum and Memorial
Through the experiences of Florida veterans, this Museum focuses on the rich military history of South Florida. Exhibits exemplify the building’s role through WWII, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Cold War, and as a reserve post for the Army and Marines.
Featuring: American Steel: A 9/11 Observance on March 27.
For more information visit miamimilitarymuseum.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.
For more information, visit morikami.org.
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA)
The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is dedicated to making contemporary art accessible to diverse audiences – especially underserved populations – through the collection, preservation and exhibition of the best of contemporary art and its art historical influences. The museum is located at 770 NE 125th Street, North Miami, FL 33161. It is open Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Mondays and major holidays). Admission to the museum is $10 and is free to MOCA members and North Miami residents.
Featuring: AfriCOBRA: Messages to the People, through April 7.
For more information visit mocanomi.org.
Museum of Discovery and Science
For more than four decades, the Museum of Discovery and Science has served as Broward County’s foremost resource for science education and experience. Visitors can explore the impressive 145,000 SF facility and discover 19 interactive permanent exhibits, quarterly traveling exhibits, a live animal collection, a schedule of science shows, and special presentations in the 100-seat Keller Science Theater, an outdoor Science Park as well as a full menu of vibrant documentary and cutting-edge films in the IMAX Theater.
Featuring: Featuring the traveling exhibit Design Zone through May 2019.
For more information, visit mods.org.
Nader Art Museum Latin America
Nader Art Museum Latin America (NAMLA) is one of the most important venues in North America. The museum is dedicated to showcasing a myriad of acclaimed art that fosters knowledge through a continuous process of appreciation and reinterpretation of modern and contemporary art from Latin American and its diaspora. Through a permanent collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography, installations and other media, the museum's audience can experience and appreciate what is considered to be one of the world's most significant regions of today's Contemporary art scene. The museum's collection originates from Gary's private collection, which he has amassed throughout his career as a gallerist. The collection features pieces from acclaimed Master of Art, including: Acosta Leon, Alfonzo, Atchugarry, Bedia, Bermudez, Botero, Bravo, Carreño, Cruz-Diez, de Szyszlo, Di Cavalcanti, Figari, Guayasamin, Kuitca, Lam, Larraz, Matta, Mendive, Milhazes, Morales, Muñiz, Muñoz Vera, Negret, Pelaez, Pettoruti, Ponce de Leon, Portinari, Portocarrero, Rivera, Segui, Soto, Tamayo, Torres Garcia, Zárraga, and many more.
Featuring: Hispaniola. Masters from Haiti and Dominican Republic.
For more information visit namla.us.
Norton Museum of Art
Founded in 1941, the Norton Museum of Art is recognized for its distinguished holdings in American, European, and Chinese art, expanding collections of Photography and Contemporary art, and original exhibitions. Its masterpieces of 19th century and 20th century European painting and sculpture include works by Brancusi, Gauguin, Matisse, Monet, and Picasso, and American works by Stuart Davis, Hopper, O'Keeffe, Pollock, and Sheeler. The Norton presents special exhibitions and educational and cultural programs throughout the year.
Featuring: Nina Chanel Abney through June 25.
For more information visit norton.org.
Ocean Discovery Visitors Center
The Ocean Discovery Visitors Center, located in Fort Pierce, Florida, is a destination where the community can learn about the research conducted by the marine scientists and engineers at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. Visitors are welcome to explore the center’s five educational exhibits on their own or participate in a free 45 minute interpretive tour. Admission and tours are free, though donations are greatly appreciated. For more information call 772-242-2293.
Featuring: Indian River Lagoon Research Boat Tour on March 7 and 21.
For more information visit fau.edu/hboi.
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.
For more information, visit olddavieschool.org.
Okeechobee County Historical Society Museum
The museum currently consists of two buildings, a 1907 wooden one-room schoolhouse and a second larger building which contains historical displays of Okeechobee County. The museum features an extensive display of Second Seminole War artifacts. A second museum site, the original log cabin of the area's first settlers, should be opened in the next two years.
Palm Beach Photographic Centre
Palm Beach Photographic Centre’s (PBPC) mission is to enrich lives through the photographic arts. PBPC is a registered 501©(3) non-profit visual arts organization dedicated to the enrichment of life through superior educational programs and stunning exhibitions that promote the photographic arts. PBPC has been hailed as one of the most vital and relevant photographic museums and academic institutions in the world. With a world-class educational facility, and state of the art museum and gallery.
For more information visit workshop.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.
The Society of the Four Arts
The Society of the Four Arts is a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1936 with a mission to inspire and engage people through the presentation of outstanding artistic programs. From November through April, the Four Arts offers hundreds of events, including concerts, art exhibits, workshops, films, children’s programs and more. Our campus includes botanical and sculpture gardens, a library, a children’s library, and a lifelong learning center.
Featuring: Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors through March 31.
For more information visit fourarts.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: Featuring Dinosaur Invasion -- Journey back millions of years and experience the largest exhibit we’ve ever had during this indoor and outdoor expedition. See how you size up against life-size animatronic Triceratops, Raptors, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and even the giant Spinosaurus!
For more information, visit sfsciencecenter.org.
Stonewall National Museum & Archives
Stonewall National Museum & Archives is preserves and shares the proud social and cultural history of the LGBTQ community. Stonewall National Museum in Wilton Manors offers LGBTQ-focused exhibitions, cultural programming, and special events. The institution also operates the largest lending library of LGBTQ items in the country, a national archive, and the Stonewall National Education Project and Traveling Exhibition Program from its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale.
Featuring: Sisters of the Commonwealth – Photographs by Meg Birnbaum through April 28.
Visit stonewall-museum.org for more information.
Stuart Heritage Museum
Stuart Heritage was formed in 1982 by local citizens for the purpose of preserving history,They had meetings in different venues but in 1992 the City had bought and restored the 1901 Feed Store and leased it to them to become the local history museum. It opened in 1992 and has since then expanded to three levels and has not only Stuart history but Martin County history.
For more information visit stuartheritagemuseum.com.
The Bass is Miami Beach’s contemporary art museum, presenting mid-career and established contemporary artists, through changing exhibitions and a robust permanent collection. The historic and newly renovated Art Deco space also houses an education facility, café by Thierry Isambert and museum shop. The museum opened in 1964 by the City of Miami Beach following the donation of a private collection by residents John and Johanna Bass. For more information, visit thebass.org.
For more information, visit thebass.org.
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens is a National Historic Landmark that preserves its cultural and environmental resources to engage people in connecting with the past, understanding the present and shaping the future. Built between 1914 and 1922, Vizcaya is one of the most intact remaining examples from this era when the nation’s most successful entrepreneurs built estates inspired by the stately homes of Europe. Vizcaya features a decorative art collection and formal garden.
Featuring: Seersucker Social on March 27.
For more information, visit vizcaya.org.
The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum, library and research center that uses its collection to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design. Rooted in the greatest century of growth and change humanity has ever known—the 1850s to the 1950s—The Wolfsonian traces the odyssey from agrarian to urban, colonial empires to Cold War superpowers, the first spike of the Transcontinental Railroad to the advent of television. With more than 180,000 objects, our collection contains a vast universe of ideas: household appliances that sped the pace of work; designs that bridged cultures; architectural plans fueled by ambition; and propaganda that helped turn the tides of war. Our core focus is material from Europe and the United States, extending to regions of Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
Featuring: Florida’s House of Tomorrow through March 14
For more information visit wolfsonian.org.
Young At Art Museum
Young At Art Museum’s mission is to enrich our community through artistic, interactive experiences for all ages which inspire creativity and encourage an understanding of the world in which we live. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination at YAA. You can ride a subway in ArtScapes, build recycled puppets in GreenScapes, learn about customs in CultureScapes and explore the world of Alice in WonderScapes while creating a masterpiece in every gallery!
Featuring: YAA’s Festival of the Arts, March 9 from 10am to 4pm
For more information visit youngatartmuseum.org.
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!
visit zoomiami.org for more information.