Episode 63 – Interesting Art & Science Museums in Florida

In a place as culturally devoid as Florida, it was nice to find the gorgeous, inspiring, and interesting Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. The architecture and grounds of the building are stunning and whimsical, and fitting for Dali’s works.

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What’s up this week?

We are lovers of all museums. This week, we are exploring some amazing arts and science museums in Florida. There are tons of great museums all over the state so be sure to check out wherever you are visiting to learn about all the best museums in the area.

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Art Museums

Top on our list is the Dali Mueum in St. Pete. Salvador Dali’s collection is unmatched by his iconic melting clocks, crutches, and imaginative illusions that stand 2 stories high. Keep checking for panel discussions, events, and exhibits that make their way through the museum.

Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is the legacy of John Ringling’s art collection. As one of the early 20th century’s prolific art collectors, this is a museum you won’t want to miss.

Wynwood Walls Miami was created by community revitalizer Tony Goldman in an effort to transform the warehouse district. This area created an incredible canvas to bring street and mural art into Miami.

Imagine Museum St Pete showcases a collection of glass art from around the world. These artisits turn glass into contemporary pieces of light, color, and motion into complete works of art.

Cummer Museum Jacksonville is the largest fine arts museum in Northeast Florida. Started by Nina Cummer, she bequeathed her art collection and riverfront home to create the museum. You can also enjoy the garden set against the St. John’s River.

Duncan McClellan Gallery in St. Petersburg Florida is 3,000 square feet of gallery spaces and 5,000 square feet of outdoor courtyards with rotating exhibitions showcasing national and internationally recognized glass artists. Lushly planted sculpture gardens around the grounds make a sought-after event and meeting place for glass artists, visiting dignitaries, and the community.

Morikami Museum Delray Beach You can visit the two museums on the property and tour the 16 acres of Japanese gardens.

Polk Museum of Art has free entry.  They areare working on an expansion the whole community will benefit. The new spaces will showcase art from across time and cultures, and the museum can continue to grow as an innovative site for learning for its entire art-loving  Florida Southern College is a teaching museum 

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens Visit the Gilded Age on Biscayne Bay. On ten acres of formal gardens, a mangrove shoreline and rockland hammock, Viscaya is a cultural gem that will connect you to Miami’s history and heritage.

Science Museums

  1. Orlando Science Center
  2. Marine Science Center Ponce Inlet
  3. Dinosaur World Plant City
  4. North Florida Spring and Environmental Center
  5. Musuem of Science and Industry – Tampa
  6. Museum of Science and History – Jacksonville
  7. BONUS: Cox Science Center and Aquarium West Palm Beach

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