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Orlando Area Museums Central Florida Guide



Enjoy the eclectic mix of the Orlando art galleries and museums.


Museums Of History and Science

Museums Of Art

Holocaust Memorial Center

Is one of the oldest Holocaust museums in the nation, founded in 1982.
The Center consists of a permanent exhibit hall, a 6,000 volume library, traveling exhibits, a film series, and community programs.
Family-friendly (no disturbing/graphic images).
No admission charged, free parking.
851 N. Maitland Avenue
Maitland FL 32751
407-628-0555 (tel)

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Explore the inspired world of internationally acclaimed Albin Polasek on the beautiful grounds of his estate. Linger in lush gardens on the tranquil shores of Lake Oseola and contemplate rareworks of art.
633 Osceola Avenue
Winter Park, Florida 32789
phone: 407-647-6294
fax: 407-647-0410

Maitland Historical & Telphone Museum

With "Maitland Milestones exhibit:Noon - 4PM Thursday - Sunday. 221 W. Packwood Ave.
Maitland Florida
407-644-1365 (tel)
$2 per person and $5 per family

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Located on the picturesque Rollins College campus near downtown Winter Park, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum is one of Florida's finest small art museums. Exhibiting 8-10 innovative shows each year, and housing more than 5,000 objects in its permanent collection ranging from ancient to contemporary, CFAM also hosts a variety of lectures and events throughout the season.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays.
Admission: $5 for adults
Free to CFAM members, Rollins College faculty and staff and any student with a valid I.D.
Phone: 407-646-2526

Museum Of Seminole County History

Picture gallery,early transportation,country store,Indian artifacts,celery and fernery rooms.
1PM - 5PM Tuesday - Friday.
9AM - 1PM Saturday.
Adults $3 Students $1(With ID) Child $1
300 Bush Blvd, Sanford FL
(407) 665-2489

Mennello Museum

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.
900 East Princeton Street
Orlando, Florida 32803
407.246.4278 (tel)
407.246.4329 (fax)

Orlando Fire Museum

Exhibits featuring items and vechicles from the history of area firefighters. 9AM - 2PM Thursday - Saturday
814 E. Rollins Ave(entrance through Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven park) Orlando, FL
ph (407) 898-3138

Morse Museum Of American Art

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany found anywhere, a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics and the decorative arts.

445 North Park Ave, Winter Park FL
(407) 645-5311
(407) 645-5324 for recorded information

Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center-is 207,000 square-foot "hands-on" learning center with hundreds of interactives for all ages. Images surround you on the giant-screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome.
Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, Florida 32803-1291
Phone: 407.514.2000
Toll Free: 888.OSC.4FUN
Fax #: 407.514.2277

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. Take a guided tour of the Leu House Museum, a restored late nineteenth-century home that began as a Florida farmhouse. At the Garden House, take a quiet break and enjoy the romantic view of Lake Rowena.
1920 N. Forest Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803-1537
Telephone (407) 246-2620
Fax (407) 246-2849

Pioneer Museum

Exhibits tracing Osceola County's history,nature walk,1890's house and store, research facilty: 10AM - 4PM Thursday-Saturday;Sunday 12PM - 4PM.
Kissimmee, Florida
Phone: 407-396-8644
$2 adults $1 children

WordSpring Discovery Center

The Orlando, Florida WordSpring Discovery Center offers you an opportunity to see the world and the Word in a whole new way. Immerse yourself in a living cultural adventure as you explore the history of the Bible, the world's languages and the ongoing work of Bible translation.
11221 John Wycliffe Blvd. in southeast Orange County near Moss Park
Phone: 407-852-3626
Toll Free: 1-800-WYCLIFFE

Wells'Built Museum of African American History

Dr. William M. Wells was a prominent African-American physician in Orlando during the first half of the 20th century. He created the South Street Casino to host touring black bands and, since Orlando was rigorously segregated, he opened the Wells'Built Hotel next door to house the musicians. Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Cab Calloway, Ivory Joe Hunter, and many other musical greats played the Casino and stayed at the hotel over the years. White Orlando didn't know what it was missing.
The Casino is gone now, but the hotel remains. It has been converted into a modest museum housing memorabilia of Orlando's African-American community along with some African art on loan from local collectors.
Dr. Well's home has been moved to the site of the Casino and will be restored and opened to the public.
511 West South Street, Orlando 32801
(407) 245-7535
Just west of I-4 near Church Street

Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art is located at 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803.
ph (407) 896-4231
fx (407) 896-9920

Winter Garden Heritage Museum

Displays of citrus labels,railroad memorabilia,community history and photographs. 1PM - 5PM Daily
1 N. Main Street
Winter Garden
ph (407) 656-5544

Public Arts, City of Orlando

The City of Orlando Public Arts curates three galleries. They are free to the general public. Each gallery has ongoing show, which usually run three months. Two of the City of Orlando's main galleries are in downtown City Hall. The Terrace Gallery has been opened since City Hall was dedicated in 1992. The Terrace Gallery was originally designed to be a lecture room but it was quickly noticed the space would be better utilized as an exhibition space for local, national, and international artist in efforts to reflect the cities dedication to local artists as well as providing a space where outside artists can share their vision with our community. The Mayor's 2nd and 3rd Floor Gallery is a beautiful circular gallery space on the 3rd floor of City Hall, which overlooks the 2nd floor landing and extends down two long hallways. This gallery space is dedicated to only local Orlando artists. The gallery at Harry P. Leu Gardens is located within the historic Harry P. Leu Gardens Garden House, where a visitor may peruse the halls of this historic landmark and find revolving exhibitions displaying fine art of botanical themes as well as permanent works owned by the city.