MUSEUMS DAY TRIPS

Bailey Mathews Shell Museum

Considered one of the world's best shell-collecting areas, is the appropriate location for a museum dedicated entirely to shells and mollusks and their importance to the environment.
3075 Sanibel-Captiva Rd., Sanibel Island
Call for details: 888-679-6450



Naples Museum of Art

The museum is a 30,000 square foot, three story structure with 15 galleries, a glass domed conservatory with entrance gates by renowned metal artist Albert Paley and a Persian ceiling by acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly. It also has a resource room and museum Store. The museum is dedicated to displaying world-class paintings, sculpture, drawings and other art forms, while providing educational programs and lectures. 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples
Call for details: 800-597-1900


Edison Ford Winter Estate

There is a 15,000 sq. ft. museum with hundreds of Edison and Ford inventions and objects, video theatres, and changing special exhibits on the estate. Considered his most original invention, the Phonograph was patented in 1878. There are over 200 Edison phonographs on display.
2350 McGregor Blvd., Ft Myers  Call for details: 239-334-7419
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Flying Tigers Warbird Museum

Come fly like the aces of yesteryear in some of the most significant military aircraft in history and prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime! Whether you want a thrilling aerobatic adventure or a smooth sightseeing flight, the experience will never be forgotten. Great for first time flyers, nostalgia buffs, modelers and pilots. You take the controls in the front seat and one of our very experienced instructors will teach you everything you want to learn about flying these beautiful pieces of history. Kissimmee Gateway Airport
233 N. Hoagland Blvd., Kissimmee
Call for details: 407-870-7366
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Orlando Museum of Art

Handling some of the most prestigious traveling exhibits in the nation, this museum hosts special exhibits throughout the year, but even if you miss one, it's worth a stop to see its rotating permanent collection of 19th and 20th century American art, pre-Columbian art dating from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1500, and African art. Allow 2 to 3 hours.
2416 North Mills Ave  Call for details: 239-334-7419

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Polasek Gallery

Albin Polasek's art career is shown in the Main gallery, residence and chapel, featuring the works of various artists and private collections. Lakeside gardens are home to dozens of sculptures scattered through the three acres of rich Floridian gardens, highlighting seasonal plantings, greenery and unique exotics. A forty minute walking tour is available.
633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park
Call for details: 407-647-6294
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Norton Museum of Art

Famous for masterpieces of 19th and 20th century painting and sculpture by European artists such as Brancucu, Gauguin, Matisse, Miro, Monet, Picasso and by Americans such as Davis, Hassam, Hopper, Manship, O'Keeffe, Pollock and Sheeler. 1451 S. Olive Avenue, West Palm Beach
Call for details: 561-832-5196
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Flagler Museum

On March 30, 1902, a story in the New York Herald described Whitehall, the Palm Beach home of Henry Flagler as, "More wonderful than any palace in Europe, grander and more magnificent than any other private dwelling in the world...". Flagler built the 55-room, 60,000-square-foot Gilded Age mansion, Whitehall, as a wedding present for his wife, Mary Lily Kenan Flagler.

The couple used the home as a winter retreat until Flagler's death in 1913, establishing the Palm Beach season for the Wealthy of the Gilded Age. One Whitehall Way, Palm Beach
Call for details: 561-655-2833
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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Preserving the land and providing a proper setting for her creations was the vision of the late artist Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). Visit her home, studio and gardens where monumental monoliths of brick and stone are slowly revealed along weaving pathways in a forest of over 300 species of palms. 253 Barcelona Road, West Palm Beach
Call for details: 561-832-5328

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Warbird Aviation Museum

Anyone who loves airplanes, military history, or a good museum will love this museum. There are vintage aircraft on display, including the F-101 Voodoo fighter interceptor, Russian Mig-15, and the Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber.
6600 Tico Road, Titusville  Call for details: 321-268-1941

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World Golf Hall of Fame

This is the ultimate destination for the game's greatest players and contributors, and a place to learn about the stories of the grand game of golf and its foremost champions, the Hall of Fame members, through a variety of exhibits on display year round. Take the Free Tour and plan to spend a minimum of four hours to tour the museum, play the putting course and see an IMAX film which are all included in your all-day admission!
One World Golf Place, St. Augustine
Call for details: 904-940-4123 ~ Overnight Lodging




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