Orange County Government, Florida

Museums

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Indulge in the wonderful experience to explore the historic home of Czech-American sculptor Albin Polasek.  Mr. Polasek's home serves as an exhibition space celebrating representational art. The gardens form a backdrop for dozens of Polasek's sculptors and those of temporary exhibitions. Home of the Winter Park Paint Out.

Contact: 407-423-7269.

Art and History Museums of Maitland

Be Inspired by the historic artists' colony founded by Andre Smith. The Aztec inspired architecture holds exhibitions and classes of the Maitland Art Center. Also see the Waterhouse Residence, Telephone Museum and feel the history of the past 150 years.

Contact: 407-539-2181.

Arts Hub Florida

Artists providing enlightenment to other artists within the community.

Contact: 321-662-9073.

Baterbys Art Auction Gallery

A gallery with 20th Century masters as well as modern and contemporary artworks. Through various events and their auctions, the owners provide buyers with a chance to get to know artists and be confident in their collecting abilities.

Contact: 866-537-0278.

Casa Feliz
Historic Home Museum

Historic Spanish-Farmhouse-style home designed by acclaimed architect James Gamble Rogers II which houses exhibitions and special events.

Contact: 407-628-8200. Location: 656 Park Avenue North, Winter Park, Florida 32790.

Casselberry Art House

A modest house on the lake used for art exhibitions, classes and meetings.

Contact: 407-262-7700 x1301. Location: 127 Quail Pond Circle Casselberry, FL 32707.

Central Florida
Railroad Museum

Relive the authenticity of an historic railroad through the local, national, memorabilia. Find out why this depot hosts over 35,000 local, state, and international visitors annually.

Contact: 407-656-3244.

Charles Hosmer Morse
Museum of American Art

Experience this modern museum housing the world's most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. Tiffany's collections date back to the late 19th century featuring American paintings, art pottery, jewelry and fabulous art glass works.

Contact: 407-695-8366. Location: 445 Park Avenue North, Winter Park, Florida 32789.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

One of the nation's most innovative college art museums, on the Rollins College campus overlooking beautiful lake Virginia. Works from the early Renaissance to cutting-edge contemporary are in their collection and are featured in rotating exhibits in the five galleries.

Contact: 407-646-2526. Location:  1000 Holt Avenue Winter Park, FL 32789-4499.

Crealde School of Art

Visit the area's largest community based art school. Also, see the sculpture garden and two galleries exhibiting contemporary work.

Contact: 407-671-1886. Location: 600 Saint Andrews Boulevard, Winter Park, Florida 32792.

Gallery at Avalon Island

Plan a monthly visit to see featured local and foreign artists. The one of seven galleries here in the United States remains open on a daily basis off the lobby of the Grand Bohemian Hotel.

Contact: 407-312-0708. Location: 39 South Magnolia Avenue Orlando, Florida 32801.

Grand Bohemian Gallery

Plan a monthly visit to see featured local and foreign artists. The one of seven galleries here in the United States remains open on a daily basis off the lobby of the Grand Bohemian Hotel.

Contact: 407-581-4801. Location: 325 South Street Orlando, Florida 32801.

Hannibal Square
Heritage Center

Explore African-American heritage, cultural preservation, and southern folklore via rotating exhibits, public art installations. Relive the past by viewing over 100 framed archival photographs. Listen to the oral histories of the African-American residents of West Winter Park on permanent display.

Contact: 407-671-1886.

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Visit one of the oldest homes in Central Florida. Fragrant scents, visual stimulation of fifty acres of azaleas, roses, and other botanical specimens surrounding you.

Contact: 407-246-2620. Location:  1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, FL 32792.

Holocaust Memorial
Resource & Education Center

Explore awareness exhibits, books, and programs related to how we can mold our future to protect the rights of others and end ethnic conflicts like the Jewish Holocaust of the 1940s.

Contact: 407-628-0555. Location: 851 N Maitland Ave Maitland, FL 32751.

International Harp Museum

See the collection of harps ranging from rare antiques to modern examples and artifacts of importance. Attend harp performances, and workshops.

Contact:407-841-8902. Location: Broadway United Methodist Church,406 Amelia Street Orlando, FL 32803.

Latitude Zero Fine Art Gallery

Gallery/home catering to pop art, graffiti, cartoonism, and photography inspired by Miami's multicultural scene.

Contact: 407-601-5518 /954-646-5923. Location: 113 N. Hyer Avenue Orlando, FL 32801.

The Mennello Museum
of American Art

Celebrate Downtown Orlando's permanent host! A converted 20th Century home serves as the permanent host to the world's most comprehensive collection of folk artist Earl Cunningham. Experience the rotating exhibitions of traditional and contemporary American artists. Family day activities monthly. The sculpture garden is a delightful eye feast amongst nature that encourages other activities like walking, biking, hiking all while viewing the beautiful lawn on the lake that features numerous unique sculptures.

Contact: 407-246-4278. Location: 900 East Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803.

Morse Museum of American Art

Modern museum housing the world's most comprehensive collection of works by Louis comfort Tiffany. The museum's holdings also include a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of the late 19th- and early 20th-century American painting, graphics, and decorative art.

Contact: 407-645-5311.

Orange County Regional
History Center

Three floors of dynamic permanent exhibits exploring 12,000 years of Central Florida history. The smart, surprising fun continues with limited-run and nationally important exhibitions scheduled throughout the year.

Contact: 407-836-8500. Location: 65 East Central Blvd. Orlando, FL 32801.

Orlando Museum of Art

One of the nation's first accredited art museums and the area's largest. In addition to temporary exhibits, the museum has major collections of African Art, American Art, glass, sculpture, media and a comprehensive collection of pre-Columbian art in the Southeast.

Contact: 407-896-4231. Location: 2416 North Mills Ave Orlando, FL 32803.

Orlando Museums of Central Florida Guide

Information Listing Museums in Orlando and surrounding areas.

Orlando Science Center

Engaging interactive exhibits on four floors from dinosaurs to virtual simulators and giant screen movies. Explore our world geared for the curious of all ages.

Contact: 407-514-2000. Location: 777 E. Princeton Street Orlando, FL 32803.

Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Make your day one of nature. The gardens of the historic home of Czech-American sculptor Albin Polasek form a backdrop for dozens of Polasek's sculptors and those of temporary exhibitions. Also enjoy the Winter Park Paint Out, and the art exhibitions.

Contact: 407-647-6294. Location: 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789.

UCF Art Gallery

Engaging interactive exhibits on four floors from dinosaurs to virtual simulators and giant screen movies. Explore our world geared for the curious regardless of age. Experience the eclectic vision of a gallery on a university campus where exhibitions seek to engage the community in dialogue about the human experience.

Contact: 407-823-3253.

Wells Built Museum

Delve deep into this historic hotel now museum and education center of the 1930's built by the renowned physician, Dr. William Monroe Wells. Your experience will provide history and insight of the Orlando area and how this hotel empowered the African-American community during the segregation era.

Contact: 407-245-7535. Location: 511 W. South Street Orlando, FL 32801.

Winter Garden
Heritage Museum

The Heritage Museum with artifacts from Winter Garden's agricultural history also runs the Central Florida Railroad Museum with from the history of railroads in this country.

Contact: 407-656-3244.

Winter Park Historical
Association and Museum

Preserving the history of Winter Park with rotating exhibitions.

Contact: 407-647-2330.

Zora Neale Hurston
National Museum of Fine Arts

In addition to preserving the heritage in the Eatonville community. The museum provides rotating exhibitions of various artists, talks and opening receptions are provided by the guest scholars and curators where Zora lived in the early 1930's.  The Zora Neale Hurston Festival is held annually.

Contact: 407-647-3307. Location: 227 E. Kennedy Blvd. Eatonville, FL 32751.