Museums

With an exploding music, arts, nightlife, and sports scene, savvy travelers are seeing Orlando as a multicultural option with top-notch museums. The area is filled with a large array of not-to-be-missed museums. With everything from historical museums to science centers to a Ripley's Believe It or Not! odditorium, there is something for everyone!

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

Houses the world`s most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) including Tiffany art glass, leaded-glass windows, lamps, jewelry, pottery, paintings, and the chapel interior he designed for the 1893 World`s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Museum`s holdings include a major collection of American art pottery and representative collections of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century American paintings, graphics, and decorative arts. $3 adults, $1 students, and free for children under 12. Free between 4PM-8PM Nov-Apr each F.
Location: 445 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone: (407) 645-5311
Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Located on the Winter Park campus of Rollins College, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum features items from Cornell`s renowned permanent collection. It is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area. Tu-F 10AM-4PM, Sa Su noon-5PM. $5.
Location: Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Phone: 407-646-2526
The Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art was founded in 1924 and has ongoing exhibitions of American portraits and landscapes, American impressionist works, and art of the ancient Americas.
Location: 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL 32803
The Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center

A 207,000 ft (19,000 m) hands-on learning center with hundreds of interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages. Images surround visitors on the giant screen of the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Other attractions include the Body Zone, teaching health and fitness, as well as an observatory. The center has the largest refracting telescope in Florida.
Location: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803
Orange County Regional History Center

Orange County Regional History Center

Features exhibits and artifacts from the earliest days of the region to the modern day. Includes information on everything from the time of the Seminole Indians to the founding of the city to the Civil Rights era to the Disney period to today. M-Sa 10AM-5PM, Su noon-5PM. $9-12.
Location: 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-836-8500
Ripley`s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium

Ripley`s Believe It or Not! Orlando Odditorium

Located in a building artfully constructed to appear as if it were collapsing to one side. Visitors can explore bizarre artifacts, strange collections, weird art/hobbies (for example, check out the 3/4-scale model of a 1907 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost automobile made entirely of matchsticks and glue), and interactive exhibits in sixteen odd galleries. Seriously schlocky, yet fun.
Location: 8201 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-363-4418