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Orlando Museums

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Orlando area is home to hundreds of museums, galleries, theatres, gardens, historic homes, as well as acclaimed ballet and philharmonic companies and traveling Broadway shows. Many of Orlando's arts offerings can be found along its "Cultural Corridor," an eight-mile (13 kilometer) stretch along Interstate 4, spanning from Downtown Orlando to historic Winter Park. Among the great Orlando museums to visit

Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
407-896-4231
Location: Downtown Area

Orlando Museum of Art features traveling exhibitions and permanent collections by Central Florida artists, American and international artists. The Orlando Museum of Art has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving and interpreting notable works of art; to presenting exhibitions of local, regional, national and international significance. Located in beautiful Loch Haven Park, the Orlando Museum of Art houses a fine collection of American art, African art, art of the ancient Americas and most representative collection in the Southeast.

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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
445 North Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-645-5311
Location: Winter Park

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 - 1933) the scope of which includes Tiffany jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leadedglass windows, and lamps. In its galleries, the museum also features late-19th and 20th century American art.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Cornell Fine Arts Museum
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-646-2526
Location: Winter Park

Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park features European and American paintings, sculpture and decorative arts.
Orlando Science Center

Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803
407-514-2000
Official site: http://www.osc.org/
Location: Downtown Area

The Orlando Science Center is a place that inspires curiosity and exploration for the whole family. The Orlando Science Center contains more than 200,000 square feet of fun-filled interactive programs and hands-on activities that will appeal to kids and adults alike. Showcasing several branches of science from mechanics to biology and applied technology, The Orlando Science Center also featuring a giant screen theater and hundreds of hands-on exhibits on four floors which offer opportunities to explore, experiment and discover, as well as the eight-story-tall Dr. Phillips Cinedome, and Crosby Observatory, where guests can explore the mysteries of the outer limits through the largest publicly- accessible refractor telescope in the state of Florida.

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Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803
407-246-2620
Location: Downtown Area

Harry P. Leu Gardens features three miles (five kilometers) of paved scenic walkways that take visitors through 50 acres (20 hectares) of southern-styled gardens.

The Mennello Museum of American Folk Art

The Mennello Museum of American Art
900 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803
407-246-4278
Location: Downtown Area

The Mennello Museum of American Folk Art features the works of renowned folk artist Earl Cunningham and other highly talented folk artists, as well as traveling exhibitions, a museum store and a wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. This is Florida's only folk art museum.

Osceola County Welcome Center, History Museum and Pioneer Village

Osceola County Welcome Center, History Museum and Pioneer Village
4155 W Vine Street
Kissimmee, FL 34741
407-396-8644
Location: Kissimmee/Osceola County

Modernism Museum Mount Dora

Modernism Museum Mount Dora
145 East 4th Avenue
Mount Dora, FL 32757
(352) 385-0034
Location: Lake County

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 647-6294
Location: Winter Park

Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, showcases nearly 200 of the Czech sculptor's works in his home, galleries and a three-acre (1.2-hectare) garden in Winter Park.
Art & History Museums - Maitland

Art & History Museums - Maitland
231 West Packwood Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 539-2181
Location: North Orlando Area/Seminole County

Orange County Regional History Center
Orange County Regional History Center
65 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 407-836-8500

Located in beautiful downtown Orlando, Orange County Regional History Center brings 12,000 years of Central Florida rich history alive through fascinating hands-on exhibits, artifacts, interactive presentations, archives interactive children's programs, and special shows.
Location: Downtown Area

Maitland Art Center
Maitland Art Center
Maitland Art Center features changing exhibitions, concerts in the garden, a lecture series and numerous special events, including a Children's Art Festival.
Mad Cow
Mad Cow Theatre
The Mad Cow Theatre presents award-winning contemporary and classic plays and musicals in an intimate setting in downtown Orlando.
CityArts Factory
CityArts Factory
The CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando's cultural corridor has one studio, classroom and four galleries on the first floor, along with an open space on the second for theater and film.
Millenia Fine Art
Millenia Fine Art
Millenia Fine Art in Orlando offers one of the Southeast's largest collections of museum-quality contemporary art.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Orlando Shakespeare Theater features Shakespeare classics and other plays year-round in a permanent home at Loch Haven Park.
The Winter Park Playhouse

The Winter Park Playhouse
711 North Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-645-0145
Location: Winter Park

WordSpring Discovery Center
WordSpring Discovery Center
WordSpring Discovery Center allows visitors to explore the history of the Bible, the world's languages and the ongoing work of Bible translation through interactive, multimedia exhibits.
Quick Facts

Harry P. Leu Gardens is home to the largest documented camellia collection in eastern North America, featuring more than 2,000 specimens.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of Tiffany glass in the world.

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Did you know...
Not only is the Orange County Regional History Center a history museum located inside a 1927 historic building, but the original Courtroom B was the scene of the first case in which DNA was used.
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