The gulf coast is home to many museums that offer a fun and informational setting for all ages. Get a better understanding of what the gulf coast of Florida is all about. As well as a better understanding of the scientific wonders of the world. From art inspired museums to classic car museums, there is something for everyone. Expand your knowledge and have a fun time at the museums listed below.
South Florida Museum
The largest natural and cultural history museum on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The museum interprets the region from the Pleistocene to the present. Highlights include fossil evidence of Florida’s earliest mammals and marine species and the Montague Tallant collection of prehistoric and early post-contact archaeological artifacts. Recently opened is the Environmental Wing focusing on Florida’s ecology and bio-diversity in the Pine Uplands and Riverine Galleries.
The Palmetto Historical Park offers children of all ages the opportunity to learn about the history of Palmetto and the area on the north side of the Manatee River. While touring the park, visitors can check for mail at the 1880 Post Office, write on slates in the Schoolhouse and try on pioneer clothing in the cottage. The Chapel, Military Museum and 1914 Carnegie Library add to visitors’ experience.
There mission is to operate an extraordinary art and whimsical Museum for the public by collecting, preserving and exhibiting works of Artistic and Whimsical importance to Educate our visitors about our culture and history. They have created an environment to inspire, nurture creative expression, and lift out spirits.