January 28, 2020
Largest museums and cultural attractions in Florida

Photo: Martha Ascencio Rhine \ Tampa Bay Times

This list is based on attendance of 100,000 visitors or more.

Economic Backbone - Arts & Culture

Largest museums and cultural attractions in Florida

| 5/28/2019

Largest Museums and Cultural Attractions in Florida (100,000 attendance or more)

Miami

Attraction / City / Director

  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum / Miami / Connie Greer
  • HistoryMiami / Miami / Jorge Zamanillo
  • Institute of Contemporary Art / Miami / Alex Gartenfeld
  • Miami Children’s Museum / Miami / Deborah Spiegelman
  • Pérez Art Museum Miami / Miami / Franklin Sirmans
  • Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science /Miami / Frank Steslow
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens / Miami / Joel M. Hoffman

Southeast

Attraction / City / Director

  • Boca Raton Museum of Art / Boca Raton / Irvin M. Lippman
  • Children’s Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park / Boca Raton / Susan Vogelgesang
  • Coral Springs Museum of Art / Coral Springs / Julia Andrews
  • Hemingway Home & Museum / Key West / Michael Morawski
  • Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum /Jupiter / Jamie Stuve
  • Key West Art & Historical Society Custom House Museum / Key West / Michael Gieda
  • Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society & Museum /Key West / Melissa Kendrick
  • Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens /Delray Beach / Bonnie Lemay
  • Museum of Discovery & Science /Fort Lauderdale / Joseph Cox
  • Norton Museum of Art /West Palm Beach / Elliot Bostwick Davis
  • South Florida Science Center and Aquarium / West Palm Beach / Lew Crampton, Kare Arrizza
  • The Society of the Four Arts /Palm Beach / David W. Breneman
  • Young At Art Museum / Davie / Mindy Shrago

Central

Attraction / City / Director

  • Florida Museum of Natural History / Gainesville / Douglas Jones
  • Fort Christmas Historical Park / Christmas / Trudy Trask
  • Meek-Eaton Black Archives / Tallahassee / Nashid Madyun
  • Mount Dora Center for the Arts / Mount Dora / Nancy A. Zinkofsky
  • Orlando Science Center / Orlando / JoAnn Newman
  • Polk Museum of Art / Lakeland / Claire Orologas
  • Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse / Ponce Inlet / Ed Gunn
  • Tallahassee Museum / Tallahassee / Russell S. Daws

Southwest

Attraction / City / Director

  • Chihuly Collection/Morean Arts Center / St. Petersburg / Andy Schlauch
  • Cracker Country / Tampa / Cindy Horton
  • Dali Museum / St. Petersburg / Hank Hine
  • Edison & Ford Winter Estates / Fort Myers / Michael Flanders
  • Florida Holocaust Museum / St. Petersburg / Elizabeth Gelman
  • Glazer Children’s Museum / Tampa / Sarah Cole
  • Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples / Naples / Karysia Demarest
  • Great Explorations Children’s Museum / St. Petersburg / Angeline Howell
  • Heritage Village / Largo / Paul Cozzie
  • John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art / Sarasota / Steven High
  • Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg / St. Petersburg / Kristen A. Shepherd
  • Museum of Science & Industry / Tampa / Julian Mackenzie
  • Tampa Bay History Center / Tampa / C.J. Roberts

Northeast

Attraction / City / Director

  • Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens / Jacksonville / Adam M. Levine
  • Museum of Science & History / Jacksonville / Maria Hane
  • St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum / St. Augustine / Kathy A. Fleming

Northwest

Attraction / City / Director

  • Historic Pensacola Village/UWF Historic Trust / Pensacola / Robert Overton Jr.
  • National Naval Aviation Museum / Pensacola / Capt. Sterling Gilliam
  • Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum / Pensacola / Jon Hill

*Listed alphabetically.

Source: Individual museums
Research by Vanessa Caceres

 

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