Instead of focusing solely on the gorgeous beaches and baking in the sun, you can include a bit of history and culture into your summer this year, by visiting some of the most famous museums in Florida. Here are some of our top picks.
The Boca Raton Museum of Art
The Boca Raton Museum of Art is one of the most prominent cultural establishments in the South Florida region. The museum has gained international recognition for its presentation of dynamic exhibitions and the magnificent permanent collection. The Boca Raton Museum of art is a significant part of the history of the city with roots reaching all the way back to the late 1940’s. Nowadays, aside from featuring incredible exhibitions, the Boca Raton Museum of Art also hosts various public programs such as arts presentations, activities targeted at families and the Studio Art School that hosts over 100 classes each week.
Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum
The famous Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse was constructed in 1860 and has since been one of the most prominent landmarks of Jupiter. If you are looking for a different museum experience, you can enjoy one of the climbing tours offered by the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum. The museum features exhibits in the restored WWII Naval Housing Quarters building that holds the waterfront History Museum. The museum also features outdoor exhibits such as the Tindall Pioneer Homestead & Seminole Chickee and the Lighthouse Keeper’s Workshop. The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse and Museum also hosts various programs such as Twilight Yoga, book clubs, tours during the sunset or moonrise and children’s activities.
Palm Beach Photographic Center
The Palm Beach Photographic Center is an organization that is dedicated for the arts. Located in downtown West Palm Beach, the Photographic Center is focused on hosting various educational programs and exhibitions geared towards enriching life. If you are looking for an establishment to enjoy various programs and educational opportunities during the summer, the Palm Beach Photographic Center is the right place to visit. The establishment features various community programs, interactive workshops and displays by notable photographic artists.
The Flagler Museum
The Flagler Museum was once proclaimed as a place more wonderful than any place in Europe by the New York Herald. The building itself is a National Historic Landmark which is open to the public to be transported back to another era. This is a must visit museum in Palm Beach and features various special programs, exhibits and tours regularly.
Boca Express Train Museum
Located on the South Dixie Highway, the Boca Express Train Museum is an establishment that is definitely worth a visit. If you have friends or family members, even children, with an interest in trains, then this would make a perfect summer tour. The museum allows visitors to embark on a nostalgic tour about the glamorous olden days of train travel. The establishment features history interpreters as well as a fantastic opportunity to meet the members of the train crew as they work. The tour starts at the FEC train depot and takes visitors onboard two 1947 Seaboard Airline streamlines rail cars as they learn about the history of this fascinating mode of transportation.