Orlando Museums -From Beautiful to Baffling these Orlando Museums are Sure to Please
Check out some Orlando museums if you want to add a little culture to your next visit to Orlando, Florida. There’s tons of them to choose from!
Whether you’re looking for fun, education or just a place to kill a little time there’s a museum that’ll be right for you.
Although most Orlando museums can’t compete with those in say, New York City or London, they do have something to offer.
Whether it’s a peak into the past or a glimpse into the future that suits your style, there will be something that’ll make you go away with a smile.
My favorite of all isn’t really a museum but a botanical garden. However, there’s a home on the grounds that belonged to the first settlers of the land. That home is set up like a museum because it offers you a peak into the past of Orlando, Florida.
Check out what it looked like in the beginning. With pictures of downtown Orlando and other great black and white photos of places throughout town before all the major theme parks moved in.
is a year round botanical garden that's fresh and beautiful. It has a butterfly garden that’s out of this world!
Not to mention a great vegetable garden and a beautiful rose garden. Take a leisurely stroll through Leu Gardens and be transferred into a land of total serenity.
If you’re looking for a more traditional museum you can check out the
Orlando Museum of Art
. There you’ll find ancient exhibits and artifacts. Plus this’s one of the museums in Orlando that offers different exhibits throughout the year. Not to mention classes and other interactive features.
Titanic the Experience will have you thinking you were on that doomed ship. Experienced actors will have you thinking that they themselves were on the Titanic.
You'll be brought to all the different parts of the ship including the boiler room, the captain’s bridge and the deck. Their recreation seems so real.
Plus you’ll hear stories that will make you both laugh and cry. They even have you playing a roll. You get a card with a person’s name on it and by the end of the tour you’ll find out what happened to that person.
Another one of the great museums in Orlando that's on International Drive is Ripley’s Believe it or not. There you’ll see some amazing things you will not see anywhere else!
Plus you’ll see some strange things that may haunt your dreams. If you want something a little off the beaten path of Orlando museums you’ll want to check this place out.
The Orlando Science Center
is a great place for you to get a little education. Feel what it’s like to be in the middle of a hurricane.
Or, learn how much power it takes to light a city. This is one of those Orlando museums that has a little something for everyone. Including baby alligators!
If you’re a history buff you may want to check out the
Orange County Regional History Center.
There you’ll find three levels of exhibits that take you through the history of Central Florida. Including what it was like before Walt Disney came to town.
With both permanent displays and revolving exhibits this museum in Orlando is sure to please.
The Terrace Gallery is located inside the Orlando City Hall building and is open free to the public. There they offer a variety of national and international artwork. Including paintings, photography and sculptors.
Venture to the second and third floor of city hall to find only local artist pieces. These floors are dedicated to local artists. Check out some of the unique pieces and see what makes Central Florida a little different.
As I find more museums I will list them for you. Until then have a wonderful time at one of these great museums in Orlando!
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