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Museums and more


Florida has fantastic indoor attractions as well as outdoors, and parents and children will find a million and one things to grab their attention


A good place to start is the Museum of Florida History in the state capital Tallahassee, where visitors are guided across the years from 10,000BC through the American Civil War to today. Children will love to learn about the stars and join in interactive exhibits at the Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium. They will be entranced by Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum in St. Augustine, full of weird and wonderful items such as a bone motorcycle.


And the exhibit halls at the Orlando Science Center include a step back to the prehistoric age at DinoDigs, and an interactive world in Kids Town. One attraction to suit both adults and children is the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, which has more than 150 fully-restored aircraft, 3D flight simulators, and an IMAX theatre with the largest screen in Florida. World-renowned art is found in glorious galleries across Florida. The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg is bursting


with a collection of works by the remarkable surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Also in St. Petersburg is the Museum of Fine Arts with collections from distant times to the present day. More than 6,000 works are permanently displayed at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, including paintings by the renowned American William Glackens, alongside Latin American and other artists. It is an exciting time for art and culture in Florida. The Tampa Museum of Art, which opened in 2010, is an architectural masterpiece with


a pierced-aluminum exterior, an open-air sculpture gallery and seven interior galleries. It is the centrepiece of a cultural hub in Tampa – next to the Glazer Children’s Museum and near the Tampa Theatre and the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.


The Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center is a part gallery and part performing arts centre in Fort Myers; the Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts is on the campus of the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne; and the Sarasota Museum of Art and Design is a division of the


The arts thrive throughout Florida. Above, a gallery in the Naples, Marco Island and Everglades region with La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil (facing)


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