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Museums in Orlando, FL

More Than 40 Orlando Museums

When it comes to finding things to do in Orlando, Florida, most people, even residents, think of theme parks and other tourist attractions.

However, if you’re looking for a fun and educational day out, you should check out one of Orlando’s many museums. There’s something for everyone from art museums to history museums to science museums. Here are some of the best museums in Orlando.

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Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando’s Museum of Art has beautiful exhibitions going on throughout the year. From American and African art to contemporary art, you’ll find art styles for every person’s taste. The museum also offers fun events like 1st Thursdays and Art In Bloom. So, no matter what time of year you choose to visit, you’ll have something special you can attend.

Make sure you plan ahead because the venue is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Tuesday through Friday, they’re open 10 am to 4 pm. Hours on the weekends are from noon to 4 pm.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $12 for Seniors (60+), educators, and first responders. Other discounts include $10 admission for college students and $8 for children ages 6 to 17. You can check out the Orlando Museum of Art’s website for more information on its current exhibitions and events.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando

At Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando, you’ll see a collection of natural, scientific, and artistic oddities. You can bring the entire family to enjoy the 10,000 square feet of bizarre galleries, displays, and interactive experiences collected by Robert Ripley himself.

You might find a shrunken head collection, a vortex tunnel, and even ancient alligators at Ripley’s. There’s even more than what we can tell you about, so plan your quirky visit today!

Tickets for adults ages 12 and up are $29.99 and $18.99 for children ages 3 to 11. The museum is open daily from 10 am to 12 am.

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Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center offers a fun and engaging way to learn about science.

OSC has an exhibit called Science Fiction, Science Future which explores things like teleportation and holograms potentially becoming a reality. There’s also an exhibit called NatureWorks, where you can explore all the different ecosystems that Florida offers, and you can even interact with live animals.

DinoDigs allows you to look at fossils of dinosaurs and ancient sea creatures. And Tiny Green Home shows guests how living sustainably can make the world a better place.

There are many more exhibits to explore at the Orlando Science Center, be sure to check out their website for current operating hours. Ticket prices range from $21 for adults to $15 for children ages 2 to 11.

You’ll get your money’s worth on an educational experience for the whole family!

Madame Tussauds Orlando, Orlando wax museum

Madame Tussauds Orlando

You read that right! The World’s Greatest Wax Museum has a location in sunny Orlando, Florida. Madame Tussauds is open most days from 11 am until 7 pm. While you can purchase tickets in person, they recommend you buy them online before making the trip to ensure your entry time.

You can take pictures with your favorite celebrity’s wax figure, including Ariana Grande, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Watson, Peyton Manning, and more!

Tickets for Florida residents are $28.99, and non-Florida residents are $34.99. There are also options to combine your ticket with different attractions around the Orlando area, including the SEA LIFE Aquarium and the Wheel at ICON Park.

Museums in Orlando, Florida

Orlando MuseumsAddressCityWebsite
Albin Polasek Museum And Sculpture Gardens633 Osceola AveWinter Parkhttps://polasek.org/
American Heritage Gallery200 Epcot Center DrOrlandohttps://www.disneyworld.eu/attractions/epcot/american-heritage-gallery
Anita S. Wooten Gallery701 Econlockhatchee Trail NOrlandohttps://valenciacollege.edu/academics/programs/arts-entertainment/anitaswooten-gallery
Bijutsu-Kan Gallery200 Epcot Center Drive Japan World ShowcaseOrlandohttps://www.disneyworld.eu/attractions/epcot/bijutsu-kan-gallery
Bronze Kingdom6464 International DrOrlandohttps://www.bronzekingdommuseum.com
Central Florida Railroad Museum101 S Boyd StWinter Gardenhttps://www.cfrhs.org
Chocolate Museum And Cafe11701 International Dr Ste 400Orlandohttps://wocorlando.com
Cornell Fine Arts Museum1000 Holt AveWinter Parkhttp://www.rollins.edu/rma
Crayola Experience Orlando8001 S. Orange Blossom TrailOrlandohttps://www.crayolaexperience.com/orlando
Dr. Phillips House135 N Lucerne CirOrlandohttps://www.drphillipshouse.com
Goldenrod Historical Society & Museum4755 Palmetto AveWinter Parkhttps://www.goldenrodhistoricalsociety.com
Haitian Museum Of Orlando2514 Lake Debra Dr Ste 207Orlandohttps://www.haitianmuseumoforlando.org/
Heritage Foundation History Center101 S Boyd StWinter Gardenhttp://www.wghf.org
Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education851 N Maitland AveMaitlandhttps://www.holocaustedu.org
House Of The Whispering Willows200 Epcot Center Drive China World ShowcaseOrlandohttps://www.disneyworld.eu/attractions/epcot/house-of-the-whispering-willows-gallery
Leu House Museum1920 N Forest AveOrlandohttps://www.leugardens.org
Madame Tussauds Orlando8387 International DrOrlandohttps://www.madametussauds.com/orlando
Maitland Historical Museums221 W Packwood AveMaitlandhttps://artandhistory.org
Melrose Center101 E Central BlvdOrlandohttp://tic.ocls.info
Mennello Museum Of American Art900 E Princeton StOrlandohttps://www.mennellomuseum.org
Morse Museum445 N Park AveWinter Parkhttps://www.morsemuseum.org/
Museum Of Illusions OrlandoICON Park® 8441 International DrOrlandohttps://moiorlando.com
Museum Of Science & Industry5001 Vineland RdOrlandohttps://www.msichicago.org
North Brevard Historical Museum12424 Research PkwyOrlandohttp://nbbd.com
Orange County Regional History Center65 E Central BlvdOrlandohttp://www.andstillwerisesponsors.vpweb.com
Orlando Museum of Art2416 N Mills AveOrlandohttps://omart.org/
Orlando Science Center - Crosby Observatory777 E Princeton StOrlandohttps://www.osc.org/visit/exhibits/observatory/
PAST511 W South St Ste 100Orlandohttp://wellsbuiltmuseumofafricanamericanhistoryandculture.org
Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden Events633 Osceola AvenueWinter Parkhttps://polasek.org
Project Tomorrow: Inventing The Wonders Of The Future200 Epcot Center Drive Future WorldOrlandohttps://www.disneyworld.eu/attractions/epcot/project-tomorrow-inventing-the-wonders-of-the-future
Ripley's Believe It Or Not!8201 International DrOrlandohttps://www.ripleys.com/orlando
Sea Life Orlando Aquarium8449 International DriveOrlandohttps://www.visitsealife.com/orlando
Skeletons: Museum Of Osteology8441 International DrOrlandohttps://skeletonmuseum.com
Terrace Gallery400 S Orange AveOrlandohttps://www.orlando.gov/parks-the-environment/directory/the-terrace-gallery
Titanic The Artifact Exhibition7324 International DrOrlandohttps://titanicorlando.com
Twelve21 Gallery1221C N Orange AveOrlandohttps://boldist.co
Ucf Art Gallery12400 Aquaris Agora DrOrlandohttps://www.ucf.edu/location/art-gallery
Wells Built Museum Of African American History And Culture511 W South StOrlandohttp://www.wellsbuilt.org
Winter Garden Heritage Museum1 N Main StWinter Gardenhttp://www.wghf.org
Winter Park Historical Museum200 W New England AveWinter Parkhttps://www.wphistory.org/museum
Wonderworks121 S Orange AveOrlandohttps://www.wonderworksonline.com
World Of Chocolate11701 International DrOrlandohttps://wocorlando.com
Zora Neale Hurston National Museum Of Fine Arts227 E Kennedy BlvdMaitlandhttp://www.zoranealehurstonmuseum.com

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some of the best museums in Orlando?

Our list includes more than 40 Orlando museums. Some of the most visited include the Orlando Museum of Art, Museum of Science & Industry, Orlando Science Center, Sea Life Orlando Aquarium, and Museum of Illusions.

Are there Orlando museums for young children?

Orlando has quite a few museums that’ll appeal to the whole family. For example, the Orlando Science Center has exhibits including Nature Works and Dino Digs. Other favorites include the Chocolate Museum and Cafe, Museum of Illusions, WonderWorks, and the Sea Life Orlando Aquarium.

Will I find some unusual museums in Orlando?

Yes. Orlando has some unique museums including Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the Museum of Illusions, and Epcot’s Project Tomorrow: Inventing the Wonders of the Future.