Theater and opera houses
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami
The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, also known as The Arsht Center, is a center for the performing arts in Miami. It opened in 2005 and has since become the second largest center of its kind in the United States. It is home to the Florida Grand Opera, the Miami City Ballet and the New World Symphony. The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts covers an enormous area of 53,000 m², only the Lincoln Center in New York City is larger. The center houses:
- Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, with 2,400 seats.
- John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall, with 2,400 seats.
- Carnival Studio Theater, with 200 seats.
- Peacock Rehearsal Studio, with 2,400 seats.
|Contact||1300 N. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Florida 33132
Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts in Jacksonville
The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts was opened in 1997 and is a modern art and performance center. It houses the Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall with 1,800 seats, in who performs the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. There is also the Jim and Jan Moran Theater with approx. 3,000 seats, in which concerts as well as theater performances take place. There is also the smaller C. Herman and Mary Virginia Terry Theater with about 600 seats.
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|Contact||300 West Water Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale is an approximately 22,000 m² building complex, which is used for the performance of performing arts. The center was opened in 1991. Operas, ballets, concerts, readings and much more are performed on the 4 stages that are available. The size of the individual stages varies between 2,700 and 500 seats. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale is the venue for the Symphony of the Americas, the Florida Grand Opera and the Miami City Ballet.
|Contact||201 SW Fifth Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Museums and exhibitions
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami
The Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, also known as the Frost Art Museum, is part of Florida International University and is located on the university campus. The museum was founded in 1977 and was initially a collection of works of art by students. Today, the museum’s collection includes around 2,300 works. The museum is particularly renowned for its specialization in Latin American art. The highlights of the collection are certainly Haitian paintings and American sculptures from the 20th century.
|Contact||10975 SW 17th Street
Miami, Florida 33199
The History Miami Museum, formerly known as the “Historical Museum of Southern Florida”, was founded in 1979 and is considered the most important museum in Miami. It is dedicated to the history of the city and has an exhibition area of 3,700 m². The museum’s collection spans 12,000 years of southern Florida’s history and consists of over 13,000 exhibits. The museum also has 2 galleries and a research center.
|Contact||101 West Flagler Street
Miami, Florida 33130
The Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach
The Jewish Museum of Florida was founded in 1936 and is now located in 2 historic buildings that used to serve as synagogues. The museum’s exhibition highlights Jewish life in Florida. This is done through exhibits such as photos, documents and religious objects.
|Contact||301 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Fort Lauderdale Museum of Dicovery & Science
The Museum of Discovery and Science in Fort Lauderdale City is the most visited museum in Florida. It’s no wonder, considering the museum’s excellent exhibitions. The museum also offers a 3-D cinema, which shows the visitor amazing pictures and films. From sharks in the depths of the sea to rockets and space travel to Mars, there is almost everything to see and do here.
|Contact||401 SW Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312
Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale
The Museum of Art was founded in 1958 and now covers a total area of approximately 7,000 m². The museum’s collection comprises a total of over 6,200 exhibits. In contrast to art museums in the area, the museum specializes in 20th century art. The most important part of the collection is certainly the ceramic collection by Pablo Picasso. The museum also has a good reputation for its collections of Northern European and Caribbean art.
|Contact||1 East Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
Museum of Science & History (MOSH) in Jacksonville
The Museum of Science & History was founded in 1969 and is the most visited museum in Jacksonville today. The museum is interactive and known for the exhibitions it offers on 7,640 m². For example, there is an exhibition about the prehistoric time of Florida or an exhibition about the indigenous marine life. The museum also has a planetarium with 200 seats and a dome with a diameter of 18 m.
|Contact||1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA)
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville is part of the University of North Florida and was founded in 1924. The museum, which has approximately 5,600 square feet of exhibition space, is one of the largest museums of modern art in the southeastern United States. The museum’s collection includes works of art by international, national and regional artists. In addition to the museum’s collection, children can also take part in courses here and readings are organized.
|Contact||333 North Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Tampa Museum of Art
The Tampa Museum of Art was opened in 1979 and has an exhibition area of 6,100 m². The museum shows exhibitions on 20th century art as well as works from Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquity. The modern architecture of the building is also very interesting. The museum building looks like a metal box on a glass pedestal.
|Contact||120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, Florida 33602
Salvador Dalí Museum
The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg was founded in 1982 and is home to the largest collection of works by the artist Salvador Dalí outside Europe. The collection includes 96 oil paintings, over 100 drawings and 1,300 graphics, photos and sculptures. The highlights of the collection are The Hallucinogenic Toreador and The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The museum is located on the campus of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
|Contact||One Dali Blvd Saint
Petersburg, Florida 33701
Ernest Hemingway House in Key West
The Ernest Hemingway House in Key West was the writer’s home and is now a museum. The country house was built in 1851. Hemingway lived here from 1931 to 1939. In addition to the obligatory everyday objects, the museum also offers a very beautiful garden, which invites you to linger.
|Contact||907 Whitehead Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg
The Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, also known as the Holocaust Center, was founded in 1992. The museum is one of the largest museums dedicated to the Holocaust. Various exhibits can be seen, including an original freight car that was used to transport the victims to the concentration camps.
|Contact||55 Fifth Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Monuments and monuments
Fort Caroline National Memorial
Fort Caroline was a French fort built in 1564. It existed only a year before it was destroyed by the Spaniards. From 1950 to 1953, the fort was reconstructed and declared a national memorial, and is still reminiscent of French colonial history in Florida. You can see weapons, pictures and all kinds of other things. In addition to the fort, there is also a park on the site of the memorial that invites you to linger.
|Contact||12713 Fort Caroline Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32225
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Matanzas near St. Augustine, built by the Spaniards in 1740, is now a memorial to commemorate a 1565 massacre. At that time, shipwrecked Huguenots from France were executed by Spanish settlers. From 1916 onwards, the fort was renovated and used as a memorial. Since the fort is located on Rattlesnake Island, it can only be reached by ferry, which does not seem to harm the rush of visitors, as up to 1 million visitors visit the fort every year.
|Contact||8635 A1A South
St. Augustine, Florida 32080