Gainesville Museums & Art

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Try these great museums in Gainesville, FL with family, friends or solitude.


Henry B. Plant Museum

Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

The University of Florida's Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art collaborates with university and community partners to inspire, educate and enrich people's lives through art. The museum brings the joy of experiencing great works of art to diverse university, community, national and global audiences through relevant and enlightening art collections, exhibitions and learning opportunities.

Tampa Bay History Center

Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History is Florida's official state-sponsored and chartered natural-history museum. Its main facilities are located at 3215 Hull Road on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville.

The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention

Modern museum from the inventor of Gatorade featuring interactive science & technology exhibits.

Cracker Country

Matheson History Museum

Stately museum with interpretive exhibits on local history & tours of an 1867 house.

Ybor City Museum State Park

Matheson House

Located in the heart of historic downtown Gainesville, the Matheson History Museum is home to the 1867 Matheson House, permanent and temporary exhibits on Alachua County and Florida history, and a local history library and archives filled with resources for the researcher and the curious alike.

Museum of Science & Industry

Kika Silva Pla Planetarium

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium is a 34-foot in diameter, domed theater that seats 60 people. The planetarium uses two projection systems.

Tampa Firefighters Museum

Harn Museum of Art

Modern, multi-cultural university art museum with numerous gardens, a store, a cafe & an auditorium.

Safety Harbor Museum

McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity

The center houses Florida Museum specimens formerly stored at the Allyn Museum in Sarasota, and other collections from UF and the Florida Division of Plant Industry. With more than 10 million specimens, the McGuire Center houses one of the world's largest Lepidoptera collections.

Glazer Children's Museum

Historic Haile Homestead

The Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation is owned by the Alachua Conservation Trust (ACT), Gainesville, FL, and the Haile family trust. A one-half interest in the house and 40 acres of surrounding land were donated to ACT in 1996 by members of the Haile Family.

Tampa Baseball Museum

Artisans Guild Gallery

The Artisans' Guild Gallery is the city's only source for regionally-produced handmade fine arts and crafts. The gallery was organized in 1970 and boasts over 50 members. We are proud to have been voted by Gainesville Magazine as the best place to buy a handmade gift.