All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in Florida

Florida (United States) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 63 nature and natural history museums that are located in Florida.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in Florida? These are the ones:

  1. Online discount!Gatorland Orlando1

    Gatorland Orlando

    Orlando, FL
    Gatorland, located in Florida, is a 110-acre theme park and wildlife preserve. It was established in 1949 by Owen Godwin and remains privately owned by his family. The park is home to a variety of attractions and wildlife, making it a unique destination for tourists.
  2. SeaWorld Orlando2

    SeaWorld Orlando

    Orlando, FL
  3. Lion Country Safari3

    Lion Country Safari

    Lion Country Safari offers a unique experience where visitors can observe wildlife from the comfort of their own vehicles. This safari-like zoo is conveniently located near Loxahatchee Groves in Palm Beach County, Florida, making it an accessible destination for tourists in the area.
  4. Flamingo Gardens4

    Flamingo Gardens

    Davie, FL
    Flamingo Gardens is a botanical garden and wildlife sanctuary that spans 60 acres. It is situated in Davie, Florida, United States. This tropical oasis is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, making it a unique destination for nature lovers. The gardens are open to the public for a fee.
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    Wild Florida

  6. Miami Beach Botanical Garden6

    Miami Beach Botanical Garden

    Miami Beach, FL
    The Miami Beach Botanical Garden, founded in 1962, is a 2.6-acre urban green space located in Miami Beach, Florida. This lush oasis offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city and is a testament to the city's commitment to preserving and showcasing its natural beauty.
  7. Sawgrass Recreation Park7

    Sawgrass Recreation Park

    Fort Lauderdale, FL
  8. Online discount!Zoo Miami8

    Zoo Miami

    Country Walk, FL
    The Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens , also known as Zoo Miami , is a zoological park and garden near Miami and is the largest zoo in Florida . Originally established in 1948 at Crandon Park in Key Biscayne , Zoo Miami relocated in 1980 as Miami MetroZoo to the former location of the Naval Air
  9. Sea Life Orlando Aquarium9

    Sea Life Orlando Aquarium

    Orlando, FL
  10. Online discount!Florida Aquarium10

    Florida Aquarium

    Tampa, FL
    The Florida Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization , publicly operated institution located in Tampa , Florida , United States . It is a large scale, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m ) aquarium and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums . This means they are a leader in conserv
  11. Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum11

    Key West Lighthouse & Keeper's Quarters Museum

    Key West, FL
    The Key West Lighthouse, situated in Key West, Florida, boasts a rich history dating back to 1825. The original lighthouse was a 65-foot tower, a testament to the architectural prowess of the era.
  12. Gator Park12

    Gator Park

    Miami, FL
    Take an airboat tour through the Everglades and see alligators, snakes, exotic parrots and plenty of other rare animals!
  13. Ponce De Leon's Fountain of Youth Archeological Park13

    Ponce De Leon's Fountain of Youth Archeological Park

    St. Augustine, FL
    This living-history park takes you back to the times of St. Augustine's birth and further. A fun way to spend your afternoon.
  14. Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens14

    Fort East Martello Museum & Gardens

    Key West, FL
    The Martello Gallery-Key West Art and Historical Museum (also known as the East Martello Tower ), is a historic site located at 3501 South Roosevelt Boulevard , Key West , Florida , United States . On June 19, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places . It is the best-pr
  15. Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory15

    Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory

    Key West, FL
    The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a unique butterfly zoo situated on Duval Street in Key West, Florida. This location offers visitors the opportunity to experience a diverse range of butterfly species in a controlled environment.
  16. Online discount!Lowry Park Zoo16

    Lowry Park Zoo

    Tampa, FL
    Zoo Tampa, originally known as Lowry Park Zoo, has a rich history dating back to 1930. Located in Tampa, Florida, the zoo has grown from a small collection of native animals to a large, modern facility that houses a diverse range of species. The zoo's name was changed to ZooTampa at Lowry Park in 2018, reflecting its evolution and growth over the years.
  17. The Kampong17

    The Kampong

    Miami, FL
    The Kampong, located in the Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida, is a 9-acre botanical garden that welcomes visitors from Tuesday through Friday. However, it's important to note that visits must be booked in advance. This lush garden is part of the non-profit National Tropical Botanical Garden and offers a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of plant species in a tranquil setting.
  18. Audubon House and Tropical Gardens18

    Audubon House and Tropical Gardens

    Key West, FL
    The Audubon House & Tropical Gardens is located at 205 Whitehead Street, Key West, Florida . Brick-pathed gardens offer a lush 1-acre (4,000 m ) view of orchids , bromeliads , and other tropical foliage, an herb garden and 1840-style nursery. The house has many antique furnishings purchased from est
  19. Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden19

    Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

    Key West, FL
    The Key West Botanical Forest and Garden is a botanical garden and arboretum that spans 11 acres. It is located in Key West, Florida, in the United States. This lush, green space is a haven for nature lovers and those interested in botany. It offers a unique opportunity to explore a variety of plant species in a tropical setting.
  20. Tampa Bay History Center20

    Tampa Bay History Center

    Tampa, FL
    The Tampa Bay History Center is a renowned history museum located in Tampa, Florida. It has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, a recognition that signifies its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement. Additionally, the museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate, which means it has access to the Smithsonian Institution's resources, including its collections and educational programs.
  21. Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens21

    Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

    West Palm Beach, FL
    The Norton House is a historic home located at 253 Barcelona Road in West Palm Beach , Florida . On July 26, 1990, the house was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places . It is also a contributing property to the El Cid Historic District . The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens consists o
  22. St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park22

    St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park

    St. Augustine, FL
    The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, opened on May 20, 1893, is one of Florida's oldest continuously running attractions. This historic park has been a staple of Florida's tourism industry for over a century, offering visitors a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of wildlife in a well-preserved and engaging environment.
  23. Naples Zoo At Caribbean Gardens23

    Naples Zoo At Caribbean Gardens

    Naples, FL
    The Naples Zoo, also known as Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, is a 43-acre zoo and historic botanical garden. The zoo is home to about 70 species, although not all of these are on display at any given time. The main path is about a mile long and winds past the main animal exhibits through the tropical garden first planted in 1919. The zoo is nationally accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), and is an institutional member of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK).
  24. Big Cat Rescue24

    Big Cat Rescue

    Citrus Park, FL
    Big Cat Rescue Corp., also known as BCR, is an animal sanctuary located in Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. The sanctuary is dedicated to the rescue and housing of exotic cats, as well as the rehabilitation of injured or orphaned native wild cats. This provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn about and interact with a variety of exotic and native cat species in a safe and controlled environment.
  25. Key West Aquarium25

    Key West Aquarium

    Key West, FL
    The Key West Aquarium, located in Key West, Florida, is the only public aquarium in the area. This unique feature makes it a notable destination for tourists interested in marine life and aquatic exhibits.
  26. St. Augustine Aquarium26

    St. Augustine Aquarium

    St. Augustine, FL
  27. Florida Museum of Natural History27

    Florida Museum of Natural History

    Gainesville, FL
    The Florida Museum of Natural History is the official natural history museum of the state, sponsored and funded by the Florida government. This means that it is a significant institution in the state, offering a wealth of knowledge and exhibits on natural history. Visitors can expect to see a wide range of exhibits, from fossils to flora and fauna, all under one roof.
  28. Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden28

    Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden

    Sanford, FL
  29. Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens29

    Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens

    Boca Raton, FL
    The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a center for Japanese arts and culture located west of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County , Florida , United States. The campus includes two museum buildings, the Roji-en Japanese Gardens : Garden of the Drops of Dew, a bonsai garden, library, gift shop, a
  30. Everglades Safari Park30

    Everglades Safari Park

    Miami, FL
  31. Tallahassee Museum31

    Tallahassee Museum

    Tallahassee, FL
    The Tallahassee Museum is a privately funded, non-profit corporation in Tallahassee, Florida. The stated purpose of the Tallahassee Museum is "to educate the residents of and visitors to the Big Bend area about the region's natural and cultural history, from the nineteenth century until the present.
  32. Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science32

    Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

    Miami, FL
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    Collier Museum at Government Center

    Naples, FL
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    Saint Augustine Wild Reserve

    World Golf Village, FL
  35. Gulf Breeze Zoo35

    Gulf Breeze Zoo

    Woodlawn Beach, FL
  36. Marie Selby Botanical Gardens36

    Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    Sarasota, FL
  37. Naples Botanical Garden37

    Naples Botanical Garden

    Naples, FL
  38. Miami Seaquarium38

    Miami Seaquarium

    Miami, FL
  39. Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society39

    Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society

    West Palm Beach, FL
  40. Cox Science Center and Aquarium40

    Cox Science Center and Aquarium

    West Palm Beach, FL
    Take your children to the only planetarium in the area and learn about the history of the universe together.
  41. Santa Fe Teaching Zoo41

    Santa Fe Teaching Zoo

    Gainesville, FL
    The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, located on the main campus of Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida, spans across 10 acres. This unique facility is not just a zoo, but also a training ground for future zookeepers. It's a place where visitors can observe a variety of animals while also learning about the important work that goes into their care and conservation.
  42. Brevard Zoo42

    Brevard Zoo

    Melbourne, FL
    Brevard Zoo is situated in the city of Melbourne, in the eastern part of Florida, United States. It is approximately 60 kilometers northwest of Orlando. This location makes it easily accessible for tourists visiting Florida, especially those staying in or around Orlando.
  43. Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center43

    Silver River Museum and Environmental Education Center

    Ocala, FL
  44. Gillespie Museum44

    Gillespie Museum

    DeLand, FL
  45. Knott House Museum45

    Knott House Museum

    Tallahassee, FL
  46. Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science46

    Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science

    Melbourne, FL
    The Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science is situated at 2201 Michigan Avenue, Cocoa, Florida. This location is easily accessible and provides a convenient starting point for your exploration of the region's history and natural science.
  47. The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature47

    The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

    Bradenton, FL
  48. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden48

    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

    Coral Gables, FL
    The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a sprawling 33-hectare arboretum and botanical garden situated in Coral Gables, Florida. It is home to a vast collection of exotic tropical plants, palms, cycads, flowering trees, and vines. The garden is a member of the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and is dedicated to the International Agenda for Conservation in Botanic Gardens.
  49. Medieval Torture Museum49

    Medieval Torture Museum

    St. Augustine, FL
    We are the largest interactive historical museum in the U.S., occupying more than 5,000 square feet, with over 100 unique implements and devices on display. Enter the minds of fanatics, madmen, and murderers, and discover the world’s most detailed collection of confinement and torture devices. We be
  50. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens50

    Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

    Jacksonville, FL
    The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens , located in Jacksonville, Florida , sits at the mouth of the Trout River , near where it flows into the St. Johns River . The zoo occupies approximately 122 acres (49 ha) and has over 2,000 animals and 1,000 plant species in its collection. The zoo has grown from it
  51. Palm Beach Maritime Museum51

    Palm Beach Maritime Museum

    West Palm Beach, FL
    This museum nicely recapitulates the maritime history of South Florida. Perfect for families with inquisitive kids.
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    ZWF Miami

    Country Walk, FL
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    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    Fort Walton Beach, FL
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    Octagon Wildlife Sanctuary

    North Fort Myers, FL
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    Crowley Museum and Nature Center

    Sarasota, FL
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    Lake Maggiore Environmental Education Center

    St. Petersburg, FL
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    Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary

    Jacksonville, FL
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    Green Meadows Petting Farm

    Kissimmee, FL
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    Florida Oceanographic Coastal Center

    Sewall's Point, FL
    Florida Oceanographic Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1964 with the mission to inspire environmental stewardship of Florida's coastal ecosystems through education and research.
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    Jungle Adventures - A Real Florida Animal Park!

    Christmas, FL
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    Welaka National Fish Hatchery

    Welaka, FL
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    Dolphins Plus - Swim With the Dolphins

    Key Largo, FL
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    Historic Monkey Island

    Homosassa, FL

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