Brevard’s Museums and Art Galleries bring culture to the masses
In addition to being a picturesque seaside destination, the Space Coast is also home to several venues where fine visual art is on display throughout the year. From handmade work by local artists, to exhibits by renowned painters, photographers, and sculptors from all over the world, a wonderful variety of artwork awaits visitors and locals looking to explore the area’s creative side.
A visit to a museum should be on everyone’s to do list when venturing into a new city. In fact, it should be part of everyone’s to do list when simply exploring their own neighborhood, as well.
Although major metropolitan areas come to mind when discussing museums , Brevard County is not far behind in becoming a beacon for those who enjoy a bit of cultural enrichment with their vacations.
When it comes to art, for example, the Space Coast has a number of well-renowned galleries and artists. Please explore this list and then explore Brevard!
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Museums and Art Galleries (29)
U.S. Air Force Space & Missile Museum (Cape Canaveral)
The Air Force Space and Missile Museum is located at Launch Complex 26 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It includes artifacts from the early American space program and includes an outdoor rocket garden displaying rockets, missiles and space-related equipment chronicling the US Air Force.5
Foosaner Art Museum (Melbourne)
We are a gathering place, a catalyst for change, and a center of creativity. The Museum collects, displays, and interprets all aspects of the visual arts in ways that relate to the past, the present, and to the future.3
Parker Brothers Concepts (Port Canaveral)
Parker Brothers Concepts, created by Marc and Shanon Parker in 2010, has quickly become a household name across the globe. You may have watched the TV series Dream Machines, that aired on Syfy in 2011, or had hands on experience with some of our crazy concept vehicles at events such as the Gumball 3000 Rally and Daytona Bike Week, just to name a few.1
NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Titusville)
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the NASA story, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities. Space Shuttle Atlantis includes over 60 interactive exhibits. The KSC Bus Tour features the Apollo/Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket.1
Strawbridge Art League Gallery (Melbourne)
Well established 100% volunteer Art League and busy Art Gallery in popular Old Melbourne with monthly Shows, Demos, Weekly creative art nights, classes, tutoring and more! We are a fun place to gather and share your artistic talents. Yearly membership is only 19 cents a day, and gallery space rentals start at a low 50.oo a month for a large floor to ceiling space! Great opportunity to show and sell your 2-D, 3-D fine art, jewelry, pottery, glass, fine crafts, and more.1
The Dinosaur Store Adventure Zone (Cocoa Beach)
Museum quality fossils and minerals-Dinosaur eggs, dinosaur teeth & dinosaur claw fossils-Fossil shark teeth and fossil shark teeth necklaces-Dinosaur replicas (castings) such as Coelophysis-Amber and amber jewelry-Meteorites, tektites and meteorite jewelry-Educational products and toys, books-Dinosaur t-shirts & dinosaur shirts.1
Art Gallery of Viera (Viera)
Art Gallery featuring award winning local artists. Classes for all skill levels, on site, in a wide variety of mediums. Unique feature shows every month with an opening reception on second Saturdays 5:30 - 8 pm. Meet the artists, watch demonstrations, enjoy refreshments, enter free drawings for art. Prices range from a few dollars to over $1,000. Artists staff gallery. Artist owned and artist operated.
Sams House at Pine Island (Merritt Island)
From Ice Age animals to Native Americans to early pioneers, Pine Island Conservation Area has a rich history. Mastodon tusks, pottery sherds, and 19th century farm tools found on site help piece together the story of this special place. Come inside the oldest standing home in Brevard County, the 1875 Sams family cabin.
Cocoa Beach Surf Museum (Cocoa Beach)
The Museum is located in the north annex of Ron Jon Surf Shop, in Cocoa Beach, FL. Normal hours are 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week. Come on by
American Police Hall of Fame (Titusville)
The American Police Hall of Fame & Museum, founded in 1960, is the nation's first national police museum and memorial dedicated to American law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. Museum Exhibits The Museum, through interactive displays, simulators and nearly 11,000 artifacts, educates the public about the history and current trends of American law enforcement. Featured at the Museum is a state-of-the-art 24 lane indoor gun range and is open to the public six days a week.
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum (Titusville)
About Warbird Museum in Titusville, Florida, featuring aircraft WW1 to Desert Storm. Restorations. Large memorabilia room. Gift Shop. Grand Warbird Airshow held in March.
American Muscle Car Museum (Melbourne)
Located in Melbourne, Florida, this new 123,000 square foot complex houses the collection of Mark Pieloch. Mark has been a car enthusiast for over 40 years and has amassed over 250 cars that range from classic 1950’s to 1970’s American muscle cars, to modern “sophisticated” muscle like a 2017 Shelby GT350R! The 501(c)3 museum, located on 42 acres in Melbourne, includes 90,000 sqft of vehicle display area, an 18,000 sqft showroom, and an adjacent 15,000 sqft maintenance and restoration facility for the collection. The private museum is located at 3500 Sarno Road. It is not open to the public, but is open to host numerous non-profit fundraisers, car activites, and educational tours for school-age children.
BacksideArt Gallery (Cocoa Beach)
BackSideArt is a walk in Art Gallery located at 366 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL! Come stop by, say hi to Kole and check out his extensive collection of work ranging from tropical reefs to sunsetting savannahs!
Green Circle (Cocoa)
Brevard County's largest group of local artists with over 60 displaying works in the store. Categories include; Paintings, prints, glass art, wood workings, textiles, sculptures, pottery, jewelry, metal works, up-cycling
Fifth Avenue Art Gallery (Melbourne)
Gallery One, located in the front of the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery, features changing exhibitions with opening receptions held the first Friday of the month from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. The shows are open to the public, admission is free, and refreshments are served.
Lagoon House (Palm Bay)
On April 2, 2005, the Lagoon House opened formally to the general public, offering insights and displays into the history of the Indian River Lagoon National Scenic Byway region and extolling it beauty and bounty, and promoting its preservation and enhancement for future generations. The grand opening was made possible by a dedicated team of private and public contributors and a generous donation from Jan Smith and the T.R. and Dorothy Tomlinson estate, who were the original land owners.
Florida Surf Museum (Cocoa Beach)
The Museum is located in the north annex of Ron Jon Surf Shop, in Cocoa Beach, FL. Normal hours are 9am to 5pm, 7 days a week.
Harry and Hariette Moore Memorial Park (Mims)
Originally the homesite of slain civil rights activists Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore, the park features the Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Center. The 11.93-acre community park honors the Moores who were parents, educators, and leaders in the civil rights movement both locally and nationally. The Moores were murdered for their involvement in the civil rights movement when a bomb exploded under their home on Christmas night in 1951.
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts (Melbourne)
The Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts (RFCTA) preserves and displays an international collection of textiles through rotating public exhibitions and educational programs. The RFCTA is part of Florida Institute of Technology, a top-rated science research university.
Astronaut Memorial Planetarium and Observatory (Cocoa)
Located on the Cocoa Campus of Eastern Florida State College, the Planetarium & Observatory is a beacon in the community and is recognized as one of the finest planetariums in the country with an innovative history of ground-breaking technological advances. Since 1975, we've been serving the the College's students and Brevard County Schools, community groups and the general public with informal educational experiences.
Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens (Melbourne)
The Historic Rossetter House Museum and Gardens are comprised of the 1908 Rossetter House and Gardens, the 1892 Roesch House, and the 1865 Houston Cemetery. We are located at 1320 Highland Ave. Melbourne, FL 32935. The museum is managed by the Florida Historical Society
North Brevard Historical Museum (Titusville)
Welcome to the The North Brevard Historical Museum. The Museum is owned and operated by the Historical Society of North Brevard. The Museum is open daily Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am until 3 pm for visitation and tours. Admission is $FREE; however, donations are gladly accepted. The Museum is entirely staffed by approximately 75 volunteers.
Derek Gores Gallery
Contemporary art gallery, exhibiting work by local and national artists, often with interactive exhibits and 'mingling of the senses'. A working studio for collage artist Derek Gores, in the historic Eau Gallie Arts District, EGAD.
Liberty Bell Memorial Museum (Melbourne)
The Liberty Bell Memorial Museum serves as the anchor for Honor America’s focus on education. Entry to the Museum is free. The Museum includes: The Rotunda of American History The rotunda is where the major milestones in American history are depicted in a timeline fashion, as well as historic documents and other patriotic memorabilia. This portion of the museum houses a replica of the Liberty Bell. There are also exhibits relative to the history of Florida which include: pre-revolutionary period artifacts, items recovered from the old forts throughout the state, early education, the naval air station of Melbourne, and space exploration.
Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science (Cocoa)
The Brevard Museum, Inc., also known as the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science, is conveniently located in Cocoa, Florida bordering the Brevard Community College Cocoa campus and the city's original water supply, Clearlake. A not-for-profit corporation since 1969 existing under the laws of the state of Florida; the museum sits on a 22 acre parcel of land that includes a 19.5 acre nature preserve encompassing three Florida ecosystems.
Pritchard House (Titusville)
The historic Pritchard House is a fine example of Queen Anne style architecture and appears much today as it did when it was built for Captain James Pritchard in 1891. The historic Pritchard House is open to the public as a house museum. Both the house and gardens are available as rentals for special occasions such as birthday/anniversary parties, bridal showers/weddings, business /organizational activities. The Foundation holds many interesting activities that are open to the public, including docent lead tours, "notable" afternoon teas, special events and exhibits of their extensive collections.
American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame (Titusville)
The American Space Museum & Space Walk of Fame is a nonprofit organization located in the heart of America's Gateway to Space.
Brevard Veterans Memorial Museum & Military Museum (Merritt Island)
The Veterans Memorial Center and Park is open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday, and 8:30 am to 5 on Sunday.
The Porcher House (Cocoa)
The Porcher House is a historic home in Cocoa, Florida. It is located at 434 Delannoy Avenue. On January 6, 1986, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.