Daytona Beach isnít all about the beach and water sports. Museums in the city range from historic mansions to marine and scientific centers. While the ocean plays an integral part of the heritage of the area, itís also a rich arts and cultural community that includes many fascinating historic sites and museums. Two National Historic Landmarks are located in the Daytona Beach region; the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation Home.

World-class museums, as well as a number of annual cultural events are also found in Daytona Beach, including the nationally-recognized Museum of Arts and Sciences. This venue is actually a collection of museums and galleries, which includes a planetarium, the Cuban Museum, the Bouchelle Center for Decorative Arts and the Root Family Museums, featuring one of the largest Coca-Cola collections in the world. Itís the areaís largest museum and is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institute Affiliate. The Museum of Arts and Science alone can keep you busy all day long, and even the kids will enjoy the childrenís science center, which opened in 2008. So, if you happen to find yourself in the area on one of the rare occasions when the weather isnít suitable for outdoor activities, donít despair. Choose from one or two of the museums below and enjoy a day of learning and fun for all.

Florida Museum for Women Artists
100 North Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, FL 32720

Gillespie Museum of Minerals
234 East Michigan Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724

Halifax Historical Museum
252 South Beach Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Henry A. DeLand House
137 West Michigan Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720

Lilian Place Historic House
111 Silver Beach Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

Marine Science Center
100 Lighthouse Drive
Ponce Inlet, FL 32127

Museum of Arts & Sciences
352 South Nova Road
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Museum of Florida Art
600 North Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, FL 32720

Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens
78 East Granada Boulevard
Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Southeast Museum of Photography
1200 West International Speedway Boulevard
Building 1200
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Stetson Mansion
1031 Camphor Lane
DeLand, FL 32720


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