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Pictures from Orlando Museums and Science Center, Florida (USA): the  Museum of Art, Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, and the Science Center. 

Orlando Museum of Art,in Florida
Orlando Museum of Art, Florida (USA).

The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) exhibits permanent collections of American, African and ancient American art, and touring exhibitions. The Museum features also a Discovery Center, which is devoted to activities and educational programs. In the Discovery Center, children and adults can discover ways of experiencing art through interactive activities.

The Orlando Museum of Art was founded in 1924. It is located at 2416 North Mills Avenue, Orlando. Wheelchairs are available at no extra charge. Free parking is available in front of the OMA. There are several restaurants located just minutes away from the OMA. 

Opening hours: Tues-Fri: 10 am to 4 pm; Sat-Sun: noon to 4 pm. Visiting the Museum takes 1 to 2 hours.

Morse Museum in Winter Park, near Orlando
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, near Orlando, Florida (USA).

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art houses the most comprehensive collection of the works of Louis Comfort Tiffany, a large collection of American art pottery, as well as collections of American paintings, jewelry, and decorative arts.

Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848 - 1933) was one of the most creative designers of the late 19th-century. He is best known for his work in stained glass. He developed opalescent glass. Tiffany successfully created an art industry. He triumphed where others had failed because he provided an extraordinary range of products, so that consumers at almost every economic level had access to his art.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art was founded by Jeannette Genius McKean (1909 - 1989 in 1942 and named for her grandfather, a Winter Park philanthropist. It is located at 445 North Park Avenue in Winter Park near Orlando.)

Opening hours: 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday (open until 8:00 pm Friday, November through April); 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday. Visiting the Museum takes 1 to 2 hours. A limited number of wheelchairs are available to people with disabilities. Parking is available at the Museum’s rear entrance.

Orlando Science Center
Orlando Science Center, Florida (USA) - the Crosby Observatory.                                                   All pictures above © Visit Orlando

The Orlando Science Center (OSC) provides experience-based opportunities for learning about science and technology and promotes public understanding of science: exhibits, programs and labs, giant screen films and planetarium shows. It has something for everyone, regardless of age.
 

The new facility opened in 1997 and has four floors of exhibit space, an observatory, a giant screen domed theater for films and planetarium shows. Orlando Science Center's exhibit halls feature a vast array of exciting interactive experiences. Learning has never been so fun with these hands on educational exhibits.

Science Stations are a cross between exhibits and live programs in that they’re conducting live demonstrations. One of them, the electron microscope, allows you to zoom in up to 400,000 times larger than the original size.

The Crosby Observatory is home to one of the state’s largest refractor telescope. It is accessible to the public. 

The Science Center is located at 777 E Princeton St, in Loch Haven Park, Orlando (Florida). Opening hours:  Sunday - Tuesday and Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Closed on Wednesdays. The Orlando Science Center provides also educational opportunities outside the center’s walls, including field trips, family science nights at schools and more.

The Orange County Regional History Center is another museum in Orlando. It is located at 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. The Museum showcases the vast collections of the Historical Society of Central Florida Inc. and also presents nationally important limited-run exhibitions. Since 2006, it has been an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.


 

Links

Orlando Museum of Art
Find here the official web site of the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) with all useful details for visitors.
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Official site of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, near Orlando, Florida (USA).
Orlando Science Center
Official web site of the Orlando Science Center set up in in Loch Haven Park, Orlando (Florida, USA).

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