Jacksonville museums offer visitors a glimpse of the area’s culture with art, history, and science.
If you have never been to any of the local museums, now is the time to go! Many of them offer free perks and discounted admission. Be sure to check the intoGo app for Museum admission information, hours, and more exciting things to do in Jacksonville!
Jacksonville Art Museums
Museum of Contemporary Art
333 North Laura St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville promotes the discovery, knowledge, and advancement of the art, artists, and ideas of our time. MOCA Jacksonville is a private nonprofit visual arts educational institution and cultural institute of the University of North Florida. It serves the community and it’s visitors through exhibitions, collections, educational programs, and publications designed to enhance an understanding and appreciation of modern and contemporary art with a particular emphasis on works created from 1960 to present.
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
829 Riverside Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32204
The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens is a vital community partner that reaches out to audiences through dynamic learning experiences, and opportunities to participate in the beauty of the natural world. The museum is an environment in which joy and discovery infuse all that we do. Arts, gardens, and education converge to create meaningful personal experiences and open a world of new possibilities. The museum’s 2.5 acres of historic gardens are unique examples of early 20th century garden design, featuring reflecting pools, fountains, arbors, antique ornaments, and sculptures.
Alexander Brest Museum and Gallery
2800 University Blvd North
Jacksonville, FL 32211
The Jacksonville University, Alexander Brest Gallery is a professional arts resource for emerging student and established artists. The gallery and museum features Tiffany glass, Chinese porcelain, and other exhibits.
Jacksonville History Museums
Karpeles Manuscript Library
101 West 1st St
Jacksonville, FL 32216
The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum holds the world’s largest collection of original historical manuscripts. The museum’s primary mission is the preservation of the writings of great authors, scientists, composers, philosophers, statesmen, sovereigns, and leaders from all periods in world history.
Beaches Museum and History Center
381 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Founded in 1978 by a group of longtime local residents, the Beaches Area Historical Society is the only organization dedicated solely to preserving the history and heritage of Florida’s First Coast brach communities.
Jacksonville Science Museums
Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Circle
Jacksonville, FL 32207
The Museum of Science and History inspires the joy of lifelong learning by bringing to life the sciences and regional history. The museum features award-winning exhibits and traveling collections. The museum also houses the Bryan-Gooding Planetarium, one of the largest single-lens planetariums in the country.
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