orlando museums – About Orlando https://aboutorlando.com Insider Tips for Orlando Florida Thu, 07 Nov 2019 20:15:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Museums On Us https://aboutorlando.com/museums-on-us/ Sun, 18 Aug 2013 19:34:38 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=723 Bank of America and Merrill Lynch Cardholders - Free admission to Orlando area museums the first weekend of the month.

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

A monthly deal that can’t be beat! If you have an account at Bank of America or Merrill Lynch, you can receive free admission to area museums on the first full weekend of each month through Museums on Us ®. This would be the first consecutive Saturday and Sunday of the given month. This is not just for museums and centers in your hometown, but anywhere in the US.

Be prepared to show a photo ID and a valid Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card. Call the museum before heading out to be sure that it is open and accepting the promotion for that month as special exhibitions, ticketed shows and fundraising events are excluded.

As always, please call ahead to verify as promotions have been known to change

PARTICIPATING ORLANDO AREA MUSEUMS:

Museums on Us Free admission to the Orange County Regional History Center historic clock.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Be sure to request the audio-tour of the History Center’s permanent exhibits – it is included for free. Since you’ve saved a few bucks on the admission, be sure to check out the fabulous little gift shop on the way out. It’s loaded with fun Florida themed items.

Museums on Us Free admission to the Orange Museum of Art #Chihuly glass.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Preview the galleries of American Art including areas containing contemporary graphics and ancient Americas.

Museums on Us Free admission to the Orlando Science Center.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Free admission to the museum and a free movie! Select one of the Hollywood movies or all of the educational presentations. Check on-line to see the weekend features.

Museums on Us Free admission to the Mennello Museum of American Art.  MORE: AboutOrlando.com

Admission to the museum and grounds is included. Make a day of it and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the lake front. Be sure to take a few minutes to marvel at the 300 year old Southern Live Oak that is there.

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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens https://aboutorlando.com/albin-polasek-museum-sculpture-gardens/ Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:09:27 +0000 https://aboutorlando.com/?p=680 A wonderful selection of artwork from Czech-born artist Albin Polasek who made Winter Park is home from 1950 to 1965.

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Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens information at AboutOrlando.com
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
407-647-6294
This is the retirement home and gardens of Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. After his retirement to Winter Park at the age of 70, Albin continued with his sculptures completing eighteen major works even after he suffered a stroke, leaving his left side paralized. The porperty is listed on the Natrional Register of Historic Places.
GOOD TO KNOW:
  • Reciprocal benefits with the American Horticultural Society, Naples Botanical Garden, Bok Tower Gardens and Kanapaha Botanical Gardens..
  • Admission to the museum is $5 and under.
  • The museum is closed on Monday and Major Holidays.
  • Volunteer opportunities are available.
  • Museum can be rented out for special events.
  • A small gift shop specializing in books, prints and modern Czech and traditional Bohemian art glass is open during regular museum hours.
  • Free parking is available, but the small lot fills up quickly during special events at the museum.
WHAT’S NEARBY:
DIRECTIONS:

From I-4, exit Fairbanks and head East. After passing Park Avenue, Fairbanks changes to Osceola Avenue. The museum is on the left.

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