Museums in SANFORD with kids

A place where kids can learn, AND have a great time? Surely not! 

When it comes to museums in Sanford, Florida, that’s exactly what you will find! The many fascinating museums in this The Sunshine State city offer a range of topics, with many perfectly designed to visit with children. 

Art lovers in the family? Take your pick! Looking for interactive museums with endless fun things to do with kids? Where would you like to start!?  Nature…history…transport…the list is endless!

Museums have become incredible places to go with kids where they can learn, interact, and be introduced to a whole new world of wonder.

Learning CAN be fun in Sanford…and museums are the best place to start! Enjoy!

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  • Holy Land Experience

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    (23 miles) Orlando

    The Holy Land Experience is a beautiful, educational, and fun experience that offers kids a unique and interactive way to experience God and the bible.

  • Ripleys Believe It Or Not

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    (27 miles) Orlando

    An amazing museum that appears to be sinking into one of Florida's infamous sinkholes! Filled with oddities from all around the world...including shrunken heads and a spinning vortex!

  • Museum Of Arts And Sciences

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    (30 miles) Daytona Beach

    The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, history and science museum in Central Florida. Located on a 90-acre Florida preserve the 86,000 square foot facility is host to over 30,000 ...

  • American Police Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (35 miles) Titusville

    The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nations first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.The ...

  • Kennedy Space Centre

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    (41 miles) Titusville

    NASA's launch headquarters is still the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet an astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch!

  • The Florida Air Museum

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    (73 miles) Lakeland

    Floridas “Official Aviation Museum and Education Center” features a dynamic display of the best examples aviation has to offer including one-of-a-kind designs, classics, ultra-lights, antiques ...

  • Dinosaur World

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    (77 miles) Plant City

    Come face to face with over 200 life size dinosaurs in a natural Florida setting, with animatronics, fossil digs, playgrounds and more!

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    (86 miles) Tampa

    A science-tastic day out for kids under 12 where they can play, interact, learn and understand science and the world around them. Perfect for the whole family in the countries largest kids science ...

  • Glazers Childrens Museum

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    (93 miles) Tampa

    There are equipped role play settings, elemental experiment sections and construction zones plus art and crafts, computers and plenty more besides.

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  • Titanic The Artifact Exhibition

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    (27 miles) Orlando

    Come face to face with artifacts that were actually on board the iconic Titanic when she sank back in 1912.

  • Angell & Phelps Chocolate Factory

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    (32 miles) Daytona Beach

    Free chocolate factory tours! One word...Yum!

  • Airboat Rides At Boggy Creek

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    (46 miles) Kissimmee

    Glide through the wetlands viewing Florida's native wildlife traveling at speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

  • Wild Florida Airboat Tours and Wildlife Park

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    (50 miles) Keanansville

    Enjoy unforgettable tours with Orlando's ONLY airboat and wildlife park experience...great for all ages!

  • Calypso Kayaking

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    (52 miles) Cocoa Beach

    Guided kayak tours on the Indian River Lagoon in Florida, where kids can get an up close encounter with nature, including manatee and dolphins! Great outdoor adventure

  • A Florida Outdoor Center

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    (79 miles) Sebastian

    Water tours and land tours in sunny Florida for adventurous kids, with kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle-boarding, hiking and more!

  • Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

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    (3 miles) Sanford

    Nestled in lush tropical foliage, the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens boasts over 400 animals, 23 acres of native gardens, animal encounters, train and carousel rides and ZOOM Air Adventures. ...

  • Jungle Adventures Nature Park and Zoo

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    (25 miles) Christmas

    Explore the REAL Florida in this natural jungle habitat, with guided wildlife tours, bears, deer, swamp cruises, and over 200 alligators! With a 16th Century Spanish Fort too - it's a WILD day out!

  • Seaworld Orlando

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    (29 miles) Orlando

    Get ready for a one of a kind journey to explore under our amazing ocean, at Sea World! With up close animal encounters, exhibits, rides and lots of family fun!

  • Discovery Cove

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    (30 miles) Orlando

    A one of a kind experience where you can SWIM with dolphins, play near otters and walk on the ocean floor!

  • Gatorland

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    (32 miles) Orlando

    A one-of-a-kind family park within 110 acres of protected habitat where adventures lurk around every corner!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm

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    (39 miles) Kissinnee

    Hands-on interactive education at this friendly petting farm in Florida: a sensory learning experience with over 300 animals as your teachers!

  • Brevard Zoo

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    (52 miles) Melbourne

    Small zoo whose mission is Wildlife Conservation Through Education And Participation. An inspiring, fascinating and fun visit.

  • Marineland

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    (60 miles) Saint Augustine

    Amazing marine encounters in St. Augustine at the world's first oceanarium, with interactive programs, swimming with dolphins, and other beautiful marine life!

  • Giraffe Ranch

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    (60 miles) Dade City

    45 minutes north of Tampa is 47 rolling acres of countryside teeming with wildlife that kids can play with, feed, look at, and even ride! This wildlife preserve offers intimate safari expeditions for ...

  • Dade City's Wild Things

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    (64 miles) Dade City

    Embark on an adventure that will take you closer to amazing animals than ever before, with 22 acres of Florida animal fun!

  • Petting Zoo Ocala

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    (68 miles) Ocala

    A fun petting zoo for all ages with exotic animals and farm animals. Kids can also enjoy pony rides and even camel rides! Florida animals fun for the family!

  • Homosassa Wildlife Park

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    (79 miles) Homosassa

    Showcasing native Florida wildlife, including an underwater manatee observatory, plus a children's hands on education centre, daily encounter programs and a boat tour is included in your admission.

  • Lowry Park Zoo

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    (91 miles) Tampa

    With more than 2,200 animals, this fun Tampa zoo has interactive exhibits for kids, as well as fun rides! Bumper boats, flumes, carousels - an amazing family zoo day out in Florida!

  • Old McMickys Farm

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    (92 miles) Odessa

    Farm fun in Florida with maze hay rides, animals, pony rides, cow milking - a great spot for birthday parties too! Guided tours only.

  • The Teaching Zoo

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    (93 miles) Gainesville

    The Teaching Zoo is operated as a part of Santa Fe Colleges Zoo Animal Technology Program; it is the premier wild animal technology program in the United States. Supervised by the professional staff ...

  • The Florida Aquarium

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    (93 miles) Tampa

    Tens of thousands of marine plants and animals from all around the world are ready to be explored at this Florida Aquarium, with dive programs and a splash pad too!

  • Universal Studios

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    (26 miles) Orlando

    The iconic epitome of theme parks, they're bigger and better than ever with new additions including Hogsmeade!

  • Fun Spot Action Park

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    (26 miles) Orlando

    Theme park fun in Orlando with coasters, go-karts, arcades, and even alligators! Snapping fun in Florida for kids!

  • Wonderworks

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    (28 miles) Orlando

    An amusement park for the mind with over 100 interactive exhibits for visitors of all ages to experience! Great family fun in Orlando!

  • Walt Disney World

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    (33 miles) Orlando

    A magical theme park with eight different lands, that hold over 40 attractions for kids of all ages, and the young at heart. A magical, unforgettable experience in Florida for kids and the family!