Family-Friendly Fort Lauderdale Museums Combine Fun and Learning

Fort Lauderdale is well-known for its beach-chic lifestyle, world-class hotels, blue-wave beaches, endless boutique shopping and the finest of restaurants. Families book vacations here for just these things and when they arrive they are delighted to find an even more family-friendly vacation destination than they had expected. We at 10best are familiar with the finest that Fort Lauderdale has to offer its many visitors. One of the most popular family-friendly museums is The Museum of Discovery and Science. This interactive attraction combines learning and fun in such a unique way that they will beg to go back. The Young At Art Children’s Museum is the ultimate interactive spot for creativity and meeting new friends. Free workshops for the entire family are offered daily here. One of the city’s most prestigious and intriguing museums is the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Here is an ever-changing list of world-known exhibits in a modern and welcoming facility right on Las Olas Boulevard. The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center is one of the city’s important museums that is a must-visit and to learn of the rich African-American history in this part of South Florida and its important contribution to what the city has become. Speaking of historical Fort Lauderdale, the Bonnet House Museum & Gardens and Stranahan House are an important stop to fully understand the city’s history, which helps to appreciate its present and future. So welcome to Fort Lauderdale! Don’t just visit the beaches and the shopping centers, take time to visit the city’s many fascinating museums.










When it comes to family activities in Greater Ft. Lauderdale the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a cherished cultural center that is a perhaps the most all-inclusive stop, offering a myriad of art exhibits, theater, music and dance...  Read More

Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum


If you go weak at the knees over a gorgeous set of wheels, don't miss the Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, an exceptional local gem. Established as a non-profit foundation for education to showcase the history of the Packard Motor Company as...  Read More

Stranahan House


Sitting on its original site among the gleaming modern high rises of downtown Fort Lauderdale is Broward County's oldest building and its most popular historical site, The Stranahan House. This house is a classic example of "Florida Frontier"...  Read More



Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is a striking historic site and is a must-see in Fort Lauderdale. Set amidst a peaceful seaside oasis overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the unique 1920s-era house was once the beloved home of free spirited artists...  Read More

International Swimming Hall of Fame
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This fascinating museum located conveniently off A1A and just steps from the beach, will appeal to the champion swimmer in everyone. The International Swimming Hall of Fame highlights the achievements of notable swimmers and contains aquatic...  Read More

IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
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Fort Lauderdale is well-known for its proximity to some of the world's best fishing. So what better place to enjoy a fascinating glimpse at the sport of fishing than at the IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame and Museum? Fisherman of every age and...  Read More

African-American Research Library and Cultural Center


Visitors in search of free places to go in Fort Lauderdale should consider the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center and its magnificent 60,000-square-foot library, one of four black research libraries in the U.S. The grand...  Read More

Museum of Art
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Add some color to your Fort Lauderdale itinerary with the Museum of Art on Las Olas Boulevard. Founded in 1958 and set in an amazing Edward Larrabee Barnes-designed architectural masterpiece, this museum boasts alluring temporary exhibits and a...  Read More



Begin your imagination activation here! Visitors seeking creative family activities are charmed by this colorful children's museum in near-by Davie, right of I-595 just a few miles west of Downtown Fort Lauderdale, featuring innovative hands-on...  Read More

The Museum of Discovery and Science
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The Museum of Discovery and Science is an exciting hub of inspiration and education for adults and children alike. At this playful and exciting stop you can see sharks and the largest living Atlantic coral reef in captivity. Children will be...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale