For those wanting to take a break from the sand and surf of Daytona Beach, we’ve curated a list of the best museums to visit in the area. Ranging from the arts to the sciences, these museums are sure to make for an enjoyable day of entertainment.


Art League of Daytona Beach Gallery

Local and regional artists are featured within this gallery, and membership has grown to more than 400 artists. Here visitors can enjoy exhibits and workshops that change monthly to keep content fresh and exciting. “Sundays with the Artists” is an especially unique series that gives museum-goers the chance to hear directly from artists as they demonstrate their craft.

Halifax Historical Museum

The Halifax celebrates the rich and colorful history of Daytona with exhibits exploring handmade surf boards, hotels of yesteryear, and even how the Civil War affected Florida.

Mary McLeod Bethune Home

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune was a civil rights leader, educator, and founder of Bethune-Cookman University. Her former home is now a National Historic Landmark where visitors can take guided tours and learn more through fascinating artifacts and photos of famous visitors.

Museum of Arts and Sciences

Here visitors will find an amazing hand on science center which features interactive exhibits perfect for children. The museum has a collection of over 30,000 objects like restored railroad cars, Cuban art, and even a gallery featuring Florida’s Giant Ground Sloth skeleton.

Southeast Museum of Photography

Located on the campus of Daytona State College, this museum’s permanent collection has more than 3,500 photographs and is Florida’s only museum exclusively dedicated to photography.

Motorsports Hall of Fame of America

Home to the International Speedway, Daytona is proud of its motorsports town heritage. The city shares this history in the Hall of Fame through a constantly changing collection of memorabilia, exhibitions featuring famous racers, and over forty motorsports-related vehicles.

Daytona is a perfect beach town, but the city also offers fantastic ways to soak up some history and culture along with the warm Florida sun!

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