8301-B W. Commercial
Tamarac, FL 33351
Phone: (954) 343-1327
Fax: (954) 343-1360
Arts & Museums
Dauer Museum of Classic Cars is a must visit for vintage automobile enthusiasts. It houses more than 60 restored beauties that will transport you to a different era altogether. From the early 1900s through the 1970s it features machines like the 1956 Cadillac Eldorado, 1906 Cadillac Delivery Wagon, 1954 International Harvester, 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado and 1929 Cadillac Five Passenger Sedan.
Established in 2013, Barbie The Dreamhouse Experience takes the young and old on a trip through the life that the popular Mattel doll, Barbie lives in. This attraction features a life-size house, with many rooms, ranging across bathroom, living room, kitchen and bedrooms. Guests can participate in activities in every room. You can cook in the kitchen, try on her garments from her wardrobe, walk her dog and more. Over 300 dolls are displayed throughout the house. While shopping at the Sawgrass Mills, take a detour and visit this world of pink.
Located on the fringes of the Everglades Wildlife Management Area, in western Coral Gables, the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital offers protection to the wildlife as well as an educative experience to the general public. Spread across five acres (2.02 hectares) of land, Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital features a hospital for treating the animals of the wild, as well as a building that houses a gift center, conference room and offices. Visitors can take a tour around the nature center and view the animals, and also participate in various educational programs and group activities.
Established with the aim of providing education through the medium of art, Young At Art Museum can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Spread over 55,000 square feet (5109.67 square meters), the museum houses exhibits like ArtScapes, dealing with art history; CultureScapes, an artistic depiction of global cultures; and more. A cafe serving healthy food is also located at Young at Art Museum.
Located to the southwest of Fort Lauderdale, on Broward College campus in Davie, this modern, state-of-the-art facility teaches about the universe amid academic surroundings. The Buehler Planetarium & Observatory provides matinee and evening shows for adults and children, as well as science classes and lectures. After evening shows, guests can personally view the heavens through the telescopes located in the observatory. See their website for prices and further information.
This cultural and educational museum was built in 1924 and originally served as the first school in Fort Lauderdale for African-Americans. The Old Dillard Museum has now been restored as a community historic landmark. Today, it contains African-related artifacts including art, jewelry and tribal masks. The museum also features a live storyteller, who shares his tales of Africa from inside a thatched hut. It not only preserves the African culture but also provides an insight to the visitors about the rich history and culture. The museum hosts varied activities throughout the year and that includes lectures, workshops and classes.
This enjoyable museum for children of all ages is known for its interactive, hands-on displays, which change frequently. The Special Exhibits Gallery features some of the best science exhibits in the United States. Museum of Discovery and Science also allows its guests to touch live animals that are native to Florida and to view the world's largest captive Atlantic coral reef. The blockbuster IMAX 3D theater is also on-site.
The Fort Lauderdale History Center is run by the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society and is a historic museum complex that comprises of three well preserved 19th-century buildings. The 1905 New River Inn is the main history museum with period artifacts, dioramas and photos. The 1907 King-Cromartie House gives visitors a glimpse of an early 20th-century home. The center offers programs for children which include hands-on re-enactments, schoolhouse classes, guided tours of exhibits in the museum of history, guided walking tours of the grounds and lectures throughout the year.
The brainchild of husband and wife duo, David Horvitz and Francie Bishop Good, the Girls' Club Collection is as it says. Promoting contemporary women artists and giving them a platform to establish their work, this unique gallery acts as a resource center for art students, artists and curators on the role played by women in the contemporary art scene. The exhibits are private collections of the gallery owners and art works of domestic and international artists. The converted warehouse has crystalline, light green fiberglass planks on its steel body which gives it a beautiful glow in the night. The gallery has wall partitions that are adorned with LED lights and defined public and private zones. The Girl's Club Collection also regularly holds educational programs and events for the public.
Secret Woods Nature Center is designated as an "urban wilderness area". Take a guided or self-guided nature walk through the woods. The New River Trail offers visitors a walk through the marsh where they can view fiddler crabs. To enjoy a hike down the broadwalk, take the Laurel Oak Trail. Get cocooned by pretty butterflies at the Butterfly Island. An interpretive nature exhibit is also available as well as educational classes. The park office is happy to assist with any park-related questions. Call for additional information.
This museum features an impressive collection of Cuban art and the largest collection of works by American Impressionist William Glackens in the world. They also have a permanent collection of art from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam.
The Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is one of South Florida's major cultural attractions. It is located in the downtown entertainment district and hosts varied exhibits and cultural activities throughout the year. Under the Studio Arts Program, visitors can take part in the educational art classes where one can learn about painting, drawing, design and music from professional artists. Permanent exhibitions feature the black and white photography of Ansel Adams and contemporary paintings by Stephen Scott Young. The museum offers a truly striking showcase of the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean.