Best Free & Cheap Museums to Visit in Orlando

By Roger Jimenez

Orlando holds a rich cultural scene with a number of museums that cater to all interests and curiosities. Whether you're a history enthusiast or an art lover, Orlando's museums can offer a fascinating journey through time and space. 

Let’s go on a tour of some of the best museums in Orlando, where you can immerse yourself in interesting exhibits, uncover hidden treasures, and expand your knowledge in unique and memorable ways.

Rollins Museum of Art

1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park

Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM. Closed Mondays. 

Free Admission!

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The Cornell Fine Arts Museum (also known as the Rollins Museum of Art) is the only teaching museum in the greater Orlando area. The museum is home to a diverse and impressive collection of art, spanning various periods and regions. The collection includes European, American, and contemporary art, as well as a significant collection of decorative arts. Admission to the museum is free, making it an accessible and enriching cultural destination for both students and the general public.

Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

445 North Park Ave., Winter Park
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM. Closed Mondays.
Adults: $6 / Seniors: $5 / Students: $1 / Kids under 12: Free!
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The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is a renowned cultural attraction located in Winter Park, Florida, just a few miles north of Downtown Orlando. Established in 1942, the museum is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the works of American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and other significant American artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition to the Tiffany collection, the museum also houses a notable collection of American art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including paintings, decorative arts, and artifacts that provide insights into the artistic and cultural landscape of that era.

Orange County Regional History Center

65 East Central Blvd, Orlando 
Hours: Open Everyday 10 AM - 5 PM
Adults: $8 / Kids: $6 / Students: $7
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The Orange County Regional History Center is a prominent and historic institution located in Downtown Orlando. The location serves as the primary historical museum for the Central Florida region, offering visitors a captivating journey through the area's rich and diverse history. From early Native American settlements to the development of Orlando as a major city, the museum covers a broad span of historical periods. The center houses an extensive collection of artifacts, documents, photographs, and historical objects that provide valuable insights into the region's past, offering visitors a tangible connection to the people and events that shaped Central Florida's history.

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden

633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM. Closed Mondays.
Adults: $12 / Seniors: $10 / Students: $10 / Kids Aged 4+: $7
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The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is a cultural gem located in Winter Park. It is dedicated to preserving the artistic legacy of Albin Polasek, a prominent Czech-American sculptor, and showcasing a diverse collection of his works. The museum features a vast collection of sculptures by Polasek, ranging from delicate figurative works to powerful and expressive pieces. Visitors can explore his artistic evolution and techniques through the display of sculptures in various mediums.

Orlando Museum of Art

2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando 
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM. Closed Mondays.
Adults: $20 / Students: $10 / Kids: $8 / Family Package: $45
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The Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) is one of the most prominent cultural institutions in the city. Established in 1924 as the "Orlando Art Association", it has since evolved into the landmark it is today. It moved to its current location in Loch Haven Park in 1986, where it expanded its facilities and enhanced its exhibition capabilities. Dedicated to showcasing and preserving a diverse range of visual arts and artistic expressions, OMA houses an extensive collection of artwork that spans various styles, mediums, and periods. The collection includes contemporary art, American art, African art, pre-Columbian art, and art of the ancient Americas.


Visiting museums provides an opportunity to step back in time and gain a deeper appreciation for the cultural heritage and unique stories that have shaped Central Florida's identity. Whether you are a history enthusiast, a local resident, or a curious traveler, Orlando offers a number of immersive and educational experiences that celebrate the fascinating arts and history of the region.

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