BREVARD MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND NATURAL SCIENCE
All temporary exhibits are included with general museum admission.
May 11 – September 29- The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse
Celebrate 150 years of Cape Canaveral Lighthouse History with this special exhibit from the Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation.
September 15th - December 15th - Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters
This exhibit, from the Museum of Florida History, depicts some of Florida's most famous films from the early 1920s to the present. Producers have been making films in Florida since the dawn of the film industry. For a short time in the early twentieth century, Florida even rivaled California as th place for movie making. However, a lack of government support, money, and studio facilities hurt the industry in Florida, and while many films still shot scenes in Florida, it wasn't until studios like Universal and Disney began moving in that the Florida film industry began to rise once again.
Colorful, eye-catching posters advertised films and drew people to the movies. Often, several different posters promoted one film, with each image designed to appeal to a specific audience. The posters on display depict some of Florida's most famous films from the early 1920s to the present. They are a part of the Museum of Florida History's permanent collection of Florida movie memorabilia.
September 14 - Opening Reception
Join us for the opening reception of Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters! See this new exhibit from the Museum of Florida History, plus wine, refreshments, and full after-hours access to the Brevard Museum, all for just a $10 donation. Tickets available at the door and on Eventbrite
Reception admission free for Florida Historical Society/Brevard Museum members, please present membership card at the door.
Florida Film Series
We will be holding Saturday matinees of a few of the movies showcased in Beaches, Creatures, and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters. Matinees start at 1 o'clock and are included with general museum admission.
The Florida Film Series line-up is:
September 29 - Where the Boys Are
October 6 (showing at 2 pm) - Moon over Miami
October 13 - Creature from the Black Lagoon
October 27 - The Cape Canaveral Monsters
November 3 - Cross Creek
November 10 - The Yearling
December 1 - Follow that Dream
December 8 - The Barefoot Mailman
December 15 - The Greatest Show on Earth
August 25th and September 1st, 8th, and 15th - Saturday Tours
Life's better with a tour guide by your side! Let one of our trained and talented museum docents lead you through Florida's history from the Ice Age to the Space Age. Hop on one of our 2 pm museum tours. Museum tours are included with general admission. RSVP's are not required but are always appreciated.
September 6 - Know Your History: Henry Titus
Saturday, at 10 am, enjoy a free presentation from the Friends of the Brevard Museum Guild. Hear about the incredible exploits of Titusville's founder, Henry Titus, in a dramatic monologue performed by actor/author Bill Serle. Titus was an adventurer whose idea of "American Manifest Destiny" led him to play a major role in United States and Caribbean history. For reservations and information, call 321-636-8153.
September 21 - *mini* Guild Game Day!
The Friends of the Brevard Museum Guild will host a ‘mini’ version of their annual Game Day right here at the museum on Friday, September 21st from 10 am to 1 pm. Bring your favorite games and enjoy food, raffles, prizes, and more! Tickets are $10 and benefit the Brevard Museum. To RSVP, contact Ann Galetta at 321-735-8603 or Beth Timmons at 321-636-9265.
September 22 - Museum Day Live
Enjoy free admission to the Brevard Museum through Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live! Docents will be on-hand that day to answer all your museum questions.
Tickets are now available for download. We will accept both printed and mobile tickets.
Museum Closed Friday, Oct. 19th
Please note, the museum and nature trails will be closed October 19th for Florida Frontiers Festival set-up.
October 20 - 3rd Annual Florida Frontiers Festival
Enjoy live music, food, demonstrators, and admission to the Brevard Museum at the Florida Historical Society's 3rd annual Florida Frontiers Festival. Held at the Brevard Museum from 11 am – 5 pm. Music by Sauce Boss, Sacred Steel from The Lee Boys, Bob Lusk, Mike Garcia, and Chris Kahl.
Adults: Advance Purchase $15, at the gate $20. Under 12 free with paid adult. Includes admission to museum, free parking and free shuttle.
November 8 - Space Heart Book Reading
"A Wonderful juxtaposition of Science and Sentiment" - Beth Laura O'Leary, author of Handbook of Space Engineering, Archaeology & Heritage
Thursday, November 8th, Join us for a very special reading, discussion, and Q & A with Linda Buckmaster, author of Space Heart, and Jim Ross, editor of In Season. Enjoy this free event by Burrow Press, held at the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science at 7 pm. Light refreshments will be served.
In 1962, as John Glen orbits the earth and sea turtles lay their eggs, as they have for millennia, on wild Florida beaches just miles from Cape Canaveral, eleven-year-old Linda Buckmaster becomes one of the first children to successfully undergo open-heart surgery. Encountering more of a problem than they anticipated, surgeons improvise a solution using Teflon, a material developed for the space industry. Through the eyes of a rocket engineer's daughter, Space Heart combines prose poems, narrative memoir, and history to juxtapose the natural world of Space Coast Florida in the 1950s and 60s with cutting-edge technology of the early days of the space race.
Linda Buckmaster has lived within a block of the Atlantic most of her life. Born in Miami, she grew up in Space Coast Florida and has been in Midcoast Maine for four decades. Former Poet Laureate of her small town of Belfast, Maine, her poetry, essay, and fiction have appeared in over thirty journals. She has been awarded writing residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, Vermont Studios Center, Kezar Lake in Maine, Landfall Trust in Newfoundland, and Obras Foundation in Portugal.
November 22 - Museum Closed for Thanksgiving Day