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The Brevard Museum features two wings of exhibits representing Brevard County’s rich and diverse history. Click on the links below for a “sneak-peak” at some of them. We hope these images will whet your appetite and you’ll stop in to learn the rest of the story!

Lesson plans are under development for many of the museum’s exhibits. Contact us for more information.

Enjoy the outdoors in our open-air butterfly garden and check the large red flowerd fire bush for Zebra Butterflies! You may even spot a Monarch!
Before the Space Coast, there was the treacherous Cape Coast. The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse, first constructed in 1848 and rebuilt in 1868, helped guide ships away from the reef and played an interesting role during the American Civil War. Cape Canaveral Lighouse Model
Citrus and Oranges originated in Asia but have a deep history in Florida. Juan Ponce de Leon planted the first trees in St. Augustine between 1513 and 1565. In Brevard County, Douglas Dummit established the Indian River Citrus industry on Merritt Island in the 1830s. Smudge Pot and Orange Sorter
Florida Crackers are cattle ranchers with techniques specific to the Florida pine and scrub lands. By cracking a whip they herd cattle while seated on "Cracker horses," sturdy equines bread for cattle work. Learn more about a unique lifeway that has endured from early Spanish settlers to the...
Henry Flagler established the Florida East Coast Railway in the 1880s connecting tourists and transporting citrus from Jacksonville to Miami, all in under 24 hours. For years, Rockledge was the southern-most terminal bringing northerners down to enjoy Florida’s warm weather. The railroad service...
Grace and Albert Taylor were one of the first families to settle Cocoa Village in the 1880s. It is through their trust and donations that the museum was established to preserve the legacy of Brevard County History for future generations. Grace Taylor's Drawing Room
On loan for two years from Delaware North and the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, is a model of the Hubble Space Telescope. The awe-inspiring back-lit canvases of nebulae now on display were taken by the Hubble telescope. The Space Shuttle Discovery Docks for a service mission at the Hubble...
At the Museum's Imagination Station, children of all ages enjoy blasting off into outer space from our NASA console. When they're ready to come back down they can scale the tree house and explore its hidden wonders.
Early settlers to Brevard County, like Selina Mole Roberts and her husband Henry Roberts, lived in simple thatch-roof huts in the unbridled Florida wilderness. Pioneer Homestead of Selina Mole Roberts modeled after her first home in Florida.
Born in Jacksonville in 1916, Stetson Kennedy was an author, folklorist, and activist. Stetson's books and his dedication to civil rights causes reflect his lifetime efforts towards positive social change. In 1937, he joined the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Florida Writers Project. He...
During Florida’s Pleistocene Ice Age, megafauna (large mammals) dominated what was then a savannah-like landscape. Giant Ground Sloth, Saber Tooth Cat, Mastodon
The Windover Archaeological Site, the most significant burial complex in North America, is a charnel pond used by early hunter-gatherers more than 7,000 years BP. Cast reconstruction of a burial from Windover with replica stone and bone artifacts representative of tools used during Florida’s...