The Dali Museum
St. Petersburg, Florida
This museum celebrates the life and work of artist Salvador Dali, housing more than 2,100 of his works and offering unique encounters for groups.
Private docent-led tours can target specific areas of interest, like science, psychology and religion. The Provoca Tour focuses on the more provocative subjects of Dali’s works. The tours are about an hour and are offered in several languages.
Free with admission are the architecture tours, which examine the unique structure of the museum, and the Mathematical Garden, designed for visitors to explore the relationship between math and nature.
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Fort Myers, Florida
In the late 19th century, American innovators Thomas Edison and Henry Ford established homes in a place where they could find relaxation and, most important, warm weather. Visitors can now see the nine historical buildings on the property, abundant gardens, Edison’s original botanic research laboratory and the 15,000-square-foot museum housing hundreds of inventions and artifacts.
Groups can take the behind-the-scenes Garden Tour, led by Edison Ford horticulturists, of the 20-acre historical gardens. Tours also are available each holiday season, when the estates are decorated with thousands of lights.
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