Marvel at the changing gallery exhibits featuring the works of prominent Florida and international artists. Then stroll the lush tropical gardens, with peaceful nature trails, fishponds and fountains. The museum was created in 1946 as a living monument to creative freedom and equality of all persons, and to commemorate the service of World War II veterans. The spirit of gratitude continues today honoring veterans of multiple wars within the museum and the gardens. NOTE: As of October 2021, the Museum is currently undergoing a major renovation, expected to be complete in 2022. The Gardens are open daily, from sunrise to sunset, with free parking in the lot at the south end of the property.