Observe the beauty and power of early twentieth century automotive design and engineering. Vintage automobiles are just the beginning. Experience live steam and understand how our country steered bravely toward industry on the wheels of innovation.
Drive into a world of hands-on excitement with one of our education programs. Construct an electric circuit, race a solar-powered car, participate in an assembly line or ride on a 1/8th scale steam train. Programs meet Florida Standards in Science and Social Studies.
It is the mission of The Collection on Palmetto Foundation to increase understanding about the amazing progress made in engineering in factory and field power, along with automotive transportation, which occurred during the early 20th century.
Automobiles and Stationary Engines
Travel through time to a place where automobiles saw their beginnings, a place where steam and gas cars volleyed for standing in the great American race toward power and independence.
They powered our country in factories and fields, across a land where burgeoning industry sought affirmation in pistons and flywheels and valves; machines eager to work in unison toward a better tomorrow.
Your STEM and Social Studies Destination
Explore programs that meet STEM Standards. Future innovators realize their visions in a state of the art learning lab with computers, 3D printer, hands on activities and space to create.
Choose from activities such as a scavenger hunt, train ride, assembly line and Blast from the Past photo booth. Fieldtrips meet Florida Social Studies standards as well as kids' standards for fun.