Museums / Monuments
Though Gulf beaches and waterfront location are major attractions, the city maintains an impressive collection of museums. Pay close attention to the museums’ unique architectural styles - many of them designated as National Historic Landmarks. View the largest collection of works by Salvador Dali. Participate in demonstrations and hands-on exhibits at a museum designed for children. And learn about historic Ybor City – Tampa's Latin Quarter - and its many contributions to the city.
A stunning permanent collection of world renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork in a magnificent 10,000 square foot setting designed by award winning Albert Alfonso. The collection is located on the city’s waterfront downtown on Beach Drive in the heart of the most vibrant tourist areas in St Petersburg.
400 Beach Drive, NE, St Petersburg, FL
Glazer Children’s Museum
The Glazer Children’s Museum promotes learning through hands on, interactive play. The majority of the museum’s effort is focused on visitor experience and educational programming. They offer a variety of programs ranging from curriculum based classes for visiting schools to informal workshops for families to camps and specialized programs. 53,000 square feet with 170 hands on exhibits
110 W Gasparilla Avenue, Tampa, FL
Great Explorations – This interactive museum in nearby St. Petersburg offers kids hours of fun. Explore the world of animals at The Veterinary Office, where kids can view real animal x-rays under a microscope. Then design your own robot and then control its every move.
1925 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL
727 821 8992
Henry B. Plant Museum – See what turn-of-the-century Florida was like at this downtown museum. Admire the Moorish revival architecture. Peruse the galleries featuring furniture and sculpture from the gilded age and envision what life was like for guests at this former railroad hotel.
401 W Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL
813 254 1891
Museum of Fine Arts – The elegant grounds alone are worth a visit to this St. Petersburg museum. Meander through halls of pre-Columbian and Asian art. Then reflect on the 19th and 20th century paintings of artists like Georgia O'Keefe and Robert Henri.
225 Beach Drive Northeast, St. Petersburg, FL
727 896 2667
Museum of Science and Industry – Known as Mosi, this museum includes an IMAX theatre, planetarium and myriad exhibits. Stare up at a massive Diplodocus dinosaur and stargaze in the planetarium.
4801 E Fowler Avenue Tampa, FL
813 987 6100
Salvador Dali Museum – Opened in St. Petersburg in - 2012, this museum contains the most comprehensive collection of Dali's paintings. The collection includes 96 oil paintings, over 1,300 graphics, photographs, objects d'art and sculptures. Attend a family fun day, held every Saturday.
1000 3rd Street North, Saint Petersburg, FL
727 823 3767
Tampa Museum of Art – Located in downtown Tampa, this museum contains twentieth-century and contemporary art as well as a renowned collection of Greek and Roman antiquities. Marvel at over 400 Greek and Roman objects including silver and gold coins, glass and painted pottery.
600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL
813 274 8130
Ybor City State Museum – With a strong history rooted in diversity, Ybor City State Museum celebrates the contributions of various ethnic groups who lived and worked in this factory town. Participate in a cooking demonstration of regional specialties and more.
2009 North Angel Oliva Sr. Street, Tampa, FL
813 247 1434