The Dalí Museum
1 Dali Blvd. | 727-823-3767
Overlooking the Tampa Bay waterfront, in a building that erupts into a giant free-form geodesic glass bubble, is the Dalí Museum. The Dalí Museum celebrates the life and work of the late Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí and features works from his entire career. The collection includes over 2,400 works from every moment and in every medium of his artistic activity, including oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, book illustrations, prints, sculpture, textiles, photos, manuscripts, and an extensive archive of documents. In addition to their impressive permanent collection, the Dalí hosts rotating exhibitions, tours, events, community and student programming. The Avant Garden and Café Gala are attractions in their own right, and the Dalí’s Innovation Labs and Center for Avant-garde provide enrichment and resources to the wider community.
Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum
2240 9th Ave. S. | 727-323-1104
Presenting the historic voice of the African American community in St. Petersburg, the Woodson Museum hosts exhibits, events, and experiences that elevate the contributions of African Americans to the growth and development of St. Petersburg. Through arts, cultural, and historical exhibits, the Woodson seeks to promote understanding and enhance our ability as a society to act respectfully, value diversity, and foster equal rights and social justice. In addition to exhibits and events, the Museum offers community programming, partnership opportunities, their well-kept Legacy Garden, and a lending library.
The Florida Holocaust Museum
55 5th St. S. | 727-820-0100
In a notable three-story building in downtown St. Pete, the Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women, and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The Museum is home to a permanent collection of original artifacts, historical photographs, and documents that tell the story of the Holocaust with a special emphasis on the personal stories of local survivors. The Floida Holocaust Museum also hosts an array of changing exhibitions of varying size and scope and offers additional programming and educational support, events, outreach, and a lending library. The Museum is dedicated to teaching the members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
Great Explorations Children’s Museum
1925 4th St N. | 727-821-8992
For over 30 years, Great Explorations has been a go-to spot for Tampa Bay’s children. Offering 18,000 square feet of hand-on exhibits and workshops for kids, Great Explorations has a long history of stimulating learning through creativity, play, and exploration. They were the nation’s first children’s museum to open a licensed preschool, and they offer additional opportunities for learning through regular programming, summer camps, and special events and exhibits.
Imagine Museum of Contemporary Glass Art
1901 Central Ave. | 727-300-1700
In an iconic blue building in the Grand Central District, the Imagine Museum takes visitors on an immersive journey through a collection of glass masterpieces that bring intricate shapes to life and magically transforms color and light. Imagine Museum showcases major works of contemporary American and international art by founding and leading artists in the field of studio glass and art expression.
The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art
150 Central Ave. | 727-892-4200
Located in the heart of downtown, the James Museum houses the personal collection of Tom and Mary James in 26,000 square feet of gallery space. Through personal relationships with artists and many travels to the American West, they have amassed a significant collection that speaks to their interests in history, storytelling and the human spirit. While often relating scenes from the past, most of the art was created in our own era and portrays subjects of American Western history, American Indian cultures, and wildlife from around the world. The James Museum hosts special exhibitions and events, offers regular programming for adults, children, and educators, and invites visitors to their on-site café and museum store.
Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement
355 4th St. N. | 727-943-9900
Set to open in 2021, the Museum of the American Arts & Crafts Movement is the only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to the historic American Arts and Crafts movement. Located in the beautiful downtown waterfront arts district, and founded by local philanthropist and collector Rudy Ciccarello, MAACM features stunning architecture and incredible works of art.
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive N.E. | 727-896-2667
In an elegant Palladian-style building on St. Pete’s iconic Beach Drive, the Museum of Fine Arts inspires visitors with a collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization in thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present. Boasting the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida’s west coast, highlights of the collection include masterpieces from Monet, O’Keeffe, De Kooning, and Rauschenberg, a sculpture garden, a glass gallery, and one of Florida’s most respected photography collections. Additionally, the MFA hosts special exhibitions and events, offers regular programming for children and adults, has a café that overlooks the downtown waterfront, and maintains a rooftop apiary with 12 active beehives.
St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 2nd Ave. N.E. | 727-894-1052
Located on the approach to the St. Pete Pier, the St. Petersburg Museum of History has shared stories of the Sunshine City for nearly a century. Highlighting the history and heritage of Florida with emphasis on St. Pete and the Pinellas Peninsula, this museum offers exhibits that preserve points of interest from our more recent history, including the first commercial airline, the world's largest collection of autographed baseballs, and a photography collection that captures St. Pete’s roots.