Learn about Florida’s history and cultural contributions by visiting any one of the many local museums.
Glazer Children’s Museum
110 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 813-443-3861
The 53,000-square-foot facility features nearly 200 hands-on exhibits in 19 themed areas.
Military Aviation Museum
St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport
16055 Fairchild Drive
Clearwater, FL 34662 727-535-9007
The aviation museum focuses on aircraft, vehicles and artifacts preserved to exhibit Florida’s role in military aviation.
MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33617 813-987-6000
With 450 exhibits, an IMAX dome theater and daily science demonstrations, MOSI has it all, including several permanent exhibits like the BioWorks Butterfly Garden, the Imagination Playground and a 30-foot high-wire bike. The bio-centric “Amazing You!” exhibit spans more than 13,000 square feet and teaches kids and adults the value of health and wellness by painstaking exploration of the human body.
Salvador Dali Museum
1 Dali Blvd.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701 727-823-3767
This destination museum boasts an ever-growing collection of original Dali work, including some of his masterwork paintings as well as lecture series and a rotating set of exhibitions.
Tampa Bay Automobile Museum
3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 727-579-8226
The 12,000-square-foot gallery contains a collection of vintage cars and other creatively engineered vehicles.
Tampa Bay History Center
801 Old Water St.
Tampa, FL 33602 813-228-0097
This 60,000-square-foot complex charts the area’s 12,000-year history and its cutting-edge future with a Native American settlement, the Hillsborough River, a cattle drive and a 1920s tobacconist.
Tampa Museum of Art
120 W. Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602 813-274-8130
Celebrating more than 30 years, this museum features several rotating exhibits and many permanent exhibits, including Greco-Roman antiquities, modern and classical sculpture and a host of mixed media pieces.