Museums and Cultural Attractions

CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM
The Clearwater Marine Aquarium is a non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured marine animals, public education, animal-assisted therapy and research.
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, FL
727.441.1790
www.cmaquarium.org

DR. CARTER G. WOODSON AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM
Preserves, presents and interprets African American history and promotes an understanding to help all respect and value diversity.
2240 9th Ave. So.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.323.1104
www.woodsonmuseum.org

FLORIDA BOTANICAL GARDENS
The Florida Botanical Gardens inspires and educates visitors by showcasing flora, fauna and natural resources in motivational surroundings that promote environmentally friendly techniques. Bring the family and spend a day. The Gardens are open every day of the year and admission is free. 12174 125th St. No.
Largo, FL
727.582.2100
www.flbg.org

FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM
Honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. Dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. The first floor permanent exhibit History, Heritage and Hope includes an original boxcar from Nazi-occupied Poland.
55 Fifth St. So.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.8200.100 ext. 251 -or- 800.960.7448
www.flholocaustmuseum.org

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM
An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution exhibiting artifacts and traveling shows. The museum is dedicated to providing educational, cultural and historical experience, through diverse national and international exhibitions.
244 2nd Ave. No.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.341.7900
www.floridamuseum.org

FLORIDA ORCHESTRA
Now in its 39th season The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay's leading performing arts institution, one of the leading professional symphony orchestras in Florida, and one of the best regional orchestras in America. With 80 professional musicians, the orchestra performs more than 150 concerts annually in the tri-city area of Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg. Concert series include the Progress Energy Masterworks, Raymond James Super Pops, Coffee Concerts, free Pops in the Parks, and youth concerts.
101 S. Hoover Blvd., Suite 100
Tampa, FL
813.286.1170 -or- 800.860.1170
www.floridaorchestra.org

GREAT EXPLORATIONS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
A haven for the imagination - launch a tennis ball into the height of the building, race a car, make a pizza, be a computer animator, sail a vessel or just observe. Parents and children can find tools to learn from each other, reconnect and do things you just can't do at home. Wheelchair accessible.
1925 4th St. No.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.821.8992 -or- 727.823.7287
www.greatexplorations.org

MAHAFFEY THEATER
at the Progress Energy Center for the Arts
This newly renovated theater is a 2030 seat bayside cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views and European box-style seating. Since its opening, it has hosted a wide variety of events including The Florida Orchestra, Broadway performances, dance, popular music, family entertainment and programs for school children. See events page for current schedule of events.
400 1st St. So.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.892.5798
www.mahaffeytheater.com

MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
Offers the only comprehensive art collection, extending from antiquity to the present day, on the Florida west coast. Features with more than 4,000 objects, stellar French Impressionist paintings, an exquisite Steuben glass gallery, significant works by Monet, Renoir and O'Keeffe and African, Asian, pre-Columbian, and Native American objects.
255 Beach Dr. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.896.2667
www.fine-arts.org

PALLADIUM THEATER
The Palladium Theater is dedicated to serving the citizens of Tampa Bay through the presentation of Performing Arts in a State-of-the-Art venue that is both intimate and majestic. The theater, built in 1925, features the 880-seat Hough Concert Hall that has recently been remodeled with state-of-the-art sound and lights and boasts a full-sized Skinner Pipe Organ. The Palladium provides full access for persons with disabilities and ample off-street parking.
253 5th Ave. No.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.822.3590
www.mypalladium.org

SAINT PETERSBURG MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Collects, preserves and presents St. Petersburg's history with exhibits about the world's first airline, St. Petersburg neighborhoods and heritage groups.
335 2nd Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.894.1052
www.spmoh.org

SALVADOR DALI MUSEUM
Houses the pre-eminent American collection of Dali's work, highlighted by the museum's most recent acquisition - the large-scale masterpiece painting of Dali's wife, Gala, that morphs into a painting of Abraham Lincoln by optical illusion.
1000 3rd St. So.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.823.3767
www.salvadordalimuseum.org

SUNKEN GARDENS
Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg's oldest living museum, this 100 year old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region. Unwind as you stroll through meandering paths, lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers and a walk through butterfly encounter.
1825 4th St. No.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.551.3102
www.sunkengardens.org

THE PIER
The landmark Pier in the heart of St. Petersburg is a unique piece of Florida architecture that offers visitors a chance to experience the waterfront along Tampa Bay. Located at the end of a 1/4 mile-long approach, this five story inverted pyramid features shops, restaurants, its own aquarium, live music and even boat docks. The top floor of The Pier combines both the tropical dining of Cha Cha Coconuts with a huge observation deck, giving the visitor a truly unique observation point on Tampa Bay. The Pier features plenty of parking, complete with trolley service linking the Pier to the rest of downtown.
800 2nd Ave. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL
727.821.6443
www.stpetepier.com

Special Tours from the Pier Include:
Wheel Fun Surrey and Bike Rentals: www.wheelfunrentals.com or 941.776.9962
The Dolphin Queen: www.pierdolphincruises.net or 727.647.1538
The Electric Marina: www.electricmarina.com or 727.898.2628
Boating at the Pier: www.boatingatthepier.com or 727.365.4738