It’s going to be a fun day of free admission onåÊSaturday, September 26thåÊat many museums in the Tampa Bay area. The free admission day is brought to you by The Smithsonian Museum Day Live and St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive.
How does it work?
Most, but not all, museums affiliated with the Smithsonian event require a free ticket. You can register and print up to two tickets for one museum at smithsonianmag.com/museumday.åÊMost museums will accept your ticket on the screen of your smart phone.
Participating St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive museums also brings deals and free admission from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
-Living history re-enactors representing Florida’s Civil War-era will appear at the Tampa Bay History Center.
-The Henry Plant Museum will have two ballet dancers from the Tampa Ballet Theatre performing a dance from Giselle at 11 a.m.
-The DalÌ? Museum will have an Escher tessellation community mural outside the museum that visitors can add to with markers.
-Free admission to the DalÌ? Museum for Pinellas County residents only, and a free voucher to come back in October for anyone else. And on Beach Drive, it’s $1 admission to see the Chihuly glass collection.
Which Museums are participating?åÊ
-Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa
-Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg
-Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa
-Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg
-Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs
-Cracker Country, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa
-Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 200 N Tampa St., Tampa
-Armed Forces History Museum, 2050 34th Way N, Largo
-Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
-Ybor City Museum State Park, 1818 E Ninth Ave., Tampa,
-Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg
-St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. N.E. St. Petersburg
-Morean Arts Center and Glass Studio, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
-Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center, 1114 Central Ave., St. Petersburg
-Hernando Historical Museum, 70 Russell St., Brooksville
-Polk Museum of Art, , 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland (always free, but those with the Smithsonian ticket will receive a gift.)
-Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St. E, Parrish
-Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
-Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue E, Bradenton
-South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton
-Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg: $1 admission.
-Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, 10 percent gift shop discount.
For more information, visitåÊsmithsonianmag.com/museumday