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2019 Museum Day LIVE & St. Petersburg Arts Alive! Free Admission to local Museums

The annual, nationwide Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live event where Museums across the U.S, offer free admission will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019.

Museums affiliated with the Smithsonian will offer free admission for two with a Museum Day Live free ticket that you can sign up for at

St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive also offers free admission and some of these venues may have restrictions.

How it works: Museum Day is a one-day event in which participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Participants are allowed to download one ticket per email address. The ticket provides free general admission on Saturday, September 21, 2019, for two people.



Smithsonian Day Live 2019 Participating Museums:

Tampa, FL:

  • Cracker Country
  • Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
  • Henry B. Plant Museum
  • Tampa Bay History Center
  • Tampa Museum of Art


St. Petersburg, FL:
  • The Florida Holocaust Museum
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Florida CraftArt
  • Imagine Museum


Sarasota, FL:

  • The Ringling


Palm Harbor, FL:

  • Palm Harbor Museum



Brooksville, FL:

  • 1885 Train Depot Museum
  • Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse Museum
  • May-Stringer House Museum


Orlando, FL:

  • Orange County Regional History Center 
  • Orlando Museum of Art
  • The Mennello Museum of American Art


Where to get tickets?

Get your free ticket to one of the museums above by going through HERE.


Sept. 21st – St. Petersburg Arts Alive! Free Museum Day ( No tickets needed. )


Celebration of the Arts

Sept. 21st – Arts Alive! Free Museum Day

Throughout St. Petersburg
10 a.m. to 5 p.m./closing times may vary
*This event is part of the St. Petersburg Festival of the Arts.

Participating Museums:

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S.,
  • Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth Street S.,
  • Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave.,
    • Admission free on 1st floor
    • All visitors can sign up to receive 2 Bounce back Coupons for a return visit at a 50% off General Admission price. Must be used by 12/31/19. Events not included.
    • Retail Sales: Spend $25 and receive a FREE gift. Educational Toys & Games B2G1 FREE. Buy 10 Marbles & receive a free marble booklet. HUGE Clearance Sale.
    • Must be in line by 4pm
    • No large bags or backpacks allowed.
  • Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. NE,
    • Free admission for everyone
    • 20% discount on new memberships
    • Pop up origami folding station in lobby. Fold a paper crane, fox, whale, and more!
    • Family activities and games in the Marly room
  • The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd., (Pinellas County residents with ID),
  • The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, 150 Central Avenue,

Participating Venues:

  • Florida CraftArt Gallery, 501 Central Ave.
    • “Beautiful and Bizarre” figurative ceramics invitational exhibit Is open through Oct 20
  • Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave.,
    • FREE Saturdays at the Morean activities for children 5 – 10 with a guardian in the “Bank of America Children’s Learning Center”
    • EXHIBITS: “Artofficial Intelligence: The 8th Annual St. Petersburg Robot Exchange” – “You Can Feel What We See: Works by Pinellas County Students” – “Morean curated at the Hermitage: Richard Seidel” (located at 151 7th St. S.)
  • Morean Art Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S.,
    • Featuring an exhibit of work created by their 2019-20 Artists in Residence. The 48 working artists with studios at the Center also have a wide selection of hand-made pottery and sculpture on sale in their retail areas.
  • The Chihuly Collection, 720 Central Ave.,
    • The Chihuly is FREE for children under 5 and $3 for WIC and EBT Card Holders through the “Museums for All” program, an ongoing offer that will also apply on Sept. 21.
  • St. Pete Store, 100 Second Ave. NE, – 10% off store purchases, no minimum

Park in downtown garages and ride the St. Petersburg Trolley Downtown Looper or Central Ave. Trolley routes to most locations.


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