The annual, nationwide Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live event where Museums across the U.S, offer free admission will be on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

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, some places 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 22, 2018, for two people.

Smithsonian Day Live Participating Museums:

Get your free ticket HERE.

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


Sept. 22nd – St. Petersburg Arts Alive! Free Museum Day

Celebration of the Arts

Sept. 22 – 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:

Participating Venues:

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


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