Tampa is home to tons of fantastic museums and cultural centers — and on Saturday, September 22, they’re opening their doors to the public for free.
In addition to Free Museum Day, September 22 is National Public Lands Day. This means you can experience the state parks in and around Tampa that normally charge fees for free. But you should be ready to work. National Public Lands Day stands as the largest single-day volunteer event.
So, what Tampa museums are participating in free museum day?
Henry B. Plant Museum: 401 West Kennedy Boulevard
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts: 200 North Tampa Street
Cracker Country: 4800 U.S. 301
Tampa Bay History Center: 801 Old Water Street
Tampa Museum of Art: 120 West Gasparilla Plaza
Note: TMoA will host free museum day on Sunday, due to a conflicting event on September 22.
There are tons of museums outside of Tampa worth visiting, as well:
Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota
The Dali Museum: 1 Dali Boulevard.
Special: Free admission is for Pinellas County residents only.
Florida Holocaust Museum: 55 5th Street South
Imagine Museum: 1901 Central Avenue
Special: 10% off selected retail purchases
St. Pete Sculpture Experience: 780 Central Avenue
Museum Of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Drive Northeast
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art: 150 Central Avenue
Special: Free Admission for Pinellas County residents with valid ID. Non-Pinellas residents who purchase regular-price admission will receive a voucher for a free return visit valid through October 31, 2018.
Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center: 1124 Central Avenue
Morean Arts Center: 719 Central Avenue
Morean Center For Clay: 420 22nd Street South
Morean Glass Studio & Hot Shop: 719 Central Avenue
Chihuly Collection: 720 Central Avenue
Florida CraftArt Gallery: 501 Central Avenue