SUNSETS AT PIER 60 DAILY FESTIVAL
Pier 60, Clearwater Beach (727) 449-1036
Along the pristine shores of Clearwater Beach two hours before the sun sinks into the Gulf of Mexico people flock to Pier 60 Park to salute the setting of the Florida sun. Come out and celebrate as local artisans and crafters offer handmade treasures and street performers delight and amaze with spectacular feats of skill while you sink your feet into the sand and dance to the rhythm of live music flowing from Pier 60 Pavilion. We hope you will join us to celebrate the sunset on Clearwater Beach!
CLEARWATER MARINE AQUARIUM
249 Windward Passage, Clearwater (727) 447-0980
Not your typical aquarium! Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA) is a working hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehab and release of marine animals. CMA is home to the famous dolphin, Winter, whose story of survival and learning to swim with a prosthetic after losing her tail to injury was told in the 2011 hit movie Dolphin Tale. The sequel, Dolphin Tale 2, features the real-life story of Hope, another dolphin residing at CMA. See our mission in action on a behind-the-scenes tour of our rehab and surgical areas, get up-close with animal encounters, feed sting rays, sharks and pelicans, or cruise on an interactive boat safari. Hop aboard a complimentary boat or trolley shuttle to nearby Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, where you’ll discover a museum of actual movie sets and props and get blown away through an interactive Hurricane Experience exhibit. All this and so much more await you for a day of fun and a lifetime of inspiration!
4500 Bougainvillea, Tampa
Tampa Bay’s only outdoor water theme park.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
3000 East Busch Blvd., Tampa
An extraordinary atmosphere filled with naturalistic animal habitats and shows, hair-raising roller coasters, Rhino Rally and more, dazzling live entertainment.
The Dunedin Fine Art Center/David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin
Includes a unique children’s art museum in addition to works of many Florida and local artists.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa
A world-class educational facility featuring nearly 5,000 aquatic plants and animals which tell the tale of water, native land and marine animals in Florida.
Florida Botanical Gardens
12175 125th Street North, Largo
Specialty gardens featuring Florida plants including wildlife nesting habitat, restored wetlands and natural bridges.
Gulf Coast Museum of Art
12211 Walsingham Road, Largo
Features contemporary Florida art with a special focus on contemporary craft media objects from the 12 Southeastern states.
1909 125th Street, Largo
An open-air living history museum featuring 23 turn-of-the-century structures.
Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Avenue, Tampa
One of the top three zoos of its size in North America featuring more than 1,500 animals representing 350 exotic species including the manatee.
Moccasin Lake Nature Park
2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater
A showcase of the plant and animal species native to the area. Preserve featuring rescued and rehabilitated birds, reptilian, insect and fish displays, plant and energy exhibits, and nature trails through a diversity of natural Florida habitats, allowing viewing of native birds, insects, amphibians, mammals and reptiles.
MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa
Largest science center in the Southeastern United States and home of Florida’s only IMAX DOME theater.
Sponge Docks/Historical Downtown Main Street
Authentic Greek heritage and community
The Armed Forces Military Museum
2050 34th Way North, Largo, FL 33771
727-539-8371 ext. 104
Dunedin Fine Art Center/ David L. Mason Children’s Art Museum
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin
Only children’s art museum on the West Coast of Florida and one of three in Florida with award-winning exhibitions featuring Floridian art.
Dunedin Historical Museum
349 Main Street, Dunedin
The original station for the Orange Belt Railroad System dating to 1889, houses history of Dunedin and Pinellas County.
Florida Holocaust Memorial Museum and Educational Center
55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg
Third largest of its kind in U.S. featuring art, photography and documentary exhibits from around the world.
Florida International Museum
100 Second Street North, St. Petersburg
(800) 777-9882 or (727) 822-3693
A Smithsonian Institute Affiliate with a permanent collection of early 1960s popular culture with a focus on the Cuban Missile Crisis and a Kennedy collection. New wing houses Smithsonian artifacts. Special exhibition slated from February to May will feature 250 superlative pieces from the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg with artifacts spanning over 800 years of Russian history.
Gulf Coast Museum of Art
12211 Walsingham Road, Largo
A diverse exhibition schedule representing all periods and styles, particularly contemporary Florida art and southeastern fine crafts, a student exhibition gallery, lectures, seminars, film programs and a comprehensive studio teaching program for adults and children.
Great Explorations – Hands On Children’s Museum
1927 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg
Stretch mental muscles, test wits, fire up the imagination with exhibits in the arts, sciences, technology and health, all designed to be touched, moved, explored at the ‘Children’s Hands On’ museum popular with all ages.
11909 125th Street North, Largo
A 21-acre, turn-of-the-century Pinellas County village. Attractions include restored houses of local pioneers, the Lowe Barn, an old railroad depot, and some 10 other historical structures. The Pinellas Historical Museum traces the county’s history from the Spanish-Indian period to contemporary times.
Leppa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 Klosterman Road (St. Petersburg College), Tarpon Springs
Extensive collection of art mediums by Abraham Rattner, noted figurative expressionist artist, and Allen Leepa, renowned abstractionist, plus works by other expressionist artists of the period.
Medieval Brass Rubbing Center and Museum
822 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs
Features a permanent collection of over 150 commemorative brass facsimiles.
Museum of Fine Arts
225 Beach Drive North, St. Petersburg
Only comprehensive art collection from antiquity to present day on Florida’s West Coast. Collection of 4,000 objects includes works by Cezanne, Monet, Renoir and Rodin.
St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 2nd Avenue N.E., St. Petersburg
With a rotating gallery, features the history of commercial aviation in Florida with a replica of the Benoit and a timeline exhibit depicting the development of St. Petersburg and Pinellas County.
Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History
329 South Bayshore Blvd., Safety Harbor
Features artifacts of our regional area from prehistoric times to Aboriginal Indians and pioneers, with four educational exhibits a year.
Salvador Dali Museum
1003 3rd Street, St. Petersburg
Features the world’s most comprehensive collection of Dali’s work. Collection includes 94 oils, 200 watercolors and drawings and 1000 graphics, sculptures and objets d’art.
Science Center of Pinellas County, Inc.
7701 22nd Avenue N., St. Petersburg
A hands-on teaching museum with interactive exhibits exploring physics, archaeology and inventions, the Carol Samuels Observatory and a 16th century Floridian Indian Village featuring the mounds and temples of both a Chief and a Shaman, a Village Cook’s hut, an Indian garden and a realistic archaeological excavation of an Indian midden.
Tarpon Springs Cultural Center
101 South Pinellas Avenue, Tarpon Springs
Promotes and preserves the city’s Greek heritage, culture and natural resources.
Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum
100 Beckman Lane, Tarpon Springs
Contains history and ecology exhibits and information, particularly how the marine and natural environments shaped the city’s development, the local people and the sponging industry.
Ybor City State Museum
1818 9th Avenue, Tampa
Features exhibits detailing the founding of Ybor City and the development of the cigar trade.
Ybor City National Historic Landmark District
Tampa’s Latin Quarter
One of only three historical landmark districts in the state, a cultural and historical community offering shopping, art galleries, fine and casual dining, micro-brewery, a restored cigar factory, museums and walking tours.
405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Totally restored to its original 1920s glory, this community theater features all types of entertainment.
Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Ruth Eckerd Hall is recognized as one of the best acoustic facilities in the state of Florida. The building is a Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation design and features international, world-class artists from Broadway to classical music, pop stars to comedy, and modern and classical dance.
Francis Wilson Playhouse
302 Seminole Street, Clearwater
In its 69th season, this community theater offers musicals, comedies, dramas and mysteries at affordable prices from September through June. The Playhouse offers summer acting programs for children and adults.
Bill Irle Early Bird Dinner Theater
1310 North Fort Harrison Avenue, Clearwater
Musicals and dramas are presented with earlier than customary show times throughout the year.
American Stage Company
211 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg
Intimate setting for contemporary and classic productions. November through June. Produces Shakespeare in the Park.
400 – 1st Street North, St. Petersburg
A multi-entertainment facility hosting concerts, broadway shows, the performing arts, circuses, and ice shows in both the arena and recently renovated theater.
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
1010 North McInnes Place, Tampa
Largest performing arts center in Southeastern United States, with three theaters providing the entire range of theatrical performances.