Museums
Tampa, Florida
History
Cracker Country is a living history museum located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. Named after the cracking whips of Florida's pioneer cowmen, the museum is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of rural life in Florida in the late 19th century.
Tampa, Florida
Aquarium, Science
Discover over 10,000 aquatic plants & animals from Florida and the entire globe! Encounter sharks, rays, gators, river otters, rare sea dragons, a giant green sea turtle & more. See the new outdoor, watery-fun exhibit, Explore A Shore!
Tampa, Florida
Art, Culture
The FLORIDA MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS is a museum dedicated to exhibiting important photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture. FMoPA collects, preserves and exhibits historic and contemporary works by nationally and internationally known photographic artists. FMoPA also enriches the community by operating outreach programs to educate children and adults.
Tampa, Florida
Children's, General, Science
The Glazer Children's Museum is a educational and cultural institution dedicated to hands-on learning. Our mission is to create learning environments where children play, discover and connect to the world around them to develop as lifelong learners and leaders. We have over 29,000 square feet of permanent and traveling exhibit spaces designed for children up to 10 years of age.
Tampa, Florida
Science
Get hands-on in Tampa’s newly renovated science center, where curious young minds can explore space science, weather, engineering, physics, the human body and more. Become and aspiring astronaut in Mission Moonbase or let your creativity run wild in Idea Zone, where anyone can design and engineer hands-on STEAM projects.
Tampa, Florida
Botanical Garden, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
This Folk Victorian house was the honeymoon cottage of Peter and Lillie Knight and one of the earliest residences in Hyde Park, Tampa's first neighborhood. The House exemplifies Tampa's rising middle class's lifestyle in the Gaslight Era.
Tampa, Florida
Art
The University of Tampa, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery exhibits significant original works of art created by contemporary national, international and regional artists. STUDIO-f, visiting-artist program is included in the gallery events. http://studiof.utarts.com
Tampa, Florida
Culture, General, History, Library
Located along Tampa's Riverwalk, the Tampa Bay History Center interprets 12,000 years of Florida's history, highlighting Florida's first people, Florida's maritime history, including the history of conquistadors, pirates and shipwrecks, and the cigar and cattle industries.
Tampa, Florida
History
This organization's primary purposes are to: a) preserve the history and heritage of Tampa Fire Rescue's past, present and future, for the citizens and visitors of Tampa, FL and b) offer educational activities to the public regarding fire safety and emergency awareness.
Tampa, Florida
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Today, Tampa Historical Society focuses on its Historic Landmark headquarters: the c. 1890 Peter O. Knight House. The House, located in the larger context of Historic Hyde Park, is a perfect tool for interpreting Tampa’s middle class in the era and district where it first grew and stabilized.
Tampa, Florida
Art
The Tampa Museum of Art opened its spectacular 66,000-square-foot Cornelia Corbett Center in February 2010 to critical and public acclaim. Since opening in its new home, the museum has emerged as a center of the artistic life in the region.
Tampa, Florida
Culture, History, Specialized
The Tampa Police Museum is open Mon – Fri from 10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. and is located on the ground floor of the Tampa Police Department headquarters building in downtown Tampa. The entrance is on the West side of the building on N. Franklin Street.
Tampa, Florida
Botanical Garden
The mission of the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens is to foster appreciation, understanding and stewardship of our natural and botanical heritage through living plant collections, displays, education and research.
Tampa, Florida
Art
USFCAM organizes exhibitions, produces relevant catalogues, schedules critically significant traveling exhibitions and underwrites new projects by artists emerging on the national and the international fronts.
Tampa, Florida
History
The Ybor City Museum State Park and the adjoining gardens and house museum form the core of an interpretive complex that brings to life Ybor City’s colorful past.
Tampa, Florida
Aquarium, Botanical Garden, Children's, Culture, Nature Centers, Park, Science, Zoo
Recognized as the #1 Zoo in the U.S. by Parents magazine (2009) and Child magazine (2004), Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo features 1,000 animals on nearly 56 acres of natural habitats. Guests will find many interactive exhibits and opportunities to get closer to wildlife -- feed a giraffe, walk with wallabies, hold a lorikeet, touch a stingray and more.