Museum Day this weekend...get in to a bunch of museums for free!

It’s that time when museums show the community some love by offering free admission on Saturday, like early Christmas for art and culture lovers! Two events are the same day; Smithsonian magazine’s nationwide Free Museum Day and St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive Free Museum Day. Some participating museums of the Smithsonian’s offer will require a ticket obtained from, so play it safe and grab one.

Here's a complete list of participating museums:

Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live

Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., free for Pinellas County residents only (also part of Arts Alive)

Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg (also part of Arts Alive)

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE (also part of Arts Alive)

Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (also part of Arts Alive)

Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs

Cracker Country, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa

Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa

University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard, Tampa

Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa

Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 200 N Tampa St., Tampa

(NOTE: FREE MUSEUM DAY IS OBSERVED HERE SUNDAY): Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza

Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W, Bradenton

St. Petersburg’s Arts Alive Free Museum Day

Chihuly Collection, 700 Central Ave., $1 admission

Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S

Florida Craft Art, 501 Central Ave., 10 percent off all gallery purchases more than $25

James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, 150 Central Ave., Pinellas County residents

Morean Arts Center and Glass Studio, 719 Central Ave.

Morean Art Center for Clay, 420 22nd St. S.

St. Pete Store, 100 Second Ave. NE, 10 percent off store purchases


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