Museum Day Festival | Entertainment
Tampa, Florida – Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is a national celebration of museums, and it's taking place near you on Saturday, September 29.
The doors will open at 10 a.m., welcoming all guests to take part in the celebration of museums. Participating museums will allow a visitor with a Museum Day Pass and one guest free admission to the museum.
At Cracker Country on the Florida State Fairgrounds, attendees will visit the Cracker Cow Camp and meet the lively cowhunters, pack belongings for a cattle drive, participate in a lassoing demonstration, dip a candle, create a “make and take” doll, and tour historic buildings.
Not interested in the Cracker Country experience? That's ok; the Smithsonian Magazine website says many other Bay area museums will participate as well, and will feature a bit of their own flavor.
A list of participating museums includes:
Hillsborough:Ybor City Museum State Park- 1818 E. 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605Tampa Bay History Center- 801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602Florida Museum of Photographic Arts- 400 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602Henry B. Plant Museum- 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606 Polk:Florida Air Museum- 4175 Medulla Road Lakeland, FL 33811 Polk Museum of Art- 800 East Palmetto Street Lakeland, FL 33801 Bok Tower Gardens- 1151 Tower Blvd. Lake Wales, FL 33853 Pinellas:The Pier Aquarium- 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701St. Petersburg Museum of History- 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Museum of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg, Florida- 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701Florida Holocaust Museum- 55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 34677
Morean Arts Center- 719 Central Avenue St. Petersburg, FL 33701Morean Arts Center for Clay- 420 22nd Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701The Armed Forces Military Museum- 2050 34th Way N., Largo, FL 33771Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art- 600 Klosterman Road,Tarpon Springs, FL 34688 For a complete list of participating museums near you, click here and enter in your address.
To register and have your Museum Day admissison card e-mailed to you, click here. The card will admit two guests inside a museum for FREE.
General pricing is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and children (6-12), children 5 years old and younger will be admitted for FREE.