With world-renowned museums, art galleries and exhibits, St Pete is ranked as a top arts and cultural destination among cities its size. This beautiful city is home to independent galleries, a wide performing arts scene that supports local, live entertainment, working artists and crafts-people, and a whole lot of public art and outdoor murals, markets and installations.
If you’re looking for fun and educational things to do with your kids, the Great Explorations Children’s Museum is the perfect place to discover the world through interactive games and exhibits. Their regular workshops includes environmental topics as well as readings and discussions with authors that will stimulate the kids' creativity, exploration and play.
A beach vacation may not scream “history,” but The Florida Holocaust Museum is worth the visit. As one of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, the FHM serves as a living memorial to those who suffered during the Holocaust. Visit the museum to hear Second Generation Survivors share their personal stories, or guide yourself through exhibits featuring artifacts like a boxcar.
Considered one of the most colorful museums in Tampa Bay, the Fairgournds St. Pete features the stunning artwork of local artists, as well that old Florida feel in some of the exhibits. Through a range of events, exhibits and workshops, the museum showcases the creative innovations of artists and makers working in all mediums. It's also a great place to take fun pictures!
Located in the heart of the city and with world-class temporary exhibitions, the Museum of Fine Arts highlights human expression across all time periods and cultures from a collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization. If you happen to be in St. Pete on a Thursday, the museum offers reduced admission and live music at night!
Explore this stunning and unique artwork of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly; a magnificent 10,000 square foot gallery located on Beach Drive. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20-foot sculpture created especially for the site. Inside the collection, each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences.
From iconic melting clocks to imaginative visual illusions and avant-garde symbols, the Salvador Dalí Museum is a must do during your visit. Play, wander and quench your curiosity throughout various exhibits that capture all phases of Dalí's life and art. For the music lovers, the Museum has monthly live performance where The St. Petersburg Saxophone Quartet plays a blend of jazz, classical and popular arrangements.
Do you enjoy an afternoon full of art, food and drinks? The Grand Central District is a combination of all of these! The 15-block distric offers a variety of galleries, shops and restaurants. It's also the original location of all the St. Pete Pride festivites. It's the perfect place too enjoy St. Pete as a local, and discover why St. Petersburg has recently named as one of the most pet-friendly cities in the country.
St. Pete is not only home of beautiful beaches. It's also recognised for being a city full of galleries, murals and art studios. If bringing a souvenir home sounds good to you, a pottery class at St. Petersburg Clay Company would be a great option!. The studio offers classes and workshops at different times during the week, where potters come to learn, enjoy, share, and have an enjoyable experience.