Museums

Treasure Island is grounded in a colorful history and vibrant art scene. Visit our many wonderful local art museums.

Salvador Dalí Museum

Salvador Dalí Museum

Soak in the brilliance as you are surrounded by an unparalleled collection of works by renowned artist Salvador Dalí. Shop, play, and wander through the Dalí Museum, the heart of fine arts in the Tampa Bay area since its opening in 1982. The debut of the new building in January 2011 has contributed to the cultural renaissance – a movement that has experienced an explosion of artistic institutions and outlets that both residents and visitors to the destination can enjoy. One Dali Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL 33701. (727) 823-3767

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg

From a collection covering almost 5,000 years of civilization in thousands of objects extending from antiquity to present, to fascinating traveling exhibitions, to exciting events in the heart of downtown’s scenic waterfront, the MFA is here for your discovery. The MFA is proud to have within its walls the only comprehensive art collection of its kind on Florida’s west coast. Highlights include masterpieces from Monet, O’Keeffe, De Kooning, Rauschenberg, and others, a sculpture garden, a glass gallery and one of Florida’s most respected photography collections. 255 Beach Dr. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. (727) 896-2667

Chihuly Collection

Chihuly Collection

The Chihuly Collection is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork. This presentation is unique as it is the first installation of Chihuly art in a building designed specifically for that purpose. The Collection is marked at the entrance by an iconic 20-foot sculpture created for the site.
The Collection includes Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds, which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences. 720 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. (727) 896-4527

Great Explorations Children's Museum

Great Explorations Children's Museum

Great Explorations is Tampa Bay’s first children’s museum supporting a safe, hands-on practical learning environment. For more than 30 years, the museum has been stimulating curiosity while enriching children in the community through carefully curated learning experiences. 1925 4th St N. St. Petersburg, FL 33704. (727) 821-8992

Imagine Museum: Contemporary Glass Art

Imagine Museum: Contemporary Glass Art

Contemporary gallery showcasing works by American emerging and established studio glass artists. Take an immersive journey through the collection of contemporary art glass masterpieces that bring intricate shapes to life and magically transforms color and light. The Museum showcases major works of contemporary American and International art by founding and leading artists in the field of studio glass and art expression. 1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713. (727) 300-1700

St. Petersburg Museum of History

St. Petersburg Museum of History

The St. Petersburg Museum of History is dedicated to covering the area's history. One of the favorite exhibits is Schrader's Little Cooperstown which tells the history of baseball through the world's largest collection of baseballs! Stories of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, and thousands more. 335 2nd Ave NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. (727) 894-1052

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum features a unique collection of vintage cars that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. The exhibit includes pioneering front wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920s and 1930s, and each vehicle was chosen based on the engineering achievements that made it an important part of the evolution of the automobile. Visitors enjoy a blend of art and science in 18,000 square feet of gallery space. 3301 Gateway Centre Blvd, Pinellas Park, FL 33782. (727) 579-8226

St. Petersburg Sculpture Experience

St. Petersburg Sculpture Experience

Visitors will see more than 100 sculptures on exhibit from life size, to giant size, to "I can't believe my eyes" size, including the world's largest lion sculpture at 26' long! See sculptures from the U.S. and Beijing Olympic Games, the US Air Force Academy, The Emmys Hall of Fame Plaza and 35 American colleges and universities. 780 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. (727) 316-1718

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art

The museum includes paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and artifacts by 20th and 21st century artists. The collection is robust in contemporary figurative paintings that feature 19th century historical narratives. Another strong emphasis is on recent works by living Native American artists from the Southwest. The collection also includes early 20th century works by Western art pioneers who have influenced more recent generations of artists. Interpretations by Native American, Euro-American, Chinese American, and other artists bring a variety of perspectives and visual storytelling to the galleries. 150 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. (727) 892-4200

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