Mu­se­ums

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CHI­HULY COL­LEC­TION AT THE MOREAN

ARTS CEN­TER—This

mu­seum houses a per­ma­nent col­lec­tion of glass art by renowned artist Dale Chi­huly. The col­lec­tion is housed in a lovely 10,000-square-foot set­ting de­signed by award-win­ning ar­chi­tect Al­bert Al­fonso. Open daily, call for hours. Ad­mis­sion: $12-$15. www.more­a­narts­cen­ter.org. 400 Beach Drive, St. Peters­burg, 727.896.4527.

DALI MU­SEUM—The

world’s most com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of works done by the Span­ish artist from 1914 to 1980 in­cludes small im­pres­sion­is­tic pieces to gi­ant sur­re­al­is­tic montages. The mu­seum in­cludes sculp­tures and other works that il­lus­trate Dal<00x00ED>’s ver­sa­til­ity, plus other ex­hibits re­lat­ing to his life. Tours are con­ducted regularly. Open daily. Closed Thanks­giv­ing and Christ­mas. Ad­mis­sion from $10 (chil­dren ages 6-12) to $24 (adults); af­ter 5 pm on Th, $10. www.thedali.org. One Dali Blvd., St. Peters­burg, 727.823.3767.

DUNEDIN FINE ARTS CEN­TER—Par­tic­i­pate

in an art class or visit an ex­hibit at the mu­seum or gallery. Stephen’s Palm Café in­side the cen­ter sells treats and lunch of­fer­ings. www.dfac.org. 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, 727.298.3322.

HENRY B. PLANT MU­SEUM—Plant

built the 1891 Tampa Bay Ho­tel, which, with its Moor­ish ar­chi­tec­ture, lav­ish fur­nish­ings and rich gar­dens, at­tracted the likes of Teddy Roo­sevelt, Babe Ruth and Sarah Bern­hardt. To­day, the Na­tional His­toric Land­mark is home to both the Plant Mu­seum and The Univer­sity of Tampa. The mu­seum of­fers chang­ing ex­hi­bi­tions for all to en­joy once they step in­side, as well as re-cre­ations of what the Grand Hall, the writ­ing and read­ing room, The Gar­den Room and The Par­lor Suite were like in the ho­tel’s hey­day. Ad­mis­sion, Jan.-Nov., $10 adults, $7 se­niors and stu­dents, $5 chil­dren ages 4 to 12. In De­cem­ber, there’s spe­cial pric­ing for the Vic­to­rian Christ­mas Stroll event. www.plant­mu­seum.com. 401 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 813.254.1891.

MOSI/MU­SEUM OF SCIENCE AND

IN­DUS­TRY—Ex­hi­bi­tions

at this science cen­ter, one of the largest in the coun­try, range from di­nosaurs to the hu­man body to a Gulf Coast hur­ri­cane, plus trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tions. The

12-and-younger set will en­joy Kids in Charge, de­signed by an ad­vi­sory board of 10- to 17-year-olds. The Saun­ders Plan­e­tar­ium of­fers te­le­scope view­ing and pre­sen­ta­tions; large-for­mat films are shown in the IMAX Dome Theater on a 10,500-square-foot screen. Open daily. www.mosi.org. 4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, 813.987.6000.

MU­SEUM OF FINE ARTS—The

mu­seum’s com­pre­hen­sive col­lec­tion of 4,000 ob­jects in­cludes Euro­pean, Na­tive Amer­i­can, pre-Columbian, Asian and African works. High­lights are French Im­pres­sion­ist paint­ings, mod­ern pho­to­graphs and Steuben glass. Open 10 am-5 pm M-Sa (till 8 Th), noon-5 pm Su. www.fine-arts.org. 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Peters­burg, 727.896.2667.

TAMPA MU­SEUM OF ART—Greek

and Ro­man an­tiq­ui­ties as well as con­tem­po­rary art and pho­tog­ra­phy are part of the per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tions. The mu­seum also is host to trav­el­ing art ex­hi­bi­tions. Open daily. Ad­mis­sion $10 adults, $5 stu­dents. www.tam­pa­mu­seum.com. 2306 W. Gas­par­illa Plaza, Tampa, 813.274.8130.

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