CHIHULY COLLECTION AT THE MOREAN
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.
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
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.