Smithsonian Magazine’s 17th annual Museum Day will be celebrated this Saturday, September 18, 2021 at more than 1,300 museums and cultural centers around the country. To take part, all you have to do is download a branded ticket and go!
There are 19 museums participating here in Tampa Bay including one of our favorite places to explore, the Tampa Bay History Center. This is the perfect time to check out the new Treasure Seekers exhibit which tells the tales of Tampa Bay and Florida’s history of pirates, conquistadors and shipwrecks. There are even ways little kids can interact with the exhibit too, so it’s a great option for the whole family!
This year’s theme for the national event is ‘Experience America’, which represents the return to, and resurgence of, our country’s diverse cultural experiences, in the safest possible way.
Tampa Bay area museums participating in Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day:
Florida CraftArt in St. Petersburg (Free everyday)
Palm Harbor Museum in Palm Harbor
Dunedin Museum in Dunedin
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art in Tarpon Springs
South Florida Museum in Bradenton
Explorations V Children’s Museum in Lakeland
Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland (Free everyday)
The Ringling in Sarasota
Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse Museum in Brooksville
1885 Train Depot Musuem in Brooksville
Mary-Stringer House Museum in Brooksville
Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales