Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage Island Estates
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
(727) 441-1790 & (888) 239-9414
See and learn how to protect Dolphins, Otters, and Sea Turtles. The Aquarium is a non-profit facility dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured marine animals.
Unique on the West Coast of Florida and one of only eight facilities in the United States authorized to rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals.
Great for the Kids. A family will spend a couple of hours at this worthwhile attraction. Learn the biology and behavior of bottlenose dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, Kemp's Ridley sea turtles, river otters, sting rays, local fish and coral reefs via daily presentations, "hands on" opportunities, and daily feedings.
Gift shop with educational items. Had too much beach or a raining day? Head for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium just off Clearwater Beach in Island Estates.
Clearwater Municipal Marina
Clearwater Beach, FL
Home of the largest and finest fishing fleet on the west coast of Florida, and Parasail & Cruise boats.
Pier 60 Park, Playground And Pier
Clearwater Beach just south of Hilton Resort
Pier 60 Park features a unique covered children's playground housed under two large blue pavilions. Age appropriate equipment is available for preschoolers to 12 years olds including swings, slides, monkey bars, a ship and one of the world's largest sand boxes.
Playground is open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Each night, from two hours before to two hours after Sunset, visit the Sunsets at Pier 60 street festival featuring local artisans and performers. Free.
The 1,050 foot fishing pier provides Gulf fishing opportunities for residents and visitors. No license required. Equipment rental available. Fee charged for admission. Click here for fishing info.
Beach Art Center
1515 Bay Palm Boulevard, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Exhibitions, classes, and workshops.
A non-profit membership organization open to anyone who wishes to experience, support and promote an appreciation of quality visual art and craft work, both traditional and contemporary.
Gallery hours: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 - Noon on Saturday; closed on Sunday. Closed in August.
Indian Rocks Area Historical Society
203 Fourth Ave Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
The rich history of this beach area is explained with displays of pictures, exhibits, and artifacts. Housed in the original the historic Carl & Caroline Moseley 1930's beach cottage, Indian Rocks Beach history is traced from its founding as one of the earliest beach communities to the present day. The Indian Room contains early relics, including weapons, attire, a doll collection, and handicrafts portraying the ways of the region's original inhabitants.
A wooden "swing bridge" was build to connect the barrier island to the mainland and the bridgetender's chair, a bridge lantern and photos of the bridge tender opening the bridge with a giant key are on display. All this and many more reminders of old-time Indian Rocks Beach await visitors to the Museum.
The Museum is entirely supported by its volunteer members, The Indian Rocks Beach Historical Society, which was founded in 1980. This group of dedicated individuals strives to preserve a most interesting beach history for the enjoyment of many generations to come.
Visit from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday. Admission is free. (Hours are subject to change, an advance phone call is suggested.) Visit Website
Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary
18328 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL
The nonprofit Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary, Inc. is the largest wild bird hospital and bird sanctuary in the United States, based on the admission of up to 8,000 birds per year. For over 38 years, the Sanctuary has helped injured wild birds. The Sanctuary's mission is dedicated to the rescue, repair & rehabilitation of injured birds and then their release back into nature.
Founded in 1971 the Sanctuary is world renowned for its innovative rehabilitation techniques, and was the first facility to breed Eastern Brown Pelicans in captivity. The Sanctuary is staffed by experienced professionals and dedicated volunteers. Similar to a human hospital, it is equipped with emergency facilities, a surgical center, bird injury recovery areas, and an outdoor wild bird recuperation area.
Free - Donations Accepted Visit Website
John's pass Village & Boardwalk
On the Waterfront at Johns Pass
Gulf Blvd. North of John's Pass
Madeira Beach, FL
Home to the local fishing fleet, cruise boats, rentals, and parasailing. Includes a unique shopping area with restaurants housed in a scenic, turn-of-the-century Florida fishing village.
The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum
115-10th Avenue, Pass-A-Grill, St. Pete Beach, FL
The Gulf Beaches Historical Museum is located in the National Historic District of Pass-a-Grille, in the first church built on the barrier islands of Pinellas
Early pioneer life is exhibited in a village of restored homes and buildings. Skill demonstrations occur regularly.
Mid-May through Mid-September: Friday and Saturday, 10 A.M. - 4 p.m. & Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Mid-September through Mid-May: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. & Sunday, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Donations Visit Website
Pinellas County Historical Museum and Heritage Village
11909 125th Street North, Largo, FL
1-acre living history museum home to some of Pinellas County’s most historic buildings.
More than 28 historic structures and features, some dating back to the 19th century, include a school, church, sponge warehouse, railroad depot and store and a variety of historic homes.
Early pioneer life is exhibited throughout the village. Skill demonstrations occur regularly.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sunday 1 - 4 p.m. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
FREE - Visit Website
The Florida Botanical Gardens at Pinewood Cultural Park
12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL
A unique blend of Florida native plants, and beautiful exotic tropicals, displayed in both natural and formal gardens.
The natural wonder of this site also provides a natural habitat for Florida's fabulous wildlife.
Open 7 days a week, - gates open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Welcome Center is open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 pm. FREE
Dunedin Historical Society and Museum
349 Main Street, Dunedin, FL
Located in the old train station, the museum contains artifacts, photographs and a library pertaining to local and Florida History. Included in the museum collection is a CD computer program of the Dunedin Times Newspaper, from 1924 through 1965. The collection includes antique clothing, household tools and utensils used by Dunedin pioneer families during the 1870’s through the 1900’s. City history includes original material from the Dunedin Post Office, Dunedin’s first bank and other major companies in the Dunedin area, including the Orange Concentrate plant.
The Society's mission is the collection, preservation and promotion of the community of Dunedin and Florida history.
Splash Harbor Water Park
399 Second Street
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Have a fun day in the sun at Splash Harbor Water Park. This park is located 7 blocks from the cottage
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, FL 34698
Exhibitions, classes, and special events.
HOURS: Monday - Friday 10:00 - 5:00 Saturday 10:00 - 2:00 and Sunday 1:00 - 4:00
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Tarpon Springs Campus
600 Klosterman Road, Palm Harbor FL
A new museum (2003) presenting works of Abraham Rattner and Allen Leepa as well as providing gallery space for Special Exhibitions, and student exhibitions.
Open Tuesday thru Sunday
Museum of Fine Arts
255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL
Collections from French impressionist, European, American, Far Eastern and pre-Columbia art. Special exhibitions. Admission charged
Various fees including Senior and Student discounts
Croatian Naive Art Gallery & Museum Collection
Now on display at Paintings of the World
400 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg, FL
The largest Croatian Naive Art gallery in the world and the only one in the entire Western Hemisphere selling this unique original, one-of-a-kind reverse oil on glass paintings from Croatia.
Salvador Dali Museum
1000 Third Street, St. Petersburg, FL
This, the largest private collection of Dali artwork in the world, includes paintings, drawings, sculptures, and interesting objects.
Admission charged, Senior & discounts.
Tampa Bay Auto Museum
3301 Gateway Centre Blvd., Pinellas park, FL 33782
The Tampa Bay Automobile Museum, located in the Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg area of west central Florida, features a unique collection of vintage cars and vehicles that demonstrate special creativity and imagination in their history and engineering. They include pioneering front wheel drive and rear engine cars from the 1920's and 1930's, and each vehicle was chosen based on the engineering achievements that made it an important part of the evolution of the automobile. These are the cars that set the standards for the engineering of automobiles today. Visitors enjoy a provocative blend of art and science in 12,000 square feet of gallery space.
Featured automobiles include Tracta, Citroën, Panhard and Voisin (France); Tatra and Aero (Czechoslovakia); DKW, Auto Union and Mercedes (Germany); Alvis, Allard and BSA (England): DeLorean (Ireland), and Willys Knight and Ruxton (USA). A special feature at the Museum is the world's only replica of the French 1770 Fardier de Cugnot, the world's first self-propelled vehicle. This vehicle is on loan from the Deutsche Bahn Museum in Nuremberg, Germany.
Open Monday, Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 4:30pm. Sunday Noon to 4:00pm, Closed Tuesday and Holidays
St. Petersburg Museum of History
335 2nd Ave N.E., St. Petersburg, FL
Relive the early day's of St. Petersburg including period costumes, country store replica, and simulated trolley ride.
The purpose of the St. Petersburg Museum of History is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of St. Petersburg and the Pinellas Peninsula; to increase and facilitate the understanding and appreciation of this unique area for the community and its visitors; to maintain an archival library and a museum in which to display collections and provide educational programs that will promote, reflect and celebrate our cultural heritage.
1825 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Sunken Gardens is now owned by the City of St. Perersburg and has been renovated into an excellent attraction. A botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city, this 100 year old tropical garden is home to some of the oldest botanical specimens in the region.
Stroll through the meandering paths lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, and more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers.
Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4:30pm., Sunday Noon to 4:30pm, Admission: $ 8.00, Seniors(55+) $ 6.00, Children(2-11) $ 4.00
Boyd Hill Nature Park
1825 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
An award-winning 245-acre preserve with nature trails, environmental studies area and a nature conference center on Lake Maggiore. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with extended hours in the Spring on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Boyd Hill features a $1 tram ride that daily has a narrated tour of the five ecosystems in the park.
Check their website for the schedule of a variety of Nature, Bird, Night walks. Visit Website
Florida Holocaust Museum
55 Fifth Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
Changing exhibits from around the world, including art, photographs and historical documents that offer the visitor an insight to the causes of the Holocaust and its relevance for today.
Admission Charged, Free for Students
The Children's Hands On Museum
1925 Fourth Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
A "hands on" museum featuring exhibits children can interact with and learn from. Science and humanities exhibits allow visitors to touch, move and actually become part of several pieces. Their Mission is to stimulate learning through creativity, play and exploration. They aspire to Make Better Kids by Making Learning Fun, and value Safety, Trust, Fun and Passion.
Mondays: Open on School Holidays and All Summer Long, Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday Ultimate Private Birthday Party Hours: 10 am - Noon, Sunday General Admission: Noon to 4:30 p.m. Admission Charged