Travel Deals: September 29 is Free Museum Day in St. Petersburg

Free Museum Day (credit: ArtsAlive 2012)

Free Museum Day (credit: ArtsAlive 2012)

Florida News: Visit several St. Petersburg museums for free on Saturday

If you and other members of your family are fans of visiting cultural attractions on your travels, plan to visit St. Petersburg on Saturday, September 29. Not only was St. Petersburg named America’s No. 1 Top Arts Destination for mid-size cities by American Style magazine for the years 2010-2012, but on Saturday you can visit many of its best attractions for free.

ArtsAlive 2012

Once a year, as part of ArtsAlive, admission to several Florida museums and other cultural attractions in St. Petersburg is completely free. For 2012, Free Museum Day happens to take place Saturday, September 29 from 10am-3pm and many museums are participating.

Participating Attractions for Free Museum Day

  • Dr. Carter G. Woodson Museum (2240 Ninth Ave. S.)
  • Florida Holocaust Museum (55 Fifth St. S.)
  • Museum of Fine Arts (255 Beach Drive NE)
  • St. Petersburg Museum of History (335 Second Ave. NE)
  • Dali Museum* (One Bali Blvd.)
  • Great Explorations Children’s Museum (1925 Fourth St. N.)
  • The Pier Aquarium (800 Second Ave. NE)
  • Creative Clay (1124 Central Ave)
  • Morean Arts Center Galleries/Glass Studio and Hot Shop (719 Central Ave.)
  • Morean Arts Center for Clay (420 22nd St. S.)
  • Chihuly Collection* on Beach Drive (400 Beach Drive NE)

(*Free admission to Dali Museum is reserved for Pinellas County residents. Chihuly Collection is free only for Florida residents.)

Other art experiences happening September 29

While you’re in the area for Free Museum Day, visit the Florida Craftsmen Gallery (always free to visit) and enjoy a 10% gift shop discount with a purchase of at least $25 (discount only applies Saturday 10am-3pm).

At 1, 2, 3 and 4pm at The Morean Glass Studio and Hot Shop, see live artist demos and meet and greets with glass artists.

Plan your visit

For complete details about ArtsAlive 2012, including further information about Free Museum Day, visit

Tell us…

Which of the participating attractions would you most like to visit?