The Top Museums in St. Pete Clearwater

St. Pete Clearwater is full of fun, family-friendly activities, from its white-sand beaches to its intriguing historical sites and its beautiful natural surroundings. But if you’re looking for indoor fun to escape the heat,  immerse yourself in the area’s art, culture, and science offerings while you’re in town by visiting the incredible museums of the area! Visiting one of our local St. Pete museums is one of the best ways to spend your time while you’re staying in one of our Clearwater Beach condo rentals.

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Imagine Museum

The Imagine Museum in St. Pete invites guests to experience an immersive journey through their stunning collection of glass masterpieces. The wide collection on display here includes work from both local and international artists, totaling more than 500 incredible and unique pieces. The Imagine Museum has a permanent collection of artwork that always remains, as well as rotating exhibits that give visitors something new to discover each time they visit!

The Imagine Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Pete was first opened in 1965 and remains a mainstay in the local community. This destination is the perfect place to see a diverse collection of artwork featuring the most talented artists from a number of different cultures. Their permanent collection and rotating exhibits have featured everything from Navajo textiles to Greek geometric art to Japanese origami creations and so much more. Simply come to see the collection or get involved in a lecture or concert!

The Museum of Fine Arts is open as follows:

  • Sunday: 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday through Wednesday: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
  • Thursday through Friday: 12 p.m. until 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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Morean Arts Center

The Morean Arts Center allows guests to have hands-on experiences in art with their unique workshops and classes. Whether you’re interested in figure drawing, creating resin jewelry, or even creating a digital logo, you can do it all! Of course, you’re also welcome to browse the rotating collections from local artists and even a special youth collection. The Morean Arts Center is also home to the Chihuly Collection, which features unique artwork and architectural pieces from world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. This is the first installation of his artwork in a building specifically designated so the art and architecture work together to create an experience unlike any other Chihuly exhibition, so be sure you don’t miss out!

The Morean Arts Center is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

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The Dali Museum

Finally, the Dali Museum in St. Pete, as you might be able to guess, hosts an astonishing collection of works from the famed painter Salvador Dali. It’s been open since 1982 and strives to teach guests about the life and artwork of this incredible artist. You can view the paintings inside or step outdoors to experience the stunning garden. This Clearwater museum hosts a number of rotating exhibits as well, including the popular Van Gogh Alive exhibit on display until April 2021.

The Dali Museum is open from Sunday through Tuesday from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. and Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Between all of the other fun things to do in St. Pete Clearwater, don’t miss out on a trip to one of the area’s best museums! If you’re ready to plan your getaway to our shores, consider staying in one of our St. Pete Clearwater properties. Our most popular accommodations are our 2-bedroom rentals in St. Pete Clearwater, but we have properties that meet the needs of any size group! Contact us today to learn more!