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Museums in Tampa Bay

From a museum devoted to modern photograpy to traveling Smithsonian exhibitions, it's no wonder that the Tampa Bay area was recently named by the U.S. Census Bureau as one of the nation's top five most culturally diverse and integrated urban areas. Discover an eclectic collage of museums featuring cutting edge artworks at the Imagine Museum or step back in time with a visit to Ybor State Historic Park or aboard the SS American Victory. Photo Credit: Florida Museum of Photo arts. By visittampabay.com

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    Glazer Children's Museum

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Located in Tampa's Waterfront Arts District, this is a place where children play, discover and connect.

  • 2.

    Imagine Museum

    Imagine Museum

    2019 People's Choice Award for Best New Museum. Explore 48,000 square feet of glass art

  • 3.

    Tampa Bay History Center

    Tampa Bay History Center

    An affiliate of the Smithsonian. Wander through three floors and 12,000 years of Florida's past.

  • 4.

    Henry B. Plant Museum

    Henry B. Plant Museum

    The former site of the Tampa Bay Hotel, the museum's iconic minarets harken back to the Victorian Age.

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    SS American Victory Museum

    SS American Victory Museum

    One of only three remaining historic merchant ships of its kind. Survived WWII, Vietnam, and Korean Wars

  • 6.

    Tampa Museum of Art

    Tampa Museum of Art

    Greek and Roman antiquities plus contemporary pieces. The country's only museum reachable by boat.

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    Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

    Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

    FMoPA a museum dedicated to exhibiting photographic art as central to contemporary life and culture

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